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artist , curator , educator

Florin Ion Firimita, Romanian artist, educator, writer. Certified art education grades K-12. Recipient Honorable mention National Arts Program, Hartford, Connecticut, 1992, National prize for literature New York University, Suffern, 1994. Visiting artist and educator Volunteer Outreach Program, New Britain, Connecticut, 1997. Member National Education Association, Connecticut Education Association, Washington Art Association, Canton Art Guild.

Background

Firimita, Florin Ion was born on July 30, 1965 in Bucharest, Romania. Came to the United States, 1990. Son of Ion and Anica (Manu) Firimita.

Education

Associate of Arts magna cum laude, Naugatuck Valley College, 1995. Bachelor of Science summa cum laude, Central Connecticut State University, 1997. Master in Art Education, Central Connecticut State University, 2005.

Career

Assistant stage designer, National Theatre of Opera and Ballet, Bucharest, 1986-1990;production manager, National Theatre of Opera and Ballet, Bucharest, 1988-1990;curator, member of advisory board, Gallery on the Green, Canton, Connecticut, since 1996;artist-teacher, Middlebury (Connecticut) Elementary School, since 1997. Manager, owner Fif Studio, Collinsville, Connecticut, since 1995.

Achievements

  • Certified art education grades K-12.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Works exhibited at various group and solo shows York Square Gallery, New Haven, 1994, Miss Porter's School, Farmington, Connecticut, 1995, Pat Steier Gallery, Litchfield, Connecticut, 1995, White Space Gallery, New Haven. Represented in various private public collections. Co-author: The Art of Leaving.

      Author of essays, short stories and art criticism.

Membership

Visiting artist and educator Volunteer Outreach Program, New Britain, Connecticut, 1997. Member National Education Association, Connecticut Education Association, Washington Art Association, Canton Art Guild.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: classical music, jazz, travel, reading.

Connections

father:
Ion Firimita

mother:
Anica (Manu) Firimita