Cris Orfescu was born in 1956 in Bucharest, Romania. He moved to Los Angeles, United States in 1991 where he lives and works at this time.
Cris has been painting for 35 years experimenting with different media. He has been involved in a variety of projects: digital art, murals, acrylic and oil painting, faux painting, trompe l’oeil, graphics, animation, web design, logo design, and a backdrop for a TV show.
But, most important for his artistic development is the art – science interference. Cris dedicated the past 23 years experimenting and perfecting a new form of art, NANOART, which express the transition from Science to Art through Technology.
Cris studied drawing and architecture in private, and attended different fine art workshops. But mostly, he is a self-taught artist.
He has formal education and a Masters degree in Materials Science.
THE 5th INTERNATIONAL BIENNALE OF CONTEMPORARY ART - December, 2005, Florence, Italy
AFFAIRE IN THE GARDENS - October 2005, Beverly Hills, California, USA
SNAP TO GRID - Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Sptember-October 2005, Los Angeles, California, USATHE 2nd LATINO ART BIENNALE – August-September 2005, Museum of Latino Art, Pomona, California, USA
WORLD MARKET CENTER debut – July, 2005, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
HERMOSA BEACH ART WALK – June - July 2005, Hermosa Beach, California, USA
AFFAIRE IN THE GARDENS - May, 2005, Beverly Hills, California, USA
NANOART and PHOTOGRAPHY - April 2005, Los Angeles, California, USA
TWO MEN SHOW - February 2005, North Hollywood, California, USA
SALA DALLES group exhibition, 1971, Bucharest, Romania
Invited to exhibit in Montreal, Canada and Barcelona, Spain.
Awards, Honors, Residencies, and/or Commissions
First Place award in the New Media category - "AFFAIRE IN THE GARDENS" art show - Beverly Hills, California, USA
Finalist - "BEYOND BOUNDARIES 2004" competition, Rome, ItalyHonorary Best in Show award – Backstreet gallery competition, Santa Monica, California, USA
First mention in a national collage competition, Bucharest, Romania
South End Racquet and Tennis Club, Torrance, California – commission
Dr. Chaya Horrowitz, Manhattan Beach, California – commission
Julian Kovacs, Toluca Lake, California – commission
Dr. Raffaele La Ferla, Redondo Beach, California - commission
Dr. Larissa Malinovskaya, Torrance, California – commission
Van and Jerry Callaghan, Redondo Beach, California – commission
Judy and Carey Gordon, Los Angeles, California – commission
Felipe Bautista, Los Angeles, California - commissionPublic or Institutional Collections
A.P.Smiley & Sons, Los Angeles, California
La Casa Decor, Los Angeles, California
South End Racquet and Tennis Club, Torrance, California
Caleb Technology Corporation, Torrance, California
“Abstract Images of Nanotechnology”, article published Friday, April 8, 2005 in Pasadena Star News
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