Wendy Given was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1971. Given received her Master’s of Fine Arts from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, California and her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from the Atlanta College of Art in Atlanta, GA (now the Savannah College of Art and Design). Her work in photography, video and sculpture has been exhibited in Germany, The Netherlands and nationally. Given's work in photography will be included in the 10th Northwest Biennial at the Tacoma Art Museum in Tacoma, Washington in January 2012 as well as an upcoming solo exhibition at Nationale in Portland, Oregon in February. Given is a Portland, Oregon based visual artist where her work is produced with her husband, two dogs and cat.