Chicago | Los Angeles | Miami | New York | San Francisco | Santa Fe
Amsterdam | Berlin | Brussels | London | Paris | São Paulo | Toronto | China | India | Worldwide
New York

Wendy Cross


Birth year


Ohio University, 1989, BFA

Representing galleries
Gallery in the Woods, Brattleboro, VT

surrealism, landscape, primitivism, naïve, regionalism, Political


My Paintings depict modern socioeconomic struggles and attempt to illustrate how our present culture reflects history.  Although I work from imagination my subject matter is based on reality, neighborhoods and infrastructure crumbling, people succumbing to the negative effects of drug abuse and an unhealthy environment.  Many of the details I paint I have observed.  I am drawn to desperation, the fact that those most vulnerable rarely escape poverty and degradation.  Each of my paintings tells a story.  I believe these stories deserve to be told.

Since I spent much of my childhood exploring woods and swamps, nature is ever-present in my art.  I attempt to convey atmospheric conditions as well as the fact that nature reclaims even the most urban landscape.

I paint in oil on canvas using rough sketches for composition and photographs for detail.  While my work has elements of Surrealism and Regionalism, it is actually more akin to Primitivism.  Outsider artwork lacks inhibitions and constraints exhibited in many works by trained artists.  This free-flowing approach to painting continues to influence my style and technique to this day.

Recent Exhibits

Wendy Cross participated in these exhibits:

Feb, 2013 International Painting NYC II
Jeffrey Leder Gallery
Exhibited with these artists
Exhibited at these venues
Wendy Cross has Exhibited at these venues:

Jeffrey Leder Gallery
Main-addtags-e34eec31c32d9b3d6d0f704be2c1d8be add to mylistEmail email this artistWarn16_1-74f74bcef3e4988600cddc35e070bc1e report abuseMain-help-a4a5bbe5ed1f90845e14fcde7ee9776a contact us for help

Copyright © 2006-2012 by ArtSlant, Inc. All images and content remain the © of their rightful owners.