Gretel Schwartzott

category: Visual,

Contact & Info

Website: http://gretelschwartzott.wordpress.com/

Phone: 9176136602

  • gretel@levelarch.com

Artist Statement

I am an Interdisciplinary artist & designer with over 14 years of professional experience. I hold BFA in Painting with a minor in Sculpture from SUNY New Paltz and Masters Degree from Pratt Institute in Industrial Design.

 

My participation in many different facets of the art and design world has refined my style and afforded me an exceptionally diverse point of view and skill set. The digital revolution has inspired and affected my work- the MAKER revolution had directly involved my career and allowed for once unimaginable products to appear as if by magic on my desktop. I enjoy working in a collaborative studio environment, in doing so; I believe I have polished my critical eye, observation and communication skills. I understand the fundamental importance of collaborating and communicating through art and design in addition to the importance of aesthetic, light, color and voice.

 

I am passionate and accomplished in my field. I have been lucky enough to have worked across disciplines, in a variety of fields including Architecture/Interior Design/Set Design and Model making. This variety has afforded me a diverse point of view and unique perspective.


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Awards, Honors, Competitions, Other

    

2004 Canstruction NYC Winner Best Meal Team Leader for Beyer Blinder Belle

2004 Winner - Humanscale Faces in the Wild competition

2002 Winner of Graphis Design Annual 2002 Furniture Design Tonus Set

2002 ICFF Archit-X A+D Booth

2001 MOSAIC Foundation Finalist

2001 Winner of Village of Roslyn Harbor Local Safe Streets Competition

2001 Pentagon Memorial Competition

2001 Salone di mobile- Milan Italy Pratt Booth / 1 of 8 students selected to display furniture in Milan

2000 Gowanus Highway Competition

2000 International Contemporary Furniture Fair Pratt Booth Competition one of 10  students selected to display furniture

1999 International Contemporary Furniture Fair Pratt Booth one of 12 students selected to display furniture

 

Publications

Axis Magazine                          01/2002           Dromus Chair

Contract Design Magazine        07/2002          Triad Table

Interior Design Magazine         11/2002          Dromus Chair

Graphis design Annual                 2002           Tonus set

Case da Abitare                        06/2001          Orbit chair

IBM cooperate Publication        07/2001           Graphic Illustration

Memo Magazine                        07/2001          Tonus set

Graphis #328                           08/2000           Orbit Chair

Design Diffusion News              10/1998           Ninus Chair

IBM Corporate Handout            8/1998             Various Illustrations

 

Shows and Exhibits of Visual Art

New Prospect Café                    1995              Works on Paper solo exhibit Brooklyn NY

Group Show ’LOFT”                   1995                Oil and Collage Brooklyn NY

Earthworks                               1995                Collage on Paper NYC

New Prospect Cafe                   1996              Paintings solo exhibit in Brooklyn NY

Group Show                              1997                Kent Avenue Brooklyn NY

New Prospect Cafe                   1997              Oil on Canvas solo exhibit Brooklyn NY

Earthworks                               1995                Collage Brooklyn NY

New Prospect Cafe                   1998              Works on Paper solo exhibit in Cafe

New Prospect Cafe                   1999              Works on Paper solo exhibit in Cafe

Art Market Ithaca NY                1999                Small works on Paper group exhibit

Skull a Day Virginia                   2011                3-d Collage in group show

 

Skills and Strengths

 

Conceptualization / Color / Critical Thinking / Ideation / Management

 

Model Making/ Prototyping / Sketching / Welding Mig-Arc/ Brazing / Mold Making / Metal Work /

Adobe Photoshop / Adobe CS / Illustrator / AutoCAD / PowerPoint / 3D Studio MAX / Macromedia Flash & Dreamweaver / Word / Excel

 

References Available upon request


Educational Background

Education

Pratt Institute School of Design 1999-2001
-Masters in Industrial Design- (MID)
-Graduated with honors

State University of New York at New Paltz 1989-1992
-Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
-Painting & Sculpture Major
-Graduated with honors, Merit Award Visual Arts

Niagara County Community College 1987-89
-Early Admissions Fine Arts Program
-Foundation classes

Daemon College 1987-89
-Early Admissions Fine Arts Program
-Foundation classes