Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – multimedia installation

Brigitta Varadi

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – multimedia installation
Region: tanfordville, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2023

Brigitta Varadi was born in Hungary and is based in Pine Plains, NY. Her work delves into tradition, craft, and the everyday rituals of working life. She investigates themes of sustainability and cultural heritage through a combination of research, material experimentation, and community workshops.

Brigitta’s work has been supported by the NYSCA/NYFA, Culture Ireland, The Arts Council of Ireland, Leitrim, and Roscommon County Council. Her work has been exhibited at Katonah Museum, The Spartanburg Art Museum, Burlington City Arts Center, Budapest Gallery, The National Craft Gallery, Hunt Museum, Limerick City Gallery, and Centre Culturel Irlandais. Her work is also found in many public collections including a government commission for The Department of Education and Science in Athlone, Ireland.

Brigitta has been an artist-in-residence at Civitella Ranieri Foundation, Museum of Arts and Design, NARS Foundation, The Marble House Project, Textile Arts Centre, Wassaic Project, LOCIS-European Cultural Program, Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Cill Rialaig, and KulttuuriKauppila.

While at MacDowell, she worked toward a solo show at Kapok Gallery in New York slated for March 2024. Through an interdisciplinary approach, incorporating colors, textures, performance, and video work evoking her memories of many summer childhood stays with her great-grandfather in Tyushka, a small mountain village in Zakarpattia Oblast, Ukraine, she handmade a red Hunia, a traditional shepherd's woolen raggedy coat, and filmed performance segments in different outdoor locations on MacDowell's grounds.



Brigitta Varadi worked in the Alexander studio.

Originally designed to be a visual art gallery, this facility was built in memory of the late John White Alexander (1856-1915) and funded by Elizabeth Alexander and their son James. John White Alexander was highly regarded as a portrait painter and, in the early part of the 20th century, served…

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