The Aurel Schmidt Aesthetic

July 27, 2010

We may be admittedly a little slow on the uptake on this one, but better late than never when it comes to additions to our art world girl crushes, right? Aurel Schmidt has hit our radar hard for her effortless edge in dress and irreverent quirk on canvas. A living example of hard work granting access to one’s wildest dreams, she hails from Kamploops, Canada (aka the middle of nowhere) with a passion and a pencil. After transplanting to NYC and slaving away in multiple jobs, a famed art collector fell for a few of her works et voila! she had insta street cred. As if that weren’t inspiring enough, Aurel was recently featured in the Whitney Biennial and did a capsule collection of tees for Opening Ceremony. Take a closer gander at the art above and you’ll find some interesting objects…


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