The paintings of John Wenger



John Wenger

Born 1940, Salem, Oregon

(More complete resume upon request)


Selected Experience:

Rome Prize, Fellowship in Painting, American Academy, Rome, Italy 1970-72

32Years as Professor of Painting, University of New Mexico Art Department, Albuquerque, NM 1974-2005


One Person Exhibitions:

“John Wenger Paintings” Donkey Gallery, Albuquerque, NM. 2007

“New and Selected Works from the Decade” Helix Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM. 1999

University of New Mexico Art Museum (downtown) “Watershed”, large installation 1997

Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ. “lanterns” 1994

Café Gallery, Albuquerque, NM 1992

Joseph Gross Gallery, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. 1986

University Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM 1986

Davis McClain Gallery, Houston, TX. 1985

Davis McClain Gallery, Houston, TX. 1983

Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ. 1981

Hill’s Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.1979

“Ten Take Ten”, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, CO. 1977

Harlan Gallery, Tucson, AZ. 1976

“LA Number One”, Los Angeles Museum of Science & Industry, CA. 1976

Art Museum, University of Montana, Missoula, MT. 1974

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. 1973

Academy Gallery, American Academy, Rome, Italy 1972

Art Museum, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 1970

Gallery 1309, Boulder, CO. 1969

Foothill’s Art Center, Golden, CO. 1969

Sheffield Studio, Chicago, IL. 1968

URBA Studio, Chicago, IL. 1967

Harr Studio, Chicago, IL. 1966


Selected Group Exhibitions:

Third Western States Exhibition, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, traveled 1986-1988

New New Mexico, Scottish Arts Council Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1980

New In The Seventies, University Art Museum, University of Texas at Austin, TX 1977

New Talent, Monique Knowlton Gallery, NY NY, 1980

New Mexico In The Bay Area, ARCD Center, Palo Alto, CA, 1979

Biennial of Contemporary American Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, 1975

Rome Fellowship Exhibition, American Academy in Rome, 1971


Selected Collections:

Tucson Art Museum, Tucson, Arizona

Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona

Museum of New Mexico Santa Fe, NM

University Art Museum, University of New Mexico Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, New Mexico