Rényi, Krisztina

1976-1984  Academy of Fine Arts, printmaking                                          

Member of the Association of Hungarian Creative Artists, of the Society of Hungarian Water Colours, of the Society of Italian Illustrators and the Society of Hungarian Illustrators. President of IBBY Children's books International Council and of College of Applied Arts of National Culture Fund.



Scholarship in Canada

Award of József Attila competition

1983 Béla Kondor scholarship
1984-1987 Derkovits scholarship
1995 Albert Csillag Memorial Award

Beautiful Hungarian Books -Award for illustrators (Benedek Elek: Táltos Jankó)

Beautiful Hungarian Books -Award for illustrators (Felfedező matematika)

Playing cards and fortune telling cards, Kecskemét Gallery, 1st prize

Award of III. Groteszk Képző- és Iparművészeti competition, Kaposvár

1998 The illustrator of the Year, Hungarian IBBY Award
1999 Noémi Ferenczy - Hungarian State Oeuvre Prize
2000 Ibby Honour List,  Cavatagena de Indias (Columbia)
2003 "Octogones" - International Graphic Prize, Centre International d'Etudes en Littérature de Jeunesse, France 
Diplom to H. C. Andersen Award

She cultivates all genres of graphic techniques. Recently she has been making large watercolors, oil paintings and smaller frescos. The sources of her post-symbolic, surrealistic art, manifesting themselves in series, are the world of tales, myths and individual mythology. Her returning subjects are cards, mobius band, well, feather, pelican wounding itself, labyrinth, and Zodiac signs. In her large watercolors, the main motif is a dominating figure, but she avoids realistic rendering; instead she shows the symbols of a surreal, imagined space. Other frequent motifs are water, volcanic landscape, cave, sky, and cosmic signs. She has been illustrating regularly since 1984, especially children's books and volumes of poems. More realistic rendering, graphic and design elements dominate in them.More than 70 books appeared with her illustrations home and abroad.

Individual exhibitions


Ferencváros Cellar Gallery exhibition, Budapest (with Pirk, László)

Erzsébetvárosi Kisgaléria, Budapest


Művésztelepi Gallery, Szentendre (with Pirk, László)


Stúdió Gallery, Budapest  

Kaposvári Gallery, Kaposvár (with Pirk, László)

1987 Börzsöny Museum, Szob

Cagnes-sur-Mer (France)

Dunkerque (France)

1989 Enkehuset Gallery, Stockholm
1990 Associazione Italo Ungherese, Bologna (with Pirk, László) 
1994 Thermál Hotel Aquincum, Budapest 
2000 Cartagena de Indias (Columbia) 
2004 IBBy Congress, Cape Town, South African Republic
2007 Fészek Gallery, Budapest

Lifetime Achievement Exhibition, Ferenczy Museum, Szentendre

Ráckeve Museum


Nagykőrös Museum

"Magyar Művészet" exhibition, China National Museum of Fine Arts, Peking

Forrás Gallery, Budapest

2012 Vörösmarty Theater, Forrás Gallery, Székesfehérvár
2014 Library at Török street, Budapest