Andrea Dezsö, professor of art, holds an M.F.A. and a B.F.A. in visual communication from the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest, Hungary. Professor Dezsö has been on the faculty at Parsons School of Design, Maryland Institute College of Art, City College of New York, and Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest, Hungary; taught courses at Penland School of Craft, Paper & Book Intensive, The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, The Museum of Arts and Design, and the American Museum of Visionary Art; and has lectured extensively. Her writing has appeared in McSweeney's, Print, Blab, and Esopus.
Andrea Dezsö is a visual artist who works across a broad range of media including drawing, painting, sculpture, site-specific installation, artist's books, cut paper, embroidery, animation, and large-scale public art. Dezsö's work has been exhibited around the world, including at the Museum of Arts and Design, the N.Y. Armory Show and the Jack Tilton Gallery in New York City, Museum Bellerieve in Switzerland, Art Basel Miami Beach, Rice Gallery in Houston, Fujikawa Kirie Art Museum in Japan, the Cheongjou Biennale in South Korea, Musee des Miniatures and Decors de Cinema in France, Frey Norris Gallery in San Francisco, and many others. Her work has been featured in ArtForum, ArtNews, The New York Times, Village Voice, Wall Street Journal, NPR, New York magazine, Print, Fiber Arts, Hand/Eye, and numerous books.
Community Garden, Dezsö's large-scale public mosaic commissioned by the New York City MTA Arts for Transit for the Lehman College subway station, was awarded Best American Public Art in 2007. Her second New York City subway station commission, a 48-panel site-specific stainless steel work, will be installed in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. Dezsö's public art projects include painted murals for the Hungarian Ministry of Culture, billboards for Publikum in Serbia, and posters for the New York City MTA and the New York Botanical Garden.
Dezsö has received fellowships and awards from Kohler Arts & Industry, the National Endowment for the Arts, Tamarind Institute, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York Center for Book Arts, Kamiyama, Japan Artist in Residence, Six Points Foundation, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Ucross Foundation's Lois Nellie Gill Award for Female Visual Artist of Exceptional Merit. Dezsö's award-winning illustrations have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Harper's, Time, Newsweek, and have been commissioned by Sony Music, Candlewick, Farrar Straus & Giroux, Sterling, Harlequin, and Target.
Dezsö's site-specific solo exhibition "Ridgefield Haunted" opened at the Aldrich Museum on Halloween, 2011. Andrea Dezsö is represented by Frey Norris Contemporary and Modern in San Francisco.