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

          Tyler School of Art Rome, Rome, Italy

Certificate - Center for Electronic Art. Sand Francisco, CA

BFA - Concordia University, Montreal, PQ



Selected Solo Exhibitions

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

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 Pop-Up. 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. 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

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. Sponsored by Harvard, MIT, Boston, Globe. Boston, MA* 
           Crossing Boundaries: Art and the Future of Energy. Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, FL*
           STEAM 2017, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL*
2016  Insecta. Haber Space at Central Booking, New York, NY

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

           Methodology, East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, PA*

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

           Digital Culture, CICA Museum, Gimpo, South Korea

           Re-Botica - ArtPrize 8, Fed Galleries, Kendell College of Art and Design, 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*

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

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

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

                 Artes. Tenerife, Canary Island* 

          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*

          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*

          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  “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


Artist Residencies / Fellowships

2018  Lakkos Artist Residency, Greece

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

2016  Hambidge Center for Art and Science, Rapun Gap, GA

           Entomica, Sault Ste Marie, Canada

           Augustana College, Rock Island, IL

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

          Greening the Bay, St Norbert College Pere, 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




2018  SECAC Award for Excellence in Teaching 

          CLA Outreach Award, Auburn, AL

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

2016  Goodwill Art Grant, Goodwill Industries      

2015  SEED Grant Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA*

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

               (written by St Norbert's, Professor Katie Ries)

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..

2018  University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 

          University of Florida, Gainesville, Fl

          CAA Conference, Los Angeles, CA

          SECAC Conference, Birmingham, AL

          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

          Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, FL

          Virginia Wesleyan University, Virginia Beach, VA

          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

2016  The Figge Museum, Davenport, IA

           Augustana College, Rock Island, IL

           SECAC Conference, Roanoke, VA

           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

          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

          SECAC Conference, Panelist, Sarasota, FL
          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

          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 name of DesChmuki or PlantBot Genetics.




2018     Shields, Kathryn M and Sunny Spillane. Creative Collaboration in Art Practice, Pedagogy, and Research.

                  (CambridgeScholars Publishing, 2018) Pages 32-38 and Cover Image. Print.                                       

              Leonard, Joseph. “PlantBot 2.0 art exhibit displayed at McMaster Gallery”. The Daily Gamecock. September 13. Print/Web.               Dahlgren, Annika. “Plant robots mix art and ecology”. University of South Carolina. August 17. 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.


             Hilboldt, Brandy. “PlantBot Genetics Talk, Exhibit Start Conversations About Green Issues” WUWF - NPR for Florida’s Great

                   NorthWest.  Pensacola, FL. Feb 24th. Web  ​

2016    Cullen, Jack. "Our Plants Sing Pop Songs". Quad City Times, Davenport, Iowa, May 30th. Print / Web

             Turner, Jonathan. "Interactive Art Exhibit Tackles Moths, Plants, Nature". May 10th. Print / Web

             Scarmana, Lucy.  "The Moth Project Satirically Imagines A World Without Pollinators". NPR- WVIK May 31. Radio

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


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


          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


          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.


           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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