Painter Claudiu Presecan was born in 1969 in Cluj, where he also lives and works today. It is in Cluj that he graduated from the “Ion Andreescu” Academy of Visual Arts and obtained his Master’s Degree and PHD in Fine Arts. Claudiu has an impressive exhibition portfolio, as well as numerous national and international grants and awards.
CLAUDIU PRESECAN, AWARDS & GRANTS:
2004 “Cultural Praiseworthy Medal”, awarded by the Romanian Presidency.
2000 Workshop in arts management: “From Here to There” – The Amsterdam Maastricht Summer University, The Netherlands / Soros Foundation Travel Grant.
1997 3rd Annual Jurbarkas International Creative Artist Camp (grant), Lithuania.
1996 Resident Artist, Vermont Studio Center (grant) – Johnson, VT, USA. VSC artists advisory committee: Karel Appel, Nell Blaine, Helen Frankenthaler, James Gahagan, Grace Hartigan, Wolf Kahn, Nathan Oliveira, Irving Petlin, Larry Rivers, George Segal, Joan Snyder, Frank Stella, Esteban Vicente, Neil Welliver, Alice Neel*, Isamu Noguchi*, James Rosati* (*in memoriam).
Soros Foundation Travel Grant.
1994 Master Class in painting with Jiri Georg Dokoupil, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, course organised by the Amsterdam Summer University and Amsterdam Institute for Painting.
1993 Prize for painting awarded by Accademia Internazionale Fanum Fortunae in “Fanum Fortunae e Pisaurum” competition, Fano, Italy.
CLAUDIU PRESECAN, SOLO SHOWS:
2015 “In the name of the river”, National Art Museum, Cluj
2014 “Magic river”, Napoca 15, Cluj
2012 “August Dream”, Hangar Gallery, Cluj
2011 “Path over the water”. Central Art Gallery, Cluj
2009 “New paintings”, HIM Gallery, Cluj
DNS Gallery, Graz, Austria
Fortuna Galleries, Cluj
Arcade 24 Gallery, Bistrița, Romania
2008 Casa Matei, UAD Cluj
2007 “Traces on Water”, the Old Gallery, Cluj
2006 Markus Prepress’s Office, Cluj
“The Magic Garden”, Länderzirkel auf Reisen, Trinkhalle Kurhotel Dr. Kipper, Bad Gams, Austria
2005 P & B Gallery, Cluj
2004 Auschlößl – Interkulturelles Cafe und Begegnungszentrum, Graz, Austria
Kuga Cultural Centre , Grosswarasdorf, Burgenland, Austria
“Gallery Day & Night”, Humphrey Scottish Rite Masonic Temple, Center, Milwaukee, WI, USA
2002 VKB Bank, Linz, Austria
Aula Romaniae Gallery, Romanian Cultural Centre, Vienna, Austria (with Andreea Radu)
“Impression”, the Old Gallery, Cluj, Romania
2001 “Impression, Le Soleil…Levant (Byzance), Romanian Embassy, Copenhagen, Denmark
“Impression, Sunrise”, National Museum of Art, Cluj
2000 Sindan Cultural Centre, Cluj
1999 Cuyler St. Gallery, Port Elisabeth, South Africa
1998 “At Heaven’s Gate 2”, The Old Gallery, Cluj
“At Heaven’s Gate 1”, Alianta Artelor Gallery, Cluj
1997 C. Brancusi Gallery, Parliament of Romania, Chamber of Deputies, Bucharest.
“Air ’96”, The Old Gallery, Cluj.
1996 Atelier Libre Gallery, Ottweiler, Germany.
“The Vine 1”, The Old Gallery, Cluj.
“The Vine 2”, Bucharest Bank, Cluj.
1995 Credit Fond, Cluj
“The Scale”, Napoca 15 – Cluj.
1994 Helios Gallery – Timisoara , Romania.
1991 Art Gallery, University Library, Cluj.
CLAUDIU PRESECAN, GROUP SHOWS:
2015 “Inter-Art” International Exhibition “Intercultural Links” at the Palais des Nations, Geneve, Switzerland
2014 „Inter-Art & Jacek”, Transylvania’s National History Museum, Cluj
„Summer game”, Silvia’s Art Gallery & Ethnographical Museum of Transylvania, Cluj
„Art means power”, Silvia’s Art Gallery, Cluj
„Pro Galeria”, Tailors Tower, Center of Urban Culture, Cluj
2013 Montreux Art Gallery – 9ème Salon d’Art Contemporain, Montreux, Switzerland.
Artexpert Gallery, Cluj.
Joanna Dürig Gallery, Schwanden-Glarus, Switzerland.
Rotary Club’s Contemporary Art Exhibition, Sutu Palace (Museum of Bucharest), Bucharest.
2012 GZ-Art Basel, Switzerland.
Habitat Auction, Cluj
Quadro Auction 10, Quadro Gallery, Cluj.
2011 INTER-ART, Vichy, France.
Quadro Auction 8, Quadro Gallery, Cluj.
2011 International Tsai-mo Fan Art Exhibition, Taichung City Cultural Center, Taiwan.
2010 St’art Art Fair, Strasbourg, France.
2010 International Tsai-mo Humanistic Art Exhibition, Taichung City Cultural Center, Taiwan.
“Inter-Art” Galleries Aiud, Romania.
„The portrait” International Mail Art Exhibition, History Museum Aiud, Romania
2009 International Tsai-Mo Graffiti-Art Exhibition, Taichung City Cultural Center, Taiwan.
Art Museum, Zalău, Romania.
2008 0+0 Gallery, Valencia, Spain.
HIM Gallery, Cluj.
Fiuggi, Roma, Italy.
2007 6th Taichung Tsai-MoArt Festivel, Taichung Cultural Center, Taichung, Taiwan.
2006 “Interart 2006”, The Old Gallery, Cluj.
2005 Gallery Theatre de Poche la Grenette, Vevey, Switzerland.
Erste Bank, Mödling, Austria.
KH Wiener Neustadt, Austria.
2004 Romanian Cultural Centre, Vienna, Austria.
2003 “A Mid Summer’s Night Scream”, Humphrey Scottish Rite Masonic Temple/Center, Milwaukee, WI, USA.
2002 Omma Gallery, Omma Centre of Contemporary Art, Chania, Crete, Greece
2001 “Et in Venetia ego”, National Museum of Art Cluj.
“Visionen 2001”, Bad Kissingen, Germany.
2000 “Et in Venetia ego”, Istituto Romeno di Cultura e Ricerca Umanistica, Venice, Italy.
Pecsi Galeria, Pecs, Hungary.
“on-line Ausstellung ART SUMMER 2000” at Geli’s Virtual Gallery, Altenstadt, Germany.
“Laz 2000”, National Museum of Art Cluj.
“Liber Studiorum”, National Museum of Art Cluj.
1999 Gartenflugel Gallery, Ziegelbrucke (GL), Switzerland.
Sebes Cathedral, Jud. Alba.
Celtica Gallery, Edinburgh, Edinburgh International Internet Festival, U.K.
Alliance of Arts Gallery, Cluj-Napoca.
1998 International Exhibition, Art Gallery Resita, Romania.
1997 Cultural Centre Jurbarkas, Lithuania.
1995 National Museum of Art Cluj.
“Atelier 35”,Căminul Artei Gallery Bucharest.
1994 Aschenbach Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
1993 Fano, Italy.
1992 Nae Ionescu Cultural Centre Festival, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
1991 Romanian’s Contemporary Art, Zwolle, The Netherlands.
1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995: Annual Show of Painting & Sculpture, Cluj county, UAP’s Gallery.
1984 Ceremonial Hall of the Turkish Grand National Assembly, Ankara, Turkey