Joan Snyder (b. 1940) is a MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellow widely recognized as a leading American contemporary painter and printmaker. She earned her AB from Douglass College and her MFA from Rutgers in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She soon found herself in the center of the diverse and vivid New York art scene of the 1970s. Feminism and autobiographical elements have formed the basis of many of her works, with media ranging from traditional paints to plant elements and mud. Since then, Snyder’s works have been collected by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, the Jewish Museum, and the Guggenheim, all in New York, as well as the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and the Phillips Collections in Washington, DC. Her paintings and prints have also been exhibited in major cities across the United States and internationally. Snyder lives and works in Brooklyn and Woodstock, New York.