conny göelz schmitt

Cornered
Cornered

13 x 3 x 9 inches vintage book

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Sidelines
Sidelines

24 x 22 x 6 inches wall object from vintage book parts

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Look Out
Look Out

13 x 17 x 8 inches vintage book parts

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Essence of Presence
Essence of Presence

14 x 12 x 8 inches wall object of vintage book parts

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Artifact
Artifact

18 x 15 x 6 inches vintage book parts

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Slippery Slope
Slippery Slope

15 x 11 x 5 inches vintage book parts

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Conny Göelz Schmitt is a collage artist and sculptor who spent her youth in Germany, moved to Taiwan in her twenties, and relocated to the US in 1996. 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. Her medium of choice is almost without exception the vintage book.


In Germany she studied Sinology and German Literature at Eberhard Karls University in Tuebingen. She was named Sculptor of the Year by Chief Curator of Boston University, Kate McNamara in CAA’s 69th Members’ Prize Show. In 2016, Paul C. Ha, Director of the List Visual Art Center at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, selected her work for the Best Multi Media Prize in CAA’s National Prize Show.


Besides exhibiting at Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA, Coastal Contemporary Gallery, Newport, RI and Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY her work has been featured at Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (Germany), the Cultural Association of Rosa Venerini, Viterbo (Italy), The Painting Center, New York, Site: Brooklyn, New York, The Danforth Art Museum, Framingham, MA, and Touchstone Gallery in Washington, DC, among others.