Consequently, he held his first solo show in 2002 – “Past Shrouded in Shadow and Colour” at Casa Ille et Villaine – an event which gathered many appreciative accolades among the artistic people of Sibiu.
One year later, he became a member of the Sibiu branch of the Union of Fine Artists which endorsed his name in a the group exhibition at the „Atelier 35” gallery and created an opportunity for a new personal exhibition, called “Reflections”, opened at Atelier 202 in Apoldu de Sus.
Casa Luxemburg (The Luxemburg House) was in 2004 the ideal space for the public to get a taster of the “Flavours of Sibiu” exhibition, the same way the Cisnădie City Hall became a hospitable place for another solo show, entitled “Plunged into colour”.
In 2005, Bogdan was one of the winners of the “Young talents” contest organised by “Arte e Arta” Foundation, swiftly followed up by a group exhibition at the "Ion Dacian" National Theatre of Operetta and Musicals in Bucharest. During the same year, his hometown hosted his personal exhibition of watercolours named “Contrast and colour”.
In 2006 he returned to the capital city to take part in a group show at the Comedy Theatre called “Angels and Saints”. He was then selected to take part in a painting camp in Balchik, Bulgaria. This event on the Black Sea side was the catalyst for an exhibition in the following autumn adequately named “The Queen Mary’s Heart”, organised in the “Carol the First” Central University Library premises in Bucharest. He was rewarded with a scholarship at the renowned School of Barbizon, a symbol of excellency in painting. „Queen Mary” became, eventually, the theme of a new exhibition during the Astra Film Festival in Sibiu (2006).
2007 was a landmark year for Bogdan: the year when he was admitted to the Fine Arts Faculty in Cluj-Napoca. The study years became a string of creative workshops and exhibitions, such as the ones at Café del Sol, the „Bogdan, Mihai, and Radu” exhibition at The Students’ Culture House in Cluj-Napoca and the one named “It’s tiring to be a painter” in the unconventional space of Green Hours in Bucharest. The Cluj-Napoca period is defined by the countless yet happy hours he spent in the maestro Corneliu Brudaşcu’s workshop.
In 2008, Bogdan surprised the art lovers in Transylvania with two more shows: “Spring notes” and “Eclectic transfer” at the Atlas Gallery in Oradea. He also marked the 90th anniversary of the National Day of Romania in U.S.A., with some works being presented during the Festival of the Romanian Diaspora.
In 2009, Bogdan Mihai Radu returned to Bucharest, where he set up two new exhibitions at the World Trade Centre (“Moments”, August 2009) and at the Intercontinental Hotel (April 2010). It was at the latter event that the art critic Irina Cajal said: “He’s got this talent of knowing how to make art of this miracle. I ask you to forgive me for not being able to put this in words, but all I can say is that Bogdan’s paintings make me feel and think of the classical Corneliu Baba, but also of those signed by Mircea Ciobanu or Margareta Sterian.”
Bogdan Mihai Radu’s works are part of private collections, both in Romania and abroad (Germany, the Netherlands, U.S.A., France, Poland, etc.), some notable owners being Silviu Purcărete, Constantin Chiriac, Oana Pellea, Barbara Stamm, Bebe Cotimanis or Laurent Tourette, to name just a few of them.