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 the Wyoming Arts Alliance, 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.