WENDY WISCHER

Curriculum Vitae Biosketch

WENDY WISCHER portrait
  • Assistant Professor, Art/Art History Department

Biography

Education

  • Master of Fine Arts, FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISO

Honors & Awards

  • Teaching Grant for collaborative project across disciplines with Light, Sound, Video, Movement and Installation/Performance in collaboration with Brent Schneider and Fall Semester classes Art 4460 Intermedia/Environmental Installation and Dance 6461 University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. University of Utah, 04/2014
  • Honors Professorship for Honors class Art, Action and the Environment to be taught in Spring 2015. University of Utah Honors College, 04/2014
  • Salt Lake City Corporation, Utah. Selected for Pre-qualified Public Artist Pool, 03/2014
  • Utah Arts & Museums, Salt Lake City, Utah, $10,000. Utah Visual Arts Fellowship, 02/2014
  • URC Faculty Research & Creative Grant, $6,000 for the creation of the installation, "The Glass Garden". 05/2013
  • Creative Research Grant for "Black Holes and Silver Linings", an interdisciplinary installation to be shown in NY in May 2013. University of Utah, College of Fine Arts, 03/12/2013
  • Travel Grant. University of Utah, College of Fine Arts, Dept. of Art& Art History, 07/26/2012
  • Rio Mesa Young Scholars Award, $2,000 for creating images and video for the "Contained" series and the printing of 5 large format photographs. 07/2012
  • Individual Artist Fellowship. Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, 01/2011
  • John Ringling Towers Artist Award. Sarasota Arts Council, 11/2010
  • South Florida Consortium. Miami-Dade Division of Cultural Affairs, 01/2008
  • Artist Enhancement Grant. State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, 01/2008
  • Artist Grant. Pollock-Krasner Foundation, 01/2007
  • Artist Access Grant. Tigertail Productions, 01/2006

Biography

 

Born in Wisconsin 1971, Wendy Wischer currently lives and works in Salt Lake City, Utah. She received an MFA from Florida State University,1995 and a BFA from the University of Wisconsin Madison,1993. Wischer creates work in a variety of media from sculptural objects, to installations, video and public works.  Much of the artwork is based on blurring the separation between the intrinsic history of working with nature and the cutting edge of New Genre and New Media.  She is the recipient of numerous grants including the Pollock-Krasner Grant, the South Florida Consortium, the Florida Individual Artist Fellowship and the Utah Division of Arts & Museums Visual Arts Fellowship.  Wendy has exhibited extensively nationally, and her international exhibits include Spain, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Italy and Israel.  She is an alumni of the Creative Capitol Professional development program and her work is part of several public collections including the Perez Art Museum, Art Bank Art in Public Places Miami, a permanent outdoor installation with Art in Public Places Miami Beach, The Boca Museum of Art in Baca Raton Florida and the Utah Division of Arts & Museums Collection.   She is represented by Julian Navarro Projects in NY.

In the Media

  • Included in online video from the show Unnatural at the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach. 01/01/2013. http://vimeo.com/51884545
  • Art Basel Miami Beach Magazine, Miami Herald. Pg. 52DD. 12/02/2012. http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/11/30/3120013_p2/m...
  • Unnatural, Exhibition Catalog, The Bass Museum of Art, color reproduction of Puddled II. 09/2012.
  • The Miami Herald, An Unnatural Twist on Nature by Anne Tschida. 09/2012.
  • On View Magazine, Unnatural, color reproduction of Puddled II. 08/2012. http://www.onviewmagazine.com/index.html
  • Florence Biennale, Exhibition Catalog, color reproduction of Still Searching. 12/2011.
  • Sculpture Magazine, Sculpture on Governor's Island, by Karen Gover, color reproduction of Murmur. 11/2010.
  • Aesthetics & Values, Exhibition Catalog, Color Reproduction of Incandescence, Cover image. 03/2010.
  • Art News, Shadows, Disappearances and Illusions. 11/2008.
  • Art in America, Report from Miami: after the fair(s) by Roni Feinstein. 01/2008.
  • Miami Contemporary Artists, color reproduction of Ariadne's Thread and Full to Wailing and Back Again. 11/2007.
  • Running Around the Pool, Exhibition catalog, color reproduction of Longing and Sun Spot Diaries. 03/2007.
  • Fatamorgana, Exhibition catalog, color reproduction of Ariadne's Thread and Feeling Blue. 11/2006.
  • Miami Arts Explosion, pgs 8,68 by Alfredo Triff. 05/2006.
  • Art in America, Report from Miami: Expanding Horizons by Roni Feinstein. 12/2003.
  • Atlantica, The Relevant Structure by Antonio Zayas. 09/2003.
  • Sculpture Magazine, Miami supports Miami by Anne Morgan. 12/2001.
  • Art in America, Report from Miami Part II; Miami Heats Up by Roni Feinstein. 11/1999.