Wendy Welch is a Victoria-based artist with a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Victoria and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University in Montreal. Wendy also completed a year of graduate work at California State University, Los Angeles. Wendy's art practice includes drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, art writing and curatorial work. Wendy has had solo exhibitions at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, the Richmond Art Gallery and Open Space, and has been included in group shows in Montreal, Calgary, Portland and Los Angeles. Wendy wrote weekly art columns for a local publication (Monday Magazine) from 2000-2007, and has had writing published in Canadian Art Magazine and Border Crossings. She has also written essays for several artist catalogues. Wendy has curated exhibitions at the Fran Willis Gallery, Open Space and currently curates, and writes catalogue essays on a regular basis, for the artist-run Slide Room Gallery located on the lower level of the Vancouver Island School of Art. She is currently Vice-Chair of the Art in Public Places Committee with the City of Victoria. Wendy has taught at the Victoria College of Art, the University of Victoria and Camosun College. Wendy is Executive Director of the Vancouver Island School of Art (VISA), a private post-secondary accredited art school that Wendy founded in 2004.
Art Review in Coagula Magazine (Los Angeles)
MFA University of Victoria BFA Concordia University