Featured in the 2010 Whitney Biennial, Aurel Schmidt’s intricately detailed drawings include objects such as flies, condoms, and cigarette packs and burns which are pieced together to form larger figures, by using the detritus of life as the building blocks for her subjects, Schmidt’s work becomes a sort of memento mori—a reminder of our own vulnerability and mortality. Her recent work, also includes a book of monographs with Franz Wrights poems, “Reveries of a lost life mask” by Morel Books.
b. 1982, Kamloops, BC, Canada
Lives and work in New York, NY