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WENDY STRUCK

VISUAL ARTIST

 

About Wendy Struck

Wendy Struck is a painter, assemblage artist, object maker, and muralist. Wendy has worked in a variety of art-related positions, including a set painter, prototype designer, artist in residence, gallery owner, project coordinator, outreach artist, and art instructor. She has been promoting and teaching visual art to adults and children for over 20 years. Wendy is currently the Education Coordinator at Medalta in the Historic Clay District and works in her home studio in Medicine Hat Alberta.

 

“I create to communicate, to question, to explore ideas, and to create a dialogue with others. Most recent work was created to record imagined places, the longing to be closer to nature, and the notion of creating a sense of home in any setting. It is also born from continued explorations in opposition; inside/outside, private/public, home/away, painting/sculpture, introversion/extraversion. 
 

My work is influenced by my interest in the object as artifact and by the clean, orderly approach of Joseph Cornell, what I see as a scientific aesthetic, combined with the Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi; beauty that is imperfect, incomplete, and transient.”

 

                    CV

                                         

  Selected Exhibitions
-Art Gallery of St. Albert, "Haven" with Noemi de Bruijn and David Scott, St.Albert AB, 2019-20
-The Esplanade Art Gallery, "Between" Solo Exhibition, Medicine Hat AB, 2017
-Travelling Exhibition Program (TREX) "When We Were Young", Central & Southern AB, 2016-2019
-Yuill Family Gallery"Two Views" with Theresa Eisenbarth, Medalta Potteries, Medicine Hat AB, 2015
-The Hive Artists' Hub "20/14 Small Works", Medicine Hat AB, 2014
-The Hive Artists' Hub "Curiosities" Medicine Hat AB, 2012
-Cultural Centre Gallery "Shades of Blue" Medicine Hat, AB, 2012
-The Hive Artists' Hub "Found: paintings & assemblage" Solo exhibition, Medicine Hat AB, 2011
-Cultural Centre Gallery "Curatoria Circularis" Medicine Hat AB, 2010
-Estevan Art Gallery "Collections" Solo Exhibition, Estevan SK, 2008
-Mysteria Gallery Saskatchewan U of R Alumni, Regina SK, 2006

-Rosemont Art Gallery(Art Gallery of Regina) "Visage:Self Portraits" Regina SK, 2004
-Gallery Vertigo "smallWONDERS" Vernon BC, 2003
-Fifth Parallel Gallery "Signed, Sealed, Delivered:Fact and Fiction" Regina SK, 2003
-Mary Cooper Gallery "Relocation" Flatland Artists, Regina SK, 2003
-Mendel Art Gallery CARFAC Mentorship Group exhibition, Saskatoon SK, 2002
-Mysteria Gallery "Fellowship" Regina SK, 2001
-Mary Cooper Gallery "In-House" Flatland Artists, Regina SK, 2001
-Rosemont Art Gallery (Art Gallery of Regina) "Out of the Studio" Flatland Artists, Regina SK, 2000
-Neutral Ground Artist Run Centre "Phantasm" with Blaine Arnot, Regina SK, 1995


 

Selected Public Art Projects
-City of Medicine Hat "The Upfront Project" 10’x12’ mural, 2019
-The Esplanade "Echoes in the Ice; Finding Franklin's Ship" 12’x8’,  6’x4’ murals, Medicine Hat, 2018
-Hammond Building "Sightings" 30’x100’ mural, Downtown Medicine Hat, 2015
-The Esplanade "World War I" 10’x12’ mural, Medicine Hat, 2014
-The Esplanade "Ice Age Mammoth" 12’x12’ mural, Medicine Hat, 2013
-Miywasin Centre "Day & Night” 40’x30’ mural, Medicine Hat, AB, 2013

 

Curated Projects
Struck Gallery "Portrait of a City" Medicine Hat AB, 2010
Struck Gallery, "Progress & Transformation" Medicine Hat AB, 2010

 

Education
Professional Master of Education: Classroom Specialist
Queen's University - July 2021 - ongoing


Bachelor of Fine Arts: Visual Art
University of Regina – 1990-94

Undergraduate Studies BFA
University of Lethbridge – Lethbridge AB, 1989-90


 

Selected Work History
Education Coordinator, 01/2019 to Current
Medalta Potteries in the Historic Clay District – Medicine Hat AB

 

Outreach Artist, 09/2016 to 01/2019
Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre – Medicine Hat AB

 

Artist in Residence, 09/2004 to 06/2006
Lakeview School Division No. 142 – Humboldt SK

Prototype Designer/Set Painter, 01/25/1998 to 08/15/2004
Off the Wall Productions, Ltd. – Regina SK


Volunteer Work
President/Director, The Hive Artists' Hub Society, Medicine Hat, 2012-20
Board Member, Street Art Works Association, Medicine Hat, 2011-2019
Co-Cultural Director, Southern Alberta Summer Games, Medicine Hat, 2011
Art & Culture Director, Spectrum Sunshine Festival Committee, MH, 2011
Board Member, City Centre Development Agency, Medicine Hat, 2010
Adjudicator, Medicine Hat Stampede Art Exhibition, 2009-10, 2018
Board Member, Visual Arts Alberta Association, 2008-10
Board Member, CARFAC Saskatchewan, 2005-07
Mural Selection, Saskatchewan Federation of Labour, 2003
Studio Member, Flatland Artist Studios, Inc., Regina SK, 1999-2004

Awards/Grants
Small Business Grant, Medicine Hat Alberta, 2009
Saskatchewan Arts Board Travel Grant, 2005
CARFAC Saskatchewan Mentorship Program, Trainee, 2002


 

Publications (Writing Credits)
Spotlight Magazine, articles:


2014
January “Thinking Like Leo”
March “Daily Practice”
May “Modern Art”
July “Street Art”
September “Alberta Celebrates Culture”


2013
January “Art Educates”
February “Artists at Work”
March “Inspiration”
April “Still Life and Symbol”
May “Experiment and Practice”
August “Artists at Work”
October “Considering Culture”
December “Art View”


2012
November “Into the Street”
December “Everyone's a Critic”

 

   GALLERY

 

Wendy Struck is a painter, assemblage artist, object maker, muralist and educator. Contact Wendy for general inquiries and comments, purchasing artwork, or commissioning murals. 

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wednesday@wendystruck.com
Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada