71nak Woods at Night, Nancy Koenigsberg. coated copper wire, 17" x 46" x 9", 2011, $4,000
69nak Light, Nancy Koenigsberg, coated copper wire, 47" x 47" x 8", 2011, $6,000
68nak Gathering Storm, Nancy Koenigsberg, annealed steel wire, 36" x 36" x 4.5", 2012, $4,000
46nk Wedding Cake Tower, Nancy Koenigsberg, annealed steel wire, 56" x 9" x 9", 2001, $2,800
66nk Aurora, Nancy Koenigsberg, coated copper wire, 8.5" x 13" x 13", 2011, $1,500
53nak Babel II, Nancy Koenigsberg, polynylon coated , copper, steel, 19" x 17.5" x 7.5", 2003, $2,000
27nak Suspended Red
Nancy Koenigsberg, polynylon coated copper wire, 16" x 16" x 16", 1998, $2,000
Selected collections and exhibition venues:
Arts and Design, New York, New York (permanent collection); Museum of Contemporary Art, São Paulo, Brazil; Barbican Centre, London, England (Threads: Contemporary American Basketry); Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio (permanent collection); Carnegie Museum, Oxnard, California; Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Houston Museum of Art, Texas (permanent collection); Trenton City Museum, New Jersey; Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, California; Beauvais, France (5th International Festival of Tapestry and Fiber Art); LongHouse Reserve, East Hampton, New York (Small Works in Fiber – traveling exhbition); 5th International Betonac Prize, Sint-Truiden, Belgium (Connections); Savaria Musuem, Szombathely, Hungary (International Biennial of Miniature Textiles); Angers and Strausbourg, France (International Triennials of Miniature Textiles).
55nak Ghost Tower, Nancy Koenigsberg,
annealed steel wire, galvanized steel wire, fishing sinkers, steel base, 66" x 8.25" x 9.25", 2004, $5,000
My work is a synthesis of the technological urban environment and the natural world. The palette and texture represent nature. The materials are those of technology and industrialization. Though I employ innovative materials, I use traditional weaving and knotting techniques. I fuse the past and present, the natural and the technological which comprise our world.
The medium I have chosen – narrow-gauge electrical wire – is ideally suited to the exploration of space, This material lends itself to the creation of delicate lattice work or heavier, nearly opaque surfaces. By enclosing objects within objects, and allowing space to filter throughout, I seek to focus on the ambiguities in the distinction between “inside” and “outside.”