About The Artist


Marilee Schumann has grown up with her family on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She has built her own house, raised her children, gardened, sewn, made pottery, fixed flat tires, tested the water of the Chester River, played music, acted in plays, made books, cooked meals, marched in parades, and danced at parties.

In 2003 she earned her Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of Maryland, and has taught ceramics at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland. She now teaches ceramics workshops at the Clay Studio/Chestertown RiverArts in Chestertown.

She works in clay, metal, wood, fabric, stones, and recycled and found objects.

Current Affiliations

Owner, Tree of Life Gallery of American Craft, Chestertown, Maryland
Member, Art@Chestertown

Recent Exhibitions

Visions in Clay 2015, Delta Center for the Arts, Srockton CA
American Craft Council Show, Baltimore

Visions in Clay 2012, Delta Center for the Arts, Srockton CA
19th San Angelo National Ceramic Competition, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, CA. Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio, jurors.

Adkins Arboretum Outdoor Sculpture Show, Ridgely, MD
Porous Borders, Historic Society of Washington, DC

Sink/Float, Area 405, Baltimore, MD
Involving Violence, School 33, Baltimore, MD
Reform, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, MD

Fine Contemporary Crafts, Artspace, Raleigh, NC
Aquifer, Edison Place Gallery, Washington, DC
Adkins Arboretum Outdoor Sculpture Invitational, Ridgely, Maryland
Restating the Arts, Carroll County Arts Council Gallery, Westminster, MD

The Vessel, Carla Massoni Gallery, Chestertown, MD

Adkins Arboretum Outdoor Sculpture Invitational, Ridgely, Maryland
Sculpture Now 2006, Washington Sculptors’ Group, Washington, DC
Size Matters, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
Micro Monumental, Flashpoint Gallery, Washington, DC
The Rawls National Juried Exhibition 2006, Rawls Museum Arts, Courtland, VA
(Award for Excellence)

March 2005, Open House Contemporary Art Exhibition, curated by Deborah McLeod, Chestertown, Maryland
59th Annual Sculpture Exhibition, Pen and Brush, New York, NY
8th International Open, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
Exit/Exist, Radcliffe Mill Gallery, Chestertown, MD
Earth Echoes, Artworks Gallery, Chestertown, MD
Liminal Musings, The Museum of Liminalist Art, Chestertown, MD

Conduction/Containment, ALL Gallery, New Haven CT
5th Annual Juried Outdoor Sculpture Competition, Finer Things Gallery, Nashville, TN
Icons: the Work of Women, Radcliffe Mill Gallery, Chestertown, MD
Outdoor Sculpture Invitational, Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely, MD

Spring, 2003
Washington College Magazine, “Elemental Peace,” Carol Casey.
January 29, 2004,
The Sun Live, “Regional Artists are United in ‘death’ exhibit,” Sarah Schaeffer
February 25, 2004
City Paper, “The Small ‘d’,” Lily Thayer..
Summer, 2004
Outdoor Sculpture Invitational at Adkins Arboretum Catalogue
May 20, 2005
Easton Star Democrat, “Radcliffe Mill opens…,” Deborah McLeod.
September 30, 2005
Mid-Shore Entertainment Guide, “What is Liminalism?” Deborah McLeod

Anwar Sadat Art for Peace Prize, University of Maryland

M. F. A. 2003 Sculpture University of Maryland, College Park
B. A. 1971 English Washington College, Chestertown, Maryland

Other Professional Experience
Teaching assistant, University of Maryland
Instructor, Washington College


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