GHEORGHIU CLAUDIU VICTOR is a male artist born in Romania, currently working in Romania.
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My name is GHEORGHIU CLAUDIU VICTOR and I was born on 1967 in Bucharest.
I am Romanian orthodox and I live in Bucharest.
In 1998 I took the master degree at University from Bucharest ,the Faculty of History- universal old history section- with theme (CONSTANTIN the GREAT and CHRISTIANITY) at professor LIGIA BARZU.).
In 1991 I graduated ART SCHOOL , PAINTING section with TITU DRAGUTESCU.
In 1982 I graduated MUSIC and PLASTIC ART SCHOOL no.2 with teachers TITU DRAGUTESCU, GHEORGHE ARDELEANU and ION MINOIU.

I have 4th Personal Exhibitions with sacred art organized by UAP from Romania- Romanian Fine Arts Union in Bucharest (2001,2003,2004 at ArTei Gallery, 2007 at Galateea Gallery) and another at Silva Gallery in Busteni(2007-2008). I have also 2 Personal Exhibitions in Italy : I was Honor Guest, representing Romania, with sacred art, June 2003 at Pisa and in October 2006 ”The ICONS, sacred pictures in contemporary world” at Viadana(Mantua). I won some prizes in Italy and I participated, admitted by contest, at some art fairs and international exhibitions around the world, representing Romania: most of them in Italy, but also in France, Greece, Japan, South Korea, Switzerland.

I paint sacred pictures because I have a strong believe in GOD. I want that my icons on wood to be a connection between Occidental and Oriental Christianity, because I think in Universal Christianity, SAINT TRINITY is the same for all Christians. It have published over 80 articles in magazines and newspapers from Romania and Italy, and more articles of art criticism made by Ana Dobjanschi, Luiza Barcan, Amelia Dinca, Costion Nicolescu, Vasile Borila, , Dragos Ciobanu, Paul Dudea, Roxana Pasculescu Oratie, Mihai Precup, Aurel Manea in ROMANIA, Iolanda Pietrobelli, Federico Bellini, Giuseppe Pilu, Elisabeta Caporali, Luigi Meneghini, Sveva Battifoglia in ITALY, presentation on TV about Claudiu Victor Gheorghiu’s creations. Author of over 1500 icons on wood, many of them present in museums and private art collections in Romania and abroad.
I paint sacred pictures since 1990. During the period 1992-1994, I was the manager of “Coleus” Modern Art Gallery.
I am member of the Association Branch of Religious Plastic Arts and Restoration : AFAPRR of UAP from Romania: Romanian Fine Arts Union from 9th of April 2016, admitted by contest. I was member in Plastic Background(FP) belong Romanian Fine Arts Union (UAP) from 7th of December 2000, admitted by contest. From 25th of May 2015 I was elected Media advisor of the Steering Committee of the Association Branch of Religious Plastic Arts and Restoration : AFAPRR of UAP from Romania: Romanian Fine Arts Union.
From 2014 I am member VISARTA, The Romanian Visual Arts Copyright Collecting Society.
From May 2015 I was Contributing Editor at Culture (Fine Arts, Exhibitions, History, Religion) at the newspaper Jurnalul Bucurestiului, from January 2016 I was advanced SENIOR EDITOR at the same newspaper as well as at the News Agency Intell News.
2002-2004, Member of honor in “Spazio d’Arte-Proposte Culturali” Association, Pisa, Italy.

PERSONAL EXIBITIONS • Exibitions list

Personal Exhibitions organizated by Romanian Artists Union:
2001, August-I had my first personal exhibition with icons on wood at ArTei Gallery Bucharest, organizated by Romanian Artists Union-UAP, curator ANA DOBJANSCHI, art historian.

2003, April-I had my second personal exhibition at the same gallery,Bucharest, organizated by Romanian Artists Union, curator VASILE BORILA, art historian .

2004, June/July-I have the third personal exhibition in Bucharest,at ArTei Gallery, organizated by Romanian Artists Union, named THE APOSTLES, curator COSTION NICOLESCU, theologian .
June/July 2007- I have the fourth personal exhibition in Bucharest, at Galateea Gallery organizated by UAP, named “THE MARTYRIZATION OF THE APOSTLES”.
December 2007/January 2008-personal exhibition at Silva gallery, Busteni, curators ROXANA PASCULESCU ORATIE, art critic and MIHAI PRECUP from UAP.

Personal Exhibitions in Italy:
I was the Guest of honour, representing Romania, with icons on wood, during the 15th-30th of June, 2003 at Pisa, Italy, at Artestate 2003 – Miracoli d’arte Citta di Pisa, organizated by Spazio d’arte-Proposte Culturali Association, La Spina Art Gallery and Pisa Townhall.
6-27 October 2006- my personal exhibition named ”THE ICONES, sacred pictures in contemporary world”, at Cinema Theatre VITTORIA Art Gallery – my reference gallery in Italy from October 2006, Gramsci place no.2, organizated by mr. SILVANO FARLONI, my art manager in ITALY and townhall of Viadana (Mantova province).

AWARDS, DISTINCTIONS

In may 2001 I participated at the 26th Rassegna Internazionale “La Telaccia d`oro, 2001” at Torino, “Sacred Art” section and I was selected in final fase.
In june 2002 I participated at the 27th Rassegna Internazionale ”La Telaccia d`oro 2002” at Torino, “Renaissance or Decline in Art” section and I was selected in final fase (details in the Magazine “Arte”, october 2002, no. 350, page 207).
I participated at “Premio Arte 2002”, “Premio Arte 2003”, ”Premio Arte 2004”, Painting section, Milan, Italy.
I was selected in the final fase at “Premio Pisa 2003” and at “Premio Gardeschi”, Painting Section at Montevarchi (Arezzo), Italy, April 2003.
I was selected in final fase at “Premio Orazio Gentileschi”, Pisa, Painting Section, December 2003.
In July/August 2006 I have been selected and I participated at Premio TAORMINA, Sicily, Italy, where I received with my icon on wood”THE LAST SUPPER” Special Prize of the Critic”, my icon it was exposed at Corvaja Palace from Taormina and it’s published in the july/august 2006 number of Arte BOE review.

In December 2006 I have been selected and I participated at 2 Premio BOE Palermo, Sicily, Italy, where I received with my icon on wood”ST. LUKE WITH SCENES FROM HIS LIFE” Special Prize of the Critic”, my icon it was exposed at Il Tempio gallery from Palermo in february 2007.

Exhibitions Abroad:
1999, November-Exhibition in Italy, Pompei, at the Annual Mostra D`artigianato Religioso and participation at the Exhibition dedicated to Romania, Lausanne, Switzerland. In 2000 I had exhibit at ”Itinerary Exhibition with icons” in Japan.
2002, September and October-I participated at two important exhibition at Pisa, Italy, organizated by “La Spina” Art Gallery, my reference gallery in Northern and Central Italy during the period 2002-2004. In the period 10-13 of December 2004 I was selected and I participated at Reggio-Emilia at “IMMAGINA 6”,art director Renzo Mezzacapo,stand n.C 53.
In july/august 2006 I have been selected and I participated at Premio TAORMINA, Sicily, Italy, where I received with my icon on wood”THE LAST SUPPER” Special Prize of the Critic”, my icon it was exposed at Corvaja Palace in Taormina and it’s published in the july/august 2006 number of Arte BOE review.

In December 2006 I have been selected and I participated at 2 Premio BOE Palermo, Sicily, Italy, where I received with my icon on wood”ST. LUKE WITH SCENES FROM HIS LIFE” Special Prize of the Critic”, my icon it was exposed at Il Tempio gallery from Palermo in february 2007.
5-11 September 2007 selected and invited to representing ROMANIA at 16th edition of international exhibition TIAF, Seoul, Republic of Korea,CHOSUNILBO MUSEUM, curator Ms Bosuk Lee, president of 21 C International Creative Artists Association.
I was selected at the 2nd ART INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL , Patras-GREECE, curator Panagiotis Milt. Zervas ; during the period 2-9 May 2010, I participated at the 3rd International Symposium of painting.I will painting “THE MARTYRIZATION OF ST. APOSTLE ANDREW in PATRAS”, tempera on wood.
2014: I was selected for the first time in my artistic activity with an artwork without religious themes, respective with my sign of zodiac “LIBRA”, tempera on cardboard 30×21 cm , which is exhibited alongside other selected artworks at the Group Exhibition on Signs of the Zodiac “L’Oroscopo Dice Che”, 25 September-14 October 2014, curator Marisa Mola, Palazzo Ducale Caracciolo from Casamassima, provincia di Bari, Italy.
2017: 6-12 December 2017, selected and invited to representing Romania at the 24th edition of the international exhibition SIAF, Seoul, Republic of Korea, Chosunilbo Museum, curator Ms. Bosuk Lee as well as a well- known Korean artist, Chairwoman of the World Culture Artists Association, Inc.(WCAA) and president of 21 C International Creative Artists Association(ICAA).

Memorials and Fine Arts Critique: Ana Dobjanschi, Costion Nicolescu, Vasile Borila, Paul Dudea, Dragos Ciobanu, Horia Popp, Roxana Pasculescu Oratie, Mihai Precup, Aurel Manea (Romania), Iolanda Pietrobelli, Giuseppe Pilu, Elisabeta Caporali, Luigi Meneghini , Sveva Battifoglia (Italy).

Articles in branch magazines and press: Capital, Romania Libera, Cronica Romana, Ziua, Natiunea, Nine O`clock, Sette Giorni, Ultima Ora, Modernism, Leviathan, Bucharest Daily News , Bucarest Matin,Curierul National, Curentul,Lumina, Informatia Prahovei, Hubners who is who Personalities from Romania edition 2006, 2007, 2008, Flacara review, Anticart Magazin, Magazin Istoric review, , Yearbook of religious objects 2009, p.53 (ROMANIA), La Nazione, Corriere della Sera, Il Tirreno, Il Fogliacio di Pisa, Portobello, Pisa Informazioni, La Provincia-quotidiano di Cremona , La Cittadella, Sguardi.info, Bari Today, Giornale di Puglia (ITALY) and ARTE review, Milan, October 2002, April and July 2003, BOE review , Palermo, july/august ,November/December 2006, January/February 2007, year book”AVANGUARDIE ARTISTICHE 2008”, p.852, Palermo.

Radio: Radio Romania Actualitati, Romania Cultural, Antena Bucurestilor, Radio Bucuresti, Radio Romania International, Radio Trinitas.

TV Channels: TVR Cultural, Tele 7 abc, TVRM, Realitatea TV, Senso TV, Pratech TV, Prima TV, TVR 1, Trinitas TV, Tele 50 Pisa.

News agencies:Basilica, Agerpres, Romanian Global News, Lacasuri Ortodoxe , Infonews, LO News, Intell News.