Katalin Rényi was born into a family of artists in Budapest. Her father, Tamás Rényi, was a film director, her
grandfather was a philologer of art. Since her mother left her at a young age, she was raised by her paternal
grandmother, who came to mean the world to her.
|1965–69||Secondary School of Fine and Applied Arts, Budapest.|
|1970–75||Hungarian Academy of Applied Arts.|
|1975||Degree in Graphic Art.|
|1975||Begins her career as an artist, primarily in the field of applied graphics.|
|1976||Marries painter József Baska.|
|1978||Her son Balázs Baska is born, who today is an active filmmaker and graphic artist.|
|1979||Together with her husband József Baska, they attain membership at the Old Artist Colony of Szentendre by
invitation of Jenő Barcsay. At this point, she has been an exhibiting artist in Hungarian and international poster
exhibitions and biennials [Békéscsaba, Budapest (Hungarian National Gallery – Poster of the Year exhibitions,
Varsaw, Toyama (expo; Japan), USA, and the visual faculties of several universities].
|1980||Family tragedy: her father Tamás Rényi dies.|
|1984||Her daughter Barbara Baska is born, who is presently a filmmaker and graphic artist.|
|1985||The dramatic year of her grandmother’s passing.|
|1986||Assistant professor at the Hungarian Academy of Applied Arts, where she goes on to teach graphic art for 14 years.|
|1987||In addition to commercial graphic design, she also works as a fine artist. She participates in the Szentendre art scene; as a painter, she is now an autonomous member of the Artist Colony. Group exhibitions in Szentendre, in Arpajon (near Paris), organized by the Szentendre Workshop Gallery. She is also member of the Graphic
Workshop of Szentendre.
|1992||Exhibition at the Vigadó Gallery, featuring new paintings and posters. She launches the Montage Drawing Studio.|
|1993||Solo exhibition at the Olof Palme House of Műcsarnok/Kunsthalle Budapest, entitled Giant Watercolours.
Film portrait of the artist is shot.
|1994||Receives the Golden Cross of the Order of Merit of the Hungarian Republic for her life’s work.|
|1999||Solo painting exhibition at Vigadó Gallery, entitled Kosovo I.N.R.I.|
|2000||Group exhibition of the Old Artist Colony of Szentendre.|
|2006||Körmendi Gallery, solo painting exhibition.|
|2007||Solo exhibition at the Hajnóczy-Bakonyi House in Sopron.|
|2009||Solo exhibition at the Budapest Gallery, album of the artist’s œuvre is published.|
|2012||Solo exhibition at the Nádor Gallery, entitled Blog.|
|2012||Joint exhibition with József, Balázs and Barbara Baska entitled The Genetics of Art/Artist Family at the Press House of the National Association of Hungarian Journalists.|
|2013||Conjuring Spirits: painting exhibition and poetry book presentation at the Petőfi Literary Museum.|
|2014||Ferenc Kölcsey Prize.|
|2017||Family tragedy, József Baska passing.|
|2018||21 Grams; solo exhibition at the ArtMill in Szentendre.|
|2019||Munkácsy Mihály Award|