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

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  •  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.

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  •  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.

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  •  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.

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  •  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.

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  •  9/25/2020 06:00 PM - 10/31/2020 06:00 PM
  •   481 Van Brunt Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA

" Current(S) Fall exhibition - ONSITE - in the Art Center in Red Hook. I show six new photographs, titled " Strange Harvest" , The show is open Saturdays and Sundays from 1pm to 6 pm.

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  •  8/29/2020 10:24 AM - 8/29/2021 03:25 PM
  • Online Event

As an elected member of this nationwide, prestigious organization, I participate in the 106th annual, open, juried exhibition with my oil painting, titled Messages of New York No.3. The closing Reception will be held on the 15th of September. The club is open daily, weekdays 1-6 pm, weekends 1-5 pm.

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  •  8/15/2020 12:00 PM - 9/19/2020 06:00 PM
  •   Red Hook Art Center Brooklyn, 498 Van Brunt St Brooklyn, New York

LIVE SUMMER exhibition in the beautiful, rustic building right at the scenic waterfront of Red Hook. I exhibit here my two recent paintings : "Messages of New York No.4:Your Choice " acrylic on wood panel, depicting "signs" or words... "Winter Mystery" is another acrylic on wood panel, buton the surface I incorporated tiny sparkling glass pieces, enhancing the frozen window- feeling...

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  •  5/30/2020 12:00 PM - 7/26/2020 06:00 PM
  •   481 Van Brunt St Door #7, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition's Spring exhibition : Art from the Inside! Members' show. ONLINE ONLY DUE TO COVID 19 I have displayed 2 of my recent paintings

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  •  2/8/2020 11:07 AM - 8/30/2020 06:00 PM
  •   Williamsburg Art and Historical Center

I'll be exhibiting two of my abstract photographs in this great contemporary art show. Title : "Floating No.4" and "Floating No.5." color photographs on metallic paper, in frame.

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  •  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...

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  •  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.

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  •  1/26/2019 11:55 AM - 2/24/2019 04:57 PM
  •   Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn

Reception open to the public on the 26th of January. Closing party/dinner on February 24th.

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  •  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.

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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:

2021  -   Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, 22nd Salon Exhibition, Brooklyn, nY
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, NY
2020   -  Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Spring online, Summer Art from Inside , Current(s)Brooklyn, NY
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
2020  -  2018 Roosevelt Island Visual Artists Alliance, Vernissage XX. - XXI, 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
2018  - 20  Williamsburg Art and Historical Center's  open juried, annual , 19th Salon exhibition, Brooklyn, NY
2019  -  2016 Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club's 120th and 121st annual, open juried exhibition in the National Arts
                         Club, New York City
2020  -  2015 Allied Artists of America Inc. annual open juried exhibitions in the Salmagundi Club, New York City
2020  -  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;  Interview in Bekesi Ujsag , Hungary 2020;  Bekesi Kalendarium 2020

She is on Instagram and Artsy as well.
Email :         cell:  973-816-7804

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