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WENDI SCHNEIDER

 

Ophelia  1986

 

 

Lilies with Shadow  1987

 

 

Pearls  1992

 

 

Orchid 19  c.1995

 

 

Dahlia with Bee  2007

 

 

Harris’s Hawk  2012

 

 

Red Tailed Hawk, Snow  2012

 

 

Birdwing Butterfly  Image: 2010, Print: 2012

 

 

Miss M.  2012

 

 

Egret  2012


Wendi Schneider


Wendi Schneider’s sensual photographs are often recognized for their focus on detail, grace of composition and delicate balance between the real and the imagined. Her images are inspired by a passion for the natural world, a background in painting and art history and the lush beauty of her southern heritage. A major contributor to the original Victoria magazine, she is also known for her hand-painted flower images, nearly 100 book cover photographs, and for designing, photographing and producing the recreation of the 1901 Picayune’s Creole Cook Book for Times-Picayune newspaper’s sesquicentennial

Born in 1955 and raised in Memphis in a family of several generations of painters, she studied art history at Stephens College in Missouri, then graduated in painting and art history from Newcomb College in New Orleans, where she studied with Hal Carney, Franklin Adams and Pat Trivignio. She began making photographs in 1983 as reference for her figurative oil paintings. Enamored with photography, but missing the sensual qualities of paint, her early work consists of hand-painted black and white and sepia photographs enhanced with delicate layers of transparent oil paint to create a heightened reality. She moved to New York in 1988 to pursue a career in photography where commissions included fine art photographs, book cover photographs, editorial and advertising assignments. In addition to being a major contributor to Hearst’s Victoria magazine, she also photographed for The Berkley Group, Penguin Putnam, Random House, Bantam, Simon & Schuster, St. Martin's Press, Little Brown & Co., Warner Books, Sony Records, and Young & Rubicam. She continued to paint photographs into the ‘90s, also working in Polaroid Transfers and transitioned to color slide film for much of her editorial work. She moved to Denver in 1994, continuing to work for her editorial clients for several years and also photographing for annual reports for Florida Atlantic University. She spent many years designing for a select group of web clients, primarily the luxurious, award-winning Pura Vida Fitness & Spa, for whom she provided art direction, web and print design, marketing, digital display and photography, including large backlit plexiglass nature images to illuminate spa treatment rooms. Beginning before they opened, she helped set mood and grow the brand for nearly 6 years. In 2014, she turned over most of that work to an agency to devote more time to her photography.

Schneider’s new body of work, “States of Grace” encompasses an interpretation of the natural world, including painterly wildlife, flower and figurative images. She is working environmentally and with rescue organizations, at nature preserves and zoos, incorporating fundraising for rescue, education and conservancy organizations. As in her early hand-painted photographs, the new images are sometimes layered, though instead of layering paint, she is creating layers of images and textures. Missing the hands-on technique of hand-painting, she is creating intimate nature portraits - pigment prints on vellum with hand-applied 24k gold, white gold or silver leaf or pigment on metallic substrates to create texture and drama, and to emphasize the precious quality of the subjects.

She is represented by A Gallery for Fine Photography in New Orleans. Her work can also be viewed by appointment at her studio in Denver.


SOLO EXHIBITS

2008 Reed Photo Gallery, Denver | A Luscious Lens
1992 Bell Ross Gallery, Memphis | New York Exposure
1991 A Gallery for Fine Photography, New Orleans | Mille Fleur
1989 Theatre Memphis


GROUP EXHIBITS

2015 A Gallery For Fine Photography, New Orleans, LA | Metamorphosis I, Egret, Reflected
2015 "Soul Struck” Space Gallery, Denver, CO | Juror Christophe Heinrich, Director Denver Art Museum | Egret, Reflected
2015 “Focus" | Spark Gallery, Denver, CO | Juror Mark Sink | Metamorphosis I & II
2015 Lift | St. Marks, Denver, CO | selections from the Aviary
2015 Pure Psychic Automatism | Dada Art Bar, Denver, CO | Metamorphosis I, II & III
2015 WIPI, Photo LA, Group Wall installation

2014 “Where” A Gallery for Fine Photography, New Orleans, LA | Herons, Egret Landing, Gardenia
2014 “Critters” A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX | Juror Anne Berry | Great Horned Owl (Profile)
2014 “The Elegant Nude” The Gallery at Watershed, Eugene, OR | Jurors Grace Slick & Robert Canaga | Dawn
2014 “Blue” Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, VT | Juror Joanna Hurley | Twilight
2014 “Lovers Collaborations” Carmen Wiedenhoeft Gallery, Denver, CO | Curator Richard Alden Peterson | Dawn, Guitar, Self-Portrait
2014 “Exposed: The Contemporary Nude” 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA | Odalisque, Repose, Cheetah
2014 “Juried Members Exhibit” Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, CO | Juror Mark Sink | Wings
2013 Photo LA, Women In Photography International Group Postcard Wall installation
2013 “Best of Nature” San Diego Natural History Museum Ordover Gallery, San Diego, CA | Red Tailed Hawk in Snow
2013 “Flora, Fauna, Figura” Gallery Core New Art Space, Denver, CO | Alexandra with Anthurium, Red Rose, Alexandra with Cymbidium, Nude with Alstromeria, Kestrel
2013  Out of Focus juried Exhibition People category| Women In Photography International
2013 “Juried Members Exhibit” Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, CO | Juror Andrea Wallace | Kestrel
2013 “Botanica” Kanon Art Gallery, Denver | Orchid 19. Dahlia with Bee, Pansy, Hibiscus
2013 “Sensual Fiction” The Bardo, Denver, CO | Curator Richard Alden Peterson | 8 Nudes
2013 “The Big Picture” Denver, CO | Juror Mark Sink | Birdwing Butterfly
2013 PhotoLA, Women in Photography International Exhibition | wood print exhibition, Kestrel, Red Tailed Hawk in Snow
2012 PhotoLA, Women in Photography International  | Tiger
2011 PhotoLA, Women in Photography International | Reverie
2011 “The Big Picture Outside” Denver, CO | Juror Mark Sink | Pearls
2010 “Figure Studies/Body Art” Reed Gallery, Denver | Curator Rachel Gomez
2010 “The Old World/Red” Reed Gallery, Denver | Curator Rachel Gomez
2009 Reed Gallery, Denver, CO
1998 A Gallery for Fine Photography, New Orleans, LA
1997 Merrill Gallery of Fine Art, Denver, CO
1997 A Gallery for Fine Photography, New Orleans, LA
1996 Merrill Gallery of Fine Art, Denver, CO
1996 A Gallery for Fine Photography, New Orleans, LA
1995 The Merrill Gallery of Fine Art, Denver, CO
1995 “Other Visions, Women Illustrators” University of Denver, CO | Curator Michelle Barnes
1995 “Naked” A Gallery for Fine Photography, New Orleans, LA
1995 AIPAD, A Gallery for Fine Photography, New York, NY
1994 “Eros & the Identity” Stuart Levy Fine Art Gallery, New York, NY
1994 Carol Siple Gallery, Ltd., Denver, CO
1994 “Nature Morte” Rule Modern, Denver, CO
1994 “Women in Photography” Wach Gallery, Cleveland, OH
1994 AIPAD, A Gallery for Fine Photography, New York, NY
1994 A Gallery for Fine Photography, New Orleans, LA
1993 AIPAD, A Gallery for Fine Photography, New York, NY
1993 A Gallery for Fine Photography, New Orleans, LA
1993 The Wach Gallery, Avon Lakes, OH
1992 A Gallery for Fine Photography, New Orleans, LA
1992 AIPAD, A Gallery for Fine Photography, Washington, D.C.
1992 Foto-Fest, A Gallery for Fine Photography, Houston, TX
1992 “Art Fair 23” A Gallery for Fine Photography, Basel
1992 “History of Photography” Eastern Shore Art Center, Fairhope, AL
1992 Cheap Shots Gallery, Aspen, CO
1991 “Art Fair 22” A Gallery for Fine Photography, Basel
1991 Wild Plum Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY
1990 Georg C. Puluj Kunsthandel, Munich
1990 “Art Fair 21” A Gallery For Fine Photography, Basel
1990 A Gallery for Fine Photography, New Orleans, LA
1990 “Mystic Photo 12” Mystic, CT
1990 “Radiant Reflections” Zenith Gallery, Washington with Michael R. Pinciotti
1990 “Works with Neon” Dome Gallery, New York, NY with Michael R Pinciotti
1990 “Art Expo NY” New York, NY with Michael R Pinciotti
1989 “Three Photographers” Wilkov-Goldfeder Gallery, New York, NY
1989 A Gallery for Fine Photography, New Orleans, LA
1989 “Vision & Inspiration” Memphis Brooks Museum, Memphis, TN
1988 Photo Biennial, Downtown Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1986 “Arts for Arts Sake” Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
1985 “Major Miniatures” Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
1985 “Louisiana Now” Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
1985 “Images of Kathy B” Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA


JURIED ONLINE EXHIBITS

2015 “Juried Exhibition" Center for Photographic Art | Juror Douglas Marshall, Peter Fetterman Gallery | Kestrel
2014 “Spring International” Professional Women Photographers
2014 “The Natural World” F-Stop Magazine | Juror Christy Karpinski
2014 “Expressions: Contemporary Portraiture” Kiernan Gallery | Juror Robin Rice
2014 “Animals” New York Center for Photographic Arts | Juror Kay Kenny
2014 “Things with Wings” PhotoPlace Gallery | Juror Emma Powell
2014 “Figurative” Light Space Time | Juror John R. Math
2013 “Annual Juried Exhibit” Women In Photography International | Juror Daniel Miller
2013 “Contemporary Imagemakers” PhotoMedia Center | Juror Eric Grignol
2013 “Out of Focus” Women in Photography International | Juror Jo Garden
2013 “Water” Photography Center of Cape Cod | Juror Mark Bowie
2013 “Animals” Light Space Time | Juror John R. Math


AWARDS

2014 A Smith Gallery Critters | Director’s Honorable Mention | Great Horned Owl, Profile
2014 Darkroom Gallery Blue Honorable Mention | Juror Joanna Hurley
2014 Black & White Magazine Best Single Image, Animals
2014 New York Center for Photographic Arts Animals | Honorable Mention | Juror Kay Kenny
2013 New York Center for Photographic Arts Black & White | Honorable Mention | Juror Mark Sink
2013 Light Space Time Animals | Special Merit | Juror John R. Math


PERIODICALS


2014 Adore Chroma, Edition 2, July
2014 Silvershotz Women in Photography International Volume 8, Edition 5, May
2014 Black & White Magazine, Issue 102, April
2014 Insight Volume 7: Contemporary Image Making, April
2008 Opticum - Sign Cafe
1998 Colorado Homes and Lifestyle
1996 Victoria - A Timeless Point of View
1991 Confetti Magazine
1991 Victoria - A Picture Portfolio

BOOKS

2015 It’ s All Here in Black & White | tbellgallery | Metamorphosis II
2014 Blue | Darkroom Gallery
2014 Expressions: Contemporary Portraiture | Kiernan Gallery
2014 Things with Wings | PhotoPlace Gallery
2014 Animals | New York Center for Photographic Arts
2013 it's all here in black and white: 20x13 [+30] | terribellgallery
2012 Birds: Real or Imagined | PhotoPlace Gallery
2012 The Big Picture | Illiterate Gallery
1999 The Business of Bliss | Victoria Books
1998 Bath & Beauty | Victoria Books
1998 Bedrooms | Victoria Books
1998 Dear Grandmother Recollections of Love | Victoria Books
1997 Father of My Heart | Victoria Books
1996 From Heart & Hand | Victoria Books
1996 A Book of Perfume | Flammarion | Germany
1996 La Livre du Parfum | Flammarion | Paris
1994 Hand Coloring Photographs | James McKinnis | Amphoto
1994 The Romance of Hats | Victoria Books
1994 The Ways of Flowers | Victoria Books
1994 A Newborn Joy | Smallwood & Stewart/Andrews & McMeel
1994 I Call Thee Friend | Smallwood & Stewart/Andrews & McMeel
1993 To Grandmother with Love | Smallwood & Stewart/Andrews & McMeel
1993 A Love is Born | Victoria Books
1993 No Friend Like A Sister | Victoria Books
1993 From This Day Forward | Victoria Books
1992 Intimate Homes | Victoria Books
1992 A Vow of Love | Smallwood & Stewart/Andrews & McMeel
1990 By Any Other Name, A Book of Roses | Smallwood & Stewart/Doubleday
1991 Select 29 | Hamburg-Deutche Presse
1989 American Showcase
1989 Select 25 | Hamburg-Deutche Presse
1988 NY Art Director's Club Annual
1988 Best of Photography Annual | Serbin
1988 Louisiana Photographers | Edward Lucie Smith
1988 The Picayune's Creole Cook Book | Random House
1987 The Picayune's Creole Cook Book | The Times-Picayune


SELECTED BOOK COVERS

Behind a Mask, Louisa May Alcott
Belinda, Anne Rice
Fascination, Leona Blair
Last Bridge Home, Iris Johansen
Loves Music, Loves to Dance, Mary Higgins Clark
Tempting, Hope Tarr
That Night, Alice McDermott
The God of Nightmares, Paula Fox
The Pursuit of Pleasure, Lionel Tiger


EDUCATION

2014 Art Students League/ CPAC Binh Danh Chlorophyll Printing
2014 Bonny & Carrie Lhotka Pigment Transfers
2013, 2012 Rob Palmer Raptor Photography
2012 Dan Burkolder Platinum Printing and Gold Leaf
1977 Newcomb/Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, BA Painting
1975 Stephens College, Columbia, MO, AA, Art History

Social Media 2014:

Facebook: Wendi Schneider Photography
Twitter: @WSPhotoDesign
Linked In: Wendi Schneider
Pinterest: Wendi Schneider Photography
Instagram: wendischneider33

COLLECTIONS
New Orleans Museum of Art
Memphis Brooks Museum


GALLERY REPRESENTATION

A Gallery for Fine Photography, New Orleans, LA

UPDATE - JULY 2015 - MARCH 2016


AWARDS: Selections from "States of Grace: Fauna" were finalists in the 8th Annual Julia Margaret Cameron Fine Art Awards curated by Laura Noble. Selections from "States of Grace: Fauna: the Aviary" received Honorable Mentions in the 2015 Neutral Density Awards and the 2015 PX3 Prix de la Paris White competition and were finalists in the 8th Annual Pollux Awards. ”Miss M." was a finalist and an Honorable Mention in the 7th Annual Julia Margaret Cameron Awards and selections from "States of Grace: Fauna" received Honorable Mentions. "Egret Reflected" and “Goshawk" were nominated for the 10th Annual Spider Awards and "Memento Mori" received an Honorable Mention in the 2015 Colorado Photographic Arts Center's Member Exhibit, juried by Katherine Ware. GROUP EXHIBITS include "Odalisque" in the 2016 Photographic Nude exhibit at the LightBox Photographic Gallery; "Odalisque" in the 11th National Competition at FotoFoto Gallery curated by Stephen Perloff; "Twilight" in Illuminate at The Center for Fine Art Photography curated by Elizabeth Avedon; "Great Horned Owl" at the Texas Photographic Society curated by Keith Carter; "Twilight" and "Aquaria" in H20 at the Darkroom Gallery; "Twisted" in Animal World at Umbrella Arts juried by Harvey Stein; "Metamorphosis I" in Best of Santa Fe at Habitat Gallery; "Twigs" in Abstractions at A Smith Gallery juried by Eddie Soloway; "Black Cat" in Still at A Smith Gallery juried by Kate Breakey; "Egret, Reflected" in Water at Core New Art Space; "Egret, Reflected" in Natural Realm at Darkroom Gallery juried by Dan Burkholder; "Egret, Reflected" in H2O at A Smith Gallery at the Grill juried by S. Gayle Stevens; "Harris’s Hawk" in Fishing for Iconography at Smith Gallery. "Twilight" and "Old Roses" are on exhibit at A Gallery For Fine Photography. ONLINE EXHIBITS include "Miss. M., Barn Owl Angel, Dead Leaf Mantis, Iris" in the 2015 Julia Margaret Cameron Awards; "Kestrel, Barn Owl Arise, Egret Landing, Egret, Rough Legged Hawk" in White PX3 Prix de la Paris Photographie; "Reflections" in Luminous at Black Box Gallery; "Egret, Reflected, Memento Mori, Guitar" in I am Woman, I am Digital - Women in Photography International juried by Clive Waring. PERIODICALS: ”Red Tailed Hawk, Snow" was featured in the July, 2015 issue of Shutterbug magazine in an article by Maria Piscopo. “Odalisque” was included in the January, 2016 edition of The Hand magazine. Schneider’s work will also be included in the 2016 Intimate Alchemy edition of Plates to Pixels, curated by Blue Mitchell. A passionate Pictorialist, Schneider continues to pursue grace, illuminating tender adorations of the natural world in a balance between the real and the imagined.

Women In Photography International Charter Member


Wendi Schneider

Denver, Colorado
WIPI PhotoProfile
wendi@wendischneider.com
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