Libby Schoettle is a NYC artist originally from Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. She attended Gettysburg College, Philadelphia University and graduated with honors from Hunter College.
The artist and her artwork have been featured in publications such as Teen Vogue, Glamour Italia, Glamour Espana, Teeth, Citizen Brooklyn, and IL Fotografo.
Libby’s art is unique because it features her alter ego: “PhoebeNewYork.” Phoebe’s dark and funny explorations into love and life reveal Libby’s own vulnerability, raw emotions, and witty observations.
Phoebe first came to life in collages created with found objects, including vintage photographs, magazine pages, clothing, as well as old books, record covers, and the occasional iconic pop art element. The artist is drawn to materials that have been owned and handled by others, materials that have been touched over time and that will remain intact over time (or not). As a perfectionist, Libby uses her art to fight against her own flaws, and to find beauty in the mistaken. She often chooses to make her collages from materials that “have lived an imperfect life,” as evidenced by wrinkles, bumps, spots and tears. She uses archival glue and mattes to attach her works.
PhoebeNewYork is making an impression as a street artist in New York City, Los Angeles, London, Berlin, Sydney, Barcelona and beyond. Phoebe-on-the-street is unique and feminine; she provides a fresh voice to those looking for or accidentally stumbling across her art.
Through Phoebe, Libby’s art aims to forge connections and evoke emotions among people on city streets, including with the artist herself.
Libby’s street art is made of hand-cut Xerox copies for her smaller art pieces and professional prints of her larger art pieces (which can range up to six feet). She then wheatpastes either late at night or early in the morning.
Some Phoebe pastes have experienced lifetimes as short as a day (before being covered up, ripped down, or stolen), others continue to thrive in ever-changing cityscapes for years. Libby believes there is truth and beauty in observing how her alter ego (and everything) is changing, decaying, and eroding over time.
Together, Libby and Phoebe are the subjects of a modern-style docuseries?that will provide a one-of-a-kind perspective on the quintessential artist’s experience. The docuseries is being produced by Canobie Films and is scheduled for release during the winter of 2017/2018.
Libby is also an aspiring author and is currently writing her first memoir-based novel depicting her life as an artist.
Check out her website here.
Gettysburg College, BA
Philadelphia University, Fashion
Hunter College, BA Film Production
ART EXHIBITIONS AND ART SHOWS
2007 Meredith Ward Fine Art, NY
2009 Claudio Zanetti, NY, NY
2011 Art Show Bedford, Bedford, NY
2012 LOOC ART in Southampton, NY
2013 Art Aqua, Miami, FL
2015 Space Sixteen, NY, NY
2016 Fillin Global NY, NY
2016-7 PhoebeNewYork art displayed in the window of the Soho lululemon store (a 6-month residence)
2017 212 Arts NY, NY
2017 Medair Charity Auction
2017 ACLU Benefit Auction
2017 Frantiques Photo Gallery
2017 Dorian Grey at the International Urban Art Fair
2017 STATION 16 PROJEKROOM AND VILLAGE BUNKR “NYC meets MTL. Toile Blanche.”
2017 CUSP NYC “Make Room”
2017 Portico NY, Inc. “Streets of NY”
2017 “The Kitchen Benefit Art Auction”
*Commissioned artwork available upon request