Original Art by Luminita Lou Serbanescu
                     Original Art by Luminita Lou Serbanescu

Biography

Luminita was born in Transylvania, Romania, where she spent the first 3 years of her life learning to draw. She later continued her education by                      studying architecture at the University in Bucharest.  She also experimented with different art forms: drawing, painting, watercolor, sculpture, photography.

With a diploma in Architecture, and a life changing relocation to Canada to get away from a beautiful but freedom deprived country, , she worked           hard at developing a home design business and raising a son. There was little or no time for art. 

Not surprisingly, art did not wish to be forgotten and began to reclaim little by little its rightful place in Luminita’s life. 

Soon Luminita began selling her work, while planning how to make more time for art.  Art is no longer a hobby, but a full time, red-hot passion, to be              nourished and revered.  Now she concentrates on working with gallery owners towards revealing to the public at large the richness and variety of her art. 

She describes her style as “luminism”!

In Romanian, Luminita means “little light” so, no surprisingly IT’S ALL ABOUT THE LIGHT!

 

 

    ONGOING REPRESENTATION

 

 

     SOLO ART SHOWS

 

  • 2018 “Back to Basics” Community Gallery Atrium, Ben Franklin Centre, Ottawa
  • 2018 “Wild Joy” Bluebird Coffee, Ottawa
  • 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 Biagio’s Restaurant
  • 2017 “Never mind the cold” at Green Door Restaurant, Ottawa
  • 2017 Il Primo Ristorante
  • 2017 “Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot” at The Table restaurant, Ottawa
  • 2017 “A Tumultuous Affair” at The Table Restaurant
  • 2017 ‘Moving Day” at Irene’s Pub
  • 2015  Minto Suites
  • 2015, “Life is Green”, at The Green Door Restaurant, Ottawa
  • 2014, Irene's Pub, Ottawa
  • 2014, Foyer Gallery, Ottawa
  • 2013, Angelina Cafe, Ottawa
  • 2013, Francesco's, Ottawa
  • 2013, Cafe 111, Ottawa
  • 2013, “Joie de vivre” at AOE offices, Shenkman Centre
  • 2012, “Joy” at Ben Franklin Centre
  • 2012,  Starbucks Bells Corners
  • 2011,  Bohemian Kitchen, Ottawa
  • 2011, “Me, Me, Me”, at Atrium, at Centerpointe
  • 2010, “Their World”,  at Rothwell Gallery
  • 2010, “Their World 2” at The Table  Restaurants,
  • 2010, Nepean Creative Arts Centre.

 

GROUP ART SHOWS

 

  • 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 Foyer Gallery, Focus shows and group shows
  • 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, Kevin Dodds gallery group shows
  • 2017, 2016 Glebe Fine Arts
  • 2017, 2016 Graffiti’s Restaurant
  • 2012, Promenade Arteast
  • 2012, Shenkman Centre, Selections 2014, 2012
  • 2012  Walter Baker Arena, featured artist
  • 2011 Selections 2011, Shenkman Centre, Trinity Gallery,
  • 2011 “Movie Nights” at Orange Gallery
  • 2011 Art Mad
  • 2011 Ottawa Art School Boutique,
  • 2011, “Call Me Romantic”, and “In Praise of Forests” at Tay River gallery
  • 2010, “Floralmania” at Rothwell Gallery
  • 2010,  Shenkman Art Centre, 2  shows at Trinity Gallery
  • 2009,  JCC Center Ottawa
  • 2009, at the he Council for the Arts in Ottawa
  • 2009, Remix Coffeehouse, in a terrible snow storm!
  • 2008, Parkdale Gallery, Ottawa,
  • 2008 and 2009 Ottawa Tulip Festival
  • 2008-2009, “Gallery for her”

 

    COLLECTIONS

 

Collections in Europe, USA, New Zeeland and Canada.

Illustrations for books of poems, short stories, articles in magazines and community papers in Canada, USA and New Zeeland.

 

    MEMBERSHIP

 

  • Applecrate Gallery, Manotick
  • Foyer Gallery
  • Glebe Fine Arts Association
  • Nepean Fine Arts League
  • Ottawa School of Art
  • Ontario Architects Association,
  • Association of Romanian Architects.

 

    PUBLICATIONS

 

Illustrations to short stories and poems in

  • Romanian VIP, George Roca, Dallas, SUA,
  • Phoenix Magazine, Octavian Curpas, Arizona, SUA  4 times
  • ZINEWEST, Australia
  • Conexiuni Crestine Contemporane, Australia
  • Salt & Light 2 times
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