Mária Pecsics

Born in 1973 - Hungary


Maria Pecsics is a photographer born in 1973 originally from Hungary. Once she graduated from the department of photography of the Visual Arts High School and from the school of education of the Hungarian University of Art and Crafts, she did the thesis of her doctorate at the School of Art DLA, the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design. Since 1998, she has been a member of the Association of Hungarian Photographers. In 2000, she founded a professional photo studio and ran it for six years. In 2006, she started working as a teacher. Today, she works at the photography department of the Kaposvar University as a n assitant professor.

She focuses mainly on landscapes exploring subjects in relation to man and nature.

In 2003, she starting exposing her landscapes in solo exhibitions, in various places, notably at the Hungarian House of Photography, at the Hungarian Academy of Rome, at the Goldberg Munchen Studios, at the Hungarian National Gallery. She also received the Jozsef Pecsi scholarship in 1998, 2007, 2008. In 2012, her works of art were awarded a grant by the National Culture Fund of Hungary.

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Selected Solo Exhibitions
2015 CULTURA, Hungarian Museum of Photography, Kecskemét (curator: Péter Baki)
2014 Looking for Michael – Your Mirror (Still Waters Group), Ponton Gallery, Budapest
2014 Refuge - CIVILISATION (Still Waters Group), Goldberg Studios, München
2009 CULTURA, Ponton Gallery, Budapest
2013 Refuge - CIVILISATION (Still Waters Group), Faur Zsófi Gallery, Budapest
2013 Stilles Wasser - CULTURA (Still Waters Group), Goldberg Stodios, Munich
2012 Still Water - CULTURA (Still Waters Group), Faur Zsófi Gallery, Budapest
2009 Letters (with Ábel Szalontai), Ponton Gallery, Budapest
Runway Line, Artus Gallery, Budapest
2008 Mari Travel – Peti Trans (with Peter Hecker), Community House, Leányfalu
2003 Landscapes, Artus Gallery, Budapest
Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 Art16 Art Fair - London, ART.FAIR Cologne
2015 Relationship Crisis, Vajda Lajos Studio, Szentendre (curators: László fe Lugossy, István ef Zámbó)
2015 One in Ten, Mazart Gallery, Budapest
2014 Landscape Experience – Photo Biennale Esztergom No. IX., Bartók 32 Gallery, Budapest
2014 Landscape Experience – Photo Biennale Esztergom No. IX., Duna Museum, Rondella Gallery, Esztergom
2014 Timeline – Szekko VI., Frenczy Museum, Szentendre (curator: Katalin Kopin)
2013 NKA 2012, M?vészetmalom, Szentendre (curator: András Herpai)
2013 Hungarian Photography in the New Millenium (2000-2013), Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest (curator: Péter Baki)
2009 Runway Line – Reloaded, FISE Gallery, Budapest
2008 Getting off, Kodály körönd, Budapest (curator: András Földes)
Pécsi József Scholarship, Mai Manó Gallery, Hungarian House of Photography, Budapest
2007 Pécsi József Scholarship, Hungarian Academy of Rome, Rome
2006 FOTON, Malom Gallery, Szentendre
FOTON, Gödör Club, Budapest
2004 Transylvania, Ponton Gallery, Budapest

Residences, Awards, Grants, Scholarships
2015 Budapest Municipality / Budapest History Museum – Budapest Gallery – Fine Arts Scholarship – Libon
2014 Photo Biennale Esztergom No. IX – Grand Prize
2014 Balogh Rudolf Prize
2012 Scholarship of the National Cultural Fund of Hungary
2008 Pécsi József Scholarship
2007 Pécsi József Scholarship
1998 Pécsi József Scholarship

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