Wendy Klemperer

WENDY KLEMPERER

393 BUSHWICK AVE

BROOKLYN, NY 11206

tel: (347) 223-8876

e-mail: wenklem@ix.netcom.com

url: www.wendyklemperer.com

born Boston, MA

EDUCATION:

  • Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY B.F.A. Sculpture
  • 83 Harvard-Radcliffe College, Cambridge, MA B.A. Biochem

COMMISSIONS/COLLECTIONS:

  • Sias International University, Xinzheng, Henan Province, China
  • City of Westminster, CO
  • Portland International Jetport, City of Portland Public Art Collection, gift of William Hamill
  • Key Plaza, Bangor, ME
  • L. L. Bean Company, Freeport, ME
  • California State University at Bakersfield
  • Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME
  • Andalusia Foundation, Bensalom, PA
  • Suffield Academy, Suffield, CT
  • Henry Lay Sculpture Park, Louisiana, MO
  • Cheshire Horse Equestrian Center, Keene, NH
  • Newmark and Co Real Estate, 560 Broadway, 2nd Flr, New York NY

EXHIBITIONS (One and Two Person):

  • 2012 Waxing Wild, curated by Deborah Brown, Storefront Bushwick (project space), Brooklyn, NY
  • 2011 Re-Imagined: Sculpture by Wendy Klemperer, curated by June LaCombe/SCULPTURE, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME
  • 2010 Re-Imagined: Sculpture by Wendy Klemperer, curated by June LaCombe/SCULPTURE, Maine Audubon, Falmouth, ME
  • 2009 Re-Imagined: Sculpture by Wendy Klemperer, curated by June LaCombe/SCULPTURE, Coastal Maine Botanical gardens, Boothbay, ME
  • 2008 Shadow Migration, 38 Cameron Gallery, Cambridge, MA (2 person)
  • 2008 Two Artists, Union College Gallery, Schenectady, NY (2 person)
  • 2007 Leopard, 38 Cameron Gallery, Cambridge, MA (3 person)
  • 2000 Suspended Animation, Gallery of South Orange, NJ (solo)
  • 1999 Urban Pastures, Bridgewater/Lustberg Gallery, 560 Bway, NYC (solo)
  • 1998 Anima Mundi, Bridgewater/Lustberg Gallery, NYC (solo)
  • 1997 Featured Artist, Nelson Art Gallery, Nelson, NH

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2012

  • My Wildlife as an Animal, curated by Ron Richter, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, New York, NY
  • Sculpture Garden, curated by Deborah Brown and Lesley Heller, Onderdonk House, Brooklyn, NY
  • Steel and Stone, June LaCombe/SCULPTURE, Pownal, ME
  • On the Wing, June LaCombe/SCULPTURE, Maine Audubon, Falmouth, ME

2011

  • Between Earth and Sky, June LaCombe/SCULPTURE, Pownal, ME
  • Outdoor Sculpture, Southern Vermont Arts Ctr, Manchester, VT
  • Sacred Land (Featured Artist), Sculpturefest, Woodstock, VT
  • Sites for Sculpture, curated by Pam Brown, Dowling College, Oakdale, NY
  • New Year/New Work/New Faces, curated by Jason Andrew and Deborah Brown, Storefront Gallery, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY

2010

  • Outdoor Sculpture, curated by Jocelyn Grayson, Southern Vermont Arts Ctr, Manchester, VT

2009

  • Animal Attractions, curated by Eric Johnson, The Fells, Sunapee, NH
  • Crest Hardware Art Show, Brooklyn, NY
  • Sculpture Invitational, Millbrook Gallery, Concord, NH
  • Return, June LaCombe/SCULPTURE, Pownal, ME

2008

  • Sculpture for New Orleans, curated by Lundberg and Manjarris, NO, LA
  • Water and Gravity, June LaCombe/ SCULPTURE, Pownal, ME
  • Outdoor Sculpture: Creating Harmony with Nature, Courthouse Gallery, Ellsworth, ME
  • Structures, Redmond-Bennet Gallery, Dublin, NH
  • Nature and Balance 2, Arsenal Ctr for the Arts, Watertown, MA
  • Medley, Visions West Gallery, Livingston, MT
  • Crest Hardware 10th Anniversary, Brooklyn, NY
  • Metal-Morphosis ll, Ernest Rubinstein Gallery, NY, NY
  • Gallery in the Garden, curated by Eileen Tognini, Hawk Mountain. PA

2007

  • Where Nature and Culture Meet, Maine Audubon Society and Coastal Maine Botanic Garden, June LaCombe/SCULPTURE
  • Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood, curated by Janet Riker, Stockbridge, MA
  • Nature and Balance, Arsenal Ctr. for the Arts, Watertown, MA
  • Go Figure, curated by Eric Johnson, The Fells, Sunapee, NH
  • Sculpture Invitational, Millbrook Gallery, Concord, NH
  • Visions West Gallery, Livingston, MT
  • DUMBO Outdoor Sculpture, Jan Larsen Art, Brooklyn, NY

2006

  • June LaCombe/Sculpture, Coastal Maine Botanic Gardens, Boothbay Harbor, ME
  • Sculpture Installation, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Sculpture Installation, ArtInPlace, Charlottesville, VA

2003

  • Sculpture in the Park lll, Rockland Ctr for The Arts, Nyack, NY
  • Faculty Exhibit, Ernest Rubenstein Gallery, Ed. Alliance, NYC
  • Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood, Curated by Janice Kean Dorgan, Chesterwood Museum, Stockbridge, MA
  • 17th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture, Appalachian State Univ., Boone, NC
  • Third Annual Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition, Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL
  • Sculpture Courtyard, Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL

2002

  • Six Sculptors, Long Island University campus, Brooklyn, NY curated by Kathleen Gilrain
  • Earthworks, North Carolina Zoological Park, Ashboro, NC

2001

  • Sculpture Installation, Artscape Public Art, Pittsfield, MA
  • The Sculpture Path, Forest Hills Educational Trust, Boston, MA
  • Sculpture Installation, Pratt Institute Sculpture Park, Brooklyn, NY
  • Celebration, Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Cazenovia, NY, 2001
  • Sculpture in the Garden 2001, Berkshire Botanical Garden, Stockbridge, MA
  • Contemporary Sculpture At Chesterwood 2001, Stockbridge, MA
  • The Madison Mile: Contemporary Outdoor Sculpture, Madison, CT
  • Harbor Walk: Sculpture on the Boardwalk, West Haven, CT

2000

  • Chain-hounds: an Installation, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA
  • The Dog and Pony Show, curated by Leslie Heller, The Workspace, 96 Spring St, NYC
  • Sculpture Installation, Convergence Festival, Providence, RI
  • Bridgeport Sculpture Festival, organized by Peter Lundberg, Bridgeport, CT
  • Checked, organized by Cindy Tower, Museum of Modern Art (action on coat check room), NYC

1999

  • Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood, curated by Janice Conner, Chesterwood Museum, Stockbridge, MA
  • Examining the Equine, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA
  • The Horse Show, Sylvia White Gallery, 560 Broadway, NYC
  • Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Millbrook Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Concord, NH
  • Sculpture Installation, City of Poughkeepsie Sculpture Park, Poughkeepsie, NY

1998

  • Signs, Forms, Systems: Site-Specific Outdoor Sculpture, North 9th St and Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY
  • Escape Velocity, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY
  • Indoor/Outdoor Sculpture, Greene Gallery, Guilford, CT

1997

  • Crest Hardware and Soho Hardware, curated by Gene Pool, NY

1996

  • Brookworld: Installations by 25 Brooklyn Artists in a Soho Tenement Building, curated by Cindy Tower, 24 Thompson St, NYC
  • Nine Sculptors Outdoors, Washburn University, Topeka, KS
  • Cousins, Cape Gallery, Falmouth, MA (two-person)

1995

  • Sculpture Survey Show, curated by Mariella Bisson, One Main St Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NY
  • Exposure and Vulnerability, Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park Brooklyn, NH
  • Other Rooms, Ronald Feldman Gallery, 39 Mercer St, NYC
  • All Media Summer Exhibition, Contemporary Artist's Ctr, North Adams, MA

1994

  • 11211: Williamsburg Artists, Jadite Gallery, 413 W.50th st, NYC
  • Art-Terre: A Site-Specific Art Exhibit, Buckingham, Canada

1993

  • Four-Walls Fundraiser, David Zwirner Gallery, 97 Green St, NYC
  • NY/93/50, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NYC
  • Outdoor Sculpture, OIA sponsored exhibition, Ward's Island, NY
  • Wild Kingdom, Bridgewater/Lustberg Gallery, NYC

1992

  • Reclaiming Land: an Exhibition of Site-Sculptures, Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Cazenovia, NY
  • The Neurotic Art Show, Artist's Space, NYC
  • New Dimensions, Bridgewater/Lustberg Gallery, NYC.

1991

  • In the 3rd Dimension, Bridgewater/Lustberg Gallery, NYC
  • Habitat and Plein Air, AMMO, 135 Plymouth St, Bklyn, NY
  • Alumni Show, Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

1989

  • Three Artists, The Gallery, 30 Bond St, NYC

1987

  • Bridge Space Exhibition, 40 Old Fulton St, Bklyn, NY

1986

  • Indoors/Outdoors: a sculpture invitational, curated by David Hacker Charas Cultural Ctr, 9th St at Ave B, NYC
  • Room to Swing a Cat: a multimedia exhibit, 40 Hoyt St, Bklyn, NY

VIDEO COLLABORATIONS:

  • My Pretty Pony and Summertime, with Chris Schiavo and Kara Cressman, screened at Four Walls, Brooklyn, NY, The Kitchen, NYC and Artist's Space, NYC

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, AWARDS:

  • Residency Fellowship, SIAS University, Zhengzhou, China, 2008, 2009
  • Residency, Salem Art Works, Salem, NY, 2007
  • Sculpture Prize, Warwick Sculpture Fest, Newport News, VA, 2005
  • Award, Rosen Sculpture, Appalachian State U, Boone, NC, 2003
  • Lotos Grant, Pratt Institute Outdoor Sculpture, Brooklyn, NY 2001
  • Merit Award, Chesterwood Museum and Sculpture garden, 1999
  • Emerging Artist Fellowship, Socrates Sculpture Park, 1998
  • Funded Residency, Sculpture Space, Utica, NY, 1995
  • Residency, IKONS, Newfoundland, Canada, 1992
  • Residency, MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH, 1986
  • Residency, Ucross Foundation, Wyoming, 1986
  • Scholarship, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, ME, 1984

LECTURES, PANELS, TEACHING:

  • Visiting Artist, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA, 4/22/2011
  • Visiting Artist, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME, 11/18/2010
  • Shop Club Talk, Harvard University Faculty Club, Cambridge, MA, 2009
  • Artist Master, Catalyst Program, Dreyfus Foundation, 2008
  • Welding Instructor, 3rd Ward, Brooklyn, NY, 2006-present
  • Instructor, Carving Studio & Sculpture Ctr, Rutland, VT, 2004-present
  • Welding Instructor, Educational Alliance Art School, New York, NY, 2002-2007
  • Workshop Artist, Morris-Jumel Mansion, NY, 1998
  • Workshop Artist, Brooklyn Arts Council, NY, 93-4
  • Panel Discussion, Outdoor Sculpture, Madison, CT 2003
  • Visiting Artist, Franklin Pierce College, Ringe, NH 2002
  • Artists' Talk, Forest Hills Cemetary, Boston, MA, 2002
  • Artists' Talk, Gallery of South Orange, NJ, 2000
  • Cast Iron Workshop, Convergence Festival, Providence, RI, 1999
  • The Job Show Panel, Organized by Four Walls, Ronald Feldman Gallery, NYC, 1996
  • Pilgrims: Wayfarers, Visionaries, Eccentrics, organized by Cindy Tower, at Four Walls, Brooklyn, NY 1995
  • Outdoor Sculpture Lecture, at BOCES Community College, Utica, NY 1995
  • Curator's Choice, Artists Talk on Art, NYC 1993

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

  • A Scene Grows in Brooklyn, ARTnews, Carolina Miranda, 2/2012
  • Outdoor Art, Mountain Living, Loneta Showell, 8/2012
  • Art Review: Wendy Klempererʼs “Glimpse”, Portland Press Herald, Daniel Kany, 11/7/2011
  • Flight Diversion, Portland Press Herald, Bob Keyes 11/2011
  • Wild Things, Maine Home and Design, Rebecca Falzano, 1/2011
  • Cover Story: Animal Dreams, Portland Press-Herald, Bob Keyes, 6/3/2010
  • Living/Arts, The Boston Globe, Christine. Temin, 8/29/01
  • Arts & Entertainment, Sunday Gazette, Karen Bjornland, 7/22/01
  • Art Review, The Berkshire Eagle, Charles Bonenti, 8/16/01 & 10/20/01
  • Resculpting the DeCordova, Boston Globe, C. Temin, 9/22/00
  • Contemporaries at Home, Albany Times Union, W. Jaeger 8/29/99
  • Art Perspectives, Boston Globe, Christine Temin, 7/28/99
  • Arts and Leisure, Portfolio Weekly, Catherine Dorsey
  • City, New York Times, Douglas Martin, 12/6/98
  • Art Review, New York Times, Grace Glueck, 8/21/98
  • Pilgrims and Pop Pioneers, New Observations Magazine, 9/95
  • Arts and Entertainment, Falmouth Enterprise, W. H. Adelman, 8/27/96
  • Visual Heartland, Ottowa Express, Kirk Finken, 8/24/94
  • Art - Terre, Ottowa News, Sherry Chayat 8/19/94
  • Eye on Art, The New York Post, Jerry Talmer, 7/27/90
  • Nature as Subject and Substance, The New York Times, Andy Grundberg, 4/20/90

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