The Artwork of Florin Ion Firimita
is running now through September 26!
ABOUT THE ARTIST
FLORIN ION FIRIMIŢÃ is a visual artist, teacher, filmmaker and writer traces his interest in art back to his father’s modest amateur photo lab, in Bucharest, Romania, where he was entrusted with mixing chemicals, developing film, and printing black-and-white photos, at the age of six. His interest in drawing and painting started around the same time, under the influence of his mother, an art teacher and a fashion designer.
Between 1988 and 1990, he was the manager of the painting department of the National Theater of Opera and Ballet, in Ballet, in Bucharest, Romania, and also as a costume and set painter. In 1990, he immigrated to the United States. Today he teaches, paints, exhibits, lectures, and writes art-criticism, essays and short stories.
Lately, his fiction, essays have appeared in France, Great Britain, and in the U.S. in House Beautiful, The Sun, and the Hartford Courant. The Art of Leaving a film about Florin’s art and life was released in 2003. The film was the official selection of seven international film festival such as Santa Fe, Durango, New York, Chicago, and also Montreal’s 23rd Festival International du Film Sur L’Art.His first novel, Reliquary, the result of 13 years of writing, is scheduled to be published in 2015.
His work could be found in many private and public collections in Europe, Australia, and the United States. Between 1990 and 2014 he has participated in over 300 solo and group exhibits. He divides his time between Connecticut, New York and France.
More on the web: www.florinfirimita.com & www.ParisInPlantsville.com