Born in Albania, I currently live and work in New York City since 1996. Started to paint very early in life. I paint constantly and intensively to feed an inner need- My art is the vehicle and the means through which I express and redeem myself.
MFA Studio Painting, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY 1998-00
BFA Monumental Painting, Academy of Fine Arts, Tirana, Albania 1981-85
AWARDS AND HONORS Winner of Delacroix Award, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY 2000 Won first prize and awarded title of Most accomplished young painter in Albania 1988.
Tai Chi has had a great impact on my creativity and work; it has increased the level of my energy and inner balance- more energy means more creativity, and it has further deepened the process of introversion, which is fundamental for one's creativity.
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