About the Artist

wendi-schneider-3 Wendi Schneider is a visual artist currently working in photography and precious metals. Born in Memphis, she holds an AA in Art History from Stephens College in Columbia, MO and a BA in Painting from Newcomb/Tulane in New Orleans. She turned to photography in the early ‘80s to create moments of her models for her paintings. Missing the sensuality of oils, she began layering glazes on her photographs to create a more personal interpretation. After she photographed, designed and produced the award-winning re-creation of the 1901 Picayune’s Creole Cook Book for The Times-Picayune newspaper, she moved to New York, where she photographed nearly 100 book covers and was a major contributor to Victoria Magazine. She moved to Denver in 1994, and after several decades of photography, design and art direction for clients, she recently returned to fine art photography.

Gilded vellum photographs from her current series “States of Grace” have been exhibited in more than 60 venues, including A Gallery For Fine Photography and the Berlin Foto Biennale, and featured in B&W Magazine, Silvershotz and Adore Chroma. Schneider was a Critical Mass finalist in 2017, and has been honored by the International Photography Awards, the International Color Awards, the Gala Awards and the Julia Margaret Cameron Awards. She is represented by A Gallery For Fine Photography in New Orleans and Galeria Photo/graphica in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

photo by Yvette Meltzer