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Copyright © 2014-18 Gertrud Parker

Phone: 415.435.2600

Fax: 415.435.6085


Born: Vienna, Austria

Education: BA, Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, CA

PostGraduate: Ecole Therese Gauthier, Montreal, Quebec

Art Studies: San Francisco State College, Alexander Nepote

University of Wisconsin, Kenneth Kümmerling

Pacific Basin School of Textiles, Berkeley, CA

Fiberworks (Yoshika Wada)

Mendocino Art Center, CA

Fort Mason, San Francisco, Kay Sekimachi

One Year Seminar – Lillian Elliott, Berkeley

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017 “Gertrud Parker: Icon: Shrine”

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art Museum,

Sonoma, CA

2015 “Gertrud Parker: Watercolors and Prints”

Godwin–Ternbach Museum, Queens College, University of New York

2011 “Gertrud Parker: Artist & Collector” Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa, CA

2010 “3D: The Art of Gertrud Parker” Part II Dominican University, Marin County, CA

2009 “3D: The Art of Gertrud Parker” Part I Dominican University, Marin County, CA

2007 Art Santa Fe International Biennale Santa Fe, New Mexico

2006 “Gediegen” haaaauch, Klagenfurt, Austria

“Verfremdung” Haasner Gallerie, Wiesbaden, Germany

2005 “Sunshine Et Noir – A Spring Exhibition” Monoprints, Joe Kish, San Francisco, CA

2003 “The Sculpture of Gertrud Parker – A Convergence of Cultures” Dominican University, San Rafael, CA

2002 “The Visceral Sculpture of Gertrud Parker” Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

2001 “Draht Objekte – Gertrud Parker” Galerie Haasner, Wiesbaden, Germany

“Vernissage & Kolloqium” Bundesinstitut, St. Wolfgang, Austria

“Scheinbar Vertraut” haaaauch, Klagenfurt, Austria

2001 “Unusual Steeples” San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

1997 “3 Generations: Women Interpreting Women…” Villa Montalvo, Saratoga, CA

1993 “Gertrud Parker: A Lightness in Being” Craft & Folk Art Museum, San Francisco, CA

1989 “Around the Ground Swell… Clang” Works in Gut and Fishskin Gertrud Parker

Allen Moe, California State University, Hayward, CA

1988 “Fiber/Gut Paintings and Sculpture by Gertrud Parker”

Art Exhibition at Frank Lloyd Wright Civic Center, San Rafael, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016    “This Just In: Recent Acquisitions” UC Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA

2015-12 "Graphic-Malerei-Plastic", Galerie B. Haasner, Wiesbaden, Germany

2015 "The Sculpted Fiber", Museums of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa, CA

2013 “California Artists” Galerie Haasner, Wiesbaden, Germany

“Black Tongue Review” Issue 3, Rules of Engagement

2011 “Arts Alive 75! Celebrating Richmond Art Center’s 75th Anniversary”

2009 “Women Artists in Marin: 5 Decades” Marin County Civic Center, San Rafael CA

2008 “Wish You Were Here” A.I.R Gallery, West 25th St., New York

2007 “Shapeshifters” The 8 Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2004 “Red Abstractions” ARTROM

2003-04   “Graphic-Malerei-Plastic” Galerie Haasner, Wiesbaden, Germany

2002 "San Francisco Bay Area” Art Bodensee, Austria

2002 “Kleine Formate” Galerie Haasner, Wiesbaden, Germany

2000 “Judging the Book by its Cover” Spertus Museum, Chicago, IL

“Textile Miniaturen” Artemis Galerie, Goerlitz, Germany

1999 Toyamura International Sculpture Biennale, Hokkaido, Japan

1998 “Liberté, Fraternité, Égalité” Downtown Museum of Los Angeles, CA

1997 “Art for the Holidays” Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek CA

“L’Chaim – A Kiddush Cup Invitational”

The Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA

1996 “Sources & Refinements” San Bernardino County Museum, CA

1995 “Translucency” Mary Porter Sesnon Gallery, U.C.S.C., Santa Cruz, CA

1994 “Dual Visions: Artists in the Studio/Leaders in the Community” Falkirk House, San Rafael, CA

1993 “Crocker-Kingsley Annual Art Show” Crocker Museum, Sacramento, CA

1991 “Natural Impressions” Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, CA

1990 Weaver’s Convergence “Small Expressions” San Jose, CA

"Shifu Aida” Juror Archie Brennan

1989 “Image of the Horse” Redding Museum Art Center, Redding, CA

1988 “Innerskins/Outerskins, Gut and Fishskin” Anchorage Museum, Alaska State Museum

Juneau, University of Alaska Museum, Fairbanks, AK

1985 “Mixing it Up” Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR

1982“21st Annual”, Hayward Forum for the Arts, CA (Juror: Ruth Asawa)

Awards and Commission

2011 Nominated Artist Eureka Fellowship Program Fleishacker Foundation, San Francisco, CA

1998 Ornament for the White House Tree (One of 6 Artists in California)

1997Gold Medal, 1st prize, 7th International Exhibition, Stockholm, Sweden

1993 Richard A. Florsheim Art Fund Grant

1992 Art of California Magazine Discovery Award

1992 “Capital Convergence ‘92” Honorable Mention, Washington, D.C.

1988 Certificate of Excellence for Outstanding Achievement in Fiber, New York

1987 Marin Society of Artists Award, Ross, CA

Selected Bibliography

“Black Tongue Review” Issue 3, Rules of Engagement 2013

“…the sculptures, inspired by the gutskin work of artist Gertrud Parker…”

Torben Ulrich: Dance: Cacophony for 8 Players 2012

Daniel Filipacchi “Ceci n’est pas une autobiographie” page 408. 2012

“…Gertrud est une infatigable Sculpteuse de grand talent.”

“Gertrud Parker, Artist and Collector” Catalog “Altered Patterns” by Amy Winter,

Sonoma County Museum 2011

“haaaauch 2005-2010” Heiderose Hildebrand, Klagenfurt, Austria 2010

“Women Artists in Marin:5 Decades” Marin Arts Council 2009

“Verfremdung” Catalog Galerie Haasner 2006

“haaaauch 1998-2005” Heiderose Hildebrand, Catalog, Klagenfurt, Austria 2005

“Judging the Book by its Cover” Spertus Museum, Chicago, Illinois 2002

Frank Cebulski, Artweek: September 2002 “Gertrud Parker at the Richmond Art Center”

Peter Selz: “The Visceral Sculpture of Gertrud Parker” 2000

Textile Miniaturen” Artemis Galerie, Goerlitz, Germany 2000

“The 7th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition” University of Hawaii Art Gallery 2000

Toyamura International Sculpture Biennale, Japan, Catalog 1999

Woman’s Art Journal, May 1999 “Gertrud Parker: Sheer Artistry” Amy Winter, PhD

G.L. Owens Editor: International Women Artists Entering the Second Millennium 1997

Who’s Who in American Art 1995-96, 2001-2002

Cameron Cartiere: “Dual Visions: Artists in the Studio, Leaders in The Community” Installation at Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA 1994

Doramay Keasbey: Sheer Delight-Hand-woven Transparancies, Stella Publishing House 1990

Wayne Freedman, Producer, KRON-TV (NBC Affiliate, San Francisco) “Inside Art” 1988

Art Related Employment

Founder, Chairman of the Board, San Francisco Craft & Folk Art Museum

Selected Collections

University of California, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley California

New York Times, New York

Oakland Museum, Oakland , California

Smithsonian Archives, Washington, D.C.

Prefecture of Gunman Gun, Japan



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