CONTACT  wendyak@hawaii.edu

EDUCATION

MFA Studio Art, University of New Mexico, Magna Cum Laude

BFA Art History, Massachusetts College of Art

Associate Professor of Art, Department of Art & Art History, University of Hawaii at Manoa

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018

Sett, Windward Gallery, Hawaii Pacific University, Kaneohe, Hawaii

Practice for the Garden, Sanderson Contemporary Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2017

Shift and Start, Sanderson Contemporary Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2016

Upland and Furrow, Sanderson Contemporary Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

Genre, Sanderson Contemporary Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2015

In the Land, Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI

2013

Grow in Light, Sanderson Contemporary Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2011   

Acts, Haas Gallery of Art, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA

2010

Outer Edge Project, Sanderson Contemporary, Auckland, New Zealand

Pull, Poke, Fold, Corban Estates Art Centre, Auckland, New Zealand

2009

Frame 301, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA

Pull, Mark, Fold, The Contemporary Museum at First Hawaiian Center, Honolulu, HI

2005

Burning Green Wood, The Beall Park Art Center, Emerson Center for Art, Bozeman, MT

2004

Two Bodies, The Photography Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

2002

Contested Space, John Sommers Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2001

Within, North and South Galleries, The Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM

TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2006

The Point of Loose Ends (two person with Lisa Solomon), Kruglak Gallery, Mira Costa College, Oceanside, CA

2001

Boundary Waters (two person with Joshua Larson), Albuquerque Contemporary Art Center, Albuquerque, NM

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

Material Slip, Commons Gallery, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI

2017

Abstract Mind: International Exhibition on Abstract Art, CICA Museum, Gimpo, South Korea

Cut & Paste: Contemporary Collage, Site: Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY

Abstract, Sanderson Contemporary, Auckland, NZ

DRAWN, Sanderson Contemporary, Auckland, NZ

Masur Museum 54th Annual Juried Competition, Masur Museum, Monroe, LA

2016

Messing With Yarn, Textile Arts Factory & AKTO College, Thessaloniki, Greece

Summer Showcase, Sanderson Contemporary, Auckland, NZ

2015

Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, represented by Sanderson Contemporary, The Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia

20x20 Book Launch Exhibition, Sanderson Contemporary, Auckland, NZ

195 x 195, Sanderson Contemporary, Auckland, NZ

Exquisite Corpse, John and Patches Damon Holt Galleries, Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI

Summer Catalogue Show, Sanderson Contemporary Gallery, Auckland, NZ

Aki Matsuri, The CLOE Project to benefit the New Mexico Japanese American Citizen League, The National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM

2014

I AM: Money Matters, ArtPrize, The Fed Galleries at Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

Advent 2014, Sanderson Contemporary, Auckland, NZ

2013

Advent 2013, Sanderson Contemporary, Auckland, NZ

New Collectors’ Series, Sanderson Contemporary, Auckland, NZ

Artist Book Launch Exhibition, Sanderson Contemporary, Auckland, NZ

Auckland Art Fair, Sanderson Contemporary, Auckland, NZ

Faculty Exhibition, The University of Hawai’i Art Gallery, Honolulu, HI

2012

Restraint, Sanderson Contemporary, Auckland, New Zealand

Advent 2012, Sanderson Contemporary, Auckland, NZ

Cutting Edge: Contemporary Paper, Visual Arts Center at Boise State University, Boise, ID

Summer National Exhibition, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA

Gallery Selections, Don Soker Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2011    

Paper, Las Manos Gallery, Chicago, IL

SubStainability, Texas State University Art Gallery, Texas State University San Marcos, San Marcos, TX

Manufactured Organic, Root Division, San Francisco, CA

Group 70, Pa’i Foundation Sustainability Center, Honolulu, HI

Advent 2011, Sanderson Contemporary, Auckland, New Zealand

150 x 150 x 150, Sanderson Contemporary, Auckland, New Zealand

Installation, The Arnes Museum, Skagastrond, Iceland

2010

Pool Art Fair, Frere Independent, New York, NY

Advent 2010, Sanderson Contemporary, Auckland, New Zealand

A-HA, Galerie 103, Kauai, HI

2009

SmartArtSF “Trash to Treasure,” Lincart Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

Beauty, Decoration, and Ornament, Gallery 117, Eastern New Mexico University, Roswell, NM 

2008

Mapped, The Contemporary Museum at First Hawaiian Center, Honolulu, HI 

Tattered Cultures, Mended Histories, The Linekona Gallery, Honolulu Academy of Art at the Academy Art Center, Honolulu, HI 

Triennial 2008, The Center for Book and Paper Arts, Columbia College, Chicago, IL

Led By Thread, Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA

On, Of, and About Paper, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA

der Zeitgenosse, Eastern Washington University Gallery of Art, Cheney, WA

Paperwork In, On, and Of Paper IV, Foundry Art Center, St. Charles, MO 

2007

Loyola National Works on Paper, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL

Wish You Were Here: work by Ox-Bow Artists in Residence, Holland Arts Council, Holland, MI

Revisiting Portraiture, thirtyninehotel, Honolulu, HI 

Labyrinth of the Ridiculous, Soullenz Gallery, Honolulu, HI

Essential Elements, Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI

Absence/Excess/Loss, Rochester Contemporary, Rochester, NY

Island to Island, The University of Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia, The University of Tasmania, and the University of Hawai’i Art Gallery, Honolulu, HI

Transgressions: Transgender, Transnational, Transsexual, Reynolds Gallery, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA 

2006    

Faculty Exhibition, UH Art Gallery, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI

17th National Drawing & Print Exhibition, Gormley Gallery, College of Notre Dame of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

The Nancie Mattice Emerging Artist Award Exhibition, Dangenart Gallery, Nashville, TN

2005  

AAF Contemporary Art Fair, Pier 92, New York City, NY, represented by The Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

3rd Drawing Biennale, Steps Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, 2005 and the Benalla Regional Gallery, Victoria, Australia

Topographics, Kent Place Gallery, Summit, NJ

Paperwork, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO

2004  

The Art of Living, The Danforth Gallery, Livingston, MT 

MSU School of Art Faculty Exhibition, Museum of the Rockies, Bozeman, MT

Pleasurework, SCA Gallery, Pomona, CA, 2004 and Fort 508 Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

Small Works, William Rainey Harper College, Palatine, IL

Women In the Middle: Borders, Barriers, Intersections, Walker’s Point Center for the Arts and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Union Art Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

2003  

Consecrated, The Commonwealth Gallery, Madison, WI

Paper in Particular, Columbia College, Columbia, MO

Influence, Helen C. Copeland Gallery, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

Pre-occupation, Wright Art Museum, Beloit College, Beloit, WI 

2002  

The Herron 100, Herron School of Art, Indianapolis, IN 

2001  

Dirty Weekend, University Lodge, Albuquerque, NM

Memory and In(ter)vention: An Exhibition of Found and Original Photographic Images, with Photographic Works From the Collection of Professor Geoffrey Batchen, The Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM

Contemporary Art 2001, The Art Center at Fuller Lodge, Los Alamos, NM

The 7th Annual Graduate Juried Exhibition, Raymond Jonson Gallery, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM

2000  

National Small Oil Painting Competition, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS

The Window Project, Future Central Market Building, Albuquerque, NM

Art on ’66, Fort 105 Studios, Albuquerque, NM

The 6th Annual Graduate Juried Exhibition, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM

AWARDS, SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS

2015

Travel Award, University Research Council, University of Hawai’i at Manoa

2013

Travel Award, University Research Council, University of Hawai’i at Manoa

2012

Pollock-Krasner Grant, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York, NY

Travel Award, University Research Council, University of Hawai’i at Manoa

2011    

Travel Award, University Research Council, University of Hawai’i at Manoa 

2009    

Award for Innovative Creative and Scholarly Work, University Research Council, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Travel Award, University Research Council, University of Hawai’i at Manoa

Unexpected Beauty Award, Beauty, Decoration, and Ornament Exhibition, Gallery 117, Eastern New Mexico University, Roswell, NM

2008    

Purchase Award, der Zeitgenosse exhibition, Eastern Washington University Gallery of Art, Cheney, WA

2006    

Award for Innovative Creative and Scholarly Work, University Research Council, University of Hawai’i at Manoa

Travel Award, University Research Council, University of Hawai’i at Manoa

Purchase Award, 17th National Drawing & Print Exhibition, Gormley Gallery, College of Notre Dame, Baltimore, MD

2005    

Support the Artist Scholarship, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO

2002    

Raymond Jonson Painting Award, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

2001    

Juror’s Prize, Contemporary Art 2001, Art Center at Fuller Lodge, Los Alamos, NM

1999    

Vera Nolan Foundation Award, University of New Mexico in conjunction with the Guild of St. John, of St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral, Albuquerque, NM

Lucille Reed-Lattaner Brock Foundation Scholarship, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Research Grant, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Arts and Technology Center Creative Work Grant, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

2011    

Nes Artist Residency, Skagastrond, Iceland

2007    

Oxbow School of Art & Artist Residency, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Saugatuck, MI

CATALOGUES

2009    

Pull, Mark, Fold, Exhibition Catalogue, Essay by Inger Tully, Curator of Exhibitions, The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI

2008    

Mapped, Exhibition Catalogue, Essay by Inger Tully, Curator of Exhibitions, The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI

Studio Visit Magazine, Open Studios Press, Boston, MA 

Book and Paper Arts Triennial, Exhibition Catalogue, Essay by Mex Yela, Head, Special Collections, UW at Milwaukee Libraries, Adjunct Associate Professor, Book Arts, UWM Department of Visual Art, Published by The Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts, Chicago, IL

On, Of, and About Paper, Exhibition Catalogue, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA

2007    

Absence, Excess, Loss, Exhibition Catalogue, Essay by Patricia Mathews, Associate Professor of Art, Oberlin College, Published by Rochester Contemporary Gallery, Rochester, NY 

Island to Island Exhibition Catalogue, The University of Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia, The University of Tasmania, and the University of Hawai’i Art Gallery

Transgressions: Transgender, Transnational, Transsexual Exhibition Catalogue, Reynolds Gallery and the University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA

2004   

MSU School of Art Faculty Exhibition Catalog, Museum of the Rockies, Bozeman, MT

Women in the Middle: Borders, Barriers and Intersections Exhibition Catalogue, Walker Point Center for the Arts and the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Art Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

Small Works Exhibition Catalog, William Rainey Harper College, Palatine, IL

2002    

Contested Space Catalog, John Sommers Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

PUBLICATIONS

2017

Studio Visit Magazine, Summer 2017, Open Studios Press, Boston, MA

Under the Gum Tree, Issue 22, January 2017, Davis, CA

2015

"What's New at Sydney Contemporary?", Art Collector Magazine, Sydney, Australia, October 2015

"20/20: Twenty Artists, Twenty Writers, One New Zealand Gallery," Sanderson Contemporary, Auckland, New Zealand

Studio Visit Magazine, Open Studios Press, Boston, MA

2014

“PromptPress 1”, Prompt Press, Iowa City, IA

2013

“The Artists: 21 Practitioners in New Zealand Contemporary Art c. 2013-2015,” edited by Jane Apperly, Tamara Darragh, and Kylie Sanderson. Beatnik Publishing. Auckland, New Zealand.

Dialogist: Quarterly Poetry and Art, Vol. I issue III, 2013

2012

Piecrust Magazine, Etiquette issue, Fall/Winter 2012/13

2011

“Prompt123,” Online Journal, collaboration with Iowa Writers Workshop, www.prompt123dotcom.wordpress.com

2010    

Transvoirie Helvetia Environment 2010 Calendar, G Marketing Creativity Group, Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland

2008

Studio Visit Magazine, Open Studios Press, Boston, MA

REVIEWS

2015

Goldberg, David. "Altered Perception." The Honolulu Star Advertiser, December 6, 2015, F7, illus.

Griffith, Lesa, 'Wendy Kawabata on her installation "In the Land"', Honolulu Museum of Art Newsletter, September 28, 2015. http://blog.honoluluacademy.org/wendy-kawabata-on-her-solo-show-%CA%BBin-the-land%CA%BB/

Arons, Rachel, “Internet Book Fetishists versus Anti-Fetishists.” The New Yorker, July 8, 2013.http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2013/07/internet-book-fetishists-versus-anti-fetishists.html#slide_ss_0=3

2012

McNamara, T.J. “From the Sublime to the Meticulous.” The New Zealand Herald. March 4, 2012.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=4666&objectid=10789993

Masterson, Sarah. “Cutting Edge Explores The Fold Between Paper Fine Art and Craft.” Boise Weekly, Feb 1, 2012.http://www.boiseweekly.com/gyrobase/paper-cuts/Content?oid=2593721&mode=print

2010    

“Take a Leaf Out of These Books.” The Aucklander. September 8, 2010.http://www.theaucklander.co.nz/living/news/take-a-leaf-out-of-these-books/3921766/

“Withdrawn from Circulation.” NO Magazine. Fall 2010. http://www.nomagazine.co.nz/good/withdrawn-from-circulation 

2009    

Morse, Marcia. “Wendy Kawabata: The Contemporary Museum.” Art in America. September 2009, p. 156, illus.

Morse, Marcia. “A Different World.” Honolulu Weekly. April 8-14, 2009, p. 23.

Oshiro, Joleen, “Women Artists Share the Spotlight.” Honolulu Star Bulletin. February 17, 2009

Heimbuch, Jaymi. “Rethinking Trash into Inspired Art.” Treehugger. June 3, 2009.www.treehugger.com/files/2009/06/rethinking-trash-into-inspired-art-slideshow.php

2008   

Morse, Marcia. “Tattered Cultures.” Honolulu Weekly. September 17, 2008.

Weinberg, Lauren. “5th International Book & Paper Arts Triennial,” exhibition review. Time Out Chicago. Issue 183: Aug 28-Sep 3, 2008. 

Merjian, Ara. “Mapped,” exhibition review. Modern Painters. July/August 2008. P.83

Mellema, Kevin. “The Thread as Line: Contemporary Sewn Art.” Art Beat, Falls Church News Press, May 2008.

Morse, Marcia. “Mapquest: The Contemporary Museum at First Hawaiian Center Shows A Unique Path.” Honolulu

Weekly. Vol. 18, #20, p. 18, May 14-20, 2008.

Oshiro, Joleen. “Glass and Maps.” Honolulu Star Bulletin. Vol. 13, Issue 118 - April 27, 2008

Ho, Lorraine, and McCoy, Cynthia. “Mapped Features UH Faculty and Local Artists.” Ka Lamakua: The Creative  

Element. January 28, 2008. http://www.kalamakua.org/art/mapped.html.

Hamilton, Jaimey. “Before GPS, There Was… The Art of Cartography.” Honolulu Advertiser. February 3, 2008, D5.

2007    

Norris, Doug. “What’s ‘Essential’ is in the eye of the beholder at Hera Gallery.” South County Independent – North East Independent. August 9, 2007.

Dawson, Shirley. "Visual arts review: Meditations on mourning.  Rochester Contemporary exhibit features women's works that emphasize repetition." Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, May 6, 2007, illus.

Reed, Victoria. “Wendy Kawabata and Lisa Solomon at Kruglak Gallery, MiraCosta College.” Artweek. February 2007, vol. 38, issue 1, 22, illus.

2006    

McIntosh, Linda. “Exhibit Features Works That Have Familial Roots.” San Diego Union-Tribune. November 22, 2006.

Bowers, J. “17th National Drawing and Print Competitive Exhibition.” Baltimore City Paper. April 12, 2006.

2004    

“Kent Place Gallery Maps an Exhibit.” The Independent Press. December 29, 2004.

Cho, Jennifer. :Exploring the Divine Mysteries of Female Desire.” The LA Daily News, May 8, 2004.

2003    

Cheh, Carol. “Reviews – Southwest: Albuquerque, New Mexico.” Art Papers. July/August 2003: 48.

Allen, Steven Robert. “Cultureshock.” The Weekly Alibi, 2003.

2001    

Pulka, Wesley. “Snapshot of Art History.” The Albuquerque Westside Journal. June 22, 2001: 6.

Pulka, Wesley. “Graduate Student Exhibit Exceeds Previous Shows.” The Albuquerque Journal. April 22, 2001: F3, illus.

Carver, Jon. “Wendy Flory and Joshua Larson: Boundary Waters.” THE Magazine. August 2001: 56, illus.

PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

CICA Museum, Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea

Eastern Washington University, Cheney, Washington

College of Notre Dame, Baltimore, Maryland

Stuart & Carlyon Ltd., Auckland, New Zealand

PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

Docent Talk, "In the Land," Honolulu Museum of Art, September 30, 2015

Artist Talk, "Grow in Light," Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, The Carriageworks, Sydney, AU, September 11, 2015

Artist Talk, “Withdrawn from Circulation,” Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA, November 5th, 2009

Artist Talk, “Contemporary Drawing and Painting,” The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI, April 6th, 2009

Artist Talk, The Contemporary Museum at First Hawaiian Center, Honolulu, HI, April 3rd, 2009

Artist Talk, The Contemporary Museum at First Hawaiian Center, Honolulu, HI, March 7th, 2008

Artist Talk, “The Art of Wendy Kawabata,” Pacific New Media Lecture Series, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, August 30th, 2007

Artist Talk, Ox-Bow School of Art and Artist Residency, Saugatuck, MI, 2007

Artist Panel, “Absence, Excess, Loss and the Vernacular in Contemporary Installation Art,” 

Rochester Contemporary Gallery, Rochester, NY, 2007

Panelist, Transgressions: Transgender, Transnational, Transsexual,” Reynolds Gallery, Universityof the Pacific, Stockton, CA, 2007

Artist Talk, Kruglak Gallery, MiraCosta College, Oceanside, CA, 2006

“Why Art? Art and Social Change,” Northern Rockies Bioneers Annual Conference, Emerson Cultural Center, Bozeman, MT, 2004

Foundations Lecture Series, Department of Art, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, 2004

Foundations Lecture Series, Department of Art, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, 2003

“Contested Space,” John Sommers Gallery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 2002

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

Sanderson Contemporary Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand