Julie Schumer Bio

julie schumer artist bioJulie Schumer began painting at age 5 and continued through high school.  She was an abstract expressionist early on, being chastised by her elementary school teachers for her drippy non-realist work.

In college her practical nature asserted itself and she became a lawyer instead of an artist. In the following years she collected art, wishing all the while she had painted what she collected.

Finally, in 2000, she reconnected with an old friend, artist James Koskinas.  He sensed her long suppressed desire to create art and asked her why she wasn’t painting.  Schumer answered she didn’t know.  Koskinas brought her several pieces of wood, acrylic paint and a few brushes and said, “Paint.”  Schumer hasn’t stopped painting since.  She and Koskinas joined forces and moved to New Mexico from the Bay Area, California, in 2002.   They paint companionably together in their Santa Fe studio, a modern day Jackson Pollack and Lee Krasner.

Since reengaging with her art, Schumer has studied at the College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California and with artists Robert Burridge, Mira White and Edward Gilliam.  Her paintings immediately resonated with viewers.  Her work has been exhibited across the United States and in Europe and is in many private collections.

Latest News

Julie has been selected as a finalist in Redwood Media Group’s Artist of the Year contest.
Julie’s work will be featured at Redwood Media Group’s upcoming shows at Artexpo New York (April 21-24, 2017)

Side X Side
Opening March 9, 2017
Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery
Lafayette, CA

Art Santa Fe

July 13-16, 2017

Interior Landscapes
Opening April 6, 2017
Calvin Charles Gallery
Scottsdale, AZ

Resume

BORN:   Los Angeles, California

EDUCATION:

1975 B.A. English, magna cum laude, UCLA, Los Angeles, California
1978 J.D., Loyola Marymount, Los Angeles, California

Art Studies at Art Institute, Los Angeles, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, and with artists Robert Burridge, Mira White, Bob Winston and Ed Gilliam

EXHIBITIONS:

2017, April, solo show at Calvin Charles Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ
2017, March, 2 person show at Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery in Lafayette, CA
2016, February, 2 person show at Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, Lubbock, TX.2016
2016, Kasum Contemporary Fine Art, Oklahoma City
2015, Jan/Feb, Solo Show, Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery, Lafayette, CA
2014, May, group show, Jay Etkin Gallery, Memphis
2012, December, Selby Fleetwood Winter Show, 2012,
2012, December, Muse Fine Art, Denver
2012, April, Muse Fine Art, Denver
2011, November, group show, Selby Fleetwood Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2011, November, group show, Arlington Museum, Arlington, TX
2011, May, group show, Selby Fleetwood Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2011, April, group show, Four Starr Gallery, Stonington, CT
2011, January, three person show, Matrix Arts, Santa Fe, NM
2010, September, three person show, Matrix Arts, Santa Fe, NM
2010, August, group show1228  Parkway Art Space, Santa Fe, NM
2009, November, group show, Selby Fleetwood Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2009, May, group show, Selby Fleetwood Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2008, November, group show, Selby Fleetwood Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2008, May, group show, Selby Fleetwood Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2007, December, group show, Infusion Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2007, October, group show, Marziart, Hamburg, Germany
2007, September, group show Four Starr Gallery, Stonington, CT
2007, September, two person show 1228 Parkway Art Space, Santa Fe, NM
2007, May, group show, Farrell Fischoff Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2007, April, group show, Four Starr Gallery, Stonington, CT
2006 October, two person show, New Editions Gallery, Lexington, KY
2006, June, two person show, Farrell Fischoff Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2006, May, group show, Lyman Allyn Musuem, New London, CT
2006, March, group show, Four Starr Gallery, Stonington, CT
2005, August, two person show, Farrell Fischoff Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2005, May, group show, Farrell Fischoff Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2005, April, two person show, New Editions Gallery, Lexington, KY
2005, March, Emerging Artists Show, Scottsdale, AZ
2005, January, group show, Farrell Fischoff Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2004, November, two person show, SKF Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2004, April, group juried show, Master Works of New Mexico 6th Annual Spring Arts  Show. Albuquerque, NM
2003, October, group juried show, 22nd Annual Juried Exhibition, Pastel Society of the  Southwest, Dallas, TX

AWARDS:

2003 Award of Merit, Pastel Society of the Southwest, 22nd Annual Juried Exhibition