Wendel Wirth BIOGRAPHY
BIOGRAPHY
Wendel Wirth is best known for her landscape photographs with a minimalist palette. Her large-scale color photographs taken from a single vantage point explore atmospheric nuance in swiftly changing environments. Choosing to shoot in atmospheric conditions, Wirth creates monochromatic images that distort the viewer’s perspective of the landscape. Her compositions prompt the viewer to contemplate our place in the world. Wirth’s purpose is for the viewer to look inward at how the image moves them. “My intent is that the complexities and pensive nature of the photographs are universal, and yet, intimately personal”, Wirth states.
 
Wendel Wirth is a 2015 Idaho Visual Arts Fellow. Her fine art photography was included in Boise Art Museum’s 2013 Idaho Triennial earning a merit award. Wendel received her Masters of Fine Art, graduating magna cum laude, from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Denison University. For eighteen years prior to pursuing her MFA, Wendel worked as a commercial photographer, art director and product designer for ‘a tail we could wag’. She has studied photography at Parson’s School of Design, Maine Photographic Workshops (now Maine Media) and with the Friends of Photography. She has had the fortune of studying under Ruth Bernhard, Ralph Gibson and Hosoe Eikoh. 
EDUCATION 
 
2012
MFA Photography, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA Graduated Magna Cum Laude
 
1990
Denison University, Granville, Ohio
BA - Studio Arts, Concentration in Photography
 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS 
 
2017
No Vacancy, Gilman Contemporary, Ketchum, Idaho
 
2015
Then the Wind Blew North, Gilman Contemporary, Ketchum, Idaho
 
2013
Considerations of a Modern Landscape, Gilman Contemporary, Ketchum, Idaho
 
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
 
2016
Photography Through the Decades, Gilman Contemporary, Ketchum, ID ICA 
Fellowship Exhibit, Visual Arts Center, Boise, ID
 
2015
ICA Fellowship Exhibit, Prichard Gallery, Moscow, ID
ICA Fellowship Exhibit, Willard Arts Center, Idaho Falls, ID
Staff Picks, Gilman Contemporary, Ketchum, ID
 
2014
Affordable Art Fair NYC, Hamburg Kennedy Photographs, NYC, NY
2013 BAM Triennial, Boise Art Museum, Boise, Idaho
 
2013
2013 BAM Triennial, Boise Art Museum, Boise, Idaho
Spring Show (juried), Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
 
2012
Spring Show (juried), Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
 
2011
Spring Show (juried), Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
 
AWARDS
 
2014
ND Award, Honorable Mention, Fine Art/Landscape
2014 Fellowship, Idaho Commission on the Arts
 
2013
Juror’s Merit Award, 2013 BAM Triennial, Boise Art Museum, Boise, Idaho