Gloria Schochor

  • I was born in New York City and grew up in New York State. A guidance counselor suggested that I apply to Rhode Island School of Design. I went for an interview and they accepted me. I spent four amazing years there.
    I went to New York City and worked as a textile designer and teacher of design for many years. I spent hours in the museums and galleries. Pollack, Rauschenberg, De Kooning, Warhol, Stella, Rothko, Tworkov, and Frankenthaler were some of the cogent artists working then. I saw their earliest shows.
    I have been living, drawing, and painting in Maryland ever since.


  • Columbia University, New York, N.Y., Master of Fine Arts Education, 1965
  • Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Textile Design, 1956

Work Experience

  • Painting in home studio, 1999-Present
  • Creative Arts Project, Consortium of Artists, Marketing Director, 1997-1998
  • Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N.Y., Adjunct Professor, 1973-1974
  • High School of Fashion Industries, N.Y., N.Y., Teacher, 1965-1991
    • Sole creator of three year curriculum in textile design
  • Textile Industry Designer and Stylist, N.Y., N.Y., 1956-1964

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • The Art Garage, Reisterstown, MD, 1998 – 1999
  • Puffins Restaurant, Pikesville, MD, 3 Person Exhibition, 1998
  • Reister's Desire, Reisterstown, MD, 1998
  • Villa Julie College, Owings Mills, MD, 1998
  • Starbucks, Reisterstown, MD, 1998
  • Bear Creek Coffee Co., Owings Mills, MD, 1998
  • Bear Creek Coffee Co., Owings Mills, MD, 1997


  • Berman McAleer Newsletter, March/April 2015, Client Spotlight
  • The Owings Mills Times, 1998, Webster, Keeley. "Exhibiting A Willingness To Show Their Art".