Brigitta Kocsis

Biography

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.

 

Education

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

 

Solo Exhibitions

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

 

Two-Person Exhibitions

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

 

Lectures/Presentations/Workshops

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

 

Awards/Residencies

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

 

Publications

2017               “Brigitta Kocsis: Contingent Bodies”, catalogue, Spring 2017, essays by: Clint Burnham, 6 x 9 in, 32 pages, Grunt Gallery,

                       ISBN: 978-1-988708-01-0.

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.

 

Videos/Screenings/Festivals

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

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