Wendy Letven juxtaposes contrasting visual languages and typologies of form in her work. Working fluidly across a broad variety of mediums in paintings, collages and sculptures, she explores the physicality of her materials as a means of communicating the poetry she perceives at the boundary between reality and illusion.
Wendy holds a BFA from Tyler School of Art and an MFA from Hunter College. She has been an artist in residence at Dieu Donne in New York, Gallery Aferro in Newark and The McDowell Colony in New Hampshire. Wendy has created public art installations and outdoor sculpture for programs including Activate Market Street in Newark, Summit Public Art, Morris Arts, in an exhibit curated by Mary Birmingham of the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey. In the fall of 2018 Wendy will create an installation for the Flatiron Prow Artspace in New York.
Wendy has exhibited her work widely in the New York area at The Bronx Museum, The Montclair Art Museum, Aljira Gallery, Mayson Gallery, Site Brooklyn, Equity Gallery, and other museums and galleries.
Wendy is an adjunct professor of art at Parsons School of Design in New York.
From a recent BROOKLYN RAIL REVIEW...
"... it's Letven who comes closest to charting a viable new path for abstraction. Light and heavy, flat and full all at once, her work uses color not just to imitate space but to play with the very idea of it, to marvelous effect.
But it was her laser-precise paper cut-outs which left me thinking hardest. By consciously juxtaposing patterns drawn from technology and nature against each other in a highly stylized manner, all while employing high-tech implements, Letven seems to be interrogating humanity’s relationship to the world from which it sprang, discovering forms which blur the distinction we tend to make between ourselves and our ecology. " –John Micheal Colon
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