Dave Magyar’s photographs are quite diverse in subject and style. They include representative imagery derived from the natural environment, the figure and man-made elements; as well as abstractions created through the use of close-ups, motion and digital imaging techniques. Much of his work depicts snippets of something larger. It reflects the small wonders and fleeting moments we frequently overlook or take for granted. Through his work, Dave Magyar provides one an opportunity to consider the underlying structure of the world around us and the things we do; to see things in a different light and discover the unexpected. Occasionally his work allows us to step back and experience the sum of those parts, those snippets if you will, in their true context.
A native of New Jersey, Dave Magyar received a BA in fine arts at Montclair State and a MFA degree from Pratt Institute. From 1970–2004, he pursued a career in art education. In the course of that time, he taught and supervised the fine arts programs in two New Jersey school districts. Since leaving the teaching profession, he has been actively showing his work in a variety of group shows at galleries and museums in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. In 2007 he received Jerusalem’s Museum on the Seam’s von Holtzbrinck Coexistence Award for his entry in the New Brunswick Exhibition Coexistence and he was also selected as a JerseyArts.com featured artist of the month. In 2013 his entry to New York Center for Photographic Art’s international exhibit Water, received an honorable mention, and in 2014, 2015 and 2017 his entry into The Photo Review’s International Photo Competition was selected for inclusion in a special Web exhibition.
Dave’s work has been included in juried group exhibitions at: Main Line Art Center, Haaverford, PA; Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE; Biggs Museum of American Art, Dover, DE; Packard Reath Gallery and Gallery 50, Lewes/Rehoboth, DE; Rehoboth Art League, Rehoboth Beach, DE; Markeim Arts Center, Haddonfield, NJ; West Windsor Art Center, Princeton Junction, NJ; George Segal Gallery, Montclair, NJ; The Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville and Hammonton, NJ; Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ; Wm. Patterson University Galleries, Wayne, NJ; Gallery 14, Hopewell, NJ; Sussex Co. Arts and Herigage Council Gallery, Newton, NJ; Riverfront Renaissance Ctr. For the Arts, Millville, NJ; Aljira, Ctr for Contempory Art, Newark, NJ; National Art League Gallery, Douglaston, NY; Garrison Art Center, Garrison, NY; Cooperstown Art Association Gallery, Cooperstown, NY; Spectrum Gallery, Rochester, NY; Torpedo Factory Art Center/Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA; Fredericksburg Ctr for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA; Gallery Underground, Arlington, VA and Silvermine Arts Center Gallery, New Canaan, CT.
Additionally, Dave’s work has been included in two literary publications, Rowan University’s Glassworks Magazine and Delaware Art Museum’s Dreamstreets vol. 51. Check dmagyar.com for more details.