RUXANDRA OLARIU
BIRTHPLACE: Sibiu, Romania.

EDUCATION:
 
  • 2000 Master in Fine Arts, with emphasis in Painting, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS.

  • 1984 Master in Biology, University of Babes Bolyai, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

SOLO SHOWS:
 
  • Kate Freeman Clark Art Gallery, "Pilgrimage 2004".
    April 2004. Paintings and Prints.

  • Meridian Museum of Art, Meridian, MS. October 2002. Paintings, Ceramic Sculptures, Prints

  • Ida B. Wells Gallery, Holly Springs, MS. April-May 2002. Drawings, Ceramic sculptures, Digital prints.

  • Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN. August 2001. Paintings, Computer Prints, Ceramic sculptures.

  • Sun Gallery, Jonesboro, AR. January 2001. Drawings, Paintings, Computer Prints, Ceramic sculptures.


SOLO EXHIBITS:
 
  • September-November 2014 "Here and there" caseworks- Art Museum at the University of Memphis, Communications and Fine Art Building, UM Campus.

  • October 2005 "Meridian Museum of Arts 35th Anniversary Invitational Show", Meridian, MS.

  • 1999 Public Library, Oxford, MS. Paintings and Computer generated prints. Exhibition organized by The Oxford Guild.

  • 1999 Public Library, Oxford, MS. Ceramic and Paintings. Exhibition organized by The Oxford Guild.

  • 1999 City Grocery, Oxford, MS. Paintings and collages.

  • 1998 Southside Gallery, Oxford, MS. Paintings.


GROUP SHOWS:
 
  • Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis TN . Collector’s Day, May 2011 with Olivia Remak

  • "Windows Of our Soul" . Two person show. Paitings by Ruxandra Olariu-Ceramic by Neil Hora. JCC Art Gallery, Memphis TN. March 2007.

  • July 2003 "Legacy". The Union Gallery, Tirgu-Mures, Romania. Dr. Silviu-Petru Olariu and Ruxandra Olariu. July 2003. Prints.

  • 2001 “20th Century Women Artists of Holly Springs”, Strawberry Plains Audubon Center, Holly Springs, MS. Paintings. Curators: Jesse Graham, John Loftin, Betty Carole Pearson.

  • 2001 “Summer Art Show”, Sarah Howell Gallery , Jonesboro, AR. Paintings.

  • 2001 36th Central South Art Exhibition, Belmont University, Nashville TN, juror Edna Wagner Piersol, Destin FL. Paintings.

  • 2001 Bi-State Art Competition, Meridian Museum of Art, Meridian Mississippi, juror Bruce Bobick. Computer prints.

  • 2001 Works selected for The Mixed Media Juried Competition, Slidell Cultural Center, Slidell, LA. Juror Donna Perret, New Orleans. Mixed Media.

  • 6th Annual Tupelo Artist Guild Juried Exhibit, TGA Gallery, December 2000, curator Mrs. Tina Fish Lutz. Paintings.

  • ”2000 Mississippi Collegiate Art Competition”, Meridian Museum of Art, Meridian, MS. Juror Prof. Doyle Gertejansen, New Orleans, LA. Computer Prints and Ceramics.

  • ”The 27th Annual Juried Competition”, Masur Museum of Art, Twin City Art Foundation, Monroe, LA. Juror: James Surls. Paintings.

  • -”Works in Progress”-Annual Graduate Student Show, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS. Paintings.

  • ”2000 Bi-State Art Competition”, Meridian Museum of Art, Meridian Mississippi, juror John Pototschnik. Paintings.

  • 1999 “Art on Display”, Oxford Tourism Council. Exhibition organized by The Oxford Guild. Paintings.

  • 1999 “Art, Computers, Synthesis”, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, Digital Art, organized by prof. Stephen Larson.

  • 1999 Midtown Galleries, Memphis TN, Two Person Show. Ceramics. Featured artists: Mary Reed-Paintings.

  • 1999 City Finance, Oxford, MS. Paintings. Exhibition organized by The Oxford Guild.

  • 1999 Southside Gallery, Oxford, MS. Ceramics. Featured artists: William Albert Allard-Photography, Bryce Speed-Paintings.

  • 1999 The 26 the Annual Bi-State Art Competition, Meridian Museum of Art, Meridian, MS. Ceramics. Juror: Nancy Terry Hooton.

  • 1999 ”Via The Visual, ”University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS. Paintings. Exhibition organized by Prof. Jane Murray.

  • 1998 University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS. Ceramics. Exhibition organized by Prof. Ron Dale.

  • 1997 “Art, Computers, Synthesis”, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, Digital Images, organized by prof. Stephen Larson.

  • 1996, University of New-Orleans, LA. Drawings. Juror: Prof. Richard Johnson.

  • 1988, “The Medical Art Show”, Tirgu-Mures, Romania. Paintings. Juror: Romulus Guga.

  • 1984 Annual Student Show, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Collages. Juror: Iosif Viehmann.

  • 1983, Annual Student Show, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Photography. Juror: Mihai Sin.

  • 1982, Annual Student Show, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Paintings, Collages, and utilitarian art. Juror: Manuela Dordea.

WORKS DISPLAYED ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB:
 

MEMBERSHIPS:
 
  • Oxford Art Council-Community Art Grants Panel

  • Golden Key National Honor Society

  • SECAC

  • Kappa Pi

  • NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts)

PUBLICATIONS:
 
  • ”The Oath of the Horatii by Jacques-Louis David, Neoclassical Masterpiece and Allegory of the Roman Virtue”, Norii, red. Stephan Balan, NY, NY. March 2000.

  • “Frida Kahlo and her Work”, Norii, red. Stephan Balan, NY, NY.

  • ”Antonio Gaudi and the Construction of Sagrada Familia Church in Barcelona”, Norii, red. Stephen Balan, NY, NY.

PUBLIC AND SELECTED PRIVATE COLLECTIONS:
 
  • Dr. Mirela and Marian Marcu Creve Coeur, MO.

  • Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN.

  • Meridian Museum of Art, Meridian , MS.

  • Lowenstein Library, Louisiana Medical Center, New Orleans,LA.

  • Oxford MS, Public Library.

  • Dr. Judd Shellito, New-Orleans, LA.

  • Maria Gianakos, New Orleans, LA.

  • Nikos and Eleni Skantzikas, Athens, Greece.

  • Viorica and Horea Petrascu, Sibiu-Romania.

  • Ana and Leonte Comsa, Sibiu, Romania.

  • Ing. Attila Darvas, Tirgu-Mures, Romania.

  • Mrs and Mr. Margaret and Steve Gorove, Oxford, MS.

  • T. Haller III and Susan Jackson, Shreveport, LA.

  • Carmen Margaritescu, Ottawa, Canada.

  • Dr. Mark Johnson, Tupelo, MS.

  • Wardlaw Laura and John, Memphis, TN

  • Elizabeth Dobbard, New-Orleans, LA.

  • Mary Reed, Memphis, TN.

  • David Stearns and Tom Walden, Memphis, TN.

EXPERIENCE
 
  • Workshops attended:
    2002 Oxford, MS-Ceramic workshop held by E. Arentz, Austin, TX.
    2001 Oxford, MS-Ceramic workshop held by Michael Simon, GA.
    2000 Oxford, MS- Ceramic workshop held by Mat Long, FL.
    1999 Oxford, MS- Ceramic workshop held by James Watkins, TX.
    1998 Oxford, MS- Ceramic workshop held by Arnold Zimmermann, NY.

  • Photographs published by The Daily Mississippian, 9/1997.

  • Workshops given on art topics:
    1988 “Grigorescu and his art”; 1987 “Post Impressionism in Romania”
    1986 “Italian Renaissance” held at Teleki Art Library, Tirgu-Mures.
    1988 Verbal presentation, Academy of Art and Science, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
    1981 Verbal and Slide Presentation on Rumanian Art. French Cultural Institute Bujumbura, Burundi.

  • Voluntary work:
    1997-1998 Student Art Auction, University of Mississippi
    1996-1997 UNO Gallery, Fine Art Department,
    1992 New Orleans Museum of Art,
    1985-1988 Tirgu Mures Museum of Art.



Ruxandra Olariu © 2017
Best viewed: Internet Explorer @ 1024 x 1024