The process and creation of art is something I have enjoyed my entire life. My designs begin with an initial concept or idea and often develop and change to accentuate the mediums chosen. My pieces often shed incite into how they were crafted, this can be shown by wood joinery techniques, or by gestural strokes of a paint brush. As an artist I want the viewer to receive as much enjoyment from my pieces as I did in their creation. I am inspired by the world around me, most often by the marvels I encounter in nature and stories in sustainability. I will experiment with new mediums and techniques to achieve a desired aesthetic. In my furniture the medium can occasionally lead the narrative. I strive to find a balance between form and function, and pride myself in craftsmanship
Alex Schoeppner began woodworking at a young age. Growing up he assisted his father who owned a construction and custom cabinetry business. Here, Alex was taught the fundamentals in woodworking and craft. In 2004 Alex began to study at Iowa State University in Landscape Architecture and Integrated Studio Arts. Here Alex worked with many mediums and discovered his talent and love for the studio. Alex stepped away from school in 2009 and started to design and build his own pieces. In 2010 Alex founded Schoeppner Designs in Templeton, IA where he designed and built a collection of furniture and items from re-purposed whiskey barrels. In 2017, Alex moved to Pennsylvania to work for a Brooklyn, NY based furniture company, Uhuru Design. After spending two years on the east coast with Uhuru Design Alex moved back to Iowa in 2019, here he continues his love and craft of the arts.