Biography

Lindy Wiese is a native Kansan and a former school psychologist for the Wichita Public Schools for 17 years. Although her passion for art began in childhood, she actively pursued painting over 10 years ago. She has taken many courses from the Wichita Center for the Arts, City Arts, and Artist Central in charcoal, abstract painting, acrylics, watercolor, and plein air. She draws her inspiration from the famous impressionist Claude Monet, and more recent contemporary artists such as Gehard Richter, Sally Cummings Shisler, James C. Leonard, and the late Lousia McElwain, with her style self-described as contemporary impressionism. She prefers to work with acrylics and a pallet knife, with the use of thick application to add depth and contrast to her paintings. She loves to work with vibrant colors and plays with various color combinations to invoke brightness and enthusiasm. She has exhibited her pieces in various venues, which have included the Botanica Gardens, Century II Concert Hall, the Annual Book and Art Fair, the Kansas Masonic Home, Green Acres Market Place, Riordan Clinic, Water Walk, and Artist Central Art Gallery. She was awarded Honor of Merit in acrylics Student/Faculty Exhibition 2013 at the Wichita Center for the Arts. When she is not painting Lindy enjoys yoga, nature, and time spent with her family.

Cirriculum Vitae

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE:
Hue Gallery of Contemporary Art, Wichita, KS, August 2013-Present, Co-Owner
-Artist Central, Wichita, KS, December 2012-August 2013, Resident Artist

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:
Pallete Knife Painters, May 2013 – Present, Current Member
-Friends of the Wichita Art Museum, July 2014 – July 2015, Member
-Contemporary Fine Arts International, March 2015 – Present, Current Member
-National Museum of Women in the Arts, October 2015 – Present, Current Member

PAST ART SHOWS:
-Artist Central, Wichita, KS, Resident Artist, March 2013 – August 2013
-Artist Central, Wichita, KS, Featured Solo Exhibition, January 2012
-Artist Central, Wichita, KS, Group Exhibition, January 2013
-Century II Concert Hall, Wichita, KS, January-February 2013, 2-Month Group Exhibition
-Green Acres, Wichita, KS, February 2013, Group Exhibition
-Kansas Masonic Home, Wichita, KS, April 2013, Group Exhibition
-Friends of the Wichita Art Museum 54th Annual Art & Book Fair, May 2013, Group Booth
-“Compositions,” Botanica, Wichita, KS, July 2013, Group Booth
-Waterwalk KEYN Summer Festival, Wichita, KS, June-July 2013, Group Exhibition
-Riordan Clinic, Wichita, KS, July 2013, Group Exhibition
-Shelter Salon, Wichita, KS, August 2014, Duo Exhibition
-“Grand Opening”, HUE Gallery of Contemporary Art, Wichita, KS, September 2014, Group Exhibition
-“Full Spectrum”, HUE Gallery of Contemporary Art, Wichita, KS, January 2015, Group Exhibition
-“Day Dreaming”, HUE Gallery of Contemporary Art, Wichita, KS, April 2015, Group Exhibition
-“Prismatic”, HUE Gallery of Contemporary Art, Wichita, KS, May 2015, Group Exhibition
-“Perpetual Visions”, HUE Gallery of Contemporary Art, Wichita, KS, June 2015, National Juried Group Exhibition

EDITORIALS:
-TheCultureTrip.com, “Wichita’s 10 Contemporary Art Galleries You Should Visit,” October 2013
-Wichita Eagle, “HUE Gallery Aims To Fill Void in Wichita’s Art Scene,” Wichita, KS, January 2, 2015
-Liberty Press, “New Gallery On Commerce Street Shows Diverse Work,” Wichita, KS, January 2015
-Splurge Magazine, “Contemporary Street,” Wichita, KS, May 2015
-Where Art Lives, “HUE Gallery: Contemporary Art Gallery That Explores The Nation’s Work,” Denver, CO, Volume 1, Number 4

CHARITY EVENTS:
-Heart of America, January 2015, Donated 1 artwork
-Maureen Connolly Brinker Tennis Foundation of Kansas, January 2014, Donated 3 artworks
-St. Judes Mercy Children’s Hospital, Kansas City, MO, September 2014, Donated 3 artworks
-Maureen Connolly Brinker Tennis Foundation of Kansas, January 2015, Donated 1 artwork
-Clinton Square Foundation, August 2015, 5 artworks donated
-Junior League of Wichita’s Holiday Galleria, October 2015, Donated 4 artworks

AWARDS:
-Winner of the Wichita Center for the Arts James Gross Honorary Award of Merit, June 2013