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Brigitta Varadi is an artist born in Hungary,lives and works in New York and Co.Leitrim Ireland.
As an artist who works predominantly with the biodegradable and renewable medium of pure wool, Varadi communicates in a very direct manner her commitment to sustainability and environmental concerns. Working with different type of natural fibers like wool and linen and using textile techniques such as dyeing, felting and sculptural manipulation.
Brigitta's work is found in many public and private collections including a commission by the Office of Public Works for The Department of Education and Science, Athlone, Ireland. She is a recipient of numerous awards including Arts Council of Ireland Travel and Training Award, Arts Council of Ireland Artists in Prison Scheme Award,Leitrim County Council Arts Bursary,Culture Ireland Award. Brigitta was acknowledged for her contribution to the arts of Ireland by the President, Mary Mc Alesse, 2008.
She has been awarded residencies at the NARS Foundation, Brooklyn; ChaNorth, Chashama, NY; CAC-Woodside;TRADE, Ireland; KulttuuriKauppila, Finland and many others. Brigitta awarded fellowships includes LOCIS, European Cultural Program, between Ireland, Sweden and Poland; Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Ireland; and Wassaic Project Education Fellow and more.
Curently she is undertaking the New York Foundation of Arts, Immigrent Artist mentoring program.
In addition to developing her own practice, Brigitta works on commissions and exhibitions, developing projects with people of all ages and abilities within the community sector, schools, prisons and arts centers. She has co-designed and facilitated the Creative Lab for the United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change, May 2013, Bonn, Germany.