Wendy Seller's current studio work encompasses digital media, paint, photography, appropriated image fractions, and found objects, and serves as technical means for image manipulation. Concepts of space, place and time are embedded into her themes that frequently pertain to women. In recent years, Seller has been developing two specific series: METAPHORS (fictional figures) and SPACES/PLACES (fictional landscapes). Images from these series can be found at www.wendyseller.com.
Seller received a Bachelor of Art Education Degree (BAE) from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Illinois. She taught Drawing, Painting and Color in the Department of Art & Music at Simmons from 1990-2008 and concurrently taught Design and Spatial Dynamics at the Rhode Island School of Design, in the Division of Foundation Studies (1990 2008).
In 2005, Wendy Seller received the John R. Frazier Award for Excellence in Teaching from RISD, and in 2010, was honored by the RISD Provost's Faculty Award for Professional Advancement in Teaching from Brown University, following her involvement with the RISD/Brown Harriet W. Sheridan Program for advanced teaching. She served as Assistant Professor of Spatial Dynamics from 2008-2014 at RISD until she refocused her attention on her studio practice.
For over 30 years, Seller has been deeply devoted to her professional practice as a painter, which provides fuel and deeper understandings for her teaching at Simmons. As a practicing artist, she has had countless solo and theme-related exhibitions in New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Providence, Boca Raton, Florida, Ireland, and Germany. In 2015 alone, her esoteric images were selected for exhibitions at the Danforth Art Museum, the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Kingston Gallery in Boston, the ENGINE in Biddeford, ME, the New Arts Center in Newtonville, MA, and the Catherine Hammond Gallery in Cork, Ireland.
She has further developed her Spaces/Places series through residency positions in Ireland, including the Ballinglen Arts Foundation in Ballycastle and the Burren College of Art in Ballyvaughan. Last year she became a Fellow of the Ballinglen Foundation and awarded a fiveweek fellowship at the Foundation for the spring of 2016.