C. Fodoreanu is a published poet, philosopher, practicing physician, and award winning visual artist. Born in Transylvania (Romania) into a family with a long tradition of icon painting, he started painting from early ages. He received his first camera as a young boy and ever since then he has been using lens-based modalities to create his art. His visual work pursues a poetry of light, and centers on exploring humans as they relate to their body, personal boundaries, intimacy, play, social justice, fragility of life, fleetingness of time, and divine intervention. These themes are a consequence of his educational background with degrees in Philosophy (BA, University of California, San Diego) and Medicine (MD, Harvard Medical School).
C. Fodoreanu’s visual art has been featured in a number of solo shows, which include the Harvard Arts First, Next Door, and Cornel/Henry Art. His projects have successfully participated in selected art festivals and group exhibitions, such as Art San Diego, Art Palm Springs, Rotterdam Photo, and Gallery 825. He was selected by the Art San Diego 2019 as one the four Local Talent art visionaries, and chosen by the show judges as the 2019 Award Winner.
He has been published by selected art publications, and has recently debuted his first monograph entitled 'street smart' documenting at-risk youth from Southern California.
His work can be found in private collections throughout United States and Europe. C. Fodoreanu currently lives in Southern California.