Ioan Aurel Muresan (b. 1956) lives and works in Oradea, Romania. A PhD Professor of the University of Art and Design from Cluj Napoca (Painting Department) Muresan is a central figure of Romanian painting of the 1980s, working in all classical techniques of the medium and experimenting on various surfaces, from canvas to plastic and from linen to table cloth.
Selected solo exhibitions include: ULTRASILVANIA. Pictura ca pharmakon, Art Museum Craiova (2021), Erotikonia, County Museum, Oradea (2019), Secret Passages, Zorzini Gallery, Bucharest (2016), Crescent Theatre, Birmingham, UK (2002), Art Museum, Cluj-Napoca (2000), The Wonderful Hours of the Duc d’ Ivry, National Theatre Galleries, 3rd-4th floors, Bucharest (1998), County Museum, Oradea (1997), Via dolorosa, Art Museum, Cluj-Napoca (1996), Odeon Gallery, Bucharest (1992), Făclia Gallery, Oradea (1984), Orizont Galleries, Bucharest (1984), Union of Fine Artists Galleries, Oradea (1981).