Felicia Cirstea is a visual artist based in Toronto, Canada.

Felicia was born and raised in Bucharest, Romania, and graduated from Ontario College of Art and Design in 2007. After years of using mixed media techniques blending digital and analog practices Felicia’s work evolved into painting where she investigates the human condition and the explorations of self as it ensures survival in relationship to en ever-changing cultural environment. Blending abstraction with representation Felicia’s paintings carry a visual language influenced by architectural landmarks of Europe, nature, biology, Romanian folklore as well as historical European fashion.

Artist Statement:

Growing up in post-communist Romania in the 90’s, developing as an adult in Toronto and living for 4 years on a Caribbean island has formed questions about who we are as human beings, why are we here, what defines our survival outside our basic necessities and how are we all connected in spite of our cultural differences. My work is investigating the human condition and the explorations of self as it ensures survival in relationship to an ever-changing cultural environment through notions of religion, spirituality, cultural beliefs and expectations, psychology as well as media depiction of women and family values. While these are difficult and very complex questions to answer one can start the investigation with the journey of self-discovery  through an honest introspection of how the self is formed and how much of what we know of ourselves is a distortion, a lie,  or truth.


Born in Bucharest, Romania.


Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, Canada,  2003-2007

Toronto School of Arts, Toronto, Canada, 2002-2003

Solo Exhibitions:

Felicia Atanasiu, Sugar Ridge Art Gallery, Antigua, West Indies, 2012

WALLSPACE Exhibition Felicia Atanasiu, OCAD University, Toronto, Canada, 2007

Group Exhibitions:

Digital Group Exhibition, Yonge-Dundas Square, Toronto, Canada, 2018

Marine Art & Photography, Copper & Lumber Store Hotel, Antigua, West Indies, 2012

Art & Sole, 381 Projects, Toronto, Canada, 2010

Art & Sole, Off The Hook Gallery, Montreal, Canada, 2010

Art & Sole, The Gallery, Calgary, Canada, 2010

Art & Sole, Ayden Gallery, Vancouver, Canada, 2010

Official Centennial Alfa Romeo Art Collection, Milan, Italy, 2010

Live Love Jamboree, Rolly’s Garage, Toronto, Canada, 2009

Speak Easy 14th Annual Show, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, Canada, 2009

Sketch It Out, APW Gallery, New York, USA, 2009

Press & Publications:

Report Chile, “El Viaje De Felicia Atanasiu”, 2015

Alaisk Murasaki, “Felicia Atanasiu: Mi Mensaje Es Mi Viaje”, 2013

Fashion Diaries, “Felicia Atanasiu”, 2013

Juxtapoz, “Felicia Atanasiu’s Vision”, 2011

Trendhunter, “Felicia Atanasiu”, 2011

FRESH Cutting Edge Illustrations, Print Volume, 2011

High Pixel, “Felicia Atanasiu”, 2010

Juxtapoz, “Reader Art: Felicia Atanasiu”, 2009

Digital Arts UK, “Showcase: Felicia Atanasiu”, 2009

Format, “The Daily Bread: Felicia Atanasiu”, 2009

Cotidianul Romanian Newspaper, “Art&Popcult: Felicia Atanasiu”, 2009

International Design Yearbook II, 2009

IdN, International Designers Network, “All About Eve: Felicia Atanasiu”, 2008

Creative Quarterly: The Journal of Art and Design: “New Talent Gallery: Felicia Atanasiu”, 2006

Member of Akin Collective