Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI
Lives and Works: Chicago, IL
MFA Photography, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 2008
BS Visual Communications and Photography, Institute of Design at IIT, Chicago, IL, 1979
Gregory Scott Bio
About The Artist
The multimedia artist Gregory Scott takes a pranksterish approach to the boundaries between art—particularly traditional painting, framed and ensconced in museums—and messy, human life. Sometimes, as in his Outside the Frame video series, he insinuates his body into classic artworks, for instance having himself walk down the impossible M.C. Escher-like staircase in a museum photograph as a gallerygoer sits below, unperturbed. In his Impositionsseries, meanwhile, the artist photographs himself with paintings of his body parts superimposed over the real-life limbs they depict, creating a trompe l'oeil effect.
Drawing on the legacy of Magritte and other Surrealists, Scott's work has been featured in exhibitions at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Photography and the Indiana University Art Museum.
Gregory Scott Gallery Art
Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Gregory Scott Permanent Collections
Select Permanent Collections
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
Fundación Privada Sorigué, Lleida, Spain
Harris Bank, Chicago, IL