Artist Biography

The Romanian painter and graphic artist Maria Nedelcov, also known as Beba (1983 – present) is a central figure in the post-modernist movement. Born in Athens, with a trail of work that led her from Europe to the Middle-East to North America and back, her joyful works have delighted the eye for over ten years.Her art is noted by a very strong nonetheless delicate visual elegance and a sensitive creative appeal. The candor of message that transpires from her art is considered one of the best in the world.

After attending the Bucharest School of Fine Arts and learning classical painting from Mircia Dumitrescu, Beba traveled to New York where under the care of great artists she exceled in a Master’s Degree in both in Visual Arts and Management. In US she started the current modern expressionist art. Paintings like the “Imagine us together”(2008) or the famous “Golden Ballerina” (2009) have paved the way to her unique art and made many purchase her canvases for the feeling they radiate, not just the artistic value. As a dear friend of the artist has pointed out in just one sentence: “c’est superbe! belles influences de Jean Cocteau et Picasso” (“it is superb! beautiful influences of Picasso and Jean Cocteau”).

Between 2000 and 2004 her style has been completely different with the stokes of the brush, she imagined collectors’ items and created items like the “Angel Wings” or “Women talking” that have been very much appreciated by critics and art lovers alike.

In 2010 a private store has opened in Bucharest, showcasing only Beba’s works of art. It is one of the only galleries dedicated to a sole artist but the vast success and the praises from the critiques have been stepping stone to a series of galleries around the world.

Since 2011 her main focus has been showcasing her works around the globe from Beirut to New York, her participation in many art fairs has brought joy to many viewers.

Selected Art Highlights

September – Beirut, Lebanon: Fashion Art Show

Featured in Collection Magazine(#1 in the Middle East)

March – New York Art Expo: Biggest Art Exposition in the World

Best selling new expose with over 12 art pieces sold.August – Art Takes Times Square: Biggest Art Contest in the World

Featured on the billboards in Times Square as a runner upOctober – Contemporary Art Fair NYC 2012: Solo Expo

The Contemporary Art Fair NYC provides a major showing to independent painters, photographers, sculptors or other artists doing non-functional work.

January Arte di Palermo – Biennale Internationale: Solo Expo

The International Biennial Art of Palermo will pay its attention on different kind of style : from landscapes,  figurative, sculpture , watercolor and informal.

For each category will be selected some of the most preeminent contemporary and modern artists from worldwide.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Octomber – New Art Center: New York City

Curated by Artifact



  • 2002-2006 – National University of Arts, Bucharest

    Fine and Decorative Arts Bachelor

  • 2007-2009 – New York University, NYC

    Graphic Communication Management and Technologies Masters Degree




  • 2003-preseny – Bizantina Publishing House, Bucharest, RO

    Chief Book Designer

    Over 150 book designs and 30 best sellers.

    Increased brand awareness through modern design.

    Design team reorganization and development.

  • 2011–present – Beba Art Gallery, Bucharest,RO


    Creation of a petite showcase art gift shop in the city center of Bucharest

  • 2008–present – Artist, Illustrator, Painter