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LOUISA SCHMOLKE (Scottish, b. 1994)

 

Scottish artist, architectural designer + lifestyle content creator based in London. 

Having a background in architecture has meant Louisa's practice varies from architectural illustrations and urban sketches, to more recently, a 1.6x1.6m Grid of Memories entitled '3024', the number of squares she filled with her own memories. '3024' was selected for the Royal Scottish Academy 197th Annual Show and was exhibited there in 2023. In 2021 & 2023 her work was live auctioned alongside Banksy, Kengo Kuma, Antony Gormley and Norman Foster to raise funds for Humanitarian Architecture.

In 2023 Louisa lived in the Cyclades in Greece for several months to pursue self led study and exploration in Art and Architecture. She was awarded the Martin Jones Scholarship Award from the RIAS (Royal Incorporation of Architects Scotland in partnership with the University of Dundee) which is funding her further employment of her architecture methodology she designed in 2018. Follow along her Journey on her Instagram and Tik Tok where she will be digitally documenting her works from Greece and her London lifestyle.

 

Louisa has worked with Top Gear, BBC, Cupra, Christie's Auction House, Audio Technica, Free People, Sezane, French Connection, Sapporo, Jo Malone, Daler Rowney, NA-KD, Pilot Pen, Antler, Ryman, Nobody's Child and many more.  

Background

 

Louisa graduated best final year student in 2018 from her Masters Degree at the University of Dundee, Scotland. Her final thesis 'Abstracting the Analogy: The Palimpsestuous City as Art' was displayed at the Royal Scottish Academy New Contemporaries Exhibtion in 2019 where she was awarded the RSA Medal for Architecture. Having always been interested in the artistic facets of graphics and presentation styles within her degree, she has moved toward a vibrant palette which is far more expressive of her personality and tastes. 

Following her university studies, Louisa has embarked on an ambitious architectural career, contributing her expertise to renowned firms such as Foster and Partners, Heatherwick Studio, and HTA Design. Additionally, she has gained valuable experience while residing in Washington DC, where she worked with Jacobs.

 

She now has a worldwide clientele, creating bespoke commissions around the world whilst reaching and securing an array of collaborations and brand deals. 

AWARDS/FEATURES 

Martin Jones Scholarship Award RIAS + UoD (2023)

Royal Scottish Academy 197th Annual Show, 3024 (Grid of Memories) on display from May 5th-June 11th 2023

Article 25 The Bindery Live Fundraiser Auction for 'Camera Roll #2' (2023)

Humanitarian Architecture Fundraiser - work was live auctioned alongside Banksy, Kengo Kuma, Norman Foster (2021)

TOP GEAR X LOUISA SCHMOLKE for Cupra Formentor Advert (2021) 

 

BBC Top Gear Magazine May Feature (2021)

Vanity Fair, House & Garden Magazine Artist Feature (2021)

In Her Studio Magazine June Feature (2021)

 

Royal Scottish Academy New Contemporaries Medal for Architecture and a 6 week exhibition (2019)

Architecture and Design Scotland and RIAS Lighthouse Exhibition (2018 - 4 weeks)

Dundee Institute of Architects Award for Best Final Year Student (2018)

RIAS Nominated for the Rowand Anderson Silver Medal (2018)

Kelvingrove Young Artist's Silver Medal 

Craft Magazine Front Cover First Prize for Scotland 

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Seville, Spain
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