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Maria Sanda CONSTANTINESCU (b. april, Stoenesti, Arges), visual artist specialized in painting. She graduated from the ”Nicolae Grigorescu” Institute of Fine Arts Bucharest, monumental painting and restoration department, Professor Costin Ioanid’s class. Membership: Member of the Romanian Artists Union; Member of the ”Burchardt” Academy from Italy and Switzerland; Founder and president of the ”Breath of Light” Foundation, Romania, for the education of children through traditional crafts; Honorary member of the Academy of Traditional Arts from Sibiu, Romania. Awards: 1988 - Caravaggio, Rome, Italy; 1998 - Ristori, Roma; 2009 - Award for originality, Brussels, Belgium.

Education:

”Nicolae Grigorescu” Institute of Fine Arts Bucharest, Monumental painting and restoration department, Professor Costin Ioanid’s class

Membership:

Member of the Romanian Artists Union

Member of the ”Burchardt Academy” in Italy and Switzerland

Founder and president of the ”Breath of Light” Foundation, Romania, for the education of children through traditional crafts

Honorary Member of the Academy of Traditional Arts in Sibiu, Romania

Awards:

2009 - Prize for originality, Brussels, Belgium

1998 - Ristori, Roma

1988 - Caravaggio, Roma, Italy

Exhibitions:

2016 - ”Confessions”, Visual Art Museum, Galati

2016 - ”Moldovia Salons”, 24th edition, Bacau

2016 - Contemporary Romanian Graphics, Art House, Bucharest

2016 - ”Ion Andreescu” International Art Biennial, Buzau

2016 - National Salon of Applied Graphics, Orizont Gallery, Bucharest

2016 - Decorative Art Biennial, Constantin Brancusi Hall, Parliament Palace, Bucharest

2015 - Castel Gandolfo, Rome

2015 - ”The Enchantress - The Birth of a World”, Galateca Gallery, Bucharest

2014 - ”Grounds”, Constantin Brancusi Hall, Parliament Palace, Bucharest

2014 - National Salon of Decorative Art, Cotroceni Museum, Bucharest

2013 - ”Grounds”, Constantin Brancusi Hall, Parliament Palace, Bucharest

2011 - ”Between tradition and modernity”, Brancovenesti Palaces, Mogosoaia

2009 - ”The Sacred”, Parliament Palace, Brussels, Belgium

2008, 2007 - ”Angels”, Italian Cultural Institute, Bucharest

2007 - ”Angels”, Brancovenesti, Mogosoaia

2006 - ”Religious Art and Restoration”, Apollo Gallery, Bucharest

2002 - International Biennial ”Arts of Fire”, Orizont Gallery, Romania

1998 - ”Principe de Asturias”, Cultural Center, Madrid, Spain

1997 - ”The Enlightened Week” (exhibition dedicated to Nicolae Steinhardt), Humanitas Gallery, Bucharest

1993 - ”The Sacred”, Cultural Center ”Osti 4”, Milan, Italy

1992 - International Exhibition ”Dialogos”, Padova, Italy

1991 - ”Sacred at the end of the 20th Century”, ”San Fedele” Cultural Center, Milan, Italy

1988 - ”The Sacred”, Romanian Academy in Rome, Italy

1986 - ”Ikhithus”, Galateea Gallery, Bucharest