Oktavia Schreiner is a visual artist working in ceramic and wood to produce large-scale, painted sculptural objects. Using the abilities and strength of materials, the artist engages a mainly process based, improvised approach to making art. The images she paints and scratches onto and into the clay or wooden surface are made as part of a concern for the material form and relates to both the mental and physical perspectives we have to objects and space.
Oktavia Schreiner was born in 1991 in Salzburg. She grew up in Berlin, Rome and Linz. She has a Master in Fine Art from University of Art and Design, Linz. 2015 Oktavia held an internship with artist Nicole Wermers in London. In 2016 she undertook a one-month study trip to Japan and a one-month residency at Genesee Centre for the Arts in Rochester, NY. Oktavia graduated with a Master of Letters in Fine Art Practice from Glasgow School of Art in 2018 and is currently living in Glasgow.