Paula Scher, American (1948 - )

Paula Scher’s work has been exhibited in the world’s leading museums including the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York, the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., the Denver Art Museum, the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, and the Bibliothèque Nationale de France and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. She has taught for over two decades at the School of Visual Arts, and held positions at Cooper Union, Yale University and the Tyler School of Art. In 2002, Princeton Architectural Press published her career monograph Make It Bigger. Scher is an active member of the Art Commission of the City of New York. She first exhibited The Maps at Maya Stendhal Gallery in January 2006, and is a partner at Pentagram Design, Inc. Please contact the gallery to receive further information, press kit, and exhibition catalogue.

Paula Scher is an artist and designer based in New York.


Tyler School of Art, BFA Corcoran College of Art and Design, Doctor of Fine Arts Honoris

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2007    “Paula Scher: Recent Paintings,” Maya Stendhal Gallery, New York, NY

2006    “Paula Scher: The Maps,” Maya Stendhal Gallery, New York, NY

2005    “The Maps: Recent Paintings,” Maya Stendhal Gallery, New York, NY

2005    “Collection d’Affiches les Silos, la Maison du Livre et de l’Affiche,” Chaumont, France

2002    “The Master Series: Paula Scher,” Visual Arts Museum at the School of Visual Arts, New York

2002    “Paula Scher,” Temple Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia

1999    “Type Is Image,” DDD Gallery, Osaka, Japan Selected

Selected Group Shows

2007    “Notes on Utopia,” Maya Stendhal Gallery, New York

2006    “The Daily News,” Boise Art Museum, in Boise, ID

2005    “Noires-Noirs/The Black Show,” Bleu Acier Gallery, Tampa, FL

2005   “Community of Artists: 50 Years of The Public Theater,” The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Dorothy and
            Lewis B. Cullman Center

2005    “Design of Dissent,” Visual Arts Museum at the School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

2005    “Repetitions,” Maya Stendhal Gallery, New York, NY

2005    “The Daily News,” Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT

2004    “The Daily News,” Nicolaysen Art Museum and Discovery Center, Casper, WY

2004    “Ballpoint,” The Gallery at Pentagram, London

2004    “Pentagram: A World of Typography,” Klingspor-Museum Offenbach, Offenbach am Main, Germany

2004    “Graphic Design of Three Continents,” Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran

2004    “National Design Triennial: Inside Design Now,” Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York, NY

2002    “What Is Design Today?” The Design Center at Philadelphia University, PA

2002    “US Design,” Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN

2002    “US Design 1975-2000,” Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

2002      “US Design 1975-2000,” Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY

2001    “Women Designers in the USA, 1900- 2000: Diversity and Difference,” Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative
            Arts, New York, NY

2000    “Graphistes Autour du Monde (Graphic Artists Around the World),” Mois du Graphisme d’Échirolles, France

1998    “Unrolled: Great American Poster Design 1980-1998,” Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, Buffalo, NY

1997    “Mixing Messages: Graphic Design in Contemporary Culture,” Cooper- Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York, NY

Selected Awards

2006    TDC Medal, Type Directors Club

2001    Medalist, American Institute of Graphic Arts

2001    Doctor of Fine Arts Honoris Causa, Corcoran College of Art and Design

2000    Chrysler Award for Innovation in Design

1998    Art Directors Club Hall of Fame

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