Reka Reisinger
Poppies, 2019

4599
Dimensions
24" H x 30" W
Catalogue Number
2020.015
Current Location
2432-2D.18

About the Artist

Reka Reisinger

Born1981
BirthplaceHungary
GenderFemale
Cultural HeritageHungarian
Light Work RelationshipLight Work Grant, 2019
Light Work Hallway Gallery, 2019 (Light Work Grant Exhibition)

Biography

Reka Reisinger is a visual and historical archivist living in Burdett, New York. Reisinger graduated from Bard College (2004) and holds an MFA in photography from the Yale University School of Art. Reisinger was born in Budapest, Hungary, and returns frequently to photograph her homeland, the central focus of her work. Driven by a sense of urgency to collect visual cultural artifacts, she used her photographic practice to evoke the atmosphere she experienced during her frequent childhood visits to Hungary during the early post-communist era. Reisinger creates a sense of humor in her work while posing more profound questions about cultural identity during upheaval. She has participated in many group exhibitions nationally and internationally including The Camera Club of New York, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Lisa Ruyter Gallery in Vienna (Austria), the Midlands Art Center in Birmingham (UK), The Sculpture Center in Long Island City, and the Swiss Institute in New York City.


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