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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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Artist Statement:


"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

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