Born 1973 in Urbana, Illinois. Lives in La Cienaga, 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.
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.