Anke Schofield

Biography
EDUCATION
2008
Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, Master in painting program
2001
Art In Amsterdam
Boston College of Art Summer program
1995
Maine Photographic Workshop
1990-1994
Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, B.F.A.

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

1995-present
Mattress Factory Art Complex, Atlanta, GA
2001
Stichting Kunst Academie Ruudt wackers, Amsterdam

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2005-2009
Art Department Gallery, owner, founder and director
1997-present
Professional studio artist

SELECTED CORPORATE COLLECTIONS
10ft x 40 ft mural Sheraton hotel , Shanghai China
Savannah College Of Art and Design permanent collection, 8 pieces
Sheraton Hotel, Atlanta GA
Lowes Hotel, Atlanta GA
Hotel Dubai, Untited Arab Emirates
ADHD, Ty Penningtom
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2010
Affordable Art Fair NYC
Gilman Contemporary- “Bosque 3:” with Luis Garcia -Nerey
Astolfi Art – Atlanta GA“ BOSQUE 2 “ with Luis Garcia –Nerey
2009
Art Department -Atlanta GA “ BOSQUE “ with Luis –Garcia-Nerey
Art Department – Atlanta GAGroup show
2008
Art Papers Auction , Atlanta GA
Art Department – Atlanta GA Group show
2005-2010
Mattress Factory Art open studios

ANKE SCHOFIELD was born in Ithaca, New York, 1972 and was apprenticed as a professional photographer assistant when she was still in the 8th grade. Her father introduced her to the wonders of the camera early in life. Anke took to the form readily and with enthusiasm.
During high school Anke apprenticed with a number of artists in the New York area and eventually won a scholarship to the Savannah College of Art and Design, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in fine art. Throughout this period she pursued her studies of color theory and painting, continuing to find in these endeavors greater creative stimulus and inspiration than she had known in her photographic work.
Anke’s popular and commercially successful large-scale works feature fantastical dream-like images created through complex layering.
Piqueing the imagination, Anke’s whimsical imagery of animate and inanimate objects integrated in unexpected ways is a sophisticated combination of photography, collage, oil paint, acrylic paint, wax, and sometimes even tar. The surreal juxtaposition of images is reinforced by the eclectic use of media.
Anke finishes her works with a smooth, shiny veneer of epoxy resins, creating the dreamlike “trance” by further separating image from reality and distancing the viewer from the textural physicality of the imagery.
“My work is inspired photographically”, says Anke “but I take it beyond the ordinary representation to create a harmonious blend of texture with composition.” Anke lives in Atlanta, Georgia.