Vasile MURIVALE (b. 1957, Arcalia, jud. Bistrita-Nasaud) visual artist specialized in painting. In 1996 he graduated from the Academy of Arts Bucharest, painting department, Professor Teodor Moraru’s class. He is a member of the Romanian Artists Union. Awards: 1992 - Ministry of Culture Award; 2001 - the jury prize at the Beauge Art Biennial; 2003 – Great Prize at the National Film Festival; 2005 - UAP Award for Performance and Ambience; 2013 - UAP Prize in Romania - Bucharest Branch for the activity in 2013. He has an impressive professional activity, numerous personal exhibitions in the country and abroad and his works can be found in important private collections and museums in Bucharest and in the country.