BIOGRAPHY

FLORENTINA MUNTEANU

Florentina Munteanu is a Melbourne-based, Romanian-born Australian artist.  

Munteanu studied Art early, through an established young talent educational program in her country of birth, completing her education at Liceul de Arta Nicolae Tonitza Bucharest, before moving to Australia.

At age 21 Munteanu migrated to Melbourne and continued her Fine Art studies at Monash University where  she was also teaching Drawing. 

Florentina received numerous awards amongst which an Australian Council Grant, an Australian Postgraduate award and a two year artist Studio Residency at Gertrude Studios, Melbourne.

Her work is marked by a strong interest in perceptual painting exploring with various subjects.

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018   Nature in its lair recent paintings Residents Gallery Montsalvat Victoria

2006  Corina digital sculpture intsallation Bus Gallery Melbourne

2007  Self Flesh soft sculpture installation Studio12 Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces Melbourne

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021  A place for us  group exhibiton AK Bellinger Gallery NSW

2017  Rick Amor Self Portrait Prize Exhibition The Barn Gallery Montsalvat Victoria

2011   Drawings by Monash University Drawing Studio Research Group Monash University Melbourne    

2007  Apparatus digital video performance Too Near Too Far An Introduction to Australian Independent Art Milan Italy

2006  Labrum digital video installation Gertrude Studios Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces Melbourne

2006 …couldn’t string a word… digital video installation The colour and The shape Glen Eira City Council Melbourne

2003  Drawing Marking The Terrain Faculty Gallery Monash University Melbourne


GRANTS & AWARDS:

2019  Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, semi-finalist, Sydney, NSW.

2019  Masters of Figuration workshop with Antonio Lopez Garcia and Juan Jose Aquerreta, University of Navarra, Pamplona Spain                                        

2017   Rick Amor Self Portrait Prize Finalist

2017   Avigdor Arikha Residency part scholarship The Jerusalem Studio School Civita Castellana Italy                           

2017   Artist in Residence The Gatehouse Studio Montsalvat Victoria

2006  Studio Artist Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces Melbourne

2007  Monash University Postgraduate Travel Grant

2007  Arts Project Grant new work The Australian Council for the Arts

2006  Australian Postgraduate Award

2004  Intensive Drawing Workshop Graham Nichson New York Studio School Adelaide School of Art SA

2004  Filippo Raphael Fresh Award (Finalist)                     

                    
EDUCATION

2006 Masters of Fine Arts by Research Faculty of Art and Design Monash University

2004 The Honours Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting) Faculty of Art and Design Monash University

2002 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting) Faculty of Art and Design Monash University

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