Wendy Partridge grew up in Rome, Italy and Berkeley, California. She has a degree in history and French from Wellesley College and a graduate degree in art conservation from the Conservation Center, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Between her undergraduate and graduate studies, she worked with printer Peter Koch for three years at his letterpress studio in Berkeley and at the Press in Tuscany Alley in San Francisco.
She currently works as a paintings conservator at the Intermuseum Conservation Association. She is a resident artist at Zygote Press where she helped establish the letterpress studio. In 2010 she received the Paul H. & Ginger S. Duensing Scholarship from the Penland School of Crafts to take a two week intensive letterpress workshop with book artist Inge Bruggeman. In 2012 she was awarded a five week residency at the Grafikwerkstatt in Dresden, Germany by Zygote and the Ohio Arts Council.