Artist’s Statement

The connection between where I am from and the processing of ideas, is the force that gives me direction. A multimedia artist with bicultural influences, I face traditions, history, experiences and now, memories along with the ironies of my Hungarian American past and re-compose them into highly detailed narratives. My work represents the immediacy and vulnerability which in itself is life through a colorful, curvilinear hand and highly imaginative eyes. An amalgamation of mediums and techniques support my blasts of creativity yielding a signature of anecdotes from which individuality is undeniable.  My subject matter transcends  observation, history, and fact. These variables merge with my memories, experiences, and create my visual fiction. Therein lies the essence of my work.

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MARI GYORGYEY

101 Summer Street, #517- Stamford, CT 06840, (203) 536- 2100, Marigy@optonline.net

Award-winning, internationally exhibited visual artist

specializing in textiles, bookmaking, printmaking, and fine art.

First generation Hungarian American artist working out of her studio in Norwalk, Connecticut, Györgyey is a international artist and teacher of fine arts and textile design.

EDUCATION
1997     MFA Painting,  University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

1987     BFA Painting, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, Honors Program in Rome, Italy

2000     Printmaking, Studio Caminizer, Valdottavo, Italy

1996     Post-Graduate Drawing, Yale University, School of Art, New Haven, CT (certificate)

1996     Internship with Leon Golub and Nancy Spero, New York, NY

1993     Vermont Studio Center Scholarship, Johnstown, VT

1994     Textile Design, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY (certificate)

1988     Anatomical Drawing, Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary (certificate)

SOLO & MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS (select)
2018     9th Annual Altered Book Exhibition, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA

2008     Silk Balloons, Park Square West Gallery, Stamford, CT

2005    Mari Györgyey Art, Aranytiz Muvelodesi Kospont, Budapest, Hungary

2004     74th Women Artists Juried, Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, CT

2003     73rd Women Artists Juried, Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, CT

2000     Silks!, Hungarian Ethnic Museum, Passaic, NJ                                                                       

1999     The Pink Poodles, Szentgyorgyi Gallery, Falmouth, MA

1999     Silk Tapestries, Georgia State Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia

1998     Applied Arts, Szentendre Museum, Szentendre,  Hungary

1998     Györgyey Silk Wall Hangings, Tapio Gyorgye Village Museum, Tapio Gyorgye, Hungary

1997     Curator's Choice, Juried Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (select)
2019        Spectrum, Carriage Barn, New Canaan, CT

2018       Group Show, Havilland Gallery, Norwalk, CT

2018       Art Couples! Loft Artist Association, Stamford, CT

2018       And Yet She Persisted, Love Gallery, Norwalk, CT

2017     Annual Show!, Firing Circuits Gallery, Norwalk, CT

2016     Transformations, Beechwood Arts, Westport, CT

2016     Connecticut Affordable Arts Fair, Avenue A Gallery, Norwalk, CT

2016     University of Pennsylvania Alumni Show, Burrison Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2016     Scissorhands, Gallery on the Green, Canton, CT

2016     Relocation, Center for Contemporary Printing, Norwalk, CT

2015     Artist Group Show, Firing Circuits Gallery, Norwalk, CT

2015     Shades of Green, Rockwell Gallery, Ridgefield, CT

2015     Matrix, Maritime Gallery, Norwalk, CT

2015     Group Show, City Lights Gallery, Bridgeport, CT

2014     Dialogue in Color, Bruce Kirchner Gallery, Fairfield, CT

2014     Firing Circuits!, St. Philip's Art Space, Norwalk, CT

2013     Objects of the Home Show, Sundance Gallery, Stamford, CT

2013     5th Annual Juried Exhibition, Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY

2012     RISD Alumni Show, Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI

2012     Boundless: New Works; Contemporary Printmaking, C.A.W. Gallery, New Haven, CT                                  

2012.     Panorama, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT

2011     Body Image, Pen and Brush Gallery,

2011     Group Show, Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery, Stamford, CT

2009     Visual Therapy, White Space Gallery, New Haven, CT

2006     New Erotik, Art at Large Gallery, New York, NY

2005     SURTEX Surface Design, Javits Convention Center, New York, NY

2002     52nd Art of the Northeast, Silvermine Gallery, New Canaan, CT

2001     51st  Art of the Northeast, Silvermine Gallery, New Canaan, CT

2000    23 Annual Print Exhibition, Juror: Antonio Fresconi, Silvermine Gallery, New Canaan, CT

AWARDS AND COMMISSIONS

2016    Juror, ‘Focus Under 40’ Exhibition, Rowayton Art Center, Rowayton, CT

2013     Launch of “Mari G Designs” for Evocateur Jewelry, Norwalk, CT

2010     Dharma Trading Company, Featured Artist, San Rafael, CA

2003     Graphic Chemical + Ink Printmaking Award, Villa Park, Illinois

2000     Launch of “Mari Györgyey Collection,” Beau Ties Inc., Brattleboro, VT

1997     James Van Dyke Printmaking Award, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School, Philadelphia, PA

1997     Outstanding Artist – Who's Who in Hungarian Art, Budapest, HU

1994     “DIANNE B” Apparel Collections featuring Mari Györgyey Textiles, New York, NY

1990     Silk Wall Hanging, Four Seasons Restaurant, New York, NY

1989     Ladanyi Foundation Prize, Hungarian Female Artist Award, New York, NY

1989     Silk Panels, Yale University Divinity School, Permanent Collection, New Haven, CT

PRESS

2018       Featured Artist, ‘Élét És Irodalom Newspaper, Budapest, HU

2016       “Firing Circuits Art,” Norwalk Hour, Norwalk, CT

2014       “Firing Circuits Studios!,” Norwalk Hour, Norwalk, CT

2013       Featured Sketchbook Artist, ‘RISD Alumni Magazine,’Providence, RI

2009       Events Section, New Haven Magazine, New Haven, CT

2008       Weekend Section, New York Times,“Events” Section, NY                                                   

2005      “Mari Györgyey: Silks,” Népszabadság Newspaper,  (Hungarian)
2005      “Exhibition Review,” Aranytiz Magazine, July (Hungarian)
2003      “Artist Brings Different Art Together,” Stamford Advocate, Stamford, CT

2002      “A Lifelong Romance With Art,” Acorn Newspapers, Wilton, CT

2001-6   “Just Wild about Mari,” Beau Ties of Vermont (catalog), Brattleboro, VT