Laura Schneider was born in Wisconsin in 1980. At an early age, Laura recognized she had something different to offer the world. But it wasn’t until recently that she realized what’s possible.
Laura is a Midwest based artist who colors outside the lines of life. While earning her BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee her passion for photography was ignited in the darkroom.
For nearly two decades, Laura has been capturing subtleties that go overlooked by the casual observer. Her perceptive nature gives her work character and revealing depth. She leverages her senses and the natural qualities of her environment to leave inspired relatable creations in her wake. She is currently working on Illuminating Women, an exhibition which shines a light on inspiring women in her community. This exhibition is a collaboration of writing and documentary photography. Through storytelling, Laura creates a connection we long for. Illuminating Women will open in February 2020 at Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts.
"I believe that we create our own stories. Life doesn’t always go as planned, and it’s in this lack of certainty that we find our path. When we’re forced out of our comfort zone and trust in the unknown, our true creativity is unleashed."