Ioana Jitaru is a Swiss-based multidisciplinary contemporary artist whose body of work encompasses painting, photography and fine jewellery design.
With deep reverence for art, spirituality and outdoors, through her paintings and photography, she captures the emotional realm of the human condition and the ethereal atmosphere of nature.
Mostly self-taught, Ioana Jitaru's work was included in a couple of private collections and was shown on several international shows.
She is the winner of the "People" category award of the 12th edition of "Julia Margaret Cameron photography award" for professional section and among the finalists of several other painting and photography awards.
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"Feelings, a glimpse of reality, a fantasy are some of the sources of my painting’s inspiration. I mix materials, I bend the lines, and I use symbols and shapes to create and hide my message. Among my favourite subjects and symbols, one may find the ship and the car as expressions of the human condition, the bubbles and balloons as expressions creativity, the beach as symbol of the inner world, the sea and the road as symbols of life flow, the sky and the clouds as expression of spiritual freedom, and the abstract as expression of feelings and unconscious thoughts.
For me, the photographs are not just souvenirs of precious moments and beloved people. They are mighty storytellers. There is beauty in everything, especially in the way the natural elements reveal themselves to us untamed. The beauty of the landscapes and the evanescence of a solitary and magic moment challenges me to capture the scene for eternity." - Ioana Jitaru
2017-2018 Interior design – Design Institute, School of Applied Arts U.A.E
2018 Goldsmith & Jewelry design – Ruth Gundacker, NEUNvonSIEBEN, Bern, Switzerland
2017 The Fundamentals of Photography – Joel Sartore - “The Great Courses Institute & National Geographic”
2017 Post-Processing for Outdoor and Travel Photographers – Ben Willmore, “CreativeLive” Institute
2016 Painting & Design, “L’Artquarium” Studio (Gilbert Wolfisberg & Artur Karapetian), Geneva, Switzerland
2011- 2012 Painting fundamentals - Delia Calinescu Art Studio, Bucharest, Romania
1996-2002 Bachelor Degree in Law, Law University, Bucharest, Romania
2018 12th Julia Margaret Cameron Award, Photography Award, Barcelona, Spain | Winner
2018 Global Art Awards, Photography Award, Dubai U.A.E | Finalist
2017 VAO” (Visual Art Open) Competition, Painting Award, Chester, U.K | Finalist
2015 Intl. Prize of Contemporary Art LYNX, Painting Award, Trieste, Italy | Finalist
2020 Painting & Photography - Atelier JAD, Vevey, Switzerland
2019 Ioana Jitaru Peinture - SwissFlats, Lausanne, Switzerland
2018 Ioana Jitaru Photography - Art’ Place, Genève, Switzerland
2017 Ioana Jitaru Peinture - Auberge d’Archamps, France
2019 Artbox.Project Miami 2.0 - Eduardo Lira Art Gallery, Miami, FL, U.S.A
2019 Artbox.Project Zurich 1.0 - SBB Event Hall, Zurich, Switzerland
2018 I love Swiss Art - Cite du Temps, Genève, Switzerland
2017 Une oeuvre ne vit que sous le regard - L’Espace Ruine, Genève, Switzerland
2017 Woman’s Essence Show - Espace Commines, Paris, France
2017 Hiver - Swiss Art Space, Lausanne, Switzerland
2017 Automne - Swiss Art Space, Lausanne, Switzerland
2016 Portrait - Swiss Art Space, Lausanne, Switzerland
2016 Oxford International Art Fair, Oxford Town Hall, U.K
2015 The Voice of the Artist, SCOPE Art Gallery, Miami, FL, U.S.A
2015 Words and Works, Venice Art Factory Gallery, Venice, Italy
2014 Art Takes Miami, Miami, FL, U.S.A
2013 The Story of the Creative, Long Island City Gallery, NY, U.S.A
2013 Painting, Colorida Art Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal
2011 People and Feelings, The Lobby Gallery, Bucharest, Romania