Viorica Colpacci was born in Romania and emigrated to the United States in 1977. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts “N. Grigorescu” in Bucharest and continued her studies in New York, at the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn College and New York University, from where she earned a MA in Studio Art.
Her early works include ceramic sculpture, paintings, icons, alfresco murals, architectural design in ceramics and porcelain as well as industrial design in ceramics, glass, stainless steel and plastic. After 1977, in the U.S., she created abstract sculptures in ceramic, bronze, welded and painted steel, light sculpture, digital prints, photography, fashion and industrial design.
In sculpture her primary concern for more than twenty years is to represent the spiritual dimension of life, using modern technology and materials. She uses welded steel and light as physical, metaphorical and metaphysical elements.
She taught art in New York City public schools and had many exhibitions in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. She participated in international conferences, published essays on art and runs an art gallery showing in alternative spaces.
She founded a sacred art workshop for children in Bucharest.
Lives and works in New York and Bucharest