Claudiu Presecan


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.


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.


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.


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.

Finansbank, 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


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