About



SIMONA GOCAN
1975.  Born in Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Lives and works in the U.S. and Romania

Member of the Romanian Union of Artists (UAP) Romania, since 2007

Education
1999-2001 Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Italy.  Received scholarship for studies in Set, Costume and Lighting Design
1993-1997 University of Art and Design, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.  Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art Photography

Solo Exhibitions
2008 ‘Viewpoints’, Fortuna Gallery, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2006 ‘Viewpoints’, Romanian Institute of Culture and Humanistic Research, Venice, Italy
2002 ‘Homage to Morpheus’, Vento d’Arte Gallery, Rho (Milan), Italy
1999 ‘Homage to Morpheus’, Romanian Academy in Rome, Italy
1997 ‘The Dream’, Atash Gallery, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
1997 ‘Encounters’, University of Art and Design, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Selected Group Exhibitions
2017 ‘Celebration of Artists’, West Valley Art Museum, Peoria AZ, USA
2017 ‘Rendez-Vous’, UAP Gallery, Turda (Cluj), Romania
2017 ‘Tiny Art Exhibit’, Herberger Gallery, Phoenix, AZ, USA
2016 ‘Artist’s Choice’, The Presidio Resident’s Club, Estrella Mountain Ranch, AZ, USA
2016 ‘Fall in Cluj’, The Tailor’s Tower Cultural Center, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2016 ‘Infinite Possibility: Art of Tomorrow’, Tilt Gallery, Scottsdale AZ, USA
2016 ‘Peisaj’, Horeb Gallery, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2012 'Pares', Artium Gallery, Santiago, Chile
2012 'Salon pe balcon' (1st Edition Art Fair), The Museum of Art, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2011 'Drawing Connections', Siena Art Institute, Italy
2011 'mailto:', Drift Station Gallery, Lincoln (Nebraska), USA
2011 ‘Angels & Demons’, The Old Gallery, Cluj, Romania
2010 'ArtVinium', West City Hotel, Cluj, Romania
2010 'Fear 4', projekt30.com online juried group exhibition
2010 ‘Telling Secrets’, projekt30.com online juried group exhibition
2007 ‘Artists from Cluj’, Senso Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
2004-2016 Sculpture & Painting Annual Salon, U.A.P. Galleries and The Museum of Art, Cluj-Napoca,Romania
2002  ‘Avanzando...Regredendo’, Palazzo Pretorio, Volterra and Romanian Institute of Culture and Humanistic Research, Venice, Italy

Awards
2014 STRABAG, International Art Award, Wien, Austria. Nominee

Press/Publications (selection)
2016  Sculpture & Painting Annual Salon, color catalogue
2015  Sculpture & Painting Annual Salon, color catalogue
2014  Sculpture & Painting Annual Salon, color catalogue
2012  Sculpture & Painting Annual Salon, B&W catalogue
2007 Ziarul Financiar (Corina Teaca), Romania
2005 Clujeanul (Letitia Campan), Romania
2003 Encyclopedia of Contemporary Romanian Artists, the 5th volume (Negoita Laptoiu), Romania
2002 Settegiorni, Milan, Italy
2002 ‘Avanzando...Regredendo’, color catalog
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1999 Dilema (Ioana Both), Romania