Maria Constantinescu is an Australian artist based in Sydney, NSW. Her work investigates different modalities in which information about the universe and related theories of the sublime are translated into contemporary works of art, as a continuum of an artistic tradition nascent in the 18th-century Romanticism. Through a range of media including painting, digital video, and clay, Constantinescu’s studio practice focuses on modes of making the unseen visible, presenting the unpresentable, and transformation metaphorically linked with alchemy. Constantinescu’s artworks explore connections between imagination and reality and attempt to elicit the feelings and state of mind associated with the experience of the cosmic sublime.

Fine Art Education

2020 – Master of Fine Art (Painting), National Art School, Sydney, Australia.
Painting the Invisible: Cosmic Sublime in The Digital Age

2018 – Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting), National Art School, Sydney, Australia.


Selected Group Exhibitions

2021 – KOSMOS Exhibition, Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Camperdown, NSW.

2021 – EMANATE Exhibition, NERAM, Armidale, NSW.

2021 – NAS Exhibition, St Vincent Hospital, Sydney, NSW.

2021 – Postgraduate Show, NAS, Sydney, NSW.

2020 – NAS NOW Exhibition, George Place, Sydney, NSW.

2019 – Stupid as a Painter Exhibition, Library Stairwell Gallery, NAS, Sydney, NSW.

2019 – Between Dusk and Dawn, State Library of NSW, Sydney, NSW.

2019 – Rhetoric Images, Old Government House, Parramatta, NSW.

2019 – Clyde & Co Art Award, Sydney, NSW.

2018 – Graduate Show, NAS, Sydney, NSW.

2018 – DIRG Exhibition, Rayner Hoff Gallery, NAS, Sydney, NSW.

2018 – Margaret Olley Drawing Week, Rayner Hoff Gallery, NAS, Sydney, NSW.

2017 – The Landscape Show, Rayner Hoff Gallery, NAS, Sydney, NSW.

2017 – Margaret Olley Drawing Week, NAS, Sydney, NSW.

2017 – Art in the Hills Acquisitive Art Prize, Oakhill College, Castle Hill, NSW.

2016 – Art in the Hills Acquisitive Art Prize, Oakhill College, Castle Hill, NSW.

2015 – Art in the Hills Acquisitive Art Prize, Oakhill College, Castle Hill, NSW.

2014 – Orange Blossom Festival Annual Art Awards, Castle Hill, NSW.

2014 – Art in the Hills Acquisitive Art Prize, Oakhill College, Castle Hill, NSW.