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Simona Gocan
Goodyear, AZ

About the Artist

Simona is a Romanian-American artist currently living in Arizona. She received her BFA with honors (1997) from the University of Arts and Design, Cluj, Romania, where she majored in Fine Art Photography. She continued her studies as a recipient of a scholarship for studies in set, costumes and lighting design, at Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Italy (1999-2001).
She has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows in Romania, Italy, Chile and the U.S.
After living in Europe, the Middle East and South America, Simona moved to Arizona in December of 2015.
Her work includes paintings, drawings…

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About the Artist

Simona is a Romanian-American artist currently living in Arizona. She received her BFA with honors (1997) from the University of Arts and Design, Cluj, Romania, where she majored in Fine Art Photography. She continued her studies as a recipient of a scholarship for studies in set, costumes and lighting design, at Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Italy (1999-2001).
She has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows in Romania, Italy, Chile and the U.S.
After living in Europe, the Middle East and South America, Simona moved to Arizona in December of 2015.
Her work includes paintings, drawings, ceramics and textiles.
She finds inspiration in nature, which she reconstructs either by memory or by combining pictures she takes in her travels. She is also influenced by minimalist sculpture, land art, architecture and design.

Artist’s Work

The Desert Series
Windy day
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Windy Day

By Simona Gocan

Erosion 1
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Erosion #1

By Simona Gocan

Erosion 2
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Erosion #2

By Simona Gocan

Erosion 3
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Erosion #3

By Simona Gocan

Erosion 4
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Erosion #4

By Simona Gocan

Erosion 5
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Erosion #5

By Simona Gocan

Voyage 1
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Voyage #1

By Simona Gocan

Voyage 2 2
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Voyage #2

By Simona Gocan

Horizon 1
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Horizon #1

By Simona Gocan

Horizon 2 2
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Horizon #2

By Simona Gocan

End of day 3
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End of Day

By Simona Gocan

Voyage 3 2
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Voyage #3

By Simona Gocan

Elegy 3
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Elegy

By Simona Gocan

Evening 2 2
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Evening #2

By Simona Gocan

Landscape 10
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Landscape

By Simona Gocan

Blooming desert 1
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Blooming Desert #1

By Simona Gocan

Blooming desert 2
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Blooming Desert #2

By Simona Gocan

Blooming desert 3
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Blooming Desert #3

By Simona Gocan

Arizona 9
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Arizona #9

By Simona Gocan

Arizona 10
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Arizona #10

By Simona Gocan

Arizona 11
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Arizona #11

By Simona Gocan

Arizona 16
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Arizona #16

By Simona Gocan

Arizona 5
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Arizona #5

By Simona Gocan

Arizona 15
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Arizona #15

By Simona Gocan

Arizona 14
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Arizona #14

By Simona Gocan

Arizona 17
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Arizona #17

By Simona Gocan

Arizona 4
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Arizona #4

By Simona Gocan

Arizona 7
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Arizona #7

By Simona Gocan

Arizona 8
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Arizona #8

By Simona Gocan

Black & White
Letter 1
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Letter #1

By Simona Gocan

Letter 2
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Letter #2

By Simona Gocan

Letter 3
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Letter #3

By Simona Gocan

Letter 4
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Letter #4

By Simona Gocan

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9.7.1

By Simona Gocan

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9.7.2

By Simona Gocan

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9.7.3

By Simona Gocan

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9.7.4

By Simona Gocan

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11.7.1

By Simona Gocan

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11.7.2

By Simona Gocan

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11.7.3

By Simona Gocan

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11.7.4

By Simona Gocan

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14.7.2

By Simona Gocan

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14.7.3

By Simona Gocan

Warrior 1
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Warrior #1

By Simona Gocan

Warrior 2
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Warrior #2

By Simona Gocan

Warrior 3
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Warrior #3

By Simona Gocan

Warrior 4
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Warrior #4

By Simona Gocan

Il mare. Eternamente
Marina 1
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Marina #1

By Simona Gocan

Marina 2 2
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Marina #2

By Simona Gocan

Marina 3 2
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Marina #3

By Simona Gocan

Storm 1
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Storm #1

By Simona Gocan

Storm 2 2
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Storm #2

By Simona Gocan

Storm 3 2
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Storm #3

By Simona Gocan

Storm 4 2
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Storm #4

By Simona Gocan

Waves and rocks
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Waves and Rocks

By Simona Gocan

Pink sky over the sea
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Pink Sky Over the Sea

By Simona Gocan

Purple
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7.2.12

By Simona Gocan

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7.2.1

By Simona Gocan

722
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7.2.2

By Simona Gocan

723
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7.2.3

By Simona Gocan

729
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7.2.9

By Simona Gocan

728
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7.2.8

By Simona Gocan

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7.2.4

By Simona Gocan

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7.2.5

By Simona Gocan

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7.2.7

By Simona Gocan

New Media
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16.3.2

By Simona Gocan

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17.3.1

By Simona Gocan

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16.3.4

By Simona Gocan

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17.10.1

By Simona Gocan

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28.3.1

By Simona Gocan

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11.11.3

By Simona Gocan

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11.11.4

By Simona Gocan

Flowers 7
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Flowers

By Simona Gocan

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17.11.3

By Simona Gocan

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17.11.2

By Simona Gocan

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17.1.1

By Simona Gocan

Selected Exhibitions

  • Rendez-Vous, UAP Gallery
    Cluj, Romania, 2017
  • Celebration of Artists, West Valley Art Museum
    Peoria, AZ, 2017
  • Unity Through States of Being, Modified Arts
    Phoenix AZ, 2017
  • Flat Rate Box, Modified Arts
    Phoenix AZ, 2017
  • Infinite Possibility: Art of Tomorrow, Tilt Gallery
    Scottsdale AZ, USA, 2016

Press and Accolades

  • http://voyagephoenix.com/interview/meet-simona-gocan/
    May 29, 2018

Education

  • Teatro alla Scala, Received scholarship for studies in Set, Costume and Lighting Design
    Milan, Italy,2001 
  • University of Arts and Design, Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art Photography
    Cluj, Romania,1997