Katalin Rényi

Katalin Rényi was born into a

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