KATALIN GERGO

Kathy (Katalin) Gergo was a senior instructor in watercolor and drawing at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts from 1983 until 2005.

Originally from Hungary, she began her formal art education in Budapest and continued in the United States at the Cleveland Institute of Art, and in New Orleans through independent studies with Edgar A. Whitney, Milford Zomes, Robert E. Wood, Auseklis Ozols and others. She came to the United States in 1957 and lived in New Orleans for 45 years. In addition to her position at NOAFA, she taught and organized workshops and painting retreats in the Smoky Mountains, New Mexico, the Gulf Coast and the Louisiana swamps. She exhibited her work in one-person shows, invitational, regional and juried competitions, and is represented in numerous private and public collections worldwide.

Her final exhibition "TRANSITION", in October 2015 at the Academy Gallery, "showcases nature in change: slumping river banks along a Mississippi creek, Louisiana cypress trees with decaying bases and cliffs eroding in the New Mexico desert. The muted colors of the acrylics express the 'dark uncertainty' that Gergo said pervaded her works as she prepared for this exhibition for the past two years." (R. Stephanie Bruno, The Advocate)

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