visual arts program

2014 Hallie Ford Fellow

Geraldine Ondrizek


(Left to Right) "Fish Egg Book," 2018 (Detail). Accordion book of photos from film stills of zebra fish eggs printed on silk mounted on archival board frames, plexiglass case, 124 x 5 in. Film made by Geraldine Ondrizek at Reed College Developmental Biology Lab. Photo: Dan Kvika. "In Vitro Fertilization Film Still: 2 Cell Stage," 2019. Digital photo, hand painted on silk, 12 x 12 in (each)

For more than two decades, Geraldine Ondrizek has been exploring personal and political issues through architectural installations and artists books based on medical and genetic information.

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 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. Exhibitions include, the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University, Salem, Oregon; Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción Chile, Bienal Concepción, Arte & Ciencia, Chile; Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany; Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene, Oregon; ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany. Her work has been collected by the Portland Art Museum, John Hopkins University, MIT, Sanofi-Genzyme, the University of Washington Department of Medical Genetics, WVU Cancer Institute, Berkeley Medical Center, and Florida International University. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Carnegie-Mellon University and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Washington.



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