1944 Budapest, Hungary
1971 M A University of California, Berkeley, CA (1971-1972 UC Professional Studies in India Program)
1970 B A University of California, Berkeley, CA
2011 Gyöngy Laky | Reading Geometries, Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2009 B. Sakata Garo, Sacramento, CA
2007 Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2006 Nelson Gallery, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA
2004 Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2001 Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY
2001 MX Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
1999 Danske Kunsthåndværkere, Copenhagen, DK
1999 Memorial Union Gallery, UCD, Davis, CA
1996 Royal Institute of British Architects Gallery, Manchester, England
1985 Site 311 Gallery, Pacific Grove, CA
1985 Maple Hill Gallery, Portland, ME
1984 Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, Monterey, CA
1983 Live Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1982 Meyer, Breier, Weiss, San Francisco, CA
1982 Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts, Berkeley, CA
1982 Pence Gallery, Davis, CA,"Gyöngy Laky Recent Work"
1996 Brown Grotta Gallery, Wilton CT
1993 BrownGrotta Gallery, Wilton, CT
1986 Wita Gardiner Gallery, San Diego, CA
1984 Headlands Art Center, Marin, CA
1981 Sarospatak Museum, Sarospatak, Hungary
1980 California Crafts Museum, Palo Alto, CA
Selected Group Exhibitions
2009 Reinstallation Project, Oakland Museum of California (OMCA), Oakland, CA
Vistions - The Art of Radical Abundance,
Trinity Wall Street Museum, NY, NY
2008 Holiday Special: Gallery Group Show, Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2007 Point of View IV, The Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC
Coming Attractions: Gallery Group Show, Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2006 Material Difference: Soft Sculpture and Wall Works, 15th Anniversary of Friends of Fiber
Art International, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
The Presence of Absence: Contemplating the Void in Contemporary Wood Sculpture,
Collectors of Wood Art, Thirteenth Annual International Exposition of Sculpture
Objects & Functional Art (SOFA), Chicago, IL
Intertwined: Contemporary Baskets from the Sara and David Lieberman Collection, Nelson
Fine Arts Center, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
2005 Annual International Exposition of Sculpture Objects & Functional Art (SOFA), browngrotta arts, Chicago, IL
Textile 05, Kaunas Art Biennial, Kaunas, Lithuania
Culture and Context: Difficult Subjects, Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
In the Narrative: Textiles Object/Word, The Millstone Gallery at the Center of Creative Arts, St. Louis, MO
High Fiber, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
2004 11th International Triennial of Tapestry, Central Museum of Textiles, Lodz, Poland
2003 Arte/eArte – ONLUS, Como, Italy, “Miniartextil 2003”
Galerie Handwerk, Munchen, Germany, “ Flechten”
American Textile History Museum, Lowell, MA, “Generations/Transformations: American Fiber Art”
2002 Tsinghua University, “From Lausanne to Beijing” International Tapestry Art Biennale, Beijing, China
Sotheby's, New York, NY, "The Unexpected Too" (British Crafts Council, England)
Thirteen Moons Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, "Contemporary Baskets"
5eme Festival International de la Tapisserie et d l'Art de la Fibre, Beauvais, France
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery, Washington DC, "The Renwick Invitational"
LongHouse Reserve, East Hampton, NY, "Small Works in Fiber"
Miyake Design Studio Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, "Small Works in Fiber"
Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR, "Baskets Now: USA"
Federal Art in Embassies Program, Bangkok, Thailand
2001 BrownGrotta Gallery, Wilton, CT, "Wired Works"
Art Gallery, Bury St Edmunds, England, "Crossover" (Traveling exhibition)
2000 Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, CA, "Made in California 1900-2000"
Snyderman/Works Galleries, Philadelphia, PA, “Surface-Strength-Structure:Pertaining to Line”
MX Space, Barcelona, Spain, “Fet A Fora/Foreign Built,”
Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA, “Nature Re-Bound”
Prigglitz, Austria, “Kunst in der Landschaft V”
Sotheby’s, London, England, “In Focus”
1999 Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA, “Material Witness: Masters of California Crafts”
American Craft Museum, New York, NY, "Baskets from the Museum’s Permanent Collection"
Pitti Imagine, Florence, Italy, “By Hand,”
The Whitworth Art Gallery, England, “Contemporary International Basketmaking”
1998 Konsthantverks, Kulturföreningen KLAR, Ransäter, Sweden,"Ting '98"
Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco CA, "Defining Fiber"
Barbican Centre (Inventing America), London, UK, "Threads Contemporary American Basketry"
Ex Area Ticosa in Viale Innocenzo XI, Coma, Italy, "98 Miniartextil Como: InternazionaleD'Arte Tessile"
1997 Craft Alliance, St Louis, MO, "New Baskets: Expanding the Concept"
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco CA, "Sculpture Walk"
Wustum Museum of Fine Arts , Racine WI. "In the Beginning Was the Word"
1995 Jewish Museum, San Francisco CA, "Light Interpretations"
Sun Valley Center for the Arts and Humanities, Sun Valley, ID,"Art in Nature"
1994 Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine WI , "The Object Redux: Re-used, Re-newed and Re-invented"
1993 Loveland Museum and Gallery, Loveland CO, State of the Art: "Contemporary Fiber."
The Society for Contemporary Crafts, Pittsburgh, PA, "Artists and Language"
1991 Galerie Philharmonie, Liege, Belgium, "Eventails" (International Invitational – Traveling exhibition)
1990 Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL/Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia, "Fibers: United States/Colombia"
1989 Nederlands Textielmuseum, Tlburg, Netherlands, "Selections from the 14e Biennale Internationale de la Tapisserie"
Musee Cantonal des Beaux Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland, "14e Biennale Internationale de la Tapisserie"
1986 Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA, "Best Picks: Brady, Hauptman, Laky & Lerner."
1985 Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Louvre, Paris, France, "Fibres-Art 85"
Visual Arts Center of Alaska, Anchorage, AK, "The Modern Basket: At the Edge"
1980 "Fine Arts for Federal Buildings 1972-79," National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institute,
Washington, DC, 1980, and at the Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, TN, 1981, "Across the Nation"
Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Manila, Philippines, "Fiber as Art"
Fellowships and Awards
2009 The American Craft Council College of Fellows, New York, NY
2008 Citation for Typographic Excellence, Type Directors Club (TDC 55)
2004 Award of distinction, 11th International Triennial of Tapestry, Central Museum of Textiles, Lodz, Poland.
1988 Annual Award, Institute for Aesthetic Development, Victor Ivanoff Memorial Trust, San Francisco, CA
1987 Award for Artistic Excellence, Women in the Arts, The Women's Foundation, San Francisco, CA
1983 Special one-year stipend recipient, The Uncommon Fund
1976 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
1970 McEnerney Graduate Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley, CA
1969 Barnard Hobson Undergraduate Scholarship