Owen Schuh (born 1982, in Stevens Point, Wisconsin) lives and works in San Francisco.  He draws his inspiration from mathematics and complex organic systems. In particular, he is fascinated by simple sets of well-defined rules that generate unexpectedly intricate and nuanced structures. His work is painstakingly created by hand, using at most the aid of a pocket calculator.

Initially pursuing biology, Owen earned a degree in fine art and philosophy from Haverford College, in Philadelphia, in 2004. In 2007, he received his Masters of Fine Art from The Tyler School of Art, also in Philadelphia, and completed his final year of study in Rome, Italy. Owen returned to Haverford college to teach drawing and painting in 2008 before moving to San Francisco the following year.   He has exhibited in Germany, Italy, and throughout the United States, and lectures periodically on his work and algorithmic art practice. His work is included in a number of private collections, as well as the Kupferstichkabinett of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. He volunteers at the San Francisco Exploratorium museum and is a former resident at the artist collective Root Division, where he taught after school classes in origami to under-served public school students.

He is currently involved in a collaboration with the mathematician Satyan Devadoss. Much of their work together can be seen in the current exhibit The Cartography of Tree Space at Satellite Berlin.

Owen Schuh shows with Satellite Berlin.

If you have any questions or comments please email me - owen at owenschuh dot com

 

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14.March - 26.April 2015 The Cartography of Tree Space collaboration with mathematician Satyan Devadoss at Satellite Berlin.