Joan Snyder (b. 1940, Highland Park, NJ) is a painter known for her physical and provocative overlay works on canvas. Her paintings reside in the permanent collections of numerous museums including the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, among others. In 2005, the Jewish Museum, New York, NY, presented a survey of Snyder’s work from 1965-2005. In 1994, the Rose Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, hosted a mid-career survey entitled Joan Snyder: Painter, 1969 to Now, which traveled to the Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY. Snyder is the recipient of a 1974 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a 1983 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, a 2007 John D. and Catherine D. MacArthur Fellowship, and a 2016 Arts and Letters Award in Art from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.