Wendy Heldmann (b. 1975, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA) received an MA with distinction in Visual Arts at Goldsmiths University of London and a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute after studying civil engineering at Cornell University and the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg, Germany. Heldmann's paintings of the messes and disasters of everyday life express an unashamed consciousness for the sinking passing of time and a disposable view of the built environment and the metaphors that accompany it. The new "lovesong" paintings are an expression of affection for the hillsides of Heldmann's northeast Los Angeles neighborhood. Indulging a typical urban longing for nature, these specific views of the landscape use graphic patterns to describe flattened, silhouetted topographies. Heldmann's solo show at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in May, 2011 was accompanied by a book of poetry titled "You are so beautiful and I am a fool". Heldmann continues to explore the relationship between poetry and painting with an upcoming show at Marine Contemporary in 2013. Her work has been exhibited and published nationally. Heldmann lives and works in Eugene, Oregon.