George Schmidt’s artwork reflects his interest in architecture, design, landscape, color and form. His two and three dimensional works investigate the ways that we inhabit spaces imaginatively and interactively. His work distills generative construction, landscape, geometric abstraction, and hand drawn pattern in a way that blends and merges the literal and the abstract. His palette and casually virtuosic paint handling create images that are invitingly effortless, layered and warmly colorful. George Schmidt has a BFA from Parsons School of Design and an MFA from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. He has worked as a cabinet maker, an interior designer, a tree house builder, a set dresser, a scenic carpenter, an art installer, a gallery registrar, and a greeting card salesman. He has exhibited his work in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Santa Fe, Lexington, Grand Rapids and his original hometown, Cincinnati. George Schmidt currently lives and works in Durango, Colorado.