Andrew Benyei

Gallery : Le Bourget
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Birth : Born in Hungary in 1949 and living in Canada since 1956.

Training : Andrew Benyei expressed an interest in carving and sketching at a young age. By high school, he was already teaching art at the Royal Ontario Museum. While later working as a professional engineer, he attended and graduated from the Ontario College of Art. It was not until 1990, however, that he decided to dedicate himself entirely to a career as an artist. Thereupon, his earlier work in an engineering capacity evidenced itself in the composition and structure of his pieces: each is precisely calculated and perfectly balanced.
In the artist’s own words, his works “…are personal emotional responses to the intricate and complex interactions of people whose expectations have been tempered by life.” Benyei’s expressive contemporary sculptures explore the human condition and, in his words “are personal emotional responses to the intricate and complex interactions of people whose expectations have been tempered by life.” His training as an engineer reveals itself within the composition and structure of the work, as each piece of artwork shows a precise, calculated point of balance and a discipline and uncluttered energy.

Medium : Bronze. His artwork also includes fibreglass, clay and resin.

Exhibitions : Many solo and selected group exhibitions in Budapest (Hungary) Canada, U.S.A., Europe, New Zealand.

Collections : Many private and corporate collections around the world.

Associations : Ontario Society of Artists, Society of Canadian Artists, Sculptor’s Society of Canada.

Awards: People’s Choice Award, Art Etobicoke (1997); Juror’s Choice Award, Sculptors Society of Canada Exhibition (1995); Zigfried Jurevski’s Memorial Award for sculpture (1994); Award for sculpture, Colour & Form Society (1993); Convex Systems Award, Scarborough Arts Council Exhibition (1993); Scarborough Arts Council Award (1992); Peoples Choice Award, “Look 92,” Sarnia, (1992.)

Media coverage : Television and radio coverage in Hungary and across Canada.