Origin: Deep River, Connecticut. U.S.A.
Lives in: New York City, U.S.A.
Galleries: David Castillo Gallery, Andrew Rafacz, Jablonka Maruani Mercier, Van Horn, & Sherrick and Paul.
Wendy White was born in Deep River, Connecticut, USA and currently lives in Chinatown, New York City. She received her BFA from Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, GA and her MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts in 2003. Among White’s solo and group, exhibitions are The Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu, Japan; Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, GA; The University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, TN; Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, and many others. Her work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Modern Painters, Art Papers, Artforum, Art in America, New York Magazine, and others. White had received awards and fellowships from the Segal Foundation and New York Foundation for the Arts. White has lectured extensively at institutions including Pratt Institute, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, RISDI, Hunter College, School MFA, Boston, and Bard. Among White’s institutional collections are the ARCO Foundation, Madrid, Savannah College of Art & Design, and the UBS Collection.
Wendy White organizes her paintings like the fractured language they often depict. The artist’s large-scale canvases and painting installations are punctuated by movements like those of film credits, the urban environ of advertising and posters, or the frenetic energy of pop-up ads. They are quakes in global power structures brought on by the semiotics of professional sports. Mining a range of vocabularies from athletic gear to the history of abstraction for color, geometry, texture, and mark-making, White is essentially a maker of palimpsests — she is called to write, carve, spray or tape, redefining the limits of perception and sensory experience.