Brigitta Kocsis was born in Hungary. In 1988 she moved to the UK where she learned English in Brixton and after two years there, relocated to Montreal in 1990 to pursue her education at Concordia University Fine Arts. She received her BFA from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in 2005 and has dedicated herself to painting since then. For the last five years, she has travelled abroad and exhibited internationally. Her paintings have been shown in solo and group exhibitions in Canada as well as in Switzerland, Hungary, and Finland. She is a recipient of a Canada Council Assistance to Visual Artists - Project Grant in 2010 and spent 5 months researching and creating in Paris and Berlin. She also received a Canada Council Travel Grant and she mounted her first European solo show in Geneva, Switzerland for the Geneva Art Biennale. Her 2014/15-exhibition calendar included two solo exhibitions in Alberta, Canada with assistance from the BC Arts Council, as well as solo exhibitions in Hungary and Finland with the support of the Canada Arts Council. Presently she is preparing for her upcoming solo show in Vancouver, at the Grunt Gallery in March, 2017. In addition to the exhibition, the gallery will be publishing a catalogue of her work, including an essay by Clint Burnham, critical theorist, poet, and author of books on digital culture. Brigitta Kocsis lives and works in Vancouver, Canada.
2002-05 BFA, Visual Arts, Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Vancouver, BC
1997 Multimedia Program, The Western Front, Vancouver, BC
1993-94 Visual Arts Program, Painting, Concordia University, Montreal, QC
2017 Contingent Bodies, Grunt Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2015 Universal Gravitation, Burnaby Art Gallery's off-site exhibition, Burnaby, BC
2015 Magnetic Fields, Okotoks Art Gallery, Okotoks, AB
2015 Magnetic Fields, Yrjö Liipolan Museum, Koski, FI
2015 Magnetic Fields, U Gallery, Balassi Institute, Helsinki, FI
2015 Magnetic Fields, Szeged University of Hungary, Szeged, HU
2014 Magnetic Fields, Harcourt House, Edmonton, AB
2013 Magnetic Fields, Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2012 Secret Mechanisms, Gallery Gachet, Vancouver, BC
2012 Hide()us, Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2011 Secret Mechanisms, Vernon Public Art Gallery, Vernon, BC
2011 Hide()us, Mac11 Geneva Art Biennale, AaD Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland.
2011 Hide()us, Nuit des Bains, AaD Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland
2011 Secret Mechanisms, Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2009 Secret Mechanisms, Campbell River Public Art Gallery, Campbell River, BC
2007 On an Intimate Dimension, VECC, Vancouver, BC
2006 In the Altogether, Maple Ridge Public Art Gallery, Maple Ridge, BC
1997 The Eye of the Beholder, Gallery Sansair, Vancouver, BC
1995 Cooped, Gallery Sansair, Vancouver, BC
1994 Tea Party, Fine Arts Building, Concordia University, Montreal, QC
2007 Resonance, with M. Lowry, Amelia Douglas Gallery, New Westminster, BC
1995 Proforma, with Folke Kobberling, Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 Gallery Gachet, Vancouver, BC
2014 Art Exhibit at Science World, ECUAD in collaboration with TRIUMF (Canada’s National Laboratory for Nuclear and Particle Physics), Vancouver, BC
2013 AMS Art Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
2013 Interurban Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2013 Smash Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2012 Drawing Festival'12, Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2011 Drawing Festival'11, Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2010 Celebrate the Art of Canada, Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2008 Chapel Arts, Vancouver, BC
2007 Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2006 British Columbia Psychological Association Awards, SFU, Vancouver, BC
2005 ECI Grad Show, Vancouver, BC
2004 Threshold, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2003 The Figurative Show, Concourse Gallery, ECI, Vancouver, BC
1999 Grunt Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1996 Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1995 Or Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2017 Grunt Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2014 Langara College, Vancouver, BC
2014 Harcourt House, Edmonton, AB
2012 Gallery Gachet, Vancouver, BC
2012 SFU Critical Inquiries Post-Conference at Gallery Gachet, Vancouver, BC
2011 AaD Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland
2006 Maple Ridge Public Art Gallery, Maple Ridge, BC
2017 Project Assistance Grant - BC Arts Council
2016 Hamber Foundation, Grunt Gallery
2015 Travel Grant - The Canada Council for the Arts
2014 Travel Grant - BC Arts Council
2011 Travel Grant - The Canada Council for the Arts
2010 Research & Creation Grant - The Canada Council for the Arts
1998 Residency - Vancouver Film School, Vancouver, BC
2017 “Brigitta Kocsis: Contingent Bodies”, catalogue, Spring 2017, essays by: Clint Burnham, 6 x 9 in, 32 pages, Grunt Gallery,
2014 Wadsley, Helena. “Magnetic Fields by B. Kocsis.” Rev. of Magnetic Fields, artist Brigitta Kocsis, Prairie Seen 1 Sept. 2014:
2014 Yang, Molly. “Showcasing today's artist of the day: Brigitta Kocsis.” Rev. of artist Brigitta Kocsis, Atom Review Mag., n.d. Web. 8 Sept. 2014.
2011 Priegert, Portia. “Featured Artists: Brigitta Kocsis.” Rev. of artist Brigitta Kocsis, Galleries West Anniversary Issue 3 2011: 22. Print.
2011 Johnson, Mia. “Brigitta Kocsis: Secret Mechanisms”. Preview Art Magazine Feb. 2011: 20. Print.
2011 Buchard, Eva. “Brigitta Kocsis: Secret Mechanisms”. Escene: Emily Carr University’s Alumni Magazine 4 Dec., 2011: 4. Print.
2009 “The Boundary between Body and Environment”. Campbell River Mirror Jul. 2009: 6. Print.
2009 Greer, Darryl. “After a Rough Start”. Globe and Mail 2009: 20. Print.
2008 Buchard, Eva. “Brigitta Kocsis: Secret Mechanisms”. Escene: Emily Carr University’s Alumni Magazine 2008: 2. Print.
1995 Proforma 1995 archive of the Emily Carr Institute Library, Van., Canada.Video.
1995 Proforma 1995 GHK (Art Academy of Kassel), Kassel, Germany. Video.
1998 Frenesia Tipica, Vancouver Community Art Council (collaboration with David Monacchi & Giorgio Magnanensi), Vancouver, BC
1998 Minz & Maunz, (collaboration with Giorgio Magnanensi)
1998 Imposed Hallucination, (collaboration with Philip Giborski),
SYNC II Film Video Festival, Toronto, ON;
Vancouver Community Art Council, BC;
Vancouver Film School, BC
1998 An Indian Act Shooting the Indian Act, Grunt Gallery, Vancouver, BC;
British group Locus+, Wells, UK
1997 CRT Doodles, (sound by Phil Giborski), OR Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1997 Stylus, (Zev Asher, Alex MacKenzie, Phil Giborski), Vancouver Film School, Vancouver, BC
1995 Proforma, Video broadcast, “Production Parade”, Rogers Cable;
ECIAD Media Show '95, Vancouver, BC
1995 Roughage, 10th Improvised Music Festival, Seattle, WA