Ion Carchelan

Artist of Moldova, b. 1966, Nisporeni, Moldova

Contact Information: Molee Fine Art 336.427.0131


The College of Arts, Chisinau, Moldova –1989

Personal Exhibits

Marshall Gallery, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA – 2002

Gibson’s, Greenbrier Art Gallery, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, USA – 2005

Old Manassas Art Gallery, Manassas, Virginia, USA – 2005

Marshall Gallery, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA – 2005

Group Exhibits

Artsplosure, Raleigh, NC, USA 2005

Gibson’s Gallery, Greenbrier, West Virginia, USA (permanent) – 2003

Brancusi Gallery, Chisinau, Moldova – 1997

Brancusi Gallery, Chisinau, Moldova – 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

Brancusi Gallery, Chisinau, Moldova – 2006 Nominated for award “Sunset in Butuceni”

Brancusi Gallery, Chisinau, Moldova – 2006 Exhibition “We- The Young Artists”, Awarded by, The Professional Artists Union with Diploma, painting – “Dusk”

Tighina, Moldova – 1990


Moldova, Germany, Romania, Japan, England, France, Ireland, Belgium, Turkey and United States

Ion Carchelan’s career spans nearly twenty years: he is now considered one of Moldova’s premiere painters. Carchelan began his formal arts education in childhood, at the Children’s Art School in Nisporeni, Moldova. He studied painting continuously through university, and thereafter he toured Europe to supplement his academic training with direct observation of the work of painters.

Painting is for Ion a solitary pursuit and deeply personal; he chooses not to be apart of the larger art establishment, preferring instead to live and work in the small village in which he was born. Carchelan paints a full day, everyday, usually starting in the field and finishing in his studio.

The objective subjects of Carchelan’s watercolors are the people, places and things that he sees around him — harvest scenes, distant churches, farm yards, the ordinary act ivies of daily life in rural Moldova.

His paintings draw us in and settle us in to a particular place, in a particular moment and mood. Time spent with a Carchelan is always something of a meditation.