Born in Switzerland 
Attended Kunstgewerbeschule in Zurich and Keramischefachschule in Bern; holds Undergraduate Degree in Ceramics from Switzerland. 
In 1968 she moved to the United States and Graduated in 1972 with an MFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute. 
Lived and worked in New York from 1980-2004 and is now in Rockland County.
Taught painting at the San Francisco Art Institute and at Cooper Union. Currently teaches painting at Sarah Lawrence College. 
Her artworks include pastel drawings, paintings, small-scale sculptural paintings and woodcuts, working on one medium at a time. These processes complement and enrich each other by stimulating a fresh approach and allowing for experimentation. Drawing from observation in the landscape has been the basis for the work. The focus is on seeing the inherent qualities of the observed and to find the appropriate translation for the medium used. 
Ursula Schneider was represented by Braunstein/Quay Gallery in San Francisco from 1974-2011 and she was a member of the A.I.R. Gallery in New York from 1996-2006. 
Since 2010 Ursula Schneider is represented by Ruth Baggett Gallery,
Paducah, KY and in 2012 she joined the Marina Gallery in Cold Spring, NY. 
Selected one person shows: Kunstmuseum Bern Switzerland, UC Art Museum Berkley, CA, Oakland Museum, CA,Forum Febicus, Switzerland, Braunstein Gallery, CA, A.I.R Gallery, NY
Selected group shows: Museum of Fine Arts, Forth Worth,TX, Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum, NY, San Francisco Museum, CA, Los Angeles Institute of contemporary Art, CA, Rockland Center for the Arts, NY. 
Artworks in private collections nationally and in Europe. 
Represented in the collection of the UC Berkley Art Museum, Di Rosa Preserve in CA, U.S. Department of State, Auditorium Netzwerk, Germany, The Union Bank of Switzerland, UBS Security, Bell Savings Art Plus, Security Pacific Bank, CA, Swiss Bank Corporation.
National Endowment: Major Fellowship Grant, Oakland Museum: New Talent Award, SwissGovernment: Kunststipendium. 
Studio: Garnerville Arts and Industrial Center, Garnerville, NY.

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