Gerda Gruber (Spurey):
Gerda Gruber wurde am 23. Februar
1940 in der nähe von Pressburg geboren.
Von 1957 bis 1962 studierte sie bei Prof. Heinz Leinfellner an der Hochschule für angewandte Kunst in Wien.
1960 heiratet sie den späteren Leiter des Designstudio (1968 - 1970) der ÖSPAG Kurt Spurey.
Aus diesem Designstudio stammen die Lilienporzellan Atelier Stücke.
Heute lebt Gerda Gruber in Mexiko, und unterrichtet junge Künstler.
Born in 1940 in Czechoslovakia,
resides in Mexico since 1975 and live in Yucatan.
Under the tutelage of Professor Heinz Leinfellner gets her Master Degree in Sculpture at the Universitte für angewandte Kunst in Vienna, Austria (1957-62).
Since 1975 she has participated in a number of sculpture workshops and teaches in several education institutes of Canada, Mexico, Venezuela and Puerto Rico.
During 1976-86 she was professor at
the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plasticas of the Universidad Nacional
Autónoma de México where she founded the Ceramic-Sculpture Department
creating a group of clay sculptures in Mexico.
In 2001 she founded the Gruber Jez Foundation, a non-profit association dedicated to encourage the development of art and to promote nascent artists, making it a home to research, education and promotional activities.
Participant in numerous international events, as art jury, symposiums, congresses and lectures complements her professional life.
Since her graduation she has dedicated her life to sculpturing using a number of media such as porcelain, clay, glass, silver, bronze and other materials.
Her commitment to her profession as an artist has contributed to international expositions in America, Asia and Europe as well as solo shows in Mexico, Austria, Germany, Holland, Italy, Denmark, Venezuela and United States of America.
She held for her career important solo exhibitions as: