ORLY GENGER

“Red, Yellow and Blue”, 2013, recycled lobster rope and paint, Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art, copyright OrlyGenger

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Orly Genger (American, born 1979 in New York City, New York) currently lives in New York City and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received her BA from Brown University in 2001 and attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2002.
The artist is widely known for her massive sculptures made of hand-knotted and painted recycled lobster rope.
Genger looms, crochets, weaves, and knots heavy twine over the course of many months to create a single work. Her sculptures are both impressive and fluid, playful and tactile.

Genger plays with conceptions of femininity through her intimate working process—knotting and weaving typically comprise “women’s work”; by monumentalizing this practice, Genger takes “women’s work” out of the domestic sphere and into the public”.

Genger’s work has been featured in the collections of several museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York City; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City; the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, NH; and the Indianapolis Museum of Art. In 2011, she was the recipient of the Rappaport Prize, founded by the Phyllis & Jerome Lyle Rappaport Foundation, whose mission is to promote leadership in public policy, medical research, and art.

Sources: http://orlygenger.com/

https://www.brown.edu/about/public-art/loans/loans-current/orly-genger-you

https://www.thecontemporaryaustin.org/exhibitions/orly-genger/

Photos has been taken from the artist’s website and are covered by copyright

“Honey”, 2018, recycled lobster rope and paint, 50″ x 5′ x 70′, Longhouse Reserve, copyright Orly Genger

“Honey”, 2018, recycled lobster rope and paint, 50″ x 5′ x 70′, Longhouse Reserve, copyright Orly Genger

“You”, 2014, recycled lobster rope and paint, Brown University, copyright Orly Genger

“You”, 2014, recycled lobster rope and paint, Brown University, copyright Orly Genger

“Current”, 2014, Recycled lobster rope and paint, The Contemporary Austin, Laguna Gloria, copyright Orly Genger

“Red, Yellow and Blue”, 2013, recycled lobster rope and paint, Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art, copyright Orly Genger

“Red, Yellow and Blue”, 2013, recycled lobster rope and paint, Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art, copyright Orly Genger

“Red, Yellow and Blue”, 2013, recycled lobster rope and paint, Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art, copyright Orly Genger

“Puzzlejuice”,2006, climbing rope and paint, copyright Orly Genger

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