Wendy Lemen Bredehoft

wendybredehoft@gmail.com

307.760.2893

 

EDUCATION

Vermont College, MFA, 1996                     University of Wyoming, BFA, 1984

 

 

BIOGRAPHY

Wendy Lemen Bredehoft’s mixed media work investigates visual nuances of the world around us, focusing on details that provide a basis for understanding and responding to specific places and experiences.

At times she works individually, exploring on her own or with her husband: floating rivers, investigating back roads, crisscrossing the country in search of new sights and sites. Or Bredehoft may work as part of the artist group known as Sequencing, which includes photographer Susan Moldenhauer and dancer/choreographer Margaret Wilson. She is a member and co-founder of the artists’ groups Pipeline Art Project (Pumping art from the energy state of Wyoming), and Laramie Artists Project.

Bredehoft received a Wyoming Arts Council’s Visual Art Fellowship Honorable Mention Award (2016), multiple Individual Artist grants for artistic research and travel, and artist residency opportunities. Her work is in the collections of the Wyoming State Museum; Albertson College of Idaho; University of Wyoming Law School, College of Health Sciences and Coe Library; Stony Brook School, NY and other public and private collections.

Now working full-time in her studio, Bredehoft previously was the Education Curator for the University of Wyoming Art Museum; served as the Director of Cultural Resources for the State of Wyoming, and as the Arts Education Specialist for the Wyoming Arts Council. She is a board member for the Western States Arts Federation, and has served on numerous boards, advisory and grants panels during her career, ranging from the National Endowment for the Arts and the US Department of Education to the Jeffery City (WY) Arts Council.

Bredehoft attained an MFA in Visual Arts from Vermont College in 1996, and a BFA in Visual Arts from the University of Wyoming in 1984.

COLLECTIONS/PUBLIC ARTWORK

Coe Library, Laramie, WY

The Wyoming State Museum, Cheyenne, WY

The Stony Brook School, Stony Brook, NY

University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences, Laramie, WY

University of Wyoming Law School, Laramie, WY

Albertson College of Idaho, Caldwell, ID

Numerous personal collections

AWARDS/RESIDENCIES

The Carissa Mine, State Historic Site Residency, South Pass City, WY 2017

Wyoming Arts Council Visual Art Fellowship: Honorable Mention, 2016

Wyoming Museum Educator Award (WY Art Education Association), 2014

Brush Creek Foundation Artist Residency Program, Saratoga, WY, 2011

Sequencing Through Time and Place residencies: Ucross Foundation Residency Program, Ucross, WY, 2009; London, UK, 2010; Ft. Laramie, WY, 2011; Piney Creek Artist Residency at Neltje’s, Banner, WY 2012; Venice, IT, 2013

Wyoming Arts Council Individual Artist Grant: 2007, 2009, 2011, 2016, 2018

PUBLICATIONS (selected)

Sequencing Through Time and Place, 2011 Process documentation catalog; 2012, 2014, 2018 Exhibition catalogs

Ucross Foundation: Twenty-seven Years of Visual Arts Residencies, October 2010

Narrative Strands, February 2000

NUMBER: An Independent Quarterly of the Visual Arts, Autumn 1997

The New York Times, October 1997

The Casper Star-Tribune, October 1997; August 1987

The Gaffer, Spring 1987

 JUROR/CURATOR

Brush Creek Foundation Artist Residency Program: 2011-2012

Wyoming Congressional Student Art Award: 1995, 2003, 2011, 2012

Wyoming State Museum, Contemporary Show and Lecture: 2001

Laramie County Community College Student Show: 1999

Idaho Governor’s Arts Awards: 1998

Natrona County High School Student Show: 1994

Kurz-Andrews Scholarship Show: 1993

 TEACHING EXPERIENCE

University of Wyoming, 2005-2015 – Art Museum Education Curator, UW Honors Program (teaching award, 2011)

Wyoming Arts Council, 1988 – 1999 – Workshops and in-service training in developing arts education standards, evaluation, long-range planning, building partnerships, board development, writing grants

Artist in Residence: ARK Arts Center, 2010; Wheatland High School, 1998; Central High School, 1996, 1995; assorted statewide conferences, local arts organizations and museums, 1985 – present

Visiting Lecturer: Western Wyoming College, 2000; Laramie County Community College, 1999, 1993; Northwest College, 1998

Carbon County School District #1, 1985-1988 – substitute teacher, K-8, all subjects

Fremont County School District #9, 1984-1988substitute teacher, K-12, all subjects

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Education Curator, University of Wyoming Art Museum                                                2005 – 2015

Arts and Non-Profit Organizational Consulting                                                                 1988 – present

Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources,

Director, Division of Cultural Resources                                                                       1999 – 2004

State, Regional, National Panelist and Consultant

NEA, NASAA, WESTAF, Nevada Arts Council, Idaho Arts Council                         1988 – present

Wyoming Arts Council, Arts in Education Program Manager                                        1988 – 1999

Assorted state, regional, national advisory and non-profit boards

Jeffrey City Arts Council (co-chair); WAAE , WESTAF (Exec. Committee)           1984 – present