Petru Lucaci


(n. 1956, Arad)

After graduating with a certificate of honor from the N. Grigorescu Arts Institute, Painting Department (Bucharest, Romania) in 1982, Petru Lucaci became one of the most prolific and known artists in the Romanian art scene and has shown considerable skill and forethought in a multitude of artistic genres and forms: painting, graphics, photography, object / installation, happenings, new media. He has been a highly influential beneficial force in the art scene too through his relevant positions (such as president of The Romanian Artist’s Union), while also being able to shape and aid numerous future generations through his teaching at the Bucharest National University of Arts (his students frequently have a knack for proving themselves to be valuable emerging artists).


Studies:
BA, Institute of Arts „N. Grigorescu”, Bucharest, Romania-Painting Department (18982);
Ph.D in Visual Arts, National University of Arts, Bucharest, Romania, (2006)

Acting Roles:
Professor-National University of Arts, Bucharest, Painting Department;
President – National Union of Visual Artists, Romania; Director – Arta visual arts magasine;
Art Director -Victoria Art Center for Contemporary Cultural Production, Bucharest.

Awards / Distinctions (selection):
Constantin Brâncuși Grand Prize, Arad International Art Biennial Meeting point, 2013;
Visual Arts Award of the Ministry of Culture and Cults [8art +], 2007;
Prize for Painting, Union of Visual Artists in Romania, 2006;
Award for Excellence, Union of Visual Artists in Romania [8art +], 2006;
Order of Cultural Merit granted by the Presidency of Romania, 2004.