Dobranyi & Hegyi Foundation
(former Ildiko Dobranyi Foundation)



1953 Budapest - 2016 Budapest


1978 Graduated at the Hungarian Academy of Applied Arts, Budapest

2003-2006 Doctor School, Art Theory, Moholy-Nagy University of Arts and Design (MOME)

2008 DLA (Doctor of Liberal Arts)


1992 Biannual Textile Exhibition, Szombathely, Special Prize

2000 Biannual Textile Exhibition, Szombathely, Special Prize

2005 Karpit 2, Budapest, Special Prize

2008 "Ferenczi Noémi" Award, Budapest


Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest

Christian Museum, Esztergom

Ministry of Culture, Budapest

Collection of the Raiffeisen Bank, Budapest

Rippl-Rónay Museum, Kaposvár

King Stephen Museum, Székesfehérvár

Gallery of Szombathely


Ministry of Defence, Budapest

Hungarian National Bank, Budapest

Membership in Professional Organizations

1986 Member of Association of Hungarian Fine Artists

1997 Member of Association of Hungarian Tapestry Artists (MKE)

1998 Member of A.A.R.T. (L'Association Arts et Réalisations Techniques), France

1998 Member of ATA (American Tapestry Alliance), USA

2007 Member of ETN (European Textile Network)

2015 Member of the public body of the Hungarian Academy of Arts

Selected individual exhibitions:

1991 Feszek Gallery, Budapest

1993 Balassi Gallery, Budapest

1994 Peter-Paul Gallery, Szentendre

1996 Gallery of National Office for Protection of Monuments

1999 Dorottya Gallery, Budapest

2008 Ponton Gallery, Budapest

2017 Christian Museum, Esztergom

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Selected group exhibitions:

1980 + / - Gobelin, Szombathely, Hungary

1982 Contemporary Hungarian Textile Arts, Oslo

1983 Contemporary Hungarian Textile Arts, Moscow

1983 Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris

1983 Hungarian Textile Arts, Knoxwill, USA

1985 Hungarian Gobelins 1945-1985, Palace of Exhibitions, Budapest

1986 Duna Imports, Los Angeles

1986 Hungarian Gobelins, Riga

1987 Contemporary Hungarian Textile Arts, Nothingham, UK

1989 Hungarian Textile Arts, Paris

1992 Hungary Festival in Japan "92", Metropolitan Art Space, Tokyo

1993 Deuxiemme Triennale Internationale de Tournai, Belgien

1993 Hungarian Textile Arts, Barcelona, Spain

1994 Festival Internationale de la Tapisserie, Beuvais, France

1996 Hungarian Textile Arts, Gallery Blackfish, Portland, USA

1996 National Anthem as Tapestries, Sándor Palace, Budapest

1998 American Tapestry Biennial II, Atlanta Georgia, USA

1999 Festival Internationale de la Tapisserie, Beuvais, France

1999 Europalia Hungaria, Mons, Belgien

2000 Europalia Hungaria, Budapest

2000 American Tapestry Biennial III, Cincinnati Ohio, USA

2000 American Tapestry Biennial III, Bayeaux Gallery, Denver Colorado, USA

2001 International Millennial Contemporary Tapestry Exhibition "KARPIT", Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest

2001 Half-Passed 12: Moments in Tapestry, St. Charles, Illionis, USA

2002 Exhibition of MKE in the Palace of Nations, Geneve, Switzerland

2002 Festival Internationale de la Tapisserie, Beauvais, France

2002 "Kárpit" Hungarian Tapestry Exhibition, Vancouver, Canada

2002 American Tapestry Biennial IV, Vancouver, Canada

2002 American Tapestry Biennial IV, William D. Cannon Art Gallery, Carlsbad, California, USA

2003 American Tapestry Biennial IV, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, USA

2003 L’Art de la Fibre, la Fibre de L’Art Exhibition, Paris, France

2004 "By Hand in the Electronic Age: Contemporary Tapestry" The Textile Museum, Washington DC, USA

2005 Artapestry; Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Aalborg, Denmark;

2005 "Kárpit2" Metamorphoses, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest

2006 Artapestry; Deutsches Textilmuseum, Krefeld, Germany;

2006 Artapestry; Musée Jean Lurcat et de la tapisserie contemporaine, Angers, France;

2006 American Tapestry Biennial VI, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

2006 American Tapestry Biennial VI, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, Washington, USA

2007 American Tapestry Biennial VI, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, California, USA

2008 Artapestry2; Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Aalborg, Denmark;

2008 "Dia-Louge" 6th International Textile Art Triennal Exhibition, Tournai, Belgium

2009 Artapestry2. West Norway Museum of Decorative Art, Bergen, Norway

2010 Artapestry2. Musée Jean-Lurçat, Angers, France

2013 New Art of the Loom. Musée des Maîtres et Artisans du Québec, Montreal, Canada

2013 New Art of the Loom. Hilliard University Art Museum, Lafayette, USA

2013 New Art of the Loom. Galerie Montcalm, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada

2013 New Art of the Loom. Frostburg State University, Roper Art Gallery, Maryland, USA

2013 New Art of the Loom. The Appleton Museum, Ocala, Florida, USA

2013 New Art of the Loom. Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

2013 New Art of the Loom. The Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft, Louisville, Kentucky, USA

2014 New Art of the Loom. George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, USA

2014 Andras, Edit: In the Hearth of Europe: Hungarian Tapestry Art. Web exhibition part of ATA’s Laffer Curatorial Program, USA

2014 Asie Europe 2. Deutsches Textilemuseum, Krefeld, Germany

2014 Asie Europe 2. Musée Jean-Lurçat, Angers, France

2014 Asie Europe 2. Janina Monkute-Marks museum, Kedainiai, Latvia

2014 Historical and Contemporary Tapestries in Hungary, Christian Museum, Esztergom, Hungary

2015 Textile Curator. Web exhibition,, Helen Adams, Kuala Lumpur, Malasya

2016 Permanent Exhibition, Christian Museum, Esztergom, Hungary

2016-2017 In the Mood for Colours. Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest

2016-2017 Selection From the Newest Pieces of the Textile Collection of the Gallery of Szombathely, Gallery of Szombathely, Hungary

2017 KARPIT3 Apocalypse or Global Sustainability, Gallery Vigadó, Budapest

2017 Hungarian Cultural Days, Azerbaijan Carpet Museum, Baku, Azerbaijan

2017 Ibolya Hegyi (1953-2016) Tapestry Artist: Woven Times

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Woven Times, Ildiko Dobranyi Foundation; 2017 Budapest, pp. 1-112.

Ibolya Hegyi: Az idő szövete, Scolar Publishing; 2012 Budapest pp. 1-159. (in Hungarian)


2003 Ibolya Hegyi: The Art of Threads, the Threads of Art, Hungarian Applied Art, 2003/2

2004 Ibolya Hegyi: By Hand in the Electronic Age. Newsletter of the Museums, April 2004

2005 Ibolya Hegyi: Karpit II. Metamorphoses. Newsletter of the Museums, January 2005

2005 Ibolya Hegyi: Woven Narratives, Yearbook of the Historical Museum of Textile and Cloth Industry, 2005

2006 Ibolya Hegyi: Karpit2 International Exhibition, Hungarian Applied Art, 2006/1

2007 Ibolya Hegyi: The Change of the Language of Tapestry in the Turn of the Century. Tillmann J.A. (ed.) Forming Space, Forming Objects 3, Terc, Bp., 2007

2007 Ibolya Hegyi: Rebirth and Tradition; Tapestry Topics, Winter 2007 Vol 33 No 4

2008 Ibolya Hegyi: Alternative Renaissance; Catalogue of Ildiko Dobranyi "Forever", Christian Museum, 1987, pp. 18-20

2008 Ibolya Hegyi: Ildiko Dobranyi (1948-2007); Tapestry Topics, Winter 2008, Vol34 No4, pp19-20

2008 Ibolya Hegyi: The Web of Time. DLA Dissertation, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest

2008 Ibolya Hegyi: Ildikó Dobrányi (1948-2007) ATA Tapestry Topics, Winter 2008

2011 Ibolya Hegyi: Web of Europe, Ildiko Dobranyi Foundation - Museum of Applied Art, 2011

2014 Ibolya Hegyi: Asie - Europe 2, Contemporary Textile Exhibition in the Musée Jean-Lurcat et de la Contemporaine in Angers; Magyar Iparművészet, 2014/9 pp.43-44.

2014 Ibolya Hegyi - Katalin Schulcz: "Web of Europe" a Symbolic Project; Hungarian Applied Art, 2014/4 pp.20-23.

2014 Ibolya Hegyi: Historical and Contemporary Tapestries in Hungary, Exhibition in the Christian Museum in Esztergom; Hungarian Applied Art, 2014/4 pp.16-19.

2015 Ibolya Hegyi: No Hope No Fear, Farewell from Gizela Solti (1931-2015) Tapestry Artist; Hungarian Applied Art, 2015/4 pp.44-46.

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2008 The Web of Time. DLA Dissertation, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest, Ponton Gallery

2008 A Collective Experience of Tapestry; Conference on European Contemporary Tapestry and Textile Art, Paris, 1-2. dec. 2008

2009 Plea for Broader Cooperation, ETN Conference, Hasslach

2011 The Hungarian Tradition of Tapestry in the 20th Century, Web of Europe Conference, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest,

2012 Woven Picture - in the Mirror of the Centuries of European Art, National Gallery, Budapest


1981 Fitz, P: 6-th Biennial in Szombathely, Textilkunst, 1981 No. 1.

1996 Schulcz, K: Tapestry on sky and earth..., Atrium 1996/6

1998 Sharon Marcus: Tapestry at Fernbank, American Tapestry Biennial II, Atlanta GA, USA

1998 Pamela Blume: An Ancient Form, Harmoniously Rethought The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Aug. 21, 1998; Q8

1998 Pat Poggy: A personal view of Harmony and Encore, Tapestry Topics, ATA; Fall, 1998 Vol.XIV, Issue 3

1999 Kröhnke, H. Jochimsen: 4th International Tapestry Festival, Beauvais, ETN Textilforum 4/99

2000 Istvan, Hajdu: Hungarian Fine Arts at the Turn of the Millennium: The Raiffesen Collection; Athenaeum 2000, Budapest, 71-72.

2001 Catalogue of the International Millennial Contemporary Exhibition "TAPESTRY", Budapest

2001 Rebecca Stevens / Beatrijs Sterk: Karpit-Tapestry, an exhibition in Budapest, ETN Textilforum 3/2001

2002 Perrine Dievall: Un Christ nouveau á Buzanval Le Courrier Picard, 29/07/2002

2002 Edit Andras: The Path of Self-Actualization Art Today, XIII/11, November, 2002 pp. 12-15

2002 Edit Andras: Knotted, 4. American Tapestry Biennial, Vancouver, Canada OCTOGON Architecture Design, 2002/5 p. 140.

2003 Kate Callen: Tapestry Biennial IV, American Craft, 2003 Feb/Mar, pp76-81

2004 Linda Hales: The Warp and Weft of Modern Times: Contemporary Tapestry at Textile Museum; The Washington Post, 2004, March 27

2004 Michael O'Sullivan: Woven With Threads of Meaning, The Washington Post; 2004 Sept. 3

2004 Micala Sidore: By Hand in the Electronic Age; Tapestry Topics, Fall 2004, pp15-18

2004 Sinkovics, Péter: Weaving of Thoughts, Convesation with Ildikó Dobrányi, Edit András and Rebecca A. T. Stevens; New Art, 2004 aug, pp26-29

2004 Lydia Fraser-Rebecca Stevens: Tapestry - Yesterday and Today, Shuttle Spindle and Dyepot; Spring 2004, pp. 34-41

2005 Thomas Cronenberg: ARTAPESTRY, Contemporary Tapestries from around Europe with a Focus on Traditional Technique; ETN Textilforum, 3/2005, September, pp23-24

2005 Micala Sidore: Aesthetic Influences; Tapestry Topics, Summer 2005, Vol31 No2, pp3-18

2005 Edit, Andras: Contemporary Hungarian Tapestry in International Context. In: Tapestry Art in Hungary. Published jointly by Vince Books and The Association of Hungarian Tapestry Artists; 2005 Budapest; pp. 165 - 188.

2005 Pálosi, Judit (ed): Tapestry Art in Hungary; Published jointly by Vince Books and The Association of Hungarian Tapestry Artists; 2005 Budapest

2006 Erzsebet Marton: The Golden Spiral; ETN Textilforum, 1/2006, March pp. 8-9

2006 Paper of Shelly Goldsmith, Juror; American Tapestry Biennial Six, Catalogue, p3.

2008 Borsos, Mihály: Expositio II. Vince Books, 2008, pp. 82-85

2008 Kürthy, Emese: Women's Job. 2008-01-05

2009 Jessica Hemmings: Artapestry2 European Tapestry Forum, Bergen, Crafts, July/August 2009: pp. 70-71

2011 Mathison Fiona, Penney Caron, Wilcox Timothy (ed): Tapestry: A Woven Narrative, 2011 pp. 98-99.

2014 de Loisy Françoise: De La Impermanence. Asie Europe 2. [catalogue], Musée Jean Lurçat, 2014, 7

2014 István, Mária: The Web of Europe, a Symbolic Venture. Hungarian Applied Art, 2014/4, pp. 17-19.

2016 András, Edit: The Web of Time. Remembering Ibolya Hegyi (1953–2016);; 2016-03-25

2016 Thomas Cronenberg: In Memoriam: Ibolya Hegyi;; 2016

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