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Gregory Farrar Scott began his artistic career as an illustrator and graphic designer after receiving a BFA from Kent State University in 1977. Logo and t-shirt design were his specialty for clients that included upscale department stores, non-profit organizations, and mom-and-pop businesses. Using a variety of illustrative styles and techniques, he created over 350 t-shirt images, many with a good does of humor.

In the mid 90s, Gregory created fifty t-shirt designs for an environmental education group, which were sold by students in 10,000 schools in the US and Canada. Money raised helped preserve endangered rainforest areas. This project allowed the artist to express his growing concern for our planet's ecology, the increased extinction of species, and the rampant destruction of age-old rainforests.

After switching his focus to personal art, Gregory returned to school and in 2008 earned an MFA from the prestigious Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, America's oldest art school. Today he works in several disciplines, including sculpture, drawing, photography, video and the ever-expanding genre known as works-on-paper.

His studio is in Santa Cruz, California.

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Education
  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, MFA
  • Sculpture
  • Kent State University, BFA
  • Illustration, Graphic Design
Select Group Exhibitions
  • 2013
  • Zeitgeist, SOMArts, San Francisco
  • 16th National Queer Arts Festival Exhibition
  • 2012
  • Waste Not, Fibre Arts Gallery, Palo Alto
  • United In Difference, Open Concept Gallery, Grand Rapids
  • 2011
  • Drawing Connections, Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy
  • Kinsey Institute 2011 Juried Art Show, Indiana University
  • Jurors: Christopher Bedford, Garry Milius, Betsy Stirratt
  • The Guerrilla Show, Arc Gallery, San Francisco
  • 2010
  • Arts on Fire XIV, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica
  • Juror's Special Mention
  • Juror: Philip E Linhares, Oakland Museum of California
  • Postcards From The Edge, ZieherSmith, New York City
  • 2009
  • Kinsey Institute 4th Annual Juried Show, Indiana University
  • Juror: Dr Jennifer Cahn, Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
  • Obama-rama, Projects Gallery, Philadelphia
  • Invitational
  • Postcards From The Edge, Metro Pictures, New York City
  • 2008
  • Paper, Projects Gallery, Philadelphia
  • The Green Exhibit, Art In City Hall, Philadelphia
  • Jurors: Anne Fabbri, Greta Greenberger, Cavin Jones, Michelle Marcusse
  • Fresh!, Projects Gallery, Philadelphia
  • It's Not Easy, Exit Art, New York City
  • Curators: Lauren Rosati, Herb Tam
  • 5 into 1+1, Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia
  • Annual sculpture survey
  • Curators: Joe DiGiuseppe, Chris Golas
Installations
  • It's A Dead Man's Party, Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History 2012
  • Day Of The Dead performance installation
  • Casting a spell, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 2007
  • 72 men's eyes on 4 walls, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 2006
Select Awards
  • Best in Show, 5 into 1+1, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia 2008
  • Best in Show Judge: Stamatina Gregory, ICA, UPenn
  • Awards of Excellence, Art Directors Club of Houston 1996, 1994
  • Winner, Logo Design Contest, Houston Gay/Lesbian Pride Week 1991
  • Awards of Excellence, Houston Society of Illustrators 1991
  • Judges: Wilson McLean, Bob Peak, Bruce Wolfe
Collections
  • The Kinsey Institute
  • Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History
Press & Blogs
  • DoNArTNeWs, "The Green Exhibit @ City Hall" Brewermultimedia
  • November 29, 2008
  • Lori Hill, "First Friday Focus" City Paper (Philadelphia)
  • September 4, 2008
  • Lenny Campello, "At Projects" Daily Campello Art News
  • August13, 2008
  • Fallon and Rosof, "5 into 1 + 1..." Art Ledger
  • June 12, 2008
  • Libby Rosof, "5 into 1 + 1..." Arte10
  • June11, 2008
Publications
  • Entertainment Graphics, New York: Supon Design Group 1996
  • Houston Voice, Houston, Texas 1994
  • 25 caricatures for weekly "Houston Spotlight"
  • PRINT Regional Design Annual, New York: Print Magazine 1992, 1989
Born
  • Bay Village, Ohio
Studio
  • Santa Cruz, California

Blurb

When I was about two years old I painted the outside of our white refrigerator with a can of chocolate syrup...instead of using a brush, I used my hands...I still have this desire to transform the surface of things...and to use materials in ways they are not intended...only now my methods are a little more complex, and I use elements such as repetition and contrast to express ideas relating to desire, sexuality, beauty, death, humor, and eco-harmony...

"We don't stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing." George Bernard Shaw

Contact

info@gregoryfarrarscott.com

I am not on facebook or twitter.

All artwork on this site copyright Gregory Farrar Scott. All rights reserved.

Images may be used for reference only, unless otherwise agreed to by the artist.

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