Made to Order Virtual Exhibition
Created by Wendi Turchan
Commissioned by Joanne Kolodzik
Wendi Turchan is a Wisconsin-based artist and educator. Her current studio practice explores connections between home & the landscape through brightly colored abstract paintings of plants. Turchan earned her BFA in painting from The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 2009 and completed her MFA in Studio Art at the University of Oregon in 2013. In the spring of 2014 she was one of the featured artists in issue 111 of the magazine New American Paintings. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Selected Exhibitions include: Disjecta (Portland, OR), Manifest Gallery (Cincinati, Ohio), Ceres Gallery (NYC), Primopiano Gallery (Lecce, Italy), Art Space Collective (Oshkosh, WI), James May Gallery, (Algoma, WI), Museum of Wisconsin Art (West Bend, WI). In 2018 she collaborated with Saatchi Art & Pantone on a project for the 2018 Color of the Year: Ultraviolet. She has presented her work at the Chicago and LA editions of The Other Art Fair. In the Fall of 2020 Turchan began her sixth year of teaching Studio Art & Art History at UW Oshkosh, Fond du Lac campus. During the summers of 2018 and 2019 she taught painting and 2D workshops at the Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek, Wisconsin. Turchan looks forward to returning to the Peninsula School of art for the upcoming Summer/Fall 2020 workshop sessions.