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by Aili Schmeltz

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Artist Statement

Los Angeles has a sordid environmental history as a strange apocalyptic theme park. Its plush, manicured landscape is a reminder of both a forced growth in an otherwise desert geography and as a monument to man's ingenuity made possible by diverting an unfathomable amount of water from distant sources. I am fascinated by the hybridized structures and blatant artifice of the city in both its natural and manmade environments. Hilltop homes float precariously overhead on earth that has a topographical complexity of embedded catastrophe. My recent drawings examine my love/hate relationship with the city of Los Angeles, while also serving as an idea generator for large-scale sculptures and installations.

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Aili Schmeltz

Aili Schmeltz is a Los Angeles based artist that earned her MFA from the University of Arizona, holds a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and has exhibited internationally in cities such as Berlin, London, Zurich, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Miami. Recent career highlights include a California Community Foundation Fellowship, a solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, in Tucson, Arizona, and a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant. Other recent awards include The Creative Capacity FundGrant, The Durfee Foundation Grant and Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant.Schmeltz has been an artist-in-residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Sculpture Space,... Read More
Babayan Culture House (Cappadocia, Turkey) and TaktKunstprojektraum (Berlin, Germany). 
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