Mihai Vintila

 

Mihai Vintila was born 1932 in Caran-Sebes, Romania. A veterinarian, he is a self-taught artist who began his artistic career in 1979. In 1989 Vintila established “ARPLANA” (ARt PLastic NAive / naive plastic arts) – an organization dedicated to further the development of naive art in Romania. He has headed this organization for the past twenty years and, through it, conducts summer “camps” for the naive artists, where they spend a week or two painting, sharing experiences, exchanging artworks and assisting one another. He also uses this organization to issue newsletters, write an occasional book or pamphlet and to assist needy naive artists.

 

Solo Exhibitions

1979 Otelu Rosu, Romania

1980 Resita, Romania

Baile Herculane, Romania

Caransebes, Romania

1981 Bucuresti, Romania

Bocsa, Romania

“Scorilo” Poiana Marului Resita, Romania

1982 Resita, Romania

1983 Bucaresti, Romania

1986 Resita, Romania

Bucuresti, Romania

1988 Bucuresti, Romania

Baile Herculane, Romania

1989 Baile Herculane, Romania

Caransebes, Romania

1990 Caransebes, Romania

1991 Oravita, Romania

1992 Resita, Romania

Baile Herculane, Romania

1993 Baile Herculane, Romania

1994 Resita, Romania

Baile Herculane, Romania

1995 Caransebes, Romania

1996 Bucuresti, Romania

1997 Resita, Romania

Reprezentanta UN din Bucuresti, Bucuresti, Romania

1998 Iasi, Romania

Bucuresti, Romania

Baile Herculane, Romania

1999 Caransebes, Romania

Baile Herculane

2007 X-Lea Congress de Medicina Veterinara de la Poiana Brasov, Romania

2009 “Tales of a Troubadour”, GINA Gallery of International Naive Art, Tel aviv

 

 

Group Exhibitions

1979 Resita, Romania

1980 Resita, Romania

1981 xxxx, Luxembourg

xxxx, Belgium

xxxx, Holland

1982 xxxx, Yugoslavia

Resita, Romania

Bucaresti, Romania

Botosani, Romania

Satumare, Romania

Pitesi, Romania

Arad, Romania

1983 “Royal Hall Festival”, London

Elveia, Morges, Switzerland

Hilversun, Amsterdam

Botosani, Romania

Braila, Romania

Macea-Arad, Romania

Caransebes, Romania

Timisoara, Romania

1984 Pitesi, Romania

Botosani, Romania

Resita, Romania

1985 Elveie, Morges, Switzerland

Saint Pierre Hall, Paris

Pitesi, Romania

Resita, Romania

1986 xxxx, Zagreb, Yugoslavia

Arad, Romania

Botosani, Romania

Baile Herculane, Romania

Resita, Romania

1987 Hivinka Valkeakoski, Finland

xxxx, Paris

1988 xxxx, Helsinky

Pitesi, Romania

Piatra Neamt, Romania

Valiug, Romania

Bucuresti, Romania

Resita, Romania

1989 Resita, Romania

Baile Herculane, Romania

Caransebes, Romania

xxxx, Paris

1990 Bucuresti, Romania

Resita, Romania

1991 Bucuresti, Romania

Arles, France

La Vallette du Var Caen, France

1993 xxxx, Madrid

Moldova Veche, Romania

Bucuresti, Romania

Bonn, Germany

1994 Sibiu, Romania

xxxx, New York

1995 xxxx, Montreal

Bucuresti, Romania

1996 Galerie Jeannine Blais, Quebec, Canada

xxxx, Vienna

Bucuresti, Romania

Iasi, Romania

1997 Galerie Jeannine Blais, Quebec, Canada

xxxx, Beirut, Lebanon

xxxx, Jagodina, Yugoslavia

Elveia, Morges, Switzerland

Galeria Axis, Tokyo, Japan

Xxxx, Paris

Resita, Romania

1998 Galerie Jeannine Blais, Quebec, Canada

Iasi, Romania

Bucuresti, Romania

Resita, Romania

Xxxx, Paris

1999 Galerie Jeannine Blais, Quebec, Canada

Timisoara, Romania

Bucuresti, Romania

Tours Fontaine, Paris

Saint-Avertin Orleans, France

Loches, France

2000 Caransebes, Romania

Bacau, Romania

Bucuresti, Romania

Iasi, Romania

Resita, Romania

Giuiglia Modena, Italy

Felix-Oradea, France

Garana, Romania

St.-Georges, Sur Moulon, France

Calmar, France

Orleans, France

Xxxx, Canada

2002 Resita, Romania

Garana, Romania

Montreal, Canada

Pitesti, Romania

Bucuresti, Romania

2003 Bucuresti, Romania

Modena, Italy

Baile Herculane, Romania

Bad-Ischl, Austria

Iasi, Romania

Pitesti, Romania

Resita, Romania

Caransebes, Romania

2004 Iasi, Romania

Resita, Romania

Bucuresti, Romania

Oravita, Romania

Clui-Napoca, Romania

Castelvetro, Modena, Italy

Saarbrucken, Germany

Caransebes, Romania

2005 “Shades of Contrasting Cultures”, GINA Gallery of International Naïve Art, Tel Aviv

Resita, Romania

Bucuresti, Romania

Pitesti, Romania

Caransebes, Romania

Castelvetro, Modena, Italy

2nd Festival of Naïve Art, Verneuil sur Avre, France

2006 Moldova Veche, Romania

Caransebes, Romania

Resita, Romania

National Salon of Naive Art, Buscuresti, Romania

3rd Festival of Naïve Art, Verneuil sur Avre, France

2008 Festival of Naiive Art, Verneuil sur Avre, France

 

Prizes

1981 1st Prize, Bucuresti, Romania

1982 1st Prize, Botosani, Romania

1st Prize, Naïve Art Salon, Arad, Romania

1983 1st Prize, Botosani, Romania

1st Prize, “Gura Satului”, Macea-Arad, Romania

1st Prize, Bucuresti, Romania

1984 1st Prize, Naïve Art Salon, Arad, Romania

1st Prize, Botosani, Romania

1985 1st Prize, National Salon of Naïve Art, Bucuresti, Romania

1986 1st Prize, “Primavera Aradeana” Festival, Romania

1st Prize, Naive Art Salon, Botosani, Romania

1987 1st Prize, Bucuresti, Romania

1989 1st Prize, Bucuresti, Romania

1993 Special Mention, “ARPLANA”, Bucuresti, Romania

1995 1st Prize, Bucuresti, Romania

1996 1ST Prize, ETHNOS, Bucuresti, Romania

1998 Special Mention, FURST Cultural Foundation, Timisoara, Romania

1999 Mention of Honor, National Salon of Naïve Art, Bucuresti, Romania

2002 Special Mention, Jud. Paul Iorgovici, Resita, Romania

2004 Mention of Honor, Oravita, Romania

2005 1st Prize, International Salon of Naïve Art, Bucuresti, Romania

2007 National Salon of Naïve Art, Bucuresti, Romania

 

Public Collections

Civilization Museum of Quebec, Canada

Rovers Museum, Holland

Max Fourny Museum, Vicq, France

Pro Arte Kasper Gallery, Morges, Switzerland

Museum of International Naïve Art, Maqoq, Canada

Museum of Castelvetro, Modena, Italy

Halle Saint Pierre Museum, France

 

Bibliography

O invitatie romantica”, T.G Maiorescu, 1983, Romania

La Cite et le Naifs”, Gilles Mermet, 1986, Paris

“L’Arbre et les Naifs”, Max Fourny, 1990, Paris