Elke Schmoelzer, (1972) grew up in Tamsweg/Salzburg/Austria, lives and works in Vienna since 1993. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna under the supervision of Arnulf Rainer, Peter Kogler and Gunter Damisch. Several times she attended the Summer-Academy Geras/Waldviertel(Austria) and got important feed-back by Prof. Bernhard Hollemann. Her international exhibition activities include solo- and group shows and participations of biennales and art fairs at home and abroad. Her in 2007 self-published catalogue „snapshots 1993 – 2007“and the continuation catalogue “snapshots 2007-2019” document her artwork since 1993 and include besides acrylic works on canvas and diverse drawings and mixed media techniques also texts and poems of her own. Her preferred themes -within she shows in a humorous satiric and enigmatic way her sight of the universe – are variations of faces, nature, seasons and feelings. Glimpses of happiness as well as deep nights of soul she is painting, drawing and describing full of colours, getting her inspiration, as she herself says with a twinkling eye “by life, love and the deep blue sea”
My art is – like life – an experimental journey – a creative process – ever changing – expressive -emotional – and full of colours and humour –sometimes it feels like meditation sometimes like explosion – everyday life – people who cross my way – love and nature – inspire me and flow into my work – I catch glimpses and present my personal sight of the universe.