Google Arts & Culture: Summer Wheat
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Essays by Erin Dziedzic, David Pagel, Anna Stothart, Yael Friedman, Owen Duffy, and Nina Bozicnik. Forward written by Sean O'Harrow.
Published by Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 2020.
Product Dimensions: 12 x 8 x .25 inches, 72 Color Pages, Softcover, Language: English | $36.00
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Artist Talk: Summer Wheat (full video)
On February 7, 2020, artist Summer Wheat gave a lecture on her large scale painting work. The artist talk coincided with the opening weekend of Summer Wheat: Blood, Sweat, and Tears at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. She shared stories from her youth in Oklahoma and her journey to invent new and ingenious methods of creating paintings inspired by medieval tapestries and mysterious artifacts.
About the Artist
Summer Wheat (b. 1977, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) earned a BA from University of Central Oklahoma and an MFA from Savannah College of Art and Design. Recent solo exhibitions include Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri (2020); KMCA, Louisville, Kentucky (2019); Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles, California (2018); Smack Mellon, New York, New York (2018); Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington (2017); and Oklahoma Contemporary, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (2016). Her work has been featured in recent museum exhibitions, including ICA Collection: Expanding the Field of Painting, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts (2013–14); Paint Things: Beyond the Stretcher, deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, Massachusetts (2013); and Paradox Maintenance Technicians: A Comprehensive Manual to Contemporary Painting from Los Angeles and Beyond, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, California (2013). She is the recipient of the 2016 New York NADA Artadia Award given to one artist exhibiting at NADA New York. She is also the recipient of the 2019 Northern Trust Purchase Prize at EXPO Chicago and is now part of the permanent collection of the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky. Wheat’s work is also in the permanent collections of Pérez Art Museum, Miami, Florida; the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas; de Young Museum, San Francisco, California; The Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington; and The Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina.