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. She is represented locally by Gilman Contemporary.
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.
Originally from New York City and Chicago, she lives in the mountains of Ketchum, Idaho with her husband, daughter and two well loved dogs.