Wendy Edwards Professor of Visual Art, Chair of Visual Art

Wendy Edwards is the Chair and Professor of Visual Art at Brown where she teaches painting and drawing courses. She received her BFA degree in painting at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia and an MA in art at the University of New Mexico. Residencies include Hambidge Center, the MacDowell Colony, Pouch Cove Foundation and Auvillar, France. Wendy has been awarded two Salomon faculty research awards.

Edwards is known for her color and textural surface paintings in which she has used both patterned abstraction and naturalistic imagery. The paintings have combined raised linear embellishments with intense color interaction. A recent video on her work through Rhode Island Networks 2012 has been shown on PBS.

http://www.brown.edu/Departments/Visual_Arts/wendyEdwards.htm

Brown Affiliations

scholarly work

For a full list of exhibitions and reviews, see link above

research overview

Wendy Edwards' paintings focus on the interaction of color relationships on multi-layered surfaces. Her primary interest is in visual information dealing with patterning and repetition, and often finds inspiration for her work in nature, textiles, and embellished ornamentation. Edwards is known for her color and textural surface paintings in which she has used both patterned abstraction and naturalistic imagery.

research statement

In the span of her career Edwards has exhibited work in numerous venues both in the United States and abroad. Selected exhibits include The Newport Museum, RI, The RISD Museum, The Islip Museum, NY, The Palmer Museum, Penn State University, The San Antonio Museum, The University of New Mexico, and The New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe. In addition she has shown at OH+T gallery in Boston, Dart Gallery in Chicago, Hartell Gallery, Cornell University, Fullerton Art Museum, California State University, San Bernardino and Dartmouth College. She has also been included in shows at the Fundacion Comillas, Spain, Centre Internationale D'art Contemporain de Pont-Aven, France, Institute Franco-Americain, Rennes, France, Wheaton College and the Bell Gallery, Brown University.

funded research

2013: Faculty Development Grant
2013: Sabbatical
2006-2007: Sabbatical
2004:University Humanities Research Grant, Cataloguing Drawings
2004: University Humanities Research Grant, Drawn to the Lightening Field: A Return to the Landscape
2002: University Humanities Grant, Picturing Mental Health: Responses to Historical and Contemporary Visualizations of Mental Health
1999: Fellowship, The International School of Theory in the Humanities, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
1999-2000: Salomon Faculty Research Award, Leaves: Assembling a Body of Paintings
and Drawings, Part II , Brown University
1998-1999: Salomon Faculty Research Award, Leaves: Assembling a Body of Paintings
and Drawings , Brown University
1998-199: Sabbatical
1996: Support for Hambidge residency from President's Faculty Development Fund, Brown University
1995: Faculty Development Grant, Brown University
1991-1992: Sabbatical
1988 & 89: Faculty Development Grant, Brown University
1984: Junior Sabbatical, Semester I: Conducted research in China, documenting material related to painting.
1979 & 80: Faculty Research Grant, University of Wisconsin, Madison