American contemporary artist Andrew Schoultz originally from Milwaukee, now based in San Francisco is most well known for his clandestine street murals, and for making the crossover from street art into fine art. Schoultz produces large scale artworks, in the form of installations, murals, paintings, sculptures and mixed media on paper.
Founder: Andrew Schoultz
Where: San Francisco, CA
About Andrew Schoultz
Schoultz started his art career with graffiti, inspired by the dance film ‘Breakin’, putting up his first tag when he was in the third grade. Although excelling in his formal training in an progressive art program at high school, having one of his pieces displayed in the Milwaukee Art Museum, and winning a scholarship to the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, however was out by his first semester, being more interested in skateboarding and street art.
Relocating to San Francisco in 1997 after travelling around the USA, due to the lax graffiti laws and big skateboarding scene, and stated he found ‘a great community to exist in and make art.’ Schoultz is also known for his cast of characters, including blue birds, distorted building and tornadoes which crop up frequently in his work.
Schoultz lucky break came from his ‘coffee machine’ mural in the Clarion Alley Mural Project, championed by Aaron Noble, one of San Francisco’s most widely known muralists and pushing him into the public art scene.
The relationship between man and nature, and globalism and capitalism is a recurring theme in Schoultz’s work and he maintains his interest in creating street murals which highlight social and political issues.
“I do like to work very large, but I do also like to work very small as well. The large work is definitely the most fun stuff for me to do since it’s always exciting to paint something huge.“
“Crisis” – Solo Exhibition – Opening March 11 2010 at Zodo Contemporary, Milan, Italy
“The New Modern Art” – Dave Hickey. Playboy Magazine, Feb 2010.
Academy of Art, San Francisco, CA. BFA Selected
2010 Crisis, Jerome Zodo Contemporary, Milan, Italy, curated by Glen Helf and (Upcoming)
2008 Andrew Schoultz: In Gods We Trust, marx and zavattero, San Francisco, CA
Andrew Schoultz: In Chaos We Become The Ocean, Morgan Lehman, New York, NY
Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2007 Köln Show 2, Cologne, Germany
Chaotic Explosions of the Eye, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
2006 Motivational Baggage, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA
2006 War in the World, The Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ
2006 Andrew Schoultz & Laura Ball, Morgan Lehman, New York, NY
2006 Casualties of Convenience, Giant Robot, Los Angeles, CA
2005 Oracles and Ruminations, Sara Nightingale Gallery, Watermill, NY
Paintings and Drawings, San Francisco City Hall, Office of Ross Mirkarimi
2004 Linescapes, Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Work…ethic, Space Gallery, Portland, ME
2003 The Artwork of Andrew Schoultz, And Gallery, St. Paul, MN
2002 Bloom Town, Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Solo Exhibition, Anno Domini, San Jose, CA
2001 Paintings and Drawings, Oh So Little…., San Francisco, CA
2000 Solo Exhibition, The Detroit Contemporary, Detroit, MI
Selected Group Exhibitions
2010 (EX)communicate, Jerome Zodo Contemporary, Milan, Italy
2009 Signs of the Apocalypse/Rapture, curated by Front Forty Press, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
2009 Chelsea visits Havana, Museo de Bellas Artes, part of the Havana Biennial in Cuba
2009 New Ancient Structures, AJ Fosik & Andrew Schoultz, Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA
2008 Defining a Moment: 25 New York Artists, Curated by Simon Watson & Craig Hensala, House of Campari, New York, NY
2007 Distinctive Messengers, curated by Simon Watson, House of Campari, Los Angeles, CA
2007 Running Around the Pool: Contemporary Drawing, FL State University Art Museum, Tallahassee, FL
2006 Neo Plural, Scion Installation, Los Angeles, CA
2006 Summer Group Show, Taylor Decordoba Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2006 High Math, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
2006 Cartoon Networks with Mark Mulroney, RAID Projects, Los Angeles, CA
2005/6 Paradise Paved, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Sun Valley, ID
2005 Mayhem, 15th Annual Juried Exhibition, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
2005 Other Possibilities, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2005 New Work, Scope New York Art Fair, Yoo Projects, New York, NY
2005 Life Cycle Analysis, The Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2004 Comics Stripped, Di Rosa Nature Preserve, Napa, CA
2003 Sama-Sama/You’re Welcome, International Exchange Project Between American and Indonesian Artists
2003 Undangan, Indonesian/American Art Collaboration, Via Via Café, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
2003 I Dart SF, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA
2003 Gestalt, 509 Culture Center, San Francisco, CA
2002 Superhero, New Image Art, Los Angeles, CA
2002 So Exquisite, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
2001 Hip Hop Nation, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2004 Kennedy Park Mural Project, Portland, ME. April/May. Acrylic and Spraypaint on brick wall. Approx 12 ft. tall
by 120 ft. wide. Funded by Portland Public Art Fund. #21 in the Portland Permanent Public Art Collection
2004 “Woonsocket”, 509 Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA. Approximately 120 ft. tall by 30 ft. wide. Acrylic and
Spraypaint on brick wall. Completed October, 2004
2004 “SPONE” with Greg LaMarche and Jay Keeler. aND Gallery, St. Paul, MN. Approximately 30 ft. tall by 100 ft.
wide. Acrylic and Spraypaint on brick wall. Completed July, 2004
2003 “Imaga” Jogjakart, Indonesia. 15 ft. tall by 250 ft. wide. Completed July, 2003
2003 “The World is Our…”, Rocket Science Consulting, Comission, San Francisco, CA. 24 ft. tall by 122 ft. wide
Completed April, 2003
2003 “Generator” with Aaron Noble, 18th and Lexington Street, San Francisco, CA. 34 ft. tall by 110 ft. wide
2001 “City Limits”, Balmy Alley Mural Project, San Francisco, CA. 12 ft. tall by 32 ft. wide. Completed September, 2001.
2001 “Untitled” with Aaron Noble, China Basin Mural, 16th Street and Illinois Street, San Francisco, CA. 18 ft. fall by
200 ft. wide. Completed May 2001
2001 “No One Sees the Smoke” with Zara Thustra, Nob Hill Mural, Clay and Levinworth Street, San Francisco, CA.
8 ft. tall by 72 ft. wide. Completed May 2001
2000 “F#?KIN’ Dot Com”, Clarion Alley Mural Project, San Francisco, CA. Approximately 600 Square Feet.
Completed August, 2000.
Awards and Honors
2004 Portland Maine Public Art Fund, Portland, ME. Grant for directed mural with Sudanese, Somalian, and Kenyan teenagers. “The World We Came From and the World We Are Making”
2003 Participating Artist in Sama-Sama/You’re Welcome. An ambitious American/Indonesian Culture Exchange Project with the focus of Mural Art.
2002 Neighborhood Beautification Award, San Francisco
2002-2003 S.F. Moma Family Studio, 2 Programs
2000-2003 Precita Eyes Mural Art Center, San Francisco, CA. Urban Youth Arts Teacher
2000-present Clarion Alley Mural Project Member