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Born in Bochum, Germany, Schmidt encountered frequent relocations. Her family moved to Vietnam and Thailand before her sixth birthday. Throughout her youth, she studied with various art instructors and when the time came to commit to a career path, she opted to major in architecture at the Polytechnic University of Barcelona. Schmidt has received multiple awards. She has been awarded with various prizes at the Art Renewal Center Salon. In 2018 she also received the prestigious Columbia Threadneedle Prize for Figurative Art. Her works have been exhibited internationally in individual and group exhibitions, among others, at Sotheby´s and the Salmagundi Club in New York, at the Mall Galleries in central London, at NordArt in Germany, at the MEAM in Barcelona  and during the Venice Biennale in Italy. Currently she lives and works as an artist and urban planning architect in Bilbao, Spain 


-  MSc Architecture, Polytechnic University of Barcelona


- Second ARC Salon Award in the landscape category, USA, 2020

- First Award at the Columbia Threadneedle Prize 2018 at the Mall Galleries, London

- Second ARC Salon Award in the landscape category, USA, 2018

- First and third Award in the landscape category, American Art Award 2017, USA 

- Third ARC Salon Award in the landscape category, USA, 2015

- Acrylicworks: Radical Breakthroughs Award, USA, 2014

- ORA Prize Award  2013 for arts, Italy

- AixeGetxo Award 2013 for arts, curated by the City Hall of Getxo, Spain

- ORA Prize Award 2012 for arts, Italy

- Honorable mention at the II Art Contest Galerias Preciados, Barcelona, Spain

- Honorable mention at the Drawing Contest Amigos de Serrablo, Sabiñanigo, Spain

- Award at the Competition for the Design of the Agustin-Square of Granada, Spain


- Mall Galleries, London, 2019 

- 3)5 Arte Contemporanea Gallery, 2015, Rieti, Italy

- Cervantes6 Gallery, 2015, Oviedo, Spain

- l´Occhio Gallery of Art, 2013,Venice, Italy,

- Torrene Aretoa Exhibition Space in Getxo, 2012, Spain

- Basque Architectural Association in Bilbao, Spain, 2010


- MEAM Barcelona, 2021 (upcoming)

- Sotheby´s NY, New York, USA, 2021

- Art Revolution Taipei, Taiwan, 2022 (upcoming)

- NordArt 2021, Rendsburg, Germany

- Art Revolution Taipei, Taiwan, 2020

- XIX Timoteo Perez Rubio Prize, Oliva de la Frontera, Spain, 2019

- The London Group, The Cello Factory, London, 2019

- Wells Contemporary, Mall Galleries, 2019

- Columbia Threadneedle Prize, Mall Galleries, London 2018

- FIGURATIVAS  2017, MEAM, Barcelona

- Winter Salon, Marshall Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, 2017

- Simon Nolte Gallery, Münster, Germany, 2016

- Salmagundi Club, New York, 2016

- Art.Fair, Cologne, 2016

- Root to Bloom, Principle Gallery, Alexandria, USA, 2016

- Museu Europeu d´Art Modern (MEAM), Barcelona, 2015 

- NordArt 2015, international exhibition at Rendsburg, Germany

- Nimmesgernstarnberg Gallery, 2015, Germany

- Kölner Liste Art Fair 2015

- Art Renewal Center Salon, 2015, USA

- Invitation for exhibition at the next Venice Biennale 2015, Palazzo Bembo / Palazzo Mora

- (e)merge art fair, 2014, Washington DC, USA, with Ai Weiwei, artist, Beijing; Mika Yoshikate, assistant curator, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC and Jeffreen M. Hayes, director of Rebuild Foundation, Chicago, St. Loius &Omaha at  the artist platform vetting committee

- Donostiartean Art Fair represented by Cervantes6 Gallery, San Sebastian, Spain, 2014 

-, SCOPE Art Fair, 2013

- Bloom Award, Cologne, Germany, 2013

- Architectural Association of Leon, Funcoal Foundation, Spain, 2011

- NordArt 2012, Rendsburg, Germany

- Open Work (Obra Abierta) Contest 2012, Las Claras Center of Plasencia, Spain

- Artshow Bilbao, Spain, 2011

- Palencia Art Contest 2011, Diaz Caneja Foundation, Palencia, Spain 

- XXXVII Bancaja Art Contest 2011, Institute of Modern Art in Valencia (IVAM), Spain

- Virtual catalogue “Round Trip Words” at ARCO 2011,

- Congress Hall of Barbastro, Spain, II Art Contest  curated by Aguas de Barbastro, 2009

- IX Art Contest UNED, Portugalete, Spain, 2009

- VII Art Contest UNED, Portugalete, Spain, 2006

- Art Contest “El Periódico”, Barcelona, Spain, 1984

- VI Art Contest – Banco de Vizcaya, Barcelona, Spain,1983

- II Art Contest Galerías Preciados, Barcelona, 1983

- Drawing Contest Amigos de Serrablo, Sabiñanigo, Spain, 1983



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