About the artist:
Aili Schmeltz is a Los Angeles based artist that studied at UCLA, received a 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 Tucson, and a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant. Other recent awards include The Creative Capacity Fund Grant, 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, Babayan Culture House (Cappadocia, Turkey), Takt Kunstprojektraum (Berlin, Germany) and Scuola Internazionale di Grafica Venezia (Venice, Italy). She was cofounder of the Los Angeles Art Resource and founder of Outpost Projects, a project space in the high desert of California.