About

Judi Iranyi was born in Hungary (1943). After World War II, she emigrated with her family to Venezuela, where she lived until she finished high school. She also lived in Trinidad, Barbados, Germany, and Okinawa before moving to San Francisco in 1971.

Ms. Iranyi became interested in photography in the sixties. She earned a BA degree in Art/Photography from San Francisco State University. Later she received an MA degree in Visual Design from U.C. Berkeley; completed a master’s level museum studies program at John F. Kennedy University; and an MSW Degree in Social Work at San Francisco State University.

Ms. Iranyi has worked as a freelance photographer taking environmental portraits. She was also a staff photographer at the Judah L. Magnes Museum in Berkeley and worked at the San Francisco Fine Arts Museums.

However she worked as a Licensed clinical Social Worker until her retirement.

After retirement, Ms Iranyi dedicated her time to photography. She has been published; exhibited in group and solo shows across the United States and Europe; and self-published two books: “Arg-e-Bam,” about the ancient citadel in Iran, and “Remembering Michael,” a tribute to her son, who died of AIDS in 1984.

Her work includes portraits, travel photography, documentary, and street photography. Recently she has shifted her emphasis to botanicals and still life photography.

Three of her life passions are traveling, literature, and photography. Traveling and literature have broadened her view of the world.

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Education

1989 Master of Social Work, San Francisco State University, CA
1978-80 Museum Studies Graduate Program, John F. Kennedy University, San Francisco
1977 Master of Arts in Visual Design, University of California, Berkeley CA
1975 Bachelor of Arts, San Francisco State University, CA
1974 Photography, City College of San Francisco, CA
Speak, read and write Spanish fluently.

Solo Exhibitions

2021
“Home views (Mantel)”  Founder’s gallery, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA

2019
“Roma in Kiskoros” Petőfi Sandor Cultural Center, Kiskoros, Hungary

1977
“Bay Area Families” Wurster Hall, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

1975
“Color” The art Gallery, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021

12th Annual Photobook Exhibition:

  • Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY
  • Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA

“Yellow,” Gray Loft Gallery, Oakland, CA
“2121 International Juried Exhibition,” Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA
“Transformations 2021” Pennsylvania Center for Photography, Doylestown. PA
“Notions of Home” Lucie Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

“Color Burst: Contemporary Photography” Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR
“Botanical” PhotoPlace Gallery” Middlebury, VT

2020
“CorpoRealities” PH21 Photography Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
“Focus:Light and Shadow” Black Box gallery, Portland, OR
“Family” SE Center for Photography, Greenville, SC
“Members 2020 juried Exhibition” Center for photographic Art, Carmel, CA
“Color: The Visual Spectrum” Black box gallery, Portland, OR

2019
“Portraits” SE Center for Photography, Greenville, SC
“Framed: Portrait Photography”Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR
“Portrait of America” Fabrik Project Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“Contemporary Portrait Photography” LH Horton Gallery, San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, CA
“Red” A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX
“Art Through the Lens” Yeiser Art Gallery, Paducah, KY
“Self and Family” Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
“Cars and Dogs” Black Box gallery, Portland, OR
“Portraits” South x Southeast Gallery, Molena, GA
“Portraiture: Through the Lens”  Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR
“Monochrome” Blank Wall gallery, Athens, Greece
Spiva ”43rd Annual National Photography Competition and exhibition”
Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, MO, Merit Award for Body of Work
“Black and White” Blank Wall gallery, Athens, Greece

2018
“Memories”exhibition by Loosen Art in Millepinani Center, Rome
“Chania International Photo Festival” Exhibit Chania, Crete, Greece
“Travelers” Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, Greece
“Seeing Red” Gray Loft Gallery, Oakland, CA
“Motherhood Unveiled” Stitches andPics: Art Gallery & Studio, Sackets Harbor, NY

2017
“The Portrait”Praxis Gallery & Photographic Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
“Black & White” Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, Greece
“16th Annual Northwest Eye Regional Photography Competition & Exhibit” Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA
“Portals” PhotoPlace Gallery Middlebury, VT
“Animalia” A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX
“Portraits in B&W” Blank Gallery, Athen, Greece
“Portraiture: Looking at Photography” Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR
“The fine Art of Photography 2017” Plymouth center for the Arts, Plymouth, MA
“Portraiture: Mirror Mirror” Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR
“Analogue Portrait Project” juried exhibition, Aesthesia Studios, part of Month of Photography Los Angeles, CA
“Nocturnes & Noir,” juried exhibit, Harvey Milk Photo Center, San Francisco, CA
“Earth,” juried exhibit, A Smith Gallery Photographic Arts, Johnson City, TX
“Into the Light,” juried exhibit, Gray Loft Gallery, Oakland, CA

2016
CPA International Juried Exhibition, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA
“Portraiture” PH21 Gallery, a juried international photography exhibition, Budapest, Hungary
Berlin Foto Biennale, 4th Biennale of Fine Art and Documentary Photography, Palazzo Italia, Berlin, Germany
CPA Member’s Juried Exhibition, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA
“Alphabet” A Smith Gallery Photographic Arts, Johnson City, TX
“old” A Smith Gallery Photographic Arts, Johnson City, TX
“Family Portraits” Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

2015
“Nature (re) Defined” Gray Loft Gallery, Oakland. CA
“Fremantle International Portrait Prize 2015″ Western Australia
Annual Juried International Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art” Dallas, TX
“Juried Latin Art Show” Tacoma, WA
“Focus Iran, Contemporary Photography and Video,” juried exhibit, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2014
Documentary Photography “LH Horton Jr Gallery, Stockton, CA
“Portrait: A Picture Show” Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR
“Home” a juried photography exhibit at Gray Loft Gallery, Oakland
“Portraiture: Through the Lens” Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR
Professional Women Photographer’s 38th Annual Competition, New York City, NY

2013
San Francisco Camerawork “Cover to Cover,” a survey of artist members books.
Her book “Bay Area families” was one of the 10 jury selection choices.

Collections

Farhang Foundation, Los Angeles
Kaiser Foundation Hospital, San Francisco

Monographs

2016 Remembering Michael, Blurb Books
2015 Arg-e-Bam, Blurb Books