Romanian born, New York-based artist Andrea Dezs÷ is a storyteller whose visual content is drawn from her life. She received her BFA in Graphic Design and Typography and her MFA in Visual Communication from the Hungarian University of Design, and was Artist-in-Residence at Tamarind Institute in New Mexico and at The Center for Book Arts in NYC. Dezs÷'s visual sources range widely from advertising graphics and folk art to the comics. Her work includes colorful drawings, constructions, and painted journals that combine imagery and materials in unexpected ways and 3-dimensional hand-cut, hand-stitched paper shadow books that are illuminated with LED diodes to create tableaux of fantastic open-ended tales and embroidered fabric wall hangings that combine words and images.
Dezs÷'s work has been included in exhibitions at the Jack Titon Gallery, NYC; Studio of the Young Artists' Black Gallery, Budapest, Hungary; Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY; and Gallerie Pont Neuf, Paris, France. Her awards include a Special Studies Grant from the Soros Foundation and a Hungarian State Grant awarded by the Hungarian Ministry of Culture. Dezsö received a public art commission from the MTA Arts for Transit Program for a permanent installation at the #4 line Bedford Park Boulevard train station in the Bronx.