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JULIE SCHUMER

BIOGRAPHY

 Julie Schumer was born and raised in Los Angeles, California.  She began painting at age 5 adopting an abstract expressionist style, continuing through high school. She ultimately became a criminal defense lawyer but returned to her art practice in her mid-forties.  She ran away from home and moved to Santa Fe, NM in 2002 where she has painted happily alongside her painter husband James Koskinas ever since. 

 

Over the years Julie has shown her work in various Santa Fe and other galleries and is in numerous private collections as well as the public collection maintained by the Tucson airport.  She was hired in 2014 to teach a loosening up workshop for the West Texas Watercolor Society based in Lubbock, Texas and discovered her love of helping other painters advance their skills.  She has been teaching expressive painting workshops ever since, both live and online.

Schumer paints large and medium sized abstracts in an expressionist and gestural style. These works are inspired by the great natural beauty and light of her surroundings in New Mexico. She starts by introducing color, shapes and line, then responds to their development in an intuitive fashion, layer after layer.

More recently she has explored a limited, neutral palette with appearing and disappearing lines and emerging and dissolving forms. These works are at once mysterious, moody, and powerful yet luminous as the result of many layers of paint applied and removed and reflect upon the fragility and vulnerability of life.

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

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

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

Collections

2021, Tucson International Airport

 

AWARDS:

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

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