ERIK SCHMITZ COLL

BIOGRAPHY

Born in Germany and raised in the plain of Lleida. Graduated in Fine Arts at the UB in 2016 in Barcelona, he specialized mostly in sculpture but during his studies at UNAM, in Mexico City, he also learned the techniques of engraving and stamping. In 2020 he finishes his studies as a superior sculpture technician applied to the show and in projects and direction of decoration works in Escola d’art Ondara in Tàrrega.

He participates in numerous art festivals, made works for public space and participated in numerous collective exhibitions throughout Catalonia, Spain and Europe.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021

Retrospectiva Essència: Exhibiton
Gerart Gallery, Tàrrega.

2021

Essència: Exhibiton
Museu del Càntir, Argentona.

2020

Work in públic space: Monumental sculpture “Sospirs de pau”
Parc de la Mitjana, Lleida.

2019

Work in public space: Monumental sculpture “30 anys del Pla d’Urgell”,
Consell comarcal del Pla d’Urgell, Mollerusa, Lleida.

2018

Retrospective:
Ivars d’Urgell, Lleida.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021

Premi Belles Arts Sant Jordi:
Fundació Perelló.
IEI, Lleida.

Festival Embarrat:
Projecte Matriu.
Cal Trepat, Tàrrega.

Tandem exhibition:
Castell del Remei.
Penelles, Lleida.

2020

15è Pas per l’art “el part”:
Castell dels Comptes.
Santa Coloma de Queralt, Tarragona.

Confin-ART
Museu de Cervera, Cervera.

Cap de Guineu: Vinya dels artistes
Pobla de Cérvoles, Lleida.

Màgia Brossa 
IEI (Institut d’estudis ilerdencs), Lleida.

Pol·linitzant L’ametller: Alemany1879
Os de Balaguer, Lleida.

Simpòsium Internacional D’escultura Monumental en Neu
En Camp, Andorra.

2019

Lluèrnia: Festival of fire and light
Olot, Girona.

Monar’t in Can Ninetes: Santa Eugènia de Ter, Girona.
Participation with a sculpture in GarGar Festival.
Penelles, Lleida.

14è Pas per l’art “art i territorio”:
Castell dels Comptes.
Santa Coloma de Queralt, Tarragona.

XIII Jesús Núñez International Award for Graphic Art: Foundation CIEC, Betanzos.
A Coruña, Spain.

XIV Sant Jordi Fine Arts Award: Foundation Perelló. 
Bellpuig, Lleida, Spain.

Germans Schmitz Coll: Municipal pavilion.
Ivars d’Urgell, Lleida, Spain.

VIII Graphic meeting Alfara-CIEC Foundation: Room Alfara.
Oviedo, Asturias, Spain.

VIII Graphic Meeting Alfara-CIEC Foundation: Fundation CIEC, Betanzos.
A Coruña, Spain.

2018

Participation with sculpture in Social Art Gallery: Rototm Sunsplash.
Benicàssim.

Festival Balconadas: Betanzos.
A Coruña.

Ding Dong Think: Atelier Güell.
Barcelona.

Participation with mural in Festival Arte en la Calle: La Robla.
León.

CIEC Foundation artists: Building Liceo.
Betanzos, A Coruña.

2017

VII Graphic Meeting Alfara-CIEC Foundation: Room Alfara.
Oviedo, Asturias.

VII Graphic Meeting Alfara-CIEC Foundation: Fundation CIEC.
Betanzos, A Coruña.

2015

Draw in motion: Theater Institute.
Barcelona.

AWARDS, MENTIONS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

2020

Guest artist: Cultural intervention at the Sahraui refugee camps.
Tindouf, Algeria

Guest artist: Karosta Festival,
Letònia.

2019

Guest artist: Lluèrnia.
Olot.

Guest artist: Monar’t Festival.
Girona.

Guest artist: Rototom Sunsplash.
Castelló.

Guest artist: Gargar Festival.
Penelles, Lleida.

2018

Guest artist: Social Art Gallery of Rototom Sunsplash.
Castelló.

Guest artist, graffiti Festival: Street art.
La Robla, León.

Scholarship for intaglio course at Fundación CIEC: Awarded by the Facultat de Belles Arts in Barcelona & Fundación CIEC.
Betanzos, A Coruña.

Artistic residence: Awarded by the Facultat de Belles Arts in Barcelona.
La Banana, Illa de Arousa, Pontevedra.

Artistic residence in Alfara Studio: La Encina de San Silvestre.
Salamanca.

VII Graphic Meeting Alfara-CIEC Foundation: Awarded by Galería Alfara, Oviedo and Fundación CIEC.
Betanzos, A Coruña, Spain.

2017

Artistic residence in Alfara Studio: La Encina de San Silvestre.
Salamanca.

VIII Graphic Meeting Alfara-CIEC Foundation: Awarded by Galería Alfara, Oviedo and Fundación CIEC.
Betanzos, A Coruña.

Artistic Residence in Alfara Studio: La Encina de San Silvestre.
Salamanca.

2016

Qualification of Honor’s Registration: In final degree project, Loxodonta in Fine arts, Universitat de Barcelona.
Barcelona.

ARTWORK AT /

Museu del Càntir, Argentona, Barcelona.
Municipality of Lleida.
Consell Comarcal del Pla d’Urgell, Mollerussa, Lleida.
Foundation CIEC, Betanzos, A Coruña.
Faculty of Arts and Design, UNAM, Mexico city, México.
Sala Alfara, Oviedo, Asturias.