Born in New Jersey to Hungarian immigrants. Currently living and working in Harrisonburg, Virginia.


Education

MFA candidate, James Madison University, Interdisciplinary Studio Art (anticipated 2022)

BFA University of Utah, Studio Art –Photography & Digital Imaging (2014)

Minor in Arts & Technology, Honors Certificate

BA University of Utah, Film and Media Arts, Honors Certificate (2014)


Residencies/Awards

AIR/HMC artist residency, Hungarian Multicultural Center, Budapest, Hungary (2021)

Phi Kappa Phi honor society membership (inducted 2021)

THRIVE/Advancing Intelligent Minds Grant, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA (2020)

"World of Co" Artist Residency; Sofia, Bulgaria, attended remotely (2020)

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Graduate Fellowship, (2020-2021)

Virginia Artists in the Marketplace Residency, StudioELL(NY, NY)/Arts Council of the Valley, Harrisonburg, VA (2018)

Director’s Award, Larkin Arts’ Annual Regional Juried Show, Harrisonburg, Virginia (2018)

Third place, University of Utah BFA Show, Salt Lake City, Utah (2011)

Salt Lake City Weekly “Arty”: Best Photography Exhibition, Salt Lake City, Utah (2009)

Utah Fine Arts Institute Scholarship, Salt Lake City, Utah (2007)

Utah Arts Council Jury Prize, Utah (2004)

Best of Show: Director of Photography, New York Student Film Festival, New York (1999)


Solo Exhibitions

The Burrow, Existing Real, Brooklyn, NY, video, audio, works on paper (2021)

Stephen Hess Gallery, Distorted Landscapes and Figures, Harrisonburg, VA –photo & video (2015)

Larkin Arts Wine-Riner Galleries, Reflexions, Harrisonburg, Virginia -photography (2015)

Silver Streak Eleven Reflexions, Contemporary Gallery, Tucson, Arizona -photography (2012)

Art Access Gallery, Reflexions, Salt Lake City, Utah –photography (2009)


Group Exhibitions

2020

Long Beach Island Foundation of Arts & Sciences, 22nd NJC: Works on Paper, Loveladies, NJ

-juried by Sarah Suzuki, photography,

Texas Photographic Society’s #NewVisions2020: A Student Show, TX, -photography

JMU Showcase of Graduate Student Scholarship and Creative Activity, VA, -audio piece


2019

Larkin Arts Wine-Riner Galleries, Bi-Annual Invitational Deck Show, H'burg, VA -mixed media

Sawhill Memorial Art Gallery, James Madison University, MFA Graduate Student Show, Harrisonburg, VA -photography

Larkin Arts Wine-Riner Galleries, Spitzer Member Show, Harrisonburg, VA -photography

Larkin Arts Wine-Riner Galleries, Art Lotto, Harrisonburg, VA -photography

Smith House Gallery, Arts Council of the Valley, VA-AIM 2018: PARTICIPATION, Harrisonburg, VA -video


2017

Larkin Arts Wine-Riner Galleries, Annual National Juried Exhibition, H'burg, VA -photography

Wooden Trout Gallery, Rotating Group Exhibition over 4 months, Harrisonburg, VA -photography

Larkin Arts Wine-Riner Galleries, Bi-Annual Invitational Deck Show, H'burg, VA -photography


2016

Arts Council of the Valley, First Night Invitational Show, Harrisonburg, Virginia -photography

Smith House Gallery, Arts Council of the Valley, Holiday Small Works Exhibition, VA-mixed media

Larkin Arts Wine-Riner Galleries, 1st Annual National Juried Exhibition, Harrisonburg, VA -mixed media

JanKossen Gallery, Faces: FRESH! New York, New York, Digital catalogue -photography

Park Gables Gallery, VMRC Annual Juried Exhibition, Harrisonburg, Virginia -photography

Sunset Studios, Spring Exhibit, Harrisonburg, Virginia -photography

Larkin Arts Wine-Riner Galleries, Annual Regional Juried Show, Harrisonburg, VA -photography


2015

Stephen Hess Gallery & Arts Council of the Valley, Progressive Party, H'burg, VA -photography

The Situation Room, Opening night screening, February 21, Los Angeles, California

-curated by Micol Hebron, video

Larkin Arts Wine-Riner Galleries, Annual Regional Juried Show, Harrisonburg, VA -photography


2014

Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Annual Gala, Salt Lake City, Utah -photography


2013

Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, POP Gala, Salt Lake City, Utah -photography

Art Access Gallery, 300 Plates, Salt Lake City, Utah -painting


2012

Art Access Gallery, Rose Park Artists, Salt Lake City, Utah -photography

Masonic Temple, Mudson-September 2012, Salt Lake City, Utah -screen dance video

The Leonardo Museum, Anikó Sáfrán Video screening, Salt Lake City, Utah -video

Nox Contemporary, Alternative Genres, Salt Lake City, Utah -video

Art Access Gallery, 300 Plates, Salt Lake City, Utah -painting

Dances Made to Order, invitational, online screen dance video competition, Los Angeles, CA


2011

Central Utah Arts Center Annex, ACross Process, Ephraim, Utah -photography

Masonic Temple, Mudson-October 2011, Salt Lake City, Utah -screen dance video

Williams Fine Art, Annual U of U Student Art Show, Salt Lake City, Utah -photography

Masonic Temple, Mudson-September 2011, Salt Lake City, Utah -screen dance video

Jancar Gallery, West of Center, Los Angeles, California -curated by Micol Hebron, photography

The Contemporary Museum, Walking Ground, Honolulu, Hawaii -photography

-in collaboration with Ernesto Pujol, one piece in his solo exhibit.

Gittens Gallery, University of Utah, On a Cellular Level, Salt Lake City, Utah -digital photography

Art Space Commons, BFA-Alt Show, Salt Lake City, Utah -photography, video

Springville Museum of Art, 87th Annual Utah Spring Salon, Springville, Utah -photography

Gittens Gallery, Univ. of Utah, Art Department Annual Student Show, SLC, UT -photography

Capitol Theatre, Ballet West Shoe-In 2011, Salt Lake City, Utah -alt. process photography

Mestizo Institute of Culture & Arts, Driven from the State (II), Salt Lake City -photography

Art Access Gallery, Driven from the State, Salt Lake City, Utah -photography


2010

Patrick Moore Gallery, Toy Stories, Salt Lake City, Utah -painting

Springville Museum of Art, 86th Annual Utah Spring Salon, Springville, Utah -photography

Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Painting Utah’s Mount Olympus, Salt Lake City, Utah -video

Felt Building, BFA-Alt-4x5, Salt Lake City, Utah -Multi-media installation, photography


2008

Kayo Gallery, Small Works Show, Salt Lake City, Utah -digital photography

Utah Arts Festival Gallery, Equinox, Salt Lake City, Utah -photography


2007

291 Pixel Gallery, Fall 2007, online gallery through Univ. of Utah, -drawing, animation

Phillips Gallery, University of Utah student show, Salt Lake City, Utah -photography


2004-2005

Utah Arts Council Traveling Exhibit, Utah -photography


2003

Hogle Zoo, Annual Art Exhibit, Salt Lake City, Utah. -photography


Performances

2020

Video-art series on multi-tasking, produced in Harrisonburg, Virginia


2019

Danielle Heckman’s Crop Circle project, Rockingham County, Virginia


2010

City Art Readings, Salt Lake City Public Library, Salt Lake City, Utah -prose

Ernesto Pujol’s Dreaming Kansas, Salina, Kansas -site-specific durational and improvisational performance

Ernesto Pujol’s Awaiting, Salt Lake City, Utah -site-specific durational performance

Wyn Pottratz’ New Recession Artist, Salt Lake City, Utah, -screen dance video


2008

Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues: “I was There in the Room,” University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah -stage play


2007-2009

Corinne Cappelletti’s New Pedestrians, Salt Lake City, Utah -choreographed movement

and site-specific improvisation performed monthly


2007

Car Nations, Red Light Books, Salt Lake City, Utah -site-specific improvisational performance trio

Andrea Robison’s The Source, Salt Lake City, Utah -independent video short


2006-2010

Ken Critchfield’s Seraphim, based in Salt Lake City, Utah -free-jazz ensemble with spoken word; statewide performances include: Utah Arts Festival (2009), Poor Yorick Studios (2008),

Project 337 (2007), Cabaret Voltage (2007)


Commissions

Jay Seegmiller, “Jay for Jobs” political campaign, Salt Lake City, Utah (2012)

Brad Stock, Atomic Clock, album promotional photography, Sun Tunnels, Utah (2012)

Jorge Rojas’ “Tortilla Oracle” art fundraising event for Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (2011)

Better Off with the Blues, Mean Old World, album art photography, Salt Lake City, Utah (2011)


Press

Aleda Johnson, “City Photographer Examines Distortion in Exhibit” Daily News Record (Harrisonburg, VA) 13 August 2015

Brian Staker, “Salt Lake City Arts & Entertainment - The Essentials: Anikó Sáfrán: Toy Stories” Salt Lake City Weekly 23 December 2010: 21.

Jaleh Ashfar, “Top 5 of 2009” Slug Magazine Issue 252, (Salt Lake City, UT) December 2009

Ehren Clark, “Salt Lake City Arts & Entertainment - The Essentials: Anikó Sáfrán: Reflexions” Salt Lake City Weekly 3 June 2009:21.

Publications

#new visions 2020: A Student Show, Juried by Paul Thulin-Jimenez, Texas Photographic Society: Coppell, TX, 2020.

Fresh! The Modern Portrait: Summer Group Show, July 7-August 17, 2016. 3rd Edition. JanKossen: New York, 2016.


Collections

private collections: New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Utah, Germany.


Motion Picture & Sound Production

The following lists full projects only; no “day playing” is included.


Writer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor 

-Short films/audio pieces produced as a graduate student at James Madison University

2019-2021

Coverage (working title), work in progress video artVirginia (2021)

Greer (working title)10 min abstracted narrative video art, Virginia, in progress (ip)

Underfoot: Cooking with Paprika, 20 minute video art, Virginia (2020)

Dirty Work, 5 min video art, Virginia (2020)

Virus Propagation in My Mailbox, 11 min audio piece, Virginia (2020)

It’s a Physiological Fact: Housework Makes You Happy, 13 min video art, Virginia (2020)


-Short films produced independently:                                          

2011-2015

Tides, 6.5 min narrative video art, Virginia (2015)

Metronome 104.193, 9 min video art, Utah (2012)

Falling, 8 min screen dance video, Utah (2012)

Untitled, 22 min video art, Utah (2011)

-Short films produced as a student at the University of Utah Film & Dance depts.:

2004-2010

Memory, 2.5 min screen dance, Utah (2010)

Capoeira, 7.5 min dance documentary, Utah (2010)

The Transcendentalist, 6 min screen dance video, Utah (2010)

Peace, Order, Focus, 8 min video art, Utah (2010)

Print, Scan, Repeat, 1.5 min video art, Utah (2008)

Orange & Red, 3 min narrative, Utah (2004)

Mike Bernard, 4 min documentary, Utah (2004)

First Date, 4 min narrative, Utah (2004)


Producer, Editor Assistant (video)

Utah Navajo Health Services , public service program, Dir. Jamie Harvey, Utah (2002)


Cinematographer

The Source (video)independent short , Dir. Andrea Robison, Utah (2007)

Dioscuri (16 mm film)full-length feature (MA proj.), Dir. Christopher Foley, New York (1997)


Production Designer

Hansel and Gretel (HDV)full-length feature (MA proj.), Dir. Chris Lee, Utah (2010)


Editor

Psychotherapists Face to Face, web video series, American Psychological Association, California (2010)

Utah’s Mount Olympus, 10 min loop, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, UT (2010)


Assistant Director

Antarctica, 6 min video (MFA project ), Dir. Wyn Pottratz, Utah (2012)


Camera Operator (video)

Instructional Media Services, various videos, University of Utah, Utah (2004-05)

Instructional Media Services, live broadcasts, University of Utah, Utah (2004-05)

Colortone Audio & Video, video and broadcasts, various Directors, Utah (2002)


1st Assistant Camera (35mm, 16mm, video, miniatures, motion control) 

The Fellowship of the Ring, cinema feature, DP. Alex Funke, New Zealand (2000-01)

The Two Towers, cinema feature, DP. Alex Funke, New Zealand (2000-01)

The Return of the King, cinema feature, DP. Alex Funke, New Zealand (2000-01)

Sundance Institute, filmmakers lab, DP. Rob Humphreys, Utah (1999)

Numerous, television commercials, DP. Mark Foggetti, New York (1997)

Strong Health Care, television commercial, DP. Tim Brown New York (1997)

ABC Kids; Regal, television commercials, DP. Steven D. Smith, California (2002)


2nd Assistant Camera/Loader (35mm, 16mm, video)

Zurich Financial, television commercial, DP. Steve Colby, Utah (1999)

Peugeot, television commercial, DP. Peter Suschitski, Utah (1999)

Mars Ice Cream Bars, television commercial, DP. Rob Sweeney, Utah (1999)

Deseret News, television commercial, DP. Bruce Aoki, Utah (1999)

Knott’s Berry Farm, television commercial, DP. Bruce Aoki, California (1999)

Partners in Crime, video release feature, DP. Stevan Larner, Utah (1999)

The Substitute 3, HBO feature presentation, DP. Barry Wilson, Utah (1998)

Shepherd, cinema feature, DP. Chris Walling, Utah (1998)

Legend of Cryin’ Ryan, cinema feature, DP. Mark Foggetti, New York (1997)

Kodak Best Light, industrial commercial, DP. Don Strine, New York (1997)

Numerous and various, television commercials, DP. Mark Foggetti, New York (1996-1997)

Robin Cook’s Invasion, ABC movie of the week, DP. Bryan England, Arizona (1996)

A Mother’s Justice, ABC movie of the week, DP. Eric van Haren Noman, Arizona (1995)

Bonneville Productions, PSA, DP. Reed SmootUtah (1995)

Nothing Lasts Forever, CBS Miniseries, DP. Ron Orieux, Utah (1995)

Touched by an Angel, CBS television series, DP. Karl Herrmann, Utah (1994)

Phoenix News Channel 3, television commercial, Arizona (1994)

NBA MTV Slam Jams, MTV promotion, Arizona (1994)


Video Assist / Script Assistant / Production Assistant 

Con Air, cinema feature, Dir. Simon West, Utah/Nevada (1996)

Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS television series, DP. Karl Kases, Texas (1994)

Top Dog, cinema feature, DP. Joao Fernandez, California (1994)


Documentation (still and/or video photography)

Dreaming Kansas, performance art, Ernesto Pujol, Kansas (2010)

Modern Dance Dept., dance performances, University of Utah, Utah (2010)                 


Audio Assistant

Awaiting, performance art audio, E. Pujol/Rosi Hayes, Utah (2010)