Wendel Wirth (b. 1966) is an American born photographer living in Ketchum (better known as Sun Valley), Idaho. She is interested in the space between minimalist art and photography. Originally inspired by the paintings of Georgia O'Keeffe, her work finds its home somewhere between abstraction and reality ultimately pushing the viewers attention beyond the subject and celebrating the most essential and elemental aspects of the photograph.
Wirth received her Masters of Fine Art from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, graduating Magna Cum Laude and her Bachelor of Fine Art from Denison University. She is and Idaho Commission on the arts fellow.
Originally from New York City and Chicago, Wirth moved to the mountains of Idaho shortly after college. Wirth lives with her husband, daughter and two well loved dogs.