Galerie Richard


Scott Anderson’s work was described by the art critic David Pagel as “dystopian abstraction”:  

His 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 both of surrealist dreamscapes, American Regionalism, modernist influences and with their own unique language. 

Anderson’s newest paintings are composed of figures seeming to be separated and scattered across the . As Pagel noted, “Appearances and reality are tugged apart.” The most important quality of his work is the ambiguity of his figuration. You are first confronted with uncertainty, but slowly you begin to understand the characteristic of his work. The sizes of the figures do not comply with any sense of scale within the composition, lending an interesting perspective. His process is reminscient of that of Henri Matisse and Raoul Dufy. The pictorial space is flattened and color is used to bring the third physcial dimension into a flat space of. The canvases reflect the cultural upheavals of our time and invite the viewer to contemplate on snippets of the modern day city and its mysterious inhabitants. 

 “His creative process begins with bits of memory or remnants of images that linger in his mind. It intuitively works to get something new and modified out of memory. 
This process leads to paintings that have reminiscences with the dreamlike landscapes of the surrealists, American regionalism, modernist influences and with their own unique language.” * 

*”Dystopian Abstraction” ArtPulse, 2017, 


1973       Born in Urbana, IL, USA
Lives and works in New Mexico, USA

2015       Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
2003       University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign [ m.f.a. ]
1997       Kansas State University [ b.f.a. ]

Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS
Pauline Karpidas, Geneva, Suisse
Raymond Learsy and Melva Becksbaum, Sharon, CT
Numerous other private collections


2021   Biotech, Denny Dimin Gallery, NY

2018     Streaming by Lamp and by Fire, Denny Dimin Gallery, NY

2017    Lovers and Thinkers, Galerie Richard, Paris

2016     Untitled, Miami Beach, Galerie Richard, Miami Beach, FL
Supper Club, CES Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Supper Club, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS

2015   Wiseguys, CES Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2013     Future Perfect Tense, with Orion Wertz, Biggin Gallery, Auburn University, Auburn, AL

2009     Join or Die, Stux Gallery, New York, NY (catalog)

2008     Rendezvous Point, Light and Sie Gallery, Dallas, TX (catalog)
Misiisto, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL

2007     Guru, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Leipzig

2005     Re Krei, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL
Aneksi, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2004     Neo Pejzago, Galerie Richard, Paris (Catalog)

2003    12×12, New Artists New Work, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
Miami University of Ohio, Oxford, OH

2001     Esperanto for Forage, Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago, IL


2022  Architectures of Intimacy, Kersgallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2020  In the Meanwhile… Recent Acquisitions of Contenmporary Art, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA
Untitled, Galerie Richard, Paris

2019  Artifacts, Nevven Gallery, Gothenberg, Sweden
Drinking the Reflection, Russo Lee Gallery, Portland, OR
30 Ans, Galerie Richard, Paris

2018     Gocha, Galerie Richard, Paris
Seattle art fair, Galerie Richard, New York, NY

2017   The Wild West, avec William Bradley, David Ryan, Jeremy Thomas, Galerie          Richard, New York, NY
Painting in due time, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, NY
Volta 12, Bâle, Galerie Richard, Paris
SWAB Barcelona, Galerie Richard, Paris

2016   On the Nose, two-person exhibition with Austin Eddy, Denny Gallery, New York, NY
Phantom Limb, Shulamit Nazarian Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Alcove Show, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM

2015     Inside/Outside, Common Street Arts, Waterville, ME
Kansas, with David Leigh, Philspace, Santa Fe, NM
Fantasy of Representation, Beers of London, London
Ducks:LA, Minotaur Projects, Los Angeles, CA

2014     Ducks, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Reverb II, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

2013      The 10th Circle, Vast Space Projects, Henderson, NV
New Surrealism, Mirus Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Reverb: Current Abstraction in Painting, University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art, Cedar Falls, IA

2011      Streams of Consciousness, Salina Art Center, Salina, KS
Always Nowadays, SCA Contemporary, Albuquerque, NM

2010        Underground Pop, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY
Bunny Redux, Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
Cut, Shuffle, Draw, Columbus State University Galleries, Columbus, GA
Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Tethered to My World, Highland Park Art Center, Highland Park, IL
2010+1 Young Painters: The Miami University’s 21rst Century Painting
Collection, Heistand Galleries, Miami University of Ohio, Oxford, OH

2009       Low Blow, Stux Gallery, New York, NY
Beatutiful/Decay A to Z, Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Landscape Affected, Haggerty University Gallery, University of Dallas, Dallas, TX

2008       Future Tense: Reshaping the Landsdape, Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY
Wild Kingdom, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS
Wintergarten, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Berlin
West, Wester, Westest, Fecalface Dot Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Apocalypse Yesterday, Claremont Graduate University, Los Angeles, CA,
Cultivating Instability, Cliff Dwellers, Chicago, IL
New Work From Chicago, Road Agent Gallery, Dallas, TX

2007         Me and My Katamari, Lisa Boyle Gallery, Chicago, IL

2006         Mutiny!, Happy Lion Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Homecoming, Epstein Gallery, Leawood, KS
Homecoming, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS
Après moi, le deluge, FA Projects, London
We Build the Worlds Inside Our Heads, Freight & Volume Gallery, New York, NY

2005        Strange Fictions, Tarble Art Center, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

2004        Architecture Untethered, Numark Gallery, Washington, D.C. (brochure)
Two-person exhibition with Aaron Baker, Community College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, NV (Brochure)
The Babble of Towers, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA (brochure)
Mental Space, Wendy Cooper Gallery, Madison, WI

2003        Post-Digital Painting, Cranbrook Art Museum, Cranbrook Academy, Bloomfield Hills, MI (catalog)
Painting!, University Art Galleries, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI.(catalog)

2002     Painting and Illustration, Luckman Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles, CA
Social Landscape, P.P.O.W. Gallery, New York, NY
Nubo Wave Map Space Bubble, University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal IL,(brochure)


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