Whitney is a visual artist who works in different media with a thematic approach of examining patterns of repetition and the rhythms and pauses of the natural and industrial worlds. She received her BA in Studio Arts from the University of Oregon in 1989 after which she was awarded a Fellowship with Penland School in North Carolina, a Residency at OCAC and was an Artist-in-Residence with Bullseye Glass.
Her work is in the collections of over a dozen major institutions, including OHSU and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum in Eugene. She is represented by the Laura Russo Gallery. She has participated in over a dozen group and solo shows including a recent exhibition at the Portland International Airport.
She proposes creating a new body of work predominantly with wood, and is excited to share about the program, seeing it as a great opportunity for people to learn more about the amount of waste we produce and the vast potential for re-use.