Born in 1970 in a small Romanian village, M.M. Ciciovan has been drawing and painting since childhood.
After the fall of the communist regime in 1989, she moved to Montreal to pursue an artistic career. She holds a minor in Fine Arts from the University of Montreal, and a Bachelor degree in Visual and Media Arts (B.F.A.) from the University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM).
For almost 15 years, M.M. Ciciovan dedicated herself entirely to artistic creation.
“The best way to describe M.M. Ciciovan’s work is that it is based in memory, more specifically her memories and perceptions of the places from her life,” said the Montreal editor and publisher, Wah Keung Chan. “She explores an aesthetic and is in search of its beauty and harmony. She challenges her own universe, pushing it to the ideal.
The color palette mixes earth tones with light to create a world in orange with hints of blue, yellow and green. “
M.M. Ciciovan has staged many solo and group exhibitions and her paintings can be found in public and private collections throughout Canada and abroad, especially in New York, Boston, Paris, Madrid, Singapore, Nassau, Bucharest and Cluj.
Bachelor in Visual and Media Arts (B.F.A)
University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM)
2000 – 2003
Minor in Fine Arts
University of Montreal
1999 – 2000
Member of Honour Committee
100th Anniversary of the Prix d’Europe Competition
The Canada-Romania Medal
Awarded by the Canadian Ambassador in Bucharest
2015 – 2016, Untitled Exhibition, Artblend Gallery, Ft Lauderdale (Florida) (permanent exhibition)
2014 – 2015, « The Land of the Elders», Galerie Images Boréales, Montréal (Québec)
2011, « In Search of Time Lost », Chapelle historique du Bon Pasteur, Montreal (Quebec) (solo exhibition)
2009, « Contemplations », The Contemporary Arts Gallery, Montreal (Quebec) (solo exhibition)
2008, « The Great Travelling », Chapelle historique du Bon Pasteur, Montreal (Quebec) (solo exhibition)
2007, « Dialogues of the Memory », Montreal Art Gallery, Montreal (Quebec) (solo exhibition)
2006, « Mirages », Scotia Bank ScotiaMcLeod, Montreal (Quebec) (solo exhibition)
2005, « Beyond the Horizon (II) », Olivieri Bookstore/Bistro, Montreal (Quebec) (solo exhibition)
2004, « Beyond the Horizon », Brigitte Desroches Gallery, Montreal (Quebec) (solo exhibition)
2003, « Souvenirs of the Earth », National Theater, Bucharest (Romania) (solo exhibition)
2002, « Variations », Romanian Embassy, Ottawa (Ontario) (solo exhibition)
2002, « My Childhood – Roumanie en Rose », Pierre Peladeau Center, Montreal (Quebec) (thematic exhibition with the filmmaker Jean-Claude Labrecque)
2001, « Parameter », UQAM Gallery, Montreal (Quebec) (group exhibition)
2001, « Leaving the Nest », Inter Palace Gallery, Montreal (Quebec) (solo exhibition)
2001, « Wavering », C. Brancusi Exhibition Center, Montreal (Quebec) (group exhibition)
November 30, 2016 –7pm to 9pm
X-Contemporary At Nobu
Emillions Art will be showing at X-Contemporary (Hotel Nobu at the Eden Roc) during Art Basel from November 30- December 4, 2016