Parts Apart is an exhibition that has been in the making for several years. The exhibition title references how we can fall apart from happiness and be pulled apart from distress. These large-scale drawings are between 4 feet and 9 feet tall, and Zsófia’s medium is hard pencils ranging from HB to 5H, to be exact in her drawing. The needle-sharp points leave precise fine lines helping to prevent any accidental yet workable strokes. Instead, every line must be intentional and purposeful. The drawn figures are set in a painted abstracted environment.

The other body of work in the exhibition includes 40+ original drawings created for the epic adventure fairytale, Tzia, the Book of Galatéa, written by Mister Sanamon. The fairytale takes its title from the Greek island “Tzia” also known as Khea and takes the reader to “…a magical blend of Alice in Wonderland, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and something different.” (reviewed by Ann Linus for Readers’ Favorite; 5 stars). Zsófia captures magical characters of witches, animal kings, and epic moments in fine, detailed graphite drawings.

The fairytale takes its title from the Greek island “Tzia”, also known as Khea, and takes the reader to […] a magical blend of Alice in Wonderland, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and something different. […] reviewed by Ann Linus for Readers’ Favorite, 5 stars.

The book received positive reviews on other platforms, such as Editor’s pick by Book Life, and 5 stars ratings on the Midwest Book ReviewBarnes and Noble and Amazon. The book was first printed in 2023, exactly a year to date from the opening of the exhibition, May 23rd, incidentally the shared birthdays of Zsófia and the Author.

Zsófia moved to the United States from Hungary in 1994, and currently shares her life between Chicago and Budapest.

Guest Artist Lidoska Guietti is returning to shows after a decade of quiet work in her studio. Her vibrant oil paintings include imagery of columns, arches, and her personal symbolism that evokes her Italian upbringing. Lidoska aims to invite the spectator into a moment of reflection, where unexpected cues guide the viewer’s own mental journey.

Lidoska moved to Chicago from Italy in 2003 as a Senior Graphic Designer and has pursued a career in the field ever since. Currently as the Creative Director of Blu Sky Creative. Since 2011, she has been working as a graphic designer for the Chicago Park District and its various entities, including the Garfield Park Conservatory, Opera-Matic and Neighborspace.

One of her most notable accomplishments as graphic designer was in 2010. Lidoska was the winner out of over 600 candidates to create the logo for a new International Convention Center in Milan, Italy. Lidoska is the graphic designer and the cover art designer of Tzia, the Book of Galatéa. www.lidoskaguietti.com

Guest Artist Melissa Kolbusz is the founder of WIRED jewelry. She designs handmade, wearable artwork from reclaimed and surplus materials. Marrying aesthetics and environment, she salvages components such as rubber, alternator wire, tubing, and craft beer cans. One-of-a-kind and limited edition, these pieces are inspired by industrial wastelands, underwater creatures, and the Chicago music scene. She is a bold proponent of sustainability and solution through design.

A bold proponent of sustainability and solution through design, she has participated in Eco Chic Geneva at the UN, New York Now, Thé Green Showroom at Berlin Fashion Week, Hong Kong’s Fashion Access, and The One Of A Kind shows.

The press has taken notice as well: CNN interviewed her for a story on Start Small, Think Big, and NPR affiliate WBEZ has featured Kolbusz on-air. WIRED has also graced the covers of Caviar Magazine, Time Out Chicago and has been featured in the books Green Design, Recycle: The Essential Guide, and Style, Naturally. www.wiredresistance.com


Zsófia has been applying her talent beyond fine art; she is a proud IATSE makeup artist for film and television, and has been a company member at the fabulous Trap Door Theater in Chicago since
2005. Her most recent credits include the hit series “The Bear”, “Chicago Fire” and the Divergent series. She has also been requested as a personal makeup artist for A-list talent as well as local public figures.

Her artwork also made it to the screen as set decoration in many productions, including Chicago Med’s beloved character Sharon Goodwin’s home.