Susan is one of 25 finalists, selected from 16,000 artists over 5 global regions in the the Rise Art Prize – Global Artist of the Year Award

Rise Art Prize is a global competition to uncover the world’s most exciting contemporary artists demonstrating creative excellence, original ideas and exceptional technical skill.  Works from Susan’s ‘Seaburbia’ series have been selected for the Rise Art Prize exhibition at The House of VANS London.  A global panel of judges including Gavin Turk, David Bailey, Harland Miller and Fiona Banner will review finalist’s works in person and winners announced at the Awards Ceremony on the 8th February.  The exhibition is open to the public during the month of February, Thursday – Sunday from Friday 9th at the House of Vans, London.

“I love Susan Schmidt’s use of colour, form, line and pattern in these works. The combination of precision, depth and richness of these elements to create images that visually verge on abstraction, but simultaneously tap into a shared emotional nostalgia for all the summers past conflated with hope for all of those to come. ”     Alice Russotti – Rise Art Curator