Born in Elkhart, Indiana, Wenda Habenicht grew up in Boulder, Colorado and attended Beloit College in Wisconsin before moving to New York City to earn her MFA at Columbia University. While living in Brooklyn, she created numerous works of architecturally and/or anthropomorphically derived sculpture, often participatory and many of which were sited outdoors. Wenda’s first large scale outdoor sited work was built in 1982 at The Midwest Coast, Art and Agriculture in Caledonia, Illinois. Her sculptures have been exhibited at the Toronto Sculpture Garden in Toronto, Canada; Socrates Sculpture Garden, Long Island City, NY; C.W. Post Campus, Long Island University, Brookville, NY; Shreveport, LA; Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY; Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, VA; Connemara Conservancy Foundation, Allen, TX; Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY; and Ward’s Island, New York, NY.
More recently, in 2018 Wenda was part of a three-person exhibition at the Community Arts Network of Oneonta (CANO) and in 2015 she had a retrospective exhibit at More Art Space in Oneonta, NY.
Wenda Habenicht currently lives and works upstate New York.