Born in 1948, I started to learn about art at a very early age, playing with colors and art materials in my father's Art Design and Restoration studio. In 1963, I was accepted in the Fine Arts High School N. Tonitza in Bucharest, Romania where I studied art techniques including drawing, painting, graphics, engraving, sculpture, fresco, mosaic and ceramics.
After finishing the Fine Art High School, I attended the University of Bucharest Art Institute, graduating in 1974 with a Masters degree in Graphic Arts Design.
Due to the fact that I refused the communist party membership and the content of my art did not include communist propaganda elements, my artistic career was put on hold until I left the country in 1980. Since 1980, after relocating to California, I worked as a Graphic Designer and Art Director in the Silicon Valley, San Francisco Bay Area until 2002 when I retired from the corporate world and started Adrian Litman Architectural Art & Design Studio.
My art services apply to complex Public Art, Corporate and Private clients projects, including custom paintings, murals, frescoes, mosaics, sculptures, stained glass panels, fountains and wall treatments, all of which facilitate the harmonious integration of art with architecture. Many of my projects include acoustical components made of recycled materials especially for public places with high traffic, like libraries, large offices and public buildings.
Civic and Commercial art projects:
* City of Napa, CA - Napa Public Art Program "Morphing Orbits" - 14' high metal sculpture installed in downtown Napa. Completed in 2013.
* City of Milpitas, CA - Alviso Adobe Park art project. Large outdoor sculpture - old farm wagon, completed November 2012.
* City of Marin, CA - Martin Luther King School. Art on acoustical panels installation. Completed in 2011.
* Stanford University School of Law - Stanford, CA. Six sculptures, one fresco and six paintings project for the lobbies of the five newly
constructed Munger buildings on Campus. Completed in 2009.
* City of Milpitas, CA - The new Senior Center art project.
Four wall sculptures, Fireplace mosaic and large Mural. Completed in 2010.
* City of Milpitas, CA - The Transit Shelter art project. Completed in 2011. * City of Napa, CA. - The Napa River Art program.
14' high metal sculpture. Completed in 2010. *City of Campbell Development Dept. - Campbell, CA & Regis Homes - Foster City, CA. 250 SF mosaic design for the Park Towne Place located in the Historic downtown Campbell, CA. Completed in 2007. * DIAP Architects & Planners - San Mateo, CA. Fresco a secco on cement panels 50"x74" - reception area. Completed in 2008.
Several Stained Glass Window designs. Office area. Completed in 2010.
* De Anza Cupertino Aquatic Center - San Jose, CA. Staineless steel sculpture - 4' x 36' - suspended above the swimming pool. Completed in 2010. Stained glass window - 5.5' x 5.5' - reception area. Completed in 2011. * Fremont Surgery Center, MedSpa29 - Fremont, CA. Copper and brass water feature sculpture. 3'x3'x9'. Completed in 2008.
* City of Davis, CA. Finalist for the 3rd. street art project. 2012. * City of Snoqualmie, WA. Finalist for the new Community Center sculpture design. 2011. * City of Santa Clarita, CA.
Finalist for the Aquatic Center Mural design. 2010. * Union City Art Board - Union City, CA.
Finalist metal art design for the Union City Sports center. Completed in 2009. * Adams County Visual Arts Commission - Brighton, CO. Finalist metal art design for the new Government building. Completed in 2009. * Mental Health Association of Alameda County, CA. Complex sculpture hanging design to improve the looks and acoustical quality of the offices.
Completed in 2008. * Humane Society - Palo Alto, CA. Animal copper design sculptures for display on six windows (6'x8'). Completed in 2008. * Alameda County Art Commission, Oakland, CA. Alternate mosaic design for the new Castro Valley Public Library. Completed in 2007. * San Francisco Perinatal Associates - San Francisco, CA. 12 oil paintings project for a new 10,000SF medical office. Completed in 2007. * Rackable Systems - Fremont, CA. Oil painting - 48x48" - purchased for the permanent collection. Completed in 2007. * Federicos Cafe - Fremont, CA. Complex artwork design including 3 metal sculptures (5'x9'), a mosaic water feature design (8'x8') and several oil paintings (4'x4'). Completed in 2007. * Unique Backyard - Loomis, CA. Two water feature designs (3'x3'x9') - nature inspired. Completed in 2007.
Alex Moraru - Aptos, California
Andrei Mihnea - San Jose, California Pavel Stoffel - San Jose, California David Claudino - Palo Alto, California Paul Vevera - El Dorado Hills, California Jeanette Mahoney - Sammamesh, Washington Jonathan Sanks - Anaheim Hills, California Alex Sanks - Menlo Park, California Roberta Murai - Saratoga, California Dan Ionescu - Belmont, California Arna Ionescu - San Francisco, California Federico Rodriguez - Fremont, California Isglee Rodriguez - Hayward, California Sally Whitlinger - Foster City, California Adriana Livianu - Foster City, California Helen Wang - San Mateo, California Dr. Michael Katz - Sausalito, California Dr. Tanya Manyak - San Mateo, California Deborah Mitchell - Corte Madera, California John Lee - San Mateo, California Sara & Donn Levine - San Mateo, California Kelly Hambly - Auburn, California Linda Wasserman - Fremont, California Phyllis Sheffler - Rancho Santa Margarita, California Cristina Strassman - Palo Alto, California Antonio Guevara - Belmont, California Mani Falcon - Fremont, California Dr. Tom Lee - San Francisco, California Cornelia Van Aken - Fremont, California Dorothy Van Aken - Fremont, California Carmen Lotreanu - Fremont, California Christina Morovich - Fremont, California Cecilia Ferreres - Buenos Aires, Argentina Fernanda D'Agosta - Buenos Aires, Argentina Nicolas Itturiaga - Buenos Aires, Argentina Dasha Semenova - Vancouver, Canada Lara & Brett Silverman - Princeton, NJ
Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont, CA - HobNob exhibit - 2011. City of Santa Clara, CA - Biennale Sculpture Exhibition - 2011. Sebastopol Center for the Arts - Still nature - group exhibition - 2010. ArtWorksDowntown - San Rafael, CA - Mosaics - group exhibition - 2010. Los Gatos Museum of Art - Los Gatos, CA - Open Juried Show Group exhibition - 2010. City of San Mateo, CA - "Red" - group exhibition - 2008. City of Santa Clara, CA - " All Fired Up" Sculpture Exhibition. 2007 Merit Award for "Cosmic Column" sculpture. Art 21 Gallery - Palo Alto, CA - Group show - 2007.
Christopher Hill Gallery - Napa, California Palo Alto Humane Society & Art Gallery - Palo Alto, California Green Design - San Jose, California Wildwood Art Gallery - Kenwood, California Rosted CoffeeBean - Cupertino, California Aslan Gallery - Carmel, CA
Nov. 26, 2005 San Jose Mercury News - House & Home section, full page article about Adrian Litman Art & design. March 23, 2007 The Campbell Reporter - Article on Park Towne Place mosaic design. Aug. 15, 2007 San Francisco Voice interview. Sept. 22, 2007 Palo Alto weekly - Home & Garden Design section, article on Claudino's residence remodeling with fountain and outdoor ceramics designs. June 3, 2011 Milpitas Post/Mercury News - Article about the artwork for Milpiotas Senior Center and the Transit Shelter.
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