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Wendy Wischer

Associate Professor Sculpture Intermediaat University of Utah
United States
Focus area: Cultural Practices, Social Practice, Digital Art, New Media, Environmental Art, Eco Art, Land Art, Fabrication, Maker Art, Fine Arts 2D, Fine Arts 3D, Sculpture, Spacial, STEAM, Pedagogy, Education, Video, Film

Born in Wisconsin 1971, Wendy Wischer currently lives and works in Salt Lake City, Utah. 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. Through the interdisciplinary research, often in collaboration with scientists and engineers, it addresses our current environmental crisis in hopes of finding impactful ways to connect people more deeply with the environments they live in and with each other. She is the recipient of numerous grants including the Pollock-Krasner Grant, the South Florida Consortium, the Utah Division of Arts & Museums Visual Arts Fellowship and recently several prominent research grants from the University of Utah where she is an Associate Professor in Sculpture Intermedia. Exhibiting nationally, and internationally, her work is part of several public collections including the Perez Art Museum, Art in Public Places Miami Beach, the Colorado State Art Collection and the Utah Division of Arts & Museums Collection among others. 

Journal Articles:
Special Section: Environment 2.0

Collective Currents: Exploring Sustainability through a Collaborative and Interactive Installation

June 2021