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Ioana Datcu, Romanian artist. Grantee Pollock-Krasner Foundation, 1992, Minnesota State Arts Board, 1994; Jerome Foundation Residency fellow, 1994; McKnight Photography fellow, 1992, fellow Arts Midwest National Education Association, 1994-1995, Clowes Fund regional residency fellow, Indianapolis, 1997; Vermont Studio Center Residency award, Johnson, Vermont, 1997. Member Christians in the Visual Arts, National Association Women Artists, Inc.


Datcu, Ioana was born on April 22, 1944 in Bucharest, Romania. Daughter of Marin and Niculina Datcu.


Bachelor, Pedagogical Institute, Bucharest, 1967;Bachelor of Fine Arts summa cum laude, University of Minnesota, 1987;Master of Fine Arts, University of Minnesota, 1991.


Teacher biology, high school, Argova, Preasna, Romania, 1967-1974;photography assistant, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, 1985-1986;photographer civil rights department, City Hall, St. Paul, 1986-1987;darkroom supervisor, Film in the Cities, St. Paul, 1987-1988;gallery assistant, curator, Paul Whitney Gallery, St. Paul, 1987-1991;art instructor, Minnesota Museum American Art, St. Paul, 1993-1994;instructor drawing & painting, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1996-1997.


  • Other Work

    • One-woman shows include Flanders Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, 1994, Winona State University, Minnesota, 1995, Montana State University, Billings, 1996, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, 1996, Indianapolis Art Center, 1996, Kansas City Artists Coalition, Missouri, 1997, Grants Pass Museum Art, Oregon, 1997, Trinity Presbyterian Church, Denton, Texas, 1998, South Bend Museum Art, Indiana, 1998, University Dayton, Ohio, 2000, Concordia University, Seward, Nebraska, 2004, exhibited in group shows at North Park College, Chicago, 1991, History Trinity, Detroit, 1993, 1995-1996, Barrett House Galleries, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1994, 1996, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, 1992, 1995-1996, Minot State University, North Dakota, 1995, College St. Catherine, St. Paul, 1995, St. John's University, New York, 1995, Focal Point Gallery, New York City, 1996, SoHo Photo Gallery, 1997, Greater Lafayette Museum Art, 1997, Truman State University, Missouri, 1998, McNeese State University, Louisiana, 1998, Attelboro Museum Art, Massachusetts, 1998-1999, New World Art Center, New York City, 1999, Central Missouri State University, 1999, International Print Triennial, Cracow, Poland, 1999, Bridge to the Future, Nurnberg, Germany, 2000, International Print Triennial Cracow, 2004-2009, American Bible Society Gallery, New York City, 2000, Krakow Nürnberg, Messezentrum Museum, Germany, 2000, Jewish Community Center Greater New Haven, Woodbridge, Connecticut, 2001, New American Pairings, Open Studio Press, 1995, Images of the Spirit Traveling Exhibit, 1995-1997, CIVA CODEX III traveling exhibit, 1997—2001, Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, 2001, Grand Forks Art Gallery, Canada, 2004, Icon Data, 2006, 2007, Art St. Louis Gallery, 2007, represented in, Civil Defense-Rom collections of Art Communications International, 1995, Artmax International, 1995, Encyclopedia International Women Artists, Alliance Women Artists, 1997, New Art International, Book Art Press, 1997, Christianity and the Arts Journal, International Print Triennial, 1999, The Missing Mary (by Charlene Spretnak), 2004, Faith and Vision: Twenty Five Years of Christians in the Visual Arts, 2005.


Member Christians in the Visual Arts, National Association Women Artists, Inc.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: classical music, movies, yoga, books, animals.


Daughter of Marin and Niculina (Chitescu) D. Married Vasile Porcisanu, August 5, 1967(divorced 1983). 1 child, Isabelle Ioana.

Marin Datcu

Niculina (Chitescu) Datcu

Vasile Porcisanu

Isabelle Ioana Datcu