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Simona Gocan

Goodyear, AZ

About Simona Gocan

Goodyear, AZ

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.

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Other works by Simona Gocan

Selected Exhibitions

  • ‘The Other Art Fair LA’ (Saatchi Art)
    Barker Hangar, Santa Monica CA, USA, 2021
  • ‘Salon Forty Eight’
    Artlink Gallery, Phoenix AZ, 2020
  • ‘Abstract’, The Capsule Collection
    {9} The Gallery, Phoenix AZ, USA , 2020
  • ‘7th International Pastel Biennial'
    Galeria Sztuki Współczesnej BWA SOKÓŁ, Poland, 2019
  • ‘14th Fine Art Biennial Gh. Petrascu’
    The Museum Complex ‘Curtea Domneasca’, Targoviste, Romania, 2018
  • 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

    May 29, 2018


  • 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 

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