The Sculptor Cosmin Hiristea first debuted in his native town, Cluj Napoca, with the diploma of the Fine art High School “Romulus Ladea” in 1993. Ever since, he created several sculptures in diverse materials – gypsum, wood, sandstone, marble, granite, bronze, brass, cooper, stainless steel or steel from scale models and indoor sculptures to outdoor monuments up to 12 m. “Aesthetics and dynamics are the laws of Hiristea’s artistic universe”, Barbel Koplin writes in Europe in Art Catalog. After 14 years of artistic studies in Romania with PhD. Ioan Aurel Terec and prof. Constantin Lucaci in Cluj-Napoca, Cosmin won art stipendiary fellowships in Prague, at Fine Art School from Nantes and at Romanian Cultural Human Research Studies from Venetia. In 2003 he was awarded with a research fellowship at Henry Moore Institute in Leeds. Between 2001 and 2007, Cosmin Hiristea expanded his artistic research with PhD. Mircea Muthu at esthetic department of Babes-Bolyai University from Cluj, collaboration finalized with a thesis titled “A POETIC OF SPACE, XX CENTURY SCULPTURE”.
Cosmin Hiristea was rewarded with prizes and trophies for participating at art biennales, sculpture competitions and international sculpture symposia. In 2006 he received The Trophy of Parliament of Roma for his bronze sculpture “Triptych of Future Europe” and in 2010 the poet Ingo Cezaro endorsed him the only prize awarded at “Holzart” Symposium in Kronach, Germania.
The majority of indoor and outdoor sculptures created by Cosmin belong to private art collections or to public sculpture parks from Italia, France, Germany, Switzerland, Turkey China, Japan and Romania. He created more than 80 sculptures in definitive materials and more than 40 sculptures and reliefs casts in gypsum. He also carved an orthodox iconostas for the new church from Ocolisul Mic, Hunedoara County.
Starting with 2011as AIESM Manager for Romania, he successful organize the International Symposium of Monumental Sculpture TRANSYLVANIA at Ineu de Cris, Bihor County where he invited in Romania international master sculptors like Pavel Spelda (Cehia); Piotr Brozek (Poland); Hermann Gschaider (Austria); Isabella Corni, Maurizio Perron (Italy); Tania Roeder, Wolfgang Stubner, Michael Rofka (Germany); Hans Kohnen (Holland); Enrique Jorda (Spain); Zenichi Yokoyama, Key Nakamura and Yoshinori Ishihara (Japan).
As a result of this colloquial collaboration with selected sculptors, 15 monumental sculptures from 2,5m to 4,5m high are establishing a Sculpture Park at the Kings Land Resort.
Every edition of the Symposium cherished interest and has the purpose to bring both art and people back to nature. In First of June children are invited at the symposium closing ceremony where they may have their first international art lesson.
After teaching one year at Sculpture Department and at Fine Art School from Cluj-Napoca, nowadays he is leading a sculpture class at DaVinci Art School in Bucharest.
The personal initiative of International Transylvanian Sculpture Symposium continues in 2014 together with other international ongoing projects of which Cosmin Hiristea work in Bucharest, where, together with her wife they build a new garden-house- atelier designed by the famous architect Mircea Bojescu.