Born just after the Romanian Revolution, in 1990, Ioana Nicoară knew since she was ten that she would do graphic arts so later she graduated from the University of Arts Bucharest in that field. But she couldn’t really predict the future because afterwards she started working as an animator, art director and sometimes scriptwriter for important Romanian animation productions starting with 2012. Meantime, she developed a painting studio practice and had her first solo show in 2017 at Annart Gallery/ Bucharest, followed by a second one in 2021, alongside other group shows, including an auction at Artmark and participating at the 2021 Bucharest Art Safari. She also gained experience with the AR technology and illustrated and animated one of the first AR books, Wallachian Chimeras, displayed at Triade Foundation in Timisoara, and showcased at RADAR and BINAR new media exhibitions.
She currently lives in Campulung Muscel/ Romania and works alongside Reniform Production.