Birdie Art

In my art, I create sculptural personalities of unrepentant whimsy. I work primarily with the "notion of the button." I am drawn to everyday objects that are eager to assume new identities and new roles in their existence. The mood of each piece would arise intuitively from a wide variety of personally chosen materials and innovative techniques. Through art, I am able to recreate my life experiences in sculpture. My family of a dozen siblings remains my greatest source of inspiration. This, and my sense of material curiosity is what fuels my art.

Background

Education

 

Montgomery College, Takoma Park, MD

 

Experience

 

1995-2005   Designer assistant for Simplicity Patterns and Tyco toys

1975 -1995   Stained Glass Artist

 

Awards

 

2019    The Art Of Jazz, 1st Place Award, Reading,Pa.

2015    The Art Of Jazz Music Interpreted ,2nd Place and the Inaugural "Musician's Choice Award, Reading,Pa.

2015    Modern Farm Art 2015 ,Best 3 D Sculpture, Boyertown Pa.

2014    Art of Jazz, Honorable Mention, Reading Pa.

2013    Art of Jazz, 3rd Place, Reading Pa.

2012    Vanity Fare , 1st Place, Reading Pa.

2007    Montgomery College Arts Institute Study Abroad Program, Italy, Silver Spring MD.

2005   "Tusok's Bedtime Story"  from "Telling Your Stories" Heliport Gallery,

             Community Visual Literacy Project , Silver Spring MD, Selected Exhibitor.

 

 

 

Press

Press

  • Fun, funky pieces fill ‘Art of Jazz’ exhibition, Reading Eagle, April 7, 2019

  • The Art of Jazz offers a fun visual interpretation of a music scene, Reading Eagle, April 15, 2018

  • The year in visual arts, Reading Eagle 2017

  • A year in the life: Talent from area fills Goggleworks Annual Artist Exhibition, December 10, 2017

  • Visions of jazz fill Schmidt Gallery at Goggleworks, Reading Eagle, Sunday, April 23, 2017

  • The Year in Art 2016, Reading Eagle, Sunday January 1, 2017

  • 2016: The Best in Visual Arts, Reading Eagle, December 29, 2016

  • A look at 10 exhibitions that stood out over the course of 12 months, Reading Eagle, December 28, 2016

  • Plenty to recommend at GoggleWorks, Reading Eagle, Sunday, December 11, 2016

  • Huffington Post, 18 Reasons to visit Berks County Reading, PA, October 14, 2016

  • As seasons change, major art events embrace the transformation, Reading Eagle, Sunday, September 18, 2016

  • GoggleWorks artist offer inspiring year-end show, Reading Eagle, Sunday, December 13, 2015

  • GoggleWorks artist put on a vibrant show, Reading Eagle, July 9, 2015

  • The Art of Jazz Music Interpreted, Reading Eagle, April 5, 2015

  • Winners revealed in compelling 'Art of Jazz' exhibit, Reading Eagle, Sunday, April 5, 2015

  • Art of Jazz Merges the Visual and Aural, Reading Eagle, March 17, 2013

  • GoggleWorks Artist Thrill in 6th Annual Show, Reading Eagle, December 5, 2010

  • Artfully Fashioned, Reading Eagle, May 17, 2012

  • Roy G Biv, Studio B, Reading Eagle, March 25, 2012

  • Exhibit Features GoggleWorks Artist, Reading Eagle, November 27, 2011

  • Berks Art Alliance Juried Exhibition, Reading Eagle, August 8, 2010

© 2019 Birdie Zoltan