Gabor L. Nagy was born in Hungary in 1945. He was educated in Canada, graduating in 1974 with a degree in regional planning from the University of Alberta. His interest in art led him to continue his education through workshops and courses in design, drawing and painting. Nagy began to paint seriously in 1968. His work evolved through the media of watercolour, gouache, acrylics and, eventually, oils. Nagy believes art is a way of life that one must evolve into. It is an accumulative body of knowledge with roots that are deeply imbedded in the past.
A formally trained artist working in Canada, Marilyn's studio practice includes painting, mixed media works on paper, sculpture, and installation, with painting as the focus. Nilsson Grabinsky describes her work as abstract, gestural, and highly textured. In all of her work, colour is important as an expressive statement, and texture invites the viewer into the space of the work. Marilyn's intention is to create images with an aura of immediacy and emotion.
Conceptually, Nilsson Grabinsky's works are driven by ideas about identity, relationships, and place; but paramount is the sheer visceral pleasure of making.