Anika Schneider is a painter and current MFA candidate at Minneapolis College of Art and Design from the suburbs of Washington DC. For her undergraduate studies, Anika received a Bachelors of Science and double majored in Environmental Studies and Studio Art at Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, PA. Anika graduated cum laude and received honors for her work in both majors and was awarded for overall excellence in student achievement within studio arts. For her senior capstone work, Anika was granted Gettysburg College’s Provost Grant. Anika has been awarded the Trustees Scholarship as well as the Talent Incent Grant from Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Anika’s work has been exhibited nationally at galleries such as Soo Visual Arts Center, Circle Gallery, Visarts, Dumbarton Concert Gallery, and Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture. Anika has also participated in residencies in Wolfsville. Nova Scotia and Solomons Island, Maryland. Before moving to Minneapolis to pursue her graduate degree, Anika worked as a naturalist for the City of Rockville, where she taught lab based science curriculum. Anika now enjoys living in Minneapolis and exploring the Twin Cities with her boyfriend and active Australian Shepherd, Wolly.