Biography

Wendy Carney is an award-winning realist oil painter. She spent her childhood in Colorado and graduated from the University of Colorado with a B.A. in Economics and International Relations. Carney has lived in Denver, Lund and Stockholm (Sweden), Northhampton (MA), Boulder, New York City, Dallas, Chicago, Telluride, Boston, and Charlottesville before returning to Chicago, where she currently lives.

Carney turned to painting as a way to express her observations of the world. Her nomadic life has provided her with a wealth of subjects and endless inspiration. She cares deeply about the places she has lived and traveled. Through her paintings she seeks to share the detail and richness of those experiences.

Carney’s work has received numerous national and international awards and honors, including from the International Guild of Realism, Oil Painters of America, the International ARC Renewal Art Center, the American Art Awards, Artist’s Magazine, and Southwest Art Magazine. Her work has been highlighted in feature stories in American Art Collector Magazine and The Artist's Magazine. Carney’s work is in private collections across the country.  

Carney has also owned and managed a small publishing company, as well as a nonprofit for children’s literacy. She is represented by The Gallery at Tree’s Place in Orleans, MA and is a member of Oil Painters of America, the International Guild of Realism, and the Art Renewal Center.

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Education: B.A. University of Colorado

Representation: The Gallery at Tree’s Place, Orleans, Cape Cod, MA

Exhibitions:

2019      The Gallery at Tree’s Place, Sand, Surf, and Salty Air, Four Person Exhibition, Orleans, MA

2019      The Gallery at Tree’s Place: Selected Works from Resident Tree’s Place Artists, Orleans, MA

2018      The Gallery at Tree’s Place, Small Works Exhibtion, Group Exhibition, Orleans, MA

2018      Sugarman-Peterson Gallery, International Guild of Realism 13th Annual Exhibition, Group Exhibition, Santa Fe, NM

2018      Oil Painters of America 2018 Salon Show of Traditional Oils, Juried group Exhibition, Traverse City, MI

2018      The Gallery at Tree’s Place, New Artist’s at Tree’s Place, Four-person Exhibition, Orleans, MA

Awards:

2019      Finalist, 2019/2020 14th International ARC Salon, Art Renewal Center

2017      Runner-up, Southwest Art Magazine Artist Excellence Competition

              Runner-up, Southwest Artist Magazine Artist Excellence Competition

              Runner-up, Southwest Artist Magazine Artist Excellence Competition

2017 First Place Award, American Art Awards, Realism Still Life

              Second Place Award, American Art Awards, Realism Still Life

              Third Place Award, American Art Awards, Realism Still Life

              Fourth Place Award, American Art Awards, Realism Still Life

Fourth Place Award, American Art Awards, Realism Humans

              Fifth Place Award, American Art Awards, Realism Humans

Third Place Award, American Art Awards, Humorous

Fifth Place Award, American Art Awards, Humorous

              Fifth Place Award, American Art Awards, Fashion

              Fifth Place Award, American Art Awards, Landscape

2015      Artist of the Month, The Artist’s Magazine, March 2015 Issue. 

2014      Finalist, 2013/2014 10th International ARC Salon, Art Renewal Center

              Finalist, 2013/2014 10th International ARC Salon, Art Renewal Center

2014      Finalist, Still-Life, The Artist's Magazine 31st Annual Art Competition

Publications:

“International Guild of Realism 13th Annual Juried Exhibition, Michael and Christie Sugarman, Sugarman-Franz, Inc., 2018.

“Collector’s Focus,” editorial feature, American Art Collector, March 2018

“Artist of the Month,” editorial feature, The Artist Magazine, artistsnetwork.com, March 2015

Memberships:

Art Renewal Center

Oil Painters of America

International Guild of Realism

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