Portland artist and professor Geraldine Ondrizek has served on the Reed College faculty since 1994. She earned her MFA from the University of Washington, Seattle, and her BFA from Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh. For the last twenty years she has created architectural-scaled works that house medical and biological information. Since 2001 she has worked with geneticists and biologists to gather and compose images of human cellular tissue and genetic tests that relate to ethnic identity and disease.
Her work has been shown widely in galleries and museums, including 26 solo exhibitions and numerous group shows. She is the recipient of Levine Fund and Mellon Foundation Faculty Research Awards, and an Oregon Council on the Arts Fellowship. She has been an artist in residence at CAMAC in Marnay-sur-Seine, France; Gasworks in London; the Women's Studio Workshop in New York; Kunstseminar in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany; the Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh; and the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, Colorado. Ondrizek has lectured at Columbia College, CalArts , the Royal College of Art, Goldsmiths College in London; the University of Washington, Seattle; and the Conference for Art and Society in Venice, Italy. Her work has been shown at The Detroit Museum of Art, The Portland Art Museum, The Sheldon Museum, The Western Washington University Gallery, The Shenman Gallery at Whitman College, The IMSS in Chicago, The Miller Gallery at Carnegie–Mellon University,The Hillwood Museum, PDX Contemporary Art, Pyramid Atlantic, The Holter Museum, The Wiesman Museum, and The Museum of Fine Art, Baltimore, as well as other places. Reviews of her work have appeared in Art ldt., The Chicago Tribune, Art Week, Art News, The New York Times, The Oregonian, and the Sudduetch Zietung.
In June of 2011 she completed a commission for the front lobby of the University of Washington Medical Center which honors Dr. Arno Motulsky, the founder of Medical Genetics, and celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Medical Genetics. In 2012 Inner Space, Global Matter: Recording From The Structures Within Works From 2009 Through 2012: The Sounds Of Cells Dividing, Cellular, And Chromosome Painting Curated by Jane Chin Davidson toured University of Houston Art Gallery and Alfred R. Neumann Library NASA , Johnson Space Center Houston, Florida International University, Miami Beach Urban Studios.
Central Booking, New York, Fall 2013
Artist's Project Space, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art-University of Oregon, Eugene Oregon, Spring 2014
The International Conference on Art and Society, Budapest, Hungary, June 2013
Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, September 2013
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