Artists & Talent

Florin Hategan

Florin Hategan is an visual artist based in Maple, Ontario. He studied civil engineering and graphic arts. His career has included many shows throughout the world in North America, South America, Europe, and the Middle and Far East.

Using drawing and printmaking techniques, Florin Hategan creates works inspired by his childhood and other personal, emotional experiences, preferring black and white media as they allow him to express the contradictions inherent in human life, and the energy that arises from those contradictions. “To draw, for me,” he said in 1996, It is my way to tell the whole truth about the inside and outside world, and eventually to give an expression to my entire ‘population’ of thoughts.”

In his early 2007 s prints, there is a concern for the cityscape and the collision of humanity with technology. Over the years he has explored, as well as themes from his childhood, the fall of the Iron Curtain in eastern Europe, the consequences of war, and the relation between human anatomy and urban architecture. His works includes “studies of crowds as a global expression of spirituality, along with an in depth study of plastic space and techniques using details as a re-dimension of notion of epic” (1996). In 1997 Hategan was awarded the Television Osaka Prize at the Osaka Print Triennial in Japan.

In his recent works, he is questioning the rhetoric of values in our life, with the emergence of new definitions and interpretation of the same values, that is the collision between new and old. His paintings are the result of deconstructing certain values of our life in micro fragments and then re-constructing in a different fashion in order to deliver an “instant” vision of our “on the go” reality.

For more information on works, prices, or any other inquiries please contact artist directly.

Awards

  • 2013 RAVE Award, Recognizing Arts Vaughan Excellence, Vaughan, Canada (link, link)
  • 2013 Second Prize, Open Studio National Printmaking Awards, Canada (link, link)
  • 2013 Grand Prix, International Graphic art Biennial Dry Point Uzice, Serbia
  • 2009 Honorable mention of 15th International Print Biennial Varna, Bulgaria
  • 2007 Sponsor Prize, The Boston Printmakers, North American Print Biennial, US
  • 2006 First Prize, Concurs Voir Grande, Atelier Circulaire, Montreal, Canada
  • 2002 First Prize, SNAP International Print Triennial, Alberta, Canada.
  • 2001 Silver Medal, International Biennial Print and Drawing Exhibition, R.O.C, Taiwan.
  • 1997 TELEVISION OSAKA iNC. PRIZE, International Print Triennial, Osaka, Japan.
  • 1994 Grand Prize, “GRAPHIUM” Print Biennial, Timisoara, Romania.

Grants

  • 2008 Grant (Research) Instant Happiness Project, Canada Council of Arts
  • 2007 Grant, Solo Exhibition, Atelier Circulaire, Montreal, Canada
  • 2006 Grant (Solo Exhibition) SNAP International Print Triennial, Alberta, Canada.
  • 1999 Grant (Solo Exhibition) The Japan Foundation,Toronto, Canada.
  • 1997 Grant (Solo Exhibition) J.M. Barnicke Gallery, HART HOUSE, University of Toronto.

Collections

  • Dry Point Collection, City gallery of Uzice, Serbia
  • Galati Museum, Romania
  • UFCW Canada
  • Prints and Drawings Cabinet Cremona Civic Museum, Italy
  • Institute and Department of Fine Art, NTNU, Taiwan, R.O.C
  • Rembrandt Graphic Arts Co., Rosemont, NJ, US
  • Guangdong Museum of Art, China
  • Silpakorn University, Permanent Collection, Thailand.
  • Beijing Tai-ho Masterpiece Cultural Exchange Co. Ltd, China.
  • TrueNorth Energy, Alberta, Canada
  • Council of Cultural Affairs, Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taiwan, R.O.C
  • Contemporary Art and Culture Center, Osaka Prefectural Government, Japan

Juried Competitions (Selections)

  • 2013 LOS ANGELES PRINTMAKING SOCIETY, LAPS 21st National Exhibition – (Juror: Jack Rutberg, director of Jack Rutberg Fine Arts ) US (link, link)
  • 2013 Broad Spectrum, Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, Curator Molly Donovan, Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Arts, at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C
  • 2013 100 Prints, Open Studio National Printmaking Awards, Canada
  • 2013 34 The Bradley National Print and Drawing Exhibition, Illinois, US (Juror : Stephen Goddard)
  • 2013 International Graphic art Biennial Dry Point Uzice 2013
  • 2011 33 The Bradley National Print and Drawing Exhibition, Illinois, US. (Juror: Robert Marx)
  • 2011 Imprint, Poland
  • 2010 Vaughan Juried art exhibition, Canada
  • 2010 Group exhibition Durango Museum, Mexico – (Curator, Prof Suzana Fantanariu, University of Timisoara)
  • 2009 Crossing Lines, Delaware Contemporary Centre for the Arts DCCA – (curator: Darsie Alexander, Walker Art Centre) US
  • 2009 15th International Print Biennial Varna 2009‏
  • 2009 2nd Guanlan International Print Biennial 2009
  • 2009 Xilography – Stilistic Matrix 3, Romania (Curator, Prof Suzana Fantanariu, University of Timisoara)
  • 2009 Urbanscape Gallery, group show
  • 2008 International Print and Drawing Exhibition, Silpakorn University, Thailand.
  • 2007 International competition, Premio de Gravado Maximo Ramos, Centro Torrente Bellester, Spain
  • 2007 The Boston Printmakers, North American Print Biennial – (Curator: Judith B. Hecker, Assist curator, MOMA, NY) US
  • 2007 Premio Acqui, la Biennale Internazionale per l’incisione, Italy
  • 2007 Vaughan juried art exhibition, Canada
  • 2007 Print Exhibition, Evora, Portugal
  • 2006 Crakow Print Triennial, Poland.
  • 2006 MAAPS International Printmaking Biennial, Canada (Maritime and Atlantic printmaking society)
  • 2006 International print biennial, Bitola, Macedonia.
  • 2006 Print Triennial, Egypt
  • 2006 Print Exhibition, Evora, Portugal
  • 2006 IPCNY, spring (International Print Center New York) Selected and Curated by Richard Tuttle
  • 2006 IPCNY, winter (International Print Center New York) – Jurror: Charles Desmarais, Deputy Director for Art, the Brooklyn Museum
  • 2006 Concurs Voir Grande, Montreal, Canada
  • 2006 Iowa Biennial Exhibition, USA
  • 2006 Small Engraving Salon, Florean Museum, Baia Mare, Romania.
  • 2005 The Busan Print Art Festival (invitational) Korea
  • 2005 Salón Internacional del Grabado de pequeño formato -“Inter – Grabado 2005, Uruguay
  • 2005 Tokyo International Mini Print Triennial (invitational) Japan
  • 2005 “L’Arte il Torchio”, Cremona, Italy
  • 2005 International Impact Art Festival, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Japan
  • 2004 Print Exhibition, Evora, Portugal
  • 2004 International Mini Print Exhibition, Taipei, NTNU Gallery, Taiwan, ROC (invitational)
  • 2004 International Impact Art Festival, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Japan
  • 2003 The 4th International Print Triennial, Bitola, Macedonia.
  • 2003 The 11th International Biennial Print and Drawing Exhibition, Taiwan, ROC.
  • 2003 The 12th International Print Biennial, Varna, Bulgaria.
  • 2003 Small Engraving Salon, Florean Museum, Baia Mare, Romania.
  • 2003 International Print and Drawing Exhibition, Silpakorn University, Thailand.
  • 2003 Krakow International Print Triennial, Poland. (Exhibition tour: Poland, Germany, Hungary)
  • 2003 International Print Biennial in Beijing, China.
  • 2003 Canada Prints Now (Curator: Prof. Walter Jule, U of Alberta) Liu Hai Su Art Museum, China
  • 2003 Josef Gielniak Print Competition Jelenia Gora, Poland.
  • 2003 Hand-Pulled Prints XI at Joan Grona Gallery, San Antonio, Texas, US.
  • 2003 The Bradley National Print and Drawing Exhibition, Illinois, US (Juror, Karen Kunc)
  • 2002 True North SNAP International Print Biennial, Alberta, Canada.
  • 2002 Harlech International Biennial, UK.
  • 2002 Kochi International Print Triennial, Japan.
  • 2001 Tallin International Print Triennial, Estonia.
  • 2001 The 10th International Print Biennial, Varna, Bulgaria.
  • 2001 The 10th International Biennial Print and Drawing Exhibition, R.O.C, Taiwan.
  • 2001 Biennale Internationale d’Estampe Contemporaine de Trois-Riviere, Quebec, Canada.
  • 2000 International Print Exhibition, Wrexham, UK.
  • 2000 Crakow Triennial, “INTERGRAFIA 2000 – World Award Winners Gallery”, Katowice, Poland.
  • 2000 “ARTS 2000”, Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, Stratford Gallery, Canada.
  • 2000 VI International Art Triennale, Majdanek, Poland.
  • 1999 The 9th International Biennial Print and Drawing Exhibition, Taiwan, ROC .
  • 1999 German International Print Triennial, Frechen, Germany.
  • 1998 Kanagawa International Print Triennial, Japan.
  • 1998 International Print Biennial, Belgrad, Yugoslavia.
  • 1997 The 8th International Print Triennial, Osaka, Japan.
  • 1997 The 22th International Print Biennial, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
  • 1997 The 2th International Print Triennial, Bitola , Macedonia.
  • 1997 The 9th International Print Biennial, Varna, Bulgaria.
  • 1997 “THE BEST of PRINTMAKING”, An International Collection, Rockport Publishers, USA.
  • 1996 The 3th International Print Biennial, Sapporo, Japan.
  • 1996 The 18th International Print Exhibition, Kanagawa, Japan.
  • 1995 The 9th International Salon of Miniature Art, Del Bello Gallery, Toronto
  • 1994 “GRAPHIUM”, Student Print Biennial, Romania.
  • 1994 The 9th International Print Biennial Seoul, Korea.
  • 1994 The 3th International Print Biennial, Belgrad, Yugoslavia.
  • 1994 The 8th International Grand Prix de la Ville de Saint-Gregoire, France.
  • 1994 The 42th International Salon International d’Aquitane, France.
  • 1994 “ZONA” Performance Art Festival, Timisoara
  • 1994 (Co – participant with Prof Suzana Fantanariu, University of Timisoara)
  • 1993 – 1996 “EAST MEETS WEST”, Graz, Austria. Exhibition tour: Croatia, Poland, Ukraine, Hungary.
  • 1992 “INTERNATIONAL ARTS HORIZONS”, New York, USA.

Group Shows

  • 2013 Gallery EM,Collaboration-Contemporary Prints from Canada, US and Japan‏, Nagasaki, Japan
  • 2013 Iwasaki Mueum, Collaboration-Contemporary Prints from Canada, US and Japan‏, Yokohama, Japan
  • 2013 Artspace Eumeria, Collaboration-Contemporary Prints from Canada, US and Japan‏, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2013 Signs of Summer, Group show, Patrick International Fine Art, Toronto
  • 2013 The Gamut, Group show, Patrick International Fine Art, Toronto
  • 2012 Sui Generis, Group show, Patrick International Fine Art, Toronto
  • 2012 Signs of Summer, Group show, Patrick International Fine Art, Toronto
  • 2012 Mixed media paintings on paper, Rebecca Gallery, Toronto
  • 2012 Xilography – Stilistic Matrix 6, Galati Museum, Romania – (Curator, Prof Suzana Fantanariu, University of Timisoara)
  • 2010 Xilography – Stilistic Matrix 4, Durango Museum, Mexico – (Curator, Prof Suzana Fantanariu, University of Timisoara)
  • 2009 Xilography – Stilistic Matrix 3, Romania – (Curator, Prof Suzana Fantanariu, University of Timisoara)
  • 2009 Urbanscape Gallery, Toronto
  • 2008 Xilography – Stilistic Matrix 1, Romania
  • 2001 Grafica Impresion Actual, Mexico City
  • 2000 Ukranian-Canadian Institute, KUMF Gallery (Toronto)

Solo Shows

  • 2007 Atelier Circulaire, Montreal, Canada
  • 2006 Snap Gallery, The Society of Northern Alberta Print-artists, Canada
  • 1999 The Japan Foundation, Toronto.
  • 1999 Canadian Art Series, “THE MENTLE PROJECT”, Chapters Book Store, Toronto.
  • 1996 J.M. Barnicke Gallery, HART HOUSE, University of Toronto.
  • 1992 University of Timisoara, Romania.

Public Art

  • The perfect city, Downtown Markham, The Remington group

Artist Talk

  • 2007 Atelier Circulaire, Montreal, Canada
  • 1999 Canadian Art Series, “THE MENTLE PROJECT”, Chapters Book Store, Toronto.

Auctions

  • 2013 Patrick International Fine Arts, Four Seasons, Auctioneers, Canada (Curator, April Cimolini) (link)

Membership

  • DCCA, Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, US
  • LAPS, Los Angeles Printmaking Society

Galleries Presentation

  • Patrick International Fine Art, Toronto, Canada (link)
  • Rebecca Gallery, Toronto, Canada (link)

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