András Ernszt

András Ernszt (1973) was born in Nagykanizsa, lives and works in Pécs. He graduated in Fine Art at the University of Pécs, his masters were László Valkó and Ilona Keserü. He received his PhD in 2009 at the very same institute. Currently he is teaching drawing and painting at the Technical School of Fine Art and he is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Pécs on the Faculty of Music and Visual Arts. His works are frequently exhibited at solo and group shows in Hungary as well as abroad. He was awarded the Strabag Painting Award in 2003.

András Ernszt’s non-figurative works are characterized by the intensive combination of dynamic structures and multiple layers, which strengthens the illusory tone in the act of copying and magnifying nature. Their plasticity connects the new works to his earlier ones, while the randomness of the arrangement of shapes determines a new direction.

Nagykanizsa, 1973

Studies

2009

University of Pécs Phd of Liberal Arts / DLA grade, Hungary

1999-2002

Master’s School of Fine Arts, University of Pécs Faculty of Fine Arts, DLA Program of Painting, Professor: Ilona Keserű

2001

Akademie der Bildenden Künste, München, Eötvös Hungarian State Scholarship

1997-1998

Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich, DAAD Scholarship, Master: Prof. Jürgen Reipka

1992-1997

JPTE Faculty of Arts, Department of Painting, Pécs, Hungary, Professor: László Valkó

1988-1992

Secondary School of Fine Arts, Pécs, Hungary

Prizes, scholarships

2013

Bonis Bona – Award for the Nation’s Talent

2011

True Real World, Fine Art Competition of Pécs Gallery, Painting Prize

2003

Strabag Prize, Artist Grant, Ludwig Múzeum Budapest, Hungary

2001

Eötvös Hungarian State Grant, Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich, Germany

1999-2002

Scholarship of University of Pécs, Faculty of Arts, DLA program

1997-1998

DAAD Scholarship, Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich, Germany

Membership in Art Organizations

2002

Pécs- Baranya Művészeinek Társasága

1996

Közelítés Művészeti Egyesület, Pécs

1995

Fiatal Képzőművészek Stúdiója Egyesület

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018

Nick Gallery, Pécs, Hungary

Body of the image (with Somody Péter), Molnár Ani Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2016

Nature transfer, Ani Molnár Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2014

Fixed Movements, Ani Molnár Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2012

Elevation,Pécsi Gallery, Pécs, Hungary

2011

Hidden Order, Molnár Ani Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

Ausblicke, Brüder-Grimm-Stube, Marburg, Germany

2009

Imagined Grove – András Ernszt and Zsolt Nyári, Ani Molnár  Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2008

AL Galéria, Budapest, Hungary

HattyúHáz – Contemporary Art Exhibition Hall, Pécs, Hungary

2005

„Neufónia”, Retorta Galéria, Budapest, Hungar

AL Gallery, Support Program for Young Artists, Students of Ilona Keserü, Budapest, Hungary
Budapest (Ilona Keserü Ilona, Antoni Tapies)

2004

Gebauer Gallery, Pécs, Hungary

2001

ÁMK Gallery, Zalaegerszeg, Hungary

Hevesi Sándor Theater, Zalaegerszeg, Hungary

Art-Éria Gallery, Szentendre, Hungary

1999

Hevesi Sándor Theater, Zalaegerszeg, Hungary

Újpest Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

Közelítés Gallery, Pécs, Hungary

1997

Hyány Gallery, Nagykanizsa, Hungary

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020

Artonomy – 2nd National Salon of Fine Arts, Kunsthalle Budapest

2019

Bauhaus 100 – OSAS”, Vasarely Museum, Budapest

“20th Century Art: A Different Perspective”, Sotheby’s, London (UK)

2018

Hungarian Contemporary Art Exhibition, Art Center of Hangzhou Public Library, Hangzhou, China

Hungarian Contemporary Art Exhibition, Hanwei International Art Center, Beijing, China

Hungarian Contemporary Art Exhibition, National Art Museum of China (NAMOC), Beijing

“Hungarikonok – Vasarely papírvirágai”, Pécsi Gallery, Pécs

“KOR/AGE” – selection of works by MK’s authors and PhD students, Nádor Gallery, Art & Med Cultural Center, Pécs

Hungarian Contemporary Art Exhibition, Chongqing Art Museum, Chongqing, China

“Jelenkor – 60”, Pécsi Gallery, Pécs

2017

Configuration, PTE MK Exhibition of Doctoral School, B32 Gallery, Budapest

ART CIRCLE 2017, Vila Vipolze, Dobrovo (SLO)

Színerő VIII.: Konstrukció – Szín – Dinamizmus, m21 Gallery, Pécs
Art professors from PTE Art Faculty, Galerija Kazamat, Eszék (HR)

„Meeting Point VI.” International Art Biennial, Delta Gallery, Arad (RO)

“Al passo con i tempi / Lépéstartás” Exhibition of Art Teachers of the PTE Faculty of Arts, Hungarian Academy of Rome, Palazzo Falconieri, Roma (I)

2016

ArtPort20 – “Artem non odit nisi ignarus”, m21 Gallery, Pécs, Hungary

2015

Overture Hungary – Imago Mundi exhibition, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, Italy

2014

Pararells and Encounters, Exhibition in the honour of the 80-year old Ilona Keserű,Gallery of Szombathely, Szombathely, Hungary

2013

10th Annual Exhibition of Pécs-Baranya Artist Company, Cella Septichora Visitor Centre,Pécs, Hungary

Workshop – Archivum of DLA studies at University of Pécs, Faculty of Visual Arts, M21 Gallery, Pécs, Hungary

2012

Meeting point3- International Art Biennale of Arad, Arad, Romania

Meeting point 3- Selection of the International Art Biennale of Arad, Pécs Gallery, Pécs, Hungary

Exhibition of art teachers of University of Pécs, Kazamat Gallery, Eszék, Croatia

Bilderfinden- 35 Jahre Marburger Sommerakademie, Marburger Kunstverein, Marburg, Germany

35th Annual Exhibition, Pécs Gallery, Pécs, Hungary

2011

Hommage á Zlatko Prica, selection from the works by the Tar(Tar-Vabriga) Artists’ Colony,

Pécs Gallery, Pécs, Hungary

Day of the Hungarian Print, International Modern Museum, Hajdúszoboszló,

Igazi Való Világ 2011, Pécs Gallery, Pécs, Hungary

Day of Hungarian Painting, Művészetmalom, Szentendre, Hungary

Meditational objects from the Bodnár collection, Reök, Szeged, Hungary

Organic abstract, B55 Galéria, Budapest, Hungary

Krimi, Neon Galéria, Budapest, Hungary

2010

Színerő – Léptékváltás V., Zsolnay Factory, Pécs, Hungary

The Budapest Art Expo Foundation is 20 years old, Víziváros Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

Double Portrait, Pécsi Kisgaléria, Pécs, Hungary

Die Kraft der Diversität – Künstlerische Positionen aus Pécs, Collegium Hungaricum, Berlin, Germany

UngArt, Vienna, Austria

Meeting Point 2., Pécs Gallery, Pécs, Hungary

Kaleidoscope – Pécs2010, Europian Parliament, Brussels, Belgium

2009

Kéznyújtás, exhibition of artists from Pécs and Baranya, SZTE JGYPK, Fischer Terem, Szeged, Hungary

Ani Molnár Gallery, Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (Haus Ungarn), Berlin, Germany

Színerő – Léptékváltás IV., Zsolnay Factory, Pécs, Hungary

Contrasts – concrete-abstract, Museum Vasarely, Budapest, Hungary

Selection from the Pécs Master School of Fine Arts’ Collection, Nádor Gallery, Pécs, Hungary

Prints of 50 Hungarian Artists, International Modern Museum, Hajdúszoboszló, Hungary

Meeting Point 2., Arad Fine Art Biennial, Delta Gallery, Arad, Pécs Galleryéria, Pécs, Hungary

2008

Pécs- Baranya Művészeinek Társasága, Maribor, Slovenia

Színerő – Léptékváltás III., Zsolnay Factory, Pécs, Hungary

Színerő – Léptékváltás előtt, Hungarian Cultural Institute Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

We are here, selection from the works artists from 3 counties, 3 cities, Pécsi Gallery, Pécs, Hungary

Goethe Institute, Budapest, Hungary

Opening exhibition of Ani Molnár Gallery, Ani Molnár Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2007

The Pécs Gallery is 30 years old, Pécs Gallery, Pécs, Hungary

Színerő – Léptékváltás II., Zsolnay Factory, Pécs, Hungary

The Art School of Pécs is 50 years old, Pécs Gallery, Pécs, Hungary

Noviciatek, 2B Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

Sommergäste: Ungarische Künstler, ABTart Galerie, Stuttgart, Germany

Arad Biennial, Arad, Pécs, Pilzen, Eszék

Színerő, Zsolnay Factory, Pécs, Hungary

Abt Galerie, Stuttgart, Germany

2006

Mediterranian greetings – artists from Pécs, City Gallery, Pilzen, The Czech Republic

The Strabag Painting Price is 10 years old, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary

2005

Doctor of Liberal Arts – the DLA at PTE is 10 years old, Ernst Museum, Budapest, Hungary

Artita, Studio Galerija Gasspar, Piran, Slovenia

Gébárt XIV. International Fine Art Symposium, Hevesi Sándor Theater, Zalaegerszeg, Hungary

2004

Exhibition of artists from Pécs, Arad. Temesvár, Kolozsvár, Romania

Art Expo Fresh III., MűvészMalom, Szentendre, Hungary

2003

Strabag Painting Prize, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary

Association of  Pécs- Baranya, Kortárs Gallery, Tatabánya, Hungary

Association of  Pécs- Baranya, Városi Könyvtár és Közösségi Ház, Szigetszentmiklós, Hungary

Works from the Krapanj workshop, Galerija Matija, Sibeni, Croatia

To Ilona, Art-Éria Gallery, Szentendre, Hungary

Association of  Pécs- Baranya, Tihany, Hungary

Young painters from the circle of Ilona Keserü in Pécs 1983-2003., Pécs Gallery, Pécs, Hungary

Megyejárás, Zikurat, Nemzeti Theater, Budapest, Hungary

2002

Association of  Pécs- Baranya, Városi Kiállítóterem, Zalaegerszeg, Hungary

Közelítés Művészeti Egyesület, Városi Kiállítóterem, Zalaegerszeg, Hungary

Exhibition of DLA sstudents, Pécs Gallery, Pécs, Hungary

Art Expo Fresh I., MűvészMalom, Szentendre, Hungary

XXI. National Print Biennial, Miskolc, Hungary

Association of  Pécs- Baranya, Új Lipótváros Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

X. Jubileum Exhibition, Kévés Stúdió Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

DLA diploma exhibition, Múzeum Gallery, Pécs, Hungary

2001

Gelsenkirchen, Germany

Collectiv past- collectiv future: 1000 years Bavaria – Hungary, Passau, Germany

Exhibition of Young Artist, Alpirsbach, Germany

DOKU Gallery, Munich, Germany

Galerie Rössler, Munich, Germany (Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich)

2000

The future today, International exhibition of young artist and architects, Kévés Stúdió Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

XX. Jubileum National Print Biennial, Miskolc, Hungary

Colour Print, National Print Biennial, Szekszárd, Hungary

Exhibition of DLA students, Pécs Gallery, Pécs, Hungary

Art Expo Fresh I., MűvészMalom, Szentendre, Hungary

Rathaus, Finnentrop, Germany

Young Artists from Pécs, Pécs Gallery, Pécs, Hungary

DLA hallgatók kiállítása, Pécsi Galéria, Pécs, Hungary

Új Galéria, Közelítés Művészeti Egyesület, Pécs, Hungary

Landscape painting in the XX. century, Art-Éria Gallery, Szentendre, Hungary

1999

7. Alps Adria Print Exhibition, Udine, Italy

1998

Santiago de Compostella, Spain (Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich)

DOKU Gallery, Munich, Germany

1997

Közelítés Művészeti Egyesület, Zalaegerszeg, Hungary

Diploma exhibition, JPTE Művészeti Kar, Pécs, Hungary

1996

Z’-ART Circle, Kaposvár Megyei Művelődési Központ, Kaposvár, Hungary

Művészetek Háza, Pécs, Hungary

Duna Gallery (Young Artists Studio), Budapest, Hungary

Művészeti Kar, Pécs, Hungary

Közelítés Gallery, Pécs, Hungary

1995

Z’-ART Circle, Nagykanizsa HSMK, Nagykanizsa, Hungary

HSMK, Nagykanizsa, Hungary

Közelítés Művészeti Egyesület, Pécs, Hungary

1994

Térfoglalás Művészeti Fesztivál, Pécs, Hungary

Művelődési Központ, Pécsvárad, Hungary

Works in Public Collections 

Janus Pannonius Museum, Pécs, Hungary
Collection of the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hungary
International Modern Museum, Hajdúszoboszló, Hungary
PTE Faculty of Fine Arts, Collection of the Fine Arts Master School, Hungary
Strabag Collection, Budapest, Hungary
Graphics Workshop of Vác / Archive of the Nalors Graphics, Hungary
City Collection of Zalaegerszeg, Hungary

Participation in art fairs

2017

Art Market Budapest