Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Academic Program Adviser
In 2018, I made the first two out of one hundred paintings, all showing myself in an interior space. The impulse for the paintings was to propose a visual situation, and to observe how it would feel to see myself in it, like making an inventory as the first step of finding a new way. The figures (self-portraits) are simplified to an almost cartoonish nature, the emblematized emotions range from neutral to curious to annoyed; all find their origins in the chart of emoticons on my iPhone.
Schmidt, Anna Kristina, "Notes on Relations" (2020). CUNY Academic Works.