Reka Nyari Reka Nyari








BIO

 

 

Reka Nyari is a professional fine art and fashion photographer based in New York City. Born to a Finnish mother and a Hungarian father, she grew up in both Finland and Hungary and was drawn to the arts at a very young age. At the age of seventeen she moved to New York where she studied at the School of Visual Arts.

 

Soon after graduating she started modeling and quickly found herself drawn to in the other side of the lens. It was while working and traveling through Europe and Asia, she discovered her in passion for Photography, moved back to New York in 2004, and started her career as a photographer.

 

Reka’s images are inspired by her love for the narrative of cinema and particularly the work of Roman Polanski and David Lynch, both “Bitter Moon” and “Blue Velvet “are a influence.

 

Her photography influences include Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin, Miles Aldridge and Cindy Sherman. Like Sherman, Reka’s work delves into the world of female sexuality and societal norms. The work, which transitions easily from black and white, explores the world of adult sexuality and eroticism from a predominantly female perspective.

 

Reka works and plays in New York City, creating fashion editorials, campaign, album covers, artistic portraits, and erotic photography. Her work has been exhibited in numerous galleries in the United States and Europe. She has received awards from prestigious organizations, including first place Winner of International Photography Awards (IPA) 2010, Beauty Pro Category. Her 225 page Monograph titled “Femme Fatale: Female Erotic Photography” is published in 6 languages and sold worldwide. Her commercial client list is extensive and includes Kiki de Montparnasse, Fleur du Mal, RADO Switzerland, AOL, Liz Claiborne, Make Up Forever, DC Comics, Sally Hansen and Ultra Records. Her work has appeared in numerous magazines, including Esquire, Vanity Fair, Tatler, Korean Cosmopolitan, and Vogue.

 

Reka is currently working on several books including a contemporary exploration of the Kamasutra, exploring sensuality through all five senses from a woman’s perspective, and a coffee table art book of her acclaimed “Nude York” series. She is also painting on her fine art prints and has begun to explore film and video.

 

Commercial Clients


AOL
Asaf Ganot
Caress Bodywash
Casa Dragones
DC Comics
Goodlife
Fleur du Mal
Further Future
Kiki de Montparnasse
Make Up Forever
Mancini Duffy
MODO Eyewear
Nexxus
RADO Switzerland
RSRV for Liz Clairborne
Sally Hansen
Seven Bar Foundation
Shirley Ephraim for Donna Karan
Stroble New York
Ultra Records

 

Editorial


Clam
Blackbook
Cosmopolitan (Korea)
Esquire
Fault
Flux
Gotham
Juxtapoz
Institute
Kaltblut
Relapse
REVS
Spirit & Flesh
Tatler
Treats!
Twill
Vanity Fair
Vogue (Mexico & Latin America)
WestEast Zink

 

Gallery Solo Exhibitions

 

“Geisha Ink”, March-May 2017, Awethentic Gallery, Hong Kong.
“Geisha Ink”, March 2017, Emmanuel Fremin Gallery, New York, NY.
“Geisha Ink”, April 2015, KEE Club, Hong Kong.
“Nude York” , April 2015, Coldsteam Fine Art, Toronto, Canada.
“Blacklight”, Nov 2014, Qlick Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland.
“Melt”, Sept 2014, Verboten, Brooklyn, NY.
“Reborn”, Aug 2014, Verboten, Brooklyn, NY.
“Fire and Dust”, Oct 2013, CVZ Contemporary, New York, NY.
“Insomnia”, Aug 2012, 154 Smart Clothes Gallery, New York, NY
"Political Monogamy", October 2008, at Marquee, New York, NY.
"Political Monogamy", June 2008 at Mansion, New York, NY.
"Feministique", April 2007 at Mansion, New York, NY.
"The Late Night Sessions" September 2007 at Chelsea Market, New York, NY.
"The Late Night Sessions", January 2007 at The Gallery at Crobar, New York, NY.

 

 

 

Art Fairs

 

Venice Biennale, May-Nov 2017, European Cultural Affairs and GAA Foundation, Palazzo Mora, Italy.

The Cube Art Fair, October 2017, Brussels, Belgium.
Art Market Hamptons, July 2017, Emmanuel Fremin Gallery, The Bridgehampton Museum, New York.
“Image Nation”, International Photo Expo, April 2017, Galleria Civica, Italy.
Photo Independent, Momentum Fine Art,  May 2016, Los Angeles, CA.
Experiences Art Fair, December 2015, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Experiences Art Fair, November 2015, Paris, France.
Art at the Warehouse, Feb 2013 , Rotterdam, Holland.

 

Gallery Group Exhibitions

 

“Summershow”, June 2015, QLICK Editions, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
“Annual National Arts Club Roundtable Exhibition”, May 2015, The National Arts Club, New York.
“The Classical Elements”, March 2015, Kinfolk Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
“Mad For Plaid”, March 2015, Marquis Gallery at the National Arts Club, New York, NY.
“Dirty”, Feb 2015, Museum of Sex, New York, NY.
“Art Meets Fashion”, Sept 2103, Industry City, Brooklyn, NY.
“Wanderlust”, May 2013, Gallery at 72 Wooster Street, New York, NY.
“Sex Cells”, June 2012, Emmanuel Fremin Gallery, New York, NY.
“Madamorfozes”, March 2012, Vilnius, Lithuania.
“Beautiful Burn”, Jan 2012, Fotocare, New York, NY.
“Global Artists at Home and Abroad”,  Jan 2012, Broadway Gallery, New York, NY.
“Madamorfozes”, Jan 2011, Vilnius, Lithuania.
“Erotic City”, Dec 2010, The Celebrity Vault, Los Angeles, CA.
“Silhouette”, Sept 2010, Greenspace, Brooklyn, NY.
“Dirty”, August 2010, Galerie Daniel Tanner, Zurich, Switzerland.
“Artist Showcase”, April 2010, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
Upcoming Artists Group Show, June 2009, Red Elf Gallery, Wurtsboro, NY.
New Artist Showcase, May 2009, NYAXE Gallery, Palo Alto, CA.

 

 

Books

 

Nyari, Reka. “Femme Fatale: Female Erotic Photography”. 2010 Tectum Publishers NV. ISBN: 9490822159
INK: The Art Of Tattoo. Victionary, November 2016. ISBN 978-988-77148-3-5
Nude Photography. Endeavour London Ltd, 2010. ISBN: 8492731001 Haje Jan Kamps.
“Shooting Yourself”. The Ilex Press Limited, 2013. ISBN: 9781781579947
Palette 04: “Neon, New Fluorescent Graphics”. Viction: Workshop Ltd, 2013. ISB9789881222817

 

Gallery Representation

 

Coldstream Fine Art
80 Spadina Avenue. Suite 208, Toronto ON, M5V 2J4 Canada. Tel: (647) 401-6469. info@coldstreamfineart.com

Emmanuel Fremin Gallery
547 W 27th St #510, New York, NY 10001, USA. Tel: (212) 279-8555.
info@emmanuelfremingallery.com

Momentum Fine Art Photography Gallery & Art Consulting
6014 SW 22nd St, Miami FL 33155, USA. Tel: (305) 799 6960.
info@momentumfineart.com