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Wendy Wischer

Associate Professor Sculpture Intermediaat University of Utah
COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS,
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, video, projection, sound, alternative forms of drawing and public works. Much of the artwork is based on blurring the separation between an intrinsic approach to working with nature and the cutting edge of New Media.
The conceptual focus is on environmental issues; finding pathways, and creating experiences, that translate data into personal meaning and create artwork that moves the viewer poetically. Through her creative explorations, often in collaboration with scientists, engineers and community collaborators, a wide range of data types are investigated to link nature with technology, science with mythology and personal identity with universal connections, while addressing our current climate crisis in hopes of finding impactful ways to connect people more deeply with the environments they live in and with each other.
Wischer 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