Born 1973 in Urbana, IL. Lives in Albuquerque, NM.
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 that exhibit their own unique, peculiar language, reminiscent of Surrealism. Loose, dreamy narratives are packed into complex compositional spaces with deep colors enhancing the drama.
Scott Anderson received his BFA from Kansas State University, his MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Anderson is currently an Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at University of New Mexico College of Fine Arts. His most recent solo and two person exhibitions include Biotech at Denny Dimin Gallery (New York, NY), Streaming by Lamp and by Fire at Denny Gallery (New York, NY), Lovers and Thinkers at Galerie Richard (Paris, France), and Supper Club at Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art (Overland Park, KS) among others. Anderson has participated in exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (Chicago, IL), the Parrish Art Museum (Water Mill, NY), The Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh, PA), the Cranbrook Art Museum (Bloomfield Hills, MI), and Kavi Gupta Gallery (Chicago, IL). Anderson was the recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and The William and Dorothy Yeck Award. 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. Scott Anderson is represented by Denny Gallery (New York).
Elizabeth Denny talks about Denny Dimin Gallery’s relationship with artist, Scott Anderson, from the first time she saw his paintings in person to his most recent exhibition “Biotech” (May 8- June 13, 2020).
Scott Anderson participated in Virtual—Denny Dimin Gallery’s new series of exhibitions presented exclusively online. The limited run exhibitions complement our IRL programming at the gallery and fairs with a small selections of artworks. Behind-the-scenes videos bring the immediate experience of art viewing online for a remote audience.
Virtual: New Mexico highlights artists Paula Wilson and Scott Anderson, who live and work in the deserted Southwestern state famous for its vibrant art scene. This virtual exhibition was selected to coincide with Denny Dimin Gallery’s presentation of their work at UNTITLED Miami Beach in December 2019.
Virtual: New Mexico includes two prints each titled Mooning by Wilson and a new painting titled Drive-thru Salad by Anderson. These artworks are accompanied by candid videos of the artists in their studios speaking on their practice, context, and working life. The virtual exhibition format allows the viewer to explore the artists’ work in situ. Anderson introduces his daily routine in a studio outpost behind his home in Albuquerque, while Wilson invites us to explore her cavernous 5,000 square foot studio space in Carrizozo, a sparsely populated, old railroad town.