Eva Varga
sculptor

Hajdúböszörmény, 27th September 1949

1969-74
• Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts,
• Master: Iván Szabó



Awards and scholarships:


2011
• 18th National Medal Biennale
Award of the Ministry of National Resources

2009
• Rome Scholarship

2007
• Winter Exhibition of Miskolc
Grand Prize

2005
• Winter Exhibition of Miskolc,
Prize of the MAOE (Hungarian Association of Creative Artists)

2003
• "Fall harvest", the exhibition of MKISZ sculpture department
Award of the Fine Art Federation, Budapest

2002
• Munkácsy-Prize
• X. Drawing Biennial National awards, Salgótarján

2001
• Winter Exhibition of Miskolc,
Prize of the MAOE (Hungarian Association of Creative Artists)
• Scholarship of the Ministry of Culture of Egypt - Egypt (2 months)
• Scholarship of the Austrian Ministry of Culture - Vienna (Austria)

2000
• MAOE-scholarship (Hungarian Association of Creative Artists)

1997
• 15th National Small-Sculpture Biennial, Pecs
Award of the Ministry of Culture and Education

1996
• Pro Arte - silver medal at the Artist's Wokshop at Sóstó-Nyíregyháza,

1994
• Béla Kondor Art-Prize

1991
• Award of the 2nd Zempléni Summer Exhibition
• 2nd prize of the Katona József memorial exhibition, Kecskemét

1990
• Award of Szatmárcseke on the Kölcsey-competition, Petőfi Museum of Literature

1989
• Izsó Miklós Art Prize;
• Award of the 1st Zempléni Summer Exhibition
• 1st prize (in Medal Category) of the 2nd International Portrait-Sculpture Triennial, Sopot (PL)

1987-1988
• SZOT scholarship

1988
• Winter Exhibition of Miskolc,
Prize of the City Council of Salgótarján

1985
• Kosztolanyi exhibition MM-award, Petőfi Museum of Literature

1982-84
• Derkovits-scholarship

1982
• Winter Exhibition of Miskolc,
Prize of the Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County Council

1977
• Award for Excellence of Borsod County Young Communist League
• The Young Artists' Studio, a one-month scholarship in Poland

1976
• Winter Exhibition of Miskolc
Grand Prize

1973
• Award of the 20th Vasarhelyi Autumn Exhibition



Solo exhibitions (selection):


2012
• 200 doors (Iron Factory inventory) Miskolc, main street, Capri-storefront

2009
• "Release, Binding", Pál Gyula Hall, Nyíregyháza
• "Release, Binding", House of Arts, Miskolc

2004
• "Grass", Dorottya Gallery, Budapest

2002
• Óbudai Társaskör Gallery, Budapest

2001
• Hungarian Institute, Cairo (Egypt)

1997
• Hungarian Institute in Paris, Paris (FR)

1998
• Vigadó Gallery, Budapest
• Löffler Museum, Kosice (SK)
• City Museum, Bardejov (SK)

1995
• II. Rákóczi Ferenc County Library, Miskolc (cat.)

1993
• historic Reformed church vestry, Nyírbátor (cat.)
• Cultural Center of Oroszlány [with Péter Szanyi]

1989
• Community House Gallery, Sárospatak

1988
• Taidekeskus Maltinranta [with Gyula Feledy], Tampere (FIN)

1987
• Sillye Gallery, Arts Centre, Hajdúböszörmény

1986
• Dürer Hall, Budapest

1985
• Vereinsbank Galerie [with István Molnár], Wachtendonk (D)
• Hungarian Music Festival [with Ágnes Máger], Bad-Lippspringe (D)
• Gallery, Sajóbábony

1984
• Betty Kounsroek Galerie [with Ernő Tóth], Rotterdam (NL)
• Kulturwerkstatt Meiderich, Duisburg (D)

1983
• University Gallery [with Máger Ágnes, Mészáros Erzsébet], Miskolc
• Óbudai Pincegaléria (Cellar Gallery), Budapest (cat.)

1982
• Gallery of Miskolc, Miskolc (cat.)

1981
• House of Youth Gallery [with István Molnár], Szeged
• Cultural Center [with Szanyi Peter] Fehérgyarmat

1979
• Tornyai János Museum, Hódmezővásárhely (cat.)

1977-1990
• Zilahy György Club of Artist Friends [with Péter Szanyi], Tokaj

1976
• Mini Gallery, Miskolc (cat.)
• Petőfi Cultural Center, Hajdúböszörmény (cat.)



Group exhibitions (selection):


2013
• 19th National Medal Biennial Sopron, Lábasház

2012
• FIDEM Glasgow (UK)

2011
• 18th National Medal Biennial, Sopron, Lábasház

2010
• Miskolc - Kosice, (Contemporary Art Exhibition) Hungarian Academy of Rome, Rome, Italy (IT)

2009
• Accademia delle Accademie / Rientra nelle manifestazioni di Roma. The Road to Contemporary Art/ Tempio di Adriano, Roma *Il muro
(exhibition of the scholars of the year 2008-09), Hungarian Academy of Rome, Rome, Italy (IT)

2008
• Vyria, Pinter Sonja Gallery, Budapest

2007
• Winter Exhibition, Miskolc

2005
• International Biennial of Contemporary Art Medals, Seixal, Portugal
• Winter Exhibition, Miskolc

2003
• "Fall harvest", the exhibition of MKISZ sculpture department, Budapest

2002
• Paris
• 10th National Drawing Biennial, Salgótarján

2001
• Műcsarnok, Budapest
• Winter Exhibition, Miskolc

2000
• Weimar

1999
• 12th National Medal-Art Biennial, Sopron

1998
• 5th National Biennial of Sculpture Drawings, Pest Center, Budapest

1997
• 15th National Small Sculpture Biennial, Pécs

1996
• International Biennial of Sculpture Drawings, Vigadó Gallery, Budapest
• Heads or tails (medal exhibition), Polgári Bank
• The Closing Exhibition of the 20th Artist Workshop of Nyíregyháza-Sóstó, City Art Gallery, Nyíregyháza
• FIDEM Neuchâtel, Switzerland
• Hungarian Cultural Festival, Salem (MA), USA

1995
• Situation / Hungarian Sculpture Art, Műcsarnok, Budapest
• "Business card medal" exhibition, OTP Bank Gallery, Budapest
• Exhibition of Borsod county artists, Bad Schwalbach, Germany

1994
• Spring Exhibition, Museum of Transportation, Budapest

• FIDEM, Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest
• Exhibition of Derkovits Scholars (1955-1993), Szombathely Gallery, Szombathely, Hungary
• Exhibitions, Gallery of the Palace of Justice, Duisburg, Germany

1993
• Exhibition of Four Hungarian Artists, School of Music, Hagen, Germany
• Hungarian Medal Art Today, Hungarian Institute, Bucharest, Rumania

1992
• FIDEM, British Museum, London, UK

1990
• Picture '90, Műcsarnok, Budapest

1989
• 2nd International Portrait Sculpture Triennial, Sopot, Poland
• Winter Exhibition, Műcsarnok, Budapest

1988
• Spring Exhibition, Műcsarnok, Budapest

1987
• Art of Today II. Budapest
• Hungarian Art Week, Dortmund, Germany

1987, 1989, 1995
• 10th, 11th, 14th National Small Sculpture Biennial, Gallery of Pécs, Pécs

1982
• The Medal, Vigadó Gallery, Budapest

1981
• Hungarian Medal Art Today, Social and Cultural Office Gallery, West Berlin, W-Germany

1981, 1983, 1985, 1988, 1994
• Dante Biennale, Centro Dantesca, Ravenna, Italy

1980
• Hungarian Medal Art Today, Oslo
• Hungarian Medal Art Today, Zoliborz G., Warsaw
• Hungarian Medal Art Today, the Hungarian House, Berlin

1979
• FIDEM Lisbon
• Hungarian Medal Art Today, Stockholm

1977
• FIDEM, Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest

1977, 1979, 1981, 1991, 1995
• 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 10th National Medal of Arts Biennial, Lábasház, Sopron

1976, 1980, 1982, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1994
• Winter Exhibitions, Miskolc

1974
• Vásárhelyi Exhibitions 1964-73, Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest

1973, 1974, 1976, 1982
• 20th-22nd, and 29th Vásárhelyi Autumn Exhibitions, Tornyai János Museum, Hódmezővásárhely

1974-84
• the Studio of Young Artists annual exhibitions



Works on public places


2001
• King Louis the Great (bronze, Miskolc-Diósgyőr)

2000
• World War I, WW II. and mining memorial (limestone, Szuhakálló)
• Zrínyi Ilona (bronze, Zrínyi Ilona High School, Miskolc)
• Tomb of Lajos Szalay (granite, City cemetery, Miskolc)

1999
• Pattantyús Ábrahám Géza (bronze, Pattantyús Ábrahám Géza Secondary School Sajoszentpeter)

1998
• 1848-49 War of Independence Monument (bronze, Hajdúböszörmény)

1997
• I and II. World War II and 1956 Memorial (bronze Sajoszentpeter)

1996
• Millecentenary Monument (granite, limestone, Miskolc)

1994
• St. Joseph (figure, limestone, Roman Catholic Church, Sajópetri)
• Arany János (portrait, bronze, stone, Primary School Tiszalúc)

1993
• Platthy Ida (bronze reliefs and inscriptions, Kindergarten, Felsőzsolca)
• Good student, good athlete (memorial plaque, bronze, limestone, Sports Hall, Miskolc)

1992
• World War Memorial (limestone, Miskolc)

1991
• World War I and II Memorial (bronze, Felsőzsolca old cemetery)
• "Turul" (reconstruction, cast stone, Jósvafő)
• George Frater (portrait-relief, red marble, Primary School, Sajólád)
• Delius Christoph and Samuel Mikoviny (bronze portraits, Miskolc University hall, Miskolc)
• Reliefs and inscriptions (bronze, Krisztina Kindergarten, Felsőzsolca)

1990
• King James Version Bible (Károli Bible) (colored cast stone relief, Gönc, Primary School)
• Debreczeni Márton (portrait-relief, bronze, Mining Technical School, Pereces)
• St. Stephen's memorial (bronze, artificial stone), Primary School, Felsőzsolca

1989
• Kazinczy Ferenc (portrait-relief, bronze, stone)
• Felsőzsolca Primary School

1988
• Jókai Mór (bust, bronze, City Park (Népkert), Miskolc)
• Kossuth Lajos (portrait-relief, bronze, limestone, Primary School, Sajoszentpeter)

1987
• Fountain with Bird (bronze, Avas-dél, Miskolc)
• Agriculture (relief, painted plaster, Bartok MGTSZ office building, Borsodszirák)
• Pauline Memorial (cast stone, Sajólád)
• Henry Fazola (portrait-relief, bronze, Primary School, Miskolc)

1986
• Mihály Vörösmarty (portrait-relief, plastic, Primary School, Miskolc)
• Lion Fountain (limestone, bronze, Academic Committee headquarters, Miskolc)

1984
• Kőrösi Csoma Sándor (portrait-relief, bronze, stone, Primary School, Dunaharaszti)

1983
• Fountain with Angel (bronze, limestone, Békéscsaba)

1981
• Bartok Memorial (portrait-relief, bronze, stone, Borsodszirák)

1978
• Relief (Stone, MSZMP Headquarters, Miskolc)

1974
• dr. Imre József (portrait-relief, bronze, Bethlen High School, Hódmezővásárhely)



Workshops:


2011, 2012, 2013
• Workshops organized by The MissionArt Gallery in Diósgyőr Iron Factory, Miskolc

2004
• Uherske Hradiste

2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2002, 2001
• Workshops in Mezőtúr

2000, 1996
Workshop for Medal and Small Sculptures, Nyíregyháza-Sóstó

1994
• European Sculpture Meeting and Art Camp, Carhaix (FR);


Works in public collections:


• Bible Museum, Budapest
• British Museum, London
• Centro Dantesca, Ravenna
• Herman Otto Museum
• Miskolc Gallery, Miskolc
• Petőfi Museum of Literature, Budapest.



Theatre:


2002
• Scenery (Puccini: The West's daughter, "Bartók +" Opera Festival, Miskolc, directed by György Selmeczi, presentation: 20th June 2002)

2001
• Scenery (Verdi: Attila, "Bartók +" Opera Festival, Miskolc, directed by György Selmeczi, presentation: 22nd June 2001)

2001
• Scenery (Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos, Hungarian Opera, Cluj Napoca, directed by György Selmeczi, 2001.

2000
• Scenery (Mozart: Don Giovanni, Új Színház, Budapest, directed by György Selmeczi, 5th December 2000, 2001 Eger, 2003 Miskolc)
• Scenery (Offenbach: Tales of Hoffmann, Szigligeti Theatre, Szolnok, directed by György Selmeczi, 2000)

1999
• Scenery (Geza Szőcs: Passion, Merlin Theatre, Budapest, directed by György Selmeczi, presentation: 22nd May 1999)



References:


S. NAGY K.: Varga Éva érmei (kat. bev., Szeged, 1981)

SZABÓ E. D.: Két csönd határán: Varga Éva kiállításáról, Napjaink, 1982/5.

ANDRÁSI G.: Varga Éva, Művészet, 1983/6.

Miskolci művészek, Miskolc, 1997 (bibl.)

BÁN A.: Varga Éva, Miskolc, 1997

BÁN A.: Hold ragyog? Fű nő? Varga Éva csendéletei a Vigadó Galériában, Új Művészet, 1998/7.


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