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Randall Schmit

visual artist Fine Artist Painter

Randall Schmit, American painter. ● Grantee 2014, Esther & Adolph Gottlieb Individual Artist Support Grant; ● 2013 A.R.T. Grantee Award, The Artist’s Resource Trust Grant; ● Grantee, 2011 Esther & Adolph Gottlieb Individual Artist Support Grant; ● 2000 Invitational Travel Grant, United States Consulate General, Istanbul Turkey; ● Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, 1983. www.RandallSchmitStudio.com


● Primarily abstract and surrealist painter. Live and work in New York. Born in Newark, New Jersey and grew up in San Pedro, CA and Baton Rouge, LA. Studio Assistant to NY Abstract Expressionist and Colorist, Ray Parker during the late-seventies and early eighties in New York. Present work is multiple panel landscape-mural painting installations.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Texas A&M University, College Station, 1977. Master of Fine Arts, Texas A&M, 1979. SUNY Empire State College, Fine Art (Painting) New York, New York, United States.


Visiting Artist, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, 2012. Artist, painter, New York City, since 1980. Guest critic, studio program State University of New York at Empire State College, New York City, 1982. Adjunct faculty, studio program Empire State College, 1983.

Guest lecturer University New Orleans, 1984. Guest critic & lecturer E.Tex. State University, 1984. Guest critic & lecturer, Bennington College, Vermont, 1992, Maryland Institute Graduate School Fine Arts, Baltimore, 1991, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, 1992. Guest lecturer Parsons School Design, New York City, 1996, State University of New York at Purchase Graduate & Undergrad. Schools, New York, 1997, United States Consulate General, Istanbul, Turkey, 2000, Delgado College, New Orleans.


  • painting

    • Visitation | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

      (Visitation 1988 Acrylic, oil, wax crayon, and metallic ...)

    • Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Malibu, CA

      (A Crank Toy Box 1987 oil on canvas 84 x 84 inches © R...)

    • Ogden Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA

      (Courtier's Room 1986 60 x 54 inches oil on canvas © R...)

    • New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA

      (The Street 1988 oil on canvas 81 x 101 inches © RANDA...)

    • (MoCA) Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL

    • Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, Durham, NC

    • Castellani Art Museum, Niagara University, Niagara, NY

    • Art Museum of Western Virginia, Roanoke, VA

  • Other Work

    • Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL

      (Parallel Voyage 1989 oil on canvas 72 x 72 inches © R...)


President, Valatie Economic Redevelopment Association (V.E.R.A.), 2013-—present.

Member Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, 2003—present.

Trustee, Valatie Free Library, Kinderhook, NY 2007—2013