ONSITE PROGRAM – Discover the local art community of Hamilton and Trenton, New Jersey at Grounds For Sculpture with an in depth look into their creative practice, technique and histories.
This gathering will feature a new artist each month sharing their perspective in conversation with the public. This month, meet with Gyuri Hollósy. Curated and moderated by Áine Mickey.
E. Gyuri Hollósy was born in 1946 Bad-Aibling in the Bavaria region of Germany. His heritage is Hungarian. He is descended from two noted turn of the 20th century Hungarian painters; Simon Hollósy and Csontvary Tivadar Kosztka. In 1955, his family moved to Cleveland, Ohio. He studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art and apprenticed with sculptor Frank Varga Sr. in Detroit, Michigan before earning his BFA from Ohio University where he studied with sculptor David Hosteler. Hollósy spent six years serving in the US Coast Guard military when he was medically retired in 1976. He then continued his fine art studies at Tulane University, where he earned his MFA.
Upon completion of his advanced degree, he assumed a teaching position at Tulane and has held other positions since, including Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas. In 1988, he moved to New Jersey, where he became an instructor at the Johnson Atelier Technical Institute of Sculpture in Mercerville, NJ. Later he assumed the position of Assistant Director of their Academic Program and Gallery Director. At the end of 2003, when the apprentice program was disestablished, he left academia to become a full time artist in his studio. He is a resident artist at the Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ and pursues his sculptures and paintings. Gyuri Hollósy lives with his family in Titusville, NJ, with his artist wife and daughter who now is an artist in Los Angeles
He has participated in many group exhibitions and has had twenty-two solo exhibitions since 1977. His work is in public and private collections in the United States, Hungary and China most notable at the Grounds For Sculpture, Hungarian National Museum in Budapest, Hungary and Karamay Fine Art Museum, Karamay, China and at National Academy in Painting, Beijing, China.