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Museum of Arts and Design, New York, Artist Studios 6 months Residency Program, February-July 2019. 


'Markings' solo show, Westbeth Gallery, New York, August 4th-25th, 2018 
'Just Being Polite' curatorial project, Group show, One Brooklyn Bridge Park, Chashama, New York, February 3rd-13th,2018
Contemplating OTHER: I know you are, You Know I am invited group show curated by Patricia Lea Watts, Gallery Route One, Point Reyes ,CA, December 21st, 2017- January 28th, 2018.
Bare Root, invited group show,curated by Catherine Bowe, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford County Council, 23rd October - 1st December 2017.
Marbel House Project Residency,  art residency award for October 2017.
'Pathway' a collaborative art commission between artists Catherine Fanning, Brigitta Varadi  and residents of Nazareth Village, September 2016- July 2017.The commission is funded by the Per Cent for Art Scheme, managed and administered by Sligo County Council Arts Office in partnership with Nazareth Housing Association. Opening Reception: Wednesday, 19th July 2017, 2-3pm, Nazareth Village, Church Hill, Sligo
'Jelölés | Marking' Solo Show, Budapest GalleryHungary, April 25th June 4th 2017
curated by Szegedy-Maszák Zsuzsanna & Török Tamás, 


ArtSlant Prize 2016 Grand Prize winner.

Essay, Marking Memory by Andrea Alessi.
ArtSlant prize winners Exhibition, Spring Break Art Show, NY. February 28th – March 6th, 2017.


'Currently 80' Curated by John Yau,
Sculpture Guild, Westbeth, NY. Februar 5th-24th 2017


VISUAL ARTISTS IN PRISON SCHEME AWARD, Castlerea Prison, Co.Roscommon Ireland, December 2016. The Award is co-funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and the Department of Justice, Equality and Reform and administered by the Prison Education Service. 


'What if we got it wrong' curated by Nora Hickey M’Sichili, Traveling Exhibition 
West Cork Arts Centre 29.10-13.12.2016
Leitrim Sculpture Centre 16.09-16.10.2016
Wexford Arts Centre 10.06-29.07.2016
F.E.McWilliam Gallery N.I. 12.02-16.04. 2016
Centre Culturel Irlandais 25.09-4.11 2015 

Marking Memory

by Andrea Alessi, Managing Editor of ArtSlant

 'The act of inscription—more than the content of the inscribed markings—is paramount. In visual and material fidelity, each artwork represents a person, one whose occupation and knowledge, their ownership and memory, leave a bold mark on the canvas. These graphic representations—and theyare both mimetic representations and abstractions—could be equally at home on a damp Irish hillside or in the modern art gallery. In the shared gestures of the farmer and the artist, two lineages come together.

Indeed, embedded into these artworks—literally felted and matted, smeared onto their surfaces—is a history of labor and tradition: men’s and women’s, commercial and domestic, craft and fine art. Like Pollock straddling his drip paintings, Varadi crouches atop the wool as she felts it, counting, rolling a single piece—the fleeces of five sheep—up to 25,000 times. She works each textile as if making pastry, turning it to ensure even shrinkage as its wet fibers hook together. The physical properties of wool fight back, taxing Varadi’s body as she transforms it from raw material into singular artwork.' Read full essay please click here.

MARKINGS, Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Ireland
Images by Keith Nolan Photography