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b. 1966, New Haven, CT

Heidi Lender once reported on the fashion universe for national magazines, writing features and styling photo shoots. With a BA in apparel and textiles from Cornell University, she covered style, design, food and travel from New York to Paris. A soulful search led her to India, where she lived part-time studying yoga, and subsequently taught in San Francisco in her own studio. In 2009, she finally found herself – behind the lens of her first digital SLR, and retired her pen and yoga professorship in favor of making pictures. Heidi is a founding member of the online collective, Six Shooters, and currently obsessed with instagram. She lives with her dog Bubba in Garzon, Uruguay.

Archival pigment prints from each series are available in limited editions. For information regarding purchasing prints, or any other inquiries, please email me at heidilender@gmail.com or contact:

Wallspace Gallery
116 East Yanonali St C-1
Santa Barbara, CA 93191

Richard Levy Gallery
514 Central Ave SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Guthrie Contemporary Gallery
3815 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70115



Solo and 2-Person Shows

2013 Anonymous, Wallspace Gallery

2012 Self Time[d], pop-up show, presented by Jennifer Schwartz Gallery at Neighborhood Cut-and Shave, NYC

2012 Self Time[d], Jennifer Schwartz Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2012 with Brooke Shaden, Open Shutter Gallery, Durango, CO

2012 with Sabine Dehnel, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

Group Shows

2014-2015  5 Room/5 Photographers, Guthrie Contemporary, New Orleans, LA (She Can Leap Tall Buildings)

2014 Fotografische Selbstinszenierungen von Frauen, Kunst:raum Sylt Quelle, Sylt, Germany

2013-2014  5 Room/5 Photographers, Guthrie Contemporary, New Orleans, LA (Loaded)

2012-2013  5 Room/5 Photographers, Guthrie Contemporary, New Orleans, LA (Once Upon)

2013 Instagram, Open Shutter Gallery, Durango, CO

2013 Talking Eye, The Adobe Art Gallery, Castro Valley, CA

2012 ID-The Object of Self, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Jct, VT. Juror: Cig Harvey (honorable mention)

2012 Six Shooters, Seaver Art Gallery, Los Angeles

2012 Looking East: The McCurry Group Show, Open Shutter Gallery, Durango, CO

2011 Dreams, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO 12/2-1/7/12. Juror: Aline Smithson

2011 Seeing Myself, Seeing Others: The Art of the Portrait, Photoplace Gallery, Middlebury, VT 9/13-10/8. Juror: Andy Bloxham

2011 TPS 20: The International Competition, Touring Texas Galleries for one year. Juror: Arno Rafael Minkkinen

2011 Food, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO 9/2-10/15. Juror: David Bram

2011 Juried Exhibition, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA 1/22-3/31. Jurors: Ted Orland, Karen Sinsheimer, Huntington Witherill

2010 Holiday Showcase, Open Shutter Gallery, Durango, CO 12/10

2010 TPS 19: The International Competition, Texas Photographic Society and A Smith Gallery, 10/23 – 11/17

2010 Self-Searching: The Art of Self Portraiture, Photoplace Gallery, Middlebury, VT. Juror: Aline Smithson


2014, Rangefinder Magazine, September, Photo Finish

2014, F-Stop Magazine blog, September interview

2013, Plates to Pixels, June feature and interview

2013 CNN photo blog, feature on Loaded

2012 Il Post, feature on She Can Leap Tall Buildings

2012 Photo+ (Korea), May issue

2012 Open to Interpretation, a juried book competition of photography, poetry and prose: “Intimate Landscapes”…cover photograph.

2011 Shots Magazine #113, self-portait theme

2011 Lamono Magazine, #73 Never Hide

2011 Photo District News, August issue, PDN Faces

2011 F-Stop Magazine, #46 All About Me, group show

2010 F-Stop Magazine, #42 Portfolio Issue

2010 Namarupa Magazine, issue #11 volumes 3 & 4


International Fine Art Photography Competition, Jury Award of Merit

Critical Mass 2012 Finalist for Roadtripping With Adele

The Ten, featured photographer, “The Lender Ten” 11/10/11-12/10/11

WPGA Pollux Awards 2011, overall, honorable mentions in Self Portrait single image and series

WPGA Pollux Awards 2011, September contest, 1st place in Self Portrait series

Print Program 2011, Texas Photographic Society

WPGA Pollux Awards 2011, May contest, 1st, 2nd & 3rd place in Self Portrait

The 2nd Edition of the Julia Margaret Cameron Award 2011, 1st and 2nd place in Self Portrait

PDN Faces 2011, finalist

Artists Wanted, The Power of Self 2011, finalist

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