Based in Toronto, Adriana Molea is a Romanian contemporary artist who started her career building a vision under the influence of iconic Byzantine art. After some time, she began adding new components to her work, including sculptural shapes, enlarged representations of flowers and other natural or manipulated, artificial elements, which bring along new meaning and visual power. She attended Fine Arts High School “Nicolae Tonitza” in Bucharest before studying at the University of Bucharest, Fine Arts Institute “Nicolae Grigorescu”, where she earned her MFA in Monumental Art, Restoration/Conservation and Art Teaching in 1987. Since 1999, Adriana Molea has been living in Canada.
Featured image: Adriana Molea - Flatband Icon,
2020 (detail). Oil on Canvas. 30 × 30 × 2 in. 76.2 × 76.2 × 5.1 cm. This is a
unique work. Photo courtesy Whistler Contemporary