photo credit: Sabine Dworak–de Vries


Wendy Letven is a New York area visual artist. In her exuberant paintings, sculptures and installations she works with an ever-evolving, expansive formal language of biomorphic and geometric shapes, patterns of energy and natural phenomena. Figure/ground reversals, color harmonies and contrasts and other spatial illusions are employed to challenge perceptions of two-dimensionality and three-dimensionality, reframing ideas of what a painting or a sculpture can be. 

Letven attended Washington University in St. Louis, and completed her BFA at Tyler School of Art. She received an MFA in painting from Hunter College in New York. She now teaches art and design courses at Parsons School of Design in New York.

Letven has been an artist in residence at The MacDowell Colony and recently at Gallery Aferro in Newark. She received a workspace grant from Dieu Donne Papermill in New York and participated in the AIM program through the Bronx Museum. Recently, in March, 2017, Letven received a first place award in City Without Walls Metro show.

Letven's work is in many private collections across the country. She has exhibited work at The Bronx Museum, Montclair Art Museum, Lehman College, SUNY Oneonta, The Bridgeport Art Museum, De Soto Gallery, Momenta Art, Concepto Hudson, Mayson Gallery, Aljira Gallery, and other venues.