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BIOGRAPHY of the Artist
Maggie Romanovici was born in Romania, during the Communist dictatorship. In a closed society, there was an attraction to the arts and culture in general, as the only escape in life. Maggie showed a natural inclination towards drawing and colored pencils early on. In elementary school, teachers noticed that Maggie was very talented at drawing. Her father, also having had a penchant for painting, exerted an important influence on the artistic development of his daughter.
Maggie began to attend art school. Here, for six years, she formally learned drawing, watercolor, oil painting, and whatever else the school curriculum contained. Then she continued to hone her skills in private lessons with consecrated local painters. Her first participation in an exhibition was at age 12, with an oil painting. Others followed.
Because the Communist regime in her native Romania did not favor an artistic career, Maggie chose to teach languages. The contact with art never left her, but it was just later in her life and in Canada that Maggie returned to painting full time.
The first years are dedicated to figurative painting, but gradually Maggie discovers the freedom of expression offered by abstract painting. She has continued to take art classes on new techniques and materials to enrich and polish her way of expressing herself. Her curiosity and desire to progress remain constant.
Maggie paints in oils and acrylics and sometimes she uses watercolors, inks and alcohol. She favors textures and spatula work.
Maggie is a member of several artists associations and has participated in more than 80 exhibitions with different associations and galleries (Valmi, Lenoir, Ambigu, Rose-Art, Gora), Symposiums and Salon des Artistes, juried contests, international juried contests, and solo exhibitions.
She earned prizes and medals (a jury’s award as Artist of the Year, a bronze medal and a gold medal in contest exhibitions). Her works can be found in private collections in Canada, United States, Germany, and Romania.
She lives in Kirkland.


        1. Artist of the Year 2022-2023, painting exhibited at the Kirkland Municipality for a year
        2. Bronze Medal – April 19-23, 2023 – jury exhibition with le Cercle des ArtistesPeintres et Sculpteurs du Quebec
        3. Gold Medal – Sept. 20-24, 2023 – jury exhibition with le Cercle des ArtistesPeintres et Sculpteurs du Quebec

    Solo Exhibitions

      2022, Kirkland Municipal Library
      2022, Maison des Arts St-Faustin
      2021, Studio 77
      2024, Galerie Lenoir signed contract for May 1st, 2024

Catchphrase / Statement of the Artist

I draw my inspiration from many life experiences and I produce modern abstract works in which ideas and emotions are seized by colors and movement. The resulting paintings are distinguished by bright, vibrant colors, surprising textures, fluid and dynamic directions.


Maggi Romanovici







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