Rodica Alecsandra Petrescu Miller

 

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(Romania-USA)

 

 

 

Rodica Alecsandra Petrescu Miller is a Metaphysical Surrealist painter who settled down in the United States in 1996. She lives and works upstate New York.

 

 

 

image002       Frugal Breakfast

 

 

 

Born and raised in Romania, Rodica Alecsandra Petrescu Miller has a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts in Painting from the Academy of Fine Arts ‘Nicolae Grigorescu’, Bucharest, Romania. Her third solo show, ‘The Graal’– organized by the Goethe Institut in Bucharest, Romania in 1993- brought her success and artistic recognition. The same year, she went to Toronto, Canada as artist-in-residence and saw The Henry Moore Sculpture Centre at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

 

 

 

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Back in Bucharest during the spring of 1994, she started working on her next Solo Show ‘Other Voices, Other Rooms’ at the American Cultural Center, Bucharest, Romania. In 1995, she wrote a screenplay for a digital film ‘Adventure in Immortality’ Art & Technology Experience, but the project requires advanced technology and thus remains still unrealized.

 

 

 

image004       The Arising of Suffering

 

 

 

Rodica immigrated, alone and without support, to New York, USA in 1996. In 2002, in spite of all the difficulties and complications, she received an AAS degree in Textile Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY. In the summer of 2003, she managed to get her first website: www.sandramillergalleries.com and started to promote her artwork over the internet. Recently, she changed the official site address to: www.rodicaworld.com

 

A member of the Society for Art of Imagination, London, UK since 2004, Rodica has had works included in international shows at HR Giger Museum in SWITZERLAND, the Mall Galleries in London, UK, and Fantasmus Gallerie Brusen in Saeby, DENMARK.
For her oil technique, Rodica studied the works of her favourite masters: Francisco Goya, Lucas Cranach, Giambattista Tiepolo and Giorgione.

 

 

 

image006       Free and Easy Wandering

 

 

 

Rodica was attracted to Metaphysical Painting that enabled her to create unique interpretations of the relationship between mind and matter. Above all, the ambition of Rodica’s each painting is to create a unique metaphoric expression, and to preserve the concept of beauty and harmony in Art.

 

 

 

image008       Disturbance of Bliss

 

 

 

Education:

 

Academy of Fine Arts, Bucharest, Romania, Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree,

Fine Arts major, Specialization: Painting

Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY, State of University of New York,

AAS degree, Textile and Surface Design major

 

Member of the Society for Art of Imagination, London, UK

Member of UAPR- Uniunea Artistilor Plastici din Romania- Fine Arts, Painting

Member of UCIN- Uniunea Cineastilor din Romania- Film Costume Design

 

 

 

image010       Valley of the Sorrow/Valea Plângerii

 

 

 

Selected Works:

 

2009- ‘Contemplating Heaven”, oil on canvas, selected by www.monograffi.com  for

       Monograffi Art Galleries, Metarealism, Art descending from Georgio De Chirico

2006- “Walpurgisnacht”, oil on canvas, selected by Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra in

       Leipzig, Germany for the concert catalog of the season 2007/2008, page 40-41

2006-”The Unseen Attraction Force of Evil”, oil on canvas, at the Museum of World’s

       Illustration at Glowinski Library, Olesnica, Poland

2002- “Floral“, dye & gouache design, “Fashion Fabric International Exhibition” at

       The Javits Center, Jacob K Javits Convention Center, New York, NY, USA

2000- ‘The Great Escape“, oil on canvas, selected for “Eminescian Resonance in

       Fine Arts”, Litera International Publishing House, Bucharest, Romania

1999-”Dust, Mould & Flamingo Feather“, “The Break“, selected for Surrealistic Billows,

       ”New Art International”, Book Art Press Publishers, New York, NY, USA

       1996- “The Encyclopedia of Romanian Contemporary Artists”: Rodica A Petrescu,

       ARC 2000 Publishing House, Bucharest, Romania

1994 – “Adventure in Immortality”, oil on canvas selected by “L’Express de Toronto” for

       Press Bureau of His Majesty King Michael of Romania, Toronto, Canada

1993 – “The Graal”, series of oil paintings to illustrate ‘Luceafarul’, Art and Literary magazine of the Romanian Writers Association,  http://www.revistaluceafarul.ro

1991- “DYONISUS“, “ GENESIS”, oil on canvas, selected for “Eminescian Echoes in

       Fine Arts”, Rodica A Petrescu, Meridiane Publishing House, Bucharest, Romania

 

 

 

image012       Monde Aquatique

 

 

 

Audio Files:

 

April 2014 – “THE LIVING WATER”, podcast for  http://www.estmanradio.com , Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, SWITZERLAND

 

 

 

image014       The Rift In Time

 

 

 

Recent Group Shows:

 

August 2011- ‘The Spiritual Essence of Art”, ARTROM Gallery, Rome, ITALY

October 2010- ‘PALM ART AWARD 2010’, Art Domain Leipzig, GERMANY

May 2010- INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION 2010, SURREALISM, Santiago Ribeiro,

       Sant’ Anna Convent, Coimbra, PORTUGAL, EUROPEAN UNION

April 2009- “SACRED ART”, Exhibition at the Lofthouse Gallery,

       Wessobrunn, Bavaria, GERMANY

September 2008- “PARADISE LOST’, John Milton’s 400th Birthday Art Exhibit at

       WILLIAMSBURG ART & HISTORICAL CENTER, Brooklyn, NY, USA

July 2008- ‘FANTASMUS 2008’, Exhibition at GRØNNEGADE 3 SÆBY, DENMARK

April 2007- “The Annual Exhibition of The Society for Art of Imagination” at the Mall

       Galleries near Buckingham Palace in London, UK

August 2006- “SurrealismNow”, International Surrealist Show online, New York, NY

June 2006- A FEAST FOR THE IMAGINATION, International Show at the HR GIGER

       Museum and Galleries, Chateau St Germain in SWITZERLAND

January 2005- “ Digital Art Contest”, MOCA, Museum of Computer Art, Brooklyn, NY

September 2004- “Art et Technologie, Patrimoine et Art Contemporaine” International

       Exhibition, Saint-Auvent, FRANCE

February 2002 – “International Fashion Fabrics Exhibition”, The Javits Center, Jacob K

       Javits Convention Center, New York, NY, USA

 

image019       Chicago

 

       http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-73555314.html

May 2002- “Senior Show”, Museum at Fashion Institute of Technology,

       New York, NY, USA

 

 

 

image016       Home

 

 

 

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1994- L’Express de Toronto, Press Office of His Majesty King Michael of Romania. With Jean Mazare (Founder), and the Sculptor Nicapetre.
 

 

 

Artist in Residence:

 

April 2009- Florsheim Mansion, Chicago, IL, USA

 

November 1993- February 1994- Atlin Center for the Arts, Toronto, CANADA

 

 

Art & Technology Experience:

 

1995- “ADVENTURE IN IMMORTALITY”, screenplay for computer 3D animation and

       Special effects animation for Art & Technology Experience

2009- “THE LIVING WATER”, Touch Surface installation art project for Mercosul Biennial,

       Porto Alegre, BRAZIL

 

 

 

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Honors:

 

Art Space 2000-World Web Award of Excellence 2007-2008 for www.rodicaworld.com

 

Award of Excellence- The Sixth Annual Art Competition Manhattan Arts International,

       New York, NY, USA, 1997

Diploma of Excellence- The 5th International Exhibition of Miniature Art, Art Addiction

       International Gallery, Stockholm, SWEDEN, 1997

Diploma of Excellence-The 4th International Female Artists Art Annual, Art Addiction

       International Gallery, Stockholm, SWEDEN, 1997

McLaine Fellowship Solo Show – International House, New York, NY, USA, 1997

 

 

 

image018       The Keeper of the Living Water

 

 

 

Media Presentation

 

Art and Literary magazines:

 

June 2015- ‘Empty Mirror’ Art & Literary Magazine http://www.emptymirrorbooks.com/features/visual-art/the-rift-in-time-paintings-by-rodica-miller.html

 

January 2005- 1@IonOne, Live Magazine, Digital: Art & Technology: Sandra Miller

New York, “Adventure in Immortality”, screenplay for digital art http://www.ionone.com/pnmillersa.htm

 

December 2004- 1@IonOne, Live Magazine, Digital: Art & Technology: Sandra Miller http://www.ionone.com/pnmillersa.htm

 

January 1993- ‘Luceafarul’, http://www.revistaluceafarul.ro Art and Literary magazine of

The Romanian Writers Association published ‘The Shape of Ideal’ by Corneliu Antim, art critic, article about ‘The Graal’, painting exhibition by Rodica A Petrescu at Goethe Institut in Bucharest, Romania

 

June 1991 – Luceafarul’, Art and Literary magazine of Romanian Writers Association

http://www.revistaluceafarul.ro published ‘The Anatomy of Dream’ by Corneliu Antim, art critic, article about ‘The Triumph of Death’ painting exhibition by Rodica Petrescu at Galeria Caminul Artei, Bucharest, Romania

 

TV       January 1995- NEWS, Romanian National Television Channel 1 & 2

       January 1993- CONFLUENCES, Art Program Romanian National Television

       Channel 1

       October 1993- ATELIER, Art Program Romanian National Television

       Channel 2

Radio     January 1995- Romania Actualitati Radio Station , Radio Tinerama,

Antena Bucurestilor Radio Station

January 1993- Romanian National Radio Station, Fun Radio, Uniplus Radio

 

 

 

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Paintings in Private Collections:

 

France, Germany, Holland, Sweden, Italy, Poland, Greece, UK, Austria, Switzerland, Canada, USA, Japan, Israel and Romania.

 

LIFE AFTER LIFE                Dr. Manfried Wüst, director of the Goethe Institut

 

EVENING MEDITATION      Goethe Institut, Bucharest, Romania

 

Adventure in Immortality”, L’Express de Toronto, Press Bureau of His Majesty

King Michael of Romania, Toronto, Canada

GRAAL EXERCISE               Paulina Rieloff, Paulina Rieloff Gallery, New York, NY, USA

SALAMANDER’S MAGIC    Joseph Helman Gallery, New York, NY, USA

LAND of DREAMS                Centrul Cultural Roman, New York, NY, USA

AT DUSK                               Florsheim Mansion, Chicago, IL, USA

THE LAKE                             Florsheim Mandion, Chicago, IL, USA

 

 

 

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Artist Confession II

 

Painting is part of myself, a spectacular ordeal with so few satisfactions, regardless, nothing is more wonderful than the time spent in the studio, when you isolate yourself from the daily turmoil and, with an eagerness comparable to that before a competition, you start working. It is a unique moment, when fatigue and loneliness- which crushed you like a fatality, devouring you without haste- disappear; when the  soul loaded with the burden of so many questions starts a secret dialog with himself and with God; when it seems the clock doesn’t move waiting for this miraculous tearing.

 

Then Love also gets another image.

 

At last the painting is ready and speaks about “The Grail”, “The Triumph of Death”, about “The Anatomy of Melancholy”, or ‘The Adventure in Immortality”, “Ritual of Invisibility”, and even about “The Underground Journey”.

 

Around you, there is silence. Everything has its own meaning, and tired by the achieved flight, you feel like the chronicler of the time, who recorded the results of these experiences to leave them to those who will follow the same Path…

 

May 1996, Bucharest, Romania

 

 

 

LINKS :

 

http://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/32008-rodica-miller  Los Angeles portfolio

 

http://www.artmajeur.com/en/artist/sandramiller/portfolio  Paris, France portfolio

 

http://www.artofimagination.org/Pages/Miller.html   London, UK portfolio

 

www.hrgiger.com/museum/museum_gallery.htm  Rodica A Miller

http://www.ionone.com/pnmillersa.htm  Sandra Miller

 

http://redroom.com/member/rodica-miller/writing

www.surrealismnow.com/rodicamiller.html

www.artactif.com/rodicamiller

www.suprarealism.ro/arta.html

www.artisticnetwork.net  Rodica A Miller, International Society of Artists, SWEDEN

 

http://santiagoribeiro.ning.com/profile/RODICAMILLER

Santiago Ribeiro International Exhibition 2010 Surrealism, Coimbra, PORTUGAL

 

http://www.tendreams.org/metarealism1.htm

http://monograffi.com/meta1.htm

 

http://pictify.com/user/rodicamiller

https://www.artstation.com Rodica Miller painting portfolio

 

http://www.renderosity.com Rodica Miller painting portfolio

 

 

 

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Website address: www.rodicaworld.com

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