Born in MontrĂ©al, Andrea Szilasi lives and works in her native city. She holds a BA in Film Studies and in French Language and Literature from the University of Toronto (Toronto, 1988), as well as a BFA in Painting and Drawing from Concordia University (MontrĂ©al, 1991). In 2016 she completed an MFA in Photography at Concordia University. Andrea Szilasi is a photo-based artist whose work examines the representation of the human body in the photographic medium.
Since 1991, her work has been presented in many solo and group exhibitions across Canada, the United States, Mexico and Europe. Szilasiâ€™s work has been most notably shown at Joyce Yahouda Gallery since 2003 (Canada), the MusĂ©e national des beaux-arts du QuĂ©bec (Canada, 2015), the MusĂ©e dâ€™art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul (Canada, 2015), the Rencontres internationales de la photographie en GaspĂ©sie (Canada, 2015), MusĂ©e regional de Rimouski (Canada, 2006), the Museum of Canadian Photography (Canada, 2000), Kunstverein das weisse haus of Vienna (Austria, 2008), and Centro de la Imagen (Mexico, 2000). Szilasi has been featured in Femmes artistes du XXe siĂ¨cle au QuĂ©bec, published by the MusĂ©e national des beaux-arts du QuĂ©bec, and MusĂ©e virtuel de la photographie quĂ©bĂ©coise published by Vox Populi.
Andrea Szilasiâ€™s work is part of several public and private collections including the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, the MusĂ©e national des beaux-arts du QuĂ©bec, the Laurentian Bank of Canada, Cirque du Soleil and Loto-QuĂ©bec.
Breasts (large collage),Â collage (photocopy, glue), 111.7 x 142.3 cm / 44 x 56 inches, part of the series Plotter Prints,Â 2014