Gyöngy Laky

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Runic Reading, 2008 Telephone Wire © M. Lee Fatheree
Writing on the Wall, 2011 Ash, Paint, Dowels 90" X 90" X 3" © Gyongy Laky
Domain Change, 2009 Commercial Wood, Paint, Various Screws 42 X 25 X 6 ½ Inches © Braunstein/Quay Gallery
Give and Take, 2009 Manzanita, Red Ink, Bullets For Building 30 ¼ X 31 ½ X 4 Inches © Braunstein/Quay Gallery
Reading Geometries, 2009 Telephone Wire 7 X 5 ½ X 5 ½ Inches © Braunstein/Quay Gallery
GLOBALIZATION IV: COLLATERAL DAMAGE, 2005 Ash, Commercial Wood, Paint, Blue Concrete Bullets 32"X 97"X 4" © Gyöngy Laky
BIG QUESTION , 2007 Manzanita, Blue Ink, Bullets For Building 68” X 78” X 5” © Gyöngy Laky
"Negative" slide, 1998 Apple Prunings Doweled, Vinyl Coated Steel Nails 29" X 60" X 8" © Gyöngy Laky
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Forms for Language (part of a site-specific work in Manchester, England) , 1989 Plied Rope Handmade From Printers’ Waste Paper © Gyöngy Laky
Love of Nature Toothpicks, Plastic Cockroach 9" X 9" X 2.5" © Gyöngy Laky
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One and One, 2007 Apple, Paint, Screws 11 X 27.5 In © photo: Ben Blackwell
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Estuary , 2007 Apple, Water Based Ink, Backer Board Screws 35 X 34 X 3.5 In.
Give and Take, 2009 Manzanita, Red Ink, Bullets For Building 30.5 X 31.5 X 4 Inches © Cain Schulte Contemporary Art
Nactura Facit Sanctum , 2011 Apple, Screws, Paint 20 X 22 Inches
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Quick Facts
Budapest, Hungary
Birth year
Lives in
San Francisco
Works in
San Francisco
Representing galleries

Gyöngy Laky

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

Solo Exhibitions

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"

Two-Person Exhibitions

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


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