Wendy Klemperer earned a bachelor’s in biochemistry at Harvard before moving to NYC to pursue art full time, earning a B.F.A. in sculpture at Pratt Institute in 1983.
She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and Nelson, NH. She is represented in Maine by June LaCombe.
Residency grants include: the Skowhegan School, ME, MacDowell Colony, NH, Ucross Foundation, WY, Sculpture Space, NY, IKONS, Denali National Park in Alaska, and Stanislaus National Forest in Sonora, CA.
Exhibitions in NY and throughout the US include Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY, Bridgewater-Lustberg Gallery, NY, NY, Pratt Institute Sculpture Park, Brooklyn, NY, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, VT, and UNH Museum, Durham, NH. She has had comprehensive solo shows at Maine Audubon, Freeport, and Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, organized by June LaCombe.
Large scale permanent installations include: California State University, Bakersfield, City of Westminster, CO, Portland International Jetport, ME, Martin’s Point Bridge in Falmouth, ME, College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, ME, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, Somersby Landing Sculpture Park in Newburyport, MA, Lay Sculpture Park in Missouri, Farmingdale State College, Farmingdale, NY, 560 Broadway in NYC, and SIAS University, Xinzheng, China.
Klemperer has taught welded sculpture for over a decade, and annually teaches a workshop at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in West Rutland, VT. She has been a visiting artist and lectured about her work at universities throughout the United States.