Transylvania, b.1968

Andrea Dezsö

Andrea Dezsö is a visual artist who works across a broad range of media including drawing, painting, artist's books, embroidery, cut paper, animation, sculpture, site-specific installation and public art. Dezsö's permanent public art has been installed in two New York City subway stations, at the United States Embassy in Bucharest, Romania and at CUNY BMCC Fiterman Hall in Lower Manhattan. Community Garden - Dezsö's mosaic in the New York City subway - was recognized as Best American Public Art in 2007 by Americans for the Arts.

Dezsö exhibits in museums and galleries around the world. Dezsö is Professor of Art at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA and lives in a small house at the edge of the woods.

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Biography

Andrea Dezsö is a visual artist who works across a broad range of media including drawing, painting, artist's books, embroidery, cut paper, animation, sculpture, site-specific installation and public art. Dezsö's permanent public art has been installed in two New York City subway stations, at the United States Embassy in Bucharest, Romania and at CUNY BMCC Fiterman Hall in Lower Manhattan. Community Garden - Dezsö's mosaic in the New York City subway - was recognized as Best American Public Art in 2007 by Americans for the Arts.

Dezsö exhibits in museums and galleries around the world. Dezsö is Professor of Art at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA and lives in a small house at the edge of the woods.

Artworks

20

Night Beings, 2018

Related Categories

21st Century Art / Animation/Cartoon/Comic Books / Art of the 2010s / Autobiographical Approach / Cartoonish/Fictitious Characters / Contemporary European Art / Contemporary Rumanian Art / Drawing / Embroidery / Embroidery on Fabric / European Art / Fairytale Imagery / Graphite on Paper / Illustration Art / Ink / Ink on Paper / Mixed Media Art / Mixed Media Painting / Painting / Paper Cut-Outs / Publication / Rumania / Rumanian Art / Sculpture / Transylvania / Womanhood / Women Artists

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 1996

    MFA in Visual Communication | Hungarian University of Design, Budapest, Hungary

  • 1994

    BFA in Graphic Design & Typography | Hungarian University of Design, Budapest, Hungary

  • 1992

    12 week Certificate Course in Computing & Design Management | Middlesex University, London, UK

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2020

    UPCOMING: TITLE TBA, Curated by Jonathan F. Waltz, The Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA

  • 2017

    ANDREA DEZSÖ: ENCHANTED FICTIONS, Marion Art Gallery, Rockefeller Arts Center, SUNY Fredonia, NY

  • 2016

    ANDREA DEZSÖ: OF LIGHTS & SHADOWS , Pucker Gallery, Boston, MA

Group Exhibitions

  • 2020

    UPCOMING: TWO PERSON EXHIBITION WITH TILLEKE | Schwartz High Five Art Gallery, Baarle Nassau, The Netherlands

  • 2019

    TRANSFIGURED, Curated by David C Terry, C24 Gallery, New York, NY

  • UPCOMING: TITLE TBA | Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH

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Education

  • 1996

    MFA in Visual Communication | Hungarian University of Design, Budapest, Hungary

  • 1994

    BFA in Graphic Design & Typography | Hungarian University of Design, Budapest, Hungary

  • 1992

    12 week Certificate Course in Computing & Design Management | Middlesex University, London, UK

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2020

    UPCOMING: TITLE TBA, Curated by Jonathan F. Waltz, The Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA

  • 2017

    ANDREA DEZSÖ: ENCHANTED FICTIONS, Marion Art Gallery, Rockefeller Arts Center, SUNY Fredonia, NY

  • 2016

    ANDREA DEZSÖ: OF LIGHTS & SHADOWS , Pucker Gallery, Boston, MA

  • ANDREA DEZSÖ: ROOM ASLEEP, Voyeur Gallery, Tabook Illustrated Book Festival, Tábor, Czech Republic

  • ANDREA DEZSÖ: CABINET EXHIBITION, The Granary, Tabook Illustrated Book Festival, Tábor, Czech Republic

  • ANDREA DEZSÖ: STONE WOOD GLASS, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts Gallery, Deer Isle, ME

  • ANDREA DEZSÖ: I WONDER, Newcomb Art Museum at Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

  • 2015

    SIX-HEARTED SHE-WOLF PROTECTRESS POSES WITH HUMAN BEING, Rice Gallery, TX Contemporary Art Fair, Houston, TX

  • ANDREA DEZSÖ: DREAMTIME, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA

  • ANDREA DEZSÖ, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2013

    LESSONS FROM MY MOTHER, Davis Gallery, Hobart & William Smith College, Geneva, NY

  • ANDREA DEZSÖ: WITHOUT MYSELF, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY

  • ANDREA DEZSÖ: STRANGELY LAYERED, Pucker Gallery, Boston, MA

  • 2012

    ANDREA DEZSÖ, Gallery Ark Kültür, Istanbul, Turkey

  • HER KINGDOM UNDER THE SEA, Tides Institute & Museum of Art, 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

  • SOMETIMES IN MY DREAMS I FLY, Rice Gallery, Houston, TX

  • 2009

    EXTREMELY HISTORY, Bridge Art Fair, Hungarian Cultural Institute, New York, NY

  • 2008

    ANDREA DEZSÖ, Old Sake Factory Exhibition Space, Kamiyama, Tokushima, Japan

  • ARTISTS BOOK PROGRAM: LIVING INSIDE, BravinLee Programs Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2007

    MY COUNTRY, Hungarian Cultural Institute, New York, NY

  • BETWEEN WORLDS, Balassi Cultural Institute, Budapest, Hungary

  • 2006

    ANDREA DEZSÖ: SMALL WORKS | Lehman Gallery, Bronx, NY

  • 2005

    TALES FROM SERBIA, 030ne Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia

Group Exhibitions

  • 2020

    UPCOMING: TWO PERSON EXHIBITION WITH TILLEKE | Schwartz High Five Art Gallery, Baarle Nassau, The Netherlands

  • 2019

    TRANSFIGURED, Curated by David C Terry, C24 Gallery, New York, NY

  • UPCOMING: TITLE TBA | Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH

  • 2018

    THE MIRROR REVEALED: STORIES TOLD, Suffolk University Gallery, Boston, MA

  • 9TH INTERNATIONAL PRINTMAKING BIENNALE, Douro, Portugal

  • WIN-WIN COOPERATION/BELT AND ROAD INTERNATIONAL PRINTMAKING INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

  • WIN-WIN COOPERATION/BELT AND ROAD INTERNATIONAL PRINTMAKING INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION, China Printmaking Museum, Guanlan, China

  • 2017

    WIN-WIN COOPERATION/BELT AND ROAD INTERNATIONAL PRINTMAKING INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION, Dunhuang, China

  • WIN-WIN COOPERATION/BELT AND ROAD INTERNATIONAL PRINTMAKING INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION, The National Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

  • PILCHUCK PRINTS, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA

  • DEEP CUTS: CONTEMPORARY PAPER CUTTING, Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH

  • 2016

    PAPER PLAY: KINDERGARTEN TO CONTEMPORARY ART, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI

  • MORE OR LESS: SMALL WORKS, Nancy Margolis Gallery, NY

  • SELECTIONS FROM THE COLLECTION OF ARM & ROLLER PRESS, The Art Gallery at the University of Hawai‘i at Mā noa, HI

  • 2015

    PETER PAN, Royal Shakespeare Theater Company, Stratford Upon Avon, UK

  • UNHINGED: BOOK ART ON THE CUTTING EDGE, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA

  • THE BOOK IN EXTREMIS, Main Gallery, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MA

  • PLANT PEOPLE, Galveston Artist in Residence Art Gallery, Galveston, TX

  • 2014

    SOMEWHERE BETWEEN CREATION & DESTRUCTION, Joseloff Gallery, West Hartford, CT

  • HYPER-RESEMBLANCES, Columbia University, Wallach Art Gallery, New York, NY

  • COLLABORATION & REVELATION – 40 YEARS OF ARTS/INDUSTRY, J.M. Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI

  • WASHINGTON PROJECT FOR THE ARTS 33RD ANNUAL AUCTION EXHIBITION & GALA, Artisphere, Arlington, VA

  • 2013

    PAPERWORKS, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA

  • THE FIRST CUT, Djanogly Art Gallery, Nottingham, UK

  • THE FIRST CUT, SeaCity Museum, Southampton, UK

  • FACULTY SHOW, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

  • THREADS, Contemporary Embroidery, Dowd Gallery, Cortland, NY

  • FINE CHOICES, Pucker Gallery, Boston, MA

  • 2012

    ANOTHER KINGDOM: SITE-SPECIFIC INSTALLATION, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum, ID

  • AMHERST BIENNIAL, Amherst, MA

  • THE FIRST CUT, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, UK

  • EXPOSED, Muriel Guepin Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2011

    KIRIE OF THE WORLD, Fujikawa Kirie Art Musuem, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan

  • NEW YORK FIBER IN THE 21ST CENTURY, Lehman Gallery, Bronx, NY

  • 2010

    INSPIRING SPACES: 25 YEARS OF MTA ARTS FOR TRANSIT, New York Transit Museum, NY

  • I WILL CUT THRU: POCHOIRS, CARVINGS AND OTHER CUTTINGS, New York Center for Book Arts, NY

  • THE BLAB SHOW, Society of Illustrators, New York, NY

  • DRAWING IN THREAD: CONTEMPORARY EMBROIDERY, Mount Ida Gallery, Newton, MA

  • A TORRENT OF WORDS, CONTEMPORARY ART & LANGUAGE, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI

  • 2009

    THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID, University of Pennsylvania, Kelly Writers House, with Elaine Reicheck, Philadelphia, PA

  • CJ PICTURE BOOK AWARD EXHIBITION, Korea Foundation Cultural Center, Seoul, South Korea

  • CONTROL: PRINT, Kellen Gallery, New York, NY

  • SLASH: PAPER UNDER THE KNIFE | Museum of Arts & Design, New York, NY

  • CHEONGJOU CRAFT BIENNIAL, Main Pavilion, Cheongjou, South Korea

  • SCHERENSCHNITTE – KONTUR PUR, Museum Bellerieve, Zurich, Switzerland

  • 21ST-CENTURY APOCALYPSE: THE 5TH ANNUAL BLAB SHOW, Copro Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • THREADS, New York Center for Book Arts, New York, NY

  • BEYOND APPEARANCES, Lehman Gallery, New York, NY

  • GLOBAL FABRICS, Common Threads, ISE Cultural Foundation Japan Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2008

    RANDOM UTTERNESS, Hungarian Cultural Institute, New York, NY

  • ONCE UPON A TIME, ISE Cultural Foundation Japan Gallery, New York, NY

  • LADYLIKE, Gosia Koscielak Gallery, Chicago, IL

  • GREAT SMALL WORKS: 8TH INTERNATIONAL TOY THEATER FESTIVAL, St Ann’s Warehouse, Brooklyn, NY

  • EVERYTHING MUST GO, Flux Factory, New York, NY

  • 2007

    PRICKED: EXTREME EMBROIDERY, Museum of Arts & Design, New York, NY

  • LIC NY, Socrates Sculpture Park, New York, NY

  • OMBRES & LUMIERES– SHADOWS & LIGHTS, Musee des Miniatures et Decors de Cinema, Lyon, France

  • ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH, Publikum, Miami, FL

  • BOOK MARKS, Marshall University, Birke Art Gallery, Huntington, WY

  • NEW YORK, NEW YORK, NEW YORK, Flux Factory, New York, NY

  • PULSE ART FAIR, Bravinlee Programs Gallery, Miami, FL

  • HO HUM YO FAITHFUL, BravinLee Programs Gallery, New York, NY

  • N/OSTALGIA SHOW, Collegium Hungaricum, Berlin, Germany

  • TEN YEARS RUNNING, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY

  • 2006

    A NIGHT OF ADULT TOYS, AIGA Gallery San Francisco, CA

  • OPOLIS, Flux Factory, New York, NY

  • FLUX FACTORY, Lennon Weinberg Gallery, New York, NY

  • NEW YORK ARMORY SHOW | Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, NY

  • BRONX-BOUND: MTA PUBLIC ART IN THE BRONX, Lehman College Art Gallery, NY

  • 2005

    ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH, Jack Tilton Gallery, Miami, FL

  • NEW YORK ARMORY SHOW, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, NY

  • WILLIAMSBURG ART FESTIVAL, Galapagos Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • BLAB SHOW, Copro-Nason Gallery at Bergamot Station Track 16, Santa Monica, CA

  • STITCHED: ART, DESIGN, CRAFT, Baltimore Broadcloth at G-Spot, Baltimore, MD

  • WHAT THE BOOK, Flux Factory & Bard College, New York, NY

  • ALT. FIBER: RECLAIMING ART & CRAFT, Assembly Gallery, Cleveland, OH

  • THE HISTORY OF THE JACK TILTON GALLERY, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2004

    ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH, Jack Tilton Gallery, Miami, FL

  • SHARING DREAMS, AIGA at the 6th International Digital Art Salon and Colloquium, Havana, Cuba

  • COMIX FLUXTURE, Flux Factory, New York, NY

  • NEW YORK ARMORY SHOW, Jack Tilton Gallery, NY

  • 2003

    ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH, Jack Tilton Gallery, Miami, FL

Grants & Awards

  • 2019

    Upcoming Artist in Residence at Bezalel, Academy Of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Israel

  • 2018

    Upcoming Artist in Residence at Donkey Mill Art Center in Holualoa, Hawaii

  • Awarded permanent public art commission for New Utrecht Avenue, Brooklyn

  • Subway station, “Nature Wall”, consisting of 14 glass mosaic murals, commissioned by NY MTA Arts & Design

  • Finalist for PS 32K, a Percent for Art of New York City Department of Cultural Affairs public art competition

  • Finalist for NYU Langone Medical Center public art competition

  • 2017

    Graphis Silver Medal for Aimee Mann’s Grammy-Award-winner album Mental Illness cover/packaging art

  • Making Vinyl Awards, Best Illustrated Album Cover for Aimee Mann’s album Mental Illness

  • Winner of the Purple Line Light Rail System public art competition for the Silver Spring Library station, MD

  • Finalist for the Denver Zoo, City Park public art project, Denver, CO

  • Double Dare Dog Print Studios, Kauai

  • Artist in Residence, Double Dare Dog Print Studios, Kauai, HI

  • Artist in Residence, Cooroora Institute, Queensland, Australia

  • Artist in Residence, Guanlan-China International Printmaking Base, Shenzen, China

  • Artist in Residence, University of Hawaii, Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii

  • Finalist for Boston University, Center for Integrated Life Sciences and Engineering public art project, MA

  • 2016

    MacArthur Foundation Faculty Development Grant: Invoking Nature’s Spirits: The Visual Construction of Folk Characters and Narratives, research travel to Japan, China, and Australia

  • Visiting Artist, Tabook Illustrated Book Festival Tábor, Czech Republic

  • Visiting Artist, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME

  • Hampshire College Faculty Development Grant: Creating a body of large scale works on paper

  • Visiting Artist, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI

  • Finalist for PS 46X, a Percent for Art of New York City Department of Cultural Affairs public art competition

  • 2015

    Nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Children’s Literature Award

  • Artist in Residence, ArtFest!, Wichita Falls, TX

  • Hampshire College Faculty Development Grant: Art Research Travel to Rome and Venice Biennale, Italy

  • 2014

    Pilchuck Glass School Artist in Residence, Stanwood, WA

  • Hampshire College Faculty Development Grant: Art Research Travel to Florence, Italy

  • 2013

    Saari Residence, Artist-in-Residence in Visual Arts, Mietonen, Finland

  • Finalist, Miami Dade Animal Services Building, public art competition, Miami, FL

  • Hampshire College Crown Faculty Development Grant: Exploring & Creating Community Art in Finland

  • 2012

    Winner of the public art competition for Borough of Manhattan Community College Fiterman Hall, CUNY, NYC

  • Mellon Foundation Faculty Language Learning Grant to study Japanese

  • Marion and Jasper Whiting Fellowship to fund research travel to Indonesia

  • Hampshire College Faculty Development NEH Challenge Grant: New Approaches: Integrating Animated

  • Video Into Sculptural Installations to Create a New Body of Artwork

  • NPR Books Best Books of 2012: Lies, Knives and Girls in Red Dresses, by J. Koertge, illustrated by A. Dezsö

  • Great Reads In Store: Indie Booksellers Pick 2012’s Best: Lies, Knives and Girls in Red Dresses, written by Jon Koertge, illustrated by Andrea Dezsö

  • Publisher’s Weekly Best Book of the Year: Lies, Knives and Girls in Red Dresses, written by Jon Koertge, illustrated by Andrea Dezsö

  • United States Embassy, Bucharest, Romania, 3 ceramic and glass mosaic murals, commissioned by Art in Embassies, US Department of State

  • 2011

    San Francisco International Wine Competition Label Design Award for Moon Curser wine label art

  • 2010

    Winner of the MTA Arts for Transit public art competition for the 62nd St Bensonhurst, Brooklyn station

  • Maryland Institute College of Art, Marcella Brenner Faculty Development Grant

  • 2009

    Kohler Arts/Industry Fellowship with additional support from the NEA, Kohler, WI

  • American Illustration Award for editorial illustration created for Men’s Health magazine

  • Society for Publication Designers PUB44 Award for editorial illustration for Men’s Health magazine

  • Parsons The New School of Design, Faculty Development Dissemination Grant, NY

  • 2008

    Print Magazine Regional Design Annual Award

  • American Illustration Award for editorial illustration created for The New York Times Op Ed page

  • Kamiyama Artist-in-Residence, Tokushima, Japan

  • Queens Council on the Arts, Individual Artist Initiative, NY

  • 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

  • Six Points Fellowship in Visual Arts, NY

  • Community Garden honored as Best of American Public Art 2007 by Americans for the Arts

  • How Green Is My Garden illustration named Notable Op-Ed Art of the Year by the New York Times

  • Parsons The New School for Design, Faculty Development Grant, NY

  • 2006

    Parsons The New School for Design, Faculty Development Grant, NY

  • 2005

    Lois Nellie Gill Award for Female Visual Artist of Exceptional Merit, by the Ucross Foundation

  • Ucross Foundation, Artist-in-Residence in visual arts, Sheridan, WY

  • 2004

    Winner of the MTA Arts for Transit subway mosaic competition for Bedford Park Boulevard station, NY

  • Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Artist-in-Residence, Amherst, VA

  • 2002

    Print Magazine Regional Design Annual Award

  • 2000

    Tamarind Institute, University of New Mexico, Artist-in-Residence in lithography, Albuquerque NM

Collections

  • Arm & Roller Press, Honolulu, HI

  • Balassi Institute, Hungarian Ministry of Culture, Budapest, Hungary

  • China Printmaking Museum, Guanlan, China

  • City University of New York, New York, NY

  • Green Valley NPO, Kamiyama, Tokushima, Japan

  • Department of State, US Embassy, Bucharest, Romania

  • Guanlan International Printmaking Base, Guanlan, China

  • Hampshire College, Harold F. Johnson Library Rare Book Collection, Amherst, MA

  • Honolulu Printmakers, Honolulu, HI

  • John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI