CRITICAL REVIEW


BIOGRAPHY

(1938, Chidea, jud. Cluj)
 
Academic studies:
1959–1965 IAP Cluj-Napoca, with Romul Ladea, Artur Vetro, Egon Lövith, Virgil Fulicea. 1975–1990, museographist,head of section at the County Museum Maramureş, Baia Mare.
 


PROJECTS


Solo exhibitions:
1980 - Exhibition - happening performance The quarrel of the wise man with the world, House of Culture, Baia Sprie, Maramureș;
1991 - Exhibition of Small Sculpture, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands, Groot-Schuylenburg;
1998 -Exhibition of sculpture and drawing, Museum of Art, Cluj-Napoca;
2007 - Exhibition of sculpture and drawing, Frezia Gallery, Dej;
2008 – Exhibition Temptation of the volume, Gallery of the Plastic Artists Union, Vseradice city hall, Vseradice, Czech Republic.
 
Group exhibitions:
1965 - Annual regional exhibition of plastic art, Cluj-Napoca;
Since 1967- county exhibitions of plastic arts;
1968 - Biennale of painting and sculpture, Bucharest;
           - National Regnal Exhibition Semi-centenary the Great Union, Alba Iulia;
1971 -Artistic presences in Baia-Mare. 1896–1971, Baia Mare, Maramureș;
1976 - Annual exhibition of painting and sculpture, Dalles Hall, Bucharest;
1979 -Annual exhibition of plastic art, Dalles Hall, Bucharest;
1980 - Biennale of painting and sculpture, Dalles Hall, Bucharest;
Exhibition 2050 years since the creation of the central and independent dac state, Dalles Hall, Bucharest;
National Salon of small sculpture, House of Culture Fr. Schiller, Bucharest;
1981, 1982, 1989 - Annual Salon of small sculpture, Orizont Gallery, Bucharest;
1982 - Băimărean art, Dürer Gallery, Gyula, Hungary;
Peasants-revolutionary force, Dalles Hall, Bucharest;
1984 - Biennale of painting and sculpture, Dalles Hall, Bucharest;
           - Annual exhibition of youth (invited), exhibition centre „Colony of the painters”, Baia Mare, Maramureș;
1986 - Biennale of painting and sculpture, Dalles Hall, Bucharest;
Republican Biennale Salon of small sculpture, Delta National Gallery, Arad;
1987 -Portrait of băimărean plastic art, Museum of Art, Baia Mare, Maramureș;
National Salon of drawing, Alfa Gallery, Arad;
1989 - National salon of small sculpture, Alfa Gallery, Arad;
           - Artistic centre Baia Mare, Dalles Hall, Bucharest; 1991, 1992 -Băimărean plastic art, county gallery, Nyiregyháza, Hungary;
1992 - Republican exhibition of painting and sculpture, National Theatre Gallery, Bucharest;
1996 - National salon of small sculpture, Delta National Galler, Arad;
2000 -Annunciation, Museum of Oaş country, Negrești-Oaș, Satu Mare;
          - National salon of small sculpture 2000, Delta National Gallery, Arad;
2001 - National Salon of art 2001, Romexpo Pavilions, Bucharest;
            - National Salon of drawing, Delta National Gallery, Arad;
2002 - National Biennale Salon of small sculpture, Delta National Gallery, Arad;
2003 - International Salon of drawing, Delta National Gallery, Arad;
           -Contemporary băimărean art, Gallery of Art, Szentendre, Hungary;
2004 - Contemporary art in Europe, Gawrisch Gallery, Zeiskam, Germany;
2005 -Artistic centre Baia Mare - Contemporary land-marks, Romanian Cultural Institute, Budapest, Hunagry;
           - Salons of Moldova, Museum of Art, Bacău;
2006 - National salon of art, Constantin Brâncuşi Gallery, Parliament of Romania, Bucharest;
2007 -international Biennale of contemporary art „Meeting Point”, Museum of Art, Arad.
 
Monumental works:
1973 - George Pop de Băseşti (bust, bronze), with Ştefan Şainelic, Memorial House, Băsești;
1976 - Bust of poet hero Ion Şugariu (marble), Băița, Maramureș;
1994 -Gheorghe Şincai (bust, Ruşchiţa marble), „Gheorghe Şincai” High-school, Baia Mare, Maramureș;
1995 - Mon. of heroes in the First and Second World War (concrete and andesite), Mireșu Mare, Maramureș;
1997 -Altar (marble and metal), New district, Civic centre, Baia Sprie, Maramureș;
1999 -Ilie Lazăr (bust, bronze), Civic Centre, Giulești, Maramureș;
2000 - Mihai Eminescu (bust, bronze and marble), Central Park, Negrești-Oaș, Satu Mare;
2002 - Monument of the unknown hero (concrete), Historic centre, Baia Sprie, Maramureș.
 
Symposia:
1979 - Level of time (wood), Arcuș, Covasna;
1980 - Seasons (stone), Căsoaia, Alba;
           - Camp of drawing by sculptors, Arad;
1981 -Germination (stone), Măgura, Buzău;
1982 - Dialogue (wood), Mestecăniș-Reci, Covasna;
           - Magnificent seed, wood, Săliște, Sibiu;
1985 - Aeolian (wood), Sighetul Marmației, Maramureș;
1986 -Eternal passing (stone), Scânteia, Iași;
1987 - Camp of friendship (painting, graphics, sculpture) and Panta Rhei (marble and wood), Lazărea, Harghita;
1988 -Magnificent seed (stone), Macea, Arad;
1990 - Eternal work (stone and concrete), Sighetul Marmației, Maramureș;
1991 -Message through a magic mirro (marble), Apeldoorn, Olanda, Groot-Schuylenburg;
1992 - Symposium of creation, Fluid (wood), Dumbrava Sibiului;
1996 - International camp of sculpture „Samos”, Mark of time (wood), Dej;
1997 - 1998 - National symposium of sculpture „Spria”, Altar (marble and metal) and Sign for prayer (marble), Baia Sprie, Maramureș;
2002 - 2003 -Florean Museum, Sisif (Babadag stone) and Procust's bed (stone), Cărbunari, Maramureș;
2007 - Water source (stone), Madara Shumen, Bulgaria.
 
Museums:
1975 -Portrait of a girl (alabaster), Museum of Art, Baia Mare, Maramureș;
1976 -Mărioara (alabaster), Museum of Art, Baia Mare, Maramureș;
1977 - Girl from Dobrogea (stone), Baia Mare, Maramureș;
1977 -Deceneu (wood), Baia Mare, Maramureș;
1979 - Meditation (marble), Baia Mare, Maramureș;
2002 - Alter ego (wood and marble), Baia Mare, Maramureș;
 -  National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest;
 -  Museum of Art, Cluj-Napoca.
 
Writings of the artist:
Tradition and continuity in the Baia Mare cultural centre, in Rev. muz. mon., no. 9, 1985.
T. Alexa, T. Moldovan, M. Muscă, Artistic centre in Baia Mare. 1896–1996, Proema Typography, 1996.
Traian Moldovan (red. coordinator), Annual of arts 2007, North university PH, Baia Mare, 2007.
 
Distinctions:
2004 - Big Prize for Plastic Arts of Baia Mare County;
Medal Cultural Merit class I.
 


BIBLIOGRAPHY


Barbosa, Octavian, Dicționarul artiștilor români contemporani, Editura Meridiane, București, 1976.
Florea, Vasile; Lăptoiu, Negoiță, Cebuc, Alexandru, Enciclopedia artiștilor români contemporani, vol. II, Editura ARC 2000, București, 1996.
Vlasiu, Ioana (coord.), Dicționarul sculptorilor din România. Secolele XIX-XX, vol. II, lit. H-Z, Editura Academiei Române, București, 2011, pp. 151 - 153.
 
Lucrări de artă monumentală contemporană din judeţul Covasna (coord. P. Străchinaru), Centrul Cultural Arcuş, 1998, p. 33.
 
Rus , Alexandra, Sculptura românească în lemn în sec. XX.
Colecţii clujene. Muzeul Naţional de Artă Cluj, 1998,  p. 59.
 
MoldovanTraian, Sculptură (catalog monografic cu un studiu introductiv de N. Lăptoiu), Editura Universităţii de Nord, Baia Mare, 2008.
Negru, în Cronica, Iaşi, nr. 37, 16.09.1983.
Şerban, Dumitru, Simpozionul de sculptură fenomen al artei
contemporane, Editura Universităţii de Vest, Timişoara, 2005, p. 145.
Vida, Gheorghe, în Arta, nr. 3, 1989.
 
Surse web:
www.cimec.ro/PaginiGazduite/MOLDOVAN/
biografie.htm.