LOUISA SCHMOLKE (Scottish, b. 1994)
Scottish Artist, Part 2 Architect, Designer + Illustrator based in London.
Louisa works as an Artist at Foster + Partners and resides in London. She is running her business in the evenings and weekends. In 2021 she collaborated with Top Gear, BBC, Cupra, Vanity Fair, House & Garden, Free People and many more and her work was live auctioned alongside Banksy, Kengo Kuma and Norman Foster.
After graduating with a Masters in Architecture from the University of Dundee in 2018, Louisa pursued a career in architecture until 2020. 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.
In March 2020 Louisa was ready to move to New York City to pursue a career in architecture, but due to the UK Lockdown she was no longer able to leave. Through her Instagram platform, Louisa was able to reach a wider audience and has since become an International Artist with worldwide clientele, creating bespoke commissions around the world.
Having a background in architecture has meant her practice varies from architectural illustrations and urban sketches, to more recently, a series of colourful abstract acrylic paintings.
Always looking to collaborate, please do not hesitate to get in touch if Louisa's style could work with your brand.
TOP GEAR X LOUISA SCHMOLKE for Cupra Formentor Advert (2021)
BBC Top Gear Magazine May Feature (2021)
Vanity Fair Magazine Artist Feature (2021)
House & Garden Magazine Artist Feature (2021)
In Her Studio Magazine June Feature (2021)
Royal Scottish Academy New Contemporaries Medal for Architecture (2019)
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
Publication of 3 portraits in the Times Educational Supplement
Humanitarian Architecture Fundraiser - work was live auctioned alongside Banksy, Kengo Kuma, Norman Foster (2021)
Royal Scottish Academy New Contemporaries (2019 - 6 weeks)
Architecture and Design Scotland and RIAS Lighthouse Exhibition (2018 - 4 weeks)
See feature with BBC Top Gear + Cupra below