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PAINTER AND SCULPTOR                                                                                  

Signs as “ELDOCEA” in his paintings.

Born 29 April 1962 in Bucharest Romania.

Romanian - American citizen.

Graduated from Art High School “Nicolae Tonitza” in 1980 and in 1985 graduated from Art University” Nicolae Grigorescu”, section Sculpture.

Member of the “Union of Fine Arts Romania” since 1990.

Ever since I can remember, art has been my passion and my reason for being...

I started painting when I was about two years old, and no matter what course my life followed, I never gave up my dreams and my passion!

After successfully finishing the Art High School and the Fine Art Institute in Bucharest, Romania, 1985, I participated in a multitude of art shows in Europe and North America.

I believe that imagination is the most beautiful gift that we have, and all I have to do as an artist is to use my imagination in my paintings and sculptures.

My scope in life is to be able to share my visions with the society.




2013 “Shape and Color”, I-st edition, Sibiu, Dumbrava Museum

2012 “Korean Romanian Art Exposition”, Caminul Artei Gallery, Bucharest, Romania.

2011 "In Memoriam", Silva gallery, Sinaia, Romania.

2011"From the Distance he will see me Beautiful”, Frunzetti Gallery, Bacau, Romania.

2011 "Contemporary Art Show" Piatra Neamt, Romania.

2011 "Annual Show”, Bacau, Romania.

2011 "Biannual Lascar Vorel", Piatra Neamt, Romania.

2010 "Annual Show", Bacau, Romania.

2010 Romanian Contemporary Artists, Salwa Zeidan Gallery, Abu-Dhabi.

2010 “Moldavian Saloons”, Nominated, Bacau // Chisinau, Moldavia.

2010 “Signs of Flowers “, Constantin Piliuta Gallery, Bucharest.

2010 “Tandem”, New Gallery, one man show, Bacau ,Romania.

2010 “Zoomorphic”, Frunzeti Gallery, Bacau, Romania.

2009 “Imaginary Incursions “, Silva Gallery, Busteni, Romania.

2009 “Annual Show “, Bacau, Romania.

2009 “Ukrainian Art Week”, Kiev.

2009-”Umbral Secreto”, Santiago de Chile, Chile.

2009-”Biannual Lascar Vorel”, Piatra Neamt, Romania.

2009 “Moldavian Saloons”, Bacau, Romania // Chisinau, Moldavia.

2009 “Group Show Erotica”, Bacau, Romania.

2009 Represented by Start Gallery, Leoben, Austria.

2009 Represented by Gold Art Gallery Hilton Hotel, Bucharest Romania.

1999 “Ward-Nasse Gallery “, 178 Prince Street, New York, N.Y. 10012.

1998 “International Salon Art without Borders “, Ward-Nasse Gallery, 178 Prince Street, New York, N.Y. 10012.

1995 “Albertson & Peterson Gallery “, 329 Park Avenue South, Winter Park, Florida, 32806

1994 “Gaier Contemporary Gallery”, 1104 N.Mills Avenue, Orlando, F.L. 32806

1993 “Museum of Modern Arts Miami “, Group show, 4286 Douglas Road, Miami, F.L. 33333

1992 “Upcoming Artists in Soho”, Certificate of Excellency, Montserrat Gallery 584-588 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10012

1991 “Bridges from Romania to America” One man show, Spring Bull Studio, One Bull Street, Newport, Rhode Island

1991 “First Annual Competition”, Charter Oak Temple, 21 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, C.T. 06106

1990 “Contemporary Artists” Raiffeisen Bank, Vienna, Austria.

1990 “Contemporary Artists" Bucharest, Romania.

1990 “Little Sculpture Salon" Bucharest, Romania.

1988 “Artists Salon" Bucharest, Romania, “Biannual Art Show" Bucharest, Romania.

1986 “Biannual Art Show» Bucharest, Romania, “Sculpture and Tapestry Exhibition" Bucharest, Romania.

1985 “Little Sculpture Salon" Bucharest, Romania.

1983 “Drawings Exhibition” Bucharest, Romania.

1983 “Stefan Lucian Exhibition” Bucharest, Romania.




2011" International Sculpture Symposium ",Caransebes Romania.

2009 “International Sculpture and Painting Symposium Schloss Gabelhofen”, Austria.

2008 “International Sculpture and Painting Symposium, Department of Arhitecture, Sinddaganga Institute of Technology”,Bangalore, India.

1985 “Sculpture Symposium”, Braila, Romania.

1984 “Sculpture Symposium”, Bistrita Nasaud, Romania.

1983 “Sculpture Symposium” Lugoj, Romania.




2011 Bust of Vasile Alecsandri, poet ; “Vasile Alecsandri “University, Bacau, Romania.

2011 Marble sculpture “The Seed”,Caransebes, Romania.

2010 Decorative Basso Relief Sculpture entry of <Coffee and Milk Bar> in Bacau, Romania.

2005 Wood Sculpture at Art Department of Sussex University, New Jersey, USA.

1997 Large Scale hand carved Stone panels,Bangkok, Thailand. 1991 Assistant to Mr. William P. Reimann, Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University, helping with the following projects:

-1991 Large Scale Suspended Sculpture, Tropicana Main Office, Bradenton, F.L.,USA

-1991 Decorative Panels for Bridges, Randolph Township, P.A.USA





2012 Featured in Artist Romanian Encyclopedia.

2010 “Desteptarea” Newspaper, June 2010.

2009 “Adevarul” Newspaper, Dec 30 2009.

1999 Featured on Channel 9 News, New York, U.S.A.

1990 “The Sunday Times” Magazine, Nov.11, London, England

1990 “Art Magazine” Bucharest, Romania.




Works in private collections located worldwide: U.S.A., Canada, Sweden, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Germany, India, Belgium, Romania, Chile, and Ireland.




Salvador Allende, Santiago de Chile, Chile.

Museum of Art, Ramnicu Vilcea, Romania.

Museum of Comparative Art, Sangeorz Bai.


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