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Romanian, 20th century, female.

Born 1940, in Cluj.

Textile sculptor, installation artist, environmental artist. Designs for tapestries.

Conceptual Art.

Ana Lupas trained at the Ioan Andreesco Fine Arts Institute in Cluj, where she later taught. She has produced monumental tapestries for the students' hall in Cluj and for the History Museum in Iasi. She lives in Cluj. Her technique could be called 'free tapestry' and lends itself to environment-like installations. Ana Lupas has been involved in symposia and conferences on tapestry and has participated in several collective exhibitions in Romania including the 7th International Aesthetics Congress in Bucharest (...

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Paula J. Birnbaum

(b Brooklyn, NY, April 30, 1943).

American conceptual artist. Reichek earned a BFA from Yale University and a BA from Brooklyn College, where she studied painting with Ad Reinhardt. Well versed in the traditions of modernist painting, Reichek began critiquing those traditions in the 1970s by making art using the vehicles of embroidery, knitting, and weaving. She then engaged in a range of large-scale installation projects that retool domestic media and formats to analyse the patriarchal and modernist assumptions of American culture. In her series of samplers, including Sampler (Kruger/Holzer) (1998; priv. col.), Reichek placed post-modern media-related art within a long history of alphabetic Samplers, a decorative form of needlework long practised by American and European women to demonstrate skill as well as exercise instructional aphorisms. Reichek’s samplers also strategically reference the rectilinear grid as structuring principle in abstract painting, revealing the artist’s interest in recurring patterns of representation of both image and text....