September 7, 2018
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Ailincăi Arina is an artist. She holds a BFA from the University of Arts & Design in Cluj-Napoca (1969). In 1992 she received a Visual Art Teaching Certificate from the University of Toronto. Her solo exhibitions include: Ceramics and Photography, Art Gallery, Oradea, Romania, (1983), Works in Porcelain, Archives Departamentalles Limoges, France (1985), Ceramics and Drawings, La Petite Gallery, Toronto, Canada (1989), Ceramics Installation, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Canada (1994), Inside-Out, Four Canadian Installations “Gardiner” Ceramics Museum, Toronto, Canada (1998), Multiple Dialogue, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, USA (2000), Ceramics Sculpture, UAP Gallery Sibiu, Romania (2011), Crossroad, Yingge Ceramics Museum, Yingge, Taivan (2012), Dislocated Body, Cultural Centre, Mogosoaia-Ghetaria Gallery, Romania (2016), 24 Arcade Gallery UAP Bistrita, Romania (2017). She has taken part in multiple group exhibitions, including: Woman in Clay, Zolgyfa Gallery, Budapest, Hungary (1999), Shape-Style, Shape Style, International Ceramics Sculpture Exhibition, Taipei, Taiwan (2001), Made in Clay Studio, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, USA, (2001), Five McKnight Artists, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, USA (2002), Ceramic Multiplex, Festival of Post-modern Ceramics, Croatia (2005), International Triennial of Silicate Arts, Kecskemet, Hungary (2008), Figure in Transit, International Ceramic Center Guldagergaard, Denmark (2008), Seto-City Art Museum, Seto, Japan (2010), Wood firing, Jinan, Zibo Ceramics Museum, China (2011), Panevezys, International Ceramics Symposium, Civic Art Gallery, Lithuania (2014), Ceramics Today, Unicum 2015, Lubliana, Slovenia. She has received numerous prizes, including: Honours Diploma, Quadrennial Show of Decorative Arts, Erfurt, Germany (1978), Targa D’Argento, International Ceramic Exhibition Faenza, Italy (1981), John Mather Prize, Ontario, Craft’s 91, Toronto, Canada (1991), Ontario Craft Council Award, “Face to Face”, Toronto, Canada (1992), Prix Pierre Legaut. National Biennial of Ceramics, Trois Rivieres, Canada (1994), Honorable Mention, Ceramics Multiplex, Varazdin, Croatia (2012), Ex Tempore, II Prise, Zagreb, Croatia (2015), Prize of the Romanian Union of Visual Artists, for Decorative Art (2016). She has participated in a large number of communications and workshops, such as: Clay Studio, Philadelphia, USA (2000), Contemporary Ceramics Museum, Taipei, Taiwan (2002), Contemporary Ceramics Museum, Shigaraki, Japonia (2003), Art Museum, Seto, Japonia (2010), Ceramics Symposium, Panevezys, Lithuania (2014), “ExTempore”, Cultural Centre, Zagreb, Croatia (2015). She is a member of the Romanian Union of Visual Artists, Cluj-Napoca Branch, and, since 2004, she has been a member of the International Academy of Ceramics (IAC), Geneva, Switzerland.