Abstract painter whose colorful, textured, politically themed pieces were exhibited at the Neuberger Museum. Her 30 paintings from the 2005 exhibit "Joan Snyder: A Painting Survey, 1969-2005" focused on the Holocaust and AIDS.
She attended Rutgers University and Douglass College.
She was the recipient of both a MacArthur Fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship for her artistic work.
She married Larry Fink in 1969 and gave birth to a daughter, Molly, in 1979. Following her divorce from Fink, she had a relationship with Maggie Cammer.
She was influenced by Pablo Picasso.