On View:  March 4 – March 4, 2021

Creative Industries Discussion: Geraldine Ondrizek

Thursday, March 4th at 12:30PM PST

Join SMA Director Scott Malbaurn for a live Zoom Creative Industries Discussion with Geraldine Ondrizek, one of the featured artists in our Winter Exhibition. This is a special SMA members and volunteers only event. Members and volunteers will receive the link to the conversation prior to the event.

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About Geraldine Ondrizek:

Geraldine Ondrizek is a Professor of Art and artist at Reed College in Portland Oregon. For the last twenty-five years she has created architectural installations and artists books based on medical and genetic information to explore personal and political issues. Each piece results from a lengthy collaboration with scientists and medical researchers with the goal of producing work that incorporates and comments on medicine, genetics and ethics. She has had over 40 solo exhibitions internationally and is the recipient of several grants and residencies including an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Ford Family Foundation, the Oregon Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship, University of Washington Genetic Medicine Commission, NASA at the Johnson Space Center, the Houston Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and a NEA exhibition support grant. Residencies include UNESCO Artist in Residence Amman Jordon and Marnay sur Seine France, Gasworks London, Momentum AIR and the Max Plank Archive, Berlin.  Her recent exhibition include, The Hallie Ford Museum at Willamette University, Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción Chile, Bienal Concepción, Arte & Ciencia, Chile Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Berlin Germany,  Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art Karlsruhe, Germany, The Phoenix Gallery, Brighton, England, Momentum Berlin, the Nassir School of Art Gallery, Jerusalem, Haber Space, New York, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, King Street Station, Seattle, Evergreen College Gallery, Olympia, The Boise Art Museum, Florida International University and The University of Houston.

Her work has been collected by The Portland Art Museum, John Hopkins University, MIT, Sanofi-Genzyme, The University of Washington Department of Medical Genetics, and Florida International University.

Her current projects include; Chromosome 2, A public art commission for WVU Cancer Institute, Berkeley Medical Center, Martinsburg, West Virginia  and  Becoming You, A book showing the process of human fertilization, gestation and genetic testing. Written by Bioethisist, Dr. Shizuko Takahashi  with images by Geraldine Ondrizek.

She received her BFA from Carnegie-Mellon University and an MFA from the University of Washington.

More Information on Geraldine Ondrizek at: https://www.reed.edu/art/ondrizek/.