Biography

Kata Végh was born in Tatabánya (Komárom-Esztergom county, Hungary) on 3 June 1984. Until the age of 18, she lived in a small village of Szár (Fejér county, Hungary). She graduated in 2009 from the College of Modern Business Studies in Tatabánya as economist (specialist in finance and trade). From 2009 to 2014 she studied theology in the Theological College Sola Scriptura, but she has never finished it. (When she is asked how she got to the theological college, she answers: „I don’t remember, somebody, put something in my drink”.) She has been working for almost 10 years in the field of finances in Tatabánya and Budapest. She has been living in Budapest since 2010.

She has been drawing since her early childhood. Her talent was discovered very early by her art teachers and she was prepared to be a graphic artist until her age of 18. Then she suddenly changed her plans due to financial reasons. She has put off her artistic ambitions for almost 10 years until 2012. Then she started to make drawings again and had her first solo exhibition in Tatabánya. Since 2012 she took part in several solo and group exhibitions.  She likes mixing profane and sacred themes and uses a very ironic and humorous tone. Her characters are disconcertingly grotesque women and men, who openly undertake their fallibility, addictions, and weaknesses. She likes illustrating literary works such as the Old Testament, the Revelation to John, mythological stories, as well as contemporary poems.

Since January of 2017, she organizes creative workshops in Budapest.

Her mentors:  Adam Lévai (graphic artist, Tata), Pál Gerber (painter, Budapest).

 

Solo exhibitions:

2018      "Female Ego" (Wine&U Bar, Gozsdu Court, Budapest)

2017       „I would rather be a unicorn” (Gallery of State Library, Vác)

2016     „I would rather be a unicorn” (Divine&Delicia Wine and Cake Bar, Budapest)

2015     „Early drawings” (Divine&Delicia Wine and Cake Bar, Budapest)

2014      „Soul improvisations” (Gallery Ballony, Budapest)

2014      „Hidden contents” (College of Modern Business Studies, Tatabánya)

2012      Gallery Puskin, Tatabánya

 

Group exhibitions:

2019  "Play and reality" (with Anikó Hankusz, Gallery of State Library, Gyöngyös)

2019  "Layers" (Autumn Exhibition, Contemporary Gallery, Tatabánya)

2017  „Slot” (Autumn Exhibition, Contemporary Gallery, Tatabánya)

2014  „Crisis as a transformation” (Magnet Community House, Budapest)

2012  Exhibitions with the art group „Tatavölgyi alkotók” (Gallery Puskin, Tatabánya)

2000  „Poem illustrations”, (Vertes Agora, Tatabánya)

1999  Green Gallery, Ministry of National Development, Budapest

Next exhibitions:

2021 "The Book of Gals" (Dublin, Ireland)

Publications:

2020     Illustrations in "Élet és Irodalom" literary journal

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