Henry Schoebel was born in 1955 in Rockville Centre, New York. He received his MFA from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1980, and his BFA, magna cum laude in 1977 from Syracuse University. He is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including an Indo-American Fellowship to India, an Artpark Artist-in-Residency, and a MacDowell Colony Fellowship. He has exhibited and lectured throughout the United States and abroad in Germany, Italy, Bulgaria, Mexico, India, and Pakistan. In 2007 Schoebel was invited to deliver the 2007 Coomaraswamy Memorial Lecture in New Delhi, India, at the invitation of the Lalit Kala Akademi (the Indian National Academy of Art), the first foreigner ever invited to do so. His work has been included in shows at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Phoenix Art Museum, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Tucson Museum of Art, among others. Schoebel is currently represented by Gebert Contemporary, Scottsdale, Arizona and Santa Fe, New Mexico. His work has been reviewed in numerous publications, including Art in America, ART News, New York Newsday, The Washington Post, and the Arizona Republic. Schoebel has been teaching at the university level for over 25 years, holding positions at Princeton University, The New School for Social Research, and the University of Rhode Island. Residing since 1990 in Phoenix, where he maintains his studio, he is currently Professor of Painting and Drawing at Arizona State University.
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