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Cris Orfescu

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Highlights:
  • Born in Bucharest, Romania, lives and works in Los Angeles since 1991.
  • 35 years of experimenting with different media and being involved in a variety of projects: NanoArt, digital art, murals, acrylic and oil painting, mixed media, faux painting, trompe l’oeil, graphics, animation, web design, logo design, and a backdrop for a TV show.
  • Over 20 years of experimenting and perfecting a new art form, NANOART, which reflects the transition from Science to Art through Technology.
  • Self-taught artist.
  • International and national art exhibitions, awards, commissions, public and private collections.
  • Masters degree in Materials Science, publications in national and international scientific journals, patents.

Awards
   March 2006, Los Angeles, California, USA - Winner in the international juried competition TOP 40 at Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts

   February 2006, London, UK – Diploma of Excellence in the international juried competition REAL-TIME

   September 2005, Los Angeles, California, USA - Winner in the 2006 Emerging Artist Calendar juried competition

   August 2005, London, UK - World of Art Award for the Best in Art and Creativity

   May 2005, Beverly Hills, California, USA - First Place Award in the New Media category at the AFFAIRE IN THE GARDENS art show

   October 2005, Burbank, California, USA – Honorable Mention - juried competition

   September 2005, Rome, Italy – Finalist in the DIGITALLY 2005 juried competition

   May 2005, Santa Monica, California, USA - Honorary Best in Show Award - Backstreet gallery juried competition

   December 2004, Rome, Italy - Finalist in the BEYOND BOUNDARIES 2004 juried competition

Selected Exhibitions

November 2006, Dublin, Republic of Ireland - ART IRELAND

November-December 2006, jFerrari Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA - Figure It Out
November-December 2006, Studio 246 Gallery, San Diego, California, USA - Featured Artist

October-November 2006, Chania, Greece – THE 4th INTERNATIONAL ART FESTIVAL  CHANIA 2006

April-July 2006, San Pedro, California, USA – ON SITE AT THE GATE 2006, juried exhibition, Angels Gate Gallery

April-June 2006, San Diego, California, USA – 2006 INTERNATIONAL           DIGITAL EXHIBITION, sponsored by SONY at the Museum of the Living Artist

April 2006, Manizales, Colombia – THE 5th INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF THE IMAGE, Caldas University

April 2006, Anchorage, Alaska, USA – SOFTCOPY, Kimura Gallery, University of Alaska

March 2006, Los Angeles, California, USA – TOP 40, juried exhibition, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art

February 2006, Los Angeles, California, USA – group show, Infusion Gallery

January-February 2006, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - 12 X 12, A National   Juried Exhibition of Small Scale Works of Art – Todd Gallery, Middle Tennessee State University

December 2005, Florence, Italy - THE 5th INTERNATIONAL BIENNALE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Fortezza da Basso

December 2005, Miami, Florida, USA - MASTERS MYSTERY ART SHOW 2005 September 2005 – March 2006, Binghamton, New York, USA  - THE 15th INTERNATIONAL MINI PRINT EXPO, Roberson Museum and Science Center

October 2005, Beverly Hills, California, USA - AFFAIRE IN THE GARDENS

October 2005, Burbank, California, USA – LEARNING AND PRODUCT EXPO: ART, Hilton Airport and Convention Center

September-October 2005, Los Angeles, California, USA - SNAP TO GRID, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art

August-September 2005, Pomona, California, USA - THE 2nd LATINO ART BIENNALE, Museum of Latino Art

July 2005, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WORLD MARKET CENTER DEBUT, Las Vegas Convention Center

June - July 2005, Hermosa Beach, California, USA - HERMOSA BEACH ART WALK

June 2005, Los Angeles, California, USA - Bank of America Plaza

May 2005, Beverly Hills, California, USA - AFFAIRE IN THE GARDENS

May 2005, Santa Monica, California, USASanta Monica Civic Auditorium

April 2005, Los Angeles, California, USA - NANOART and PHOTOGRAPHY

February 2005, North Hollywood, California, USA - TWO MEN SHOW

November 2004, Los Angeles, California, USA – NANOART 2004, solo show

Commissions and Personal Collections

Governor Kathleen Blanco of Louisiana

Chaya Horrowitz, Manhattan Beach, California

Julian Kovacs, Toluca Lake, California

Dr. Raffaele La Ferla, Redondo Beach, California
Dr. Larissa Malinovskaya, Torrance, California

Van and Jerry Callaghan, Redondo Beach, California

Judy and Carey Gordon, Los Angeles, California

Flora and Felipe Bautista, Los Angeles, California

Heather Cassano, Rancho Palos Verdes, California

Michael Koenig, Santa Monica, California

Public or Institutional Collections

A.P.Smiley & Sons, Los Angeles, California
La Casa Decor, Los Angeles, California
South End Racquet and Tennis Club, Torrance, California
Caleb Technology Corporation, Torrance, California

Growing Garden School, Redondo Beach, California

Reviews

“Abstract Images of Nanotechnology”, article published Friday, April 8, 2005 in Pasadena Star News

“Small Wonder Nanotechnology”, article published Monday, April 11, 2005 in U-daily bulletin of Los Angeles Newspaper Group

“NANOART selected for the 2006 International Digital Exhibition”, article published Thursday, February 23, 2006 in IT’S ART Magazine, France

Technology enables cutting-edge curating for ‘Softcopy’”, article published Tuesday, April 11, 2006 in The Northern Light, Anchorage, Alaska

“Nanoart : des oeuvres d'art grâce au microscope électronique”, article published on March 17, 2006 in Futura Sciences, France

“Le NanoArt: un nouveau courant artistique?”, article published on March 19, 2006 in Generation Nouvelle Technologies, France

“Nano art: Molecular-level creativity”, article published on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 by Associated Press

 “Arts Pionniers”, article published in the September 2006 issue of Stuff magazine in France.

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