Orly Genger (b. 1979) lives in New York City and works in Brooklyn. She received her B.A. from Brown University in 2001, and attended The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2002. She has served as a guest lecturer/visiting artist at MassArt, Museum of Arts and Design, Ohio State University, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Cranbrook Academy of Art, and the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, among others.
Genger’s recent solo exhibitions include Big Open Empty (2011), Larissa Goldston Gallery (New York) and Whole (2008), Indianapolis Museum of Art (Indiana). Selected group exhibitions include Sentimental Education (2011), Gavlak Gallery (Palm Beach, FL); MATERIAL WORLD: Sculpture to Environment (2010), Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (North Adams, MA); and Energy Effects: Art and Artifacts from the Landscape of Glorious Excess (2010), Museum of Contemporary Art (Denver, CO). Genger’s work has been featured in collections in several museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Hood Museum of Art, and Indianapolis Museum of Art. She is also the proud recipient of the Rappaport Prize, founded by the Phyllis & Jerome Lyle Rappaport Foundation to support the Foundation’s mission of promoting leadership in public policy, medical research, and art.