Stephen Schultz earned an MFA degree from Stanford in 1974 after completing undergraduate work at the Rhode Island School of Design and the San Francisco Art Institute.
Schultz has been the recipient of numerous awards including a Tiffany Foundation Fellowship, Fulbright Foundation Fellowship, WESTAF/NEA grant and AVA 1. He has had solo exhibitions in Chicago, New York, Paris, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boise, Atlanta, Tucson, the Paris Gibson Museum in Great Falls, the Spokane Civic Center, the Salt Lake City Art Center, the Museum of Art and Culture in Spokane, WA, North Idaho College, and the Verena Foundation in Hydra, Greece. Artist in Residencies include the American Academy in Rome, Bellagio Study Center at Lake Como, Italy. Camargo Foundation, Cassis, France and Yaddo/Handhollow in East Chatham, NY
Schultz has taught painting and drawing at Stanford University, the University of Iowa in Iowa City and the University of Washington in Seattle. He currently lives and works in North Idaho.