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Oral history interview with Gyöngy Laky

Interviewee:
Laky, Gyöngy, 1944-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Branford, Joanne Segal, 1933-1994  Search this
Christiansen, Brett  Search this
Dobras, Darryl  Search this
Dumas, Mary  Search this
Elliott, Lilian, 1930-1994  Search this
Foosaner, Judith, 1940-  Search this
Gablik, Suzi, 1934-  Search this
Hamilton, Ann, 1956-  Search this
Lahner, Émile, 1893-1980  Search this
Larsen, Jack Lenor, 1927-2020  Search this
Miller, Henry, 1891-1980  Search this
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988  Search this
Ocampo, Kim  Search this
Puryear, Martin, 1941-  Search this
Rossbach, Ed  Search this
Sontag, Susan, 1933-2004  Search this
Voulkos, Peter, 1924-2002  Search this
Extent:
11 Items (Sound recordings: 11 sound files (4 hr., 8 min.), digital, wav)
66 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
2007 December 11-12
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Gyöngy Laky conducted 2007 December 11-12, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Laky's home and studio, in San Francisco, California.
Laky speaks of her recent exhibitions; leaving Hungary as a child; using words in art; learning languages; family influences in her art; the family art gallery and Chinese painting; changing majors in college; working with various materials; using recycled materials in her work; retirement; planning her works; working with assistants; working with a small community in Europe; construction of her works; using computers to create art; the craft "renaissance"; scale and outdoor projects; working with dealers and commissioned pieces; emphasis on negative space. Laky also recalls Emile Lahner, Mary Dumas, Ed Rossbach, Judy Foosaner, Peter Voulkos, Joanne Branford, Lillian Elliott, Henry Miller, Louise Nevelson, Darryl Dobras, Brett Christiansen, Kim Ocampo, Jack Lenor Larsen, Martin Puryear, Ann Hamilton, Suzi Gablik, Susan Sontag, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Gyöngy Laky (1944- ) is a textile artist from San Francisco, California. Mija Riedel (1958- ) is a curator and writer from San Francisco, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 11 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 8 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Computer Art  Search this
Painting -- China  Search this
Textile artists -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Art and computers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.laky07
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-laky07

Ann Hamilton, David Ireland : Walker Art Center, March 22-July 5, 1992 / photo, Glenn Halvorson

Author:
Hamilton, Ann 1956-  Search this
Ireland, David 1930-2009  Search this
Walker Art Center  Search this
Subject:
Hamilton, Ann 1956-  Search this
Ireland, David 1930-2009  Search this
Physical description:
[2] p. ; 25 cm. + 7 postcards (1 folded, perforated sheet)
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Minnesota
Minneapolis
Date:
1992
C1992
Topic:
Installations (Art)  Search this
Call number:
N6537.H337 A4 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_802996

Ann Hamilton : habitus / poems, Natalie Shapero, Susan Stewart ; contributors, Patricia C. Phillips, Susan Lubowsky Talbott

Title:
Habitus
Author:
Hamilton, Ann 1956- Works Selections  Search this
Writer of supplementary textual content:
Phillips, Patricia C. 1952-  Search this
Talbott, Susan Lubowsky  Search this
Shapero, Natalie  Search this
Stewart, Susan 1952-  Search this
Host institution:
Fabric Workshop and Museum  Search this
Subject:
Hamilton, Ann 1956-  Search this
Physical description:
223 pages : color illustrations, facsimiles ; 32 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
United States
Date:
2017
20th century
21st century
Topic:
Installations (Art)  Search this
Textile fabrics  Search this
Artists  Search this
Textile artists  Search this
Textile fabrics in art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1098927

Ann Hamilton : a round / Louise Dompierre

Author:
Dompierre, Louise  Search this
Hamilton, Ann 1956-  Search this
Power Plant (Art gallery)  Search this
Subject:
Hamilton, Ann 1956-  Search this
Hamilton, Ann 1956- Expositions  Search this
Physical description:
31 p. : ill. ; 18 X 21 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1993
[1993]
Call number:
N6537.H337 A4 1993b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_649986

Ann Hamilton : Dia Center for the Arts, New York : October 7, 1993 - June 19, 1994

Artist:
Hamilton, Ann 1956-  Search this
Author:
Dia Center for the Arts (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Hamilton, Ann 1956-  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet : 1 cover illustration ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1993
[1993?]
Call number:
N6537.H337 A4 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_924078

Tracing language : Ann Hamilton

Title:
Ann Hamilton : tracing language
Artist:
Hamilton, Ann 1956-  Search this
Writer of supplementary textual content:
Zurko, Kathleen McManus  Search this
Host institution:
College of Wooster Art Museum  Search this
Subject:
Hamilton, Ann 1956-  Search this
Physical description:
4 unnumbered pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 x 30 cm, folded to 24 x 15 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2002
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_693404

Ann Hamilton : Corpus / Ann Hamilton ; essay by Lawrence Raab

Title:
Corpus
Author:
Hamilton, Ann 1956-  Search this
Raab, Lawrence 1946-  Search this
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art  Search this
Subject:
Hamilton, Ann 1956-  Search this
Physical description:
32 p. : col ill. ; 12 x 24 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2004
C2004
Call number:
N6537.H337 A4 2004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_801720

Lumen : Ann Hamilton / [text by Judith Tannenbaum]

Author:
Tannenbaum, Judith 1944-  Search this
University of Pennsylvania Institute of Contemporary Art  Search this
Subject:
Hamilton, Ann 1956-  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet ([6] p.) : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_814567

Ann Hamilton, lignum / texter, Lynn Cooke ... [et al.] ; fotografier, Thibault Jeanson, Anders Norrsell ; [translation : Kjersti Board ... [et al.]]

Title:
Lignum
Author:
Hamilton, Ann 1956-  Search this
Cooke, Lynne  Search this
Subject:
Hamilton, Ann 1956- Lignum  Search this
Physical description:
155 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 23 x 29 cm.+ 1 CD (4 3/4 in.)
Type:
Books
Place:
Sweden
Date:
2005
C2005
Topic:
Installations (Art)  Search this
Call number:
N6537.H337 A4 2005
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_821418

Seeking transcendence : Edvard Munch, Mark Rothko, Ann Hamilton, Robert Irwin, Wolfgang Laib

Author:
Munch, Edvard 1863-1944  Search this
Rothko, Mark 1903-1970  Search this
Hamilton, Ann 1956-  Search this
Irwin, Robert 1928-  Search this
Laib, Wolfgang 1950-  Search this
Art Gallery of Western Australia  Search this
Subject:
Munch, Edvard 1863-1944  Search this
Rothko, Mark 1903-1970  Search this
Hamilton, Ann 1956-  Search this
Irwin, Robert 1928-  Search this
Laib, Wolfgang 1950-  Search this
Physical description:
20 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2005
Topic:
Spirituality in art  Search this
Call number:
N8248.S77 S33 2005
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_824193

The picture is still / Ann Hamilton ; [texts by Tomoaki Kitagawa, Bernhart Schwenk, Takao Ueda ; translators: Pauline Cumbers ... et al. ; photography: Richard Nicol ... et al.]

Title:
Ann Hamilton : the picture is still
Author:
Hamilton, Ann 1956-  Search this
Kitagawa, Tomoaki  Search this
Ueda, Takao  Search this
Schwenk, Bernhart 1960-  Search this
Akira Ikeda Gallery (Yokosuka-shi, Japan)  Search this
Subject:
Hamilton, Ann 1956-  Search this
Physical description:
111 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 x 36 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Art
Place:
Japan
Yokosuka-shi
Yokosuki-shi
Yokosuka-shi (Japan)
Date:
2003
C2003
20th century
Topic:
Installations (Art)  Search this
Conceptual art  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Art  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
N6537.H337 A4 2003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_717906

Wanås 2002 : Anne Hamilton, Charlotte Gyllenhammar

Author:
Hamilton, Ann 1956-  Search this
Gyllenhammar, Charlotte 1963-  Search this
Wachtmeister, Marika  Search this
Lind, Ingela  Search this
Cooke, Lynne  Search this
Wanås (Exhibition) (11th : 2002)  Search this
Subject:
Hamilton, Ann 1956-  Search this
Gyllenhammar, Charlotte 1963-  Search this
Physical description:
72 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 20 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2002
C2002
Call number:
N6537.H337 A4 2002
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_718880

Ann Hamilton : an inventory of objects / Joan Simon

Author:
Simon, Joan 1949-  Search this
Hamilton, Ann 1956-  Search this
Subject:
Hamilton, Ann 1956-  Search this
Physical description:
307 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Catalogs
Date:
2006
C2006
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_799240

Ann Hamilton : whitecloth

Title:
White cloth
Whitecloth
Author:
Hamilton, Ann 1956-  Search this
Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art (Ridgefield, Conn.)  Search this
Subject:
Hamilton, Ann 1956-  Search this
Physical description:
72 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 x 21 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1999
C1999
20th century
Topic:
Installations (Art)  Search this
Conceptual art  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N6537.H337 A4 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_621855

Growing obsession : Bruce Conner, Elisa D'Arrigo, Ann Hamilton, Jacob El Hanani, Oliver Herring, and Allyson Strafella : January 20-February 28, 1998 / curated by Donna Harkavy and Margaret Mathews-Berenson

Author:
Harkavy, Donna  Search this
Mathews-Berenson, Margaret  Search this
Dorsky Galleries  Search this
Subject:
D'Arrigo, Elisa 1953-  Search this
Hamilton, Ann 1956-  Search this
El Hanani, Jacob 1947-  Search this
Herring, Oliver 1964-  Search this
Strafella, Allyson 1969-  Search this
Conner, Bruce 1933-2008  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet ([6] p.) : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibitions.
Date:
1998
[1998]
20th century
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Repetition (Aesthetics)  Search this
Art and technology  Search this
Small art works  Search this
Art--Technique  Search this
Call number:
N6490 .G724 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_622911

Ann Hamilton : myein : the United States Pavilion, 48th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy, June 12-November 17, 1999 / organized by Katy Kline and Helaine Posner, United States commissioners

Title:
Myein
Author:
Hamilton, Ann 1956-  Search this
Posner, Helaine  Search this
Kline, Katy  Search this
Biennale di Venezia (48th : 1999 : Venice, Italy)  Search this
Subject:
Hamilton, Ann 1956-  Search this
Physical description:
48 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1999
1999]
Call number:
N6537.H337 A4 1999b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_624263

Ann Hamilton : tropos, 1993 : October 7, 1993-June 19, 1994, Dia Center for the Arts / [edited by Lynne Cooke and Karen Kelly]

Title:
Tropos, 1993
Tropos
Author:
Hamilton, Ann 1956-  Search this
Cooke, Lynne  Search this
Kelly, Karen  Search this
Dia Center for the Arts (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Hamilton, Ann 1956-  Search this
Physical description:
149 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1995
C1995
Topic:
Installations (Art)  Search this
Conceptual art  Search this
Call number:
N6537.H337 A4 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_640609

Ann Hamilton : kaph

Title:
Kaph
Author:
Contemporary Arts Museum  Search this
Hamilton, Ann 1956-  Search this
Herbert, Lynn M (Lynn McLanahan) 1956-  Search this
Subject:
Hamilton, Ann 1956-  Search this
Physical description:
32 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 18 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1998
C1998
Call number:
N6537.H337 A4 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_647296

Ann Hamilton : 21a Bienal Internacional de São Paulo, 1991 / introduction by Chris Bruce ; essay by Joan Hugo ; exhibition organized by the Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle ; Chris Bruce, curator

Author:
Hamilton, Ann 1956-  Search this
Bruce, Chris  Search this
Hugo, Joan  Search this
Henry Art Gallery  Search this
Bienal Internacional de São Paulo (21st : 1991)  Search this
Subject:
Hamilton, Ann 1956-  Search this
Physical description:
24 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1991
Call number:
N6537.H336 A4 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_649225

Ann Hamilton : mneme

Title:
Mneme
Author:
Hamilton, Ann 1956-  Search this
Tate Gallery Liverpool  Search this
Subject:
Hamilton, Ann 1956-  Search this
Physical description:
111 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Place:
England
Liverpool
Date:
1994
[1994]
Topic:
Installations (Art)--Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
N6537.H337 A4 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_656754

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