San Francisco State University1996
GALLERIES AND COMMISSIONED WORK
Wendi Spiers was born in Picayune, Mississippi in 1970. She attended art school in San Francisco State University and graduated Magma Cum Laude with a BA in Ceramics in 1997.
She has won numerous awards including Best of Show at InSite Gallery's "Vessel As Art" exhibition and second place in Modesto Gallery's "Teapot Party" show.In 2000, her "Framed" series appeared in Ceramics Monthly magazine. Her environmental installation for preschoolers now occupies "the Old Fire House" is still in place in Lafayette.
She currently resides in Oakland and keeps a studio at Art Explosion Gallery located at 2425 17th street in San Francisco
Throughout my life art has been a sanctuary and an adventure for me. I use my sculptures to find and define myself and the world around me.One common theme I explore is the limitations in all forms, self- imposed, cultural, or otherwise.
Limitations give a sense of security, a instant identity, and unplanned purpose; it is the struggle to break free and the fear of that freedom that fascinates me.The realization that nature, once our all knowing and powerful parent, is now ailing brings a new weight to our shoulders.
And like children who sense for the first time that they have the power to injure their parents, we feel a caution and insecurity we have never fully known.I was born in Mississippi I moved to califorina at 5 but I remain connected to the south and go and visit once a year.
I graduated from San Francisco state university in 1996 I now work out of my studio at the Art Explosion.