Anna Maria Schoenrock

Anna Maria Schönrock (born 1989, Witten, Germany) studied painting at the Academy of Fine arts in Nuremberg where she graduated in 2015 as a master student of Professor Ralph Fleck.

She likes to say that for her starting a new painting is similar to undertaking an adventure: she never knows where she will be lead. ‘Explorers have been an inspiration for me. I think of men like Ernest Shackleton, who not only made an incredible journey, but continued with it when he knew it was doomed to failure. …As a painter, I find myself attracted to the incredible risks these explorers, of all types, take. It encourages me to take risks.’