Péter Mátyási

Péter Mátyási (1982) was born in Budapest, where he lives and works. He graduated from the Hungarian University of Fine Art in 2009 as a painter after having finished a year at the Chelsea College of Art and Design in London. He has had solo and group shows in Hungary as well as internationally. He participated at top fairs such as the Armory Show, Art Brussels and Artissima also. The untraditional materials he adopts in his artworks give a unique character to his pieces; let it be everyday props turned into light boxes or graphite, pastel and charcoal drawings. In 2013 he won the Contemporary Pastel Prize and in 2016 he received the Pastel Society’s award and the grant prize of the Graphic Triennial of Salgótarján.

He has recently been working with a unique technique using special materials. He creates his architectural images on drafting film with the use of a pastel graphite and  rubber. The size and shade of the foil resemble filmstrips, which adds a personal perspective to his works and evokes ideas that belong to collective memory.

1982, Budapest

Studies

2009

Chelsea College of Art and Design, Master: Sarah Dobai

2004-2009

Hungarian University of Fine Arts, painting and visual education department,  Masters: Orsolya Drozdik, Sándor Molnár

2001-2004

MS Mester painting circle, Masters: Kálmán Kőszegváry, József Molnár

2000-2002

Óbuda University, Keleti Faculty of Business and Management

1994-2000

Budai Nagy Antal Secondary Grammar School

Honors and Awards

2017

Budapest Galéria Residency Program to Salzburg

2016

National Graphics Triennale grand prize

Alfred Teddy Smith és Zsuzsi Roboz Award

Conte a Paris Award (Pastel Society)

2014

Újbuda-Mecénás creative scholarship

2013

Winner of ‘Contemporary Pastel Prize’

2011

BoH Art Scholarship, Bohart Artist of 2011

Winner of the competition for painters to participate in a group exhibition at Virág Judit Gallery for Contemporary Art

2009

Újbuda-Mecénás scholarship

2008

Erasmus scholarship to London(Chelsea College of Art and Design)

Amadeus special prize

2007

László Óváry memorial ring winner

Memberships

Member of SYAA (The Studio of Young Artists’ Association)

Member of NAHAT(National Association of Hungarian Art Teachers)

Co-founder of Eleven Blokk Visual Art Foundation

Solo Shows 

2019

Green Box, Ani Molnár Gallery, Budapest

2018

Herbárium, B32 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2016

Wunderwelt, Ani Molnár Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2015

Play-ground, Small Gallery, Prague, The Czech Republic

2014

Depicted Time, Ani Molnár Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2013

„Rétegrendbontás”, 400 bar, Budapest, Hungary

Group Exhibitions

2019

Ukiyo-e Effect. Duna Museum, Esztergom

In your trace. Inspirational forces in Russian and Hungarian contemporary art. Mikve Gallery, Budapest

2018

Constructed Archives, Balassi Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Explorers, Ybl Budai Creative House, Budapest, Hungary

2016

Dunart.com symposium, Samorin

13th Steel Sculptural Sympozion,Kecskemét

The Pastel Society annual show,The Mall Galleries, London

POLISH(ED) HUNGARIAN, Apteka Sztuki Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

The starting lineup, Karinthy Szalon, Budapest

2015

XI!. Steel Sculptural Symposium’s final exhibition, KÉSZ Industrial Park, Kecskemét, Hungary

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

2014

The City Is Ours, D17 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

Dimensions, LATARKA Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

Köz-tér-kép, B32 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

Between the lines, Degreeart Galery, London, United Kingdom

Street view, Labor Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2013

Budapest Jam, SYAA Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

Happy Exhibition, Pop-up exhibtion in a former CIB BANK building, Budapest, Hungary

Display, B29 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

28/31, Exhibition of the new members of SYAA, Budapest, Hungary

2012

Diversificated portfolio, Próféta Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

Artplacc after, Budapest Park, Budapest, Hungary

Artplacc, Tihany, Hungary

3 room show, Mono Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2011

Contemporary selection, Budapest, Moha Café, Hungary

Budapest Flow, Virág Judit Art Gallery of Contemporary Art, Budapest, Hungary

BoH Art Project 2011, Exhibition at Festival del Arte Contemporanea, Faenza, Italy

4 wall show, Sokszem Foundation, Budapest, Hungary

Artstation opening show, Artstation Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2010

Óváry memorial ring winners, Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary

Mecénás exhibition, Újbuda Art Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2009

Budapest Art Fair, (Léna&Roselli Galery), Budapest Kunsthalle, Hungary

Arrivals, Bulgarian Culture Institute, Budapest, Hungary

Annual exhibition, Triangle, London(Chelsea College of Art and Design), United Kingdom

2008

Amadeus show, Barcsay Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2007

Szimpla Coffee, Budapest, Hungary

Gyöngy Restaurant, Budapest, Hungary

60th annual of Ferrari, Torino, Italy

60th annual of Ferrari, Museum of Transport, Budapest, Hungary

Amadeus show, Barcsay Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

Hommage á Molnár Sándor, Platán Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2004

The Molnár Sándor Class, Támaszpont Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

Others

2012

Interview in Saatchi online (http://magazine.saatchionline.com/articles/artnews/saatchi-online-news/from-the-studio-of-peter-matyasi)

2011

Participate in the finalists of Strabag Art Award

2010

Member of the building projection team at the Hungarian Institute of Paris, Contemporary Hungarian Architecture Festival

2009

Participate in the finalists of Strabag Art Award

Debuting in Hamu és Gyémánt magazine

Event planner and curator in Sokszem Visual Art Foundation

Art teacher in Tondó Drawing School

Art Fair Participations 

2018

Art Market Budapest

viennacontemporary, Vienna, Austria

2017

Art Market Budapest

2016

Art Market Budapest
Artissima, Turin

2015

viennacontemporary, Vienna, Austria
Art Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
The Armory Show, New York, NY

2013

Artmarket, Budapest, Hungary