Wendy White is a visual artist whose work encompasses painting, sculpture, and installation and often references symbols and iconography of contemporary advertising, branding, American pop culture, and twentieth-century art history. Through juxtaposing gestural mark-making and fabricated elements, White uses sculptural and spatial interventions to defy and expand the boxed-in limitations of the traditional canvas. White’s work has been featured in solo exhibitions at Gaa Gallery, Provincetown, MA; Kaikai Kiki, Tokyo; Leo Koenig Inc., New York; Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles; COUNTY, Palm Beach; Maruani Noirhomme, Brussels; VAN HORN, Düsseldorf; Denny Dimin Gallery, New York; David Castillo, Miami; Eric Firestone Gallery, New York; Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago; Galerie Jérôme Pauchant, Paris; Sherrick & Paul, Nashville; and Galeria Moriarty, Madrid. White’s work has been featured in numerous institutional exhibitions, including, Low Pressure at Museum Goch, Germany; The World’s Game: Fútbol and Contemporary Art at Perez Art Museum, Miami, FL and LACMA, Los Angeles, CA; Full of Peril and Weirdness, M Woods, Beijing, China; Globe as a Palette: Contemporary Art from the Taguchi Collection, Hokkaido Obihiro Museum of Art; The Art Show: Art of the New Millenium in Taguchi Art Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, Japan; Taguchi Hiroshi Art Collection at The Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu, Japan; American Idyll at SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA; EXPEDITION at The Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, VA; and So Athletic, Kunstverein Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin, among others.
White is the recipient of the Teiger Mentorship in the Arts at Cornell University (2019), a Painting Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts (2012) and a George Segal Painting Grant (2008). Her work was featured in Phaidon’s anthology Vitamin P2: New Perspectives in Painting (2011) and has been reviewed in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Artforum, Art in America, New York Magazine, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, Artnet, Time Out New York, Modern Painters, ArtNews and BOMB, among others.
White has delivered over 50 artist lectures at art schools and institutions in the US and abroad, including Bard College, Pratt University, The School of Visual Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, MASS Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Royal Institute of the Arts (Stockholm, SE), Cranbrook Academy, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University, ArtEZ Institute of the Arts (Arnhem, NL) and Kansas City Art Institute, among others.
Permanent collections include Detroit Institute of the Arts, Detroit, MI; The High Museum, Atlanta, GA; RISD Art Museum, Providence, RI; Museum Goch, Goch, DE; Kranzberg Art Foundation, St. Louis, MO; Saks Fifth Avenue; Taguchi Art Collection, Tokyo, JP; UK Art Museum, Lexington, KY; Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA; Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, GA; UBS Art Collection; Progressive Art Collection; The Shinola Hotel, Detroit, MI; and ARCO Foundation, Madrid, ES.