born in Israel in 1971, and resides in London since 1999.
Throughout her paintings and drawings Schutz has been examining political and economic agendas such as globalization, consumerism and mass production.
In many works she is looking at how we are being willingly manipulated by an unfettered capitalist system. The environments are big chain shops, airports and motorways. These Non-places are universal sort of cosmologies, they are familiar and recognisable to anyone from the western world.
Schutz portrays these environments in much of her work. In many of the paintings there are people talking or texting on their mobile phones with a coffee to go, a suitcase or a shopping trolley. They are physically present somewhere, but mentally absent. Her paintings are often an attempt to be general, timeless, and encompass universal truths about our time and our way of living.
Schutz's drawings however usually record specific places and times. They try to defy the anonymity of those places and create a unique and particular experience bathed in a Romantic air. Schutz is following a long practice of urban drawing and is operating within its techniques, such as the use of pen and ink, watercolours, Vignettes, tinted drawing, etc.
The early suburban drawings depict perspectives of aerial views that have developed from Schutz's interest in the inspecting gaze of the surveillance camera. They are based on grid systems that represent human endeavours, ratio and efficiency. Through this 'mathematical' tool she tried to achieve sublime and romantic sensations. These seeming utopias appear perfect at first glance, but on a closer inspection they are revealed to be not functioning well.
The houses in these suburbs are a combination of the brutal occupying Israeli architecture with the sameness and repetition of the English terrace house.