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Petra Szilagyi

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Palindrome (Self-Portrait), August 2013 Colored Pencil on Paper 9" X 12" © Petra Szilagyi
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4000 Points , 2013 Lenticular Print Image, Modified Oscillating Fan, Silk Flowers, Moss, Electricity 24" X 20" © Petra Szilagyi
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200 Points, 2013 Lenticular Print of a GIF, Modified Oscillating Fan, Moss, Wax Fruit, Silk Flowers 28" X 24" © Petra Szilagyi
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Log Lift, Lenticular Print of a GIF, oscillating fan, moss, silk flowers, wax fruit, electricity Lenticular Print of a GIF, Oscillating Fan, Moss, Silk Flowers, Wax Fruit, Electricity 26" X 20" © Petra Szilagyi
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Booby Trap (interior), 2013 Lenticular Printed GIF, Medicine Cabinet, Essoteric Objects, Shattering Glass (performance) 30" X 24" © Petra Szilagyi
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Abrasax (Boobclown, Enlightened, Cosmic Maternity), 2011 Oil on Paper 9" X 12" © Petra Szlagyi
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Prayer and Wink, 2013 Digitally Manipulated Painting 9" X 12" © Petra Szilagyi
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Enlightened, 2013 Digitally Manipulated Painting © Petra Szilagyi
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Abrasax (Boobclown, Enlightened, Cosmic Maternity), 2013 3D Printed Sculpture 53.8 X 40.8 X 50.3 Mm © Petra Szilagyi
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Abrasax (Boobclown, Enlightened, Cosmic Maternity), 2013 3D Printed Sculpture 53.8 X 40.8 X 50.3 Mm © Petra Szilagyi
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Modified Beauty, 2011 Charcoal on Paper 9" X 11" © Petra Szilagyi
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Modified Beauty, 2012 Oil on Paper 16" X 20" © Petra Szilagyi
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Body Modification, 2013 Digitally Manipulated Painting 9" X 12" © Petra Szilagyi
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Modified Beauty, the Elder, 2012 Oil on Paper 16" X 20" © Petra Szilagyi
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Modified Selfie, 2013 Digitally Manipulated Painting 9" X 12" © Petra Szilagyi
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Self Portrait , 2012 Oil on Paper 9" X 12" © Petra Szilagyi
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Eek a mouse, 2013 Watercolor on Paper 8" X 8" © Petra Szilagyi
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Contortionist, 2013 Watercolor on Paper 8" X 8" © Petra Szilagyi
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Hot Mom, 2013 Marker on Paper 8.5" X 11" © Petra Szilagyi
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Chamuel, 2012 Oil on Canvas 3' X 4' © Petra Szilagyi
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Nick, 2012 Oil on Canvas 20" X 32" © Petra Szilagyi
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Aura, 2012 Oil on Canvas 3' X 3' © Petra Szilagyi
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I Forgive You, 2012 Oil on Canvas 20" X 20" © Petra Szilagyi
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Junkyard Mandala (white flower), 2013 Oil Marker on Used Power Sander Sheet 6"x6" © Petra Szilagyi
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Junkyard Mandala (pink flower), 2013 Oil Marker on Used Power Sander Sheet 6"x6" © Petra Szilagyi
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Junkyard Mandala (chipped mandala), 2013 Oil Marker on Used Power Sander Sheet 6"x6" © Petra Szilagyi
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Junkyard Mandala (chain), 2013 Oil Marker on Used Power Sander Sheet 6" X 6" © Petra Szilagyi
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Junkyard Mandala (high heel shoe), 2013 Oil Marker on Used Power Sander Sheet 6"x6" © Petra Szilagyi
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Junkyard Mandala (red flower), 2013 Oil Marker on Used Power Sander Sheet 6"x6" © Petra Szilagyi
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Junkyard Mandala (yemoja), 2013 Oil Marker on Used Power Sander Sheet 6"x6" © Petra Szilagyi
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Junkyard Mandala (abrasax), 2013 Oil Marker on Used Power Sander Sheet 6"x6" © Petra Szilagyi
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Junkyard Mandala (afro), 2013 Oil Marker on Used Power Sander Sheet 6"x6" © Petra Szilagyi
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Junkyard Mandala (mandala), 2013 Oil Marker on Used Power Sander Sheet 6"x6" © Petra Szilagyi
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Quick Facts
Birth year
1987
Lives in
New Haven, CT
Schools
Williams College, 2010, Art
Tags
animate, lenticular, gif, abstract, figurative, sculpture, mixed-media, installation, video-art, performance, conceptual, realism, surrealism, photography, digital
Bio

Petra Szilagyi was raised in Los Angeles, CA the product of Afro-Caribbean and Hungarian immigrant parents. Her grandmother was a surrealist artist, Kara Sheppard, whose work was a formative influence on Petra. Petra began showing her artwork in 1999, age 12, when she created wheat paste posters of fanged cartoon nuns, which she anonymously posted in Los Angeles public spaces. She continued to practice illustration and graffiti, along side her studies. In 2001, Petra received a full scholarship to the private high school Concord in Santa Monica, CA. During this time she became a devout fan of John Waters, Leigh Bowery, 1970s glam rock the history of graffiti. She accepted a full academic scholarship to attend Williams for the fall of 2005. She graduated with a degree in Studio Art in 2010, having spent a year between semesters to study farming and permaculture. During her time at Williams she was given scholarships to study German in Munich, Germany, to study rugs and textiles in Turkey, and to pursue a residency at the Center for Contemporary Arts in Lagos, Nigeria, where she created a series of collaborative performance art works with acclaimed Nigerian artist Jelili Atiku and organized and facilitated a video art workshop for Nigerian artists.   

 Presently Petra lives and practices in New Haven, CT.