Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: 84" x 48"
Since graduating from the University of California, Los Angeles and receiving a Mater's Degree from the Royal College of Art in London, Wurm has exhibited internationally and lectured on painting and drawing. Her paintings attempt to go beyond the gesture of an individual's presence and confront the underlying social condition. The rendering of the internal reality draws upon memories, fantasies, and expectations through the use of ghosts, shifting focus, overlapping planes, and fissures in space, making explicit what is otherwise implicit.
Wurm's selected solo exhibitions include: Vorpal Gallery, San Francisco, 1989; Chabot College, (two person), Hayward, 1987; Main Street Gallery, Napa Valley College, 1987; Modern Allegories, (two person), Palo Alto Cultural Center, 1985; Reed Whipple Cultural Center Art Gallery, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1985; New Space, New College of California, San Francisco, 1983; Memorial Union Gallery, (two person), Arizona State University, Tempe, 1981; Allegorical Relationships, (two person), Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, California, 1980; Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, 1978 and '79; Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, (two person), 1978; and Kerckhoff Gallery, University of California, Los Angeles, 1972.
Her selected group exhibitions include: What's New, Vorpal Gallery, San Francisco, 1993; New Views, Vorpal Gallery, San Francisco, 1992; Die Mauer, Soco Gallery, Napa, 1990; New Works, Vorpal Gallery, San Francisco, 1989; Art a la Carte, Vorpal Gallery, San Francisco, 1988; Women's People, Matrix Gallery, Sacramento, 1988; Spring Invitational, Adlen Arts, Santa Rosa, 1986; Color That Speaks, North San Mateo County Center for the Arts, San Mateo, 1985; Social Idioms, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, 1984; Figurative Art, Mandeville Art Gallery, University of California, San Diego, 1980; and International Pavilion of Humour, Terre des Hommes, Montreal, Canada, 1980.