The answer before the Answer, is Yes.
(b. 1970, Washington DC)
My name is Rodger Schultz and I love you. It is my purpose, my joy and my labor to find the most love possible and offer it directly. The artwork that comes from me is the exhaust of my Being.
Formally trained in the Graphic Arts, I have spent over 20 years immersed in studying a vast wealth of visual languages, including a decade of labor in the corporate sphere as a graphic designer, information & interface designer, and professional illustrator. I left that space to experience freedom in the fine arts unbound by negativity, rule, dogma, technique or mandate. After creating my first painting in 1992 at the age of 22, I fell in love with the paint and became assured of my artistic destiny by the completion of my fifth painting.
Now a full-time jock primarily working in pigments, I utilize all materials that may present themselves, and largely prefer to work in ways that are stylistically unknown to me. From this nomadic, exploratory nature emerges a body of work that is singularly unpredictable, uniquely diverse and visually exciting to watch unfold. Coming from the unknown, my creative processes are usually broken down to simplicity, then extended outward toward complexity. I study the Self, not the paint, and though a natural impressionist, I spend a large amount of time inspecting and merging multiple artistic genres.
Even when pairing ill-advised motifs, Source, Intent and Color bind my work and it is rare that I would not employ the entire spectrum in a single piece. I tend to revel in the flawed, avoid overly excessive detail and almost never engage in work where the result is pre-known. Fulfilled, I seek not, and instead frolic unabashed in the infinite realms of Joy manifest. As an independent outsider, I am supported by an ever-growing pedigree of private collectors that recognize themselves in my work. They are my own Self and I dedicate the whole of my waking hours inventing, exploring, and creating artwork with an esteemed quality and beauty worthy of their Being. Love is all there is.
Love Is and that's it. There is nothing else here. You are it.
ABOUT THE ART
"RAS.'s work is truly a non-linear parade. It seems to be evolving like a fancier kaleidoscope composed of fancy kaleidoscopes. You have to put your eye on the glass and twist the wheel to see how everything aligns."
"It's obvious to the fortunate, that going elbow deep in the Grape Nuts is the actual thrill of it. Too many people today like the prize already sitting at the top of the box. The prize is just to keep you distracted. The prize is nice, dont get me wrong. But I'm pretty sure Rodger's work is the Grape Nuts. You're supposed to stick your arm in it."
Reston, VA / 703.380.8214 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Born 1970, Washington D.C.
1988-1992 BFA Program, Graphic Design, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
1996 Sedona, Arizona, Sculpture Apprenticeship under Ed Beathitt
present I Am
1992-present Fine Artist, Illustrator, Designer and Creative
2005-2010 Senior Visual, Information & Interface Designer ; AOL Inc., Dulles, VA
2003-2005 Corporate Illustrator; AOL Inc., Dulles, VA
2000-2002 Senior Graphic Designer; Exit1 Inc., Reston, VA
1993-1995 Signmaker; Red Rock Signs, Sedona, AZ
2012 Group Show, Cooley Gallery, Leesburg, VA
2012 Solo Show, Cooley Gallery, Leesburg, VA
2012 Solo Show, The Dunes Gallery, Washington D.C.
2012 Group Show, O'neill Studios Annual Salon, Washington D.C.
2012 Solo Show, Sherwood Center Gallery, Fairfax, VA
2012 Art Whino, Alexandria, VA
2011 Group Show, G40 Art Summit, Washington D.C.
2011 Group Show, Modus Union Fall Salon, Washington D.C.
2011 Solo Show, Avenue Beau Sejour, Great Falls VA
2011 Charity Group Show, Lamont Bishop Gallery, Washington D.C.
2011 Charity Group Show for Japan, G2, Washington D.C.
2011 Art Whino, Alexandria, VA
2010 Group Show, Adam Lister Gallery, Fairfax, VA
2010 Solo Show and Display, Saks Fifth Avenue, Tyson's Corner VA
2010 Group Show, Modus Union Spring Salon, Washington D.C.
2010 Group Show, Modus Union Fall Salon, Washington D.C.
2008 Solo Show, Dumbarton Concert Gallery, Washington D.C.
2004 Group Show, Ropes End Biannual, Annapolis, MD
2003 Group Show, Artists Museum, Washington, D.C.
1999 Solo Show, Heartline, Sedona, AZ
1998 2 Man Show, Jackson Gallery, Sedona, AZ
Apri 2012, Sketchpad Spotlight, with Andrew Deerin, Chatham Light Media >
July 2011, Viva Tyson's Magazine, "Loving an Artist"
July 2011, Channel 9 WUSA SuperNova Profile >
June 1996, Good Times Magazine,
"Demonstrating Genius: New Art Phenomenon Revealed in Sedona"
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Chris Cooley, Leesburg, Virginia | 2 Works
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David Lloyd, San Francisco, California | 3 Works
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Mary Amons, Great Falls, Virginia | 1 Works
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Esther Harrison, Cologne, Germany | 1 Works
Nicole Richie, Los Angeles, California | 1 work
James Davies, Annapolis, Maryland | 2 Works
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