Born in Wisconsin in 1971, Wendy Wischer currently lives and works in Salt Lake City, Utah. She received an MFA from Florida State University, 1995 and a BFA from the University of Wisconsin Madison, 1993.
With a focus on artwork in a variety of media from sculptural objects, to installations, video, projection, sound, alternative forms of drawing and public works, much of the artwork is based on blurring the separation between an intrinsic approach to working with nature and the cutting edge of New Media.
The conceptual focus is on environmental issues; finding pathways, and creating experiences, that translate data into personal meaning and create artwork that moves the viewer poetically. Through her creative explorations, often in collaboration with scientists, engineers and community collaborators, a wide range of data types are investigated to link nature with technology, science with mythology and personal identity with universal connections, while addressing our current climate crisis in hopes of finding impactful ways to connect people more deeply with the environments they live in and with each other.
She is the recipient of numerous grants including the Pollock-Krasner Grant, the South Florida Consortium, the Florida Individual Artist Fellowship, the Utah Division of Arts & Museums Visual Arts Fellowship and recently several research grants from the University of Utah where she is an Associate Professor in Sculpture Intermedia. Wendy has exhibited nationally, and internationally including Spain, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Canada, Italy and Israel. Her work is part of several public collections including the Perez Art Museum, Art Bank Art in Public Places Miami, Art in Public Places Miami Beach, the Boca Museum of Art in Baca Raton Florida, the Colorado State Art Collection and the Utah Division of Arts & Museums Collection.