MIRANDA SCHMITZ
GSM: + 32 499 379 103
E-mail: Miranda.Schmitz@hotmail.com

 

EDUCATION:
- Academy of Fine Arts, Lier, Belgium, 2012-2017
- ‘Le Masterklass’ led by Klavdij Sluban, Paris, France 2017-2018
- ‘Masterclass with Michael Ackerman’, PhotoWerkBerlin, Germany 2017
- ‘Masterclass Storytelling Photography’ led by John Lambrichts, the Netherlands, 2015-2016
- Various workshops (with f.i. Geert Goiris, Charlotte Lybeer, Joachim Naudts, Mirjam Appelhof, Sabrina Biancuzzi, Joël Tjintjelaar, Michael Schnabl)

AWARDS AND HONORS:
- Gold Medal Award and Portfolio Award in ‘San Francisco Bay International Photo Show’, CA, USA, 2018
- 3rd price ‘International Photography Competition’ in ‘People and portrait’, Florida Museum of Photographic Arts’, FL, USA, 2018
- Gold in ‘PX3 2018’ in ‘Non Professional-Portraits/Children’, France, 2018
- Honorable mention, ‘Humans 2018’ NYC4FA, USA, 2018
- Nomination, ‘Fine Art Photography Awards’, UK, 2018
- Honorable Mention, ‘IPA OneShot: Harmony’, USA, 2018
- Laureate FotoForum Talent, ‘Fotoforum Brasschaat 2018’, Belgium, 2018
- 5 Honorable Mentions, ‘Monochrome Awards-Portrait’, USA, 2018
- 3rd price ‘Best of Show’ in ‘I’ll be your mirror’, 1650Gallery, CA, USA, 2018
- Laureate + Cover Photo ‘New Dutch Photography Talent 2018’, GUP Magazine, the Netherlands, 2017
- Laureate ‘Graduation Project’, newspaper ‘De Morgen’ Belgium, 2017
- 4 Nominations, ‘Fine Art Photography Awards’, UK, 2017
- 2nd price ‘Fotonale Brugge’, Bruges, Belgium, 2014

SOLO EXPOSITIONS:
- ‘Fotografiecircuit Vlaanderen’, Travelling exposition,18 locations, Belgium, 2017-2019
- GC ’t Blikveld, Bonheiden, Belgium, 2017
- B&B Capotorto, Permanent exposition, Petriano, Italy, 2016-now
- MAP, Eeklo, Belgium, 2015

CURATED GROUP EXPOSITIONS:
- ‘Head on Photo Festival, Paddington, Sydney, Australia, 2019
- ‘Show your world’, Gallery MC RE-ARTISTE, NY, USA, 2018
- ‘Het beste van 3 jaar Fotografiecircuit‘, Fotomuseum, Antwerpen, Belgium, 2018
- ‘Ongezien#3’, Prospekta, Antwerp, Belgium, 2018
- ‘Humans 2018’, Jadite Gallery, NY, USA, 2018
- ‘San Francisco Bay Month of Photography’, Gallery ACCI, CA, USA, 2018
- ‘International Photography Competition’, Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, FL, USA, 2018
- ‘Head on Portrait Prize Exhibition’, Head on Photo Festival, Paddington Town Hall, Australia, 2018
- ‘Black and White 2018’, Juror: Sandrine Hermand-Grisel, PhotoPlace Gallery, VT, USA, 2018
- ‘CorpoRealities’, Juror: Zsolt Batori, PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, 2018
-  ‘Portraits’, Juror: Alyssa Coppelman, A. Smith Gallery, TX, USA, 2018
- ‘Taking Pictures’, Juror: Todd Johnson, Black Box Gallery, OR, USA, 2018
- ‘FotoForum Talent, Fotoforum Brasschaat 2018, Belgium, 2018
- ‘Portrait 2018’, Juror: Paul Martineau, The Center for Fine Art Photography, CO, USA, 2018
- ‘New 2018: a selection of the best works’, Brix Bar-Kitchen, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 2018
- ‘The Portrait’, Juror: Ross Anderson, Praxis Gallery, MN, USA, 2017
- ‘Portraits: I’ll be your mirror’, Curators: Andrew Overtoom & Tricia Noble, 1650Gallery, CA, USA, 2017
- ‘The Intimate portrait’, Juror: Joyce Tenneson, SE Center for Photography, NC, USA, 2017
- ‘New Dutch Photography Talent 2018’, GUP Magazine, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 2017
- ‘The SE Center Open’, Juror: Tim Anderson, SE Center for Photography, NC, USA, 2017
- ‘The Essence of Monochrome’, Curator: Daniel Nagy, The Stockholm Diary, Budapest, Hungary, 2017
- ‘The Print Swap’, Photoville 2017, Curators: Alison Zavos & Julia Sabot, Featureshoot, NY, USA, 2017
- ‘Graduation exposition’, Curator: Patrick Verbeeck, Lier, Belgium, 2017
- ‘New Harvest 2’, Curator: John Lambrichts, Maastricht, the Netherlands, 2016
- ‘Photo View 2016’, Centrum voor Beeldexpressie, Travelling exposition, 6 locations, Belgium, 2016
- ‘Go shoot it’, VZW Curieus, Travelling exposition, 4 locations, Belgium, 2015
- ‘Fotonale Brugge’, Bruges, Belgium, 2014
- ‘WW I: 100 years later’, SASK, Lier, Belgium 2014
- ‘The 7 crosswords of Haydn’, SASK, Lier, Belgium 2013 

ARTIST TALKS:
- ‘Standpoints Province of Antwerp’, CVB, Zoersel, Belgium, 2018
- ‘Standpoints Province of Flemish Brabant’, CVB, Leuven, Belgium, 2017
- ‘New Harvest 2’, Centre Céramique, Maastricht, the Netherlands, 2017

PUBLICATIONS:
- Portfolio in ‘All About Photo Magazine no 2’, USA, 2018
- Cataloog, ‘Humans 2018’, Jadite Gallery, USA, 2018
- Portfolio in ‘Bokeh Bokeh Photo’, USA, 2018
- Catalog ‚‘Black and White 2018’, PhotoPlace Gallery, USA, 2018
- Catalog ‘Taking Pictures’, Black Box Gallery, USA, 2018
- Catalog ‘Fotoforum Brasschaat 2018’, Cultuurcentrum Brasschaat, Belgium 2018
- New Dutch Photography Talent 2018, GUP Magazine, the Netherlands, 2017 (+ cover photo)
- Magazine 17e Prix national Photographie Ouverte, Musée de la Photographie, Charleroi, Belgium, 2017
- Portfolio in ‘Kiosk der Demokratie – Kiosk of Democracy’, Blogspot, Germany, 2017
- Photo of the day, Juror: Kat Kiernan, Don’t take pictures, USA, 2017
- ‘Life without smartphone’, newspaper ‘De Morgen’ (online version), Belgium, 2017
- ‘Pure’, newspaper ‘De Morgen’ (paper version), Belgium, 2017
- Catalog ‘Fotografiecircuit 2016-2019’, Fotografiecircuit Vlaanderen, Belgium, 2016
- Catalog ‘PhotoView 2016’, Centrum voor Beeldexpressie, Belgium, 2016
- Catalog ‘Fotonale 2014’, Cultuurcentrum Brugge, Belgium, 2014