Works on Paper


Vanillia Majoros

Opening Reception:

Saturday, April 13  4-7pm

April 10 - May 5 2013



Da Silva Gallery is pleased to announce its second solo exhibition of works by Vanilia Majoros. 

Vanilia Majoros BRAVO! will open on April 10 and will remain on view through May 5, 2013.

The concept of motion is central to this artist’s theme, whether as metaphor for life or the earth’s rotational and revolutionary movements. Some works rotate electronically while others depend on movement created through the interaction of the viewer. Rotational movement has in some cases, given rise to the birth of abstraction in the work. The underpinning of all images presented, is always the curved, wood block.

The exhibit is comprised of three series from her new works, that demonstrate the origins of her art. Following Calatrava is an homage to Santiago Calatrava and his design for the building of the Milwaukee Art Museum. Welcome to Chelsea, invites its visitors to the arts district of New York City as “BRAVO!” transforms the Avery Fisher Hall building, the home of the New York Philharmonic, through a transfusion of new color.

Vanilia Majoros was born in Hungary. She studied art history at the University Lorand Eotvos in Budapest. She received a Ph.D. in 1997 from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and is a scholar of European Modernism. Her six monographs about Hungarian Painters were published between 1998 and 2005. Her more than one hundred articles about 19th Century Art, Modernism and Contemporary Art were published in Hungary, Canada, Germany and in the US. She worked as a senior fellow and as the head of the Art Collection of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest, coming to the United States in 2003.

Since 2006 to 2008 as a guest student of School of Art at Yale University, Vanilia studied with Norm Paris and Rochelle Feinstein. In 2008 and 2009, something out of the ordinary happened. The Department of Sociology at Yale University sent one hundred original art works, monotypes by Vanilia, as Christmas greeting cards to its faculty and friends. 

After ten solo shows based on her photos in Hungary, she began exhibiting in the US in 2005. BRAVO! is her 5th show in New Haven. Recent reviews of her work have appeared in The New Haven Register and The New York Times.

Vanilia's work is to be found in countries world wide; Austria, Australia, China, England, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Switzerland and in the US, and is represented in three major Hungarian Museum Collections, including the Hungarian National Gallery and Museum of Fine Arts (Szepmuveszeti Muzeum) in Budapest.