Jeremy Wangler is a lifelong Midwesterner and a photographer who lives in Topeka, Kansas. Like so many of us, the COVID-19 pandemic brought many changes during the year 2020. Jeremy used that time to focus on his art and turn photography from a hobby to a chance to use the artform as a means to tell a story, raise awareness and show the beauty of our world.
He had his first experience exhibiting works with two photographs selected to the Hays Arts Council (Kansas) 2020-21 Five State juried competition. He then had his photograph, "7" win second place in the Ellington-White Contemporary Art Gallery's Art and Social Justice II, a national juried exhibition. Since then, he has shown in numerous galleries and now has permanent studio space at Amused Gallery and Gifts in Topeka.
Jeremy moved to Topeka in 2005 after growing up in Omaha, Nebraska. He loves his medium-sized city and how close he can feel to the pulse of the community or how remote and secluded he can feel just minutes from his home.
Jeremy earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2004 and has worked in communications ever since, working at three different Midwestern universities. He loves being behind the scenes, telling stories of people doing great things. In spring of 2020, Jeremy enrolled at Washburn University to seek a bachelor of fine art in photography to hone his photographic skills and broaden his overall artistic skills and appreciations.