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Canadian Indigenous artist Wendy DesChene graduated with an MFA in Painting from Tyler School of Art and immediately incorporated materials that would support activism. Weary of the limitations placed on art by institutions, she fostered audience participation in her large installations. The outcome, a large collaborative community exhibition titled WYSIWYG, was unleashed onto a dozen different locations, including the Art League of Houston, Minnesota State University, the Art Academy of Cincinnati, and The Henry Street Settlement of New York. Her explorations have been honored with several Canada Council Travel Grants and a recent Verdant Fund Grant.


In addition, variations of collaborative-based projects were showcased at the Soap Factory and Tomio Koyama Gallery of Japan. Her longstanding collaborative work as PlantBot Genetics with artist Jeff Schmuki has been awarded NEA and Pulitzer Foundation Grants for exhibitions and programming at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, The Goethe Institute in Egypt, the Bach Modern in Austria, the New Gallery of Canada, and Marfa Dialogues in St. Louis. 

Wendy continues to critique art world structures, systems, and protocols through interventionist strategies, including placing works on the street or within institutions without permission. She has commandeered the world's most prestigious art institutions as her studio and target using projectors, stickers, art liberation tactics, and videos. Documented work from her "Unauthorized Series" has been exhibited in numerous international exhibitions, including the Sanlun Yishu Project in Beijing, China, The Ice Box Project Space in Philadelphia, PA, and the International Center for Art and Design in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


Due to racist and outdated laws in Canada, her family has only recently been able to reclaim their indigenous status as part of the Métis Nation. As a large part of belonging to a modern First Nation is finding paths back, new artworks will focus on reclamation and investigating what it means to be indigenous. Painting and drawings from past bodies of work have traveled to the Drawing Center in New York, the McColl Center for Art and Innovation in Charlotte, and other well-regarded venues. In addition, she has completed many international residency programs, including The American Academy in Rome, Jentel, I-Park, Pouch Cove Canada, the Hafnarborg Art Museum Iceland, The Atlantic Center for the Arts, KulttuuriKauppila Art Center Finland, Buitenwerkplats Netherlands, Airgentum Spain, and Mauser Eco House Costa Rica. Currently, she is an Endowed Professor at Auburn University.

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MFA Painting, Tyler School Of Art Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Tyler School of Art Rome, Rome, Italy

BFA Concordia University, Montreal, PQ


Solo Exhibitions

2025 "TBA" Athens Institute for Contemporary Art (AICA), Athens, GA (upcoming)                                                                                                                                  "TBA" Space One Eleven, Birmingham, AL (upcoming)

2024  Kawii Otiinum (Reclaim), Chapel Hill University, Chapel Hill, NC

2023  Otipemisiwak (People Who Own Themselves), St. Edwards University, Austin, TX

2022  RoBOTany, Keene State University, NH

          Minihkweew (they drink), C.R.E.T.A Rome, Italy

2021  PolyCulture. Fielding Wright Art Gallery, Delta State University. Cleveland, MS

          180,000+ University of Illinois Springfield IL. (Engaged Citizenship Common Experience Speaker Award)

2020  Biophilia. Eleanor D. Wilson Museum of Art at Hollins University. Roanoke,VA

          Art + Science: Mothology in the Age of Social Distancing. Richard F. Brush Gallery at St, Lawrence University. Canton, New York. 

2019  Bot Tanical Memorial Union Gallery, North Dakota State University. Fargo, ND*

          GardenBot, Seville, Spain*

2018  Vέα Oικολογία (New Ecology). Lakkos Art Center, Heraklion, Greece*

          PlantBot 2.0. McMaster Gallery, University of South Carolina. Columbia, SC*

          Fresh Off The Farm. Field and Fork Farm. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL*    

2017  Cross Pollinate, Virginia Wesleyan University, Virginia Beach, VA*

          Adaptation, Martha Gault Gallery, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA*

          Mothluck, First City Art Center, Pensacola, FL*  

2016 The Moth Project, Augustana Teaching Museum, Rock Island, IL*

          PlantBot Genetics. Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN* 

          Moth, Entomica, Sault Ste Marie, ONT, Canada* 

2015  Mothology, St. Norbert College, De Pere, WI*

          Arrt…Japan, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University,Japan

          PlantBot ArtLab, Seed Space, Nashville, TN*

          floraBotanica, SpringHill College, Mobile, AL*

2014  Foodture. Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, Wayne State, University, Detroit, MI*

          The Moth Project, De Hortus Botanicus, Amsterdam, Netherlands*

          Artist Respond, Oulu Museum Of Art (Taidemuseo), Oulu, Finland* 

          PlantBot Genetics. 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL*

          "Critical Content", Series.  Montgomery College. Silver Spring, MD*

2013  PlantBot Genetics: "Monsantra". Studios At Key West, Key West, FL*

          Plantronics, Durham Arts Council, Durham, NC

2012  Monsantra. The New Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada*            

          PlantBot Genetics, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX*

2011  WYSIWYG Houston, Non-Profit Art League of Houston, TX

          WYSIWYG Connects, Corpus Christi. K Space Contemporary, Corpus Christi, TX

          The Green Shadow. McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC*

2009  WYSIWYG Carolina, Installation, Coker College, Hartsville, SC

2008  WYSIWYG, Installation, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN

          Generation Drawings”, Drawings and Installation, Montevallo University, AL

          WYSIWYG, Installation, Minnesota State University, MN

2007  Inheritance, Mixed Media, University of Montana, MT

2006  WYSIWYG The Rebirth, Installation, Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

          WYSIWYG The Rebirth, Installation, Florida Atlantic University, Jupiter, FL

          WYSIWYG’s Universe, Photography, Henry Street Settlement, NY, NY

2005  Inheritance, Mixed Media, Lockhaven University, PA

          WYSIWYG The Rebirth, Installation, Laredo Center For The Arts, Laredo, TX

          Dog, Mixed Media, Armory Art Center, West Palm, FL


Selected Two-Person Exhibitions

2014  Ecology Revisioned. Prescott College Art Gallery at Sam Hill Warehouse. Prescott, AZ*

2003  NOW, Two-Person Show, Painting Installation, Temple University Rome Gallery, Rome, Italy

Selected Group Exhibitions

2023   Food Justice: Growing a Healthier Community through Art – Part 5. The Gallery at Penn College, Williamsport, PA

           New Geological Epoch, Eco Artspace, Santa Fe, NM

            Small File Media Festival, Cinematheque: Simon Frazer University, Vancouver, Canada

           map(un)mapped. Liggett Studio, Tulsa, OK

           CrossRoads: SECAC Juried Member Exhibition, Richmond VA

2022   Food Justice: Growing a Healthier Community through Art – Part 4, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA* 

           Food Justice: Growing a Healthier Community through Art – Part 3, Ohio Craft. Columbus, OH*

           Food Justice: Growing a Healthier Community through Art – Part 2, Southern Ohio Museum. Portsmouth, OH*

           Weird Media, iDMAa, International Digital and Media Arts Association Exhibition, Worldwide Offices

           Splinters In The Ongoing Normal. Project Gallery V, New York, NY*

           Squaring the Cube, Mid South Atlantic Confab Exhibition, Millsap College, Jackson, MS

           Landlines: Navigating our Environment, Illges Gallery, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA*

           Nature Neighbor Montevallo University, Montevallo, AL 

2021  Food Justice: Growing a Healthier Community Through Art. Contemporary Craft. Pittsburgh, PA       

           Lost in the Weeds: Nature and Climate Change. Athens Institute of Contemporary Art. Athens, GA

           WDT:4 WetDoveTail Virtual Gallery, Sponsored by The Arts Council of England

2020   Lift Off Film Sessions. Shorts Programme 2, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England

           Contaminated. The Institute for Aesthetic Advocacy and Institute for Digital Humanities. Minneapolis, MN*

           Home as Situation, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY*

           Ostraka. ARTExchange at CAA. Hoken Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, IL*

           Gray/Gray, Divisible Projects, Dayton, OH

           ArtWork(ers) United, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL*

           Quarantine Zine. Issue 2: Alone and Together. Newburgh, New York.

2019   Larroque Arts Festival (LAF) “Surface”, Larroque Occitanie, France 

           Lanzarote Arts Festival. Canary Islands, Spain

           Exposicion Artistas Internacionales, Espacio Little, Seville, Spain

           Collective (in)Action, Memorial Union Gallery, University of North Dakota, Fargo, ND*

           Lie Cheat Steal Lyon College/Kresge Gallery, Batesville, AK*

           Ferment. Concurrent exhibition: NCECA. Minneapolis College Whitney, Fine Arts Center. Minneapolis, MN

2018   When The Winters Were Still Really Cold (The Rhine). Useable Space. Milwaukee, WI*

           GardenBot. ArtFields, Lake City SC*

           A Northward Migration. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond, VA*

           Hambidge Art Gala. Design District, Atlanta, GA*

2017  Pollinate. HUBweek, City Hall Plaza. Boston, MA*

          Crossing Boundaries: Art and the Future of Energy. Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, FL*

          STEAM2017. Art Gallery of the University of Western Florida, Pensacola, FL*

          The Art of Healthy Living. i.d.e.a. Museum. Mesa, AZ*

2016  Manchester: RVA Street Art Festival. Southern States Silos, Richmond, VA*

          Impending Future. Lycoming College Art Gallery. Williamsport, PA.

          Methodology, East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, PA* 

          Digital Culture. CICA Museum, Gimpo, South Korea.

          The Great ARTDoors Festival, Hambidge, Rapun Gap, GA*     

          RE:, KCAD Grand Rapids, MI*

2015  Weight of the World, Traveling Exhibition: Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability,

          (GloS), Harry Wood Gallery, Arizona State, Tempe, Arizona*

           Sustainability Solutions Festival, City of Phoenix. Phoenix, AZ*

          Balance-Unbalance 2015: An International Conference on Water, Climate, and Place - ASU Galleries. Tempe, AZ*

          ESPACIO ENTER: International Festival of Creativity, Innovation, and Digital Culture. TEA, Tenerife Espacio de las Artes. Tenerife, Canary Islands* 

          Embodied Place: Observations and Notations. Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, Nevada*

          Maize Y Mas, Legion Art Center, Cedar Rapids IA*

 2014 The Institutionalists, The Drawing Center, New York, NY

          Marfa Dialogues/St Louis. The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, PXSTL. St. Louis, MO*

          Art in Odd Places (AiOP): The Artifacts. Colonel's Row, Governors Island, New York, NY*            

          Entomological. Roy C. Moore Art Gallery. University of North Georgia at Gainesville, Gainesville, GA*

          The Chuck’A’Luck. Opening Exhibition Event in Arnhem, Netherlands*

          Ecology Revisioned. (2 Person Show) Prescott College Art Gallery at Sam Hill Warehouse. Prescott, AZ*

          Hunter/Gatherer, Truman State University Art Gallery, Kirksville, MO*

          Sustainability, Tiffin University, Tiffin, OH*

          SECAC Members Exhibition, Sarasota, FL*

          Mediated Realities, Albright College, Reading, PA* 

2013  Art in Odd Places 2013: NUMBER, Greensboro, NC*

          Shine On, The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts & Sciences, Rabun, GA*

          Westobou Art Festival, Augusta, GA*

          InLight, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA*

          Mel Chin Opening, with PlantBot Intervention, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC*

2012  Whale Oil to Whole Foods. Greene County Council on the Arts Gallery & Greene County

          Cornell Cooperative Extension, Catskills, NY*      

          Whale Oil to Whole Foods Part 2. Cornell Cooperative Extension, Agroforestry Resource Center, Acra, NY*

          Plein Air. Airplane Gallery New York, NY*

2011  E.V.A. (Experimental Video Art) BachModern Autumn Screening, Salzburg, Austria             

          Cerebral Departure: Investigations in Contemporary Issues. SpaceCamp Gallery, Indianapolis, IN* 

          There’s No Place Like.... The Renaissance Center, Dickson, TN*

          Digital Checkpoints Exhibition, (FLEFF) Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY*

          Edge of Life: Forest Pathology Invitational. Cole Art Center, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX *

          PlantBot Genetics. Billboard Art Project, San Bernardino, CA*

2010  Canadian Landscape, Agnes Jamieson Gallery, Minden Ontario, Canada

         “A Brief History of…”, Two-Minute Film Festival collaboration, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA*

          4th Cairo Video Festival, Goethe Institute, Cairo, Egypt*  

, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art (UICA), Grand Rapids, MI*

          Article 19, Bridge for Emerging Contemporary Art, International Center for Art and Design, Albuquerque, NM

          InLight Richmond, International Installation Exhibition, 1708 Gallery, Richmond,VA

          Canadian Landscape, Agnes Jamieson Gallery, Minden Ontario, Canada

          STRASSENKUNST, International Juried Exhibition, Artspace, Richmond, VA

          The Lens Based Image, Desotorow Gallery, Inc. Savannah, GA* 

2009  Sanlun Yishu Collaborative Project, Sanlun Galleries, Wang Jing, Beijing, China

          The Austerity Cookbook, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN

          American Portfolio, Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

          UDA, Jules Collins Smith Museum, Auburn, AL

          V for Victory, Ice Box Project Space, Philadelphia, PA

          Invented Memories, Anton Art Center, Mount Clemens, MI

          No Seriously: Humor and Happiness in Contemporary Art”, Space  301, Mobile, AL

          Linear Thinking, North Florida Community College of Art, Madison, FL

          Painting Invitational, Berry College, GA

          34.5 SW, Columbus State Gallery, Columbus, GA

          Drawings, Two Person Show, Chapel Hill Library Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC

2008  Think Tank, Murray State University, Murray, KY

           Atlanta Artists Center National Juried Exhibition, Atlanta, GA

           Cutie Pie, Curated by University of Tennessee, TN

2007   Far From Home, National Juried Show, Gallery RFD, Swainsboro, GA

           99 cents, National Juried Show, Jersey City Museum, NJ

           Industrial Identity, National Juried Show, Gallery RFD, Swainsboro, GA

           Texas National, National Juried Show, Austen State University, TX

           Explore This,  National Juried Group Show CPS, Washington, DC

           Something From Nothing, International Juried Show, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

           31st Bradley International, International Juried Show, Heuser Art Center, Peoria, IL

2006   Think Warm, Group Drawing Show, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo,Japan

           Whimsical Muse,  International Juried Show, Manifest Gallery Cincinnati, OH

05-06  Showtel, Annual Juried Installation Show, Hotel Biba, West Palm Beach, FL

2004   Valsalva Maneuver, Group Installation, Crane Arts Center,  Philadelphia, PA

2003  NOW, Two-Person Show, Painting Installation, Temple University Rome Gallery, Rome, Italy

Artist Residencies / Fellowships

2023    Bottega Projects Artist Residency, Montebuono, Italy

2022  C.R.E.T.A, Rome, Italy

2021   Mauser Eco House, Parritta, Costa Rica

2020   The Studios of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia (cancelled due to Covid-19 travel restrictions)

2019   Airgentum. Seville, Spain

2018  Lakkos Artist Residency, Greece

2017  Hambidge Center for Art and Science, Rapun Gap, GA

2016  Entomica, Sault Ste Marie, ONT, Canada

          Hambidge Center for Art and Science, Rapun Gap, GA

2015  The Studios Of Key West International Artist Program, Key West, FL

          Greening The Bay, St Norbert College, DePere, WI

2014  Kauppilantie KulttuuriKauppila Art Centre Residency, Kauppilantie, Finland

          Landscape Laboratory at Buitenwerkplaats‏, Artist in Residency, Amsterdam

2013  McColl Center Environmental Artists in Residence, Charlotte, NC

          Kimmel Nelson Harding Artist Residency, Nebraska City, NE

2012  Hafnarborg International Artist Residency, Iceland

2011  Atlantic Center For The Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL

          I-Park, East Haddam, CT

          The School of Making and Thinking, Delancey, NY

2010  American Academy in Rome, Visiting Artist, Rome, Italy 

2009    I-Park, East Haddam, CT

2008  Elsewhere Artist Residency, Greensboro, NC

2007  New York Mills Cultural Center, New York Mills, MN

          Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

04 -06  Ora Lerman Soaring Gardens Artist Retreat, Laceyville, PA

Awards Outside of Academia

2022  Individual Project Grant, The Verdant Fund, Mobile, AL

2021  Engaged Citizenship Common Experience, Speaker Award, University of Springfield Illinois, Springfield, IL

2020  Covid Relief Grant, The Verdant Fund, Mobile, AL

2019  Sustainability Fee Grant for Tiny Mural 2. Georgia Southern University. Statesboro, GA*

          SECAC Artist Grant, Honorable Mention. Chattanooga, TN*

2018  Sustainability Fee Grant for Tiny Mural. Georgia Southern University. Statesboro, GA*  

          Sustainability Fee Grant for Tiny Mural. Armstrong University, Savannah, GA*

2017  Student Fees Sustainability Grant, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA*

2016  Goodwill Art Grant, Goodwill Industries      

2015  SEED Grant Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA*

          Written by St. Norberts College: NEA ArtsWork Grant in Support for The Moth Project, Exhibition and Residency in Green Bay, WI

2014  Marfa Dialogues/St. Louis Program Grant. The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts*

          Student Fees Sustainability Grant, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA*

2012  Canada Council of The Arts, Travel Grant

2010  State Art Fellowship, Alabama

2007  Jerome Fellowship, New York Mills Cultural Foundation, MN

          Canada Council of The Arts, Travel Grant

Lectures, Panels, Community Events, Workshops, Etc.

2024  SECAC Conference, Atlanta, GA. Panel Chair and Session Presenter

          Artist Lecture, Chapel Hill, University 

2023  SECAC Conference, Richmond, VA. Panel Chair and Session Presenter

          Artist Lecture, St. Edwards University, Austin, TX

2022  Lecture Keene State University, NH

          Presenter at SECAC Conference, Baltimore, MS. Session Presenter

          Panelist SciComm (Center for Science, Mathematics and Computer Education) Conference University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NB   

          Pollen Mural, Science Building, Auburn University, Auburn, AL

2021 Artists Panel Discussion, ATHICA (Athens Institute of Contemporary Art) Athens, GA                                                                                                                      Co-Chairs and Presenters at SECAC Conference, Lexington, KY (canceled due to Covid)

          Art and Agriculture Guest Speakers, EcoArtSpace International Panel, with a follow Up Round Table Discussion    

          Artist Lecture, Mauser Foundation, Parrita, Costa Rica

          Lecture University of Illinois, Springfield

          Lecture, Delta State University, Cleveland, MS

          Lecture and Workshop, Contemporary Craft Museum Pittsburgh, PA

          Pollen Mural, Biology Building, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA

2020  Ostraka at Roanoake ArtsPop. Taubman Museum. Roanoake, VA

          Co-Chairs and Presenters at SECAC Conference, Richmond, VA. Session Presenter

          Exhibiting Artist Lecture. Eleanor D. Wilson Museum of Art at Hollins University. Hollins, VA

          Artist Lecture. Hollins University Sustainable Architecture Class. Hollins, VA

          Exhibiting Artist Lecture. St Lawrence University. Canton, NY

          Mothology for Children Artist Lecture. St Lawrence University. Canton, NY

          Conversations on Craft and Food Justice. An Online Series Discussing Sustainability, and Craft. Contemporary Craft Museum. Pittsburgh, PA

          Moth Mural. Augustana College Department of Biology: College of Insect Collections. Rock Island, IL    

2019  Lecture and Public Event. The Moth Project. Montevallo University, Montevallo, AL

          Lecture and Public Event. The Moth Project. Berry College, Mount Berry, GA

          PlantBot Workshop. Augsburg University, Minneapolis, MN

          Lecture to Sculpture & 3D Classes. North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND

          SECAC Conference Panel Chairs and Presenters, Chattanooga, TN. Panel Chair and Session Presenter

          Tiny Mural for Biological Sciences Center, Georgia Southern University, Savannah Campus, Savannah, GA                 

2018  University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 

          University of Florida, Gainesville, Fl

          CAA Conference, Los Angeles, CA

          SECAC Conference, Birmingham, AL. Session Presenter

          PlantBot Building Workshop and Lecture. University of South Carolina. Columbia, SC  

          Tiny Mural, GSU Biology Building, Workshop, Statesboro, GA

          Ronald E McNair Life History Museum, Lake City, SC

          Lakkos Art Center, Heraklion, Greece

2017  Pulse Art + Technology Festival, Telfair Museums, Savannah, GA

          Virginia Wesleyan University, Virginia Beach, VA

          Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, FL

          University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL

          Foley High School PlantBot Drawing Workshop at UWF, Pensacola, Florida

          Green Energy Fest, Pensacola, FL

          SECAC Conference, Columbus, OH. Session Presenter

2016  The Figge Museum, Davenport, IA

           Augustana College, Rock Island, IL

           SECAC Conference, Roanoke, VA. Session Presenter

           Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN

           Moth Workshop, Longfellow Elementary School, Davenport, IA

           Moore Elementary School, Clarksville, TN

           Pebble Hill, Auburn, AL

           The Fed Galleries at KCAD, Grand Rapids, MI

2015  Towards a Better Future. Service to Artist Committee Invitation, College Art Association, NY

          Ideas in Sight Lecture, Savannah College of Art And Design, Savannah, GA

          SECAC Conference, Panelist, Pittsburg, PA. Session Presenter

          California University, California, PA

          Slippery Rock, Slippery Rock, PA

          Springhill College, Mobile, AL

          Neville Public Museum, Green Bay, WI

          St. Norbert College Art Department, De Pere, WI

          YMCA Summer Camp, Green Bay, WI

          Mulva Library, De Pere, WI

          Boys and Girls Club, Green Bay, WI

          Green Bay Botanical Garden, Green Bay. WI

          Tsyunhehkwa, Oneida Nation Tribal Farm, Oneida. WI

          Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, Green Bay, WI

          University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, WI

          The Art Garage, Green Bay, WI

2014  Long Island University, Long Island, NY

          Ignite #38 Interactive Lecture, Mediamatic Foundation, Amsterdam, Netherlands

          Interactive Lecture at Landscape Laboratory at Buitenwerkplaats‏, Netherlands

          Environmental Art Biennial of Finland Workshop, Ii, Finland*

          Prescott College, Prescott, AZ
          St. Edwards University, Austen TX

          Great Minds Lecture Series, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA

          Entomological Art Series Workshop and Lecture, University of North Georgia, Gainesville, GA

2013  "We Could Be Heroes", Panel and Lecture. Bringham Young University Museum, UT

          PlantBot Agricultural Lecture Rotary Club, Nebraska City, NE

          Moths Meet Artist: Interactive Community ArtLab Event and Lecture, Reedy Creek Nature   

          Preserve, Meckleburg County, NC

          EcoBot Art Intervention, Workshop and Lecture, Georgia Southern, Statesboro, GA

          Interactive Lecture and Workshop, Episcopal Day School, Augusta, GA

          SECAC Conference Panelist, Greensboro, NC. Panel Chair and Session Presenter

          Interactive Lecture with ArtLab, Arts and Science Council Summer Camp, Charlotte NC

          Interactive Community Event, Sense and Science Garden Project at First Ward, Charlotte, NC

          Interactive Community Event, Annual Northwest Community Day, Charlotte, NC

          Interactive ArtLab Community Event, Discovery Place, Charlotte, NC

          Interactive ArtLab Community Event, FoodTruck Friday, Common Market, Charlotte, NC

          Lecture and Workshop, Shalom Park Freedom School, Charlotte, NC

2012  PlantBot Genetics Lecture, The New Gallery, Calgary, Canada

          PlantBot Genetics Workshop & Lecture. Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX

          PlantBot Genetics Workshop & Lecture. Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA

          Panelist, Disrupt This Session, College Art Association Conference, Los Angeles, CA

          PlantBot Genetics Event, OxBow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, Columbus, GA

2011  Green Shadow Community Art-Making Event, McColl Center for Visual Arts, Charlotte, NC

          Indiana University, Indiana University, PA

2008  University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

          South Eastern College of Art Conference, LA

          Minnesota State, St Paul, MN

          Montevallo University, Montevallo, AL

2007  Columbus State University Columbus, GA

          Blue Sky Project Crystal Lake, IL

          Critorama, Grand Valley University, Grand Rapids, MI

2006  Mercer Elementary School, Northern, KY

          Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

          Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY

          University of Maine, Augustus, ME

          AUM University, Montgomery, AL

          Kansas State University, Lawrence, KS

          Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ

2005  Lockhaven University, Lockhaven, PA

          Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL

          Laredo Center For the Arts, Laredo, TX

2004  Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL

  • Indicates working with artist Jeff Schmuki collaboratively under the names of DesChene + Schmuki or PlantBot Genetics.


2023  Meixel, Cindy Davis. “The Cupboard reaps benefit from gallery garden spot.” Penn College News. Sept 5, 2023      

          (Web/Print)          benefit-from gallerygardenspot

          Watts, Patricia. “The New Geologic Epoch”. EcoArtSpace Publisher, Santa Fee, NM. Pages 57-58 (Book) ISBN:979-8-98840004-1-7 

          Devitt, Kaitlynn. “Visiting artists showcase ongoing sustainable project, PlantBot Genetics” Hilltop Views, Austen, TX. Feb 1, 2023 (Web/Print)

2022    Mirzayan, Anna. “Artists Find Creative Ways to Raise Food Insecurity Awareness” HyperAllergic Magazine, Brooklyn, NY. Jan 17

            Watts, Patricia. EcoArt Space Member Spotlight. Eco Art Space Blog, Santa Fe New Mexico, Jan 3rd, 2020. Web  

            Klein, Barret and Brosius, Tierney "Cultural Entomology: Our Love-hate Relationship with Insects" Academic Journey Insects.

2021    Smith, Jessica. “The Intersection of Art and Nature: Five Earthy Exhibitions to Explore”. Flagpole Magazine. Athens, GA. April 21, 2021. 


            Staff Reporter. “DSU Art Department. PolyCulture Exhibit” The Bullet TODAY. Volume 24, #85. Cleveland MS. August 26, 2021. Web/Print

            Staff Editor: Food Podcast: Interactive art experience focuses on food insecurity. Tribune Review Pittsburgh, PA. September 1, 2021. Web

            Otwell, Rachel. “Out of This World”. Illinois Times. Springfield, IL. September 2, 2021. Web/Print

            Herring, Lindsey. Food Justice and Art: Fostering Connections and Understating. Slow Food USA.  Nov.5, 2021. Web

            Contemporary Craft Video Interview, Food Justice: Growing a Healthier Community through Art, Pittsburgh, PA. Nov 10.  YouTube Video Web

2020    Staff Reporter. “Artists Operate Under the Guise of “PlantBot Genetics Inc”. The Roanoake Star, Feb. 28th. Web/Print.

2019     Barnes, Katy. “Moths: Bees of the Night”. The Alabamian, Montevallo, AL. September 30. Web/Print.                                            

              EP Sevilla. “Artistas internacionales ofrecen en una exposición su "particular visión" de la Sierra Morena”. EuropaPress. June 21. Web. 

2018     Shields, Kathryn M and Sunny Spillane. Creative Collaboration in Art Practice, Pedagogy, and Research. (Cambridge Scholars Publishing)

                     Pages 32-38 and Cover Image. Print.                                       

             Leonard, Joseph. “PlantBot 2.0 art exhibit displayed at McMaster Gallery”. The Daily Gamecock. September 13, 2018. Print/Web.      

             Dahlgren, Annika. “Plant robots mix art and ecology”. University of South Carolina. August 17, 2018. Web.

2017    Burr, Ty. “What’s under the Domes? Hope for a Future”. Boston Globe. October 14th, 2017.                              

            DesChene, Wendy and Jeff Schmuki. “Art, Science, and Moths?”. National Moth Week Guest Post, June 23, 2017. Web.

             Hilboldt, Brandy. “PlantBot Genetics Talk, Exhibit Start Conversations About Green Issues” WUWF - NPR for Florida’s Great NorthWest. Pensacola, FL. Feb 24th. Web  

2016   Steele, Marjorie. "Beware of killer PlantBots: artists prompt audiences to consider our food supply,"Cultured,GR, Grand Rapids, MI. Web 

           Klassen, Jeff. "Moths at a Bee Discussion."Soo Today, Sault Ste Marie, ONT. July 30,  Web/Print

           Klassen, Jeff. "Sault Born Artist/Activist Infuses Plants with Robot DNA." Soo Today, Sault Ste Marie, ONT. Aug 12,  Web/Print

           Cullen, Jack. "Our Plants Sing Pop Songs." Quad City Times, Davenport, IA, March 30, Web/Print

           Turner, Jonathan. "Interactive Art Exhibit Tackles Art, Plants, Nature."  QC Online, Moline, ILMarch 10, Web

           Scarmana, Lacy. “The Moth Project Satirically Images A World Without Pollinators”. WKIV Quad Cities.  March, 31, 2016. Radio/Web.


2015   McMahon, Todd. “Art Project Aims to Squash Myths About Moths.” Green Bay Press Gazette, Green Bay, WI. June 17. Web / Print

           Nemelka, Kev. “The Weight of the World: A Contemporary Art Exhibition of Affect, Reason and Sustainability.”  Print / Catalogue

           Murphy, Michelle, M, and Baptiste Lefebvre. "Horror Plants #5." Editorial. Make8elieve: Art and Culture Magazine Oct Web.

           Zimmermann, Patricia R. Thinking through Digital Media: Transnational Environments and Locative Places (Palgrave, 2015) Print


2014   Buchanan, Christopher. “Georgia Southern Project Highlights Pollinator Decline, Alternatives.”  WJCL News, Statesboro, September 5th. 

                          (Web/ Print)

          Sarah. "Like a Moth To The Flame, "GSU Presents Insect Attraction." Minutemen Press.Statesboro GA. Sept. 10. (Web)

          Bryant, Scott. "The Moth Project." Statesboro Herald. Sept12. (Print/Web)

          Juarez, Frank. "PlantBot Genetics Interview." 365 Artists 365 Days Blog. Sept 13. (Web)

          Deyling, Heather. “Wendy DesChene.” Contemporary Drawing Blog. September 28th. (Web)

          Black, Skyler. “The Moth Project Comes to GSU.” The Georgia Anne, Statesboro,GA. Sept. (Web/Print)

          Oudkerk, Sander. Positieve mot in de Hortus met het ‘Moth Project’. AmsterdamFM. Amsterdam, Netherlands. June (Radio)

          Angenent, Joella. “We lokken motten en mensen.” Amsterdam, Netherlands. June. (Web)

          “The Institutionalists,” The Drawing Center, New York, NY. July. (Print)

          Crysal. “PlantBot Genetics and Scribble Bots.” Crystal Writes. May. (Web/Blog)

          Losh, Lynn. “Jacob Gallery Exhibit Pokes Fun at Monsanto.” The South End. Detroit. MI. Feb. (Print/Web)

          Hodges, Micheal. “Food Art Plays Off Biotechs Scary Potential.” Detroit News, Detroit MI. Feb. (Print/Web)           

          Casinelli, Louis. “Foodture: PlantBot Genetics.” Detroit Performs. Detroit MI. Feb 23. (Print/Web)


2013  Walker-Tome, Kara. "Plantbot Genetics Interview. " GYST Interview Radio/Blog. California. July 18. (Radio/Web)


2012   Blair, Jenn. “New Art Exhibit Looks at GMOs.” Homestretch Alberta. Canadian Broadcasting Company. May 8th. (Radio)

          Mandybura, Cadence. “GMO thought experiments: Monster plantbots invade The New Gallery”. Fast Forward Weekly. Volume 17 No. 24. 

          May 17, 2012.  (Print)

          McDonald, Roberta. “Monster Mash”.  This Magazine. July-August, 2012, p. 38-39.  (Print)  

          Mattingly, George. “Artists unleash ‘PlantBots’ on Campus.” The Houstonian, April 10, 2012. (Print)


2011  Southern Art Series. “Wendy DesChene an Interview”, Primo Media, Atlanta, GA. (Web/Video)

          Staff Videographer. “WYSIWYG by Wendy DesChene@Art League of Houston”, NME Magazine, London, England. (Web/Video)

          Olivia Flores Alvares.  “WYSIWYG, a site specific community interactive installation by WendyDesChene” Houston Press. (Print/Web)

          Reese, Elizabeth. “WYSIWYG Exhibition Provides Insight Through Community Collaboration”. (Web)

 2010 James, Baird. “PlantBots Pop Up in Italy, France, Korea, The USA and Now St. John’s.” The Current. St. John’s Newfoundland, Canada. 

           May.  Print.

          Dimling-Cochran, Rebecca.“Elsewhere Collaborative: Community, Dispersal, and Reciprocity”,Art Papers, Atlanta, GA (Print/Web)

          Kimelman, Molly.“UICA Highlights ‘’ Before Its Own Relocation.”  The Grand Rapids Press.  June 12. Print.


 2009  Bourland, Ian. “The Austerity Cookbook Review”, ArtForum Web Site, New York, NY, September (Web)

           Staff Writer, “The Austerity Cookbook”, City Pages Newspaper, Minneapolis/St Paul, MN, (Print)

           Staff Writer, “Radius 250”, Starkville Daily News, Starkville, MS (Web)


 2008  Procter, Ken. “Expressive and Structural Line”, American Artist Drawing Magazine, Loveland, CO, November. (Print)

           Sand,John. “Unraveling Art- WYSIWYG by Wendy DesChene”, Minnesota Daily, Minneapolis/St. Paul, November 19th. (Print/Web)

                      Review of the “WYSIWYG”, exhibition in Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN. (Print/Web)

           Mercer, Shane. “Beyond the Cute”, The Forum Valley Newspaper, Fargo, ND, January. (Print/Web)

           Meehlhause, Kellie .“Visiting Artist ‘Bears” All in Exhibition”, The Advocate, Moorhead, MN. (Print)

           Staff Writer, “MSUM Art Exhibit WYSIWYG”, CONTINEWS, Minnesota State University, Moorhead. (Print/Web)

           Marx, Cynthia .“Artists Gives Cute a Subversive Makeover”, The Tennessean, Nashville TN. March. (Print)


 2007  Cohen, David.  “The Seed Issue”, ArtWorld Digest International, New York, NY, Fall. Curated Print Magazine of Art and Activism. (Print)

           Püttgen, Julie. “Zoosphere”, RatSalad Deluxe, University of the South, Sewanee, TN. (Web)

           Laura James, “Whimsy or Not?”, Cincinnati City Beat, Cincinnati, OH. (Print/Web)

           Pearce, Sara. “Sara Pearce Art Blog”,, Cincinnati, OH. (Web)


 2006  Cannon, Elizabeth. “Art Questioning Art or Stuffed Animal Guts”, MacArthur News, Jupiter, Florida. (Web/Print)

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