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Stefan Arteni

New York, U.S.A.

Stefan Arteni


Stefan Arteni has extensively exhibited calligraphies and paintings throughout Europe, the United States, and in Japan, Korea, China, and Taiwan. He has lectured on and demonstrated calligraphy (Greek, Sanskrit, Chinese, and Japanese) and participated in workshops in New York, 1995 and 1996;  the Freeman Center for East Asian Studies at Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, 1998; Columbia University,  New York, 1998;  St. Mark's Library, General Theological Seminary, New York, 1999.

Arteni was awarded the Japan Foreign Affairs Minister's Grand Prize for Calligraphy in 1996 and in 2005,  the Silver Award for Kana (linked writing) in 1999,  the Japan Consul General in Los Angeles Grand Prize in 2002. Arteni has been awarded in 2005 the highest rank, SHIHAN (Master Teacher), by The Japan Calligraphy Art Association.

Selected Exhibitions:


World Calligraphy Biennale, Sori Arts Center, Jeollabuk-do, Jeonju, Korea 


“On The Borderline”,  Seoul Calligraphy Biennale, National Art Center, Seoul, Korea


2005 - 2006
“The Way of Form”, Retrospective Exhibition, Q.C.C. Art Gallery-C.U.N.Y., New York;
Visual art, evolutionary game theory, cybernetics, logic of distinctions, polycontexturality: a heuristic musing (lecture-demonstration; March 9, 2006)


December 2000 - January 2001

“Calligraphy and Art”.  A New Perspective on Contemporary  Calligraphy, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts and Taichung County Seaport Art Center, Taichung,  Taiwan



„Scroll Fragments“, Art Hall, Kobe,  Japan

November 19, 1998 - April 16, 1999
“Sign of The Logos”, Stefan Arteni’s and Myriam de Arteni’s Artist’s Books and Related Materials, A Retrospective Exhibition of Sol Invictus Press, St. Mark's Library, The General Theological Seminary, New York


Selected Collections:

Private collections: Paris (France), Iasi (Romania), Rome (Italy), Osaka and Tokyo (Japan), Bogota (Colombia), U.S.A.

Public collections: National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan; Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, Alabama, U.S.A.; The New York Public Library, New York, U.S.A.


Research on Artists’ Materials:

Arteni’s scientific papers have been listed in:
EDV Katalog - Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, Max-Planck-Institut


and on base Castor


WORKS BY Stefan Arteni