Freelance graphic artist, poster designer, animator and filmmaker has a great significance in Hungarian cultural life and his international fame as a designer is also well-known. He works in an extremely conscious way, for him, to be up-to-date and to be modern mean the constant analysis and courageous innovations of the thematic and formal elements, and also the consequent avoidance of the usage of common places.
After graduating from the School of Fine Arts in Budapest, he was invited to attend the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, where he received his Master of Fine Arts. He continued his Studies at the Royal Academy of Art in Copenhagen, Denmark, and did additional Post graduate work at the Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest. Horkay studied under the Internationally known Artist and Theatre Director Tadeusz Kantor as well as Professors M. Wejman, J. Nowosielski, and Palle Nielsen. He received Diplomas in Graphic Arts, Painting, and Film Animation.
The works of István Horkay were appreciated by several of the most relevant issues of graphic design
Graphis Portfolios 2015 http://www.graphis.com/portfolio-slideshow/istván-horkay
Varad 2015 http://www.varad.ro/node/1488
He is member of the Alliance Graphique International (AGI)
He was invited to participate in important international exhibitions
2005 New Media Installations QUT Art Museum,Brisbane /Australia
2012 The Little Mermaid / ANU Art Gallery / Canberra /Australia Peter Greenaway & Istvan Horkay
2016 Exhibitions in Shenzhen Daken Art Center China
In his home-country, that is, in Hungary, he is an active member of the
Hungarian Poster Association.