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Csilla Sadloch. Image courtesy of the artist.

"I suppose the adage of 'paint what you know' holds true for me. My daily dose of nature informs my abstract inclinations."
-Csilla Sadloch

Born in Budapest, Hungary, Csilla Sadloch immigrated to the United States as a child, ultimately settling down in Bucks County. While she does not cite a direct influence on her work, many artists have made their mark- the tension of Balthus and Eric Fischl, Richard Hennessey's ability to play with depth, and the haunting landscapes of April Gornik. A graduate of Montclair State University with a degree in Fine Art, she has been painting strictly in oils since 2000, when she realized it was the perfect medium to use in her quest to paint with great detail and depth. She works in a very organic style painting plants, using their natural curves and lines to, as she refers to it, "create a complex, intertwining, rhythmic arrangement of forms." She is inspired by the densely vegetated woods near her home where she takes walks with her dog. While flora may provide inspiration, her paintings are neither still life nor landscape. Instead, they are intricate and multifaceted renderings of arrangements that have elements of both. As Sadloch explains, "I don't wish to paint landscapes but rather a felt, remembered space. I strive to do it as lovingly as I can."

Csilla Sadloch. Image courtesy of the artist.

Education & Community

Education and Training
Montclair State University, BA in Fine Arts, Montclair, New Jersey, 1977
Art Students' League, New York, New York

Teachers and Influences
Major teachers: Jonathan Silver, Peter Barnett, and Pat Lay
Influences: Balthus, Eric Fischl, April Gornik and Richard Hennessey

Connection to Bucks County
Prior to beginning to paint full time in 1997, Csilla Sadloch was an active arts volunteer and teacher in Bucks County for 15 years. She lectured regularly, as part of "Art Goes to School," in the Pennsbury School District and acted as artist-in-residence at the Pennsbury High School.

Colleagues and Affiliations
Artists Pat Martin, Barbara Osterman, Lisa Manheim and Mary Blackey


Major Solo Exhibitions
Woodmere Art Museum, Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania, 2002
Schmidt/Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2006

Major Group Exhibitions
Phillips' Mill, New Hope, Pennsylvania, 1988
Perkins Art Center: Works on Paper
, Moorestown, New Jersey, 1990
Blue Mountain Gallery, New York, New York, 1993
Abington Art Center, Abington, Pennsylvania, 1993
Ellarslie Open, Trenton, New Jersey, 1994
Bianco Gallery, Annual Exhibition, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 1996
Prallsville Mill Annual, Stockton, New Jersey, 1997
NOVA: Galaxy of Stars Exhibit
, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 1997
Ceres Gallery, Ceres Third Annual National Juried Exhibition, New York, New York, 1998
Trenton Artists Workshop Association Invitational
, Ellarslie City Museum, Trenton, New Jersey, 1998
Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey, February 2001
Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 2001
Creative Artist Network, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2000-2002
Art Center for Southern New Jersey, Marlton, New Jersey, October 2002
Emerging Artist Series: Solo Show, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 2002
Small Works Show, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 2003
Schmidt Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 2003
State of the Art: A Mid-Atlantic Overview, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, Virginia, January 2005


Teaching and Professional Appointments
Teacher, private lessons to young children and adults, 1982-1997
Volunteer Lecturer, "Art Goes to School," Pennsbury School District, 1985-1994
Artist-In-Residence, Pennsbury High School, Pennsbury School District, 1994-1997

Major Awards
Best in Show, Prallsville Mill Annual, Stockton, New Jersey, 1997
Two Year Service Grant, Creative Artist Network, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2002
Second Place Award, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Visual Arts Fellow, Independence Foundation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003

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