'Stephanie Tihanyi paintings are drawn from the world of personal myth, spirituality, psychology, exploring our collective symbolism and the forces of dark and light in human nature. Painted in vivid and vibrant color she paints stories that portray both the inner archetypes of the psyche and its influence in the dramas played out in the collective realities an societies of our contemporary world.
Stephanie Tihanyi was born in Luton, England in 1960 of Anglo/Hungarian parents and has lived on the Caribbean island of St. Martin for the last 28 years. She has worked in factories, body welding and car paint shops, watersports and dive shops, on charter yachts and in hotel kitchens and in food production. She works from her home in Grandcase, is currently self-employed and divides her time creating theater and stage sets, art for sci-fi web games, illustration, and fine art painting' - Book: The Visionary Artwork of Stephanie Tihanyi - Angels Of Our Better Nature & Other Paintings
A monumental exhibition of 100 artists running from July 27 - September 10, 2016 at Schloss Gloggnitz in Austria.
2016 Destination Magazine - St. Maarten/St.Martin, 2016 Anguilla Magazine. Section: Island Personalities- Art, Pg 54 and Pg 204 (Editor: Kerry Biddle, Photographer: Alexandre Julien).
2012-2014 Permanent exhibition at One-Point Art studio, Grand Case, St. Martin
2010 Feb 'Caribbean Magical Realism' Escale des Isles Art gallery, Marigot, St, Martin
2006- Feb 'Sur-reality' Artists Corner, Marie de Marigot, St.Martin
2003-March 'Visions of the Surreal', Nanette Bearden Gallery, Philipsburg, St.Maarten
1988-July 'Dreamscapes' Lamont Gallery, East End, London, England
2016- 'A Legacy of Light' Generations of Vision, Castle Gloggnitz, Austria
2016-July 'Emancipating- North, East, South, West, showcasing international artists Sheer Restaurant, Philipsburg, St. Maarten
2014-July 'Fa Presto- fire paintings' Associazione Culturale Dedalus Studi Teramo, Italy
2014- June "Krieg-umfrieden empeacing war" Hirschwangerhof Galerie, Hirschwang, Reichenau an der Rax, Austria
2012 –March Art Lovers Group Show at Cupercoy Village
2010-Dec Mar 2011 'Life is', exhibition, Silk Cotton Grove Art Gallery
2010 Nov 'Art du Nu'- Art Lovers- Le Shore Grand case, St. Marti
2009-Dec ‘Semaine des Artist's' Art Lovers, West Indies Mall, Marigot
2009 Feb 'Art in the Park'(fundraiser) Emilio Wilson Heritage/Historical Estate, St.Maarten
2008-Oct 'Art Off Main’. Contemporary Latin, Caribbean & African Art Metropolitan Pavilion, Manhattan, New York,
2005-Dec '4th Anguillan International Arts Festival' Wallblake House, Anguilla
2003-Nov ‘5th Caribbean Biennial” Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo, Dominican Rep
-Nov 'Arts of the Islands'. Cafe de Arts, Charlestown, Nevis.
2008-April '2nd International Cultural Exchange, Diaspora Vibe Gallery of Miami' Philipsburg Cultural Center, St.Maarten
2007-Dec ‘5th Anguilla International Arts Festival' Wallblake House, Anguilla
-July 'Exhibition for Safe Haven Conference'. Port de Plaisance, St. Maarten.
-June 'Gender & Generations', (Women Artists of St. Maarten). UTS Building, Philipsburg, St.Maarten
2002-March 'Month of the Painter Marigot Museum & Tourist Office, St. Martin.
1996-Feb ‘Painters & Sculptures', the Coates Gallery, St.Johns, Antigua
1987-Aug 'Red Cross Art Fundraiser' The Barn Gallery, St.Albans, Hertfordshire, England
1987-July 'Magical Cats' Lamont Gallery, East End, London, England
Education: My art education has been largely self-taught, I never felt my artistic vision fitted in with the education offered in the contemporary art school system. 2014 and in 2016, after following the growing visionary art movement, when I went to study in Austria and Italy, the 15th and 16th century old master painting techniques of the Flemish and Italian painters offered in the Old Masters, New Visions Seminars. OMNV seminars are run by artist, Prof. Philip Rubinov, Jacobson and his assistant, artist Mantra Cora, Jacobson, being a former pupil of the famous Austrian visionary artist, Ernst Fuchs, (founder of the former Vienna School of Fantastic Realism)
I am member of the Visionary Art Collective (VAgallery) and The Society for Art of the Imagination (AOI). I have had work published on an international book cover. 'Been There, Done That- An Aspies Guide to Life On Earth (a self-help book written and illustrated by autism spectrum mentors) - Jessica Kingsley Publishers. My work has been shown in London, Santo Domingo, New York, Austria, Italy and the Caribbean. I have work in international collections in England, USA, Germany, Caribbean, Netherlands, Brazil and Switzerland.
“There is something hypnotizing and quite psychedelic in the
paintings of Stephanie Tihanyi, unique among the exhibited works, provoking opposite feelings and lectures. They suggest fables, where the message and protagonists oscillate between, tenderness and cruelty, fascination, fear and idolatry”
Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo, Mariane De Tolentino - Vice President of the International Art Critics Association.
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