Exhibiting artist Wendy Klemperer earned a bachelor’s in biochemistry at Harvard before moving to New York City to pursue art full time, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in sculpture at Pratt Institute. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, and Nelson, NH. Klemperer is known for her large-scale animal welded sculptures created from industrial refuse, particularly rebar, and reinforcement rod used in buildings, bridges, and highways. Exhibitions include Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY, Bridgewater-Lustberg Gallery, NY, NY, Pratt Institute Sculpture Park, Brooklyn, NY, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA. Her works are installed throughout the US and are part of permanent installations at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, ME, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, and Lay Sculpture Park in Missouri, Great Falls International Airport, MT, Farmingdale State College, Farmingdale, NY, and SIAS University, Xinzheng, China.
Klemperer has taught welded sculpture workshops for over a decadeat several venues, including the Educational Alliance and #rd Ward, both in NYC, and the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in West Rutland, VT. She has been a visiting artist and lectured about her work at universities throughout the United States.