Stephanie Snider’s artwork envelops the viewer and projects them into a hypothetical place, much like a literary work. These fictional settings evoke a physical landscape as well as a psychological state and explore formal concerns regarding transparency, symmetry, color, and pattern. Influenced by the tradition of miniature painting in India, Snider incorporates the use of fine, decorative details, skewed perspective, and intimate spaces in her work. She received her MFA from the Yale School of Art and her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design. Snider has been awarded fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the American Academy in Berlin, the MacDowell Colony, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Her work has been exhibited widely, including exhibitions in New York and other US cities, as well as Germany. She currently teaches Drawing and Sculpture at Penn State University and lives between Brooklyn and upstate New York.