Collage, Painting

Sanda Iliescu/ Sanda Iliescu

Romania 1959

Painting, Collage

Sanda Iliescu
Sanda Iliescu
Female
Romania
1959

Sanda Iliescu is a visual artist and professor at the University of Virginia. Iliescu practice and teaches painting, drawing, collage and design. Through her teaching, she seeks to deepen the dialogue between the University and the broader community. Outside of the studio, she makes murals and installations, some of them with her students.

Iliescu was born in Romania in 1959. She received her BSE in Civil Engineering and M.Arch in Architecture, both from Princeton University. Her work has received numerous awards such as the The Rome Prize, a McDowell fellowship in painting and The Distinguished Artist Award of the New Jersey State Council of the Arts. Carmen Bambach, Curator of Drawings and Prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Paul Barolsky, Commonwealth Professor of Art History at the University of Virginia, have written critical essays on Iliescu’s artwork.

Her work has been exhibited at the Art Verge Art Fair, Miami (2009) and the Bridge Art Fair, Berlin (2008).  Her book The Hand and the Soul: Aesthetics and Ethics in Architecture and Art was published by the University of Virginia Press in 2009. Other publications include “The Garden as Collage” (Studies in the History of Gardens and Landscape Design, 2007), “Beyond Cut-And-Paste” (Places: Forum of Design for the Public Realm, 2008), and “Laocoön” (City Secrets: Rome, Robert Kahn, editor, 2011).

Sanda Iliescu lives and works in Charlottesville, Virginia.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2013Knowing How to See Virginia Center for Architecture, Richmond, VAGroup
2012A New Natural HistoryRuffin Gallery, The University of Virginia Fine Arts DepartmentGroup
2011Affordable Art FairGroup exhibit: Vagabond Gallery, Milan ItalyGroup
2010DelineateMcMaster Gallery, The University of South Carolina, Columbia, SCGroup
2010Medium & MysteryLes Yeux du Monde Gallery, CharlottesvilleGroup
2010Past Meets PresentRuffin Gallery, UVa Fine Arts DepartmentGroup
2010Lines: Drawings and CollagesThe Dean’s Gallery, The University of Virginia, CharlottesvilleSolo