Wendy WHITE
(b. 1971, American)
Boldly designed surfaces and the bright colors of the sun and sea, and the Zen-like concentration of participants, surfing and skateboarding in Southern California have frequently infiltrated and influenced Wendy White’s paintings. Wendy White often creates mixed-media works, incorporating awnings, disused store front signage, digitally manipulated photographs, and found objects, jeans into her acrylic and spray painted canvases to capture the exuberance of New York City. Inspired by Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg, she describes her work as “a hybrid experience: painting and sculpture smashed together with buildings and streets, how it feels walking around a massive city, urban ghosts, forgotten architecture,new signs.”

White earned an MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and a BFA from Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, GA. White’s works have been featured in group exhibitions at M Woods, Beijing; The Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu, Japan; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art; Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha and the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. Solo and two-person exhibitions include Cabinet, Milan with Brian Calvin; VAN HORN, Düsseldorf; David Castillo Gallery, Miami; Andrew Rafacz, Chicago; Leo Koenig, New York; and Savannah College of Art & Design with José Parlá among many others. Collections include Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI; Southern Poverty Law Center, Montgomery, AL; Taguchi Art Collection, Japan; Progressive Art Collection, USA; UBS Art Collection, Zurich; Savannah College of Art & Design, USA; ARCO Foundation, Madrid; Tulip Collection, UK; Saks Fifth Avenue, USA; Red Bull North America Jimenez-Colon Collection, Puerto Rico; Art Museum at the University of Kentucky, KY; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; Detroit Institute of the Arts and Shinola Hotel in Detroit. White’s work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Modern Painters, Art Papers, Artforum, Art in America, New York Magazine. White lives and works in New York City.
Educations
2003: MFA Mason Gross School of the Arts
1993: BFA Savannah College of Art & Design
Solo Exhibitions
2019: Racetrack Playa,Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles, CA (April)
2018: Natural Light, Andrew Rafacz, Chicago, IL
2018: Rainbow Bridge, Kaikai Kiki, Tokyo, Japan
2018: American Idyll, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA
2018: Oil Slicks, David Castillo Gallery, Miami
2018: Loves, Gallery 1600, SCAD Atlanta
2017: Kelly Girl, VAN HORN, Düsseldorf
2018: Loves, Gallery 1600, SCAD Atlanta
2017: Kelly Girl, VAN HORN, Düsseldorf
2016: Santa Cruz, Eric Firestone Loft, New York
2015: Skiing, Galerie Jérôme Pauchant, Paris
2015: Double Vanity, Sherrick & Paul, Nashville
2015: 12th Man, David Castillo Gallery, Miami
2014: El Campo, VAN HORN, Düsseldorf
2013: CURVA, M Building, Miami
Two Person Exhibitions
2017: Brian Calvin | Wendy White, Cabinet, Milan; curated by Maria Chiara Valacchi
2016: Gypsy Wagon, CAPITAL, (with Justin Adian), San Francisco
2012: So Athletic (with Henning Strassburger), Kunstverein Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin; curated by Suzanne Prinz (catalog)
2012: Performing Painting (with José Parlá), Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah; curated by Melissa Messina and Isolde Brielmaier
Projects
2017: Commission, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta
2016: JEANS, Rawson Projects, New York
2016: OVERRIDE | A Billboard Project, presented by EXPO Chicago and the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), Chicago’s City Digital Network (CDN)
2016: Low Pressure, site-specific installation, Drake One Fifty, Toronto
2015: What a Letdown, Rawson Projects, NADA Miami Beach
Group Exhibitions
2019: Globe as a Palette: Contemporary Art from the Taguchi Art Collection, Hokkaido Obihiro Museum of Art, Obihiro, Japan
2019: Reality Hunger, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
2019: Notebook, 56 Henry, New York, NY; curated by Joanne Greenbaum
2019: Highs & Lows, Mast Books, New York, NY; curated by Justin Adian
2018: The Strangeness Will Wear Off, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
2018: 10 YEARS/100 SCULPTURES, Anonymous Gallery, Mexico City, DF; curated by Joseph Ian Henrikson and Todd von Ammon
2018: Still They Persist, LMAKbooks+design, New York, NY
2018: Grafik, Harper's Books, East Hampton, NY; curated by Ryan McGinness
2018: Xeriscape, Library Street Collective, Detroit, MI
2018: Focus III: I’ll see it when I believe it, Works in the private collection of Jack and Rebecca
Curatorial Projects
2017: Man Alive, Jablonka Maruani Mercier Gallery, Brussels, BE
2013: Deep Cuts (co-curated with David Humphrey), Anna Kustera, New York, NY
2012: Division 169 (co-curated with Justin Adian), Rawson Projects, Brooklyn, NY
2011: New York Area MFA Annual, Mason Gross School of the Arts/Rutgers University, Hunter College/Times Square Gallery, New York, NYo
2010: De-Nature, Jolie Laide Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Collections
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Takashi Murakami, Tokyo, JP
Southern Poverty Law Center, Montgomery, AL
Taguchi Art Collection, Japan
Progressive Art Collection, USA
UBS Art Collection, Zurich
Savannah College of Art & Design, USA
ARCO Foundation, Madrid
Tulip Collection, UK
Saks Fifth Avenue, USA
Red Bull North America
Jimenez-Colon Collection, PR
Art Museum at the University of Kentucky, USA
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, USA

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