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."