Brigitta Kocsis

Brigitta Kocsis

Montréal, QC, Canada

About Brigitta Kocsis

Brigitta Kocsis' work makes painting its subject and its medium. She is interested in unfolding the implications of the structural and theoretical formations within the painting process by challenging the expectations of conventional abstraction and figuration. Kocsis born in Hungary and lives and works in Montreal, Canada.


2005 BFA, Visual Arts, Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Van., BC
1997 Western Front Multimedia Program, Van., BC
1993-94 Visual Arts Program, Painting, Concordia University, Montreal, QC
1985-88 Advanced drawing courses, with Rita Sik, Fiatal Művészek Klubja (FMK), Szlavik and Lajos, Marczibányi-téri kör, Budapest, Hungary


2021 CARNET, Maison de la culture Marie-Uguay, Montreal, QC
Kocsis is a recipient of the VSC/Helen Frankenthaler Fellowship 2020 and She is starting her residency in March at the Vermont Studio Center, U.S.A.
Kocsis has also been invited to participate and organize a group exhibition at the Diefenbunker Museum in Ottawa, in May 2020 by the Canadian-Hungarian Artists Collective (CHAC) to highlight the cultural contributions that Canadian-Hungarian artists have made in Canada.


Solo Exhibitions
2019 Contingent Bodies, La Galerie d'art d'Outremont, Montreal, QC
2017 Contingent Bodies, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, AB
2017 Contingent Bodies, grunt gallery, Vancouver, BC
2015 Universal Gravitations, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, BC
2015 Magnetic Fields, Okotoks Public Art Gallery, Okotoks, Alberta, Canada
2015 Magnetic Fields, Yrjo Liipolan Museum, Koski , FI
2015 Magnetic Fields, Balassi Instutute, Helsinki , FI
2015 Magnetic Fields, Szeged University, Szeged, HU
2014 Magnetic Fields, Harcourt House, Edmonton, AB
2012 Secret Mechanisms, Gallery Gachet, Vancouver
2012 Hide()us, Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2011 Secret Mechanisms, Vernon Public Art Gallery, Vernon, BC
2011 Hide()us, Mac11 Geneva Art Biennale, AaD Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland.
2011 Nuit Des Bains, by The Quartier des Bains Association, AaD Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland
2011 Secret Mechanisms, Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver,BC
2009 Secret Mechanisms, Campbell River & District Public Art Gallery, BC
2007 On An Intimate Dimension, VECC, Vancouver, BC
2006 In The Altogether, Maple Ridge Public Art Gallery, Maple Ridge, BC
1997 The Eye of the Beholder, Gallery Sansair, Vancouver, BC
1995 Cooped, Gallery Sansair, Vancouver, BC
1994 Tea Party, Fine Arts Building, Concordia University, Montreal, QC

Selected Group Exhibitions
2021 Maison de la culture Marie-Uguay, Montreal, QC
2018 Brooklyn Contemporary Art Fair, Presented by Saatchi Art, Brooklyn, NY
2017 The Salt Spring National Art Prize Exhibition, Salt Spring Island, BC
2016 Gallery Gachet, Van. BC
2014 Science World, ECUAD in collab. with Canada’s National Laboratory for Nuclear and Particle Physics), Van., BC

2013 SpareParts, University of British Columbia, Van., BC
Interurban Gallery, Van., BC
Smash Gallery, Van., BC
2012-10 Drawing Festival'12, Petley Jones Gallery, Van., BC

2017 BC Art Council Project Grant
2016 Hamber Foundation, Grunt Gallery
2015 Canada Council Travel Grant
2014 BC Art Council Project Assistance
2011 Canada Council Travel Grant
2010 Canada Council Visual Arts Research Grant
1998 Vancouver Film School Residency,

2017-“Brigitta Kocsis: Contingent Bodies”, catalogue, Spring 2017, essays by: Clint Burnham, 6 x 9 in, 32 pages, Gru
2014-Atom Review showcasing Brigitta Kocsis-one independent artist per day.!/show/1409900400000
2014-PrairieSeen Notes Issue 1, Sept 1, 2014 Preview by Helena Wadsley. "Magnetic Fields" at the Harcourt House in Edmonton.
2013-The Ubyssey, October 9, ”By Ruby Chen.
2011-Galleries West, Anniversary Issue, Vol 10 No 3, September 1, Featured Artists: Brigitta Kocsis. By Portia Priegert
2011-Vernon Morning Star, "Do not adjust your eyes" August
2011-Preview Art Magazine, Issue 2011-02. By Mia Johnson.
2011-Escene, Emily Carr University's Alumni Magazine
2009-Campbell River Mirror, “The boundary between body and environment”, July ’09
2008-Escene, Emily Carr University's Alumni Magazine
2008-Globe and Mail, “After a rough start” by Darryl Greer, Vancouver, BC
2007-NZ House & Garden, “Home is Where the Art is”, Auckland, New Zealand
1998-Performance Research Magazin, Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, “An Indian Act Shooting the Indian Act”, Wales, UK
1995-Proforma, video archive of the ECI Library, Vancouver, BC
Proforma, GHK, (Art Academy of Kassel) Kassel, Germany