Welcome to my website.

My most recent exhibition – Vne Este Mvskoke (I Am Muscogee) – explored my native American roots through a range of works created over the past 12 years.

The private view for the exhibition was recorded on video, which you can see here.

This page also holds images from the exhibition. (I am currently reorganising my gallery pages, so feel free to call again soon to see even more work.)


Vne Este Mvskoke from Melinda Schwakhofer on Vimeo.


I am an American born artist of Muscogee (Creek), Austrian and French descent. I currently live on Dartmoor in the southwest of England

I have been an artist all of my life and began working with textiles in 1997.  Since then, my practice has expanded to include painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture and photography.