Peggy Gyulai


Fall 2015: de Young Museum, JMW Turner Exhibition: Collaboration with the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra

Summer 2015: Resound Ensemble Collaboration, San Francisco

2013: Artist-in-Residence, de Young Museum, San Francisco

2013: Resound Ensemble Collaboration, San Francisco

2011-2012: Painter-in-Residence, San Francisco Chamber Orchestra

2007: Painter-in-Residence,  Music Institute of Chicago

2002-2005:  Multimedia Collaborations, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia

2002 Artist-in-Residence, Philadelphia Museum of Art,  Art Futures

1999-2000: The Philadelphia Orchestra Centennial Collaboration (details below)


Paintings are in 96 private and corporate collections in the US and Europe, including SAP America, Neiman Marcus, ARCO Chemical, Royal Bank of Ontario, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and Vanguard Funds.


After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA degree in Biological Anthropology, she studied painting and sculpture at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

Recent Exhibitions

2015 Visible Music – 1821 Gallery, Fresno CA

2014   SLATE Contemporary Gallery, Oakland

2009-2012  “Water Music”, Axis Gallery, San Francisco

2010   Nieto Fine Art Gallery, San Francisco

2008   “Tone Interludes”, 301 California, San Francisco

2007   “Banzai/Godzilla: Japanese Influences on American Artists”,  SF MoMa Artist Gallery

2005   “16 Atmospheres for Piano & Paint”, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia in collaboration with Steinway pianist Reiko Aizawa

2003   “Dreams & Prayers”, Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art

2002   “Parallel Play: New Paintings, New Music” with composers John Adams, Tina Davidson, Jeremy Gill, and Evan Solot

Orchestra Collaboration Highlights

In 1999-2000 Gyulai created a series of 6 paintings for performances of The Philadelphia Orchestra at the Academy of Music, in celebration of their centennial season. She co-hosted a youth program for the Philadelphia Orchestra integrating visual and musical composition. Her work has been featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Style magazine, City Paper and WRTI’s “Tempo” magazine as well as WRTI broadcasts.


She has presented her work and methods to audiences at the de Young Museum, the  Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, the Philadelphia Orchestra Education Department and to arts educator conferences.

Multimedia Collaborations

Starting in 2002, Gyulai created multimedia commissions for symphony performances: “Numina” a world-premiere video production for Jeremy Gill’s composition for orchestra, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia; video for concert perfomances of Bach’s “Brandenberg Concerto No 3”, Stravinsky’s “Dumbarton Oaks” and Mozart’s “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik”; Motion Color design for Bach’s Harpsichord Concerto for the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia; Visual director for COOP’s American Visions concert of Aaron Copland’s “Music for the Theatre” and John Adams’ “Chamber Symphony”, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia; Real-time onstage digital visuals for “Chaos” in Haydn’s Creation Oratorio for the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia under the baton of Ignat Solzenitsyn.