Education
MA, Eastern Michigan University  2002
BFA, Michigan State University  1992

Professional Work
Founder/Artist - INq, llc - 2011 to present
  -interdisciplinary group focusing on health, wellness, art, and human ecology
Visual Consultant - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - behavioral design visualization - Oct ’15 
Founder/Collaborator - Raison D’etroit  - art/architecture/science collaborative in Detroit - current
Grantee, iFund Grant - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Sept ’11 - Sept ’12
Presenter, National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing and Media - Aug ’12 
Visual Consultant, CDC/ONDIEH/NCCDPHP/Worldlink,
  -food system/farmers market visualization & modeling - current
Project Collaborator, Creative Space Initiative, Emory University, Atlanta, GA - ’10
Adjunct Instructor, Department of Sculpture, SCAD-Atlanta - ’08 - ’12
Presenter, Farmers Market Evaluation Work Team, CDC, Farmers Market Consortium & Food Trust,  Aug. ‘10
Presenter, ALCF Conference,“Creative Adaptations,” Ann Arbor, Michigan, Oct ‘09
Designer/Owner, Wentzel Creative, Ann Arbor, Michigan ‘04-‘07
Assistant Professor, Concordia University, Ann Arbor, Michigan ’00-’04
Gallery Director, Kreft Center for the Arts, Ann Arbor, Michigan ’98-‘04
Research Assistant, Mel Chin, Sustainable Works in Neighborhood Groups (SWING), Art:21 PBS ‘01-’02
Lecturer, Eastern Michigan University ‘01
Visiting Lecturer, Michigan State University, East Lansing 2000

Projects & Exhibitions
2017 Emissions Gallery - Pop-up gallery in Poncey-Highland neighborhood. (pending)
2017 Linwood Farm - Art Ag project - Poncey-Highland neighborhood. (under development)
2017 Dave Eggers & Juan Martinez - The Spirit of the Animal is in the Wheels - collaborator.  Atlanta, GA
2015 Flow Field(s) - Field Experiment - Hambidge Center/Goat Farm Art Center - Atlanta, GA
2012 Prairie Center of the Arts,  residency, - research and creative work on Asian carp invasion
2011 CDC ifund project - Chromizone - collaborative project with SCAD, CDC & INq
2010 Four Fields, Environ Gallery, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
ArtPrize, UICA, Grand Rapids, MI
ART PAPERS Auction, Atlanta, GA
2009 Summer Falls, Whitespace, Atlanta, GA
Consequential Matters, Global Health Odyssey Museum, CDC, Atlanta, GA
Morale Hazard, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
2008 Art+Space, Herman Miller National Design Center, Washington D.C.
SCOPE NY, International Contemporary Art Fair, Lincoln Center, NY
Myth of Difference, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI
2007 Special Collection, Gensler, Washington D.C.
Useless, Project4Gallery, Washington D.C.
Function, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI
2003 A Public Construction: the Bill of Rights, Ann Arbor - public installation
2002 Faculty Exhibition, Concordia University, Ann Arbor, MI
2000 Midwestern Sculpture Exhibition, South Bend Regional Museum of Art, South Bend, IN
Lost & Found: Recycled Art, Ann Arbor Art Center - group exhibition
Art & Technology: Polk Competition Art Exhibition, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, MI
USE: Drawings and Sculptures, Kreft Center Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI - solo exhibition
The Side Show, 700 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti, MI - group exhibition
1999 Faculty Exhibition, Concordia University, Ann Arbor, MI
1998 Midwestern Sculpture Exhibition, South Bend Regional Museum of Art, South Bend, IN
Faculty Exhibition, Concordia University, Ann Arbor, MI


Articles/Reviews
2013 Kimmons, Diamond, Harris, Khoury, Wentzel, Miller, “Leveraging Farmers Markets to Build Healthy Sustainable 
  Food System.”
2010 Galani, VAghi, BHMADECO feature, No. 30, April 2010, p56
Honigman, Ana Finel, “decorate or deliberate?”, SLEEK Magazine, Autumn 2009, p.103 (image)
Barrero, Granada, “#0000”, DXI Magazine, September 2009
Rodriquez, Matthew, “Obese Eames chairs,” SUNfiltered, Sundance Channel-blog,, September 8, 2009
Keeps, David A., “What we’re reading: Core77 on mutant Eames chair” Los Angeles Times-blog, 
    August 18, 2009
Smith, Lisa, “Mark Wentzel’s Fat Eames Chairs,” Core77: design magazine & resource, August 17, 2009  Lichtendorf, Victoria, “Holla from Hotlanta: Beyond Tutalanta,” Art:21-blog, May 27, 2009
Aishman, Steve, “Dangling car raises questions,” Atlanta Journal Constitution, May 23, 2009
Fox, Catherine, “Art has cultural muscle,” Atlanta Journal Constitution, May 22, 2009
Pupovac, Sanja,.“Forse Abbiamo Esagerato”, PATA Magazine, February, 2009: 8 
Gopnick, Blake, “The Idea: A Plus-Size Eames.” Washington Post, Style & Arts - STUDIO,” August     26, 2007
Jenkins, Mark, “At Area Galleries, Singularly Focused Groups,” Washington Post, Friday, August 24,   2007, WE21
Dawson, Jessica, “Green Roofs That Top a Dark Future,” Washington Post, August 18, 2007, C02
Green, Roger, “Marrying Function to Form...Tension Between Art and Industry.” Booth Arts 
  Writer, May 27, 2007
Coppens, Julie York, “Intermission: Small gestures speak volumes...” South Bend Tribune, August13, 2000
Drake, Jeanette Wenig, “Lost and Found,” Dialogue, Sept/Oct 2000
Cantu, John Carlo, “At Art Center: refuse offers a refuge for creativity,” The Ann Arbor News, Jul. 15,2000
Smiljanic, Ognjen, Tooth: Journal of the Arts, Vol. I, Issue 1, pp. 39-45, 2000

Collections & Awards
Field Experiment, People’s Choice award - Goat Farm Art Center,  Atlanta, GA
IFund Grant, Chromizone Project - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
Project Grant, Center for Creativity and Arts, Emory University
3-D Juried Prize, Artprize, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Polk Corporation, Southfield, Michigan
South Bend Regional Museum of Art
Michigan State University Union Arts Council Award.
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