Monica D. Carp, born on March 1, 1956, in Bozieni – Neamţ, and currently residing in Roman, is a distinguished artist with a passion for preserving history and culture through her art. Her journey is one of dedication, creativity, and a deep connection to her Romanian roots.
Monica completed her high school education in Roman and went on to graduate in Design, Decorative and Plastic Arts. She furthered her academic pursuits with a PhD at the esteemed “George Enescu” Art University in Iaşi. Her doctoral thesis, titled “Symbols from Folk Art and Christian-Orthodox Art Integrated into Painting,” reflects her commitment to exploring the cultural and artistic heritage of Romania.
As a full member of the Romanian Union of Plastic Artists, Monica Carp’s artistic journey has been marked by numerous collective and personal exhibitions, totaling an impressive 25 solo shows. Her artwork has found its place in Romanian museums and private collections both within the country and abroad.
Monica’s contributions extend beyond her visual artistry. She has actively participated in symposiums and scientific communication sessions, sharing her insights and expertise with the artistic community.
Her artistic endeavors have not gone unnoticed. Monica has received various awards, diplomas of merit, and certificates of honor and excellence in national and international exhibitions and competitions. Her art serves as a testament to her love for her soul and her audience, connecting present and future generations to the rich history and vibrant emotions of Romania.
Through her creations, which often touch upon themes like “Pisanie,” “Dumnezeirea clipei,” “Luogo della Croce,” “Sign and meaning,” and more, Monica weaves together pages of Romanian history, life, and sentiment, expressed eloquently through her brush strokes.
One of Monica’s most significant accomplishments is her ability to capture the essence of history and convey it to all. Her art acts as a bridge between generations, allowing everyone to understand and appreciate the depth of Romanian culture and heritage.
In the words of Valentin Ciucă, “Carp Monica has the grace of history and its transcript for all to understand.” Her art serves as a living record of Romania’s past and a vibrant expression of its present.
Monica D. Carp’s “Pomul vieţii” (The Tree of Life) not only elevates the actions, words, and thoughts within her paintings but also symbolizes the growth and impact of her artistic journey. It’s a journey that continues to flourish, capturing the essence of Romanian history, culture, and soul.
Iulian Bucur, a renowned art critic, beautifully summarizes Monica’s contribution, saying, “This celebration has shown how threads can be drawn from the warp of tradition to us, the contemporaries. How all worlds can be placed in the mirror. How time can stop, even if only for a moment.”
Monica D. Carp’s art invites us to pause, reflect, and appreciate the timeless beauty and depth of Romanian heritage through the lens of an exceptional artist.