Ioana Datcu

1202 Justin St
Sunsites, AZ 85625
Phone: (520) 826.1653


The following is a small
selection from the long list of credentials
and accomplishments of artist Iona Datcu.


1998 Excellence Award; "Spiritual ‘98 National Exhibition"; Period Gallery, Omaha, NE; one work; Dec 7-28

1998 Cash Award; Illuminance, Lubbock Fine Arts Center, Lubbock, TX; juror: Nic Nicosia, photographer, Dallas; three works; Aug 31- Sept 25

1998 First Place Award; "Liturgical and Sacred Art," Liturgical Arts Festival of Springfield, IL; jurors: Hava Guerevich, MFA Illinois State Univ.; Nancy Hughes, President of Board of Advisors Museum of Contemporary Religious Art in St. Louis; one work; May 9-June 20

1998 Cash Award; "tenth Annual National Art Exhibition," Truman State University, Kirksville, MO; juror; Faith Ringgold; two works; March 2- April 4

1995 Best of Show; "Ninth Annual Ecclesiastical Art Exhibition," Historic Trinity Church, Detroit, MI; juror: David Steadman, Dir. Toledo Museum of Art; May 12-25


  MFA in drawing and painting, University of Minnesota, 1991
in drawing and painting, summa cum laude, University of Minnesota, 1987
in biology, University of Bucharest, Romania, 1965

WORK EXPERIENCE                                                                               

1996 University of Minnesota, Art Department, Minneapolis, MN; lecturer, courses taught: color and drawing

1994-95 Minnesota Museum of American Art, 81. Paul, MN; art instructor; courses taught: drawing, portraiture, and still life

1986-91 Paul Whitney Larson Gallery, St Paul, MN; gallery assistant, curator

1987 City Hall, Minneapolis, Department of Civil Rights, Minneapolis, MN; photographer

1987-89 Film in the Cities Gallery, St Paul, MN; darkroom assistant

1970- 77 Region of Bucharest, Romania; biology teacher

FELLOWSHIPS and GRANTS                                                                  

1997 Clowes Fund Regional Fellowship, Indianapolis, IN; (residency at the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT;
Nov 23 -Dec 19); juror: David Humphrey, painter

1997 Vermont Studio Center Residency Award / Work Exchange Aid, Johnson, VT; (residency Oct 26-Nov 22)

1995 Arts Midwest / NEA Regional Visual Artists Fellowship, Minneapolis, MN; works on paper; panelists:
Benny Andrews, former Director of the NEA Visual Arts Program; Joel Feldman, Head of Print Making, Southern Illinois University; Susan King, Founder of Paradise Press, Los Angeles, CA; Marrilyn Murphy, Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University , Nashville, TN

1995 Work Access Grant, Midwest Media Access Center,
St Paul, MN



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