Wendy Widell Wolff
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  • Malibu, CA
  • United States
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Art Interests
Mixed Media, Painting
Artist / Personal Statement
I spent my childhood on the lakes of Minnesota exploring the wilderness in an aluminum boat with a small Evinrude engine.

My imagination crossed the corporeal into an internal world of unfinished stories. It’s this line my paintings seek to delineate; the extraordinary in the ordinary. I am to this day drawn to imagery that is benign, even at times clichéd – trees, unassuming architecture, streetlights, lamp-lit windows….

Our world roils with conflict and irony, while I look for innocence. For me as a painter the crux is where the external meets the internal – where commonplace inspires wonder.

The process begins with unfussy drawing, becoming increasingly meticulous through a meditative painting process attentive to chiaroscuro, craft, design, surface texture, and perspective.

I seek to cross thresholds between the ordinary, the innocent, and the unseen; seeking that everyday place where one must decipher between apprehension and awe.
Accomplishments / CV
M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

B.F.A., Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design, Los Angeles, CA

Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA “Energy”
(Juried by Howard Fox: Emeritus curator of contemporary art,
Los Angeles County Museum of Art.)

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA “2010 Los Angeles Juried Exhibition” – Group Show
(Juried by Ali Subotnick and Franklin Sirmans)

Westside Vineyard, Los Angeles, CA “Arts and Entertainment Ministry Exhibition” – Group Show

L.A. Art Core Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Exhibition of Paintings – One Person Show

Folk Tree Gallery, Pasadena, CA Exhibition of Drawings – One Person Show

California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA “Paintings, Prints, Drawings” – One Person Show

The Art Store Gallery, Los Angeles, CA “Loose Association” – Group Show

Otis Art Institute Main Gallery, Los Angeles, CA “Alumni Celebration” – Group Show

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA “Magical Mystery Tour” – Group Show

Otis Art Institute Main Gallery, Los Angeles, CA “First Class” – Group Show

Montevideo Arts Fund – Individual Artist Grant

Eugene Hill Memorial Scholarship – California Institute of the Arts

Ahmanson Foundation Grant – California Institute of the Arts

The Group Scholarship – Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design

Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times, “2010 Los Angeles Juried Exhibition at Municipal Art Gallery”

Suzanne Muchnic, Los Angeles Times, “Taking Magical Tour at Municipal Gallery”

Otis Art Institute, Big Orange Sunset Portfolio and Catalog, Los Angeles, New York, Paris

Nell Brickner Santa Monica, California

Jean R. Davis Los Angeles, California

Jules Engel Los Angeles, California

Barbara Hamilton Hurleyville, New York

Fielden Harper Santa Monica, California

Michelle Isenberg Los Angeles, California

Rhoda Apfel Jolson, Beverly Hills, California

Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Silver Los Angeles, California

Ann Sulzberger Winnetka, Illinois

Laura Miller & Fred Tomaselli Brooklyn, New York

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At 10:24am on November 7, 2012, Shawna Gilmore said…


Great to hear you know my beloved city. . .and we are fellow tree appreciators!  




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