ABOUT

BIOGRAPHY
 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

 

Suzanne Csikos-Nagy (Suzanne C. Nagy)  was born in Hungary and is an American film producer, environmental artist, and curator who lives and works in New York City. Her work has been widely exhibited internationally, including The National Museum in PoznanLudwig Museum BudapestBarcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, Palazzo Guicciardini Bongianni, Art Avenue, New York University, Osprey Foundation Florida, and other institutions.

 

She moved to the United States in 1978.

She has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Budapest University. She was a student of professor Istvan Nemeskürty and received a diploma in 1977 as a filmmaker, a film producer, and a film writer. She also studied art at the Art Students League of New York between 1980 and 1982.

 

She represented the Hungarian film industry, Hungarofilm, for the US territory between 1978 and 1983. 

In 1983, she formed her own company and co-produced the film Grizzly II: Revenge (also known as Grizzly II: The Concert) in Hungary in 1983. As a movie producer, she worked with talents such as George Clooney, Laura Dern, Louis Fletcher, and Charlie Sheen. The film was not finished until 2020, when she entered into a distribution agreement with Gravitas Venture International. 

Suzanne C. Nagy is president of Gallery Les Looms and Art Haz Gallery, curating fine art and European art. 

Her mission as an environmental artist is the most important for her, especially to promote the danger Mankind is facing in this turbulent time.

Art is a weapon with a force of power that influences us; therefore, her mission is the most serious

commitment that she wants to keep for the rest of her life. 

Today, Nagy is internationally acclaimed as one of the first environmental artists who questioned how unchecked pollution threatens our water, soil, and air quality. Her works mix traditional art and technology. They stand as poetic contemplations about the environmental consequences of the industry. 

On February 24, 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine, an event that shook the world.

Her immediate reaction was to work on Peace and Hope, a new series of work.

She is married and a member of the Yale Club.

Websites: www.suzannecnagy.com and www.suzannecn.com

 

Publications: Tale of the Clock 1995 (with 42 artworks)

                  Pollution/Remediation 2012 (with lightboxes and photographs)

                  Swimming Among Sharks 2020 (history of the making of the Grizzly 2 movie)

Film: Producer and Executive Producer of Grizzly II: Revenge movie.

ARTIST'S STATEMENT
 

AN EARLY ENVIRONMENTAL ARTIST

 

Suzanne C. Nagy is an internationally acclaimed early environmental artist who lives in New York City and runs several successful enterprises. She has a multifaceted capability to see the world from a very distinguished angle. From “2 dimensions to 5 dimensions”, she envisions and shapes far more realistic problems and reflects them into the future. Her works are transparent and unique by the formulation of time capsules and light objects that make the viewers mesmerized until the viewer realizes the subject. She is stretching the human ability by missing to understand the danger that industrialization brought to us. 

 

Today, as part of the COVID-19 experience, she is looking for a new balance that will drive us for changes.

 

She has a Bachelor’s degree in economics, and she finished studying art in New York Art League when she settled in the village in 1978. In Hungary, she also studied film, dramaturg, and filmmaking and got her second diploma in 1977. She was the producer for Grizzly II. Revenge movie with an incredible casting; George Clooney, Laura Dern, Charlie Sheen, John Rise Davies, Louse Fletcher, Deborah Forman, among other big names. She finished the movie 37 years later and sold it. www.grizzlyII.revenge.com  has all the details about the process of what happened and how she was able to make it to the top.

 

She believes in a positive end for Mankind and believes that the human spirit will make sacrifices in our turbulent time. 

 

She participated in numerous art events promoting her mission, including solo shows and museum exhibitions.

 

Please visit www.suzannecnagy.com and www.suzannecn.com 

 

Her strategy and execution -- She researches and studies before creating art. Her works are not impulsive, but after she visualizes a topic, she lets her feeling take over. Her issues are always current and urgent. She reacts to essential matters, not taking a passive role in what is happening around us, in politics, the economy, living standers, and the future. She documents our information-driven society stating that we are not victims, frozen; we are participants. Her constructiveness and rich executions align with her testimonial: “I enjoy the flow of my subconscious and the freedom of my feelings after I am comfortable with the subject.”

ARTWORKS AND CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY

 

The artist believes that she has a mission and an essential role in promoting environmental-related issues. She goes back in history, and from the 1980's she developed a unique method, a very tedious process to create 3-dimensional transparent artworks. Her industrial lightboxes as testament are her signature works that make us deeply think about the past 150 years of the industrial by-product. Lately, she does acrylic on canvas work promoting planting trees all over the world. Her multi variable installations consist of 10-12 same size artworks built like a tree that could be reshuffled as per her belief that we have time to change the course of events. Participation and world vision is her advice. Her work comes with a pinewood frame and a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist. The light boxes and light panels are numbered since she successfully sold her most popular unique works in the past already—even these works which have been numbered never look the same because the epoxy dries differently. Therefore the texture and lighting come out different. She is continually experimenting with various media like car tires, tree roots and trunks, and many other ways to promote the same environmental awareness.