Room 101, Swallow Hall
Gyöngy Laky, San Francisco sculptor, is a past recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship; she was also one of the first textile artists to be commissioned by the Federal Art-in-Architecture Program.
Laky’s work is in many permanent collections including the San Francisco MOMA, The Smithsonian’s Renwick Museum of American Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Oakland Museum, the Contemporary Museum in Honolulu and others. She exhibits her work nationally and internationally. At the 11th International Triennial of Tapestry, Poland in 2003, she was awarded special distinction for her sculpture protesting the Iraq war, “Globalization,” (now in the Central Museum of Textiles’ permanent collection).
Laky’s work is included in Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America, an upcoming traveling exhibition organized by the National Basketry Organization in conjunction with the University of Missouri-Columbia. The show is co-curated by MU professors, Jo Stealey (Art Department) and Kristin Schwain (Art History & Classical Archaeology). The national traveling exhibit of 80 objects illustrates how American basketry has transformed into contemporary art. The show will open January 24, 2017 at the University of Missouri's Museum of Art and Archaeology.