web_portrteDóra Varga
1 October 1984, Miskolc

Gyulai Pál Street 9., Budapest, H-1085




Artist Statement

Creation for me is like a film that I rewind again and again, so that when it is replayed I can show different options for the ending, with different approaches and experimentation. The process of the creation is important for me: to capture the movement of hot glass, which is a snapshot, often affected by current events of my life. I am also inspired by contemporary architecture, music or the mood of a film. I am interested in colour theory, for example the relationship of color and space.

I work with regular, geometric basic shapes. I like to experiment with the different material qualities of glass. In most of my sculptures I combine pate de verre and casting techniques. I use contrasting surfaces and colours. I often experiment with mixing colours and the movement of pigments within a sculpture.

Recently, I have been creating installations with a visual artist, in which another art form is associated with glass, such as videomapping. The installation, that I am currently working on, is in essence a music mapping which is converted into form, that can be replayed again. I imagined an apocalyptic mood; a bleak, desolate, northern sensation, with sharp and rumbling sounds. In addition it will also be interactive; so movement will appear in the installation as well.


University of Pécs Faculty of Arts, Doctoral School, DLA Studies, Sculptor, Pécs, 2016-
Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest,
Silicate Department, Glass Design, 2006-2011
University of West Hungary, Institute of Applied Arts,
Design, Sopron, 2005-2006
Gábor Áron Secondary School of Arts,
Ceramics Department, Miskolc, 1999-2003

Prizes, Scholarships:

National Cultural Fund of Hungary, Creative sponsorship, 2016
4th International Triennal of Silicate Arts Kecskemét, Hungary 2014 – Honorable Mention
Kozma Lajos Kézműves Iparművészeti Ösztöndíj  2013, 2014, 2015
Sanislav Libensky Award 2011 – 3rd, Prague (CZ), 2011
Warm Glass Prize, Students Category – 1st , Bristol (UK), 2011
Sanssouci Junior Glass Match – 2nd, Karlovy Vary (CZ), 2009

Exhibitions, events:

Dot to dot, Miskolci Galéria, Miskolc, (H), 2016
Symbiosis, Fise Gallery, Budapest, (H), 2014


DLA Intro 4., University of Pécs, Pécs, (H), 2016
The International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa 2016, (selected), Kanazawa, (J), 2016

Emerge / Evolve 2016, selected, Portland, (USA), 2016
Ovengevormd glas, Zandvoortse Museum, Langweer, (NL), 2016
Art Palm Beach, Erdész and ICFA Gallery, Florida, (USA), 2016
Design Pécs, Nádor Galéria, Pécs (H), 2015
Transparency, Balassi Institute, Brussels, (B) 2015
Moholy-Kozma 2014, Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest, (H), 2015

Cutting – Edge, Contemporary Hungarian Glass, Broadfield House Glass Museum, Stourbridge, (UK), 2015
HuGlass , Hefter Glass Gallery and Studio, Pannonhalma, (H), 2015
Cutting – Edge, Contemporary Hungarian Glass, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, (UK), 2015
FISE Glass , Trezor Gallery, Budapest, (H), 2015
Hu Glass, B55 Gallery,Budapest, (H), 2014
4th International Triennal of Silicate Arts Kecskemét, (H) 2014
Vitrum Balticum IV. Optical Outlook  Lithuania, (LT), 2014
Moholy-Kozma 2013, Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest, (H), 2014
Talente, München, (D), 2013
FISE 30, Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest, (H), 2012
Fresh Fishes 4., Fise Gallery, Budapest, (H), 2012
Hu Glass, B55 Gallery, Budapest, (H), 2012
100/50,Pont-On Gallery, Budapest, (H), 2011
Sanislav Libensky Award 2011, Imperial Stables at Prague Castle, Prague, (CZ),2011
Silicate Graduate Exhibition, Pont-ON Gallery, Budapest, (H), 2011
Maxcity, Budapest, (H), 2011
Sanssouci Junior Glass Match, Spa Resort Sanssouci, Karlovy Vary (CZ), 2011
23M, Gallery of Miskolc, Miskolc, (H), 2011
Sanssouci Junior Glass Match, Spa Resort Sanssouci, Karlovy Vary (CZ), 2010
Bukfenc, Tűzraktér, Budapest, (H), 2010
Light by night, Cékl’art, Gozsdu Court, Budapest, (H), 2010
Astellas Prize, Competition Exhibition, Budapest, (H), 2010
Face to Face, Palace of Arts, Budapest, (H), 2009
Hefter Gallery, Permanent Exhibition,Pannonhalma, (H), 2009
MOME Marathon, Millenáris Park, Budapest, (H), 2009
9th Festival of Art Glass- Exibition of Contemporary Glass Art, Karlovy Vary (CZ), 2009
Sanssouci Junior Glass Match, Spa Resort Sanssouci, Karlovy Vary (CZ), 2009
III. Interior Design Exhibition, Zalaegerszeg, (H), 2008