Eszter Sziksz

The Renaissance Graphics Arts Award Winner

Guardian, 2017
Video of screenprints on ice
How lightly can you do what you do, 2017
Video of screenprint with milk

Eszter Sziksz (b. Hungary, lives in Sarasota, FL) received her BA at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, 2006, her MFA at Memphis College of Art, 2010 and her DLA at University of Pécs, Hungary, 2018. Sziksz teaches printmaking at Ringling College of Art + Design, Sarasota. Her works have been exhibited at Site:Brooklyn; Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ; International Print Center New York; as well as at venues in Hungary and Spain. Sziksz won the Prix de Print #28 Award given by Art in Print magazine and was featured on the cover of its 6th issue in 2018. Sziksz’s works are part of permanent collections in Greece, Hungary and Italy.

Statement from the Artist:
As a printmaker, I am constantly searching for my place in the field of fine art. I am not necessary interested in perfect mastery or creating a certain number of multiplies. Printing is more like sharing for me. I print with milk and bleach, on eggshells or on edges of stacked papers. My most ephemeral works are prints of my father’s family on different shapes and sizes of sheets of ice. The prints on ice are very unpredictable, depending on the coldness of the material. The ice surface can hold the ink for a couple of minutes, after which it starts to slowly change, and the faces melt. Through these works, I am interested in capturing the fragility of human nature.