Michael Schoolnik

Michael Schoolnik received a BFA in painting from RISD in 1979. In 2000 he began collecting work by artists who had the biggest impact on him as a student, starting with multiples by RB Kitaj, Oyvind Fahlstom, and Peter Blake. In 2007, he acquired two paintings from Kyle Ranson’s solo show at Adobe Books backroom Gallery (at the suggestion of artist Chris Duncan) and since that time, he’s focused collecting work by Bay Area Emerging artists. He and his wife Naoko and two Bichons live in Nob Hill, in San Francisco.