EDUCATION

Tyler School of Art, BFA
Corcoran College of Art and Design, Doctor of Fine Arts Honoris Causa
Maryland Institute College of Art, Doctor of Fine Arts Honoris Causa
Moore College of Art and Design, Doctor of Fine Arts Honoris Causa

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012
MAPS, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA
MAPS, Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York, NY

2010
Paula Scher: Map Screenprints 2006-2010. Maya Stendhal Gallery, New York, NY

2008
Paula Scher: Recent Paintings. Maya Stendhal Gallery, New York, NY

2006
Paula Scher: The Maps. Maya Stendhal Gallery, New York, NY

2005
The Maps: Recent Paintings. Maya Stendhal Gallery, New York, NY
Collection d'Affiches les Silos, la Maison du Livre et de l'Affiche. Chaumont, France

2002
The Master Series: Paula Scher. Visual Arts Museum at the School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

1999
Paula Scher. Temple Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia
Type Is Image. DDD Gallery, Osaka, Japan


SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

2012
Double Portrait: Paula Scher and Seymour Chwast, Graphic Designers, Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA
DataVis: Information as Art, Beall Center for Art & Technology, University of California, Irvine, CA

2010
Mapping: Memory and Motion in Contemporary Art. The Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY

2009
CAN & DID – Graphics, Art, and Photography from the Obama Campaign. Danziger Projects, New York, NY

2007
Notes on Utopia. Maya Stendhal Gallery, New York, NY

2006
The Daily News. Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID

2005
Noires-Noirs/The Black Show. Bleu Acier Gallery, Tampa, FL
Community of Artists: 50 Years of The Public Theater. The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, New York, NY
Design of Dissent. Visual Arts Museum at the School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
Repetitions. Maya Stendhal Gallery, New York, NY
The Daily News. Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT
The Daily News. Nicolaysen Art Museum and Discovery Center, Casper, WY

2004
Ballpoint. The Gallery at Pentagram, London, UK
Pentagram: A World of Typography. Klingspor-Museum Offenbach, Offenbach am Main, Germany
Graphic Design of Three Continents. Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran
National Design Triennial: Inside Design Now. Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York, NY

2002
What Is Design Today? The Design Center at Philadelphia University, PA
US Design. Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN
US Design 1975-2000. Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
US Design 1975-2000. Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY

2001
Women Designers in the USA, 1900-2000: Diversity and Difference. Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, NY, NY

2000
Graphistes Autour du Monde (Graphic Artists Around the World). Mois du Graphisme d'Échirolles, France

1998
Unrolled: Great American Poster Design 1980-1998. Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, Buffalo, NY

1997
Mixing Messages: Graphic Design in Contemporary Culture. Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York, NY

SELECTED AWARDS
2006
TDC Medal, Type Directors Club

2001
Medalist, American Institute of Graphic Arts
Doctor of Fine Arts Honoris Causa, Corcoran College of Art and Design

2000
Chrysler Award for Innovation in Design

1998
Art Directors Club Hall of Fame

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York
Denver Art Museum
Israel Museum, Jerusalem
HSBC-Premier
Klingspor-Museum, Offenbach, Germany
Les Silos, la Maison du Livre et de l'Affiche, Chaumont, France
Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Microsoft Art Collection
Musée de la Poste, Paris
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Die Neue Sammlung Staatliches Museum für angewandte Kunst, Munich
Plakatmuseum am Niederrhein, Emmerich, Germany
The Public Theater, New York
Victoria & Albert Museum, London

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
Edward S. Weil, Chicago
John C. Waddell
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lebon, Belgium
The Merrill C. Berman Collection
The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry
Turnberry Associates, Florida

MONOGRAPHS
Scher, Paula. Paula Scher: Maps. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2011.
Scher, Paula. Make It Bigger. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2002. US paperback edition published Fall, 2005.

BOOKS AS AUTHOR AND CO-AUTHOR
Pentagram Partners, eds. Pentagram Book Five. New York: The Monacelli Press, 1999.
Gibbs, David, ed. Pentagram: The Compendium. London: Phaidon Press, 1993. Collection of essays, work and commentary by the Pentagram partners, including several contributions from Scher.
Scher, Paula. The Graphic Design Portfolio: How to Make a Good One. New York: Watson-Guptill, 1992. A step-by-step guide to building a marketable self-presentation, with examples from graduate-level students from the School of Visual Arts.
Scher, Paula. The Honeymoon Book. New York: M. Evans & Co., 1981. A Tribute to the Last Ritual of Sexual Innocence.
Scher, Paula and Stan Mack. The Brownstone. New York: Pantheon Books, 1973. A children's storybook.

Articles, As Author
"A New Brand Image for the US." Monocle (London) September 2007, pp. 55-56.
"5x5=25." Creative Review (London) March 2005, pp. 78-79.
"All the News That Fits." PRINT (New York) January/February 2004, pp. 45-53.
"Answers to Authorship." Creative Review (London) March 2001, p. 31.
"Defective Equipment: The Palm Beach County Ballot." The New York Times, November 11, 2000, p. A27.
"The Devaluation of Design by the Design Community." AIGA Journal of Graphic Design (New York) Vol. 11, No. 4, 1993, pp. 3-5.
"The Boat." PRINT (New York) March/April 1993, pp. 113-114.
"Over There, You Are What You Eat: An American Designer in London Ponders the Pudding. AIGA Journal of Graphic Design (New York) Vol. 11, No. 1, 1993, p. 6.
"Rashomon in the Record Business." AIGA Journal of Graphic Design (New York) Vol. 7, No. 4, 1990, pp. 11-13.
"The Dark in the Middle of the Stairs." Graphis (New York) November/December 1989, p. 19.
"The Right Face." AIGA Journal of Graphic Design (New York) Vol. 5, No. 1, 1987.
"Back to Show and Tell." AIGA Journal of Graphic Design (New York) Vol. 4, No. 1, 1986.
"Special Graphic Parody Section." PRINT (New York) November/December 1985.
"Type Loses Face." Adweek (New York) 7 October 1985, p. D44.
"Back in the USSR, or That Ukraine Type Really Knocks Me Out." AIGA Journal of Graphic Design (New York) No. 4, 1983.