ANDREA DEZSÖ

ANDREA DEZSÖ

February 21 – March 28, 2015
Opening Reception, Saturday February 21,  2-4pm

DETAIL "All Beings", 2014, marker, latex paint, ink, collage on paper, 122 x 36.75”

DETAIL “All Beings”, 2014, marker, latex paint, ink, collage on paper, 122 x 36.75”

ANDREA DEZSÖ

February 21 through March 28, 2015.
The artist reception will take place Saturday, February 21, 2 to 4pm and is open to the public.

Inventive, brilliant, undaunted by complexity or scale mixed media artist Andrea Dezsö, masters a multitude of materials to execute numerous projects ranging from intimate graphite drawings, book illustrations, magnificent mosaics, paper tunnel books, large ink drawing, sandblasted glass, subway murals, colored marker on paper, a long list reflecting Dezsö’s exceptional capacity to take on any challenge regardless of medium.

Growing up in communist Romania, Dezsö found art and literature allowed an escape from the rigid limitations the regime imposed on the lives of people. Absorbed, introspective, Dezsö took control of her life by creating her own worlds filled with wishful flights to charmed lands of dark beauty, and haunting iconography. Dezsö’s art, boundless, unrestrained blends a personal vision, contemporary sensibility with a touch of darkness born of Romanian/ Hungarian expression.

In the current exhibition Dezsö brings together many creative moments, some familiar, others more recent. Utilizing the flat glass technique learned during a two week 2014 residency at Pilchuck Glass Dezsö succeeded in transposing the layering concept used in her popular paper tunnel books into multi layers of glass panels to form a tunnel book, ”Girl and Devil in Underwater Cave”, and four, one-of-a-kind single flat glass panels sandblasted with lively pictorial scenes. While visiting Hawaii in 2014 Dezsö made a series of marker drawings and one long drawing 112” x 36.75” made with marker, latex paint, ink, and collage. An exciting addition to the upcoming exhibition are the illustrations Dezsö was commissioned to do for the Princeton University Press publication of The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm: The Complete First Edition by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm, Translated and edited by Jack Zipes.

Andrea Dezsö earned both her BFA in graphic design and typography and her MFA in visual communications from the Hungarian University of Design, Budapest. Her work has been exhibited in collections nationally and internationally, including the Museum of Arts and Design, New York; Rice University Art Gallery, Houston; and Fujikawa Kirie Art Museum, Japan, Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT. Dezsö and her work have also been reviewed by Art Forum, Art News, The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, PBS, and New York Magazine. In 2007, Dezsö was awarded Best American Public Art for her large-scale mosaic, Community Garden, installed in the Bedford Park Boulevard/Lehman College subway station in the Bronx, New York City. Dezsö is also an award-winning illustrator, and her illustrations have been featured in many books, CD covers, and magazines. She is currently Associate Professor of Art at Hampshire College, Amherst, MA. Previously, she served on the faculty of the Parsons School of Design, New York.

Andrea Dezsö earned both her BFA in graphic design and typography and her MFA in visual communications from the Hungarian University of Design, Budapest. Her work has been exhibited in collections nationally and internationally, including the Museum of Arts and Design, New York; Rice University Art Gallery, Houston; and Fujikawa Kirie Art Museum, Japan, Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT. Dezsö and her work have also been reviewed by Art Forum, Art News, The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, PBS, and New York Magazine. In 2007, Dezsö was awarded Best American Public Art for her large-scale mosaic, Community Garden, installed in the Bedford Park Boulevard/Lehman College subway station in the Bronx, New York City. Dezsö is also an award-winning illustrator, and her illustrations have been featured in many books, CD covers, and magazines. She is currently Associate Professor of Art at Hampshire College, Amherst, MA. Previously, she served on the faculty of the Parsons School of Design, New York.

EDUCATION
MFA in Visual Communication, Moholy-Nagy Hungarian University of Art & Design, Budapest, Hungary BFA in Graphic Design & Typography, Moholy-Nagy Hungarian University of Art & Design, Budapest, Hungary

SELECT SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016 upcoming – Pucker Gallery, Boston, MA
2015 upcoming – Andrea Dezsö, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY
2013 Lessons From My Mother, Davis Gallery, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY
2013 Without Myself, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY
2013 Strangely Layered, Pucker Gallery, Boston, MA
2013 Andrea Dezsö, Gallery Ark Kültür, Istanbul, Turkey
2012 Her Kingdom Under The Sea, Tides Institute & Museum, Eastport, ME
2011 Haunted Ridgefield, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
2010 Things We Think When We Believe We Know, Frey Norris Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2010 Sometimes In My Dreams I Fly, Rice Gallery, Houston,TX
2009 Extremely History, Bridge Art Fair, Hungarian Cultural Institute, NY
2008 Kokoro, Kamiyama, Tokushima, Japan

TWO & THREE PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2016 upcoming – Newcomb Art Gallery, New Orleans, LA, with Kate Clark 1998 Jack Tilton Gallery NY, with Yun-Fey Ji and Randy Wray

PERMANENT PUBLIC ART
2014
Borough of Manhattan Community College Fiterman Hall, CUNY, NYC, 6 glass mosaic murals, In The Air, on 3500 sq. feet wall space, $390,000 budget, commissioned by Dormitory Authority of the State of New York
2012
United States Embassy, Bucharest, Romania, 3 ceramic and glass mosaic murals, Blueberry Garden, 667 sq. feet, $336,000 budget, commissioned by Art in Embassies, US Dept. of State
2012
62nd St. Bensonhurst, Brooklyn NYC subway station, stainless steel, Nature Rail, 58 panels, approximate dimensions: 3’ x 180’, $250,000 budget, commissioned by NY MTA Arts for Transit
2006
Bedford Park Boulevard, NYC subway station, glass mosaic mural, Community Garden, 33’ X 8’, $90,000 budget, commissioned by NY MTA Arts for Transit

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015 Galveston Artist in Residency Gallery, Plant Show, Galveston, TX
2014 Somewhere Between Creation & Destruction, Joseloff Gallery, West Hartford, CT
2014 Collaboration and Revelation – Art/Industry 4oth Anniversary, J. M. Kohler Arts Center, WI
2014 Hyper-Resemblances, Columbia University, Wallach Art Gallery, New York, NY 2013
2014 The First Cut, Djanogly Art Center, Nottingham, UK
2013 The First Cut, SeaCity Art Museum, Southampton, UK
2012 Another Kingdom, installation, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum, ID
2012 The First Cut, Manchaster Art Gallery, Manchaster, UK
2011 Kirie of the World, Fujikawa Kirie Art Museum, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan
2010 Inspiring Spaces: 25 Years of MTA Arts For Transit, New York Transit Museum, NY
2010 I will cut thrU: Pochoirs, Carvings, and Other Cuttings, New York Center for Book Arts, NY
2009 Slash: Paper Under the Knife, Museum of Arts & Design, NY
2009 Cheongjou Craft Biennial, Main Pavilion, Cheongjou, South Korea
2009 Global Fabrics, Common Threads, ISE Cultural Foundation Japan Gallery, NY
2009 Scherenschnitte – Kontur pur, Museum Bellerieve, Zurich, Switzerland
2008 Ladylike, Gosia Koscielak Gallery, Chicago, IL
2008 Everything Must Go, Flux Factory, NY
2007 Pricked: Extreme Embroidery, Museum of Arts & Design, NY
2007 Ombres & Lumieres, Musee des Miniatures et Decors de Cinema, Lyon, France
2007 n/ostalgia Show, Collegium Hungaricum, Berlin, Germany
2007 Long Island City New York, Socrates Sculpture Park, with Flux Factory, NY
2005 Art Basel Miami Beach, Jack Tilton Gallery, Miami, FL
2004 Sharing Dreams, AIGA at the 6th International Digital Art Salon and Colloquium, Havana, Cuba 2004 New York Armory Show, Jack Tilton Gallery, NY
2003 Art Basel Miami Beach, Jack Tilton Gallery, Miami, FL
1999 Women, Jack Tilton Gallery, NY

SELECT AWARDS & HONORS
2014 Pilchuck Glass School Artist in Residence, Stanwood, WA
2014 Hampshire College Faculty Development Grant to fund art research travel to Italy
2013 Saari Residence, Artist-in-Residence in Community Art, Mietoinen, Finland
2013 Hampshire College Faculty Development Grant to fund art travel to Finland
2012 Marion and Jasper Whiting Fellowship to fund art research travel to Indonesia
2012 Hampshire College Faculty Development Grant
2010 Marcella Brenner Faculty Development Grant from the Maryland Institute College of Art
2009 Kohler Arts/Industry Fellowship with additional support from the NEA, Kohler, WI
2009 Parsons the New School for Design, Faculty Development Dissemination Grant, NY
2008 American Illustration Award for illustration created for The New York Times Op Ed page 2008 Kamiyama Artist-in-Residence, Tokushima, Japan
2008 Queens Council on the Arts, Individual Artist Initiative, NY
2008 Puppet Lab Project Development Fellowship at St. Ann’s Warehouse, Brooklyn, NY
2007 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Drawing, Printmaking and Artist’s Books
2007 Six Points Fellowship in Visual Arts, NY
2007 Community Garden awarded Best of American Public Art
2007 by Americans for the Arts 2005 L. N. Gill Award for Female Visual Artist of Exceptional Merit, awarded by the Ucross Foundation
2005 Ucross Foundation, Artist-in-Residence in visual arts, Sheridan, WY

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2014 – ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ART Hampshire College, Amherst, MA
2011-14 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ART Hampshire College, Amherst, MA
2010-11 FULL TIME FACULTY Animation Department, Maryland Institute Collegeof Art, Baltimore, MD 2001-10
FULL TIME FACULTY Parsons School of Design, Department of Design & Technology, NewYork, NY

title book event

Grimm-all

Nancy Margolis Gallery invites you to celebrate the recent publication of the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales and the exhibition of the 21 sumptuous ink drawings created by Andrea Dezsö for this classic collection. Princeton University Press Executive Editor of Literature, Anne Savarese and Andrea Dezsö will discuss the background of the original Grimm publication in the 1800’s and PUP’s decision to republish the classic. This is the very first time the Brothers Grimm makes available in English all 156 stories from the 1812 and 1815 editions. These narrative gems, newly translated and brought together in one beautiful book, are accompanied by Andrea Dezsö’s sumptuous new illustrations. Dezsö will be signing copies of the Brothers Grimm book for sale at the gallery.

ANNE SAVARESE is executive editor for literature at Princeton University Press, where she worked with Jack Zipes and Andrea Dezsö on The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm. In her previous role as reference editor at PUP she published such works as The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, Fourth Edition, edited by Roland Greene and Stephen Cushman, and the Dictionary of Untranslatables, edited by Barbara Cassin. Before joining Princeton in 2004 she held editorial positions at Oxford University Press and St. Martin’s Press in New York.

ANDREA DEZSÖ earned both her BFA in graphic design and typography and her MFA in visual communications from the Hungarian University of Design, Budapest. Her work has been exhibited in collections nationally and internationally, including the Museum of Arts and Design, New York; Rice University Art Gallery, Houston; and Fujikawa Kirie Art Museum, Japan, Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT. Dezsö and her work have also been reviewed by Art Forum, Art News, The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, PBS, and New York Magazine. In 2007, Dezsö was awarded Best American Public Art for her large-scale mosaic, Community Garden, installed in the Bedford Park Boulevard/Lehman College subway station in the Bronx, New York City. Dezsö is also an award-winning illustrator, and her illustrations have been featured in many books, CD covers, and magazines. She is currently Associate Professor of Art at Hampshire College, Amherst, MA. Previously, she served on the faculty of the Parsons School of Design, New York.