Cristina Niculescu is a visual artist, immigrant, veteran, divorcée, writer, educator, and marvel-maker. Born in 1981 in Romania, she immigrated to the US at the age of ten. Her multi-culturally informed work seeks points of social tension and connection through artful objects, photography, video and interactive installations. She designs props and participatory experiences for the tragicomedy of life, favoring humor, tenderness and multiplicity.
Niculescu holds undergraduate degrees in Spanish and Physiology from the University of Arizona, an MA in Spanish from Portland State University and an MFA in Applied Craft + Design from the Pacific Northwest College of Art. She was elected leader of her class’ Pionieri Communist Organization at the age of eight, won the 6th grade school Spelling Bee in Texas, received a full-tuition college scholarship, and was a Distinguished Graduate of Air Force Intelligence Officer school in 2003. Cristina has thrived and struggled in Portland, OR since 2009.
Residency: June 2020 - October 2020
Art Exhibition: Saturday, October 3
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