Oktavia Schreiner is a visual artist working in ceramic and wood to produce large-scale painted sculptures. Using the characteristics and strength of her materials, she engages in a mainly process-based approach to making art. With clay she builds classical forms and creates interactions between them and their wooden structures. The images she paints and scratches onto and into the clay and wood are imaginative and playful. The sculptures are as fragile as they are monumental and engage with the mental and physical relationship we have to objects and space.
Oktavia Schreiner was born in 1991 in Salzburg and grew up in Berlin, Rome and Linz. She has a Master’s in Fine Art from the University of Art and Design, Linz and a Master of Letters in Fine Art Practice from the Glasgow School of Art. Oktavia has been on numerous residencies and study trips including in Rochester, USA; Tokio, JPN; Cesky Krumlov, CZ; and Glasgow UK. In 2020 she received the ´Arno Lehmann Prize for ceramics` and in 2021/22 she has been a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Arts and Design Linz. Oktavia is exhibiting internationally with upcoming shows at `Mana Contemporary` in Jersey City, USA; at `Generator Projects` in Dundee, Scotland; and at `Die Kunstschaffenden – Galerie im OÖ Kulturquartier` in Linz, Austria. Since 2017 she lives in Glasgow where she is a studio member at the Glasgow Sculpture Studios.
Arno Lehann Preis for Ceramic / awared by Landes Salzburg / Video by MORO 2020 / Sina Moser, Joyce Rohrmoser
Radioportait auf Ö1 / Portrait in Austrian Radio