Elena Murariu

Painter of Orthodox icons and mural painting restorer
Born in 1963, Zvoriştea, Romania

Education and training

ICCROM Mural Painting Conservation Course MPC’1994, Rome, Italy
Restoration – Monumental Art Department of the University of Fine Arts
in Bucharest

1994
1983-1987

Personal exhibitions

Brancovan Roots (Romanian Cultural Institute New York)
Living water at Fire Tower (Fire Tower, Bucharest)
Power of Vision (Romanian Atheneum, Bucharest)
Brancovan Roots (Horezu Monastery)
Power of Vision (Mogoşoaia Palace, Bucharest)
Brancovan Pearls (National Village Museum
“Dimitrie Gusti”, Bucharest)
For Love of Beauty - Art, Culture and Theology festival,
organized by Romanian Orthodox Metropolitan of Western Europe, (Paris)
The Brancovan Holy Martyrs’ evening (Faculty of Theology, Bucharest)
Brancovan Roots (Romanian Peasant Museum, Bucharest)
Founders and martyrs (Cotroceni National Museum, Bucharest)
Os cidadaos do Paraiso (Romanian Cultural Institute, Lisbon)
Citizen of Paradise (Silva gallery, Buşteni)
Psalm and icon (Mogosoaia Palace, Bucharest)
Angel wings (Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Bucharest)
St. Stephan the Great (Galateea gallery, Bucharest)
The Icon (Mogosoaia Palace, Bucharest)
Graphics (Vasile Parvan Museum, Bârlad)

2014
2014
2014
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2014

2014

2014
2013
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2004
2003
1990

Elena Murariu

Group exhibitions

Byzantine Icon, Tradition and Modernity (Mogosoaia Palace, Bucharest)
Marks of Romanian religious art: art in canonical and personal expression
(National Library of Romania, Bucharest)
Signs of eternity (Ethnographic Museum of Transylvania, Cluj-Napoca)
Sacred in art (Caminul artei gallery, Bucharest)
We are building the history of Architecture (Culture Palace, Ploiesti)
A decade of explorations in Romanian art (Mogosoaia Palace, Bucharest)
Sacred in art (Orizont gallery, Bucharest)
Salon of Christian art (Cultural Center „Ionel Perlea”, Slobozia)
Styles, symbols, techniques (Italian Institute of Culture, Bucharest)
Romanian Christian art (Romanian Cultural Institute, Prague)
Christian inspirations (Veroniki art gallery, Bucharest)
Romanian Art and Spirituality (Romanian Orthodox Church, Paris)
The icon in Easter light (Artis gallery, Bucharest)
Days of Byzantine icon (Theological Faculty, Bucharest)
Sacred in art (Apollo gallery, Bucharest)
The icon in Easter light (Apollo gallery, Bucharest)
Faith and art (Romania Cultural Institute, Venezia)
Romanian Art and Spirituality (International art gallery, Sankt Petersburg)
Faith and art (Chiesa degli Artisti, Roma)
Tradition and modernity (Fine Arts Museum, Craiova)
Romanian Art and Spirituality (Great Lavr, Kiev)
Sacred in art (Artis gallery, Bucharest)
Romanian Art and Spirituality (National Ethnographic Museum, Belgrade)
“Sacred Art” (Craiova)
A world under the sign of Cross (Simeza gallery)
St. Stephan the Great (Bucharest)
Prayer of the painted wood II (Mariott hotel gallery, Bucharest)
“The Naissance of the Icon – The Icon of Nativity” (Bucharest)
Prayer of the painted wood I (Bancorex gallery, Bucharest)
Biennial of the Romanian Artist Union (Romexpo gallery, Bucharest)
Sacred art, restoration and creation (Apollo gallery, Bucharest)
Romanian Artist Union Fellowship Exhibition (Simeza gallery, Bucharest)

2012
2012

2012
2011
2011
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2010
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2001
1990

Mural painting restoration

Gura-Motrului Monastery XVIII century
Halmyris – IV century
Vioresti-Slatioara – XVIII century
Fundenii Doamnei – XVII century
Halmagiu Church – XIII-XV centuries
Topolnita Monastery – XVII century
“Dintr-un Lemn” Monastery – XVII-XIX centuries
Bistrita Monastery – XVI century

2009-present
2008–present
2005-2011
2005-present
2001-2004
2001-2004
2002-2004
1999-2007

Elena Murariu

Awards

„Brancovan Saints Martyrs” Diploma and medal
(His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church)
"Antim Ivireanul” Medal (Archbishop of Ramnic, Ramnicu Valcea)
Excellence Diploma for mural painting restoration
(National Institute of Cultural Heritage, Bucharest)
Prize of the Ministry of Culture of Romania for mural painting restoration (Bucharest)
Great Prize for Sacred Art (Romanian Artist Union, Bucharest)
Great Prize for Sacred Art (Romanian Artist Union, Bucharest)
Great Prize “Prayer of the painted wood I” (Romanian Artist Union, Bucharest)
Fellowship for Young Artists (Romanian Artist Union, Bucharest)

2014

2010
2010

2008

2006
2004
2001
1989

Elena Murariu