Dorina MOCAN

 

Dorina Mocan was born in Transylvania, Romania in 1954 and moved to Sweden in 1981. Bringing with her a Romanian influence in her art, she has become one of Sweden’s most respected artists. Mocan is a storyteller and her paintings speak of mystery and suspense. Painting for her always begins with the magic moment when the motive to create suddenly occurs in her imagination. Her work explores the theme of the inner self in each of us; the innocent child that is full of dreams and hopes; the young adult who loves to wonder through the world of dreams and unknown.

Award

  • 1987     The Arts Grants Committee Award
  • 1988     Upplands Väsbys Culture Merit Award
  • 1990     The Arts Grants Committee Award
  • 1999     Lions Clubs Culture award, Smedjebacken
                  Upplands Väsbys Culture Merit Award

 

Education

  • 1965 - 1969     Studied art from the age of ten at the elementary school 
                               of art in her hometown
  • 1969 - 1973     High-school of Music and Fine Arts of Tirgu Mures
  • 1973 - 1977     University of Fine Arts of Cluj - Napoca, Romania
  • 1977                 Master of Plastic and Decorative Arts - Painting
  •                          Major in Painting - First Class Honour
  •                          University of Fine Arts of Cluj, Napoca, Romania

Solo Exhibitions

  • 1988    Galleri Decorum, Stockholm
  • 1989     Edition & Galerie Q, Stockholm
  • 1990     Galerie Greven, Stockholm
  • 1991     Galerie Öhnegård, Uppsala 
  • 1993     Galleri Greven, Stockholm 
  • 1995     Galleri Greven, Stockholm
  • 1996     Galleri ST.Gertrud, Malmö
  • 1996     Galleri Björkwall, Täby
  • 1997     Villa Muramaris, Gotland
  • 1997     Galleri Ängeln, Lund
  • 1997     Väsby Konsthall, Upplands Väsby
  • 1997     Stockholm Art Fair - Väsby Konsthall
  • 1998     Galleri Smedbyn, Huskvarna
  • 1998     Galleri Baggen, Stockholm
  •             - visited by the Majesties, the King and Queen of Sweden
  • 1998     Galleri Bacchus, Borås
  • 1999     Galleri Painen, Berlin, Germany
  • 1999     Stockholm Art Fair - Väsby Konsthall
  • 1999     Väsby Konsthall     
  • 2000     Grunewaldvillan Saltsjöbaden
  • 2000     Stockholm Art Fair - Väsby Konsthall
  • 2001     Galleri Bacchus, Borås
  • 2001     Galleri Focus, Oxelösund
  • 2001     Galleri Linné, Uppsala
  • 2001     Stocholm Art Fair, Väsby Konsthall
  • 2001     Galleri Baggen, Stockholm
  • 2002     Galleri Max, Ystad
  • 2002     Stockholm Art Fair - Väsby Konsthall
  • 2002     Hai ShangShan Art Centre, Shanghai, China
  • 2004     Falsterbo Konsthall
  • 2004     Galleri Remi, Östersund
  • 2004     Galleri Bacchus, Borås     
  • 2005    Connoisseur Art Gallery, Hong Kong “My Secret Garden”
  • 2006    Gallery Bergström, Jönköping
  • 2007    Galleri Linné, Uppsala
  • 2007    Connoisseur Art Gallery, Singapore "Enchanted Meetings"
  • 2010    Connoisseur Art Gallery, Hong Kong "Dreams and Pearls"
  • 2010    Galleri Bergstrom, Bastad
  • 2010    Konstframjandet Bergsalgen, Touring exhibition for children
  • 2013    "The Inner Light", Connoisseur Art Gallery, Hong Kong

Professional Affiliation

  • Member of the Swedish Artists National Organization
  • Member of the International Association of Art (IAA)

Professional Experiences

  • Swedish Government art council
  • Gävleborg county
  • Stockholm county
  • stergtland county
  • Skaraborgs county
  • Västergätland county
  • Värmland county
  • Municipality of Stockholm
  • Municipality of Upplands Väsby
  • Wäst Bygg AB Borås
  • Lagerkvist & Partners AB Stockholm
  • Laigaard & Partners Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Their Majesties The King and Queen of Sweden
  • Swedish Trade Commission
  • Royal Caribbean International, cruise ship "Mariner of the seas"
  • Royal Caribbean International, cruise ship "Liberty of the seas"
  • Radisson Cruises, cruise ship "Seven Seas Voyageur"
  • Royal Caribbean International, cruise ship "Navigator of the seas"
  • Healthcare Commission, Stockholm The Department of Real Estate, Stockholm
  • The Romanian Embassy, Stockholm
  • Järnia, Sweden
  • Siemens, Sweden
  • Tenant-owners Society Bleckis Upplands Väsby - art decoration
  • Liljefors school, municipality of Uppsala - art decoration

Public Collections

  • Tenant-owners Society, Bleckis Upplands Väsby
  • Liljefors School, Municipality of Uppsala
  • Radisson Cruises, cruiseship - "Seven Seas Voyageur"
  • Royal Caribbean International, cruise ship - "Navigator of the Seas"
  • Järnia Sweden
  • Siemens Sweden

Private Collections

 

Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, The Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, The United States of America, United Kingdom

 

 

 

 

Major Exhibitions

  • 1983     Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm
  • 1986     Konstfrämjandet, Stockholm 
                  Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm
  • 1987     Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm 
                  Konstfrämjandet, Stockholm
                  Galleri Q, Stockholm
  • 1988     Stockholm Art Fair - Galerie Q
                  Nordic Art Fair, Sundsvall
  • 1989     Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm 
                  Konstfrämjandet, Stockholm
                  Dalecarlia Art Fair, Borl
  • 1990     Stockholm Art Fair - Galleri Greven
                  Galleri Kasper, Stockholm
  • 1991     Galleri Greven, Stockholm
                  Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm 
                  Mälargalleriet, Stockholm
                  Galleri Kasper, Stockholm
  • 1992     Galleri Greven, Stockholm
  • 1993     Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm
                  Stockholm Art Fair - Galleri Greven
  • 1995     Patras, Greece, 1995
  • 1996     Nordic Art Fair, Sundsvall 
               "6 painters from Sweden", Centro Cultural Las Condes,
                Santiago de Chile, in connection with the Majesties the King 
                and Queen of Sweden state visit in Chile
  • 1997     Galleri Baggen, Stockholm 
                  Stockholm Art Fair - Galleri Björkwall 
                  Väsby Konsthall
  • 1998     Aftonbladet, Stockholm 
                  25 x 2K Väsby Konsthall
                  Spring Saloon, Väsby Konsthall
  • 1999     Galleriet, Växjö
  • 2000     Galeria Nacional de Arte Guadalajara, Mexico
                  Art Copenhagen, Galleri Bacchus, Denmark 
                  Ekerums Konsthall, Ekerum
  • 2001     Painting Biennale the North and Balticum, Väsby Konsthall 
                  Art Copenhagen, Galleri Bacchus, Denmark
                  Ekerums Konsthall, Ekerum
                 "Die Maske in Malerai Und Skulptur", Galleri Painen, Berlin,       
                  Germany
  • 2002     Shanghai Art Fair, Shanghai, China
  • 2003     "Micro" Galleri Agardh & Tornvall, Stockholm 
                  Galleri Bacchus, Borås
  • 2004     Stockholm Art Fair- Galleri Agardh & Tornvall 
                  Galleri Sala, Sala 
                  Galleri Bergström, Jönköping 
                  International Corporate Art Nevlunghavn Oslo, Norway 
                  Community - House of Alphen a. d. Rijn the Netherlands, 
                  Holland 
                 Galleri Infra, Upplands Väsby
  • 2005     Edsvik Konsthall Sollentuna 
                  International Corporate Art, Nevlunghavn Oslo, Norway
                  "Micro" - Galleri Agardh & Tornvall, Stockholm 
                  Galleri 38, Luleå
                  Galleri Haga, Umeå 
                  Galleri Sjöhästen, Nyköping 
                  Väsby Konsthall 
                 "Making their remarks", Posco Art Museum, Seoul, South Korea
  • 2006     International Corporate Art, Nevlunghavn Oslo, Norway 
                  Edsvik Konsthall Sollentuna, "Time" 
                  Connoisseur Art Gallery, Hong Kong
  • 2007     Connoisseur Art Gallery, Hong Kong 
                  Connoisseur Art Gallery, Singapore
  • 2008     MacLean Fine Art London, Form Art Fair
                  Infra City Upplands Väsby - Exhibition organized at the   
                  occasion of the International Conference hosted by the
                  Government of Sweden
  • 2008     Gallery Jeanette Ölund Borås - " Six temperaments" 25th
                  anniversary of the gallery
  • 2008     Connoisseur Art Gallery, Hong Kong
  • 2008     Connoisseur Art Gallery, Singapore - European Season
  • 2009     Connoisseur Art Gallery, Art London, United Kingdom
  • 2009     Connoisseur Art Gallery, KIAF, Seoul, Korea
  • 2011     "Women's Perception. Contemporary Arts from Sweden",
  • 2011      Grey House Foundation, Krakow, Poland
  • 2012     Galleri Linne, Uppsala, Sweden
  • 2014     "1989 - Celebrating 25 Years of Fine Art", Connoisseur Art Gallery, Hong Kong
                 “Outstanding”, Galleri Jeanette Ölund, Borås, Sweden
  • 2015     “Aurora”, Edsvik Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
                 Gallery Ingela S, Stockholm, Sweden