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Otilia Gruneanțu Scriuba
Visual Artist, Teacher
Otilia Gruneantu Scriuba is a mixed media artist passionate by colour, line, texture, spatiality through layering and spontaneous gestures. She creates complex narrative artwork exploring the unconscious, as well as her feelings and emotions generated by different personal events, places where she lived or that she visited and occasionally by some current issues, such as women’s role and image in society or racial conflict.
She uses a combination of spontaneous abstract fields of colour and lines with visible brushstrokes interspersed by archetypical, personal and cultural symbols. When painting, she works mainly with acrylic paint sometimes mixed with acrylic spray and/or collage. In graphics she prefers to use the technique of monotyping or collography.
Otilia Gruneantu Scriuba is a member of the National Association of Professional Artists from Romania (UAPR), Graphics Department and of Oakville ArtWorks Art Association from Oakville, Canada.
She displayed her art in many juried international, national and local art shows, in Canada, Romania, Italy, Spain, France, Mexico, Germany and Hungary. In 2017, she obtained the 3rd prize for Graphics at the 6th International Biennial Art Show “Meeting Point” from Arad, Romania and in 2012 “The Most favoured artist” prize at Roncy Rocks Arts and Musical Festival in Toronto.
She has a Bachelor’s Degree is Fine Arts and Pedagogy of Arts and a bilingual Master’s Degree in Romanian and French in Curatoring Cultural Projects, both from the West University, Visual Arts Faculty, Timisoara, Romania. This year Otilia just started her 14th year as a teacher. Currently, she teaches Visual Arts and French to high school students in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. She completed all the necessary courses for teaching in Canada at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario.