Rita Bolla

Rita Bolla

Lake Arrowhead, CA, United States

About Rita Bolla

Rita Bolla was born in Budapest in 1983. She received her MFA in Visual Arts in 2009, from the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts. By this time, Rita had already won scholarships all around Europe with exhibitions in London, Marseille, Munich, Nuremberg, Helsinki and of course Budapest. In 2010 Rita moved to New York City, where she lived for two years. Her New York paintings appeared in several group shows and one solo exhibition. In 2012, Rita drove cross-country to southern California, where she now resides, with her shelter-rescued dogs. Her artwork can be viewed at www.ritabolla.com.

Education

STUDIES

2004 – 2009 Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary, BFA, MFA Painting Department
2005 Salzburg Summer Academy, Austria, Painting Department
2008 Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Marseille, France, Painting Department

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011 First Year in NYC, Trans Area Art Gallery, Lower East Side, Manhattan, New York
2010 My dog and me, Trans Area Art Gallery, Lower East Side, Manhattan, New York
2009 My bunny in Finland, Gallery Gjutars, Helsinki, Finland
2009 Rabbits and Bunnies, Mucius Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2008 Parallel Levels, Goethe Institute, Budapest, Hungary
2008 Ritaresumé07, NO:ID Gallery, London, UK


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013 RAWArtists: Ecompass, Stingaree Gallery, San Diego
2012 Valentino, Peater Valentino Gallery, Los Angeles
2010 The art of Fashion, Hotel Chelsea, Chelsea, New York
2010 The Contrast Art Show, 320 Studios, Midtown Manhattan, New York
2010 “lowestcommondenominator” group exhibition, Budapest, Hungary
2009 Budapest Art Fair, Gallery BéKa, Műcsarnok, Budapest, Hungary
2009 Eszterházy prize collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary
2009 Gallery Friss “20 years after the iron curtain” Budapest (HU),
Berlin (DE), Paris (FR), Stuttgart (DE)
2008 Utca 2008, Gödör, Budapest, Hungary
2008 First small hungarian metaobiennale, Artpool, Budapest, Hungary
2008 Beautiful Étrangers: Vent, Marseille, France
2007 Orient-Occident, Künstlerhaus, München, Germany
2007 Noah’s Ark, Nürnberg, Germany
2007 DogArt, Mucius Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2007 Junge kunst: Ungarn, Galerie in bewegung, München, Germany
2007 MKE collection, Moscow, Russia


SCHOLARSHIPS, AWARDS

2009 Artist-exchange program, Helsinki, Finland
2009 Gallery Friss “20 years after the fall of the iron curtain” award
2008 Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Marseille, Erasmus scholarship, Marseille, France
2007 Orient-Occident Goldener Kentaur competition, München, Germany
2005 Salzburg Summer Academy scholarship, Salzburg, Austria


MEMBERSHIPS


2007 Studio of Young Artists Association Hungary


NOTABLE COLLECTIONS


Merja Nykänen privat collection
Hamu és Gyémánt Gallery collection
Marcus Lehrmann privat collection
David Lustig privat collection
Galerie in Bewegung collection
Nagykáta City Library collection