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2002 MFA, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
BFA, The Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA

Solo Exhibitions

Nocturne, (two-person with Ryan Pierce) whitespace gallery, Atlanta, GA
Eyeshine, (two-person with Ryan Pierce) Portland State University Autzen Gallery, Portland, OR
Creatio, Hap Gallery, Portland, OR
In Truth, Portland Installation Space-RACC, Portland, OR
Claw, Shine, Gloam and Vesper, Whitespace, Atlanta, GA
Death Caps and Dark Wood, Wieden+Kennedy Gallery, Portland, OR
Luminosis mori, Nationale, Portland, OR
Turn Your Back to the Forest, Your Front to Me, Whitespace, Atlanta, GA
How to Explain Magic to a Dead Rabbit, Wieden+Kennedy Gallery, Portland, OR (catalogue)
No Man’s Land, Solomon Projects, Atlanta, GA, (catalogue)
Domesticated, Art Concepts, Santa Monica, CA
Animism, Solomon Projects, Atlanta, GA

Group Exhbitions

The December Show, whitespace gallery, Atlanta, GA
Stilleven: Contemporary Still life, The Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, Salem, OR
Otis Pop-up Exhibition, Fifth Floor Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Visions of Tomorrow, TedX Portland, Union/Pine Portland, OR
Everything is All White: The New Year Show, Kasher, Potemkin, NYC, NY
The December Show, whitespace gallery, Atlanta, GA
Gilded Forest: The Holiday Show, Kasher, Potemkin, NYC, NY
Intangible Beauty Part II, Go Out Alone in the Dark, Kasher, Potemkin, NYC, NY
Group Show No 41: New Cats in Art Photography, Curated by Jon Feinstein, Humble Arts Foundation, NYC, NY

Sanctified, Vincent Price Art Museum, curated by Mary Anna Pomonis, Monterey Park, CA
Doing Pennants, Fifth Floor, Los Angeles, CA

CoCA Annual Exhibition, Juried By M. K. Guth,Seattle Design Center, Seattle, WA (catalogue)
The December Show,Whitespace, Atlanta, GA
31 Women in Art Photography, Humble Arts Foundation in conjunction with Hasted Kraeutler, curated by
Jon Feinstein and Natalia Sacasa, NYC, NY
Blue Sky’s Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers, Portland, Oregon, juried selection 2012
10th Northwest Biennial, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA, (catalogue)
The December Show, Whitespace, Atlanta, GA
Fifth Annual JTHAR Art Exhibit, Joshua Tree Art Gallery, Joshua Tree, CA
Equine, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
The Collector’s Guide to New Art Photography Vol. 2 Exhibition, curated by Vanessa Kramer of Phillips de Pury & Company for the Humble Arts Foundation, Chelsea Art Museum, NY (catalogue)
14th Annual PCNW Members’ Juried Exhibition, curated by Eric Fredericksen, The Photographic Center NW, Seattle, WA
Group Show No. 31, curated by Jon Feinstein, Humble Arts Foundation, NYC, NY
Town & Country: Oregon at 150, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
Short Stories, Wendy Given and Diem Chau, Fifth Floor, Los Angeles, CA
Wolves and Urchins, Wendy Given, Hayley Barker, and Anne Mathern, The Art Gym, Marylhurst University, OR
Green Light, Bank of America Building, exhibition loan from Joie Lassiter Gallery to Behringer Harvard, Charlotte, NC, (catalogue)
Multiple Feeds, LAAA’s Film & Video 825/Otis College of Art and Design, curated by Erika Suderburg,
Democracy Forum at the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy, Los Angeles, CA
Outside the Big-Box, Fifth Floor, Los Angeles, CA
Staying Alive, curated by Mary Anna Pomonis, The Winslow Garage, Los Angeles, CA
VITAS Film Festival, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Digital World: L.A., curated by S.E. Barnet, Niche.LA / Lounge 441, Los Angeles, CA
A Minute on Camera, Oct. 21st, Salto Network Television, The Netherlands
Home Grown, Solomon Projects, Atlanta, GA
City Zooms.Bremen.2003, Films from Cosmopolitan Cities with sea links,
Uebersee Museum Square, Bremen, Germany
Graduate Thesis Show, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA


JTHAR Residency, July–August 2011, Joshua Tree, CA
Caldera Residency, February 2010, Sisters, OR
Shortlist Award for Professional Photography, London International Competition (LICC), (catalog—LICC 02 edition)
Betty and Monte Factor Graduate Scholarship, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
Ahmanson Foundation Scholarship, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
The Gene Allcott Memorial Scholarship Merit Award in Painting, The Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA
Presidential Scholarship, The Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA

Reviews and Press

Cullum, Jerry. “Wendy Given re-reads magic and modernism at Whitespace”, Burnaway, January 18, 2011.
Feaster, Felicia. “Wendy Given’s dark and beguiling fairy tales at Whitespace”, ArtsCriticAtl, Art & Architecture, January 14, 2011.
Bowie, Chas. “Twin Collisions of Photos, Sculpture”, The Oregonian, June 11, 2010.
Johnson, Barry. “Closing Oregon’s Art Gap”, The Oregonian, July 6, 2009.
“Independent Art”, Bear Deluxe, #29 Summer 2009, p.32-33.
Pomonis, Mary Anna. “Diem Chau and Wendy Given at Fifth Floor”, Artweek, June 2009, Volume 40, Issue 5, p.19.
Speer, Richard. “Warlord Sun King, Art Gym: Northwest artists herald the age of ‘eco-baroque'”, Willamette Week, Vol. 35/18, March 11,2009, p.52.
“Into The Wild”, Voices, NY Arts Magazine, January/February 2009, Vol.14 No. 1/2, International Edition, p.12-13.
Parker, Virginia. “The Fine Art of Collecting”, Atlanta Magazine, Best of Atlanta, Vol. 48 No. 8., December 2008 p. 60.
Wood, Eve. “Staying Alive”, Winslow Garage, Los Angeles CA. artUS, Issue 20, Winter 2007.
Cullum, Jerry. “Atlanta Link Comes Vividly To The Forefront”, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, July 18, 2004.
Cullum, Jerry. “Private Universe Lurks Beneath Cartoon Surface”, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, August 4, 2000, p. Q8.
Forrest, Jason A. “Forty Winks for the Four Footed”, Art Papers, July/August 1997, p. 48.
Byrd, Cathy. Accent Nexus, Creative Loafing, April 19,1997, p. 28.
Melrod, George. “Alter Pieces Mix With Alter Egos”, Art & Antiques, Page 37, September 1995.


“The Collector’s Guide to New Art Photography Vol. 2, Humble Arts Foundation”, edited by amani olu and Jon Feinstein with an introduction by Vanessa Kramer, Director of Photographs, Phillips de Pury & Company, 2011.