Scott Anderson








Born 1973 in Urbana, Illinois. Lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Scott Anderson’s process begins with a snippet of memory or a vestigial image lingering in his mind. He works intuitively to excavate something new and transformative from the memory. This process leads to paintings reminiscent of Surrealism and with their own unique, peculiar language. Loose, dreamy narratives are packed in to complex compositional spaces, with deep colors enhancing the drama.

Scott Anderson received his BFA from Kansas State University and his MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and he attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. His most recent solo exhibition is Streaming by Lamp and by Fire at Denny Gallery (2018). Anderson has had solo exhibitions at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art and CES Gallery in Los Angeles and has participated in exhibitions at MCA Chicago, the Parrish Art Museum, The Warhol Museum, the Cranbrook Art Museum, and Kavi Gupta Gallery. His work has been featured in numerous publications including Artforum, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, Art Maze Magazine, and New American Paintings. Anderson was the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and The William and Dorothy Yeck Award. Anderson is currently an Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at University of New Mexico College of Fine Arts.

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Scott Anderson: Streaming by Lamp and by Fire
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02.26.2021 - 03.27.2021
Streaming by Lamp and by Fire
01.07.2018 - 02.11.2018
On the Nose
10.23.2016 - 12.04.2016

Virtual Exhibitions:

Scott Anderson: Biotech
New Mexico
Supper Club
The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art
06.23.2016 - 09.25.2016
March 24, 2021 Events

In Conversation: Artist Scott Anderson & Art Historian Sarah Diver

Scott Anderson and Sarah Diver discuss the artist’s current  exhibition “Biotech” .

March 18, 2021 Events

Scott Anderson: Biotech Catalogs!

Exhibition catalogs for Scott Anderson: Biotech are now available to order!

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April 22, 2020 Press

Scott Anderson 5 Artists on Artsy’s Radar

“Artists on Our Radar” is a monthly series produced collaboratively by Artsy’s editorial and curatorial teams. Utilizing our editors’ art expertise and our curatorial team’s unique insights and access to Artsy data, each month, we highlight five artists who have our attention.

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March 08, 2018 Events, Press

Scott Anderson at NADA in ARTnews Slideshow

ARTnews features a slideshow of the best on view at NADA New York.

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May 14, 2016 Press

Scott Anderson Reviewed in Artforum

Defined by irresolution and incongruous segmentations, where extensive layering repeatedly frames preserves of comparatively bare canvas, each work is made from both the raw and the overdone. In any one painting, a section freezes while another one melts.

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April 14, 2016 Press

Scott Anderson Reviewed in the Los Angeles Times

Scott Anderson’s eight new paintings in “Supper Club” at CES Gallery are not particularly attractive. Ugly colors, cluttered compositions and ham-fisted paint-handling make for works in which rudimentary images burble up from unsettled backgrounds awhirl with undigested restlessness.

Scott Anderson
May 2020
Scott Anderson
Virtual: New Mexico
December 2019


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