Ward Schumaker


 

BIO

Fine art blog at http://wardschumaker.blogspot.com

Born 1943, Omaha, Nebraska


Solo Exhibitions

  • 2015

    • Dogon Kayak Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Sep-Oct
    • Do | Undo Sanchez Art Center; Pacifica, CA; Feb-Mar
  • 2013

    • Years of Pretty Jack Fischer Gallery; San Francisco, CA; Sep-Oct
    • Summon Me! Dominican University; San Rafael, CA; June thru Aug
  • 2012

    • Dumb Boxes George Lawson Gallery; Los Angeles, CA; Nov
    • New Work, New York O K Harris Gallery; New York, NY Nov
  • 2011

    • Geography Lesson Zeitgeist Gallery; Nashville, TN; Nov-Dec
    • Identity Papers O K Harris Gallery; New York, NY; Oct-Nov
    • Composers Skinner Howard Art; Sacramento, CA; June-July
    • Composers George Lawson Gallery; San Francisco, CA; Feb-Mar O K Harris Gallery; New York, NY Nov
  • 2010

    • Misspells + Cross-outs Stir Gallery; Shanghai, China; Sept-Oct
    • Nina Zurier Photographs + Ward Schumaker Paintings; Hilliard Architects Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Aug-Nov
    • Fashion + Logic George Lawson Gallery; San Francisco, CA; Feb
  • 2009

    • Nina Zurier Photographs + Ward Schumaker Paintings Hilliard Architects Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Aug-Nov
  • 2008

    • Saved! Townsend Center, UC Berkeley; Berkeley, CA; March-May
    • Books and Drawings Meridian Gallery; San Francisco, CA; Feb-March
  • 2007

    • I Am Big Heaven Stir Gallery; Shanghai, China; June
  • 2005

    • Grace Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN; Jan-Feb
  • 2004

    • Pretty; Seam San Francisco, CA; July-Aug
  • 2000

    • Gertrude Stein’s Paris France Moe’s Books; Berkeley, CA; June

Group Exhibitions

  • 2015

    • Embossed Gallery Molly Krom; New York, NY; Jul-Aug
    • Embossed Gallery Look&Listen; Saint Chamas, France; May-Jun
    • SFArtMrkt Jack Fischer Gallery; San Francisco, CA; May
    • Art on Paper Jack Fischer Gallery; New York, NY; Mar
    • Codex Book Fair Jack Fischer Gallery; Richmond, CA; Jan
  • 2014

    • Miami Project Jack Fischer Gallery; Miami Art Basel; Miami, FL; Dec
    • SFArtMrkt Jack Fischer Gallery; San Francisco, CA; May
  • 2013

    • Miami Project; Jack Fischer Gallery; Miami Art Basel; Miami, FL; Dec
  • 2012

    • Aqua Art Fair, George Lawson Gallery Miami Art Basel; Miami, FL; Dec
    • The Art of Living, Museum of Nebraska Art Kearney, Nebraska; Sept – Jan
    • GuangHwaMun International Seoul, Korea; Apr-May;
  • 2011

    • The Collage Show Jack Fischer Gallery; San Francisco, CA; December
    • Sight and Identity Stanford-in-Washington; Washington, DC; Oct – Jan
    • Physical Graffiti James Oliver Gallery; Philadelphia, PA; Sept - Oct
    • Rebound: A Survey of Contemporary Artist’s Books Sonoma Valley Museum of Art; Sonoma, CA; June-Aug
    • Seeing Gertrude Stein Contemporary Jewish Museum; San Francisco, CA; May-Sept

    2010

    • Rebound: Book Art Bedford Gallery; Walnut Creek, CA; Jul-Sep
    • Kaboom! La Luz de Jesus Gallery; Los Angeles, CA; July
    • California Summer George Lawson Gallery; San Francisco, CA; July
    • Appropriations Rebekah Jacob Gallery; Charleston, SC; March
    • Selected of the Selected Korean Cultural Center; Los Angeles, CA; Feb-Mar
    • Texto-&-Figura Nat.Gallery of Costa Rica+San Francisco+Cascais, Portugal;

    2009

    • Art Miami Basel-Aqua Art George Lawson Gallery; Miami, FL; Dec
    • Gallery Artists Group Exhibition Stir Gallery; Shanghai, China; Sept
    • 2009 Lawson Gallery Artists Shasta College; Redding, CA; Aug-Sept
    • Selected Drawings George Lawson Gallery; San Francisco, CA; Aug
    • Who Cares? Works on Paper Stir Gallery; Shanghai, China; May

    2008

    • Being; Stir Gallery Shanghai, China; September-October
    • Works on Paper Zeitgeist Gallery; Nashville, TN: Aug-Sept

    2006

    • Salon; Exploding Head Sacramento, CA; Sept
    • X Libris; San Francisco Center for the Book San Francisco, CA; July
    • 23rd Annual; Berkeley Art Center Berkeley, CA; July
    • Surface Tension; Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles, CA; April
    • Picture Mechanics; Zeitgeist Gallery Nashville, TN; March - April

    2005

    • The Shape of Words Exploding Head Gallery; Sacramento, CA; July

    2004

    • Picture Mechanics Exploding Head Gallery; Sacramento, CA; Sept
    • Dialogue; Pete & Susan Barrett Gallery Santa Monica, CA; Feb - Mar
    • Detail Zeitgeist Gallery; Nashville, TN; Jan - Feb

    2003

    • Switchyard Zeitgeist Gallery; Nashville, TN; July - Aug - Sept
    • Picture Mechanics Zeitgeist Gallery; Nashville, TN; March - April

    2002

    • Picture Mechanics 69A Gallery; San Francisco, CA; March

    1983

    • Four Artists Montalvo Center for the Arts; Saratoga, CA

Related Professional Appearances

  • Collections

    • Drawings and paintings in public collections
      Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, Miami Beach, FL
      Zimmerli Art Museum of Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
      Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE
    • Hand-painted books in private collections:
      Donna Anderson and Henrik Kam; San Francisco, CA
      Philippe Arnaud; Paris, France
      Mary Austin and Brewster Kahle: San Francisco, CA
      Bob and Cathy Barner; San Francisco, CA
      Laura Cirolia; Oakland, CA
      Topher Delaney; San Francisco, CA
      Eric Fischl and April Gornik; New York, NY
      Lori Barra and Nico Frias: San Rafael, CA
      Fran and Bud Johns; San Francisco, CA
      Emiko Kaji and Peter Scott Lewis; San Francisco, CA
      Paulette Long and Shep Pollack; San Francisco, CA
      Stefanie Peek; San Francisco, CA
      Thomas Talucci, Chicago and Bali
      Cameron Woo; Berkeley, CA
      Janice and Manuel Zeitlin; Nashville, TN
    • Limited-edition letterpress books in public collections (the artist has illustrated two titles for The Yolla Bolly Press: Paris France by Gertrude Stein; and Two Kitchens in Provence by M F K Fischer):
      Boston Public Library
      California Poly State University
      California State Library
      California State University, Hayward
      California State University, Chico
      Claremont College
      Indiana University
      Kansas State University
      Los Angeles Public Library
      Miami University Library (OH)
      New York Public Library
      Occidental College
      University of Alberta (Canada)
      University of Buffalo
      University of California, Berkeley, Bancroft Library
      University of California, Irving
      University of California, Los Angeles Library
      University of California, Riverside
      University of California, San Diego
      University of Iowa
      University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
      University of Missouri, Kansas City
      University of North Carolina
      University of San Francisco, Gleeson Library
      University of Southern California
      University of Utah
      San Jose State University Library
      Scripps College, Denison Library
      Stanford University
      Swarthmore College
      Wake Forest University
    • Hand-painted books in private collections
      Donna Anderson and Henrik Kam; San Francisco, CA
      Philippe Arnaud; Paris, France
      Mary Austin and Brewster Kahle: San Francisco, CA
      Bob and Cathy Barner; San Francisco, CA
      Laura Cirolia; Oakland, CA
      Topher Delaney; San Francisco, CA
      Eric Fischl and April Gornik; New York, NY

      Lori Barra and Nico Frias: San Rafael, CA
      Fran and Bud Johns; San Francisco, CA
      Emiko Kaji and Peter Scott Lewis; San Francisco, CA
      Paulette Long and Shep Pollack; San Francisco, CA
      Stefanie Peek; San Francisco, CA
      Cameron Woo; Berkeley, CA
      Janice and Manuel Zeitlin; Nashville, TN
    • Exhibition Design
      Unlimited by Design; wall-sized images for exhibit; Cooper Hewitt, The National Design Museum, Smithsonian, New York, New York

Ward Schumaker has shown in New York, San Francisco, Shanghai, UC Berkeley, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Charleston, Miami, and Nashville.


As an illustrator, Mr. Schumaker's work has appeared world-wide, working for such periodicals as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Süddeutsche Zeitung, The Washington Post and Le Figaro; The New Yorker, Poetry, Oprah Magazine, Martha Stewart, Enjeux Les Echoes, and Newsweek. He has created images for Hermes, United Airlines, Herman Miller, American Express and many other corporations.

His work has been purchased by Martin Margulies of the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse; painter Eric Fischl; novelist Isabel Allende; television commentator Rachel Maddow + photographer Susan Mikula; gallerist Ivan Karp; gallerist Martin Muller; gallerists Janice + Manuel Zeitlin; painter Erin Lawlor; sculptor Cris Gianakos; painter Paulette Long and the late Shep Pollack; politician/artist Matt Gonzalez; composer Peter Scott Lewis; composer Allen Anderson + photographer Tama Hochbaum; landscape architect Topher Delaney; fashion/costume designer Han Feng; type designers Zuzanna Licko + Rudy VanderLans; designer Woody Pirtle; designer Patricia Bruning; designer Melanie Doherty; designer Rob Heugel; designer Brian Singer; designer Thomas Ingalls; fashion designer Fifi White; poet Sean Finney; Oprah producer Jim Kelly.