Wendy Sharpe is one of Australia’s most awarded artists, she lives and works in Sydney and Paris. She has been awarded The Sulman Prize, two Travelling Scholarships, The Portia Geach Memorial Award (twice), The Archibald Prize, and many others. She has been a finalist in The Sulman Prize twelve times, and The Archibald Prize six times. She has held over 52 solo exhibitions around Australia and internationally.
Major commissions include, Olympic pool size mural for Cook and Philip Park Aquatic Centre, Sydney, a commission by the Australian War Memorial, as an Australian Official Artist to East Timor (the first woman since WWII). She has a great interest in the performing arts. This ranges from commissions working with The Australian Ballet and the Australian Opera, to working with burlesque performers , drag shows and an Artist residency with Circus Oz.
She travels frequently and has also been awarded many International artist residencies in Paris (twice), Egypt, Antarctica (twice), Mexico and China. (Source Wendy Sharpe)