Gerti Machacek

Biographie

  • 1955 born in Vienna
  • 1973-1976 University Studies of History of Art
  • 1980 Master for gold and silver smithing and jeweller
  • 1981 free lance artist in Vienna

Exhibits in public art collections

  • 1998 Ankauf durch das Museum Angewandter Kunst Wien
  • Artothek (Kunstsammlung der Stadt Wien)
  • Sammlung Bollmann, Wien
    Sammlung Basiner, München

Awards

  • 1992 Anerkennungspreis beim 4. Staatspreis für Gestaltendes Handwerk

Exhibitions

  • Numerous international exhibitions.

Publications

  • My work is marked by the playful manner in which body and form are treated. In my work I place emphasis on sculptural jewellery that can also serve as mementos or objects conducive to self-identification. By virtue of its portability and innate movement, jewellery permits shifts in perspective. Ideas and design determine the materials I ultimately use and the techniques I apply.
  • 2016 Schmuck Stadtgespräch – 25 years Slavik Gallery, Vienna 2016, 82.
  • 2015 Autorenschmuck noch mehr. Basiner Stiftung, 2015, 117.
  • 2014 Catherine Mallette. Art Jewelry Today Europe.
    Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. 2014, 136-139.
  • 2013 Nicolas Estrada. New Earrings.
    Thames & Hudson Ltd, London 2013,173, 219, 233.
  • 2011 Nicolas Estrada. New Rings. Thames & Hudson Ltd, London 2011,12-13, 35, 254.
  • 2010 Art meets Jewellery. 20 years Slavik Gallery Vienna.
    Arnoldsche Art Publishers, Stuttgart 2010, 117, 180.