“We were intrigued by Summer Wheat’s process and use of material, pushing the boundaries of acrylic paint to create works that are compelling and visceral.” – Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator, Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Amanda Hunt, Assistant Curator, The Studio Museum in Harlem
Summer Wheat (b. 1977, Oklahoma City, OK) received an MFA from Savannah College of Art and Design and a BA from University of Central Oklahoma. Wheat will participate in her first museum solo exhibition presented by the Oklahoma Contemporary, Oklahoma City, OK (2016). Her work has been included in recent museum exhibitions, including ICA Collection: Expanding the Field of Painting (2013–14), Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Paint Things: Beyond the Stretcher (2013), deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park; and Paradox Maintenance Technicians: A Comprehensive Manual to Contemporary Painting from Los Angeles and Beyond (2013), Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA. Recent solo exhibitions include Everything Under the Sun at Pocket Utopia, New York City, and Walk-In Pantry (2015), Fridman Gallery, New York City. Summer Wheat lives and works in Ridgewood, Queens.