NEGREANU Matei, glass sculpture, permanent artist of Galerie Capazza since 1983

“Matei Negreanu can seem reserved concerning the esthetics of his work. If he is a big expert in the manipulation of the glass, he also has a big notion of the beauty, classic certainly but mainly contemporary. The expression of the beautiful comes to him ceaselessly in front of objects or landscapes.

We can then better understand that he considers himself as a big observer of forms and lights, and that all his work feels the effects of it. There is always in his sculptures and even more in the last work, a bond between opacity and transparency of the material in the play of cracks or shards, an echo between elegance and harmony of the stocky or wiry forms and a dynamics between poetics and show with the inlays of luxuriant colors or unusual materials in the glass”.

Marie Bonnal, art critic

Extract of the catalogue of the exhibition Matei Negreanu, Editions Galerie Capazza, 2013


Born in 1941 in Bucarest, Romania

Graduated from Fine Arts Academy of Bucarest

Decorated Chevalier des Arts et lettres

Lives and works in France since1981

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Public collections

Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Athènes, Greece
Ulster Museum, Belfast, Ireland
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Bordeaux, France
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Bucarest, Roumania
Musée Unterlinden, Colmar, France
Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, USA
Kunstmuseum, Düsseldorf, Germany
Musée de Design et d’arts Appliqués contemporains, Lausanne, Switzerland
Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, Paris, France
Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL, USA
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Autotran Museum, Rosmalen, Netherlands
Saxe Collection, San Francisco, USA
Hokaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan
Musée du Verre, Sars-Poteries, France
Hoya Industry collection, Tokyo, Japan
Museum Bellerive, Zurich, Switzerland
Kunstammlunen der Veste, Coburg, Germany
Ernsting Museum, Coesfeld-Lette, Germany
Pilkington Glass Museum, St Helens
Kunstmuseum, Cluj-Napoca, Roumanie
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montreal, Canada

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1994 Matei Negreanu, Éditions Vers les Arts, Niort.

texte : Jean Luc Olivier - Helmut Ricke - Düsseldorf, Dominique Naran - Paris, Hervé Claude

1998 Matei Negreanu, Trajectoires, HD Nick Éditions, Aubais/France

2000 Matei Negreanu, Neues Glass n° 1/2000


2011 Klartext - Verlag, Essen

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Selected exhibitions

2021  Enfances, collective exhibition, Galerie Capazza, Nançay

2019  Exposition à la Clara Scremini Gallery, Paris
L’Arbre, c’est le temps rendu visible, collective exhibition, Galerie Capazza, Nançay

2018  Miroir des sentiments, collective exhibition, Galerie Capazza, Nançay

2017  Saison 2017, Carmausin Segala, Exhibition « Collection Lucie et Paul Bernard, Verre contemporain »
Il est grand temps de rallumer les étoiles, collective exhibition, Galerie Capazza, Nançay

2016  Biennale of glass, third edition, Musée Municipal d’Art et d’Histoire de Colombes
Verre contemporain, Espace de la Calende, Rouen
Vénus et Vulcain, exposition collective, Galerie Capazza, Nançay

2015  Guest of honourof the 3rd Glass biennale of Colombes, France

2014  Galerie Galerie Yolenn White, Geneva, Switzerland

2013  Galerie Capazza, Nançay, France

2012  Galerie internationale du verre, S. Lechaszynski, Biot, France
Éclats ! Le Musée se met au verre, musée Wruth, Erstein, France
European Glass Contest, Bornholm, Denmark

2011  Éclats ! Le musée se met au verre, musée Wruth, Erstein, France

2009  Exposition dans la ville, galerie Etienne, Oisterwijk, Netherlands
Conseil Régional d’Alsace, biennale of Strasbourg, France

2008  Glass at the Orangerie, Versailles, France
Galerie Clara Scremini, Paris, France

2007  Parcours, Musée de Conches, France
Galerie Capazza, Nancay, France

2004  Pavillon des antiquaires and Beaux-Arts, galerie Clara Scremini, Paris, France
Les Beffrois de la Culture autour de Rembrandt, Rodin, Picasso, Avesnes sur Helpe, France
Glass sculptures, square de Vergennes, Paris, galerie S. Lechaszynski Biot, France

2003  Maison du Verre, Puy-Guillaume, France

2000  Lignes de silence/résidence d’artistes, musée du verre de Sars - Poteries, France

1999  Global Art Trienal, Borgholm, Sweden

1996  Venezia Aperto Vetro, musée Corer, Venice, Italy

1994  A new century in European Design, Metropolitan Museum, Tokyo, Japan

1992  Cristallomania, Musée Tamayo, museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Monterey, Mexico

1991  Salon découvertes (Fiac), galerie Clara Scremini, Paris, France

1990  Neues Glass in Europ, Glass Museum Hentrich, Dusseldorf, Germany

1989  Salon Découvertes (Fiac), galerie Clara Screminy, Paris, France
Le verre grandeur nature, Parc floral de Vincennes, Paris, France
International New Art Forms, Chicago, USA
Glass Invitational, Habattat Gallery, Pontiac, USA
Galerie internationale du verre, S. Lechaszynski, Biot, France

1988  Glass Metarmorphosen, Rolandsek, Federal Republic of Germany
World Glass Now, Hokkaïdo, museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan

1986  Expression in glass, MUDAC, Lausanne, Switzerland
100 ans de verre en France, galerie Ho-Am, Séoul, South Korea
European Crafts today, Osaka et Tokyo, Japan

1985  Art du verre actualité internationale, musée des Beaux-Arts, Rouen, France

1983  Renewal of the glass, musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, France
Zweiter Coburger Glasspreis, Cobourg, Federal Republic of Germany

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