Last name: Criste
First name: Mihai
Date of birth: 08-10-1975
Place of birth: Deva Hunedoara county
Education and formations
1990-1994"Sigismund Toduta "Music and Plastic Arts High School, graphics art section from Deva;
1997-2001"Ioan Andreescu" Visual Arts Academy, graphics art section from Cluj-Napoca.
October 1992-He took part in a group exhibition that took place at the"Book's House from Deva with some graphic art papers, posters and book illustrations;
June 1994-Personal exhibition and theoretical presentation of the Diploma Work intitulated: "Festina Lente";
June 1997-He took part in the summer practice which made up the introduction in the world at graphics arts on the computers;
October 1997-He has the opportunity to collaborate with the American students from the Arts Institute from U.S.A. and they changed papers through an American teacher who visited the Visual Art Academy "Ioan Andreescu "from Cluj-Napoca;
december1997-He took part in the winter practice, in order to watch some exhibition from the Arts Museum from Budapest;
June 1999-Collaboration with Europontic Printing house of Cluj-Napoca for illustrating the children books: "The Wizard of Oz" and "Amintiri din copilarie";
June 2003-Group Exhibition at Denver, Colorado with a few paintings of surrealistic kind;
January 2004-He took part in a group exhibition which was organized by [link]-Petrosani, who took place at the "Forma Gallery" in the Winter Saloon with two lino-engravures of religious theme:"Crucification"si "Trinity";
June 2004-Collaboration with Polirom Printing House of Iasi to illustrate the cover of the book "World in two days" by George Balaita;
December 2005-Collaboration with Polirom Printing House of Iasi to illustrate the cover of the books:"Despre clovni"by Norman Manea and "Perimetrul custii" by Leo Butnaru;
5th of February 2006 - I took part in the National contest of paintings at the "Opera Theatre Ion Dacian" from Bucharest who was organized by the Foundation "Arte e Arta" where I exposed one painting:"Incarnated Logos"
6th of September 2006 - I took part at the group exhibition "Balcic-Queen Mary's Heart" where I presented three paintings realized during the documentary trip organized at Balcic by the Foundation "Arte e Arta" in the period between 3rd an 9th of July 2006.
23rd of October 2006 - I took part at the group exhibition "Cool Daddy Rembrandt" occasioned by ROMHOTEL 2006, organized in ROMEXPO Exhibition Complex from Bucharest, where I exposed 10 paintings in superrealistic style, together with other young painters, all the paintings being destinated to the hotels, offices and banks.
"The beauty in art is nothing else but the essence, the creation!"
Mihai has been painting professionally for more than 10 years