Alyssa Taylor Wendt is a multidisciplinary artist, filmmaker and curator working in Austin and Detroit. Her recent projects reference ritual, animism, mysticism, architecture and history using video, sculpture, staged photographs and performance. Earning her MFA from Bard College, she has shown and performed internationally since 2004. Her three-channel video H A I N T premiered at the Visual Arts Center at UT Austin and is showing her current video project about inherited memory, TMI.
Transplanted from NYC, she has shown in numerous national and international exhibitions including:: Women and Their Work, Austin (2015); Co-Lab Projects, Austin (2012, 2010); Vox Populi, Philadelphia (2011); Babel, Norway (2009); TSA, Los Angeles (2018); Wassaic Project, New York (2018); DEMO Gallery, Austin (2017); Third Man Records, Detroit (2016); New Museum for Contemporary Art, NY (2011); and Miami Art Basel (2008); Museum of Art and Design, NY (2013), Deitch Projects, NY (2005) and Fusebox Festival, Austin (2012). She is a recipient of several awards, including Official Winner of the International Istanbul Film Festival Award for H A I N T (2018) and the City of Austin Cultural Council Grant (2015-2020).
She is also a recipient of numerous awards, including Official Winner of the International Istanbul Film Festival Award for H A I N T (2018) and the City of Austin Cultural Council Grant (2015-2021). She serves on the board of two non-profit arts organizations, works as a curator for numerous exhibitions and is a member of the ICOSA art collective in Austin. She is currently earning a second master’s degree from Harvard in Museum Studies and opening her own non-profit small private museum in the coming years in Detroit.