Grace Schmidt


BA - Art Education, Carthage College, Kenosha, WI, 2020, summa cum laude


My work is inspired by the ontological questions which explore the nature of existence and experience.  I ask through dilation, deconstruction, and examination.  I find resolutions through naming, ordering and reconstructing.  I ask ‘What Is There?’ because I believe composition affects function and I ask ‘Why?’ because understanding affords us choice.  Becoming more aware of what’s going on allows us to work with the elements involved more efficiently and absolutely.  We, then, are able to think and behave in ways less contradictory to our truth (whatever we decide that to be), ultimately allowing us to more thoroughly enjoy our lives. 

Select Honors/Awards

Arts and Humanities SURE Grant Recipient, Carthage College

Alpha Chi, National College Honors Society

Pi Lambda Theta, Honors Society for Educators

Eta Sigma Phi, Classical Honors Society


NAEA (National Art Educators Association), Member  

SENG (Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted), Member

Select Artist Talks/Presentations

Arts and Humanities Annual Colloquium, Carthage College, Kenosha, WI 

Ambassador, Educators Rising Program, Art and Music Education, Carthage College, Kenosha, WI

Ambassador, Gifted and Talented Program, Roosevelt Elementary School, Kenosha, WI

Ambassador, SENG Annual Conference, San Diego, CA

Courses Taught