H A I N T: Majesty
2016, Chromogenic photographic print from the film h a i n t, 30 x 45 in.
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 she's currently finishing a video project about inherited memory. She has exhibited extensively including: Women and Their Work, Austin (2015); Co-Lab Projects, Austin (2012, 2010); Vox Populi, Philadelphia (2011); and 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 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 currently a candidate for a Master's in Museum Studies through Harvard and plans to open a small non-profit museum in the near future.