Andrea Dezso


“Airplane Book”  (2003),  one-of-a-kind artist’s book about migraine headaches, (2003), Coptic binding by the artist, 100% cotton Fabriano watercolor paper, mixed media, approx. 5 x 7 in.

“Heart Embroidery”  (2004),  one-of-a-kind hand-made embroidery, cotton thread on white cotton canvas

“Insectmen – a book about men who pretend to be insects” (2005),  one-of-a-kind book, coptic binding, egg tempera, acrylics, shellack approx. 4 x 6 in.

“Bunny by trees”  from Manocs Drawings  (2004 – 2010),  pencil on Moleskine sketchbook paper, approx. 4 x 8 in.

“Red Blab”, color pencil drawing

Cut paper characters for site specific installation “Sometimes In My Dreams I Fly”, Rice Gallery, April to August 2010

“Inside the Heart” (2009),  hand-cut paper, thread, acrylic paint, mixed media, 7 x 5 x 6 in.

“Self Portrait with Inside View” (2008),  hand-cut paper, thread, acrylic paint, mixed media 7 x 5 x 6 in.

Artist Bio

Andrea Dezsö is a visual artist and writer who creates deeply personal narratives across a broad range of media including drawing, artist’s books, cut paper, embroidery, sculpture, installation, animation and large-scale murals.

Dezsö’s work has been shown at the Museum of Arts & Design and the Jack Tilton Gallery in NYC, The NY Armory Show, Art Basel Miami Beach, Rice Gallery in Houston, and reviewed in many publications including ArtForum, The New York Times, Village Voice and the Wall Street Journal.  Her writing has been featured in McSweeney’s, Print, Blab and Esopus.

Community Garden, Dezsö’s large scale public mosaic, was awarded Best American Public Art 2007. Dezsö is the recipient of 2009 & 2008 American Illustration awards, a 2009 Kohler Arts & Industry Fellowship, a 2008 Kamiyama, Japan Fellowship, a 2007 NYFA Fellowship, a 2007 Six Points Fellowship as well as the Ucross Foundation’s 2005 Lois Nellie Gill Award for Female Visual Artist of Exceptional Merit.

Andrea Dezsö has been a full time faculty member at Parsons School of Design for nearly a decade; she has also taught at City College New York, the Moholy-Nagy Hungarian University of Design, and has lectured extensively nationally and internationally.

Andrea Dezsö‘s Website

Andrea Dezsö at the Frey Norris Gallery

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  • Olmocs

    Wow this is a great post, the “Airplane book” and “Heart embroidery” really surprised me. Her work is strong! Thanks for links.

  • Yes, I agree, strong across all the media she works in, pleased you like her work.