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.
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
2023 The Shape of Shadows group exhibition Fitzrovia Gallery London, UK
2023 Light and Space group exhibition Divisions Gallery
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)
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