I am a contemporary artist, a painter and photographer based in NYC.

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  •  5/13/2023 01:00 PM - 6/18/2023 06:00 PM
  •   489 Van Brunt Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA

RECYCLE is a juried, nationwide exhibition. Displayed artworks are assembled of recycled materials , like my accepted , 2 dimensional collage, titled Salvador Mundi. size : 18 inches H x 14 inches W in mat and I chose special, ornate antique frame for it that makes the appearance more 3 dimensional. WHAT'S NEW - is the Spring members' show this year, where I show my newest pieces, titled Victory over Time . it is an assembled artwork, 2 dimensional, made from plastic, paper and watercolor paint. size : 27 3/4 inches in diameter.

  •  11/7/2022 01:00 PM - 11/18/2022 05:09 PM
  •   47 5th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

I'm honored to be selected to this very prestigious national exhibition with my oil painting, "Messages of New York No.3." This painting depicts the Madison Square Garden's area in a summer night time in Manhattan. The award reception will be held in the Salmagundi Club in November 12, Saturday 1-3 PM

  •  9/17/2022 11:58 AM - 10/16/2022 05:59 PM
  •   481 Van Brunt Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA

In the Fresh and Local Fall member show at the Red Hook art center I show two of my latest paintings, "Funny Cat #9." and "Funny Cat #.10." both are acrylic paintings on Japanese paper; in acid-free mat and frame, size 16 H" x 20 W".

  •  9/1/2022 09:23 AM
  • Online Event

my painting, " Masks" was accepted for the Allied Artists of America juried, 109th annual exhibition - this year online. please see at My "Masks" is a portrait of a male; painted in oil, size 24H x 20W inches.

  •  6/18/2022 01:00 PM - 7/17/2022 06:00 PM
  •   Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY, USA

in our Spring exhibition, with the theme of "Portals" I show my large painting, titled "In and Out"; it depicts a large colored spiral with a floating figure in it, starting with yellow color, that changes to red, purple, blue and the small, center circle black, where the figure floats in a diving position - down. painted in acrylic on canvas size 36 x 40 inches

  •  6/13/2022 01:00 PM - 7/30/2022 01:00 PM
  •   Salmagundi Club Manhattan

my "Messages of New York - In Search of Incredible" painting was selected to show in this nation-wide, annual - 125th - only female artists exhibition at the prestigious Salmagundi art club. This painting was the first of my New York cityscape series. painted in acrylic on canvas.

  •  5/14/2022 01:00 PM - 6/11/2022 01:00 PM
  •   Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY, USA

in our Members' Spring show , "Sky, Earth, Sea", I exhibited my latest painting, titled "Pale Empire". the painting depict the Empire Building in a hazy distance, in between two buildings in a small gap. in acrylic on paper size 24 x 18 inches

  •  4/9/2022 03:00 PM - 5/1/2022 06:00 PM
  •   135 Broadway, Southside, Brooklyn, NY, USA

This opened juried show is the 23rd SALON EXHIBITION organized annually by the Williamsburg Art & Historical Center. Each exhibiting artist might have two artworks displayed, mine are my newest two cat paintings, from a series. FUNNY CATS # 4 and FUNNY CATS #5 acrylic paintings on Japanese papers size : 11"H x 8"W and 8"H x 10"W

  •  3/16/2022 04:00 PM - 5/3/2022 06:00 PM
  •   Topolya Museum, Serbia

This exhibition was organized by the Magyarok Haza Budapest, Hungary, selecting visual artwork from the contemporary Hungarian diaspora artists' work worldwide. The exhibition is on a worldwide tour for a year; after the difficulty with Covid, it started in the Topolya Museum, in Serbia now. On the mosaic poster there's my work, a 11" H x 14"W photograph, titled Beehive, I have taken at the Vessel, Manhattan in 2020.

  •  10/24/2021 01:18 PM - 11/5/2021 01:18 PM
  •   Salmagundi Art Club

I show my oil portrait, titled "Masks".

  •  10/10/2021 01:06 PM - 12/12/2021 01:18 PM
  •   481 Van Brunt Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA

I have got two painting in the show, one is titled "From above" . It is an acrylic painting on canvas; depicts enlarged, upclose, bright color citruses from an above angle. My goal was to paint a cheerful, hyperrealistic painting that can brightens one mood and shows mundane objects beauty. The smaller painting is an abstract gouache, titled "Music - Composition". It is a composition of rhythmically painted small squares.

  •  7/10/2021 01:06 PM - 8/15/2021 01:06 PM
  •   481 Van Brunt Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA

at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition's Summer exhibition, "Plurality" I exhibit 2 paintings. The first is titled "Winter Dream". this is a surrealistic, acrylic painting with tiny brilliant glass pieces. The second is a portrait, titled "Masks". this depicts a man with two "masks", one is his contemporary face - shown as a mask in front of the body, and his face on the body shows his boy-face. it's an oil on canvas. in realistic style. please see illustration.

  •  5/22/2021 01:01 PM - 6/20/2021 05:59 PM
  •   Van Brunt Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA

In this Spring members show I have 6 photographs, a series I made in December 2020 at the Hudson Yard and the Vessel. size: 16" x 20" in white frames, photos are on metallic papers, edition 1/12. Mostly taken during night time; my goal was showing this very interesting tower, and its futuristic details in abstract compositions.

  •  5/21/2021 05:54 PM - 6/13/2021 05:59 PM
  •   11-27 44th Rd. Long Island City. NY 11101

OUTSIDE/OUTSIDER is a juried fine art exhibition, organized by the Long Island City Artists. The theme of this exhibition was mental problems, in general. my oil painting is a life size portrait of a man, titled "Masks". i painted it in realistic style, although partially surrealistic - because i wanted to emphasize the "every day", appearance of my theme. there will be a film festival showed on June 11. please check out the website.

  •  4/24/2021 06:00 AM - 6/5/2021 06:00 PM
  •   Roosevelt Island Gallery Main Ave

At the XXth Vernissage of the Roosevelt Island Gallery I'm exhibiting my latest painting, "Winter Dream". It is an acrylic on wood panel, with tiny glass pieces on the top of the paint. I wanted to recreate the atmosphere that a frozen window gives us, with icy flowers, distorted shadows - and a dream. size : 18"H x 24"W a photo unable to capture its 3D dept, or reflections of the glass pieces.

  •  4/3/2021 01:00 PM - 4/30/2021 05:00 PM
  •   Williamsburg Art &Historical Center Brooklyn, 135 Broadway

In this juried exhibition I exhibit my new photography series of The Vessel and the Hudson Yards.

  •  4/1/2021 06:00 PM - 4/18/2021 04:00 PM
  •   456 Broadway, New York, NY, USA

exhibition organized by New York City Arts Empire Gallery. " 5 Boroughs Art Fair" is presented by 5 artist; I represent Manhattan with my series of photographs I took at the Vessel and Hudson Yards last December.

  •  3/15/2021 06:00 PM - 4/2/2021 06:00 PM
  •   454 West Broadway, New York, NY, USA NYCAE GALLERY

Opening reception of this onsite exhibition will be held on March 15, 5-8 pm. I'm participating with my composite photograph, titled "Salvador Mundi" edition 1/12 in the New York Arts Empire Gallery, in Soho.

  •  11/7/2020 01:00 PM - 1/17/2021 05:00 PM
  •   135 Broadway, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Williamsburg Art & Historical Center ( WAH ) onsite exhibition, " Works created during the lockdown" open, juried exhibition with opening reception - in mask - Saturday 1-6pm the Center selected my painting I created earlier in 2020, titled "Winter mystery". an acrylic and glass painting on wood panel.

  •  11/11/2019 01:11 PM - 11/22/2019 06:13 PM
  •   Salmagundi Club New York

In this annual, opened, juried exhibition I participate with my oil painting, titled "Messages of New York No.2. " . a part of a series, this one depict Times Square, New York, in sunset, showing the not so touristy face of the area. However the real theme is the signs here, as on every paintings of this series. In the center, there is a white ad board , which is the seed of this painting: "Look up from your phone, it's REAL here". I placed this ad from a different location, aiming to achieve double irony, as Times Square is anything, but real...I'm trying to point out the danger of our convenient cell phones, meaning how it deform our language, thoughts, gives us the illusion of "real" communication...

  •  9/13/2019 08:00 PM - 10/12/2019 10:00 PM
  •   Bergen County Players Theater ,NJ, USA

My solo photography exhibition , a selection of my recent pictures; this contain 7 abstract and 9 - more representational photos. All are limited edition of 12, mostly on metallic paper, framed in 16 inches by 20 inches frames.

  •  1/8/2019 12:00 PM - 1/25/2019 05:00 PM
  •   National Arts Club , 15 Gramercy Park New York City

This upcoming exhibition is organized by the oldest , only female artists organization in the U.S.. The 122nd annual , open, juried exhibition is a nation wide art show, where a selected artist can have one work to show, either a painting, graphic art or sculpture.(no photography, or digital art). I'll be exhibiting my recently finished oil painting, "Messages of New York No.3.", I just exhibited at the Audubon Artists 76th annual, open, juried exhibition in the Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Avenue New York City. The Audubon Artists organization chose my painting for the advertising poster (with 3 other works), that was shown in the kiosk in front of the Club on Fifth Avenue.


Villo Varga was born in Budapest, Hungary.Her Parents were art collectors and lived very active intellectual life:
their home was like an open salon for literature, arts and sciences. In this environment she started to paint at age 3
- and it is become her favorite activity since.
She was selected to a special school of the Children Choir of the Hungarian Radio &Television,  where she sang until
age 14. There she won a prize in a drawing competition in their district in Budapest. She started to do drawing and 
sculpting at the Desi Huber evening school under Miklos Kadar and Ferenc Laborcz. At age 15 she won a first prize
at her high school ( Mihaly Vorosmarty) art competition. Then she started to study painting at Erno Fischer's evening
school. Also participated in special summer art camps where she made studies of live nude models.
After high school started an apprenticeship under Jozsef Zsiga chief graphic art conservator at the Hungarian National
Gallery; later became an assistant graphic art conservator there. During her employment she continued her studies at
the National Szechenyi Library of book conservation; also got a new job as a conservator of artworks on paper in the
Budapest Historical Museum, where she worked for several years.Her most important achievement there was the 
restoration of the complete architectural plans of the Hungarian Opera House by Miklos Ybl. Finished her studies at
the Center of Conservation and Methodology of Museums in 1979, Budapest. In the meantime she also attended to
the evening school of the Academy of Fine Arts to study nude figure drawing at Csaba Vecsey.
In Hungary she participated three major exhibitions: in 1976 and 1977 in the Hungarian National Gallery's Art exhibition
of the H.N.Gallery's Employees, where she showed black & white photos and paintings. In 1982 in the "Eldorado" 
exhibition in the Ujpest Gallery, the theme of the show was the connection between music and visual art - she
showed an abstract gouache painting, titled "Woven Sounds".
In 1981 got a scholarship to study English language at the Eurocentre, London, U.K. In 1983 she emigrated to the U.S.
and worked as a free-lance art conservator. Later joined the Ars Longa International Cooperative and with them went
to Austria to participate in the conservation and restoration of a 17th Century church in Siget in der Wart, including
uncovering wall paintings and full conservation of the altar painting and polychrome wood statues.
Upon her return to the U.S. in 1986 she resided in Northern New Jersey and started to work at the Alvarez Restoration Inc. in Manhattan, there she restored artworks on paper for major art galleries and collections in New York until 1989.
In 1990 she became self-employed and since then she has worked for art galleries and collectors among others for the
Matignon Gallery, Windwood Gallery, Alexander Kahan Gallery, the Salgo Foundation for Education, the collection of the
Stevens Institute of Technology and several other public institution and private collections.
After 2006 she started to show her own artworks, since then has widely exhibited at juried art shows:
2022 -   Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Spring: Earth,Water,Sky, Summer:Portals
2022  - 2018  Williamsburg Art & Historical Center 23rd-19th Salon exhibition, Brooklyn, NYC
2023  - 2022 Magyarok Haza " Magyar Muvesz Vilag"  Topolya museum, Serbia
2022  - 21  Roosevelt Island Artists Alliance  "Miracle on Main Street" , R.I.  NYC 
2021 -   Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Spring-, Summer-, Fall shows, Red Hook Art Center, NYC
2021  -   5 Boroughs Art Fair,  five artists show, NYC Arts Empire Gallery, New York City
2021 -   Out of Courage,   exhibition in NYC Arts Empire Gallery, New York City
2020  -  Williamsburg Art & Historical Center , open juried show "Works created during lockdown" Brooklyn,                    NYC
2020   -  Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Spring online, Summer Art from Inside , Current(s) Red Hook                    Art Center, NYC
2022, 2019   -  American Artists Professional League annual exhibition in Salmagundi Club, New York City
2019  -  Solo photography exhibition in the Bergen County Players Theatre , Oradell, NJ
2019   -  Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Spring-Coil, Summer Pop-Up, Falling in - and out  shows
2023  -  2018 Roosevelt Island Visual Artists Alliance, Vernissage XX. - XXII, Main Gallery, R.I. NY
2018  -  Roosevelt Island Visual Artists Alliance, " Fresh Ideas"  ( 5) new members show, Octogon Gallery, Roosevelt Island, NY
2018  -  Roosevelt Island Visual Artists Alliance, Summer Members exhibition, Octogon Gallery, R.I., NY
2018  -  Rockaway Artists Alliance, " Of Women" , open juried exhibition, Gallery 7, Rockaway Island, Queens, NY
2022 ,2019  -  2016 Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club's 120th and 121st annual, open juried exhibition in the                                        National Arts Club, New York City
2022  -  2015 Allied Artists of America Inc. annual open juried exhibitions in the Salmagundi Club, New York City
2022  -  2010 Audubon Artists Inc. annual open juried exhibitions in the Salmagundi Club, New York City
2017  -  SingleFare4 exhibition of the New York Academy of Art, Highline Stages, New York City
2017  -  Words and pictures Gallery, solo exhibition in Teignmouth, Devon , United Kingdom
2017  -  Szepmuhely Gallery , solo exhibition in Budapest, Hungary
2013  -  West Essex Art Association, annual open juried exhibition, Crane Mill Towne Square Gallery, West                        Caldwell, NJ
2012  -  2011 Caldwell Art College, annual open juried exhibition, West Caldwell, NJ
2010  -  Mountain Art Show, annual open juried exhibition, Bernardsville, NJ
2009 -  2006 Clifton Arts Center, annual open juried exhibition of Clifton Art Association, Clifton, NJ

AWARDS :  Honorable Mention - in the American Artists Professional League  -  in the Grand Annual exhibition 2019
                 The National Society of Painters in Casein and in Acrylic Award   -  in the Audubon Artists exhibition in 2016
                 The National Society of Painters in Casein and in Acrylic Award   -  in the Audubon Artists exhibition in 2014
                   and several awards at outdoor art shows.

MEMBERSHIPS:   she is an elected member of the Allied Artists of America and the Audubon Artists; associate 
                             member in Roosevelt Island Visual Artists Alliance,  Williamsburg Art and Historical Center,
                             Rockaway Artists Alliance and  the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club

PUBLIC COLLECTION  :  Yuko Nii Foundation

  • PUBLICATIONS  :  Bekesi Kalendarium  2019-20-21-22;  Interview in Bekesi Ujsag , Hungary 2020;   Observica - International art magazine October 2021 ; EDGE magazine - featured artist 2022 Spring issue

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Email :         cell:  973-816-7804

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