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Andrew Benyei AOCA SSC,OSA,SCA

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Sculptor Andrew Benyei AOCA SSC,OSA,SCA
Andrew Benyei

About Andrew Benyei

Andrew Benyei`s expressive contemporary sculpture explores the human condition and, in his words "are personal emotional responses to the intricate and complex interactions of people whose expectations have been tempered by life." Most are anecdotal in a way which invites exploration of a possible underlying story, and many reflect the ups and downs of life in the kind of large organizations where Benyei spent much of his career. He displays an endearing empathy with the subjects h portrays and his interpretation is excitingly fresh and new. Benyei articulates his forms through a variety of media, including bronze, fibreglass, clay, and resin and his training as an engineer reveals itself within the composition and structure of the work, as each shows a precise, calculated point of balance and a disciplined and uncluttered energy.
Sculptor Andrew Benyei AOCA SSC,OSA,SCA
Andrew Benyei

Exhibition History of Andrew Benyei

Selected Solo Exhibitions
Elements, Grace Gallery, Toronto 2007
Everyman, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga 2006
Recent Sculpture and Painting, Brush Gallery, Toronto 2005
Summer, The Peterson Gallery, Toronto, 2003
Body and Soul, City Sculpture School and Studio Gallery, Toronto, 2001
Off Balance, Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto 1999
Common Interest, Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto 1997
Andrew Benyei, Diana Paul Galleries, Calgary, Alberta, 1996
Kisplasztikak, Vizivarosi Gallery, Budapest, Hungary 1996
Back on Bay Street, Sculpture Society of Canada Gallery, Toronto, 1995
A Leap of Faith, Alexander Gallery, Toronto, 1994
Premiere, Toronto, 1990

Selected Group Exhibitions
Array of Light and Form, Bradgate Arms, Toronto, 2011
Arts and Letters Club, Toronto, 2009, 2010, 2011
Hot Stuff, Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto, 2009
About Face, Canadian Sculpture Centre, 2007
Reflections Canada-Hungary, Pier 21 Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2006
Celebrating Freedom and Achievement, Stewart Hall Art gallery, Pointe-Claire, Quebec, 2006
Portrait! Who and What are You? Varley Gallery, Markham 2005
Fenetres/Ablakok, Maison de la Culture Notre Dame de Grace, Montreal, Quebec, 2006
The Peterson Gallery, Toronto 2003, 2002
Figuratively Speaking, Canadian Sculpture Centre, 2002
The Art of Hungarian Canadians, Toronto and Budapest, 2001and 2003
The North American Sculpture Exhibition, Colorado, 1998
Miniatures, Albuquerque Museum, New Mexico, 1998, 1999
San Angelo Ceramics Competition, Texas, 1998
Ontario Society of Artists, 125th Anniversary Tour, 1997
Fletcher Ceramics Exhibition, New Zealand, 1994
Trinity; Three Person Sculpture Exhibition, Aird Gallery, Toronto, 1994
Biennale nationale de ceramique, cross Canada tour, 1994-1995
The Canadian Figure, Nancy Poole`s Studio, Toronto, 1993
Sculptor`s Society of Canada: 65th Anniversary Exhibition, cross Canada tour, 1993
Ontario Society of Artists Juried Exhibition, 2000, 1998, 1997, 1995, 1993, 1992, and 1991
Look `92, Lambton Gallery, Sarnia, 1992
Historic Harbour Exhibition, Marine Museum, Toronto, 1991, 1995.

Biography / CV of Andrew Benyei

Born in 1949, Benyei developed an early interest in the arts and began sketching and carving in his youth. During high school, he taught art at the Royal Ontario Museum, the YMCA and summer camps. Following graduation from the University of Toronto and working as a professional engineer and manager, Benyei continued to explore his talent as he attended and graduated from the Ontario College of Art. In 1990, after a shifting of personal priorities, he decided to concentrate on his artistic career.

Artist Statement of Andrew Benyei

The primary intent of my work is to explore the human condition. It is situational sculpture and reflects society as I see it, or more clearly, as I feel it. This perspective on people and life come from my own personal life experiences.

My work may appear traditional because of its realism; but it actually moves beyond the traditional into "expressive contemporary sculpture". It is contemporary because it is a portrayal of contemporary life. It is a personal emotional response to the intricate and complex interactions of people whose expectations have been tempered by life. In order to achieve such an impact, I work on an expressive and imaginative level empathizing with the subjects and visualizing how I would feel in their situation as I sculpt them.

Awards and Prizes of Andrew Benyei

First Varley Portrait Award: Varley Gallery, Markham 2005
People`s Choice Award, Arts Etobicoke, 1997
Juror`s Choice Award, Sculpture Society of Canada Exhibition, 1995
Zigfried Jurevskis Memorial Award for Sculpture, 1994
Award for Sculpture, Colour and Form Society, 1993
Convex Systems Award, Scarborough Arts Council Exhibition, 1993
Scarborough Arts Council Award, 1992
Peoples Choice Award, "Look 92", Sarnia, 1992.

Acquisitions / Collections of work by Andrew Benyei

Airboss of America Corp.
Atchison and Denman
Aspen Technology Canada Inc.
Bayview Glen School
S.D. Bulte, M.P.
CAAT Pension Fund
Commins, Wingrove Marketing
The Continental Group
EDS Canada
The Enns Partners
First Service Corporation
Fraser and Milner
Franchise Company
Gibraltar Wealth Management
Gilliland Gold Young Consulting Inc.
Insight Business Consultants
Insite Institute
Integra Capital
Lovas Stanley/Paul Ray Berndtson
MacAuley, Shiomi, Howson
Mainstream Access Corporation
McKinsey and Company
Marketing Solutions, Inc.
Mossop, Cornelissen&Associates
PTY Consultants, Australia
Senator Vivienne Poy
Stuart Investment Management
Sunnybrook Medical Centre
Templeton Management
Univ. Of Cape Breton Art Gallery
Varley Art Gallery, Unionville, Canada
Wentworth Property Management
Xycorp, Inc.

Reviews of work by Andrew Benyei

Arabella, "Artist to collect", Summer 2011
Magyar Elet, "Hungarian Visual Artists of Canada", April 30, 2008
La Vie Claire, "The Artful Garden", Spring 2008
Kaleidoscope, "Canadian Hungarian Visual Artists", May June 2008
The Muskokan, "Men at Work", July 31, 2008
OSA in the GTA Catalogue, Ontario Society of Artists, 2008
City Centre, The Mirror, "Face Value", March 16, 2007
Parcours, "Les Suggestions de Robert Bresnier", March/April, 2007
Magyar Elet, "Benyei Andras Titkai" (Andrew Benyei`s Secrets), May 12, 2007
Canadian Jewish News, "Sculptor`s History is as Unique as His Art", July 12, 2007
Brushup, News from the Art Gallery of Mississauga, Everyman, 2006
The News, "Life, Work Clash in Artist`s World", Sept 6, 2006
Kaleidoscope, "Andrew Benyei`s "Everyman", Oct 2006
Hungarian Visual Artists of Canada, 1956 2006 Catalogue, Oct 2006
Gallery Newsletter, Varley Gallery, Award for his work, Winter 2005
Alkatos, Hungarian Visual Artists of Canada "Biography of Andrew Benyei", June 2005
Gallery Newsletter, Varley in Unionville, "Portrait! Who and What are you", Fall 2005
The Muskoka Sun, Andrew Benyei An Artist`s Double Life, Aug 22, 2002
Bayview Glen Newsletter, 2002
Panorama, American Hungarian Worldwide Magazine, April 2001
New Society, Sociology for the 21st Century, Hartcourt Canada, 2001
Integra Items, Annual Report, 2001
The Art of Hungarian Canadians, published by the 1000 year committee, Fall 2000
Contact, HEPCO Credit Union Newsletter, "HEPCO`s Fan Club", Summer, 1999
Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Awards and Conference brochure, 1999
Kaleidoscope, "Andrew Benyei`s Artistic World", Jan 1998
The North American Sculpture Exhibition Catalogue, Foothills Art Centre, May 1998
Westminister Window, Colorado, Showcase a mix of Artistic Forms, Jun 11, 199
Magyar Elet, "Benyei Muveszvilagja", Sept 6 1997
Ontario Society of Artist Catalogue, 1996
Nepszabadsag, Budapest, April 19, 1996
Magyar Narancs, Apr 11 1996
Arts and Events, First Canadian Place, "Andrew Benyei`s" Love and Work spring 1995
Ontario Society of Artists Catalogue, 1995
Surface and Symbol, "All Art is at Once Both Surface and Symbol", June 1995
Arts Etobicoke City Hall Art Gallery, "Portrait of an Artist", Mar 1995
Art Focus, Andrew Benyei Mixed Metaphores, Summer 1994
Foots Hill Town Crier, Career Change Brings Luck to Multi Media Artist, Feb 1994
Post Newspapers, Exhibition Turns Ordinary into Extraordinary, June 1994
Fletcher Challenge Catalogue, New Zealand, 1994
Espace, "The Sculptors Society of Canada 65 Years of sculpture in Canada" Fall 1994
Biennale Nationale de Ceramique, 6th edition, 1994, Quebec, 1994
Surface and Symbol, "Change a leap of Faith", May 1993.

Qualifications / Education of Andrew Benyei

Associate Ontario College of Art and Design (AOCA), Bachelor of Applied Science and Engineering (BASc), Masters of Business Administration (MBA).

Teaching Experience

Presentations/ Seminars/ Courses Given

Scarborough Arts Council, Willowdale Group of Artists, Portrait Society of Canada, Ontario Woodcarvers Association, Hungarian Helicon Society, Central Technical school, Toronto, Haliberton School of Art, York University, University of Toronto.

Price Range of Work

Andrew Benyei's work has a price range from £600 to £12,100

Mediums utilised

Andrew Benyei's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Andrew Benyei's work is found in the following categories on site:
Humorous Witty Amusing Lighthearted Fun Jolly Whimsical Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines (8)
Dance Sculptures and Ballet Sculptures (5)
Nudes, Female Sculptures (4)
Females Women Girls Ladies Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines (4)
Couples or Group Sculptures (3)
Colourful Polychrome Sculpture Multi-Coloured Statues statuettes statuary (3)
Human Figurative Sculptures (3)
Happiness / Joy / Exuberance / Wild Pleasure sculpture (3)
Wedding Anniversary Gift or Present Sculptures Statues statuettes (3)
Indoor figurative sculpture (3)
Hyperrealistic Sculptures (2)
Bas Reliefs or Low Reliefs (2)
Earth Mother Gaia sculpture statue statuettes figurines (2)
Nude or Naked Couples or Lovers (2)
Contemplative, Restful, Thougtful Sculptures (2)
Stylized People Sculptures
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures
Wall Mounted or Wall Hanging sculpture
Nudes / Male Sculpture
Meditation sculpture / Statues / statuettes / figurines
Male Men Youths Masculine Statues Sculptures statuettes figurines
Silhouette, Flat, or Thin or Two Dimensional Bas and Low Reliefs Sculptures or Statues
Aspirational / Inspirational Sculptures or Statues
Painted Coloured Tinted Patinated Enamelled Sculptures Statues statuettes
Love / Affection Sculpture
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