professional development


Skog studied art at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta. Skog's artistic growth and development in the medium of acrylic on canvas has been enhanced by attending the prestigious Emma Lake Artists' Workshop in Canada and the Triangle Artists' Workshop in New York. Skog has had the benefit and privilege of studio critiques from Karen Wilkin, the notable New York critic, and Ken Carpenter, Chair of Fine Arts, York University, Toronto. The paintings of Wendy Skog have been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows in Canada and the United States. They have been internationally included in both corporate and private collections.

photo of the artist

Photo Courtesy of Patrick Blennerhassett


education

B.A. University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
Teaching Certificate, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

experience

2014

Created and presented Keys to Abstraction 5 day workshop hosted by the Vancouver Island Artists Workshops, Victoria, BC.

2013

Served on the BC Arts Council Visual Arts jury.

2012

Accepted into Art Rentals & Sales operated by the Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC.

2011

Light on Abstraction workshop presented at MISSA, Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific.

2010

Studio promoted by Canadian Tourism Commission as a destination point for international visitors to Canada.

2009

Designed and facilitated a studio workshop entitled The Zen of Abstraction.

2008

Appointed honorary member of the Image and Poetry project, International Artistic-Literary Movement, Torino, Italy.

2007

Created the online studio www.wendyskog.com.

2004

Designed and facilitated a studio workshop entitled The Poetics of Painting

2002

In-studio critique from Ken Carpenter, Chair of Fine Arts, York University.

1998

In Studio Critique from Karen Wilkin, New York critic and professor of art.

1997

Studied art through travel to New York museums and galleries.

1987 - 2000

Art Teacher, Victoria School District, Victoria, B.C.

1995

In-studio critique from from Ken Carpenter, Chair of Fine Arts, York University

1994

In-studio critique from Karen Wilkin, New York critic and professor of art.

1990

In-studio critique from Karen Wilkin, New York critic and professor of art.
Participated in the Triangle Artists' Workshop in New York, founded by Sir Anthony Caro and the and British Collector Robert Loder: Thirty juried participants and one critic-in-residence. Intense studio critiques. International crossbreeding of ideas among artists from various cultures and countries.

1988

Participated in the Emma Lake Artists' Workshop in Saskatchewan, Canada: Thirty juried artists worked in residence in an open studio environment sharing and exchanging ideas and critical feedback. Other participants included Bill Perehudoff, Dorothy Knowles, Harold Fiest, Greg Hardy, Jonathan Forrest, and Pat Service.

1987

Traveled to Toronto, New York, and Los Angeles to study art exhibits in public museums and private galleries.

1986 - 1987

Artist-in-residence, Victoria School District, Victoria, B.C.

1979 - 1987

Engaged in exploratory painting in both oils and acrylics. Self-directed studies and technical research in painting, sculpture, and architecture from the Greek Civilization through Renaissance art to modern and contemporary works of art, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C.