Scott Anderson








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).

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Scott Anderson: Streaming by Lamp and by Fire
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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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