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Wendy Klemperer

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Brooklyn, NY , U.S.A.
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Email: wenklem@ix.netcom.com
URL: http://www.wendyklemperer.com

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BIO:
Wendy Klemperer was born in 1958 in Boston, MA. Raised in Cambridge and Watertown, she was most able to explore her passion for animals and nature during summers spent at her grandmother’s country house in New Hampshire.The daughter of two chemists, she grew up with dual interests of art and the biological sciences, and received a bachelor degree in biochemistry from Harvard University before deciding to pursue art full time. She moved to NYC in 1980, and studied at Pratt Institute. The vitality of Klemperer’s work stems from her physical involvement in the making of the pieces, a kind of action sculpture process, combined with a deeply ingrained, intuitively felt understanding of the form and movement of animals. In the early 1990’s she started welding, and soon was concentrating on larger, outdoor sculpture. Scrap yards and construction sites provide raw material for her linear, gestural sculpture. She finds most of the forms already bent into the piles of rebar; her process is largely to select and cut, tack-welding the pre-existing curves into sculptural form. Wendy Klemperer lives in Brooklyn, NY and Nelson, NH. She has
exhibited her work throughout the United States. Her work can be viewed online at www.wendyklemperer.com.


BRIEF RESUME:

EDUCATION:
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, B.F.A. Sculpture ‘83.
Harvard-Radcliffe College, Cambridge,MA B.A. Biochem ‘80

COMMISSIONS:
Andalusians , Andalusia Foundation, Bensalom, PA 2002
Glade of Deer, Bradford & Mary Gooch, Springfield, MA 2001
Circle of Wolves, Henry Lay Sculpture Park, Louisiana,MO 2001
Muybridge Mural, Deb & Norman Sylvain, Marlborough, NH 1996

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2003 Sculpture on the Green, Town Green, Nelson, NH
2000 Suspended Animation, Gallery of South Orange, NJ
1999 Urban Pastures , Bridgewater/Lustberg Gallery, 560 Bway, NYC
1998 Anima Mundi, Bridgewater/Lustberg Gallery, NYC

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2004 Sculpture In and By the River, Sculpture Now, Housatonic, MA
Sculpture Installation, California State University, Bakersfield, CA
Artscape Public Art, Pittsfield, MA
Outdoor Sculpture, Millbrook Gallery, Concord, NH
Somersby Landing Sculpture Park, Newburyport, MA
Sculpture Installation, Buffalo Bayou Artpark, Houston, TX (upcoming)

2003 Sculpture Takes Over, Rockland Ctr for The Arts, Nyack, NY
Faculty Exhibit, Ernest Rubenstein Gallery, Ed. Alliance, NYC
Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood, 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

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 Sculpture in the Garden 2001, Berkshire Botanical Garden,
Stockbridge, MA
The Madison Mile: Contemporary Outdoor Sculpture, Madison, CT

2000 Chain-hounds: an Installation, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
The Dog and Pony Show, curated by Leslie Heller, The Workspace,
96 Spring St, NYC
Sculpture Installation, Convergence Festival, Providence, RI
Checked, organized by Cindy Tower, Museum of Modern Art
(action on coat check room), NYC

1999
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, 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

FELLOWSHIPS,AWARDS:
Visiting Artist Residency, California State Univ, Bakersfield, 2004
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:
Welded Sculpture Instructor, Carving Ctr, West Rutland, VT, 2004
Welding Instructor, Educational Alliance Art School, NYC, 2002-2005
Workshop Artist, Morris-Jumel Mansion, NY, 1998
Workshop Artist, Brooklyn Arts Council, NY, 93-4
Visiting Artist, Franklin Pierce College, Ringe, NH 2002
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, NY1995
Curator’s Choice, Artists Talk on Art, NYC 1993