Wendy Alvarez

category: Visual,

Contact & Info

Website: http://www.wendyalvarezart.com

Phone: 845 228 4379

  • wialva29@gmail.com

Artist Statement

I believe that creating Art is a transcendent experience, driven by imagination, intuition and the excitement of discovery. I love the freedom of working in Mixed Media, and for several years used the frond bases of the Queen Palm tree for my creations. Deeply inspired by the powerful elegance of this form I feel it's a compelling surface on which to explore the dynamics of color, pattern and texture.

My latest series, Kindreds, continues this exploration on canvas while referencing design motifs used by various cultures throughout time. In exploring these patterns I seek to create images resonating with essential energies that unite them to one another and to other creatures.

I greatly admire the work of earth sculptor, Robert Smithson as well as the artist Rufino Tamayo and have also been happily influenced by the countless young artists I taught throughout the years.

But most importantly, the Apache and Navajo artists with whom I spent the summer of 1996 showed me the many profound ways Art can be informed by Nature and Belief. This transformative experience forever changed my creative process and I now always strive to celebrate the vibrant spirit of the Natural World in my work.

My website: www.wendyalvarezart.com


Educational Background

BFA - University of Denver

Manhattanville College

MA  Art Education - College of New Rochelle