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ABI Profile: Oscar


studied at Minneapolis Community and Technical College majoring in Environmental Science. Oscar interned in Berlin with Artist Erik Schmidt in the Fall of 2021.

Oscar with Artist Erik Schmidt

I had the pleasure of interning for painter Erik Schmidt. My responsibilities were cleaning brushes, photographing paintings, as well as building, stretching, and priming canvases. I was also able to sketch outlines for Erik to later paint over. I also had the opportunity of working with Floating University and was a participating artist at Berliner Festspiele on their behalf.

Erik Schmidt's Studio

Sketch for Erik

Floating University Session

Connections are the most important facet of this industry and, through this program, I've made more than I can count. Not only have I started forming a network internationally but I gained first-hand experience I don't think I would've found on my own.

Oscar with friends in Berlin

My experience with ABI molded a solid base to start my career. The best aspect of it all is that they simplified things that seemed out of reach for me.


Studio Art Intern | Erik Schmidt Studio

See some of Oscar's work at


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