KJ SCHUMACHER
Born, 1978, Nashville, TN
Lives, Nashville, TN

Education
2016 
Master of Fine Arts, The Transart Institute (Berlin and New York) and Plymouth University (UK)
2001 
Bachelor of Arts, The George Washington University, Major in Fine Arts, Minors in Art History, English
1999
Parsons School of Design, Parsons Paris, Visiting Student, Fine Arts, Painting and Drawing

Professional Experience
2018-2020
Founding Visual Arts Teacher, Valor College Prep, Nashville, TN
2007-2015
Teacher, Fine Arts, Montgomery Bell Academy, Nashville, TN

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions
2020
Rinna, Tinney Contemporary, Nashville, TN
2016
Quick as Foxes, Heizhaus, Ufer Studios, Berlin, Germany
Fragments and a Game of Chance, David Lusk Gallery, Nashville, TN (curated by Dane Carder)
Monotypes, Adjacent to Life, a Curatorial Project of Tinsquo, New York, NY (curated by Mark Roth)
2015
Skin(s), (Two-Artist Show with Mandy Brown),  Channel to Channel (curated by Dustin Hedrick)
2014
Swag Party, (Two-Artist Show with Rhendi Greenwell) The Alfred Williams Co. (curated by Sera Cremona)
Raw Materials, Haus Rotations, Nashville, TN (curated by Megan Kelly)
2013
Remarks, Gallery One, Nashville, TN 
Monotypes, Portland Brew, Nashville, TN (curated by Lydia Denkler)
2012
Cherokee Park, Aran Cravey Gallery, Venice, CA (catalogue)
2007
Peeled Away: The Tape Paintings, Ruby Green, Nashville, TN
2006
New Paintings, Take 121, Nashville, TN
2004
Fashion, The Striped Door Gallery, Nashville, TN
Brooklyn Arches, Warner Brothers Music Group, Nashville, TN
2000
Works on Paper, San Lorenzo, London, England

Selected Group Exhibitions
2020
@Home, Cheekwood Museum, Nashville, TN (Curated by Campbell Mobley)
2018
Ripple Nature Bodies, Three-Artist Show with David Orni Anderson and Christina Renfer Vogel, David Lusk Gallery, Nashville, TN (Curated by David Lusk)
Art WORKS: 40 for 40 Project, Metro Courthouse Purchase, Nashville, TN (selected by committee)
2017
Collections, Elephant Gallery, Nashville, TN (curated by Alex Lockwood)
Various Positions, Coop Gallery, Nashville, TN 
2016
The Price is Right, David Lusk Gallery, Nashville & Memphis, TN
Absolutely Incredible, Apothecary Gallery, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, TN
Heaven Tonight, Monthaven, Hendersonville Arts Council, Tennessee (curated by Lain York)
2015
Loose Affairs, SomoS Gallery, Berlin, Germany
ArtFields, Lake City, SC (Jurors: William Pittman Andrews, William Underwood Eiland, Leslie Rankow)
2014
The Artist’s Alphabet, Ground Floor Gallery (Curated by Jodi Hayes)
Miami Photo Salon Festival, Miami, FL (Juried, Art Basel)
Abstract Flow, SPACEWOMb, New York, NY (Curated by Mingie Yoo)
Open Frame, SomoS Gallery, Berlin, Germany
ArtFields, Lake City, SC (Jurors: Andreas Beroutsos, S. Marquette Folley, Ruba Katrib, Juan Logan, Michael Rooks)
Art and Language, Saatchi Online (Curated by Rebecca Wilson) (online)
2013
Surpassing Edges, SPACEWOMb, New York, NY (Curated by Mingie Yoo)
New Painting, The Alfred Williams Co., Nashville, TN (curated by Sera Cremona) 
New Work Collection, 7-01-13, Saatchi Online (Curated by Rebecca Wilson) (online)
New Work Collection, 6-18-13, Saatchi Online (Curated by Rebecca Wilson) (online)
Seeing Red, Saatchi Online (Curated by Rebecca Wilson) (online)
2012
1001 Artist Project, ArtTakesMiami, Scope Art Fair, Miami
2006 
Clear Box Project, Ruby Green, Nashville, TN
In Ordinary Time, DIG Art Group, Nashville, TN
2005
The Gallery at The Nashville Design Center
The Silence of God, DIG Art Group, Nashville, TN
2004
New Works, The Arts Company, Nashville, TN
2002
New Works, The Arts Company, Nashville, TN
2001 
D.U.M.B.O. Arts Under the Bridge, Open Studios, Brooklyn, NY
2000
Student Awards Exhibition, The Dimock Gallery, The George Washington University, Washington, DC

Publications
2012
Cherokee Park, catalogue, Aran Cravey Gallery, 42 pages. (Print and Web)

Selected Bibliography
2016
Townsend, Jake, “KJ Schumacher: Fragments and a Game of Chance,” Nashville Arts Magazine, March 2016
2015
Ciccarone, Erica, “Review, The Artist’s Alphabet at Ground Floor Gallery,” The Nashville Scene, 19 Jan 2015.  
2013
Acree, Cat, “An Accidental Intention,” The Nashville Arts Magazine, 1 June 2013, 50.
2012
Samrith, Albie, editor, Editor’s Pick, ArtCards LA, artcards.cc/la, April 24, 2012.
Leonardo, Kathy, Pick of the Week, LAArtParty.com, April 29, 2012.
2006  
Nashville Home And Garden, Nashville, TN.
2005
Quigley, Jennifer, All the Rage, Nashville, TN.
2002
Io Donna, “Puzzle Quotidiano,” Milan, Italy.

Corporate and Institutional Collections
1201 Demonbreun, LLC
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Amsurg
Axial Healthcare
Blind Decker Productions, INC.
Center For Diagnostic Imaging
Creative Artist Agency (CAA)
Littlejohn Engineering
Lowes Hotels
Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County
Montgomery Bell Academy
Music City Productions, LLC
Renaissance Hotels
Sarah Cannon Research Institute
Tennessee State Museum
The Freeman Webb Company

Television
2012
“House of Lies,” Showtime Networks, Inc., Blind Decker Productions, Inc., “Cherokee Park Series, numbers 25, 27, 40, & 47-51.” 
“Nashville,” ABC, Music City Productions, “Taylor Street Series, numbers 35, 36, 37.” 

Selected Awards
2016, 2015, 2014
Merit Scholarship, Transart Institute
2001
Art Department Award for Painting, The George Washington University
2000, 1999, 1998, 1997
Presidential Arts Scholarship, The George Washington University
1997
Regional Gold Medal, Art Portfolio, The National Scholastic Art Awards
Dean’s Merit Scholarship, The School of the Corcoran Museum of Art
Dean’s Art Supply Grant, The School of the Corcoran Museum of Art
Art Purchase Award, Montgomery Bell Academy, Nashville, TN

Board Membership
2016-17
Coop Curatorial Collective, Membership Officer
2006-2010
Ruby Green, Board of Directors, President, Treasurer
∙ Ruby Green is a non-profit alternative art space recognized by the Andy Warhol Foundation as a Phase Two Warhol Initiative Participant.
2005-7 
The Tomorrow Fund, Executive Committee, Board Member, Arts Subcommittee
∙ The fund raises an endowment and annual funds, which serve children’s charities in Middle Tennessee.

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