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Iris Torso

Iris Torso | Marble | 27in High | #903113

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Born March 15, 1943 in Szekelyudvarhely, Transylvania, Hungary (now Romania), Marton Varo studied sculpture at Ion Andreescu Institute of Arts in Cluj, Romania from 1960 to 1966. In 1970, he moved to Debrecen, Hungary, where he completed several sculptures for public places and was awarded the Munkacsy Prize in 1984.

Receiving a Fulbright scholarship in 1988, Varo became affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, studying the relationship between architecture and sculpture. In 1990, he became the Artist in Residence for a public art project in the City of Brea, California. Varo lives and works in the USA, in California and Florida, spending summers working in Carrara, Italy.

AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS

1991 Ladanyi Foundation, New York
1989 Fulbright Scholarship, University of California, Irvine
1984 Munkacsy Prize

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2008 Galerie du Soleil, Naples, Florida
1994 New York, Consulate of Republic of Hungary
1987 Cultural Center, Lage, Germany
1986 Behr Mobelhaus, Stuttgart, Germany
1986 Satoraljaujhely, Hungary
1986 City Hall, Gerlingen, Germany
1986 Exhibition Hall, Herrenberg, Germany
1985 Keszthely, Hungary
1985 Dunaujvaros, Hungary
1984 Vigado Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
1981 Mucsarnok, Exhibition Hall, Budapest, Hungary
1978 Mora Ferenc Museum, Szeged, Hungary
1977 Studio Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
1976 Nyiregyhaza, Hungary
1975 Studio Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
1970 Mamaia, Romania
1969 Oradea, Romania

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1998 Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
1994 La Quinta Sculpture Garden, La Quinta, California
1994 West Week/Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, California
1994 LA Art ’94, Los Angeles, California
1993 LA Art ’93, Los Angeles, California
1993 Art Institute of Southern California, Laguna Beach, California
1993 Jansen-Perez Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1991 Hungarian Spring Festival, Santa Barbara, California
1990 Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton, California
1986 Bronzetto, Piccola Scultura, Padua, Italy
1986 Recent Hungarian Art, Canada
1985 International Exhibition for Wood Sculpture, Nagyatad, Hungary
1985 Central Finland Museum of Art, Jyvaskyla, Finland
1984 13 Artists from Hungary, Stockholm Art Fair, Sweden
1984 Tendencias, Madrid, Spain
1983 Debrecen Biennale, Summer Show, Award of the Show, Debrecen, Hungary
1983 40 Creative Years, Budapest, Hungary
1982 Konsthall Sodertalje, Sweden
1979 Hungarian Small Sculpture & Graphics, Moscow, USSR
1978 4th International Small Sculpture Exhibition, Budapest, Hungary
1978 Studio of Young Artists at the Grand Palais, Paris, France
1977 Artists of the Studio of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
1976 Szeged Biennale Summer Show, Award of the Show, Szeged, Hungary
1976 Open Air Sculpture Show, Antwerp, Belgium
1967 Studio of Young Artists of Hungary, LeHavre, France
1966 Spring Student Festival, Cluj, Romania

SYMPOSIUMS

1988 Symposium: The Situation of Sculpture and Painting At The End of the Twentieth
Century, Delphi, Greece
1988 Symposium for Marble, Volos, Greece
1977 Symposium, Awarded Prize of City of Burgas, Burgas, Bulgaria
1972 Symposium for Marble, Prilep, Macedonia (then part of Yugoslav Federation)

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

“Annunciation”, Ave Maria, Florida
Garden of Hope and Courage, Naples, Florida
Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville, Tennessee
TCU, Fort Worth, Texas
Kyongnam Province Parlament, Korea
NTNU Institute of Technology, Trondheim, Norway
Nancy Lee & Perry R. Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth, Texas
Tustin Ranch Marketplace, Tustin, California
Art Institute of Southern California, Laguna Beach, California
Pereira Sculpture Garden, UCI, Irvine, California
Plaza of the Americas, Dallas, Texas
Peace Memorial, Palm Desert, California
Breaking Free, City Hall, Brea, California
Anavros Sculpture, City of Volos, Greece
Central Finland Museum of Art, Jyvaskyla, Finland
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Holland
Collection of the Ministry of Culture, Budapest, Hungary
National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
Mora Ferenc Museum, Szeged, Hungary
Deri Museum, Debrecen, Hungary
Government Administration Building, Debrecen, Hungary
Kalvin Plaza, Debrecen, Hungary
Berettyoujfalu City Hall, Hungary
Congress Convention Center, Budapest, Hungary
City of Burgas, Bulgaria
City of Debrecen, Hungary
Debrecen Clock Tower, Hungary
Szombathely City Hall, Hungary
Debrecen New Post Office, Hungary
Mateszalka Textile Factory, (BFK)
Berettyoujfalu Elzett Works, Hungary
City Sculpture Garden, Prilep, Macedonia, Yugoslavia
Dr. Petru, Groza City, Romania
Muzeul Tarii Crisurilor, Oradea, Romania