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William Scott

American, contemporary.
Born 1964, San Francisco, California.


William Scott is a self-taught artist capable of rendering his imagined public and private worlds with remarkable accuracy and meticulous detail. Scott draws, paints and re-builds his native San Francisco in search of the elusive "normal life," one of Baptist-sermon ideals and gleaming, safe, artistically franchised, city centers. San Francisco re-emerges as "Praise Frisco," a place where Scott's public longing for wholesome, peaceful interactions take place within idealized neighborhood landmarks. 


Selected Exhibitions

2013, The Alternative Guide to the Universe, Hayward Gallery, London

2013, Create, Boca Museum of Art, Boca Raton (Florida)

2012, We The People, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Project Space, New York

2010, The Museum of Everything, Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli, Milan

2009, William Scott - 'Good Person', White Columns, New York

2009, The House The Cat Built, Galería Salvador Díaz, Madrid

2008, From One Revolution to Another, Palais de Tokyo, Paris

2007, Creative Growth, Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York

2006, White Room: William Scott, White Columns, New York

2005, Leon Borensztein and His Friends: A Look at Creative Growth Artists and Their Work, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco

Selected Collections

Museum of Everything, London

Selected Bibliography

Rugoff, Ralph, ed., The Alternative Guide to the Universe, exhibition catalogue, Hayward Publishing, London, 2013.

Rinder, Lawrence, ed., Create, exhibition catalogue, University of California, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, 2011.

Byrne, David, "William Scott," The Museum of Everything, exhibition catalogue, Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli & Electa, Milan, 2010.

Borensztein, Leon, One is Adam, One is Superman: The Artists of Creative Growth, Chronicle Books LLC, San Francisco, 2004.

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