Artist Scott Anderson and Art Historian Sarah Diver in conversation about the artist’s current exhibition “Biotech” .
One of the many topics they discuss is how the title “Biotech” and the work in the show has shifted for them both since the exhibition was originally scheduled to take place in April 2020 to all most a full year later when the exhibition was actually hung and opened to the public in February of 2021.
Recorded on March 18, 2021.
Scott Anderson is an artist and educator working in Albuquerque, NM. He 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. Biotech is his third exhibition with Denny Dimin, following Streaming by Lamp and by Fire in 2018 and On the Nose, a two-person show with Austin Eddy in 2016. Anderson has had recent solo exhibitions at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas, Galerie Richard in Paris, and CES Gallery in Los Angeles. Anderson has participated in exhibitions at MCA Chicago, the Parrish Art Museum, The Warhol Museum, the Cranbrook Art Museum, Thomas Erben Gallery, and Kavi Gupta Gallery. His work has been featured and reviewed in numerous publications including Artforum, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, and New American Paintings. Anderson was the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and The William and Dorothy Yeck Award. Anderson is an Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at University of New Mexico College of Fine Arts.
Sarah Diver is an emerging writer and curator located in Portland, OR. She is currently working as the Research Associate for the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation. During her tenure as part the curatorial staff at Storm King Art Center between 2016 and 2020, she helped realize several major outdoor exhibitions, including artists like Mark Dion, David Smith, Jean Shin, Elaine Cameron-Weir, and Heather Hart. In 2015, she curated an exhibition on contemporary indigenous printmakers at the International Print Center New York. She received her MA in Modern Art: Critical and Curatorial Studies from Columbia University in 2016, and her BA in art history, studio art, and chemistry from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2013. She continues to write creatively and is authoring a cookbook-memoir as well as short fiction works.