Julie Schumer Bio

Julie Schumer was born and raised in Los Angeles, California.  As a very young girl she covered herself in Kelly green paint one day, luxuriating in the sensuous feel of paint, thus beginning her infatuation with painting.  At age 5 she adopted an abstract expressionist style, continuing in this vein through high school. 

Julie ultimately became a criminal defense lawyer, returning to her art practice in her mid-forties.  She relocated to Santa Fe, NM from the Northern California area in 2002 where she has dedicated herself to her painting process. She began her painting career with very colorful and energetic abstract work that has over time evolved into work that is more introspective and contemplative. 

Over the past 20 years Julie has shown her work in various Santa Fe galleries as well as galleries and other venues across the nation. Her paintings are in numerous private collections as well as the public collection maintained by the Tucson airport and have been featured in numerous publications.

Latest News About Julie Schumer


“In this Meet the Artist post we will be showcasing two talented artists: Julie Schumer & James Koskinas of 1228 Parkway Art Space. ”  Read the article>

Visit Julie’s booth #308 this summer at Art Santa Fe, July 12-14 at the Santa Fe Convention Center. For tickets, visit their website>, or contact Julie.

“We caught up with the brilliant and insightful Julie Schumer a few weeks ago and have shared our conversation below.”  Read the article>

View Julie’s work at the 24th annual juried show at Prince Gallery, New York. The show runs July 30 to August 17.  Visit their website>

Julie Schumer Resume

BORN:   Los Angeles, California


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


Julie has been exhibiting her work since 2004.  Here is a selection of her various exhibitions.  A complete exhibition record is available on request.

Solo Shows

2023, July, San Francisco Street Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2017  Calvin Charles, Scottsdale, AZ
2015  “Without Hesitation,” Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery, Lafayette, CA

Group Shows

2023 December, 2 person show, Drew Marc Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL 
2022 February, group show Wildemeyer Gallery, Tucson, AZ
2022 December, group show Jay Etkin Gallery, Memphis, TN
2020, October, 2 person show at Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery, Lafayette, CA
2020, Art2Life International Juried Exhibition (October)
2020, “Rough Around the Edges, Jen Tough Gallery (online), Santa Fe, NM
2019, “Kicking Abstract and Taking Names,”  Moberg Gallery, Des Moines, IA
2018, Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery, Lafayette, CA
2017, Selby Fleetwood Gallery
2017, “Side by Side,” 2 person show at Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery, Lafayette, CA
2016, 2 person show at Louisa Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, Lubbock, TX

Art Fairs

2023 Red Dot Miami, Miami Fl
2023 Art on Paper, NYC
2023, Hamptons Fine Art Fair, Southampton, NY
2023, Art Santa Fe, Santa Fe NM
2022, Hamptons Fine Art Fair, Southampton, NY
2022, Bridgehampton Art Market and Design, Bridgehampton, NY
2021, Bridgehampton Market Art and Design, Bridgehampton, NY
2021, Art San Diego Rave Virtual Fair by Redwood Art Group
2021, New York Rave Virtual Fair by Redwood Art Group
2021, Austin Rave Virtual Fair by Redwood Art Group
2020, December, Rave Miami Online show with Redwood Art Group
2020, Art Palm Springs, Palm Springs, CA
2019, Art San Diego, San Diego, CA
2018, Art San Diego, San Diego, CA
2018, Art and Design Market, Bridgehampton, NY
2018, Art Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
2017, Art Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
2016, Art San Diego, San Diego, CA

Museum Shows

2011, Group show Arlington Museum, Arlington, TX
2006, Group show Lyman Allan Museum, Stonington, CT


2021, Tucson International Airport


2023 Red Dot Miami Directors Award
2019 Art San Diego Spotlight Award
2019 Art San Diego Directors Award
2017 Art Santa Fe Best Booth Design
2003 Award of Merit, Pastel Society of the Southwest, 22nd Annual Juried Exhibition