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RS Studio 
Member since Aug 2, 2014 Primarily abstract painter and collagist. Live/work in New York, NY and Columbia County, NY. Visual artist Randall Schmit was born in Newark, New Jersey, and grew up along the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. After initial studies in architecture at Texas A&M University, Schmit began to paint, and was Studio Assistant to abstract colorist, Ray Parker (painter) during the late-seventies and early eighties in New York. Schmit's calligraphic and buoyant abstractions first came to public attention in New York in the 1980s, where he exhibited extensively in the East Village, Manhattan. His first solo exhibition in New York was held at Betty Cuningham Gallery in Soho in 1982; later exhibitions of the artist's work were held in East Village venues such as Jose Frere's fiction/nonfiction (solo exhibition, 1987), the Pyramid Club (1986), and Virtual Garrison (1985). Schmit's paintings were characterised as "loud, cartoonish" by critic Michael Brenson during this period. Recent solo exhibitions have been in Hudson, New York at the David Bruner Gallery (2010) and at McDaris Fine Art (2013), both on Warren Street. (-Wikipedia)