My practice is motivated by my family’s story in relationship to land. I work within the restrictions of memory — using printmaking, sculpture, and photography to explore place as part of an intergenerational narrative about landscape, geography, and movement. A combination of documented sites and events, memories, and lived experience manifest through collage and installation.

Carley Schmidt is a multi-disciplinary artist motivated by her relationship to landscape. She currently lives on ancestral Ho-Chunk land in Madison, Wisconsin, where she is an MFA Candidate in printmaking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Carley has shown in the U.S. and internationally, including appearances in Chicago, Milwaukee, and Bulgaria. She attended the Glasgow School of Art in 2015 and was the Artist-in-Residence at Ne’Na Contemporary Art Space in Chiang Mai, Thailand upon graduation from Gonzaga University in 2017.