Louise Wallendorf was born and raised on Long Island, New York. She is an artist/engineer who combines lifelong passions for the ocean, drawing and printmaking.
As an ocean engineer at the US Naval Academy, she designed fluid dynamics experiments and looked at water almost every day for the past thirty years.
In 2016 she was awarded an art/science residency in a dune shack in Cape Cod National Seashore by Peaked Hill Trust. During this residency she began developing a process called surf lithography. Her recent art work is focused on surf lithography, inspired by Long Island Sound, Chesapeake Bay and other bodies of water that she visits. As a member of Zea Mays Printmaking Studio, she keeps abreast of the most current environmentally friendly print processes and experiments with relief and monoprinting. She editions her lithographs at Aqua Regia studio in Arnold, MD.