The vibrant and sculptural works of this artist are my latest obsession as seen at Hidell Brooks Gallery where she will have a show this summer

I am captivated.

Enjoy getting to know the talented

Conny Gölz Schmitt

Boston, Massachusetts 

  

What is your training? 

I studied Sinology and German Literature at University. About 15 years ago I took Printmaking Classes at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, CT . Once I moved to the Boston area I took art and art history classes that were interesting to me at local colleges. 

What inspires you and your designs?

I am inspired by my material, the vintage book. These books are like time machines. They bring you back in time and bring their own time into the present. I view every object I create as an adventure that inspires the next.

 

What is your favorite piece?

I am very invested in each of my works. Every single piece is a reflection of my thoughts and emotions at the time I create it. Being unique and individual it is hard for me to identify a favorite piece.

How has the your area influenced your work?

I live on the Northshore of Boston very close to the ocean. The light here is incredible. I can’t help but be inspired by all the beauty that surrounds me. 

What is your favorite restaurant in Cambridge?

Shanghai Fresh in Cambridge, MA- I love authentic Chinese food since I spent 11 years in Taiwan.

What is your favorite cocktail?

Caipirinha

How do you balance personal life and work?

I have a home studio and a studio in another town. If I need to stick around my house for dog and family I work at home and if I need peace and quiet I go to my other studio. 

Dream trip?

I would love to spend time again in China and Taiwan.

Dream commission?

A huge mobile constructed of book sculptures

 

Your favorite host / hostess gift to give?

Orchids

Your favorite up and coming artist?

Meg Lipke

and Yan Bo

What is your most treasured possession?

My personal Chinese stamp

 What are you reading? 

9th street women by Mary Gabriel

What are you listening to?

Philip Glass,

Satie,

Charlie Hayden

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Enjoy a look at the amazing work of Conny Göelz Schmitt.

Be sure to follow her on Instagram and her website. She her work in Charlotte at Hidell Brooks Gallery.

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