About me

It was in kindergarten that I already felt drawing was the most simplest manner to truly express myself – maybe because there was a sense of struggle with other forms of communication. This led a path to the University of Fine Arts via various thematic and professional schools. As well as graphic arts I loved other handicraft techniques, including creative application of paper and woodworking. I experimented with many techniques which later I could use in my design decor and puppet theatre works. I have a strong connection to the materials I work with and conversely I don’t feel at ease in the virtual space.

My illustration works are mostly created by linocut method. I am in love with printed surfaces, but also work with many other forms of artistry including coloured pencil graphics, three-dimensional paper sculptures, wooden panels, set design for puppet theatres, ceramics and T-shirts design & print.

Date of birth: 08.05.1981

Studies

  • 1995-1999 Vocational School for Art and Design
  • 1999 intermediate certification of graphic artist
  • 1999-2000 Vocational School of Folk Arts leather craftsman, screen printing specializations
  • 2000 leather craftsman national certification
  • 2000-2005 University of Fine Arts, picture graphic, teachers, masters: König Róbert, Somorjai Kiss Tibor, Karátson Gábor
  • 2004 Erasmus scholarship in the Netherlands, Maastricht
  • 2005 MBA degree of graphic arts
  • 2007 Memorial Foundation Kajári – scholarship on graphic arts
  • 2005 independent works, individual and group exhibitions, art workshops, book illustrations, decor works, Villány Winery brand design, puppet theatre, membership at MAOE, member of the Association for Children’s Book Writers and illustrations

Gabi Makhult

Illustrator, painter

Illustrated books:

  • 2006 – Török Sophie kiadatlan szerelmes versei (Éghajlat, Hungary)
  • 2007 – A zenélő ezüstkecske(Kráter, Hungary)
  • 2007 – A legkisebb királyfi és a táltos paripa (Kráter, Hungary)
  • 2008 – Az aranyhalacska -kamishibai/papírszínház (Csimota, Hungary)(Callicéphale,France)
  • 2009 – Hófehérke (Csimota, Hungary) Blanche niege (Callicéphale, France)
  • 2010 – Circus Maximus (Csimota, Hungary) (Callicéphale, France)
  • 2011 – Lackfi János:Karácsonyi vándorok (Móra, Hungary)
  • 2012 – Siri Kolu: Mi, banditáék1-2 (Móra, Hungary)
  • 2012 – Marc Cantin: Állatok blogja (Móra, Hungary)
  • 2013 – Borsos J Gyöngyi: Macskamesék (General Press, Hungary)
  • 2014 – Bolya Mátyás: Az álomfogoly (private publishing, Hungary)
  • 2014 – Sárdisznó, és A három kismalac c. ipad-book
  • 2015 – Tóth Kriszta: A lány, aki nem beszélt, (Móra,Hungary)
  • 2016 – Mese a Lótuszvirágról,indian folk-tales (Móra, Hungary)
  • 2018 – Lawrence Schimel: Az én csodálatos tesóm – Papírszínház, (Csimota, Hungary)