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Frontier Fellowship: Wendy Wischer
May 5, 2018 - May 31, 2018
Born in Wisconsin 1971, Wendy Wischer currently lives and works in Salt Lake City, UT. She received an MFA from Florida State University (1995) and a BFA from the University of Wisconsin Madison (1993). With a focus on artwork in a variety of media from sculptural objects, to installations, to video, sound 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. The conceptual focus highlights environmental issues; finding ways to translate data into personal understanding and create artwork that moves the viewer in poetic ways. 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, Canada, Italy, and Israel. Her work is part of several public collections including the Perez Art Museum, Art in Public Places Miami and Miami Beach, the Boca Museum of Art, the Colorado State Art Collection, and the Utah Division of Arts & Museums Collection.
“I am excited to spend time in Green River, away from the city, immersed in this unique rural community and learn more about the land and
the people there. I hope to be inspired and to inspire in ways I cannot yet imagine from afar.”