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 capture moments of her models to reference for paintings. Missing the sensuality of oils, she began layering glazes on the photographs to create a more personal interpretation. After Wendi photographed, designed and produced the award-winning re-creation of the 1901 Picayune’s Creole Cook Book for The Times-Picayune, she moved to New York, where she photographed nearly 100 book covers and was a major contributor to the original 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.
Wendi has exhibited internationally in more than 70 venues, including a solo exhibition of hand-painted photographs at A Gallery For Fine Photography, and solo exhibits of gilded vellum photographs at Galeria Photo/Graphic, and soon at The Griffin Museum of Photography. Her work has been featured in Diffusion, B&W Magazine, Silvershotz, Adore Chroma, Shutterbug, Dodho, Bokeh Bokeh, UnderExposed, and as a Rule Breaker on Don’t Take Pictures. A Critical Mass finalist in 2017, Wendi was awarded First Place in the San Diego Natural History Museum Best of Nature Exhibit and the Director’s Award at The Center For Fine Art Photography.