Conny Geolz Schmitt
Conny Goelz Schmitt was born and raised in Germany, where she studied Sinology and German Literature at Eberhard Karls University in Tuebingen. She moved to Taiwan in her twenties and relocated to the USA in 1996. Conny currently lives in Beverly, MA. Her medium of choice is almost without exception the vintage book. She works mainly in geometric sculpture and collage.
Having been immersed in three very different cultures, she is drawn to hard edge painting influenced by the German “attention to detail”, the retro color palette reminiscent of Taiwan in the 80s and the very often experimental and creative pioneering spirit of Americans.
She was nominated Sculptor of the year by chief Curator of Boston University Kate McNamara in CAA’s 69th Member’s Prize Show. In 2016, Paul C.Ha, Director of the List Visual Art Center at MIT, selected her work for the Best Multi Media Prize in CAA’s National Prize show. She was awarded a full fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center for April 2020.
Besides exhibiting at Kingston Gallery in Boston, MA, Coastal Contemporary Gallery in Newport, RI and Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in New York, NY her work has been featured at Galerie Biesenbach in Cologne, Germany, the Cultural Association of Rosa Venerini in Viterbo, Italy , The Painting Center in New York, NY, Site:Brooklyn in New York,NY, the Danforth Art Museum in Framingham, MA, and the Touchston Gallery in Washington DC among others.