b. 1979, New York, New York, lives and works in New York



Known for her large scale installations, Orly Genger most commonly uses discarded rope to painstakingly hand knot monumental sculpture. She describes the process as physically challenging and an important part of making her work. In 2012, Genger began working in casting aluminum and bronze pieces. The works are more intimate in size. The cast sculptures reference both of her large scale rope pieces as well as her very detailed drawings and collages of superhero limbs. Genger’s work can be found in many private and public collections including MoMA, The Whitney Museum of American Art, Hood Museum of Art, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Yale University Art Gallery, Hammer Museum of Contemporary Art and SFMoMA among others.


Trick Ropester: Orly Genger Redefines What it Means to be Given Enough Rope, October 2014

Playful Variation on Ring Forms Performance Space at Ragdale in Lake Forest, July 2016

Monumental Rope Sculpture Lassos Attention for Oklahoma Contemporary’s Future in Automobile Alley, 2016

This Massive Installation in an Austin Park Is Made of Over a Million Feet of Recycled Lobster Rope, July 2016


Womanhouse, Eric Firestone Gallery, May 23 – June 14, 2015