miercuri, 25 decembrie 2019

© Imaginile sunt protejate de legea nr 8/1996 privind dreptul de autor si drepturile conexe.
© Copyright Gabriela Cristu Sgarbură.

                                                                              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, 2016- 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


© The Being, 
tapestry haute-lisse, 260 / 167 cm, 1992

© Tapestry detail 


© THE MIRAGERY, 
tapestry haute-lisse, 260 / 160 cm, 2005


© tapestry detail



“Rusalka”, 
tapestry haute-lisse, 150/110 cm, 2018


© The Being and the Memory, 
tapestry haute-lisse, 150 / 150 cm


© Sublimation, 
tapestry haute-lisse, 300 / 200 cm, 1995


© ARMOR, 
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




©" Capriccio Ben Temperato
 “
“Well-Tempered Whim”
“Capriciu bine temperat”
Oil on linen, 150 / 110 cm
Work in progress, 2021



© CAPRICCIO, oil on linen
100 / 60 cm, 2021



© 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


© FORBIDDEN FRUIT
oil on linen, 130 / 110 cm, 2014



© "SENSUALITY" 
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



© Self-portrait scattered
drawing, tempera, crayon, 100 / 70 cm, 2006



© Chouette, 
drawing, 69 / 50 cm, 2011


©“Introspection”
drawing, 100/70 cm, 1991


© 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


© ATB 7,view from Scarfone-Hartley Gallery, Tampa, Florida. 2008


© The exhibition opening   GC "Den Breughel", Haacht, Belgium 2019






2020 Orizont Gallery, Bucharest, România.
Six T group exhibition 



AMERICAN TAPESTRY BIENNIAL 13 cover catalog 



2021 American Tapestry Biennial 13, view of exhibition San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, California USA.



CV
Gabriela Cristu Sgarbură
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.
Education:
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

Membership:
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.

Awards:
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

Solo -shows: 
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:
2021 - American Tapestry Biennial  13, Highfield Hall Gardens, Falmouth, USA
2020 - FormArt exhibition, Galeria Reperaj - Cetate, Oradea, Romania.
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.
2005 - ARTAPESTRY the First European Tapestry Triennial at Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Aalborg, Denmark.
2005 -“Karpit 2- Metamorphosis ”, the International Tapestry Festival, Museum of Art Budapest - Szepmuveszeti Muzeum, Budapest, Hungary.

2003 - The 4th International Tapestry Triennial, Bucharest, Romania.

2002 - The 5th International Tapestry Festival, Beauvais, France.

2002 - Romanian Tapestry, Romanian Cultural Center, Venice, Italy.

2000 - Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, with ARELIS.

1999 - Exhibition at the Romanian Cultural Center, Berlin, Germany.

1999 - Arelis & Boston Sculptors at Chapel Gallery,Federal Reserve Bank Gallery,Boston, USA.

1998 - The First Biennial of Tapestry-Arelis Fiber Artist with Sculptors at Chapel Gallery from Boston, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris.

1996 - “ Salon d’Automne ", L’Espace Eiffel-Branly, Paris.

1996 - Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris. with ARELIS.

1994 -“ De Pièrre en fil ”, Namur, Belgium.

1993 -The Second Triennial of Tapestry “L’Autre Europe”,Tournai, Belgium.

1993 - ARELIS, The Castle of Pyguilhem, Dordogne, France.

1993 - ARELIS, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France.

1990 - Museum of Arts, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

1992 -The First Biennial of Tapestry, Beauvais, France.

1992 - Salon d’Automne, Grand Palais, Paris, France.

1992 - The Drawing Triennial, Wroclaw, Poland.

1991 - Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France, with ARELIS.