Sanda Iliescu

  • Selected Works

    Song for Sol, No. 1, 2002. Collage: acrylic and metal staples on paper, 40 x 26″

     

    Song for Sol, No. 3, 2002. Collage: acrylic and metal staples on paper, 40 x 26″

     

    Song for Sol, No. 4, 2002. Collage: acrylic and metal staples on paper, 40 x 26″

     

    Tree on the Island Si I, 2014. Oil crayon and thread and collage on paper, 20 x 20″

     

    Tree on the Island Si II, 2014. Oil crayon and thread and collage on paper, 20 x 20″

  • Previous Exhibitions

    Twenty!
    LYDM Turns 20
    9 January – 1 February 2015
    http://www.lesyeuxdumonde.com/previous/2015/twenty/home.html

    Picasso, Lydia, and Friends
    William Bennett, Anne Chesnut, Dean Dass, Sanda Iliescu, David Summers, Russ Warren
    5 September – 5 October 2014
    Exhibition page

    Picasso, Lydia, and Friends
    31 August – 30 September 2012
    Exhibition page

    Medium and Mystery
    Lydia Gasman, John Grant, Sanda Iliescu, Rob Tarbell
    2 September – 10 October 2010
    Exhibition page

  • Statement

    Writing on aesthetic issues in art and design is an important part of Iliescu’s practice. Her book The Hand and the Soul: aesthetics and ethics in architecture and art was published by the University of Virginia Press in 2009. Iliescu’s other essays include “The Garden as Collage” (Studies in the History of Gardens and Landscape Design, fall 2007), “Beyond Cut-And-Paste” (Places: Forum of Design for the Public Realm, spring 2008), and “Laocoön” (City Secrets: Rome, Robert Kahn, ed., spring 2011).

  • Biography

    Sanda Iliescu’s practice spans the media of painting, drawing, and collage. Outside the studio, she makes murals and installations, some with students at the University of Virginia, where she is Associate Professor of Art and Design.

    Born in Romania, Iliescu received her BSE in Civil Engineering and M.Arch in Architecture, both from Princeton University. Her professional awards include The Rome Prize, a McDowell fellowship in painting and The Distinguished Artist Award of the New Jersey State Council of the Arts. Scholarly writing on Iliescu’s artwork include essays by Carmen Bambach, Curator of Drawings and Prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and Paul Barolsky, Commonwealth Professor of Art History at the University of Virginia.

  • Curriculum Vitae

    Solo Exhibitions
    2014 In the Garden of (Plastic) Paradise, Gallery Molly Krom, New York, NY
    2010 Lines: Drawings and Collages, The Dean’s Gallery, The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

    Group Exhibitions
    2015 Art on Paper with Gallery Molly Crom, New York, NY
    2015 Twenty!, Les Yeux du Monde Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
    2014 Women With Means: Collages by Elise Church and Sanda Iliescu, Cutlog International Art Fair/Gallery Molly Krom, New York, NY
    2014 Picasso, Lydia, and Friends, Les Yeux du Monde Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
    2013 Flights of Love: Sanda Iliescu, Katerina Marcelja, Klaudia Stoll, Gallery Molly Krom, New York, NY
    2013 Knowing How to See, Virginia Center for Architecture, Richmond, VA
    2012 A New Natural History, Ruffin Gallery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
    2012 Picasso, Lydia, and Friends, Les Yeux du Monde Gallery, Charlottesville
    2011 Affordable Art Fair with Vagabond Gallery, Milan, Italy
    2010 Delineate, McMaster Gallery, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
    2010 Medium & Mystery, Les Yeux du Monde Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
    2010 Past Meets Present, Ruffin Gallery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA