Wendel Wirth's most recent body of work, No Vacancy, was shortlisted for the 2017 Felix Schoeller Photo Award. In 2015, she was awarded a Fellowship from the Idaho Commission on the Arts. In November of 2013, Wendel received a Juror’s Merit Award at the Boise Art Museum Triennial exhibit. She is represented by Gilman Contemporary in Ketchum, Idaho and Dimmitt Contemporary Art in Houston.
Wendel 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.
Originally from New York City and Chicago, she lives in the mountains of Ketchum (better known as Sun Valley), Idaho with her husband, daughter and two well loved dogs.