Amy K. Wendland received her BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design and worked commercially as an artist and designer, with projects ranging from book covers and logo design to advertisements and museum exhibit drawings. After a decade of freelancing, Ms. Wendland returned to school, earning an MA in Sculpture and an MFA in Graphics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Ms. Wendland now lives and works in Durango, Colorado where she serves as a Professor in the Art & Design Department at Fort Lewis College. Her artwork typically utilizes a combination of humor, offbeat materials and obsessive craft.
Reviewers have described Ms. Wendland’s sculptures and works on paper as “darkly ironic and beautifully crafted,” “witty and complex... sparked by fierce imagination and a keen sense of humor” and “immaculate, beautifully crafted objects marked by characteristic intellectual playfulness.”