St. Lucas University College of Art & Design, Antwerp, Belgium
HS Niederrhein, University of Applied Science, Faculty of Design, Krefeld, Germany
About Mireille Schellhorn
Mireille Schellhorn's photographic work deals with the perception of plants in human culture based on her research into the 'People-Plant Relationship'. In (urban) landscapes and parks, she focuses especially on natural spaces - which become overgrown, due to neglect and develop a life of their own. Schellhorn depicts a spatial field between distance and proximity in her photographs, a dialogue of civilization and wilderness.
While working on her Master of Research in Antwerp 2010/11, she founds the origin of this culture-nature relationship within Victorian landscape gardens and specifically Victorian conservatories. As a result of this research, her current work The Cure Project, includes at this time four unpublished photo books: The Tropical Department, A Lady's Walk, A Hope of Relief and Cure (shortlisted for http://2014.fotobookfestival.org/dummy-award-2014) and Nest of Gladness.
Mireille Schellhorn was born 1971 in Hanau, Germany and currently lives and works in Houston, Texas USA. She studied Textile Design (1993-1998) at the University of Applied Science, Faculty of Design in Krefeld, Germany. In 2011, she graduated from St. Lucas University College of Art & Design in Antwerp, Belgium with a Master of Research in Art & Design - magna cum laude.