Thursday, June 27 | 5:30 pm


June 18 – July 26

Wendee Yudis received an MFA in Printmaking and Painting from Pratt Institute and BFA in Printmaking and Photography from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She also studied archaeology at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and photography at Richmond College in London.

In addition to being a visual artist, Wendee works as a Web Designer and Art Director. Since the mid 1990’s she has worked as a Graphic Designer & Art Director for advertising agencies and non-profits in NYC and Philadelphia.

My art turns the definition of femininity on its head. It examines unconscious gender bias and questions traditional women’s roles in the world as dictated by social constructs: the ones imposed upon us – obedient child, wife, and daughter – and the ones we step into voluntarily – boss, lover, and vixen.

By exploring the many facets of women, I embrace the freedom and power within every woman. My work attempts to bring to the forefront and dispel unconscious gender bias using typography, humor, cultural references, and a graphic depiction of women using a pop art aesthetic.

My primary medium is a combination of photo-silkscreen and painting. Silkscreen allows me to juxtapose and overlap a variety of images to create nuance and explore new definitions of old ideas. I use the actual silkscreen as if it’s a paintbrush, so each piece is an original. The beauty of the silkscreen process is that it allows me to experiment with translucency, opacity, layering and pattern to explore relationships seen and unseen,
metaphorically and figuratively.