Julie Schumer Bio

            Julie Schumer was born and raised in Los Angeles, California.  She 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.  For many years she had her own practice as an appellate lawyer specializing in criminal appeals.   During those years she married, raised a family and collected art, wishing all the while she had painted what she collected. The many demands of career and family stopped her from picking up a paint brush again.   

          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.  Julie answered she didn’t know.  Koskinas brought her several pieces of wood, acrylic paint and a few brushes and said, “Paint.”  She hasn’t stopped painting since.  In 2002, the pair relocated to Santa Fe, New Mexico where they paint side by side companionably in their studio, a modern day Pollack and Krasner.    

            Julie is self-taught.  Her work has been exhibited across the United States and in Europe and is in many private collections. She has participated in several museum shows.

            In 2014, Julie was invited to teach a loosening up painting workshop for the West Texas Water Color Society in Lubbock, Texas.  This was the beginning of her discovery of her love of teaching expressive painting workshops, first in her Santa Fe studio and now online, with Atlanta based artist Cat Tesla. 


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“In this Meet the Artist post we will be showcasing two talented artists: Julie Schumer & James Koskinas of 1228 Parkway Art Space. The two work side by side creating their own unique pieces, but when placed together they form a cohesive and beautiful connection.”  Read the article>

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

2017  Calvin Charles, Scottsdale, AZ
2015  “Without Hesitation,” Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery, Lafayette, CA

Group Shows

2022 February, group show Wildemeyer, 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

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


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