Wendy Ackrell

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San Francisco-based artist Wendy Ackrell has worked as a painter for over two decades, primarily exploring abstraction but returning to figuration over the past few years. Originally a writer, she incorporates fiber art, poetry, and mixed media into her work.

Along with painting, her first love, Wendy animates and transforms natural materials such as river stones, trees, and fallen branches with paint, wool, and wire, leaving them to be discovered in situ. She is of the firm belief that joy in the act of creation — and the wonder in alchemizing the quotidian into something precious and perceived anew — is a resounding yes to life. She is currently investigating kintsugi, the Japanese art of repair, both as artistic metaphor and a celebration of resilience. 

Wendy received her B.A. in English from Duke University. She currently studies at The Alternative Art School, an online community of artists founded by writer and curator Nato Thompson.