photo credit: Sabine Dworak–de Vries

ABOUT

I am a multimedia visual artist, working primarily in painting and installation. I work with a language of symbols and patterns that communicate to the viewer through metaphor. Cutting shapes with a laser cutter, I have developed a unique technique that combines painting and sculpture, activating both positive and negative space, blurring lines between 2 and 3 dimensional art. 

I studied art at Washington University in St. Louis, and completed my BFA at Tyler School of Art. From these two schools I received a thorough foundation which led me to continue studying art in the graduate program at Hunter College, receiving an MFA in painting. The learning continues daily in my rigorous studio practice and at Parsons in New York, where I teach in the First Year Program. 

I have exhibited my work in numerous museums and galleries including The Bronx Museum, Montclair Art Museum, Lehman College, SUNY Oneonta, The Bridgeport Art Museum, De Soto Gallery, Momenta Art, Concepto Hudson, Mayson Gallery and Aljira Gallery, among others. 

I have been an artist in residence at The MacDowell Colony and recently at Gallery Aferro in Newark.

Contact:  wletven@gmail.com