Maria Dermengiu’s roots come way back from the land of Transylvania, a frontier land where stories and myths come together and ingnite the imagination and creativity of those who are set on the path of becoming artists of all kinds.
As a little girl, she would explore the artistic beauty of every day, a custom which has lead her, years later, to pursue a creative path and become a visual artist. All she experienced during her living abroad: flavors, colors, shapes and sounds, have been envisioned and embodied into her work.
She followed into the footsteps of the majority of her family by entering the Law School. After her internship, she felt something was missing and decided that it was best to listen to her inner voice and start living the dream she had always dreamt: paint.
Between 2010 and 2013 she studied Art at the Bucharest School of Art and then, Art Management at the Artmark Institute of Art. These experiences were followed by series of solo and group exhibitions.
Maria believes in passion, in the beauty of nature and in the beauty of the human soul. Her work reflects her fascination with textures and combined mediums as well as her main source of inspiration: nature.
Member of the Professional Women’s Network PWN GlobalMember of Women of Business / Femei in AfaceriMember in Virtuosi Infraganti International Collective
She has participated in small group events and held her first solo exhibition on 04th december 2010, D. Gallery in Bucharest.01st september 2011 participating in the Fiber Fusion Mural, at the White Rock Museum & Archives, British Columbia.
The Mural, executed in conjunction by the Collective’s International Ensemble of Artists (each one, an outstanding talent with a unique and personal expression), will become an Itinerant Exhibit, covering United States, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and on to Europe – Spain and Italy.
25 november 2011 – solo exhibition “Islands of the Soul” at Hotel Residence-Arc de Triomphe
17 december 2011 – presents her first exhibition in London 10/12 Scrutton Street / EAST LONDON.
12 january 2012 – ”121.ro – Comunitatea Femeilor Senzationale” interview and radio interview about her work with radio Lynx,
10 – 13 december 2012 – solo exhibition at the National Romanian Peasant Museum – ALEGORIC ( The Romanian Peasant Museum is part of the European family of Museums of Popular Art)Traditions. It is a National Museum, under the Ministry of culture’s patronage)
29-31 march 2013 -Spring Art Salon, Bucharest 2013 at Van Gogh Grand Cafe
30 May -30 june 2013 ‘Melancolii Emergente’ exhibition at the U ART GALLERY
1 september – 29 september 2013 ‘Seeds of Wisdom’ exhibition at Carturesti Verona
9th October 2013– Avon Inspiration Challenge at Galateca Art Gallery
25 February 2015 -HomeDeco Collection Preview- Galateca Art Gallery , Bucharest
March 2016: “Wings of Change”, solo painting exhibition at Artfooly Gallery, Bucharest
Works featured in Forbes Romania Magazine, Caminul Magazine cover, Marie Claire Magazine, ArcH2O, OpiniaNationala, Modernism.ro, Caesar Magazine-ArtNobilis, ComunitateaFemeilorsenzationale, interviews for Money Channel , Business Magazine, Ziarul Financiar and other press articles.