Poster Artist Bastienne Schmidt

HIFF is proud to announce that world-renowned artist Bastienne Schmidt’s Blue Horizon Grid, 2018 has been selected as the art for the 2020 Festival poster, continuing a 28-year tradition of celebrating the connections between fine art and cinema.

A multi-media artist working with photography, painting, and large-scale drawings, Schmidt was born in Germany, was raised in Greece and Italy, and has lived on New York’s East End for the past 20 years. Schmidt’s diverse oeuvre is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the International Center of Photography, the Brooklyn Museum, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, among others. She has been shown nationally and internationally in over 100 exhibitions.