Wendy Kappy Photography

Hello. Welcome to my website.

I am a photographer living and working in Albuquerque, New Mexico. My work is primarily abstract and macro/close-up. I find my photographic subjects all around me—flora and other forms of nature, water and ice, glass, and light. We live in a gorgeous world rich in imagery. As a photographer, I am grateful to be able to interpret and photograph these beauties of nature and life.

A large part of my photographic work focuses on subjects of less-expected beauty. I find these subjects in auto salvage yards, junk yards, and rail yards, as well as in the streets, gutters, sidewalks, parking lots, and dumpsters. These are not places one would expect to find much to photograph, but as an abstract photographer, I have found them to be visually rich, interesting, and surprisingly beautiful.

I’ve enjoyed working in various artistic media over the years—fiber, paper, clay, glass, metal, wood, and photography. As much as I love working in these media, photography is my true passion and the medium in which I feel best able to express my artistic sensibilities and vision.

I have a graphic arts background, having worked as a graphic artist in a print shop and later owning and operating a desktop editorial and graphic arts business for a number of years. I completed BA and MA degree programs in sociology during this time as well. After completing my education, I worked for the University of New Mexico as a staff higher education and K-12 education researcher and information manager. During the 20 years I worked for UNM I continued using my editorial and graphic arts skills as I developed, wrote, edited, and produced graphics and text for numerous print and online publications, as well as developing and managing websites and web-based interactive data visualizations. My graphic arts and publishing experience has had a significant impact on my photography, which is abstract, graphic, and design-oriented. Publication work requires an immense attention to detail and may account for my focus on the intricacies of my photographic subjects.

As you can see from the list of exhibits and shows shown here, I have been showing my work for the last decade here in New Mexico where it has been well received. Having recently retired from UNM in late 2017, I am able to focus my attention on my photography and showing it more broadly. I am very pleased to have been accepted into two highly selective international shows this year, the New York Center for Photographic Art’s Decay, Corrosion, Rust Show and PhotoPlace’s Abstraction Show.

Thank you for visiting my website. I hope you come back again and again and find new work that speaks to you. I wish you the very best.

Wendy Kappy
June 2020

Exhibits and Shows

Photo Salon de New Mexico Group Show, ABQ Gallery (Albuquerque, NM) – September 2020
New York Center for Photographic Art Decay, Corrosion, Rust Show (NYC) – 2020
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PhotoPlace Gallery Abstract Show (Middlebury, VT) – 2020
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New Mexico Photographic Arts Show (Albuquerque, NM) – 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 (Best of Show), 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019
InSight Women’s Photographic Art Show (Albuquerque, NM) – 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016
Enchanted Lens Photography Club Invitational Show (Albuquerque, NM) – 2015
Image New Mexico, Matrix Gallery (Albuquerque, NM) – 2014

Publications

New York Center for Photographic Art Decay, Corrosion, Rust Show Catalogue – 2020
PhotoPlace Gallery Abstract Show Catalogue – 2020
Color It Red: Shadow & Light Magazine – 2014, 2017
Shadow & Light Magazine – Sept/Oct 2014