Wendy Shalen is an award-winning artist whose work has been featured at numerous galleries, museums and private collections, including Abbot & Holder (London), Allan Stone Gallery (New York), Housatonic Museum of Art (Bridgeport, CT), Katonah Museum of Art (Katonah, NY), Morris Graves Museum, (Eureka, CA), The National Academy of Design (New York), The National Arts Club (New York), Prince Street Gallery (New York), Salmagundi Club (New York), Silvermine Guild Galleries (New Canaan, CT), Cavalier Galleries (Greenwich, CT) and Fielder & Fielder (Martha’s Vineyard, MA), Carol Craven Gallery (Martha’s Vineyard, MA) and Gardner-Colby (Martha’s Vineyard, MA).
Education has long been an essential element of Shalen’s creative approach. For over 35 years, she has taught figure and landscape drawing and painting courses, as well as portfolio development seminars. At The Art Students League of New York (Manhattan and Sparkill campuses) and at Silvermine Guild School of Art (New Canaan, CT), Shalen has taught courses in Drawing and Painting from Life, Portfolio Development, Landscape Painting and Self-Portraiture, and French Inspired Drawing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She has served as a visiting critic at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design (Cambridge, MA), and chaired a number of lectures and seminars, including art workshops at the Katonah Museum of Art, and in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Drawings & Prints Study Room.
Shalen curated the well-received Antonio Frasconi: Woodcuts, Posters & Political Work at Art/Place Gallery (Southport, CT) in 2005. Since 2003, Shalen has organized more than two dozen rotating exhibitions at the Northern Westchester Hospital on behalf of the Katonah Museum Artists Association.
A graduate of Brandeis University, Wendy Shalen studied at the Art Students League with Daniel Greene, Harvey Dinnerstein and Robert Beverly Hale and privately with Burton Silverman. The artist is a member of The Prince Street Gallery at 530 West 25th Street, New York, NY and maintains a studio in Waccabuc, NY.