Phone: 415.435.2600

Fax: 415.435.6085

Email: info@gertrudparker.com

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


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)

1997      Gold 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


International Sculpture Center,   www.sculpture.org

Artfacts,   www.artfacts.net

Galerie-Haasner,   www.galerie-haasner.de

JSTOR,   www.jstor.org

Stark Guide,   www.thestarkguide.com

Photographs by Ben Blackwell