© Imaginile sunt protejate de legea nr 8/1996 privind dreptul de autor si drepturile conexe.
© Copyright Gabriela Cristu
I weave the tapestries myself only.
I have chosen the genre of tapestry long before I begun doing it, since I was studying at the Academy of Arts in Bucharest. Our study workshop was next to the workshop with many looms of those who were making tapestry and through which I was passing every day. I still see it in front of my eyes. Daring and monumental are the word which best describe that space.
Until one day when I decided to approach the tapestry loom. With no hesitation. That feeling of provisional disappeared and, since then, I am able to say it again, I have never ceased to discover this wonderful form of expression – the tapestry. In my opinion, it is comparable with the mural painting because it has a different consistency and another timbre than canvas painting or cardboard drawing. It is entirely special. The one who says that tapestry is a minor art is wrong: painting is as fascinating as weaving tapestry, anyway the feeling that I am an accomplished artist comes from my doing tapestry and also because I personally do my own works.
© UVEDENRODE tapestry haute-lisse
150 / 110 cm, 2007
© UVEDENRODE, tapestry detail
© THE DIARY OF A MOMENT, tapestry haute-lisse,
380 / 190 cm, 2001
© Canticum Canticorum, tapestry cardboard, 180 / 210 cm, 2017
© La Dame au Sphinx et à la Licorne, tapestry cardboard, 185 / 354 cm, 2018 - 2019
© PRELUDE TO THE AFTERNOON OF A FAUN,
tapestry haute-lisse, 150 / 190 cm, 2014
© THE MADNESS OF THE WORLD, tapestry haute-lisse,
150 / 100 cm, 2003
tapestry haute-lisse, 260 / 167 cm, 1992
© Tapestry detail
© THE MIRAGERY,
tapestry haute-lisse, 260 / 160 cm, 2005
© tapestry detail
© The Being and the Memory,
tapestry haute-lisse, 150 / 150 cm
tapestry haute-lisse, 300 / 200 cm, 1995
tapestry haute-lisse,170 / cm, 1991
© Existential Fragmentar, triptych tapestry haute-lisse 1990-1992 120 / 80 cm each
© The Legend,
tapestry haute lisse,
60 / 44 cm 2010
© THE LEGEND, tapestry cardboard, 60 x 44 cm, 2009
© PRELUDE TO THE AFTERNOON OF A FAUN,
oil on linen, 120 / 160 cm, 2015
© CAPRICES II , oil on canvas 125/100 cm, 2012
© '' PAS DE DEUX",
oil on linen,
150 / 100 cm, 2018
© The Loft,
oil on linen, 190 / 130 cm, 2015
© METAMORPHOSIS, oil on canvas, 125/100 cm, 2011
© "BUFFOON" oil on linen, 190/130 cm, 2015
© LIVING NATURE with THE ORANGE
oil on linen, 30 / 40 cm, 2004
drawing detail, guache and crayons,
55 / 40 cm, 2006
© PANTA RHEI, tapestry cardboard, 200/142 cm, 2003
© No title,
tapestry cardboard, 150 / 145 cm, 2005
© Improvised Angel,
tapestry cardboard, 146 / 160 cm, 2005
© Selfportrait with Helmet,
drawing, 100 / 70 cm, 2006
drawing, 69 / 50 cm, 2011
© ARTIST'S SHADOW,
formwork objects, 600 / 250 / 100 cm
Solo- show at Simeza Gallery, Bucharest, 1990
© Objects. 1985
© Object, 1985
© Eyes, objects, 1990
© Fabulatory Implantology,
miniature object, 2016
© View of exibition Gabriela Cristu & Gheorghe Zarnescu
© The exhibition opening, the Museum of Art, Piatra Neamt, Romania, 2017
Violeta Dinu -curator, Emil Nicolae Nadler - poet, Gabriela Cristu & Gheorghe Zarnescu - the artists.
ATB 11, Mulvane Museum, Topeka, USA
view from the exhibition ( © photo credit Kathy Spoering ) 2016
© American Tapestry Biennial 7, Scarfone-Hartley Gallery, Tampa, Florida 2008
© The exhibition opening GC "Den Breughel", Haacht, Belgium 2019
Six T group exhibition
Main field is tapestry and I also work in oil on canvas and drawing. The weaving of the tapestries is doing by myself only. Live and work in Bucharest, Romania.
1969 - "N. Tonitza" Fine Art College, Bucharest, Romania.
1973 - MFA of "N. Grigorescu" Fine Art Institute, Bucharest, Romania.
1973-1974 - Specialized as part of the Fine Arts Institute, Bucharest
2018 - The Taylor Foundation, association des artistes peintres, sculpteurs, architects, graveurs, dessinateurs, Paris, France.
2015 - ATA - American Tapestry Alliance, USA.
2004 - ETF - European Tapestry Forum, Denmark
1992 - Admissed as a member of the "Salon d'Automne", Paris, France.
1991 - Arelis - French Association of Tapestry, Paris
1980 - UAP - Union of Romanian Artists
•1997 up to now, I have been taking part in several national and international exhibitions.
2018 - Jury Award from Romanian Artist's Union for my whole creative activity.
2015 - Recognition of the Latvian National Museum of Art, 5th International Textile and Fiber Art Triennial Exhibition " Diversity & Unity", Riga, Latvia.
2014 - Award for the Tapestry, Decorative Art Biennial, Bucharest, Romania.
1994 - Award for the Drawing, Salonul de Arta, Tg. Jiu, Romania
1993 - Award for the tapestry, Salonul National de Arta, Bucharest, Romania
2017 - Gabriela Cristu Sgarbură & Gheorghe Zarnescu (tapestry and sculpture) at the Museum of Art, Piatra-Neamt, Romania
2002 - The Brukenthal National Museum, Sibiu, Romania
1998 - Fondation Artexpo, 3/4 Gallery of the National Theatre, Bucharest
1990 - The Musem of Art, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
1985 - Simeza Gallery, Bucharest
1980 - Eforie Gallery, Bucharest
1978 - Hanul cu Tei, Bucharest
Group & International Exhibition:
2020 - Tangențe - Six T group tapestry exhibition, Orizont Gallery, Bucharest, România.
2019 - Decorativ Art Biennial, Mogosoaia Palace, Romania
2019 - International Textile Art Biennial GC "Den Breughel", Haacht, Belgium
2017 - ATB 11 (American Tapestry Biennial) at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, California, USA
2016 - ATB 11 at South Bend Museum of Art and at the Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka, Kansas, USA
2016 - Decorativ Romanian Art Biennial, Bucharest, Romania
2016 - International Biennial Minniature Art, Faculty of Arts and Design, Timisoara, Romania.
2016 - "Desenul dupa Brancusi" the national drawing exhibition, Tg. Jiu, Romania
2015 - The 5th Riga International Textile and Fiber Art Triennial " Diversity &Unity " at the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Riga, Latvia
2014 - Decorativ Art National Biennial, Bucharest Romania.
2014 - The NordArt 2014 International Exhibition, oil on canvas, Kunstwerk - Carlshutte, Germany.
2014 - Salonul Artelor Decorative at the Cotroceni Museum and the Musem of Art, Chisinau, R. Moldova
2012 - Arte in Bucuresti,the annual exhibition of painting, Centrul Artelor Vizuale, Bucharest.
2011 -" Web of Europe" at the Royal Museum of Art and Hystory, Brussels, Belgium and the Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest.
2011 - " Web of Europe" at the Royal Museum of Art and History, Brussels and to the Museumof Applied Arts, Budapest, Hungary
2010 - ARTAPESTRY 2 at the Jean Lurcat Museum et de la Tapisserie Contemporaine, Angers, France
2008 - ATB 7 (American Tapestry Biennial 7), Scarfone-Hartley Gallery, Tampa, Florida USA.
2008-2009 - ARTAPESTRY 2 at Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum Aalborg, Denmark and at Kunstindustrimuseum, Bergen, Norway.
2008 - Florean Museum, Deva, Romania
2008 - Romanian Tapestry Exhibition, Fine Art Museum, Galatzi, Romania.
2006 - 2007- Romanian Tapestry Group exhibition, Madrid, La Mancha, Toledo, Spain.
2006-2007 - ARTAPESTRY 1 at Jean Lurcat Museum, Angers, France and to Germany, at Deutsches Textilmuseum Krefeld.