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LYNN SCHUETTE is a visual artist whose practice includes painting, drawing, and mixed media. Schuette often explores the body and nature, ranging from classical figurative and landscape painting to anatomical/medical imagery often laced with contemporary social issues. Since 1987, she has created fourteen series of works including Bloodstorm, an exploration of boxing, 1990-92; Mi oeste perdido (My Lost West), elemental landscapes, times of day and weather conditions, using white, black and yellow ochre only, 2004-2009; and The Beauty Project which included sixty-four paintings generated from answers to a question about beauty, 2010.

Schuette’s work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions including California Connections: Selections from the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido (2017) and Homing In, an Exhibition of 50 San Diego Artists at Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla (2009).  She was one of four featured artists in the Nature Improved exhibitions at the Oceanside Museum and the San Diego History Center, was included in the inaugural exhibition of the new San Diego Central Library Gallery, and was featured on ArtPulse TV (all 2013-14). Her work is also included in public, corporate, and private collections including the City of San Diego Art Collection, the San Diego History Center, and Self Help Graphics, Los Angeles.

In addition to her art practice Schuette is an arts consultant and the founder and former executive director of Sushi Performance & Visual Art (1980-1995). She is recognized for introducing nationally-acclaimed performance and dance artists to the San Diego community including Karen Finley, Guillermo Gomez-Pena, Whoopi Goldberg, Rachel Rosenthal, Joe Goode Performance Group, and the Black Choreographers Moving Project.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2016  One Dozen Roses, PS Platinum, LA Jolla, CA

2016  New & Recent Paintings, Studio Door, San Diego, CA

2014  Body Paint, Mandell Weiss Gallery at Dance Place, San Diego, CA

2011  The Beauty Project & Related WorksTaylor Library, San Diego, CA  

2009  Mi oeste perdido, Suture, San Diego, CA

2006  Lynn Schuette: A Decade of Paintings and Drawings, Otay Mesa-Nestor Library, San Diego, CA

2004  In a World Where Butchers Sing Like AngelsTaylor Library, San Diego, CA  

2003  The Garden Show, Art Cellar Exchange, San Diego, CA

2002  The Garden Show, Bard Hall Gallery, San Diego, CA

1998  My Nature, Margeaux Kurtie Modern Art, Madrid, NM

1997  My Nature, David Zapf Gallery, San Diego, CA

1996  Incarnadine, David Zapf Gallery, San Diego, CA

1994  Meridian , David Zapf Gallery, San Diego, CA

1992  Bloodstorm, Lyceum Theater, San Diego, CA                               

1991  Bloodstorm, David Zapf Gallery, San Diego, CA

1988  Visceral Devotion, MAG Galleries, Santa Monica, CA

1987  Visceral Devotion, Educational Cultural Complex, San Diego, CA

1987  Visceral Devotion, Hyde Gallery, Grossmont College, El Cajon, CA

Since 2001 the artist has also presented annual solo exhibitions in her studio.

SELECTED CORPORATE/PUBLIC COLLECTIONS


Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego/ MCASD, La Jolla, CA

City of San Diego Art Collection, San Diego, CA

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA

Self Help Graphics, Los Angeles, CA

Palomar College, San Marcos, CA

Volt Information Sciences, Tustin, CA

Great Western Savings Bank, San Francisco, CA

SELECTED PUBLIC/CORPORATE COMMISSIONS


2005  Lead Artist /Finalist Team, Commemorative Artwork for Martin Luther King Jr/SR 94, sponsored by Caltrans and the San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture

2003  City of San Diego & San Diego Public Library, Public Commission The Color of This Life is Water, awarded in 1999, completed in 2003. Eight panels, each 110” x 107”, installed at the San Diego Convention Center from 2003 to 2013. Coordinated by Christina Bodenhamer, Project Architect, Conwell Shonkwiler & Associates; Anna Tatar, San Diego Library Director; and Linda Forsha, City Public Art Administrator.

1990  Volt Information Sciences, Tustin, CA Design, implementation and installation of three artworks each approximately 4’ x 6’, acrylic on cut plywood shapes. Worked with staff input, coordinated by Joyce Cutler-Shaw.

1986  San Diego National Bank, San Diego, CA Design and implementation of artwork for President’s office. Acrylic on cut plywood, six-paneled screen, 3’ x 8’. Worked with staff input, coordinated by Isabelle Wasserman.        

1984  Rudick, Platt & Victor Law Offices, San Diego, CA Design, implementation and installation of artwork with multiple pieces, acrylic on cut plywood, approx. 15’ x 20’. Coordinated by Isabelle Wasserman.

ARTS CONSULTING/ARTS ADMINISTRATION


1/96 - present  Arts Consultant & Grant Writer for various arts groups including: Dialogues in Art & Architecture/ Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, Children’s Museum, Centro Cultural de la Raza, Fresh Sound Series, Sherman Heights Community Center, Spruce Street Forum, Soul Beat, Street of Dreams, Swat Project/San Diego Commission for Arts & Culture, Voz Alta Project, Inc., North County Boxing Gym, and the Women’s Museum of California. Arts Consultant & Grant Writer for individual artists including Eleanor Antin and James Luna.

3/07 - 2/09  Executive Director (interim), Sushi Performance & Visual Art, San Diego, CA

3/05 - 2/06  Deputy Director, San Diego Children’s Museum/Museo de los Ninos, San Diego, CA

1/98 - 2001  Associate Director and co-founder, Veve: Visual Environments for Visual Education, San Diego, CA

7/80 - 1/95  Executive Director and Founder, Sushi Performance & Visual Art, San Diego, CA               

1/82 - 8/82  Coordinator, Gaslamp Murals Project, City of San Diego

1/79 - 2/82  Assistant Director & Research Director, Community Art of San Diego, San Diego, CA     

8/79 - 3/80  Director, Artists Work Here, San Diego, CA

5/78 - 9/78  Coordinator and Curator, A Summer Series 1978, Escondido Regional Arts Council, CA

RECOGNITIONS


Woman of the Year: Arts, San Diego Women's Times, 1992

86 San Diegans to Watch in 1986, San Diego Magazine, 1986

85 San Diegans to Watch in 1985, San Diego Magazine, 1985

82 More San Diegans to Keep an Eye on in ‘82, San Diego Magazine, 1982

Heavy 50: San Diego’s Movers and Shakers, San Diego Reader, 1981

GRANT PANELIST


2011  Center for Cultural Innovation, Visual Art, Los Angeles, CA

2001  California Arts Council, Artist-in-Residence Program, Sacramento, CA

1997-99  California Arts Council, Visual Arts Organizations, Sacramento, CA

1996  San Diego Commission for Arts & Culture, Arts Leadership Fellows Program, San Diego, CA

1995  California Arts Council, Choreographer’s Fellowships & Multidisciplinary Organizations, Sacramento, CA

1989 & 90  San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, CAP Panel, San Diego, CA

1989 & 90  National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Artists Organizations, Washington D.C. 

1988  National Endowment for the Arts, Inter-Arts Special Projects, Washington D.C. 

1986 &  87  COMBO/NEA/City of San Diego, Interdisciplinary Projects, San Diego, CA

1986 & 87  NEA/Regional Initiative, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA

1984, 85, 86  California Arts Council, Interdisciplinary Organization, Sacramento, CA

SITE EVALUATOR


1995  National Endowment for the Arts, Presenting Programs in Philadelphia, PA & New York, NY      

1994 & 1998  California Arts Council, Visual Arts Programs in San Diego, CA

1987  National Endowment for the Arts, Inter-Arts Programs in San Francisco, CA

1987  National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Arts Programs in New York

1985  National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Arts Programs in Boston, MA

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2018  Exquisite Views: Selections from the Fine Art Collection, San Diego History Center, San Diego, CA

2017  California Connections: Selections from the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, California Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA

2014  Nature Improved, Featured Artist, San Diego History Center & Oceanside Museum of Art

2014  Renewed, New Central Library, San Diego, curator Kathryn Kanjo, Chief Curator, MCASD

2011  California Contemporary Art Collection, California State Senate, Sacramento, CA selected by Senator Christine Kehoe

2011  Exquisite Corpses/Femme Fatales, Women’s Museum of California, San Diego, CA

2009  Homing In, an Exhibition of 50 San Diego Artists, Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA

2005  San Diego Artists, curated by Raul Guerrero & Ernest Silva, Galeria Ninapi, Ravenna, Italy

2004  Fiesta de Las Mujeres, Instituto Municipal de Arte y Cultura, Tijuana, Mexico

2004  5th Annual Invitational Drawing Show, Taylor Library, San Diego, CA

2002  3rd Annual Invitational Drawing Show, Taylor Library, San Diego, CA

2002  A Good Impression: A Century of Printmaking in San Diego, San Diego Museum of Art, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA

2002  SD’80/ Works from the 80’s by 12 San Diego Artists, Flux Gallery, San Diego, CA

2002  The Lost Frontier, Spruce Street Forum, San Diego, CA

2001  The Lost Frontier, Gallery of Contemporary Arts, Las Vegas, NV

1997  New Works: Three Artists, Margeaux Kurtie Modern Art, Madrid, NM

1997  A Graphic Notion: Contemporary Drawings by Five San Diego Artists, Kruglak Gallery, Miracosta College, Oceanside, CA

1991-1997  Gallery Artists, David Zapf Gallery, San Diego, CA

1996  Violencia, Galleria Spagnolo, San Diego, CA

1993  Print Collaboration: Atelier #22, Self-Help Graphics, Los Angeles, CA

1986  New Faces, curated by Robert McDonald, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1985  Forum II: Emerging California Artists, Laguna Beach Museum, Laguna Beach, CA

1985  More is More, site-specific work at 888 Prospect, La Jolla, CA       

SELECTED ARTICLES/REVIEWS


Beauty for the asking, James Chute, San Diego Union-Tribune, November 25, 2010

Art & Artists, monthly feature article, San Diego Home/Garden, July 2009

Striking Images of the World and More from Mudge and Schuette, Neil Kendricks, San Diego Union, March 25, 2004

Lynn Schuette’s Incarnadine, at David Zapf Gallery, David Lewinson, Artweek, March 1996

Woman like an Excised Heart, Becky Cohen, 1995

Flesh and Blood, Robert Pincus, San Diego Union, January 25, 1996

Founder Departs for Art; Color Her Sushi Career Brilliant, Anne Marie Welsh, San Diego Union, January 15, 1995

Sushi Loses Guiding Light: Tribute to Lynn Schuette, Charles Wilmoth, Gay & Lesbian Times, January, 1995

Sushi Loses Guiding Light: Tribute to Lynn Schuette, Charles Wilmoth, Uptown News Magazine, December 22, 1994

Schuette: Hot, Cool Images, Body Doubles, Robert Pincus, San Diego Union, March 17, 1994

The Painterly Mystery of Landscape and Body, Charles Wilmoth, March 1994

BROADCAST MEDIA


2013  ArtPulse TV, NBC, San Diego affiliate, San Diego, CA

2004  Artist Profile Series, San Diego Public Library, City TV/Channel 24, San Diego, CA              

1984  Artists in Residence: Lee, McGraw, Schuette, KPBS Television, San Diego, CA 

BOARD MEMBERSHIPS


2004 -2007  Honorary Board Member, Sushi Performance & Visual Art, San Diego, CA

2003 -2007  Honorary Board Member, Voz Alta Project, Inc. San Diego, CA

1991 - 1993  21st Century Harlem, San Diego, CA

1989 - 1992  African American Museum of Fine Arts, Advisory Board, San Diego, CA

1989 - 1993  Malashock Dance and Company, Advisory Board, San Diego, CA

1989 - 1990  National Performance Network (NPN), New York, NY

1987 - 1991  San Diego Theatre League, San Diego, CA

1985 - 1988  Public Arts Advisory Council, County of San Diego, CA

1985 - 1988  National Association of Artists Organizations (NAAO), Washington, D.C.

SELECTED LECTURES/PANEL DISCUSSIONS


Personal Artwork

Contemporary Arts Committee, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA

San Diego State University, Graduate Seminar, San Diego, CA

Athenaeum Library, Adult class, La Jolla, CA

San Diego High School, Advanced class, San Diego, CA

San Diego Architectural Forum, San Diego, CA

Arts Funding & Contemporary Presenting

 LEAD Board Training Seminars, San Diego, CA

Escondido Regional Arts Council, Escondido, CA

Community Arts Resources Conference, Los Angeles, CA

Western Arts Presenters Conference, Los Angeles, CA

Contemporary Visual Art

Eastern Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

Metropolitan Correctional Center, San Diego, CA

Center for Women’s Studies and Services, San Diego, CA

San Dieguito High School, Encinitas, CA

Orange Glen High School, Escondido, CA

Performance Art and Contemporary Dance

Jewish Community Center, La Jolla, CA

Mesa College, San Diego, CA

San Diego State University

EDUCATION


1970-1972  Graduate Work, University of California, Berkeley, CA

1970  BFA Summa Cum Laude, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL

1969  Printmaking Workshop, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL