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Born in Romania, Sanda Iliescu lives and works in Charlottesville, Virginia. Her artwork 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. A recent interview with Iliescu was published in the book Lineages and Trajectories (Abbasy-Asbagh, ed., Barcelona: Actar Publishers, 2015). 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.

Iliescu teaches painting, drawing, and design at the University of Virginia. 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 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), “Laocoön” (City Secrets: Rome, Robert Kahn, editor, 2011) and “UN-PAINTING: an aleatoric composition” (Catalyst, Ghazal Abbasy-Asbagh, ed., NYC & Barcelona: Actar, 2013) .

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

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

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

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