Amalia Maciuca - Artist Portrait

Amalia Măciucă

b. 1991   /   Bacău, Romania   /   Based in Lucerne, Switzerland

Amalia Măciucă is a full-time figurative painter and visual artist, with a background in fine arts. Her artworks are often centered around the struggles of women in today’s society, depicting the unrealistic expectations placed on them.

With a passion for painting human faces, Amalia’s work is characterized by its expressiveness and emotive power. She is skilled in a variety of techniques, including oil painting, watercolors, and acrylics. Her mission as an artist is to give voice to the struggles of women and to empower others to express themselves through creativity.

As an artist and educator, Amalia is dedicated to empowering others to express themselves creatively. She offers art classes and leisure workshops for individuals and groups, both in public and private settings. Her workshops are designed to be inclusive and encouraging, providing participants with the opportunity to learn new techniques and approaches to art-making.

Artist Statement

My practice centers on creating complex narratives through oil painting, drawing inspiration from the diverse people I meet in my life. My favorite medium is oil, which allows me to build rich, detailed compositions that tell the stories of individuals, particularly those who have faced hardships or come from minority backgrounds. An integral part of my artistic process is the participatory act; the people I paint about become co-creators, contributing to the development of the artwork through discussions about their stories.


I often collaborate with professional photographers to create visual references that guide my compositions. This collaborative approach ensures that the resulting paintings are deeply rooted in the lived experiences of the subjects, enhancing the authenticity and emotional depth of my work.


Through my work, I aim to highlight the resilience and humanity of those who might otherwise be overlooked, creating a space where their stories can be seen and heard.


Master Degree

Master of Arts in Fine Arts with a Major in Art in Public Spheres (MAPS) Socially Relevant Projects and Interventions in Public Space

Bachelor Degree

Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts, Conservation and Restoration with focus on Mural Restoration

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