Conny Gölz-Schmitt

  • Conny Gölz-Schmitt

    Outset, silk on paper collage, 5 x 5 x 2 inches, 2016.

  • Conny Gölz-Schmitt

    Cosmic, silk on paper collage, 5 x 5 x 2 inches, 2016.

  • Conny Gölz-Schmitt

    Momentum, silk on paper collage, 5 x 5 x 2 inches, 2016.

  • Conny Gölz-Schmitt

    Edge of Night, silk on paper collage, 5 x 5 x 2 inches, 2016.

    Edge of Night
  • Conny Gölz-Schmitt

    Aftermath, silk on paper collagen, 5 x 5 x 2 inches, 2016.


Artist Statement

My collage and assemblage works are made of vintage book parts. Distorted text and flowery endpapers are incorporated in my work; and shrines, totems, and iconographic assemblages are built out of the books' remains. These works are not only an open window for the viewer's eyes, they are objects for the viewer's mind.

In my recent work I combine beeswax-infused silk paintings with my collages.

The collages provide structure and support for the silk paintings while serving as the basis for their composition. Beneath the surface of the silk paintings there is another world, which becomes unfocused and fleeting like our past when we look back and try to remember.

Artist Bio

Conny Goelz-Schmitt is a member of Kingston Gallery and the Cambridge Art Association and was named Sculptor of the Year by Chief Curator of Boston University Kate McNamara in CAA's 69th Members Prize Show. In 2016, Paul C. Ha, Director of the List Visual Art Center at MIT selected her work for the Best Multi Media Prize in CAA's National Prize Show. Besides exhibiting in Kingston Gallery, Boston, her work has been featured in places like the ACRV, Viterbo (Italy), The Painting Center, New York, The Danforth Art Museum, Framingham, MA, and Touchstone Gallery in Washington, DC.

She studied Sinology and German Literature at Eberhard Karls University in Tuebingen, Germany and lived in Taiwan before she moved to the United States twenty years ago. Conny has a studio in Beverly, Massachusetts.


More Questions than Answers, April 4-29, 2018
Relay, January 4-29, 2017
Reconsidered, June 1-26, 2016
I Know Just What You're Saying, January 6-31, 2016
Uncovered, April 1-26, 2015
Kingston Associates Annual Exhibition: Free Association: 2014, July 30-August 29, 2014

Press Relesases

Conny Goelz-Schmitt: When there are More Questions Than Answers
Conny Goelz-Schmitt Brings New Meaning to Old Books in Her Exhibition Uncovered