Andrew Schoultz

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Born: 1975, Milwaukee, WI


Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
BFA, Illustration

Selected Solo/Two Person Exhibitions:

2013 "In Process," Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA
"Fall Out," Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City, CA
Marx & Zavattero, San Francisco, CA
2012 "Destroyer" (with Richard Colman), Cooper Cole, Toronto, ON
"Ex Uno Plura," Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, NY
"To Be Announced: An Exhibition by Richard Colman & Andrew Schoultz," V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
2011 "Images in Dialogue: Paul Klee and Andrew Schoultz," San Francisco Museum of Modern Art,
San Francisco, CA
"Unrest," Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY
2010 "Compound Eyes on the World: New Work by Andrew Schoultz," Marx & Zavattero,
San Francisco, CA
"Melt Down: a large-scale installation by Andrew Schoultz," Arkitip Project Space, Los Angeles, CA
"Crisis," Jerome Zodo Contemporary, Milan, Italy
2009 "White Noise and Silence," Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, CA
"While the Glaciers Move and the Tides Change, Miracles Will Surely be Worked,"
V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
"New Ancient Structures," Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA (w/ AJ Fosik)
2008 "In Gods We Trust," Marx & Zavattero, San Francisco, CA
"In Chaos We Become the Ocean," Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY
"Chaotic Balance on Well Built Structures," MAMA Showroom, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2007 "Power Structures and Chaos," Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, CA
"Chaotic Explosions of the Eye," V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
"Common Denominator", White Walls, San Francisco, CA
2006 "Loud and Quiet," Taylor De Cordoba, Los Angeles, CA
"Cataclysmic Mayhem...," Jonathan LeVine Gallery, New York, NY
"Motivational Baggage," Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA
"Myths & Murals," Alva Gallery, New London, CT
"New Work," Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY
"Small Worlds," McCaig Welles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
"Casualities of Convenience," Giant Robot, Los Angeles, CA
2005 "Oracles and Ruminations," Sara Nightingale Gallery, Watermill, NY
"Paintings & Drawings," Office of Ross Mirkarimi, San Francisco City Hall,
San Francisco, CA
2004 "Carpe Cras," Black Market Gallery, Culver City, CA
"Linescapes," Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"Work...Ethic," Space Gallery, Portland, ME
2003 "Wall Paintings," Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
"The Artwork of Andrew Schoultz," aND Gallery, St. Paul, MN
2000 The Detroit Contemporary, Detroit, MI

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2012 "Gin & Juice," Ivory & Black, London, England
"City of Fire," Stephen Webster, Beverly Hills, CA (curated by Arrested Motion)
"Juxtapoz Turns 18," CoproGallery, Santa Monica, CA
"The Boneyard Project: Return Trip," Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, AZ (curated by Eric Firestone, Carlo McCormick, & Viejas del Mercado)
2011 "Sea Change: The 10th Anniversary Exhibition," Marx & Zavattero, San Francisco, CA
"Ultrasonic VI: Appropriate," Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City, CA
"Con Amore," ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark
Burn in the U.S.A.," L'associazione culturale Ars Now Seragiotto, Padua, Italy
2010 "Opening Ceremony," Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY
"Playboy Redux: Contemporary Artists Interpret the Iconic Playboy Bunny," Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA (co-curated by Aaron Baker, Eric C. Shiner, and Ned West)
"Album," V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
"Default State Network," Raid Projects, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Ryan Wallace)
"Plain Air," Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (curated by Brian Wilmont)
2009 "ZOOM," Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA (curated by Max Presneill)
"Chelsea Visits Havana," 10th Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba
"Signs of the Apocalypse/Rapture," Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL (curated by Front Forty Press)
"Superfine," Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY
"Infinity," (Scion installation), Los Angeles, CA
"Andrew Schoultz, Chris Ballantyne, Mark Mulroney: A Collaboration," Park Life Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2008 "In the Land of Retinal Delights," Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
"The Destruction of Atlantis," Union Gallery, London, England (curated by Jesper Elg)
"Macrocosm," Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, CA
2007 "Koln Show 2," European Kunsthalle and Linn Luhn, Cologne, Germany (curated by Nicolaus Schaufhausen and Florian Waldvogel)
"Running Around the Pool," Visiting Artist and Scholar program, Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL
LA Art in New York, Roberts & Tilton, New York, NY
"Distinctive Messengers," House Of Campari, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Simon Watson & Craig Hensala)
2006 "War In The World," Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ
"Between Mind and Nature," Brattleboro Museum, Brattleboro, VT
Art Cologne, Galerie Borchardt, Cologne, Germany
"Neo Plural," Scion Installation, Los Angeles, CA
Summer Group Show, Taylor De Cordoba, Los Angeles, CA
"High Math," V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
"Cartoon Networks," RAID Projects, Los Angeles, CA
"Paradise Paved," Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Sun Valley, ID
2005 "Mayhem," Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
"Other Possiblities," Track 16, Santa Monica, CA
"Life Cycle Analysis," Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2004 "Comics Stripped," di Rosa Preserve, Napa, CA
2003 "Sama-Sama/You"re Welcome," Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
"Undangan," Via Via Cafe, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
"I Dart SF," New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA
"Gestalt," 509 Culture Center, San Francisco, CA
2002 "Superhero," New Image Art, Los Angeles, CA
"So Exquisite," Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
2001 "Hip Hop Nation," Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Selected Solo Murals:

"Absolute and Total Chaos," Miami, FL: 30' tall/300' wide; supported by The Fountainhead Residency
Kennedy Park Mural Project, Portland, ME: 12' tall/120' wide; funded by Portland Public Art Fund
"Imaga," Jogjakarta, Indonesia: 15' tall/250' wide
"The World is Our..." Rocket Science Consulting, San Francisco, CA: 24' tall/122' wide
"F#?KIN" Dot Com," Clarion Alley Mural Project, San Francisco, CA: approx. 600 square feet
"City Limits," Balmy Alley Mural Project, San Francisco, CA: 12' tall/32' wide

Selected Group Murals:

"Woonsocket," 509 Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA: approx. 120' tall/30' wide
"SPONE," aND Gallery, St.Paul, MN (w/ Greg LaMarche and Jay Keeler): approx. 30' tall/100' wide
"Generator," 18th & Lexington Street, San Francisco, CA (w/ Aaron Noble): 34' tall/100' wide
"Untitled," China Basin Mural, 16th & Illinois Street, San Francisco, CA (w/Aaron Noble): 18' tall/200' wide
"No One Sees the Smoke," Nob Hill Mural, Clay & Leavenworth Street, San Francisco, CA (w/ Zara Thustra): 8' tall/72' wide

Honors and Awards:

2009 House of Campari Art Award, New York, NY
2004 Portland Maine Public Art Fund Grant: Directed mural "The World We Came From And The World We Are Making" w/ Sudanese, Somalian, & Kenyan teenagers
2002 Neighborhood Beautification Award, San Francisco, CA

Selected Collections:

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA
Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
The Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
The Progressive Art Collection, Mayfield Village, OH
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, San Francisco, CA

Selected Bibliography:

2012 McCarthy, Allison, "Andrew Schoultz," 7x7 Magazine (The {First Ever} Money Issue), April, p. 96
Zarobell, John, "Andrew Schoultz," Juxtapoz, No. 134-March, Front Cover & p. 6, 34-49
2011 Kazakina, Katya, "Michael Douglas, Eli Broad Rub Elbows Amid Brisk Art Basel Sales," Bloomberg, December 2
Swanhuyser, Hiya, "Ten Years, Part Deux," SF Weekly (Night & Day section), July 13, p. 17
Post, Noah, "Unrest," Glasschord Art & Culture Magazine, July 15, Vol. 1:7
2010 Turner, Cherie Louise, "Editorial Recommendations: Andrew Schoultz at Marx & Zavattero, San Francisco," Visual Art Source, October
"96 Hours Collector Poster," San Francisco Chronicle, September 9, p. 16-17
Ibarra, Ana, "The New Traditionalism," Elephant Magazine (London, England), No. 4, Autumn, p. 82-89
Exhib Art (video magazine, Milan, Italy), March
Crisis (exhibition catalogue), Jerome Zodo Contemporary, Milan, Italy (with essay by
Glen Helfand)
Hickey, Dave, "The New Modern Art," Playboy, January/February, p. 146-150
Harmanci, Reyhan, "Masterminds 2010," SF Weekly, February 17, p. 15, 17
2009 Frank, Peter, "On THE radar: Seventeen artists you should know about," THE magazine, September
Forsythe, Erin, The New Order magazine (Auckland, New Zealand), Issue #2, p. 34-35
D MAG (Buenos Aires, Argentina), September
Helfand, Glen, "Chris Ballantyne, Mark Mulroney, and Andrew Schoultz,", Critics" Picks, September
Chelsea Visits Havana (catalogue for the 10th Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba)
Jacoby, Annice (Editor), Street Art San Francisco, Abrams, New York, NY; p. 97, 144, 255-7, 295
Rotman, Steven, San Francisco Street Art, Prestel Verlag, Munich/Berlin; Cover and p. 64
2008 Front Forty Press, Signs of the Apocalypse/Rapture (exhibition catalogue)
Zevitas, Steven T. (Editor), New American Paintings, The Open Studios Press, Boston MA; Number 79, Dec. 2008/Jan. 2009,p. 140-143
Huston, Johnny Ray, "Obliterating the dollar: In these economic times, Andrew Schoultz"s far-from-subtle "In Gods We Trust" is apropos," SF Bay Guardian, October 8, p. 52
Torr, Jolene, "All Our Undertakings,", October 7
Jensen, Travis, "Broad canvas for big themes: Andrew Schoultz addresses globalization in latest exhibition, "In Gods We Trust"," San Francisco Chronicle, September 2, p. E1, E3
Jensen, Travis, "Fecal Face All Stars," San Francisco Chronicle (Sunday Datebook), May 4, cover image and p. 19
2007 Watson, Simon, "New Artist: Andrew Schoultz," Whitewall, Seventh Issue, Fall, p. 60-61
Myers, Holly, "Covering a wall as act of joy," Los Angeles Times, September 14
Buckley, Annie, "Andrew Schoultz," Artweek, March
Neelon, Caleb, Interview, Banta Magazine (Istanbul, Turkey), #25
Ulysses: Departures, Journeys, and Returns (Artist Monograph), Paper Museum Press,
San Francisco, CA
Kitchen Sink, #15, (Cover)
Neelon, Caleb, 10-page interview, Juxtapoz, #75, April
LA Weekly, May 18-24 (Cover)
2006 Gottlieb, Shirle, Preview, ArtScene, December
14-page cover story, Arrow Magazine, #3, October
"Show Stoppers," Juxtapoz, #68
Featured Artist, McSweeneys Quarterly, #20
"BLK/MRKT One," Die Gestalten Verlag (Berlin, Germany)
2005 Weiss, Marion Wolberg, Dan"s Paper, August 5
Campos, Amado, "Creating Art Out of America"s Consumption," X Press Magazine, April 5
Balch, Christina, "Ryan Wallace & Andrew Schoultz at BLK/MRKT Gallery," Artweek, February
2004 Chenault, Sam, "Graffiti to Gallery," SF Weekly (cover story), September 4
Austin, Buck, Cover Story and Interview, Alarm Magazine, #17, April 6
Westbrook, Lindsey, "D.I.Y. Public Art and Cultural Exhange," Artweek, December
2003 Critic's Choice, San Francisco Bay Guardian, December
Cover, Photo, and Story, Kompas Newspaper (Indonesia), July
Review and Critic's Choice, Twin Cities Pulse, January
2002 Critic's Choice,, October, May, & February
Critic's Choice, San Francisco Bay Guardian, May
Switch Magazine (Tokyo, Japan), May
2001 Critic's Choice, San Francisco Bay Guardian, October
2000 Critic's Choice, San Francisco Bay Guardian, December
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Press Release


Opening reception for the artist: Saturday, September 11 beginning at 5:00 PM

For more information, contact Steve Zavattero
Phone: 415.627.9111/e-mail:

Marx & Zavattero is proud to announce Compound Eyes on the World, Andrew Schoultz's ambitious second solo exhibition at the gallery. Inspired by the shifting nature of history as record in the past, present, and future, Schoultz's latest exhibition alludes to the tornado of information present today and the assumption that we are able to sift through the detritus to find clarity and meaning. The driving force behind this body of work straddles a line of duality between perceived reality and fiction, creating a theatrical tour de force of mixed media paintings, drawings, monotypes, and sculpture.

Schoultz's expansive and sometimes mystical vision continues to investigate the ways in which we receive and process information about the world from a political and social perspective. His acrylic, metal flake, and collage paintings have reached a feverish pitch in both color and density, and he has tellingly chosen the iconic eye found on the American one dollar bill as a recurring image; it permeates this body of work. Toggling between abstraction and graphic imagery, Schoultz creates densely layered images that read abstract at a distance, and become clearer at close range. His new body of work shares an intense sense of action that is cinematic in scope, depicting enveloping worlds, moods, and atmosphere that is as lyrically mesmerizing as it is unsettling. Energetic bursts of bright, full-spectrum color, expansive surfaces, and radioactive lines combine with some of his established imagery - pools of water rippling out, cyclones, broken bridges, and blasts - producing a combination of beauty and chaos, despair and hope that is expressly linked to natural disasters, economic turmoil, war, and misuses of power.

In the middle of the gallery Schoultz will construct a giant brick wall fabricated from wood, installed to appear as if it is tumbling down and crumbling before our eyes. Loaded with historical significance, the wall symbolizes centuries of power, war, and international borders. Schoultz's energy is beautifully devastating and places him at the forefront of a new category of practice in which abstraction and imagery fuse and dissolve before our very eyes. Much like the tenuous state of the world today, Schoultz has created his own aesthetics of imminent calamity.

Schoultz has exhibited in numerous museum and gallery exhibitions in international and national venues, including the 10th Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba; Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, CA; Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY; V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark; Jerome Zodo Contemporary, Milan; MAMA, Rotterdam, the Netherlands; European Kunsthalle and Linn Luhn, Cologne, Germany; the Torrance Art Museum; and the House of Campari, Los Angeles, CA, among many others. He was the winner of the Campari Art Award in 2009. His work has been featured in Playboy, Whitewall, The Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly,, San Francisco Bay Guardian, Juxtapoz, Arrow, Alarm, SF Weekly, The San Francisco Chronicle, and several other publications. His work is in the permanent collections of the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles; The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and The Progressive Art Collection, Mayfield Village, OH. His street murals can be found in San Francisco and Indonesia. The artist lives and works in San Francisco.


Art is an uncontrollable passion and obsession. After many travels around the United States for such things as skateboarding and graffiti art, I found a home in San Francisco in 1997, and among other things, a great community to exist in and make art. The past nine years have brought me the development of a repertoire of iconic images. Through murals, paintings, installations, and drawings, I have used these images to tell stories about everyday life in America, filtering political commentary through the forms of graffiti art and underground comics, fused with clipart from the early 1900's and medieval renderings that chart the history of man and nature. The relationship between man and nature has been a re-occurring theme in my work, and also the effects of globalism and capitalism on the world. Although heavily interested in showing work and doing large multi-media installations in the gallery and museum setting, I have spent a tremendous amount of time doing murals and various work in the streets of America and abroad. I have an intense interest in painting large-scale imagery on walls in the public space, that address and inform the very diverse audience of the general public, including children, about current social and political issues.

  • For inquiries, please email Heather Marx Art Advisory at H[at]HMxAA[dot]com