Wendy Raskas Greenberg


Contact Information

rascal@greenbergs360.com

Phone: 215-284-0121

http://www.raftergirl.com/

Merion Station, PA

Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.

Mixed Media

Hardware Series

Tools Series

Kitchen Series

Artist's Statement

Old objects and vintage images catch my eye instantaneously. I see them as delicate and beautiful. They have been weathered by human hands, the earth’s atmosphere, overuse, and time, but are never too worn to be used again in a different context and take on a new life.

As a self-taught mixed-media collage artist, the main focus of my work is to intermingle the old with the new. I push boundaries to create and discover different processes in which to incorporate objects and/or images of older, more worn items with newer ones. As I create, I ask myself, How can I incorporate a picture of this vintage, red-handled tool into my work? How can I reuse this weathered leaf? How can I get someone else to enjoy the beauty of this oxidized copper pipe?

Perhaps my preoccupation with old objects is my way of holding on to the past in this ever-changing world, consistently abounding with new technologies. Perhaps it is simply my way of exposing the “old” to the rest of the world, giving it the much-needed attention that it deserves. These objects and images are pieces of our history, and through my collage work, they can now find new life and a restored beauty.

Selected Exhibitions

2015
Proclamation! POP, James Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Invitational

2014
Benefit Exhibition for BalletX, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Invitational

2013
Benefit Exhibition for BalletX, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Invitational

2012
Repurposed Windows Exhibition for Kaiserman JCC, Wynnewood, PA
Invitational

2010
Benefit Exhibition for Ready Willing & Able, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Invitational

2009
Back-On-My-Feet Benefit Exhibition, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Invitational

The Great Frame Up, First Friday Main Line, Wayne, PA
Invitational

Member Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

2008
First Friday Main Line, MilkBoy Coffee, Bryn Mawr, PA

Fairmount Arts Crawl, George Apotsos Studio, Philadelphia, PA

2007
Fairmount Arts Crawl, Bishop’s Collar, Philadelphia, PA

Professional Affiliations

Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
Main Line Artist Support Group, Haverford, PA

Other

2010
InLiquid 11th Anniversary Benefit Exhibition, Ice Box Project Space, Philadelphia, PA

2009
10x10: InLiquid 10th Anniversary Benefit, Ice Box Project Space, Philadelphia, PA

2008
Benefit v.8.0, Ice Box Project Space, Philadelphia, PA

2007
Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, Philadelphia, PA

Commissions

2014
Margot Palley & Jeffrey Bladen, Philadelphia, PA

2012
Ellen Gilbert, West Chester, PA

2009
Debbie & Henry Goldman, Merion Station, PA
Rachel & Basem Makar, Potomac, MD

2008
Lisa & Bruce Greenblatt, Wynnewood, PA

Education

1994
George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
BA, Psychology

Continuing Education
1999 - 2009
Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
Collage

University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Collage, Framing, Woodworking

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Design

Tyler School of Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Drawing

1998
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA