Wendy Klemperer

Wendy Klemperer
Wendy Klemperer

Wendy Klemperer is a sculptor known primarily for her large scale steel pieces of animals in motion, many of which are installed in permanent locations across the country. She earned a bachelor's in biochemistry at Harvard before moving to New York City to pursue art full time, earning a B.F.A. in sculpture at Pratt Institute in 1983. She has had residencies from the Skowhegan School, MacDowell Colony, Ucross Foundation, Sculpture Space in Utica, Denali National Park, and SIAS University in Xinzheng, China. She lives in Brooklyn, NY and Nelson, NH. Visit her website.

Artist Statement:
"The imagery that pervades my work reflects a lifelong fascination with animals. To make the large scale sculptures I search scrap yards for industrial refuse ravaged by usage and demolition. Bent and twisted, such pieces contain energy and potential new life. My welding process is a kind of three dimensional gesture drawing. A network of steel lines builds a skeletal form containing both presence and absence. I investigate the body language of animals to express a feeling or state of being, with motion conveying emotion. Focusing on the animal realm seems no less important to me than on that of humans, to explore the continuity and relationship between all forms of life on earth."

Photos of Wendy's work will appear here once the piece is installed in the park's Murie Science and Learning Center

Last updated: July 13, 2018

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