Brenda Biondo is a Colorado photographer who uses traditional camera techniques and a formalist aesthetic to explore the perception of high-altitude light and color and their role in the construct of landscape. Her work emphasizes the use of unconventional contexts to create new ways of looking at common subjects, while challenging viewers' perception of color and three-dimensional space. Her interest in atmospheric phenomena and other components of the natural world is built on a foundation of concern for environmental and conservation issues.
Brenda's work has been exhibited throughout the country and published in numerous print and online publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Denver Post and Lenscratch. Her photographs are held in numerous private and public collections, including those of the Library of Congress, the Museum of Photographic Arts, the Denver Art Museum, the Center for Creative Photography and the San Diego Museum of Art. A solo exhibit of her work opened at the San Diego Museum of Art in 2017.
Her first book of photographs, Once Upon a Playground, was published by the University Press of New England in 2014 and is now the subject of a five-year traveling exhibit organized by ExhibitsUSA. Her second book, American Ferret, focuses on endangered species and will be published in early 2021.
A native New Yorker, she’s been a resident of Colorado since 1999, and currently lives in a small town near Pikes Peak where the light and landscape continue to inspire her work.