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:

  • 2003 - Museo de la Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público, México D.F.
  • 2003 - Galerie bei der Albertina, Zetter, Viena, Austria
  • 2000 - Galería Emma Molina, Monterrey, N.L., Mexico
  • 1999 - Centro Cultural Olimpo, Mérida, Yuc., Mexico
  • 1995 - Museo del Vidrio, Monterrey, N.L., México
  • 1994 - Galería Ramis Barquet, Garza García, N.L., México
  • 1987 - Hetjens Museum, Dusseldorf, Alemania
  • 1976 - Museo de Arte Moderno, México D.F.
  • 1974 - Museum für angewandte Kunst, Viena, Austria
Her works may be seen in many collections and museums as:

Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Musee Ariana in Geneva, Hetjens Museum in Dusseldorf, Museo Internazionale della Ceramiche in Faenza, Museo de Arte Moderno in México and Museo del Vidrio.

Berengo Fine Arts Collection, Murano, Italia; Tane Orfebres, Mexico; Universidad de las Américas, Puebla, México; Cementos Mexicanos, Monterrey, N.L.; Banco Mercantil, Caracas, Venezuela.

Gerda Gruber was awarded with many prizes from international events of ceramics in Germany, Italy, Japan, United States of America, the Government of Austria and the Government of Mexico.

Member of the Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte de México, 1999-2005.



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