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Born in Oklahoma, 1977. Lives and works in New York. 

Summer Wheat’s paintings and sculptural forms are characterized by expressive structure and color that challenge the limits of material and process. She centers her subject matter upon the figure and narrative, and utilizes innovative painting techniques to create rich, fiber-like surfaces.


Wheat earned an MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2005 and a BA from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2000. Solo exhibitions include Oklahoma Contemporary, Oklahoma City, OK; Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and the Savannah College of Art and Design Museum, Atlanta, GA. Group exhibitions include the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA; and the De Cordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA. She is the recipient of the Artadia Prize given to one artist at the 2016 NADA New York.


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Gallery Exhibitions


Seattle Art Fair 

August 3 - 6, 2017 

Dallas Art Fair

April 6 - 9, 2017

NADA New York

May 5 - 8, 2016

Walk-In Pantry 

March 14 - April 25, 2015



W.I.T.C.H. Way


August 22, 2017

Summer Wheat Wins 2016 NADA Artadia Award


May 5, 2016


The Painted Pantry of Vermeer's Milkmaid


April 20, 2015

A Black-and-White Gallery Tour of Chelsea


April 2, 2015

Summer Wheat: Walk in Pantry

Art Pulse

March, 2015

New Kids on the Block | Summer Wheat on Her Flight Away from "Cowboy Space Gangsters"

Art 21 magazine

April 8, 2013

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