Review: SCAD’s “Undertone” offers overview of Orly Genger, known for wow-inducing knotted, crocheted sculptures

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014


Orly Genger (b. 1979, New York) is a contemporary artist who creates sculptures and large-scale installations. She lives and works in New York City.

Awards and honors

  • Rappaport Prize, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

Guest lecturer/visiting artist

  • Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Museum of Arts and Design, New York
  • The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Colorado
  • Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana
  • Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
  • The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut

On the Web


Genger earned a B.A. from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Notable exhibitions

Public art projects and solo exhibitions
  • Madison Square Park, New York
  • deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts
  • Larissa Goldston Gallery, New York
  • Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana
Selected group exhibitions
  • Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida
  • Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, Massachusetts
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Colorado 

Private and public collections

  • The Museum of Modern Art, New York
  • Whitney Museum of American Art
  • Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, New Hampshire
  • Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana
  • Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
  • Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California
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Review: Orly Genger knotted, crocheted sculptures