Wendy White (b. 1971, Deep River, CT) lives and works in New York City. She holds a BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design and a MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. Her exhibitions include SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA (2018); Perez Art Museum, Miami (2018); Savannah College of Art & Design, Atlanta, GA (2018); The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, Japan (2016); The Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu, Japan (2015); Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA (2014); and Kunstverein Rosa- Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin (2012). She has had solo exhibitions at Kaikai Kiki, Tokyo, JP; Leo Koenig Inc., New York, NY; Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles, CA; Maruani Mercier, Brussels, BE; Van Horn, Düsseldorf, DE, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, IL; Galerie Jérôme Pauchant, Paris, FR; and Galeria Moriarty, Madrid, ES. White is the recipient of a Painting Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts (2012) and a George Segal Painting Grant (2008). Her work was featured in Phaidon’s anthology Vitamin P2: New Perspectives in Painting (2011).
White has described [her work] as 'retro yet futuristic, inherently urban, reactive and rebellious, but also humble and DIY'. There are echoes of experiences familiar from everyday life—roadside billboards caught out of the corner of your eye as you speed by on the highway, cinematic dissolves, debris from a building renovation—and perhaps art: Cy Twombly's scribbles, Jules Olitski's colour fields, Ed Ruscha's hipster koans on top of Technicolor skyscapes, Robert Ryman's analytic of the object and Isa Genzken's attack on it. But they never look like anything but what they are—a viable aspiration for abstract painting in the new millennium. (Barry Schwabsky, Vitamin P2: New Perspectives in Painting, 2011)