Award Winners / Artist Profile

About the Artist

Timea Tihanyi (Seattle) received her MFA in ceramics from the University of Washington, and currently is an active studio artist and a lecturer in the School of Art at the UW. She holds a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and a medical degree from her native Hungary. Her work has been shown at 4Culture, Soil, CoCA, Davidson Contemporary Galleries in Seattle; Bellevue Arts Museum, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, International Museum of Surgical Science, Chicago, and UC Art gallery in Montana. Timea participated in ceramics residencies at the EKWC, The Netherlands, in Denmark, and at the Kohler Co.

Timea received a 2013 GAP to support the installation of proper studio ventilation and the purchase of studio equipment for safely mixing, applying, and disposing of ceramic materials, glazes and pigments. Timea is a sculptor, working mainly with porcelain using slipcasting with a combination of carving, polishing, and some applications of stains and glazes for surface treatment.

Timea received a 2008 GAP to defer the costs of shipping and installation at the Chicago International Museum of Surgical Science in May 2008. The exhibition, entitled Two New Space, One Old Body, ran from May through July. Timea exhibited several old works from 2007 in addition to new work using the process of angiography: a medical imaging technique used to visualize blood vessels and the heart. Having been trained in medicine, her art-making process is a tightrope walk between analytical, scientific objectivity and subjective, visceral experience.

Timea received a 2005 GAP to help defray the costs of a 23” electric kiln equipped with digital controller and accompanying shelves and ventilation. The kiln assists an ongoing series of large porcelain and mixed media sculptures, In-Between Spaces. Fragile constructions that reference the intertwined relationship between the body and its place of rest, Tihanyi’s new sculptural works were part of an exhibition in January 2006 at Green River Community College.

Artist's Addenda: Timea won a 2008 PONCHO Artistic Merit Award, plus her work was shown at the International Museum of Surgical Science in Chicago.

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.