“Through my paintings I pose questions about representation and interpretation in image making. Using the device of multi-panelled storyboards, my work journeys from realism to abstraction and beyond in order to establish connections between different modes of visual expression.
By contrast, my sculptures are eccentric abstractions made of painted, timber offcuts and found objects. Characterised by lively aesthetics and humour, these works are the result of an exhaustive process of compositional trial and error, where the element of chance is always present.
These painting and sculpture practices come together in a collision of colour and conceptual concerns in the Construction and Wall Construction series of works.
In my most recent body of work, The Meaning of (Still) Life, I continue to explore the topic of perception, by juxtaposing realistic representations of strange, still life set-ups with clip-art equivalences which I mine from the Google universe."
With the addition of several new works and a new, streamlined curation, Schoenheimer’s solo exhibition Iterate I Elaborate is now touring the regional galleries of QLD, courtesy of Flying Arts Alliance Inc.
Iterate I Elaborate was first presented in March 2018 at Onespace Gallery. The third of a trifecta of solo exhibitions, two prior shows were held at the Redland Art Gallery (Perceive / Conceive) 2017 and the Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, (Perceive / Conceive (Expanded)) 2018. These three, connected exhibitions included both 2D paintings and 3D objects in scenarios which created a dialogue between seeing and knowing a subject – underpinning her broad investigation into perception - specifically, how artists see and interpret their world. Ways of Seeing/Ways of Knowing at Percolator Gallery, 2016 saw the first showing of a suite of Schoenheimer’s multi-panelled paintings and assemblages, for which she is now best known.
Schoenheimer's work continues to be short listed in an impressive number of national art prizes for both painting and sculpture. These can be found on her CV. She is also one of several artists whose work has been featured as a case study in the recently released, senior, visual arts textbook Creative Inquiry, published by Cambridge University Press, a digital version of which is available here.
Schoenheimer has been selected to undertake an artist’s residency at the Nancy Fairfax Studio, Tweed Regional Gallery NSW, in 2021. With a background in art education, the artist's skills as a presenter and facilitator are also in demand.