SCAD alumna Summer Wheat (M.F.A., painting, 2005) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Wheat’s figurative paintings stretch the limits of her medium. The artist’s recent works use paint as a means to create low-relief tapestries. Her work has been included in several museum exhibitions. Most recently her solo exhibition "Pry the Lid Off" was presented at the Oklahoma Contemporary Museum in 2016. In 2013, she was included in the exhibition "ICA Collection: Expanding the Field of Painting" at the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, Massachusetts; "Paint Things: Beyond the Stretcher" at the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, Massachusetts; and "Paradox Maintenance Technicians: A Comprehensive Manual to Contemporary Painting from Los Angeles and Beyond" at the Torrance Art Museum, California.
Wheat has completed residencies at Triangle Arts Association in Brooklyn, New York, in 2012; BRIC Arts Media Brooklyn in 2009 and the Artist of the Month and Graduate Residency program at Lacoste School of the Arts in 2004. Wheat received the New Art Dealer’s Alliance Artadia Award for 2016, given to one artist showing at the NADA art fair. Her solo exhibition "Full Circle" will open at the Henry Museum in Seattle, Washington, in the spring of 2017. Before she earned her degree from SCAD, she received a B.A. from the University of Central Oklahoma.