Teresa Hunyadi

Austrian wood sculptor, artist and maker working between Scotland, The Netherlands and Austria. Studied wood carving at Universities in Austria and Japan, and teaching at the Design Department of Edinburgh College of Art, UK.


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solo exhibitions

2023 – (upcoming) Museum for contemporary history Hacker Haus, Sept-Nov, AT
2023 – Wohnzimmer of Kunstverein Baden, July & Aug, AT
2019 – Places of Comfort, Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh, UK, Video: Places of Comfort
2017 – On Masks, Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh, UK, Video: On Masks
2017 – Heimspiel, Landespflegeheim Baden bei Wien, AT
2015 – Teresa Hunyadi, International Office at Joshibi University of Arts and Design, Sagamihara, JP

invited talks

2022 – Speaker of the Symposium ‘Realities of Geometries’, The Visual Science of Art Conference (VSAC), Aug, NL
2022 – Edinburgh Tool Library, July, UK
2022 – Team building/training event at Buurman Utrecht, March, NL
2021 – Home and Heart event by Edinburgh International Festival, November, UK
2021 – Material Deformations of Penrose Tiling in cooperation with Dave Murray-Rust at the Mathematics and Arts Symposium during the annual meeting of the German Mathematical Society and the Austrian Mathematical Society, October, DE

residencies / scholarships / research trips 

2020 – Residency at Sturt, NSW Australia, April until July – cancelled due to COVID-19
2018 – Rome Scholarship of Royal Society of British Artists, Italy, July  RBA Rome Blog
2017 – Residency at Caol Ruadh Scottish Sculpture Park, March, UK
2017 – Research Trip in The Gambia on maskings, masks and local timber, January and February
2015 – Research Trip in Japan, on Eastern and Western form language in traditional wood carvings, July and August

group exhibitions

2023 – Natur, Dokumentationszentrum fuer moderne Kunst NÖ, June-Aug, AT
2022 – Betwixt and Between, Ausstellungsbruecke, St. Poelten, AT
2021 – Parallel Vienna, Vienna, AT
2021 – Current, White Space Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
2021 – Schwebend, Kunstverein Baden, AT
2021 – Lentesalon, Prinsenkwartier, Delft, NL
2020 – Changing Tides, SSA, Edinburgh, UK
2020 – You Are Here, International online group exhibition / Curators: Kate Trafeli and James Stewart
2020 – Hulabhaig Uig Open: Re-imagined, UK
2019 – St Columba’s Hospice Annual Art Exhibition, Edinburgh, UK
2019 – Caol Ruadh Scottish Sculpture Park, UK
2019 – Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition, Invited Guest Artist, London, UK
2019 – Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, streetside space, UK
2018 – mengenMengen, Kunstverein Baden, AT
2018 – RBA Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries London, UK
2018 – RBA Rising Stars, Framers Gallery London, UK
2017 – Grown Together, St. Margaret’s House, Edinburgh, UK
2017 – Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts Annual Exhibition, UK 
2017 – Hortus Redux, Caol Ruadh Sculpture Park, UK
2017 – Annual Exhibition, Paisley Art Institute, UK
2016 – The Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition, Edinburgh, UK
2016 – North Ayrshire Open Art exhibition, Eglinton Park, UK
2016 – Annual Exhibition, Paisley Art Institute, UK
2015 – 16X, Gallery Peithner-Lichtenfels, Vienna, AT
2014 – Homepake, University of Applied Arts Vienna, AT
2014 – Junge Kunst Parcours, Brotfabrik, Vienna, AT
2013 – Ich sehe deine Worte nicht in Farbe, University of Applied Arts Vienna, AT
2013 – Pique-nique, Festival à Corps, Poitiers, FR
2012 – UpSideDown & Co, Festival à Corps, Poitiers, FR
2011 – Homepake, University of Applied Arts Vienna, AT
2011 – Essence, Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, AT
2010 – Take a Seat Make a Seat, Habari – Vienna Design Week, AT


2015 – Exchange semester at the department of Sculpture, Joshibi University of Arts and Design, Japan.

2010 to 2015 – Bachelor and Masters Degree with distinction (Mag.art) from University of Applied Arts Vienna at the department of Art and Education. Dual Majors in Design, Architecture and Environment (Design and Technology) and Art and Communication Practices (Fine Arts). Specialisation in Material Studies (Ceramic and Wood).

2007 to 2009 – Diploma with distinction in Graphic Design, from Die Graphische Leyserstraße, Vienna, Austria.


Edinburgh College of Art, Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam, X – TU Delft, Centre for Fine Woodworking – UK, Kunstenhuis Zeist – NL,  Sturt Winter School – NSW Australia (cancelled due to COVID-19), The Forge UK – Community maker space, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop – Bill Scott Sculpture Centre


community projects 

In Touch Tours, sculpture exhibitions, events and guided artist tours designed for access by touch and presented for blind, partially sighted and sighted people. See below.

Leading the participatory sculpture project ‘Woodland Choir’. This involved taking a fabulous group of 21 students of Kilmodan Primary School, Argyll Scotland, on a two-week journey to co-create a sound sculpture.

Volunteering in support of Reforestation on Holy Isle on Scotland’s West Coast.

Initiating an Art Sale at Kunstverein Baden, Austria, with its fund going to The Sewing Cooperative in Rome, Italy.

Being the invited curator for ‘Chiselled’, an exhibition in support of the stone carving community in Edinburgh, UK at the RGI Kelly Gallery Glasgow.

work with blind and partially sighted

Teresa Hunyadi ensures, as best she can, that her exhibitions are set up in a way that people are invited to touch her work. This naturally extends out to blind and partially sighted audiences.

With 2018 Lynn Cowan and Teresa Hunyadi started to organise sculpture exhibitions and guided artist tours called In Touch Tours. These events are specifically designed for access by touch and presented for blind, partially sighted and sighted people. Using touch as the predominant sense of exploring artwork, these events focus on experiencing different materials as the starting point. As far as possible our events support autonomous explorations. Past exhibitions with invited artists:

Fired | 2019 | with sculptors  Annie Campbell, Pablo Carrion Delgado, Jenny Pope, Hans K. Clausen and Kjersti Sletteland.
Hand Held | 2019 | with sculptors Kate Ive, Bethany Marett, Gordon Munro and Maja Quille.
Stone Works | 2018 | with sculptors Alasdair Thomson, Alex Lopez, Elaine Sosinka, Fiona Maher, GianPiero Franchi, Gordon Hunter, Ramsay Imlach, Simon Burn Cox, Stan Wilson, Tom Kay and Tommy Thomson.

Great thanks goes to Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop for their support of these events as well as to funding from The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and The City of Edinburgh Council.

awards / funding / grants

2022 – Fonds Quadrat and Mondriaan-Fonds, funding for website updates, NL
2022 – Werktuig PPO, subsidies for specialist training in wood turning, NL
2019 – Project Fund with Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop for In Touch Tours, UK
2018 – Marianne von Werther Memorial Award, London RBA, UK
2018 – Nathan David Award for Sculpture, London RBA, UK
2017 – Emerging Artists Bursary Scheme 2017/18, City of Edinburgh Council and Creative Scotland,  UK
2017 – Milly & Benno Shotz Award for a young Sculptor, Glasgow RGI, UK
2017 – Beltane Studios Foundry Award, Paisley, UK
2016 – Visual Artist Award, City of Edinburgh Council and Creative Scotland, UK
2016 – McKay Award, Paisley, UK
2015 – Continuous support from Colin Lindsay-MacDougall and Sarah Suttie, UK
2015 – Emanuel und Sofie Fohn-Stipendienstiftung, Vienna, AT
2015 – Michael Zoller-Stiftung, Niederösterreich, AT
2015 – Siegfried Ludwig-Fonds, Niederösterreich, AT
2013 – Förderstipendium, University of Applied Arts Vienna, AT