Wendy White

Wendy White organizes her paintings like the fractured language they often depict. The artist’s large scale canvases and painting installations are punctuated by movements like those of film credits, the urban environ of advertising and posters, or the frenetic energy of pop-up ads. They are quakes in global power structures brought on by the semiotics of professional sports. Mining a range of vocabularies from athletic gear to the history of abstraction for color, geometry, texture, and mark-making, White is essentially a maker of palimpsests — she is called to write, carve, spray or tape, redefining the limits of perception and sensory experience. As a result, her paintings are both articulate and spontaneous, with compelling forms and urgent fragments that open a possibility for space. White’s paintings are dispositifs that make visible the relation of discursive behaviors in which they also participate.


Wendy White was born in Deep River, CT and lives and works in New York, NY. White received her BFA from Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, GA and her MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts in 2003.  Among White’s solo and group exhibitions are The Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu, Japan; Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, GA; The University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, TN; Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, and many others.  Her work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Modern Painters, Art Papers, Artforum, Art in America, New York Magazine, and others. White had received awards and fellowships from the Segal Foundation and New York Foundation for the Arts. White has lectured extensively at institutions including Pratt Institute, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Hunter College, Cranbrook Academy, School of Visual Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Bard. Among White’s institutional collections are the ARCO Foundation, Madrid, Savannah College of Art & Design, and the UBS Collection.

Born in 1971 in Deep River, CT; lives and works in New York, NY.




MFA Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, NJ


BFA Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, GA




Wendy White: Low Pressure, Museum Goch, Goch, Germany


Oil Slicks, David Castillo Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
Wendy White: Rainbow Bridge, Kaikai Kiki Gallery (invited and curated by Takashi Murakami), Tokyo, Japan
American Idyll: A Collection Reading by Wendy White, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA
Wendy White: Loves, Gallery 1600, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA


Gypsy Wagon, Capital, San Francisco, CA
Brian Calvin, Wendy White, Cabinet, Milan, Italy
Kelly Girl, Van Horn, Dusseldorf, Denmark


Wendy White: 12th Man, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
Wendy White: SKIING, Galerie Jérôme Pauchant, Paris, France


We, Incubate, Tivoligarage exterior/Tilburg, The Netherlands


Wendy White: CURVA, curated by Melissa Messina, SCAD at the M Building, Miami, Florida
Pick Up a Knock, Andrew Rafacz, Chicago, IL
Wendy White, Maruani and Noirhomme, Brussels, Belgium


Pix Vää, Leo Koenig, Inc., New York, NY
En Asfalto, Galeria Moriarty, Madrid, Spain
Radio Lampor, Van Horn, Düsseldorf, Germany
Performing Painting , Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, GA
So Athletic, Der Verein zur Förderung von Kunst und Kultur am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin, Germany


6 Years/6 Works, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, TN


French Cuts, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, IL
Up w/Briquette, Leo Koenig, Inc, New York, NY


Feel Rabid or Not, Galeria Moriarty, Madrid, Spain


Autokennel, Leo Koenig, Inc, New York, NY


Chunk Lite, Solomon Projects, Atlanta, GA
Wendy White, Sixtyseven, New York, NY


Silver Tongued, Solomon Projects, Atlanta, GA


Spilled in Spaces, Solomon Projects, Atlanta, GA




The World’s Game: Futbol and Contemporary Art, The Perez Art Museum, Miami, FL
Points of Light in a Nocturnal World, Metro Pictures, Brooklyn, NY


Still They Persist, Wave Pool: A Contemporary Art Fulfillment Center, Cincinnati, OH; Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
My Kid Could Do That, ProjectArt, New York, NY
Man Alive, Maruani Mercier Gallery, Brussels, BE
Vatic Utterance, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Low Pressure, Site Specific Installation, Drake One Fifty, Toronto, Canada
No burden as heavy, David Castillo Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
The Artist and the Athlete, Dominican University, River Forest, IL
The Art Show – Art of the New Millennium in Taguchi Art Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, Japan


Mount Analogue, Curated by Neville Wakefield in conjunction with Darrow Contemporary, Performance Ski, Aspen, CO


Painting is Not Doomed to Repeat Itself, Hollis Taggard Galleries, New York, NY
Any Given Sunday, University of Arkansas, Fine Arts Center Gallery, Fayetteville, AR
Power Objects: The Future Has a Primitive Heart, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI
Taguchi Hiroshi Art Collection: A Walk around the Contemporary Art World after the Paradigm Shift, The Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu, Japan


Amerika, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
El Campo, Galeria Impakto, Dusseldorf, DE Cielo y Tierra, Galeria Impakto, Lima, Peru
Metabolic Bodies, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
Futbol: The Beautiful Game, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
SHAKTI, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy
Go With the Flow, The Hole, New York, NY


The Digital Divide, Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf, Germany; curated by Henning Strassburger
Seventh-Inning Stretch, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, NY
XSTRACTION, The Hole, New York, NY
After Hours 2: Murals on the Bowery, sponsored by Art Production Fund and The New Museum, New York, NY
Painted Perfect, Anonymous Gallery, Mexico City DF


Hue & Cry, Space S2, Sotheby’s, New York, NY
News from Chicago and New York City, Fiebach Minninger, Cologne, Germany
Raw, Ille Arts, Amagansett, NY
Idealizing the Imaginary: Invention and Illusion in Contemporary Painting, Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, MI


Let Your Light In, Country Club, Los Angeles, CA
A Painting Show, Harris Lieberman, New York, NY
BNA: Brooklyn to Nashville, ZieherSmith pop-up gallery, Nashville, TN
Gold Records, Daily Operation, New York, NY; curated by Jon Lutz
Informal Relations, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis, IN; curated by Scott Grow


Vivid: Female Currents in Painting, Schroeder Romero, New York, NY
Third Thoughts, CCA Andratx, Mallorca, Spain
Graphic Abstraction, Moot Gallery, SCAD Hong Kong
Painting Comes Alive!, Artjail, New York, NY
I’ll Let You Be in my Dreams if I Can Be in Yours, Fredericks & Freiser, New York, NY
Shape Language, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY
Platinum Metre, Aschenbach & Hofland, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
This is the Book I Have Written for You, Park Life, San Francisco, CA
Bushwick Schlacht!, Fortress to Solitude, Brooklyn, NY
Quick While Still, Heist Gallery, New York, NY
Borderland Abstraction, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE
No Vacancy, The Butcher’s Daughter, Detroit, MI


Quick While Still, Motus Fort, Tokyo, Japan
Jettison: New Ideas in Abstraction, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN
Maximal Minimal, Art Advisory, Lugano, Switzerland
Rattled by the Rush, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, IL
Mergers & Acquisitions, the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA


Pure Optic Ray, Fred – Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
Doppelganger, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Accident Blackspot, Freight + Volume, New York, NY and Galerie Markus Winter, Berlin, Germany
Insideout, Galeria Moriarty, Madrid, Spain
Some Abstraction Occurs, 65GRAND, Chicago, IL
Freeze Frame, Thrust Projects, New York, NY


Late Liberties, John Connelly Presents, New York, NY
The Show’s So Nice, Monya Rowe, New York, NY
Material Presence, Marsh Project Gallery, Herron School of Art, Indianapolis, IN
Emergent Behavior, Martin Art Gallery, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA


Norf*kneasters Take Pluto, Pluto, Brooklyn, NY
Twist it Twice, Moti Hasson Gallery, New York, NY
Le Show, V&A Gallery, New York, NY
Boat Show, High Energy Constructs, Los Angeles, CA
Twenty Eight Days, Wendy Cooper Gallery, Chicago, IL


So Few the Opportunities, So Many the Mistakes, Champion Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY




“David Castillo Gallery to present works by stellar group of artists at Art Basel Miami Beach”, Artdaily.org, November 2018.
“’The World’s Game: Futbol and Contemporary Art’ at Perez Art Museum Miami”, Art News, June 25, 2018.
Estiler, Keith. “Monumental Miami Exhibition Explores Why Football Is ‘The World’s Game’”, Hypebeast, June 25, 2018.
“The New Romantics”, Cultured Magazine, April 2018.
Uszerowicz, Monica. “When Artists Carry the Burden of History”, Hyperallergic, August 20, 2017.
Russeth, Andrew. “Wendy White Designs Pro-Hillary Shirts, Available at Massive ‘DEM JAM’ Art Event in Brooklyn”, ArtNews, September 16, 2016.
Smith, Alex. “My LES: Wendy White”, The Lo-Down, July 2016.
“University of Arkansas Presents ‘Any Given Sunday’ at Fine Arts Center Gallery”, University of Arkansas, November 3, 2015.
Bryson, Jessie. “Art Talk: Interview with New York Artist Wendy White,” The Beijinger, October 29, 2015.
“Wendy White 12th Man,” Modern Painters, February 2015.
Artsy Editorial. “A Group Show Considers Kafka’s ‘Amerika’ and Otherness in Art,” Artsy, 2014.
Russeth, Andrew. “A Tour of Expo Chicago 2014,” ArtNews, September 2014.
Artsy Editorial. “Hybrid Bodies and Charged Narratives at David Castillo Gallery,” Artsy, Spring 2014.
Sutton, Benjamin. “Who’s Bringing What? How Dealers Will Tempt Techies at Silicon Valley Contemporary,” Artnet News, April 9, 2014.
“Ten Artists Trending at Art L.A. Contemporary,” Artist Editorial, January 29, 2014.
Berni, Alessandro. “The Magnificent 9 New York,” Artribune Italy, June 21, 2013.
Maida, Stephanie. “Everything You Need to Know This Week on New York’s Art Scene,” Guest of a Guest, June 14, 2013.
Molon, Dominic. “Wendy White: Pick Up a Knock,” Catalogue, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, 2013.
Smith, Josh and White, Wendy. “Wendy White,” Catalogue Maruani & Noirhomme, 2013.
Russeth, Andrew. “12 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before June 16,” The New York Observer, June 10, 2013.
“Art de grand échelle,” Elle Déco Belgium, June 2013, pg. 26.
Stopa, Jason. “Whitehot Watch,” Whitehot Magazine, May 2013
Wilson, Michael. “Spotlight: Wendy White,” New American Paintings, Volume 18, April/May 2013.
“Fine Art Profile: Wendy White,” Creative Quarterly, No. 29, pg. 66-69. 2013.
Vogel, Carol. “The Art World, Blurred,” The New York Times, Oct 28, 2012.
Goody, Dick. “Idealizing the Imaginary: Illusion and Invention in Contemporary
Painting”, Catalogue, Oakland University Art Gallery, 2012.
Fee, Brian. “A Celebration of City Living: Wendy White at Leo Koenig Inc,” New American Paintings, Oct 15, 2012.
Dupont, Brian. “Dividing Line: Wendy White at Leo Koenig,” Idiom Magazine, Oct 8,2012.
Yau, John. “On Top of the Rubble: Recent Work by Wendy White,” Hyperallergic, Sept 23, 2012.
Hauser, EJ. “Wendy White,” BOMB Magazine, Issue 121, Sept 2012.
Peña, Arthur. “Wendy White Interview,” Curbs and Stoops, Sept 11, 2012.
Zevitas, Steven. “Twelve Must-See Painting Shows: September 2012,” Huffington Post, Sept 10, 2012.
Hersh, Allison. “SCAD Alumni Conduct Dueling Dialog,” Savannah Morning News, Sept 9, 2012.
“100 Fall Shows to See Around the World,” Modern Painters, Aug 27, 2012.
Rhodes, David. “A Letter to Moira Dryer,” The Brooklyn Rail, April 2012.
Müller, Regine. “Unbürokratische Co-Existenz,” Handelsblatt, February 2, 2012.
Wach, Alexandra. “Schöner Wohnen Mit Punk,” Arnet.de, January 30, 2012.
Kann, Oliver and Frederik, Frede. “Wendy White,” Freunde von Freunden, Berlin, January 25, 2012.
Stewart-Sanabria, Denise. “Wendy White,” Art Papers, January/February 2012.
Crumb, Michael. “The Year in Visual Arts Top Ten,” Chattanooga Pulse, December 29, 2011.
Crumb, Michael. “Relativity of Abstraction: Wendy White,” Chattanooga Pulse, October 26, 2011.
“Wendy White: 6 Years/6 Works,” Chattanooga Times Free Press, September 30,2011.
Schwabsky, Barry. Vitamin P2: New Perspectives in Painting, Phaidon Press Limited, London, 2011.
“Wendy White: 6 Years/6 Works,” Chattanooga Times, September 30, 2011.
Eisenman, Nicole. “Artists on AbEx,” Artforum, Summer 2011.
Hirsch, Faye. “Lawler, Wearing Put Women on Top at Gallery Week,” Art in America, May 10, 2011.
Smith, Roberta. “Art in Review: ‘Vivid’ and ‘Pavers’,” The New York Times, January 21, 2011.
Vélez, Pedro. “Chicago 2010,” Artnet.com, January 13, 2011.
Zevitas, Steven. “11 to Watch in 2011: Editor’s Picks,” New American Paintings, January 10, 2011.
Markus, Liz. “10 Painters, 10 Palettes: New York,” Huffington Post, February 25, 2011.
“Wendy White,” Catalogue, Leo Koenig Inc., 2010.
Swartz, Anne. “Wendy White,” Artpapers, November/December 2010, pg. 54.
Julious, Brit. “Wendy White,” ARTWRIT, Volume IV, Fall 2010.
Butler, Sharon. “Abstract Expressionist New York: Line and Legacy.” The Huffington Post, December 14, 2010.
Ise, Claudine. “Four for Fall,” Art:21, September 28, 2010.
Weinberg, Lauren. “Wendy White, French Cuts,” Time Out Chicago, Issue 291 : Sep 23-29, 2010.
Huerter, Colin. “Quick While Still”, Catalogue, Heist Gallery, 2010.
Ritchie, Abraham. “Wendy White, French Cuts,” ArtSlant Chicago, September 20, 2010.
Podcast Interview, “Episode 264: Wendy White,” Bad at Sports, Sept 19, 2010.
Weinberg, Lauren. “Fall Opening Critic’s Picks,” Time Out Chicago pg. 52, September 9-15, 2010.
Markus, Liz. “Chelsea Openings,” The Huffington Post, June 25, 2010.
Saltz, Jerry. “Critic’s Pick: Wendy White,” New York Magazine, May 10 2010, pg. 121.
Finch, Charlie. “Must Bad Painting Be Good?” Artnet Magazine, April 30, 2010.
“Dana Frankfort & Wendy White in Conversation,” NYFA Current, April 28, 2010.
Exhibition catalog, “Wendy White,” published by Leo Koenig Inc., April 2010.
Krainak, Michael J., “Border Crossings,” Omaha Weekly Reader, February 4, 2010.
Rubinstein, Raphael. “Provisional Painting,” Art in America, p. 122-135, May 2009.
Crnovich, Ruth . “Jettison: New Ideas in Abstraction”, Catalogue, Austin Peay State University, 2009.
Pozuelo, Abel H. “Wendy White, colapso calculado,” El Cultural, October 16, 2009.
Chatterson, Kris. “Studio Visit: Wendy White,” BOMBlog, September 21.
Johnson, Paddy. “The Next Ones,” The L Magazine, September 2, 2009.
Peng, Qi. “Wendy White,” Salt Lake City Fine Arts Examiner, July 22, 2009.Johnson, Paddy & Archey, Karen. “33 Outstanding Artists Emerging After 1999,” Art F City, April 2009.
Hudson, Suzanne. “Wendy White, Leo Koenig,” Artforum, Oct 2008, p. 383., illus. Olson, Craig. “Painting: Now and Forever, Part II,” The Brooklyn Rail, Sept 2008.
Chu, Ingrid. “Accident Blackspot,” Time Out New York, Aug. 20-26. 2008.
Saltz, Jerry. “Wendy White: Critics’ Pick,” New York Magazine, July 28, 2008.
Coates, Jennifer. “Wendy White, ‘Autokennel’,” Time Out New York, July 10-16 2008, p. 58.
Guha, Rohin. “Wendy White’s ‘Autokennel’ Leo Koenig,” Black Book, July 22, 2008.
Barmeyer, Mary Logan. “Wendy White,” Papermag, June 19, 2008.
Conner, Jill. “Freeze Frame,” ArtUS, Issue 22, Spring 2008.
Olson, Craig. “Freeze Frame,” The Brooklyn Rail, March 2008, p. 50-1; illus.
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Maine, Stephen. “Wendy White at Sixtyseven,” Art in America, Feb 2007.
“Emergent Behavior”, Catalogue Martin Art Gallery, Muhlenberg College, 2007.
Fox, Catherine. “Man’s Junk Gives Off a Toxic Vibe,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Nov 19, 2006.
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Painting Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY


Artists’ Fellowship, Inc. Grant, New York, NY


Painting Grant, George & Helen Segal Foundation, NJ


The Space Program, Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, New York, NY




Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Commission, Atlanta, GA
Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO
Marjorie Barrick Museum, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV


Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA
University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
Hunter College, New York, NY
Painting Department, Cranbrook Academy, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick, NJ
Portland State University, Portland, OR
Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, Arnhem, NL
Royal Institute of the Arts, Stockholm, Sweden
Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
South Eastern College Art Conference, Savannah, GA
University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, TN


Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY
Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
College Art Association Conference, NY


School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick, NJ
SCAD Atlanta, GA


Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA
Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, Boston, MA
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA


University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL


SUNY Purchase, NY
Bard College, Annondale-on-Hudson, NY

Wendy White: Oil Slicks
The Strangeness Will Wear Off
No burden as heavy
Wendy White: 12th Man
David Castillo Gallery Pop-up
Metabolic Bodies
Real Time
Destroy this City