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Maria Nikl

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Budapest, Hungary

Birth year

Lives in
San RAfael, CA.

Works in


Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest, 1986, none
San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)







BORN                          1962, Budapest, Hungary.




1995                            San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, Ca., M.F.A.  Ceramic Sculpture.

1991                            San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, Ca., B.F.A. Painting.

1983-1986                   Hungarian Fine Art Academy of Budapest, Hungary, Sculpture,

                                    Figure Drawing.






2007                             Red Queen, Renne Sloan Holtzman Sakai LLP, San Francisco, Ca.

                                     Windows and Duplications, Chez Nous Restaurant, Alameda, Ca.

                                     Charred Heart, Entourage Spa, Orinda, Ca.

                                     Open Studio, San Rafael, Ca.

2006                             Abstract Organic Paintings, C’era  Una Volta Café Restaurant, Alameda, Ca.

                                     Abstract Organic Paintings, Red Union Salon, San Francisco, Ca.

                                     Duplications, Marchant Chapman Gallery, San Anselmo, Ca.

2003                             Paintings and Sculptures, Escuela Particular del Artes, Lima, Peru.

2000                            Tell New Tales, Dimenzio Galleria, Budapest, Hungary.

1995                            Trans-Formations, Eric’s House Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.





2008                             All Mixed Up #2, Artisans Gallery, San Rafael, Ca.

2007                             Red Paintings, Sausalito Spring Faire (Juried), Sausalito, Ca.

                                     Hearts, Exlectics Gallery, El Cerrito, Ca.

                                     All Mixed up

                                     War and Peace

                                     Salon, Artisans Gallery, San Rafael, Ca.

2006                             Champs Fundraising Event, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Burlingame,

                                     Abstract Landscapes, Frank-Bette Art center, Alameda, Ca.

                                     Group Exhibition at Artist XChange Gallery, San Francisco,  Ca.

                                     Grand Opening, Float Gallery, Oakland, Ca.


2005                             Black and White Plus One, Marin Society of Artist Gallery, Ross, Ca.

                                     Faces of the Fallen, College of Marin Gallery, Kentfield, Ca.

2004                            Your Tutor Was First An Artist, San Francisco Art Institute,

                                     San Francisco, Ca.

                                     Free Expression, Juried Show.  Marin Society of Artists Gallery, Ross, Ca.

2002                            Ceramic Exhibition of Taller Mokichi Okada, Miraflores Cultural

                                    Center Gallery, Miraflores, Lima, Peru.

1998                            Cet Obscur Objet Du Desir, Studio 939, San Francisco, C.

                                    We Only Imagined... Studio 939, San Francisco, Ca.

1996                            Dodging Bullets, 311 Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.

                                    Time Capsule, Somar Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.

                                    Staff Show of the San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, Ca.

1995                            Unity Transcends Boundaries, Somar Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.

                                    MFA exhibition of the San Francisco Art Institute, Fort Mason,

                                    San Francisco, Ca.

1991                            Juried Show, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts Summit, NJ.

1990                            Spring Show-San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, Ca.

1989                            Spring Show -San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, Ca.

1985                            W-Intersection, Young Artists Center, Budapest, Hungary.





2008                        Taught Clairvoyant Workshop series on Female Power and

                                The Anatomy of Relationships. College of Medical Sciences,

                                 Budapest, Hungary.

 2007                       Taught Clairvoyant Workshop Series.  Akasha Klub. Budapest, Hungary.

                                Taught Clairvoyant Workshop Series. 1 Andersom, Gorssel, Netherlands.

2007-present          Instructor of Abstract Painting In Acrylic class.  College of Marin, Kentfield, Ca.

                                -Design curriculum and syllabus, instruct.

2005-present          Instructor of Abstract Painting In Acrylic class.  Own Studio, San Rafael, Ca.

                                -Design curriculum and syllabus, instruct.

2004-2005               Organizer for Weekly Figure Drawing Sessions for group.

                                -Book models, set up lighting and props for drawing. Lead group discussion

                                of drawings produced.

2003-2004               Tutor For Foreign Art Students San Francisco Art

                                Institute, San Francisco, Ca.

                                -Assess Student’s needs, research and create method of instruction,

                                instruct individually.  Prepare foreign students to participate in Art

                                Critique Seminars, facilitate them to express their ideas in English verbally,

                                or in writing.

2001-2003               Language Trainer of English Language for a groups and individuals. 

                                Self-employed, Lima, Peru.

                                -Preparing students to live and study in an English-speaking country. 

                                Responsible for researching student's needs, selecting materials,

                                creating lesson plans, and instruct.

                                Instructor of Business English, Pari Cooperation, Lima, Peru.

                                -Selection of materials, slang, and colloquialisms balanced with

                                grammar, technical vocabulary of business.

2001                        Introduction to Figure Drawing, The Learning Annex, San Francisco, Ca.

                                -Instructed 3 hour Figure Drawing workshop.

                                Creative Visualization Workshop, The Learning Annex, San Francisco, Ca.

                                -Instructed 3-Hour Meditation Workshop.

 2000                     Figure In the Landscape, Jenner, Ca.

                               -Instructor, organizer of a two day Outdoor Figure Drawing Retreat for

                              art students with live model.

1999-2001             Figure Drawing on North Beach, San Francisco, Ca.

                              -Organizer, director and instructor of weekly Figure Drawing classes

                              for mixed levels.

1997-1999             Psychic  Salon, San Francisco, Ca.

                              -Owner; Counselor of Creative Growth.

1998                      Studio 939, San Francisco, Ca.

                              -Creator and Director of Art Gallery and Studio.

                              -Curator and organizer of Art Shows.

                              -Instructor and Public Relations for weekly Figure Drawing sessions.

                              Handmade Ceramic Studio, San Francisco, Ca.

                              -Instructor and Studio Technician. 

1997                      Hospitality House. San Francisco, Ca.

                              -Volunteer Art Instructor for ceramic studio.

1995                      Katedra Language Academy, Budapest, Hungary.

                              -Instructor of Intensive English classes.

1993-1995               Shoten Kenchiku Publishing Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan.

                              -Translator, Interpreter and Co-author of 50-page article on

                              Hungarian Organic Architecture.

                              -Coordinator, and Co-author for article on Adobe Architecture of the

                              American Southwest.





1993                      Co-authored an article on Hungarian Organic Architecture.

                              -Matsumoto, Kiyo and Nikl, Maria, Hungarian Organic Architecture,

                              "WIND" Magazine, Tokyo, Japan, Shoten Kenchiku Publishing Co., 1993.

1991                      Nikl, Maria Aboriginal Art Of Australia, unpublished.

1989                      Nikl, Maria, Shamanistic Art of the Hungarian countryside, unpublished.






2008                      Member of The College Art Association,

                              Member  of Artisans, a non-profit educational arts organization,

                              San Rafael, Ca., 

1992                      Honorary Mention - "Juried Show", New Jersey Center For the Arts.  Summit, NJ.

1990                      First Prize - "Spring Show", San Francisco, Ca.

1989                      Merit Scholarship - San Francisco, Ca.





Thomas Roedock, Sausalito, Ca.

Nelcy Tarics, San Rafael, Ca.

Marlis and Kjartan Jansen, Mill Valley, Ca.

Istvan Nikl, Budapest, Hungary.

Michael Thomas Schaeffer, Budapest, Hungary.

Gene Linetsky, Palo Alto, Ca.












2000                   Transworld Schools, San Francisco, Ca., USA.

                            -Advanced TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language)

                           And TEFL Certificates.

1995-2008          Aesclepion Healing Center, San Rafael, Ca., USA.

                           Licenses and Certificates to provide Clairvoyant Counseling and Healings.





Fluency both in English and Hungarian. Excellent communication skills in Spanish.






















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