About Reka Nyari

The half-Finnish, half-Hungarian photographer Reka Nyari was born in Helsinki in 1979. Her love for the Fine Arts drew her to the School of Visual Arts in NYC, where she majored in Painting, creating large, hyper realistic oil paintings. After graduating, she traveled a few years across Europe and Asia, and then found herself back in New York, making her living in the Nightlife Industry.

Back in the City, she found herself in need of an outlet to express her creativity. Using a little point-and-shoot camera, she documented herself, night after night in an attempt to capture her changing moods and emotions throughout the year. The photographs were initially meant to be private, a diary in images, but after a year she realized she had found her new passion and profession. She presented these stunning, dark images in a solo exhibition at Crobar in January 2007.

Reka continues to produce emotional and beautiful photography with an edge.

Reka Nyari

By July 9, 2007

I always wanted to be a painter… I came to NYC when I was 17 to study Fine Arts at SVA…I sweat over large canvases, night after night, creating hyper realistic oil-paintings of nude men and women. I was angry, … Read More