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Meet the Artists: Timea Tihanyi and Sylwia Tur

  • Sunday, May 08, 2022:
  • 3:00 - 4:00 PM
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  • Add to calendar 2022-05-08 15:00:00 2022-05-08 16:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Meet the Artists: Timea Tihanyi and Sylwia Tur Bellevue Arts Museum Forum BAM

Join ceramicists Timea Tihanyi and Sylwia Tur for an in-gallery discussion of their exhibition Object Permanence. A site-specific installation that includes porcelain sculptures, audio, and video artworks, Object Permanence serves as a space for dialogue and collaboration between Tihanyi and Tur, and an opportunity for visitors to discover convergences and divergences between the two artists’ personal histories, artistic imaginations, and creative methodologies. 

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About the speakers

Timea Tihanyi is a Hungarian-born interdisciplinary visual artist and ceramist living and working in Seattle, Washington. Tihanyi holds a Doctor of Medicine degree from Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary; a BFA in Ceramics from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston; and an MFA in ceramics from the University of Washington. Tihanyi’s work has been exhibited in the United States, Brazil, Australia, Denmark, Spain, and the Netherlands. She has received many recognitions, including the 2018 Neddy Award in Open Media, a 2018–19 Bergstrom Award, and a New Foundation travel grant. In Seattle, her work has been part of numerous solo and group exhibitions at Gallery 4Culture, CoCA, Consolidated Works, Seattle Art Museum (SAM) Gallery, Davidson Contemporary, and SOIL Gallery. Her work is represented by the Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle. Tihanyi is a teaching professor in the Interdisciplinary Visual Arts program at the University of Washington. She is the founder and director of Slip Rabbit, a unique mentoring space for experimentation and learning at the intersections of art, design, architecture, science, and engineering. Slip Rabbit is the first technoceramics studio in the Pacific Northwest.

Sylwia Tur was born and raised in Poland. She received MA and BA degrees in Linguistics from the University of Washington in Seattle, followed by post-Baccalaureate studies in Studio Art (Ceramics) also at the UW. Tur is interested in language, architecture, and design, distilled to their basic components of organization, grid, proportion, and reduction. Modernism, minimalism, and brutalist architecture, growing up in communist Poland, seeing the rise of solidarity and observing the country undergoing political, social, and economic changes, have all shaped her perception and aesthetics. Sylwia’s work has been exhibited locally at Linda Hodges Gallery in Seattle, Foster/White, Gallery4Culture, Museum of Northwest Art, Francine Seders Gallery, Monarch Contemporary, and CoCA. She is a recipient of the Individual Artist Grant from 4Culture, Artist Trust GAP Grant, and the Regional Exhibition Award from the National Council of Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA). Her artwork is in private and public collections around the world. In addition to her art practice, she works as a linguist, a field from which she continues to draw inspiration.