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States of Grace

In States of Grace, I seek serenity in ephemeral, organic forms,
illuminating glimpses of beauty to silence the chaos. I capture the
fleeting movement of light on organic forms that is often
overlooked, preserving that mystical moment that stills time for
me. Photographing intuitively - what i feel, as much as what i see
- and informed by a background in oil painting and art history, I
portray a personal interpretation by layering the images with color
and texture, to balance the real and the imagined. The images are
printed digitally with archival pigment ink on vellum. White gold
leaf is applied on verso, creating a luminous surface and suffusing
the subjects with the implied spirituality and sanctity of the
precious metals. Within the limited edition, the prints may differ in
color or texture, and, as the effect of gilding inherently varies,
each of the limited edition prints is unique.

Wendi Schneider illuminates impressions of grace with precious metals on translucent papers preserving vanishing beauty in our vulnerable environment. Her process infuses the artist’s hand and suffuses the subjects with luminosity and the spirituality of gold, insuring each print is a unique object of reverence. Her work is held in permanent collections at New Orleans Museum of Art, Memphis Brooks Museum, Center for Creative Photography, and Auburn University Library. She is represented by A Gallery For Fine Photography, Arnika Dawkins, Catherine Couturier, Rick Wester, Vision Gallery.

Awards 2020 Prix de la Photographie, Paris (Px3) – Nature/Trees – Gold
2019 San Francisco Bay Month of Photography – Gold
2018 Prix de la Photographie, Paris (P×3) – Fine Art Landscape, Bronze
2018 Moscow International Photo Awards – Nature, Bronze
2018 American Photography 34
2017 Gala Awards – Urban & Rural Landscape, First Place
2017 The Center For Fine Art Photography – Animalia, Director’s Selection
2017 Florida Museum of Photographic Arts – International Exhibit, Third Place: Nature
2016 9th Annual Julia Margaret Cameron Awards – Single Image, Nude/Figure
2016 San Diego Natural History Museum Best of Nature – First Place
2016 International Color Awards – Wildlife, 2nd Place, Merit of Excellence
2014 Black & White Magazine – Best Single Image, Animals