KATI VILIM

POLYPLANA: GEOMETRIC LANDSCAPES

June 3 - October 21, 2022

Reception for the Artist
Friday, June 3rd, 5-8pm

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Kati Vilim: Illusory Spaces
By Raphy Sarkissian

Thus Albers did the work of a phenomenologist,
in the sense Wittgenstein as well as Merleau-Ponty understood it
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Hubert Damisch

Seeming to be weightless so as to float off into the ether, planar surfaces intercept and overlap, at once asserting the flatness of the canvas and transfiguring abstraction into il- lusions of solid bodies that are all but impassive: they pos- sess crystalline facets that interact, pulsate, soar, cast shadows, assert their opacity, reveal modes of translucence, assume volume, announce heft, give rise to the sentience of spatiality and exhibit chromatic interactions.

They define geometric palettes suspended within pictorial spaces, tacitly nodding to Josef Albers’ unwavering commit- ment to the investigation of the interaction of colours. This unmistakably recognizable signature style that Kati Vilim has inventively formulated through planar forms remains in a startling dialogue not only with the abstract lexicon of modern and contemporary practitioners of Hard-edge painting, but with the history of art at one of its most the- oretical levels.

As a summation of polygons that constitute a multicolored architectonic form, Forces Hidden in the Assembly (2017) elo- quently unfolds the quintessence of visual perception and its representation. Through its optical and tactile modalities of form, this painting of Vilim embodies several of the in- cisive concepts of the Austrian art historian Aloïs Riegl, a founding member of the Vienna School of formal analysis during the late nineteenth century. In his investigation of “form” and “surface,” Riegl differentiates the optical and tactile phenomena of visuality by posing the fundamental question, “How do we obtain any impression of natural things external to ourselves?” “Through our senses,” replies Riegl by explaining, “The sense of sight, or optical sense, plays the leading role in this process. But the optical sense alone does not suffice to provide us with a true sense of form. The sense of sight is unable to penetrate objects; it apprehends in a given thing merely the one surface that hap- pens to be turned toward the viewer.”2  CONTINUE

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Kati Vilim

Kati Vilim works with non-representational geometric abstract imagery.
Kati Vilim is currently based in New York.
She received her MFA from University of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary and Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ.
Kati Vilim’s paintings have been exhibited within the United States and Europe, including the critically acclaimed exhibition The Geometric Unconscious (2012–13), held at the Sheldon Museum of Art in Lincoln, Nebraska, and at galleries and institutions as the Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers, Newark, or Pen and Brush Gallery New York., Mucciaccia Gallery, New York, Monmouth Museum, Lincroft NJ.
Her work is also held in collections in collections among others as in Vass Collection, Yuko Nii Foundation Collection, Eileen Kaminsky Family Foundation Collection.
Catalog available
SOLO EXHIBITIONS 
2022 - Abstract Geometries, with Gianluca Bianchino, NJIT, Newark, NJ
2021 - Intersections, Mucciaccia Gallery, New York
 - Test Flight Overhead, Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ
2018 - Process and Color, with Renee Phillips, Pen and Brush Gallery, NY
 - Connection, with Tom Lendvai, Jersey City Theater Center, Jersey City 
2017 - Plexity, Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
2016 - On The Surface Of Space, Project Room, Index Art Center, Newark NJ
2015 - Object Permanence, Galerie Deborah Zafman, Montclair, NJ
 - Radius of Action, Majestic Theater, Jersey City, NJ
 - 36 Squares, Chelsea Music Festival, NY
2014 - Surface Tension, Flux Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
 - Planar Scheme, Orbit l. Gallery, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
2013 - Extempore Refrain, Artbloc, Jersey City, NJ
2012 - Plane Shapes, Vass Collection, Gallery of Modern Art, Veszprem, Hungary 
2011 - Luminous Angle, Kedar Studio, Newark, NJ
2007 - Invertible, Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall University S. Orange, NJ
 - Neufonia, Retorta, Budapest, Hungary 
 - RGB, MFA Gallery, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
2003 - Time Plane, FONO, House of Music, Budapest, Hungary 
 - VAN Gallery, Budapest, Hungary 
 - Meander Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
 - Trafik Gallery, Budapest, Hungary 
 - Gallery of Artist's Colony, Szentendre, Hungary 
2001 - Cirko Gallery, Budapest, Hungary 
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 
2022 - Mothership Connections, Deep Space Gallery, Jersey City, NJ
2020 - The Gigantic Miniature Show, Deep Space Gallery, Jersey City
 - Circle The Square, Deep Space Gallery, Jersey City
 - 14C Art Fair, Imlay Gallery, Jersey City
2019 - Dulce, Equal Space, Newark, NJ
 - Somewhere We Landed, Drawing Rooms, Jersey City
 - Index, Index Art Center, Newark, NJ  
 - Aqua Art Fair, Imlay Gallery, Miami Beach
2018 - Off The Wall, Novado Gallery, Jersey City
 - Intersection ’18, Index Art Center, Newark, NJ  
2017 - Intersection ’17, Index Art Center, Newark, NJ   - 
 - Art from the Vass Collection, Collegium Hungaricum, Vienna, Austria
2016 - 31 Central, Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
 - Intersection ’16, Index Art Center, Newark, NJ 
 - Light Color Form, Vass Collection, Veszprem, Hungary
 - Fresh Paint, Novado Gallery, Jersey City, NJ  
2015 - Convey-Kozos Utak, XLspace, NY, HE.ART Budapest, Hungary
 - Art Market, Budapest, Hungary                                                   
2014 - Family Style, Formerly Pocket Utopia, NY
 - Hungarian Art, Müller-Keithly Collection, QCC Art Gallery/CUNY, NY 
 - So Real, Radiator Gallery, LIC, NY
 - Artificial Awareness, Gateway Project, Newark, NJ
2013 - Untitled Art Fair, Flux Galéria, Miami, FL
 - Abstract Tapestry, WAH Center, Brooklyn, NY
 - Out of Step, The Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery, NJCU, Jersey City, NJ
 - Perspective vs. Perception, cWOW, Newark, NJ
2012 - The Geometric Unconscious, Sheldon Museum, Lincoln, NE
 - Red & White, B55 Gallery, Budapest, Don Soker Gallery, San Francisco, CA  
 - Intersection 3., Index Art Center, Newark, NJ
 - Bushberg Project: Submissions & Transmissions, RRC+NAC, Newark, NJ
 - Extrapolate: Suggestions of Tony Smith, Pierro Gallery, Baird Cent, S. Orange, NJ  - 
 - Material Tak, Panepinto Galleries, Jersey City, NJ
 - Paterson Art Walk, Index Art Center, Paterson, NJ
 - Crossroads, A Shifting Landscape, Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall Univ. S. Orange, NJ
2011 - Data In, Data Out, Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall University S. Orange, NJ
2010 - Golden Blueprints, Grids, Blocks, Charts and Graphs, WG Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
 - Outsight Inn, Rupert Ravens Contemporary, Newark, NJ
 - Intersection, Index Art Center, Newark, NJ
 - An Other Art Show, Submergedart, Newark, NJ
2009 - Art Viceroy, Miami, Miami, Fl
 - Vessel, Rupert Ravens Contemporary, Newark, NJ
 - Theatre Town, NJIT Gallery, Newark, NJ
 - Wall to Wall, cWOW, Newark, NJ
 - This is Newark, Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ
 - Ready to Unveil, cWOW, Newark, NJ
2008 - Boson Exotic, Rupert Ravens Contemporary, Newark, NJ
 - The Westinghouse Project, NJIT, Newark, NJ
 - Neo-Constructivism: Art, Architecture and Activism, Paul Robeson
 - Galleries, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
 - Red Saw at Rahway, Arts Guild of Rahway, Rahway, NJ,
 - Painting: Process, Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall Univ. S. Orange, NJ
2007 - Sanctuary, Rupert Ravens Contemporary, Newark, NJ
2006 - Axis Gallery, New York, NY
 - Hungarian Cultural Center, New York, NY
2005 - University of the Arts, Philadelphia
 - Amos Eno Gallery, New York, NY
2003 - Art Can Be Dangerous to Your Health, Traffic Gallery at
 - Millenaris, Budapest, Hungary 
2002 - MEO Art Fair, Budapest, Hungary
 
RESIDENCY 
2017 - Express Newark - Artist in Residence, Newark NJ
 
PUBLIC ART PROJECTS
2015 - Barrier Beautification Program NYC DOT, Brooklyn, NY
2014 - 396 West Side Ave Mural, Jersey City, NJ
 - Gateway Project, Gateway Center, Newark NJ
 
EDUCATION
2004-06 - Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ, MFA 
1997-02 - University of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary, MFA  
 
WORKS IN COLLECTIONS
Vass Collection, Veszprem, Hungary
Yuko Nii Foundation Collection, Brooklyn, NY
Newark Print Shop Collection, Newark NJ
Eileen Kaminsky Family Foundation Collection
Andromeda Advantage NY
 
AWARDS 
2002 - Barcsay Prize
 
BENEFIT AUCTIONS
2017 19th Annual Postcards from the Edge, Visual Aids, Metro Pictures NY
2016 Index Art Center Benefit Auction
2015 Gala for the Arts Montclair Art Museum Benefit Auction
 
LECTURES, ARTIST TALKS 
2017 - Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University, Newark
 - Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
2016 - Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University, Newark
 - Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
2012 - Geometric Geography: What is Transnational About Abstraction,
 - Sheldon Museum, Lincoln, NE
 - Extrapolate: Suggestions of Tony Smith, The Pierro Gallery, 
 - Baird Center, S. Orange, NJ
2011 - Kedar Studio of Art, Newark
2010 - Rupert Ravens Contemporary, Newark
2008 - Painting: Process, Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall University
2006 - Hungarian Abstract Art, MSU, Montclair, NJ
 
BIBLIOGRAPHY
2022    Jeanne Brasile: Abstract Geometries at NJIT Is On Point, The Newarker
            Jonathan Goodman: abstract Geometries, Tussle Magazine
2018 - There Are Colors In Her Painting, by Zi Lin in Art Collection,
 - October /in Chinese/
2017 - Kati Vilim at Paul Robeson Galleries, by Jonathan Goodman,
 - Arte Fuse online
2015 - Solid Vision, by Al Sullivan, in Jersey City Reporter
   - Brendan Carroll: Radius of Action
2014 - Konstruktiv – Konkret, ART V. PREMIER, ISBN 978-963-12-0233-52013 
 - Artfolio 2013, Fine Art   Invest, ISSN 2062 36072012
 - HYCIDE magazine, Art Issue, interview
 - The Geometric Unconscious: A Century of Abstraction, edited by
 - Daniel Jorge Veneciano ISBN 978-0803240926
 - Jonathan Goodman: Material Tak, Artseen, in Brooklyn Rail, july-aug 
 - Brendan Carroll: Renewing Your Faith in Painting Hyperallergic
2011 - Brendan Carroll: “I Got Straight Edge”, in He Said She Said blog
2008 - Anonda Bell: Constructivist Impulses Today, in: Neo-Constructivism,
 - Art, Architecture ISBN: 978-0-9795167-2-6
2003 - Brigitta Muladi: “Szemben”, in UJ MUVESZET (Hungarian art  magazine)  - Vol.11, p.38.
 

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