WENDA HABENICHT

Born Elkhart, IN

Lives and works in South Worcester, NY

 

EDUCATION

1981   M.F.A., Columbia University, New York, NY

1979   M.A.T., Beloit College, Beloit, WI

1978   B.A., Beloit College, Beloit, WI, Phi Beta Kappa, Cum Laude

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (*Outdoor Sculpture Installation)

2015    Wenda Habenicht 1978 To Now, More Art Space, Oneonta, NY

1989    Dream Retreat – City of Tilted Towers, Toronto Sculpture Garden, Toronto,  Ontario, Canada*

1988    Stacked Maze, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, VA*

1987    Sun Cathedral, Operation Greenthumb, Artists in the Gardens Program,  Brooklyn, NY*

1986   Garden Meeting Station, Samuell-Grand Park, Dallas, TX*

            The Stand Off Ballet (Under the Arches), Montgomery College, Rockville, MD*

            Remanence, Society for Clinton Hill Community Garden, Brooklyn, NY*      

1985    Summers Dreamers’ Garden Deck, AREA (Artists Representing Environmental Art), Ward’s Island, New York, NY

             Invitational Exhibition, WARM Gallery, Minneapolis, MN         

1984    Barriered Bridge; Phase IV; Scream/Think Boxes, Tiffany Farms, Caledonia, IL*

1982    Barriered Bridge, The Midwest Coast, Art and Agriculture, Caledonia, IL*

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (*Outdoor Sculpture Installation)

2019 White House, Group Photography Show, West Kortright Centre, East Meredith, NY (w/catalogue)

2018     Paul Flippen, Mark Picone and Wenda Habenicht,  Community Arts Network of Oneonta (CANO), Oneonta, NY  

              Art Gallery Grand Opening, Gilbertsville Expressive Movement (G.E.M.) Gilbertsville, NY

2017    Upstate Artists, 6th Annual Juried Group Show, The Laffer Gallery, Schuylerville, NY

             Essential Art, 26th Annual Regional Juried Art Show,  Cooperstown Art Association,  Cooperstown, NY.

             10X10 Exhibition, Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Springs, NY. 

2016    Grass Roots, Community Arts Network of Oneonta (CANO), Oneonta, NY

             Feast Your Eyes, MURAL, Mount Utsayantha Regional Arts League, Hobart, NY

2015    I Like These Together, MAS, More Art Space, Oneonta, NY

            The 2015 Mansion Show, Community Arts Network of Oneonta (CANO), Oneonta, NY

2014    Upstate Artists, 3rd Annual Juried Group Show, The Laffer Gallery, Schuylerville, NY

1991    In-House, Kubiak Gallery, Oneonta, NY

1990    Sculpture Tour 90/91, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN* (w/catalogue)

            The Toy Show, BACA Downtown, Brooklyn, NY

1988    Insight/On Site, Hillwood Art Gallery, Long Island University, Brookville, NY* (w/catalogue)

            City Habitats, Within and Without, Grace Gallery, New York City Technical College, Brooklyn, NY

1987    Artists Choose Artists, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY* (w/catalogue)

            Sculpture, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY*

            O.I.A. Tenth Anniversary Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY*

            Drawings for Outdoor Projects, Newhouse Gallery, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY

            What Could Have Been: Unbuilt Architecture of the 80’s, Grace Designs Exhibits, Dallas, TX, traveling exhibitions through 1989, locations include: Chicago            Architecture Foundation, Chicago, IL, Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York, NY, Musee des Arts, Montreal, Canada, and Sheldon Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

            Three Rivers Arts Festival Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA*      

1987    Miami Sculpture Exhibition and Competition, Metropolitan Museum and Art Center, Coral Gables, FL

            Ars Brvklynienis, Part II: Sculpture, Wiesner Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

1986    The Engaging Object, The Clocktower, Institute for Art and Urban Resources, New York, NY (w/catalogue)

            Outdoor Sculpture at Connemara, Connemara Conservancy Foundation, Allen, TX*

            Sculpture In Place, Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York, NY*

            The Chair Fair, International Design Center New York, Long Island City, NY (w/book)

            Public Art Program, C.W. Post Campus, Long Island University, Brookville, NY* (w/catalogue)

            The Homeless At Home, The Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, NY

            The Watermelon Show, Gallery Hirondelle, New York, NY

1985    Sculpture: The Language of Scale, The Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT* (w/catalogue)

            Obstruction/Construction, Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY

            Red River Revel Arts Festival Sculpture Residency/Exhibition, Shreveport, LA*

            On, Of and About Paper, The Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

            Sculpture/Penn’s Landing/1985, Philadelphia, PA*

            Shelter ’85, Zenith Gallery, Washington, DC (w/catalogue)

            Art and the Environment, Lever House, New York, NY

            Corners, The Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

            Current Visions A Contemporary Survey, Germanow Art Gallery, Rochester, NY

            Big Ideas, Small Pieces, Northside Arts Industries, Brooklyn, NY

            The Second International Shoebox Exhibition, The University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Honolulu, HI (w/catalogue)

1984    Hofstra Sites, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY*

             The Ways of Wood, Queens College, Queens, NY* (w/catalogue) 

             The Ways of Wood, The Sculpture Center, New York, NY

             The Artist Views the City, The Old Post Office Gallery, Dayton, OH

             Art and Ego, 419 Lafayette Street, New York, NY

             Sculptor’s Drawings, the Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY  

             AREA Benefit Exhibition, 133 Greene Street Gallery, New York, NY

             Pan Arts Kamikaze Karnival, Kamikaze Club, New York, NY

             International Art Competition, Los Angeles, CA

1983    Sculpture On Shoreline Sites, AREA, Ward’s Island, New York, NY* (w/catalogue)

             Habitats, Klein Gallery, Chicago, IL

            Terminal New York, The Brooklyn Army Terminal, Brooklyn, NY

            New Talent, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

            Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, the Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA (w/catalogue)

            Take-A-Peek, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL        

1982   S/300, Sculpture Tricentennial 1982, The Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA (w/catalogue)

            Outdoor Sculpture In Cadman Plaza Park, Cadman Plaza, Brooklyn, NY*

            Sculpture 82/Beaver College, Beaver College, Glenside, PA*

            The Monument Redefined, Gowanus Annual II, Gowanus Art Memorial Artyard, Brooklyn, NY

1981    Denver Center for the Performing Arts, commissioned proposals and models for the Boettcher Concert Hall,

               Denver, CO

1979    Wisconsin Sculpture 1979, Charles A Wustum Museum of Fine Art, Racine, WI (w/catalogue)

1978    Twenty-First Beloit and Vicinity Exhibition, Wright Art Center, Beloit, WI

            First Annual Wisconsin Biennale, Madison Art Center, Madison, WI

 

GRANTS

1987   Artists’ Space, Individual Grant, New York, NY

1986   Artists’ Space, Individual Grant, New York, NY

            Artist Fellowship, Inc. New York, NY

1985   Artists’ Space, Group Exhibition Grant, New York, NY

1982    Illinois State Art Council, Special Project Grant with The Midwest Coast, Art and Agriculture, Caledonia, IL

 

RESIDENCIES

1988     Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, VA

 

SELECTED ARTICLES

Aurer, Jim. “Sculpture Stretched”, Milwaukee Journal, 1979

Baxter, Robert. “Penn’s Landing is Offering Provocative Sculpture”, Courier Post, Philadelphia, PA, August 23, 1985

Bowen, Lisa Balfour. “Art In Our Parks”, The Sunday Sun, Toronto, Canada, August 20, 1989

Brenson, Michael. “A Bountiful Season in Outdoor Sculpture Reveals Glimmers of a New Sensibility”, The New York Times, July 18, 1986

Brenson, Michael. “Arts: ‘Engaging Objects’; Audience Participation in Cultureal Zoo”, The New York Times, May 30, 1986

Brenson, Michael. “City as Sculpture Garden: Seeing the New and Daring” The New York Times, July 17, 1987 (pictured Garden Streets)

Brenson, Michael. “Sculptors Find New Ways With Wood”, The New York Times, Sunday, December 2, 1984

Doyle, Kevin. “Sitting On A Throne Can Be A Royal Power Trip”, The Times, Shreveport, LA, October 10, 1985

Fressola, Michael J. “20 Sculptors to Exhibit Outdoors at the Harbor:, Staten Island Advance, May 1, 1987

Harrison, Helen A. “Sculpture Adorns Hofstra Campus”, The New York Times, Sunday, December 23, 1984

Hitzeroth, Connie. “Habenicht’s Inviting Retreat”, Now, June 1 – 7, 1989, Toronto Canada

Hodgeson, Kelly. “A Hands-On Labor of Love”, Greenwich Times, Greenwich, CT., August 23, 1985

Kutner, Janet. “Connemara: Art in the Vast Plain”, The Dallas Morning News, Sunday, April 6, 1986.        

Morgan, Robert. “Current Visions Are Envisioned in Germnow Gallery”, Sunday Democat and Chronicle, Rochester, NY, January 13, 1985

Raven, Arlene. “Why Are You Painting Those Roses?”, The VillageVoice, New York, NY September 13, 1988

Shuck, Jay. “Artists Intrigued With Habitats”, Beloit Daily News, January 25, 1984.

Stingl, Jim. “Artist Bridging Awareness”, Beloit Daily News, August 10, 1982

Yalkut, Jud. “Cityscapes” Dialogue, An Art Journal, Dayton OH. January/February 1985

Yarrow, Andrew L. “Art and History With River View of Manhattan”, The New York Times, July 15, 1988