LOUISA SCHMOLKE (Scottish, b. 1994)
Artist, Architectural Illustrator and Part II Architect born in Glasgow, Scotland.
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.
Louisa creates contemporary art commissions which are tailored to each customer and their home which results in a piece which is entirely unique to them.
Royal Scottish Academy New Contemporaries 2019 - 6 weeks
Architecture and Design Scotland and RIAS Lighthouse Exhibition 2018 - 4 weeks
RSA 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