After graduating from the university with a B.A. in English, Susanna Patras started to work as a journalist, while at the same time studied photography and multimedia design. She is a member of the Houston Center for Photography where she had her first juried group photography exhibition in 2008 and UAPR – Visual Artists’ Union of Romania.


2018 – Dodho Magazine, Portfolio Photo Competition – Black & White Landscape category, Barcelona, Spain
2018 – Don’t Take Pictures Magazine/Structure – Juried Exhibit, New York, USA
2017 – Cultural Diversity in Art and Education, International Scientific Conference, Romanian Academy, Iasi, Romania
2017 – Albatros Magazine, vol. nr. 28, Photo essay, International Haiku Festival, Constanta, Romania
2016 – Landscape Photography Magazine, Scotland, U.K.
2014 – Nomen Artis – Photo essay, Bucharest, Romania
2014 – Moldova Literara – Photo essay, Iasi, Romania
2013 – American Writers and Artists Institute – photography course, USA
2010 & 2012 – Photographers’ Forum, Santa Barbara, California, USA

2018 – Finalist in the Slideshow Competition (photo/video), Palm Springs Photo Festival, Palm Springs, California, USA
2017 – Highly Commended Award in Places that Inspire Photo Competition, The Society of International Travel & Tourism Photographers, U.K. (video)
2017 – The Photography Award in the National Visual Arts Competiton sponsored by Constantin Teodorescu Foundation, Barlad, Romania
2016 – “Adolph Chevallier” award for photography in “Aurel Baesu” International Visual Arts Competition, Piatra Neamt, Romania;
2016 – Nomination for the Digital Art Award, The International Salon for Professors of Visual Arts, ed. XV, Iasi. Romania
2016 – The Photography Award in the European Art and Traditions Competition, (VI-th edition), Iasi, Romania
2016 – The Photography Award, Identitati Iesene/ Identities, V-th edition, Iasi City Art Fair, Iasi, Romania
2016 – The Photography Award, In Centrul Universului/In the Center of the Universe, International Visual Arts Exhibit, Municipal Art Gallery, Iasi, Romania
2010 – Finalist, 30th Annual Spring Photography Contest sponsored by Sigma (juried competition), Photographer’s Forum Magazine, Santa Barbara, CA, USA

2016, 2018 – Interviewed by Radio Iasi, Romania, Prima TV, and Tele Moldova TV, Iasi, Romania.


August 28 – September 5, 2018, Chania International Photo Festival, Landscape category, Juried International Photography Exhibition at the Center of Mediterranean Architecture (CAM) – The old harbor of Chania, Crete, Greece

August 20 – 30, 2018, A.R.T.E. International Festival, Juried Art Exhibit, Victoria Art Gallery, Visual Artists’ Union of Romania in Iasi

July 25 – September 2, 2018, Metamorphosis, Juried Photography exhibition – Artists’ Reception on August 11th, Darkroom Gallery, Vermont, USA

July 15, 2018 – October 14, 2018, 2nd International Photography Exhibition (Juried), Finalist,  Fusion Art Gallery, Palm Springs, California (video)

June 22 – July 22, 2018, Trans Himera, Group Exhibit, George Bacovia University, Bacau, Romania

June, 2018, Special Merit Award, Landscapes, Juried International Art Exhibition, The Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery, USA

May 23 – Aug. 21, 2018, Structure, Juried Art Exhibit (online), Don’t Take Pictures Magazine, New York, USA

May 7 -21, 2018, Simplifica/re, Minimalist Art Exhibit, House of the Arts Gallery, Carpatica Foundation, Cluj, Romania

May 5 – 11, 2018, Spirit of the Desert, Finalist in the Slideshow Competition, Palm Springs Photo Festival, Annenberg Theater, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, California

May 1 – 20, 2018, Focus: Light & Shadows, Juried Group Exhibit, Black Box Gallery, Portland, Oregon, USA

April 1 -30, 2018, Trans Himera, Group Exhibit, Atheneum Art Gallery, Iasi, Romania

March 15 – April 15, 2018, Merit Award, Black and White, Juried Art Exhibition,  Art Room Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas, USA

March 10 – April 20, 2018, Metamorphoses, Solo exhibit, Dava 77 Gallery, Piatra Neamt, Romania

March 1 -28, 2018, Trans Himera, Group Exhibit, Municipal Art Gallery, Iasi, Romania

February 5 – 25, 2018, Monochrome, Juried Group Exhibit, Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, Greece

January 10 – 20, 2018, Contrasts, Californian Landscapes, Solo Exhibit, N. Tonitza Art Gallery, Visual Artists’ Union (UAPR), Iasi, Romania

October 20 – Nov 24, 2017,  Moldavian Art Salons XXVII, Group Exhibit, Iulian Antonescu Museum & George Apostu Contemporary Art Museum – Bacau, Romania; Visual Artists’ Union & Ministry of Culture – Chisinau, Rep. of Moldova

April 10 – 28, 2017,  Minimalist Visions, Photo/Multimedia Presentation at the International Haiku Festival, Ovidius University, Constanta, Romania

October 15 – Nov 15, 2016, Romanian Landscapes, Solo exhibit, Military Circle Art Gallery, Iasi, Romania

October 5 – 31, 2016, Identitati Iesene/Iasi Identities, ed. V, Visual Arts Group Exhibit, Iasi City Art Fair, Iasi, Romania

May 23, 2016, In Centrul Universului/In the Center of the Universe, International Visual Arts Exhibit, Municipal Art Gallery, Iasi, Romania

May 11 – 21, 2016, Contemporary Ideas in Art, A.R.T.E.: International Art Festival, VI-th edition, Group Exhibit, Iasi, Romania

May 1 – 30, 2016, Romanian Adventures: Nature & People, Solo exhibit, Municipal Art Gallery, Iasi, Romania

November, 2008, Learning Curve II, Group Exhibit, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX, USA