Artist Profile

Las Vegas, Nevada

Wendy Kveck

Kveck, Wendy

Wendy Kveck, originally from the Chicago area, is a visual artist who lives and works in Las Vegas. She examines images of women from art history and contemporary media as cultural signifiers through her work in painting, performance, video, and installation. She holds a BFA from the University of Iowa and received her MFA from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2007. Her work is exhibited nationally, and recent projects and awards include an interactive artist residency at the P3 Studio at the Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, a Jentel Artist Residency Fellowship (Banner, Wyoming) and two solo exhibitions in Las Vegas. Kveck has taught 2-D studio art (painting, drawing, design fundamentals and color theory) as an adjunct instructor since 2007, first at UNLV and currently at College of Southern Nevada. In 2008 and 2009 she participated as an artist-in-residence for the City of Las Vegas' New Directions Youth Arts (NDYA) program, developing and leading feminist art-inspired workshops about identity and gender for troubled teenage girls at Westcare Nevada. In 2010, the NDYA program received a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program award from First Lady Michelle Obama.

"As an artist-educator, I strive to create a studio environment that encourages thinking and learning through making. This process of experiential learning is guided by the development of craft and self-confidence, creative problem-solving, and critical thinking. I ask my students to look more closely in order to better communicate their unique experiences of the world around them."

Las Vegas, NV
(702) 869-9002
wendykveck@gmail.com
www.wendykveck.com

Counties Served
Statewide
Preferred Groups/Populations
Schools (grades K-12), college, young adult, adults, at risk, seniors, social service groups
Venues
Schools, colleges, community groups
Fees, Availability and Technical Requirements
Contact Artist
Professional Development Workshops: Teacher/Staff Training
Professional Development for Artists: Topics may include writing an artist statement, biography, and resume; the importance of documenting, editing, and organizing an image archive of your work; how to find opportunities for artists (exhibitions, grants, alternative spaces, and more); presenting your work via printed materials and the web; and gallery etiquette.
Program/Residency Activity Descriptions: Schools/Communities
The Little Deer; Self Discovery through Self-Portrait: This painting workshop utilizes iconography representative of one's identity and experience; Self-Expression through the Self Portrait: the expressive use of color and mark-making through gesture drawing and painting; Contemporary Art Club Workshop: Integrates the experience of local exhibitions with discussions of meaning, intention and interpretation and hands-on making related to that exhibition.