Wendy Given produces work that resonates in the deep, dark and unstable ground between consciousness and collective memory. Given's work consists of various portraits, objects and scenes depicting the subtle locus between metaphor, allegory, fact and fiction. The photographs were constructed to evoke and illustrate an ongoing fascination with myth and magic, to reintroduce a contemporary narrative directed by centuries of folklore and legend, and to ultimately depict the fine, delicate line between realism and imagination.
Given received her Master’s of Fine Arts from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, California and her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from the Atlanta College of Art in Atlanta, Georgia. Her work in photography, sculpture and video has been exhibited in Germany, The Netherlands and nationally.
Given is a Portland, Oregon based visual artist where her work is produced with her husband, two dogs and cat.