Curriculum Vitae

In Short

Painter, lives and works in Budapest.

 

1990-

Freelance artist

1982-90

Journalist at Filmvilág cinematography magazine

1973-

Works with painting

1955

Born in Budapest on 28 September

 

Education
1989-92

Anatomy and Spatial Representation Faculty, College of Fine Arts, Budapest

1987-88

Scholarship at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna

1983-84

Picture and layout editing at the Budapest School of Journalism

1981

Graduated from the Faculty of Law, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest

1976-81

Faculty of Law, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest

 

Significant Masters
1996

Met Tibor Csenus Hungarian-French painter in Paris which lead to friendship that lasted until Csernus's dead (2007)

1991-

Friendship with Sándor Molnár

1986

Met Sándor Molnár, painter

 

Family
1986

Born in Viktor Lajta

1984-

Married dr Márta Varga

 

Membership
1995 -

Society of Hungarian Painters

1987 -

National Association of Hungarian Artists (MAOE)

1985-90

Studio of Young Artists Association

1983 -

Association of Hungarian Journalists (MÚOSZ)

 
Solo exhibitions
2010

16 Oct - 5. Nov, Új festmények (Recent Paintings), Templom Galéria (Kortárs Művészeti Galéria), Eger

11 Nov - 27 Nov, Forrás Galéria, Budapest

2009

12 May - 7 June, Testtől testig, munkák 1989-2009 (From Body to Body, Works 1989-2009), Ráday Galéria, Budapest

2008

7-30 May, Salome, Huba Gallery, Budapest - paintings and drawings

2007

16 Oct - 11 Nov, Kogart-etűdök (Kogart Etudes), Palace of Arts, Budapest - painting: Danube Promenade

2006

Madách Imre Community Centre, Vác - paintings and watercolours

Mai figurák (Today's Figures), St-art Gallery, Budapest - paintings

2005

Egy hét - egy mű (One Week - One Work), MG Gallery, Budapest - painting: Danube Promenade

2003

Plein Art Festival, Hotel Íbis, Budapest - paintings

2002

Nox I, French Institute, Budapest - paintings

Nox II, Szinyei Salon, Budapest - paintings

Nox III, Erlin Gallery, Budapest - watercolours

St'art Gallery, Budapest - paintings and watercolours

2000

Persephone, Erlin Gallery, Budapest - watercolours

1999

Akt és tér (Nude and Space), Szinyei Salon, Budapest - paintings

Hungarian Institute, Paris, France - paintings

1997

Le Bain, Hungarian Institute, Paris, France - pastels and paintings

1995

Az éjszaka (The Night), Forgách Gallery, Budapest - drawings

Dominican Courtyard of the Hotel Hilton, Budapest - pastels and paintings

Horváth Endre Gallery, Balassagyarmat - pastels and paintings

1993

Balassi Gallery, Budapest - watercolours and drawings

1987

Young Artists' Club (FMK), Budapest - paintings

1986

Kaposvári Gallery, Kaposvár - paintings (Together with Éva Novák)

1976

E-Gallery, Budapest University of Technology, Budapest - drawings

1975

Club of Ervin Szabó Central Library, Budapest - paintings and drawings

1974

E-Gallery, Budapest University of Technology, Budapest - paintings

 

Selected Group Exhibitions
2011

18 - 22 Aug, 14th Beijing International Art Exposition (BIAE), China World Trade Center in Beijing

14 June - 4 July, Hungary Art. National Art Museum of China, Beijing

18 March - 10 April, Hommage á Liszt Ferenc, Home Gallery/Eötvös 10 Center

2010

17 Sept - 29 Oct, A mozgás öröme. Huba Galéria, Budapest

10 - 30 Sept, A kép képe, Virág Judit Galéria, Budapest

4 March - 7 April. Boldogasszony, Forrás Galéria, Budapest, 15 August - 12 Sept, Haáz Rezső Múzeum, Székelyudvarhely

1- 28 April, Hommage Puskás Öcsi, Home Galéria/Boscolo New York Palace Art Gallery, 24 Sept - 31 Oct, Városi Művészeti Múzeum, Győr

2009

20 Oct - 20 Nov, A Sixtus Asztalatársaság-, Csepel Galéria, Budapest,

A festmény ideje 2., Szeged, Reök Palota

2008

szeptember 14 - november 9. "elszáll a lélek" El Kazovszkij és barátai, Vasarely Múzeum, Pécs

november 20-23., Budapest Art Fair, Műcsarnok, Ráday Galéria, Budapest

december 2-31., -Kogart Kortárs Művészeti Gyűjtemény, Kogart Ház, Budapest

2007

Natura Morta, St-art Gallery, Budapest

4-26 Oct., Az álom arcai (Faces of the Dream), Society of Hungarian Painters, Csepel Gallery, House of Arts, Budapest

A festmény ideje. Újraértelmezett hagyomány (Time of Painting), Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galéria), Budapest

30 Nov. - 20 Jan. 2008, Világ-Kép (World View), Contemporary Hungarian Gallery, Dunajská Streda / Dunaszerdahely, Slovakia

1 - 24 Dec., Adventi Kalendárium - Gerbeaud ház (Advent Calendar), Vörösmarty square, Budapest

4 - 24 Dec., Forrás Gallery, Budapest

10-14 Dec., Művészet/Természet/Védelem (Art/Nature/Protection), Szinyei Salon, Ökotárs Foundation, Budapest

2006

Időn túl. A festészet vállalt hagyománya (Beyond time), Szombathely Gallery (Szombathelyi Képtár), Szombathely, Hungary

Zene a kortárs képzőművészetben (Music in the Contemporary Fine Art), Hermann Ottó Museum, Miskolc

A mimézis jegyében (In the Spirit of Mimesis), Pécs Gallery, Pécs

Mit festene ma Munkácsy? (What Would Munkácsy Paint Today?), Hermann Ottó Museum, Miskolc

A festészet vállalt hagyománya II., Tornyai János Museum, Hódmezővásárhely

A festészet vállalt hagyománya II., Pécs Gallery, Pécs

Kép és Hang (Picture and Sound), Society of Hungarian Painters, Városi Gallery, Mezőtúr

12-17 Dec., Táj - kettős előjellel (Landscape), Ökotárs Foundation, Dorottya Gallery, Budapest

2005

AKTuális, Female Body in the Contemporary Painting, Szinyei Salon, Budapest

Arcok és sorsok (Faces and Fates), 16th. National Portrait Biennale, Moldvay Győző Gallery, Hatvan (diploma)

KOGART Salon. Kogart House, Budapest

2004

Új szerzemények, Selection from the Contemporary Collection of Tragor Ignác Museum of Vác, Szentendre Gallery (Szentendrei Képtár), Szentendre, Hungary

Szinyei Salon, Budapest

2003

Fiat lux, Erlin Gallery, Budapest

Más hangok, más szobák (Other Voices - Other Rooms. Interieur Today), Bartók 32 Gallery, Budapest

Salon des Independentes, Paris, France

A festészet vége? (The End of Painting?), Olof Palme House, Budapest

Société internationale des Beaux-Arts de Paris, Paris, France

Chapelle des Jésuites, Chaumont, France

Centenaire du Siba, Mairie du Veme, Paris, France

Le Salon 2003, Paris, France

2002

Mai életképek (Today's Genre Painting, with Gyula Konkoly and Frigyes Kőnig), St'art Gallery, Budapest

Le Salon 2002 Paris, France (médaille de bronze

Gulácsy Lajos emlékezete (In Memoriam Lajos Gulácsy), 3rd Painting Triennale, House of Arts, Szekszárd, Hungary

Örökölt Realizmus (Inherited Realism. Figural Painting in the Last Forty Years), Szombathely Gallery, Szombathely, Hungary

2001

Hungarian Contemporary Art Juväskyla Art Museum, Finland

Le Salon 2001, MagyArt, Paris, France (Prize of the Taylor Foundation)

 

2000

Máskor, Máshol (Other Time, Other Place), Society of Hungarian Painters, Móra Ferenc Museum, Szeged, Hungary

Dialógus (Dialogue. Painting at the Turn of the Millennium), Kunsthalle, Budapest

1999

Exhibition of the Society of Hungarian Painters, Hungarian Consulate, Washington, USA

1998

Diaszpóra / És / Art (Diaspora / And / Art), Dohány Street Synagogue, Budapest

Jubilee exhibition of the Zugligeti/Gallery Community, Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest

1996

Hon-Lét-Fríz (Home-Existence-Frieze), Vajdahunyad Castle, Museum of Agriculture, Budapest

1994

Agora, International Artists' Colony, Óbuda - Fő square, Budapest

1988

Studio '88, Ernst Museum, Budapest

1987

Exhibition of paintings, Dunaújváros, Hungary

Graphics exhibition, Nagykőrös, Hungary

Studio '87, Ernst Museum, Budapest

Young Hungarian Artists, Centrum Sztuki, Warsaw, Poland

1986

13 Hungarian artists, Mältinranta Art Centre, Tampere, Finland

Studio '86, Castle Museum, Budapest

 
Works in Collections

Museum of Literature (PIM), Budapest

Tragor Ignác Museum, Vác

Képtár, Nagykőrös

Contemporary Art Collection (Kortárs Művészeti Gyűjtemény), Dunajská Streda / Dunaszerdahely, Slovakia

PIVA Collection, Budapest

Makláry Fine Arts, Budapest

KOGART Contemporary Art Collection

Private collections in Hungary and overseas

 

Awards
2005

Diploma, Prize of the Hatvany Lajos Museum - National Portrait Biennale, Hatvan, Hungary

2002

Médaille de bronze, Le Salon, Paris, France

2001

Prix Taylor, Le Salon, Paris, France

Scholarship for Creating - Ministry of Education and Culture (NKA), Hungary

1994

The Best Article, prize of Új Művészet (Art Today journal), Hungary

1987-88

Scholarship at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria

 

Places Visited
2008

November: Vienna (Braque, Klimt, Hopper)

2007

May: Vienna (Kunstforum: "Eros");

August: Sankt Pölten, Vienna (Paul Rotterdam, Contemporary Realism)

September: Paris, Barbizon, Fontainebleu;

October: Vienna (Tiziano, Belgian Symbolists)

2006

Vienna (Schiele, 6 Austrian Abstract Painter)

2005

Vienna (Goya))

2004

Vienna (Giorgione, Rembrandt, Kandinszkij, Schiele-Janssen),

Paris (Csernus, Bacon, Miró, J.Villon),

Vienna (Michelangelo, Goya), Venice (Turner, Dalí)

2001

Juvaskyla, Helsinki

2000

Vienna (Cézanne)

1999

Prague, Paris (own exhibition, FIAC, Chardin)

1998

Vienna (Henry Moore, Anzinger),

Paris (FIAC, Van Gogh-Millet)

1997

Vienna (Turner),

Paris (own exhibition),

Roma

Venice (Biennale),

Paris (Georges de La Tour),

Vienna (Brueghel)

1996

Paris (Francis Bacon, first meeting with Tibor Csernus)

1995

Padua - Arezzo - Siena - Florence, Vienna

1994

London (Kitaj)

1993

Tübingen (Cézanne), Colmar

1992

Amsterdam (Rembrandt)

1991

Paris, Vienna (Kokoschka)

Algeria (travelogue, watercolours)

1987-88

Vienna (scholarship)

1986

Venice (Biennale)

1986

Finland (Tampere - Artists' Colony)

1978

Dresden

 

Radio
2002

18 November, Éjszínhangok - Szellemjárás, Kossuth Radio

11 June, Társalgó (Talking with Katalin Liptay), Kossuth Radio

May, Short Interviews, Info Radio, Clubradio

2009

szeptember 29., Kultúrkör, MR1 - Kossuth Rádió

szeptember 30., Társalgó, MR3 - Bartók Rádió

 

Television

2008 - 16 January, Kikötő -Duna TV (about visual culture)

2007 - 7 December, Duna Tér -Duna TV

2007 - 18 October, Duna Tér -Duna TV (In the Day of the Painting)

2006 - 13 October, Kultúrház - Magyar TV (MTV2), (about Rembrandt) http://www.mtv.hu/cikk.php?id=155569)

2006 - January, Kikötő - Duna TV (About Tibor Csernus)

2005 - 7 January, Kultúrház - Magyar Television (MTV2), 18.30

 

Discourses
2008

4 April, Painting of Antonio Lopez García, lecture, Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest

2 April, Presenting Sándor Molnár's book: Teaching of Painting, College of Fine Arts, Budapest

6 March, Painting of Antonio Lopez García, lecture, College of Fine Arts, Budapest

7 February, Own Works, projection and lecture, College of Fine Arts, Budapest

2006

december 6-7., Széljegyzetek a figuratív festészet témájához. Előadás A tradíció átértékeli a jelent című konferencián, ELTE Művészettörténeti Intézet

 

Other Activities
2007

Curator of Új Figurativitás (New Figural Painting), Csepel Gallery

2005

Adviser and participant in the film portrait of Tibor Csernus entitled Painter of Time about (Director: Judit Keserü)

2003

Editor (with Lili Boros) of the catalogue Kristályképek 1994-2002 (Crystalpictures) by Sándor Molnár

1990-

Teaching in the Zugligeti and then Gallery Fine Art Circle

1983-84

Holding courses in Moholy Nagy László Fine Art Circle

1977-

Writings on art

 
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