Ward Schumaker



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

Fine art website https://ward-schumaker.squarespace.com

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


  • Hate Is What We Need (trade edition of a book of hand-stenciled quotes from Donald Trump) published by Chronicle Books; April 2018

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Spyder Gears and Identity Maps; Jack Fischer Gallery, SF CA, Mar – May
  • 2019

    Trump Papers; Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN, Jan – Feb
  • 2018

    Trump Papers (hoisted by his own petard); Jack Fischer Gallery, Nov
  • 2018

    Staking Up | Adding Up; Orth Contemporary Gallery; Tulsa, OK, Mar
  • 2017 - 2017

    Priapus and Rain Fall, Jack Fischer Gallery, SF CA, Apr - May
  • 2016 - 2017

    Demi-Urge; Schema Projects; Brooklyn, NY, Dec - Jan
  • 2016

    Probe; Zeitgeist Gallery; Nashville, TN, Mar - Apr
  • 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

  • 2019

    • The Idiosyncratic Pencil Resharpened; Harper Center for the Arts
    • Presbyterian College; Clinton SC, Jan-Feb
  • 2018

    No Rhyme or Reason; group collage show; Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco, CA, April
  • 2018

    139x Nothing But Good; group show; Park, Tilburg, Netherlands, Feb - Mar
  • 2018

    MONA Selects: Recently Acquired Work; MONA, Kearney, NE, Jan-Mar
  • 2017 - 2017

    Text and Image: Inspired Alphabets, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, SF CA, Mar - July
  • 2016

    Overloaded; NIAD Art Center; Richmond, CA, Nov
  • 2016

    Black and White Project; Transmitter Gallery; Brooklyn, NY, Aug
  • 2016

    Le Dessin S'Engage; Biblioteque d'Art de Miramas; Miramas, France, Apr - May
  • 2016

    Look! Book Arts; Healdsburg Center for the Arts; Healdsburg, CA, Apr - May
  • 2016

    Paper Paris; Schema Projects (Brooklyn); in Drawing Now; Paris, France, Mar
  • 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


    • 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;


    • 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


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


    • 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


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


    • 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


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


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


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

Related Professional Appearances

  • Collections

    • Drawings and paintings in public collections
      Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
      Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE
      Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, Miami Beach, FL
      MONA, Kearney, NE
      Sonoma State University Art Collection, Rohnert Park, CA
      Zimmerli Art Museum of Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
    • 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
    • Exhibition Design
    • As an illustrator, Mr. Schumaker's work has appeared world-wide, working for 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 Hermès, United Airlines, Herman Miller, American Express and many other corporations.