Wendy Gail Olsoff is an American art curator and art dealer. She is the co-founder and co-owner of P.P.O.W, a contemporary art gallery located in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City.
|Education||William Smith College|
art curator, art dealer|
co-owner of P.P.O.W Gallery
In 1983, Olsoff co-founded with Penny Pilkington the P.P.O.W contemporary art gallery in Manhattan's East Village. In 1988 the gallery moved to Soho and then to Chelsea in 2002. The gallery features artists central to the 1980s East Village art scene as well as political art, often by women, people of color, and LGBT artists.
Olsoff is currently on the board of the Art Dealers Association of America. She is a founding charter member of the Feminist Art Council of the Brooklyn Museum's Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. She also served on the Brooklyn Arts Council (BRIC).
- "Filling a Blank Canvas". Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
- "Co-Founders of P.P.O.W. Gallery Dish to Triple Canopy". New York Observer. March 26, 2012.
- "P.P.O.W defies tough odds for mid-sized galleries". The Art Newspaper. December 6, 2017.
- "P.P.O.W. Will Expand in September, Adding Sixth-Floor Project Space". ARTnews. July 21, 2016.
- "VAVA honoring: Frank Jump, Sean Strub, Wendy Olsoff & Penny Pilkington". Visual AIDS.
- "Board of Directors/Administration". Art Dealers Association of America.
- "Beyond Representation: Gender Equity in the Gallery System". Harvard University.