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Szilvia Kadas is an assistant professor of graphic design and digital media at the State University of New York, Cortland. Kadas also taught design courses at West Virginia University and at the University of Arkansas. 

Kadas believes design has social, cultural, and environmental responsibilities beyond its commercial value. Her interdisciplinary research explores the concept of sustainability and the ethical ramifications of design and visual culture. Kadas aims to contribute to the graphic design field through innovative teaching techniques informed by her theoretical research and socially conscious design practice.


Kadas obtained her Ph.D. in human and community development focusing on sustainability in graphic design at the School of Design and Community Development at West Virginia University and earned her MFA in graphic design from the University of Arkansas. In addition, Kadas received her MA in art history from West Virginia University. She completed her Bachelor of Design degree in visual communication at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design.

Recent Publications

Szilvia Kadas, Balance, front page illustration in Hoxie Gorge Review, Fall/Winter 2020 


Edlund, Eric M., and Kadas, Szilvia (2020) "Visual storytelling of scientific data: collaborations between physics and graphic design in the college classroom," The SUNY Journal of the Scholarship of Engagement: JoSE: Vol. 1, Article 2.

Recent Solo Exhibitions

City Gallery - Nyíregyháza, Hungary, 

Poetry in Visual Form

September 4 - October 9, 2019

M Gallery, Budapest, Hungary,

The Natural Environment and People

February 4 - 24, 2019

Old Main Colloquium, SUNY Cortland, Fragile Existence

November 5 - December 14, 2018

Recent Group Exhibitions

The Dowd Gallery at SUNY Cortland,

The SUNY Design Invitational (Traveling show)

March 4 -May 2020

Tower Fine Arts Center Gallery at Brockport, SUNY,

The SUNY Design Invitational

January 30 - March 6, 2020

The Dowd Gallery at SUNY Cortland,

Art and Art History Department Faculty Biennial 2019

March 4 - April 6, 2019

20th Mini Print International Exhibition, Ithaca, NY

November 2, 2018 - January 25, 2019

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