Wendy White

Wendy White portrait
Photo by Jeffrey Graetsch

Profile

Wendy White (b. 1971) was born and raised in Deep River, Connecticut, and currently lives and works in New York City. After receiving her BFA from Savannah College of Art & Design in Savannah, Georgia and her MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts in New Jersey, the artist moved to New York in 2007, where she has been based in Chinatown, Manhattan for the past 11 years.

The artist, who began her career as a sculptor and was trained in textiles and three-dimensional fibers, creates mixed media works that defy the boxed-in limitations of the traditional canvas; an approach to creation that reflects the nature of her home and muse, the vibrant and ever-bustling city of NYC. White’s fixation on symbols of American culture— graffiti and street marks, athletics, fashion and sportswear— delve past cultural commentary to explore the deeper universal human desire for belonging and acknowledgement: “the drive to make a mark on something and find one’s place in the world.”

White has held solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States as well as internationally, from New York, Chicago, Miami, and Los Angeles, to Paris, Milan, Brussels, Madrid, Hong Kong, Amsterdam, Tokyo, and Berlin. White is the recipient of a Painting Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts (2012) and a George Segal Painting Grant (2008), and her work
has also been featured in Phaidon’s anthology Vitamin P2: New Perspectives in Painting (2011). She will have a solo exhibition at Museum Goch in Germany in 2019.

Career
2001-2003 Mason Gross School of the Arts
1989-1993 Savannah College of Art & Design
Awards
2012 Painting Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts
2008 Artists’ Fellowship, Inc. Grant
2005 Painting Grant, George & Helen Segal Foundation
2004 The Space Program, Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation
2001 Leon Golub Scholarship, Mason Gross School of the Arts
Solo Exhibition
2018 “Oil Slicks” David Castillo, Miami, Florida, USA
“Loves” SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
2017 “Kelly Girl” VAN HORN, Düsseldorf, Germany
“JEANS” Rawson Projects, New York, NY, USA
2016 “Santa Cruz” Eric Firestone Loft, New York, NY, USA
“Redidas®” Rawson Projects, New York, NY, USA
2015 “Skiing” Galerie Jérome Pauchant, Paris, France
“Double Vanity” Sherrick & Paul, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
“12th Man” David Castillo, Miami, Florida, USA
2014 “El Campo” VAN HORN, Düsseldorf, Germany
“Madrid Me Mata” Arts & Leisure, New York, NY, USA
2013 “CURVA” M Building, Miami, Florida, USA
“Pick Up a Knock” Andrew Rafacz, Chicago, Illinois, USA
“Wendy White” Maruani and Noirhomme, Brussels, Belgium
2012 “Pix Vää” Leo Koenig, Inc., New York, NY, USA
“En Asfalto” Galeria Moriarty, Madrid, Spain
“Radio Lampor” VAN HORN, Düsseldorf, Germany
2011 “6 Years/6 Works” University of Tennessee, Tennessee, USA
2010 “French Cuts” Andrew Rafacz, Chicago, Illinois, USA
“Up w/Briquette” Leo Koenig, Inc., New York, NY, USA
2009 “Feel Rabid or Not” Galeria Moriarty, Madrid, Spain
2008 “Autokennel” Leo Koenig, Inc., New York, NY, USA
2006 “Chunk Lite” Solomon Projects, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
“Wendy White” Sixtyseven, New York, NY, USA
2003 “Silver Tongued” Solomon Projects, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
2000 “Spilled in Spaces” Nancy Solomon Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Two Person Exhibitions
2017 “Brian Calvin | Wendy White” Cabinet, Milan, Italy; curated by Maria Chiara Valacci
“Gypsy Wagon, (with Justin Adian)” CAPITAL, San Francisco, California, USA
2012 “So Athletic (with Henning Strassburger)” Kunstverein Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin, Germany
“Performing Painting (with José Parlá)” Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, Georgia, USA
Group Exhibitions
2018 “Public Matter” Library Street Collective, Detroit, Michigan, USA
“The World’s Game: Fútbol and Contemporary Art” Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami, Florida, USA; curated by Franklin Sirmans and Jennifer Inacio
“Points of Light in a Nocturnal World” 7 Herkimer Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA
2017 “The Art Show – Art of the New Millennium in Taguchi Art Collection” The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, Japan
“Site-specific commission” Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
“The Artist and the Athlete” O’Connor Art Gallery, Dominican University, River Forest, Illinois, USA
“Unquestionable Optimism” Johannes Vogt, East Hampton, NY, USA
“No burden as heavy, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, Florida, USA
“Broken Language, Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles, California, USA
“Sharper Image, Present Co., Brooklyn, NY, USA
Still They Persist: Protest Art from the 2017 Women’s Marches” traveling exhibition: Wave Pool, Cincinnati, Ohio; Lexington Art League, Lexington, Kentucky;Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, Ohio; Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland; Pro Arts,Oakland, California, USA
“Vatic Utterance” Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA
“Lob des Schattens” Marc Straus Gallery, New York, NY, USA
“Small Painting” County Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida, USA
“Man Alive” Maruani Mercier Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2016 “Mount Analogue” Performance Ski, Aspen, Colorado, USA; curated by Neville Wakefield
“OVERRIDE | A Billboard Project” presented by EXPO Chicago and the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) on Chicago’s City Digital Network (CDN), Chicago, Illinois, USA
“Temporary Highs” bitforms, New York, NY, USA
“Whatspace” Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY, USA
2015 “Full of Peril and Weirdness: Painting as a Universalism” M Woods, Beijing, China
“Any Given Sunday” Fine Arts Center Gallery, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA
“Painting is Not Doomed to Repeat Itself” Hollis Taggart, New York, NY, USA; curated by John Yau
“All Killer No Filler” Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, NY, USA
“Outta Town Sh*t” Kravets & Wehby, New York, NY, USA; curated by Nina Chanel Abney
“Baudrillard’s America” Andrew Rafacz, Chicago, Illinois, USA
“Behold! The Blob” Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, California, USA
“Womanhouse” Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, NY, USA
“Black/White” Ameringer McEnery Yohe, New York, NY, USA
“Taguchi Hiroshi Art Collection: A Walk around the Contemporary Art World after Paradigm Shift” The Museum of Fine Arts Gifu, Gifu, Japan
“Power Objects: The Rogers & Weisenbacher Collection” Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
“My Other Car is a Painting” Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Dresden, Germany
2014 “Inaugural Exhibition” Sherrick & Paul, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
“Sha Boogie Bop” Anonymous Gallery, New York, NY, USA
“We” Incubate Festival Arts Program, Tilburg, The Netherlands
“Amerika” David Castillo Gallery, Miami, Florida, USA
“Medium Rare” Galleri Kant, Copenhagen, Denmark
“Thinking Through Painting” Royal Swedish Academy, Stockholm, Sweden
“Go With the Flow” The Hole, New York, NY, USA
“Fútbol: The Beautiful Game” Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California, USA; curated by Franklin Sirmans
“Frameshift” Denny Gallery, New York, NY, USA
“Heaven & Earth” Galeria Impakto, Lima, Peru
“Metabolic Bodies” David Castillo, Miami, Florida, USA
“SHAKTI” Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy
“Painting in the Expanded Field” Georgia Regents University, Augusta, Georgia, USA
“Black/White” LaMontagne Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
2013 “The Digital Divide” Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf, Germany
“Seventh-Inning Stretch” Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, NY, USA
“All Fucking Summer” Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida, USA
“After Hours 2: Murals on the Bowery” Art Production Fund, New York, NY, USA
“XSTRACTION” The Hole, New York, NY, USA
“Painted Perfect” Anonymous Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
2012 “Hue & Cry” Space S2, Sotheby’s, New York, NY, USA; curated by Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld
News from Chicago and New York City” Fiebach Minninger, Cologne, Germany
“Raw” Ille Arts, Amagansett, NY, USA
“Against Interpretation” organized by Whatspace, Tilburg, The Netherlands
“Idealizing the Imaginary: Invention and Illusion in Contemporary Painting” Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, Michigan, USA
2011 “Let Your Light In” Country Club, Los Angeles, California, USA
“A Painting Show” Harris Lieberman, New York, NY, USA
“BNA: Brooklyn to Nashville” ZieherSmith, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
“Informal Relations” Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
2010 “Vivid: Female Currents in Painting” Schroeder Romero, New York, NY, USA
“Third Thoughts” CCA Andratx, Mallorca, Spain
“Graphic Abstraction” Moot Gallery, SCAD Hong Kong, China
“Painting Comes Alive!” Artjail, New York, NY, USA
“I’ll Let You Be in my Dreams if I Can Be in Yours” Fredericks & Freiser, New York, NY, USA
“Shape Language” Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY, USA
“Platinum Metre” Aschenbach & Hofland, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
“Bushwick Schlacht!” Fortress to Solitude, Brooklyn, NY, USA
“Quick While Still” Heist Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Borderland Abstraction, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
2009 “Quick While Still” Motus Fort, Tokyo, Japan
“Jettison: New Ideas in Abstraction” Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee, USA
“Maximal Minimal” Art Advisory, Lugano, Switzerland
“Rattled by the Rush” Andrew Rafacz, Chicago, Illinois, USA
“Mergers & Acquisitions” Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
2008 “Pure Optic Ray” Fred, Leipzig, Germany
“Doppelganger” Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
“Accident Blackspot” Freight + Volume, New York, NY and Galerie Markus Winter, Berlin, Germany
“Insideout” Galeria Moriarty, Madrid, Spain
“Some Abstraction Occurs” 65GRAND, Chicago, Illinois, USA
“Freeze Frame” Thrust Projects, New York, NY, USA
2007 “Late Liberties” John Connelly Presents, New York, NY, USA
“The Show’s So Nice” Monya Rowe, New York, NY, USA
“Material Presence” Marsh Project Gallery, Herron School of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
“Emergent Behavior” Martin Art Gallery, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
2006 “Norf*kneasters Take Pluto” Pluto, Brooklyn, NY, USA; curated by Nicole Eisenman
“Twist it Twice” Moti Hasson Gallery, New York, NY, USA
“Le Show” V&A Gallery, New York, NY, USA
“Boat Show” High Energy Constructs, Los Angeles, California, USA
“Twenty Eight Days” Wendy Cooper Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA
2004 “So Few the Opportunities” So Many the Mistakes, Champion Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY, USA; curated by Josh Smith
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