Scott Andresen

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Artwork
Untitled, 2009, 36”x25”, Quilted Found Materials
Chemistry and Industry, 2009, 54" x 32" x 2", Quilted Found Materials
Deadwood, 2009, 41” x 33” x 3”, Cross Stitch on Found Construction Materials
Looking Backward, 2009, 58”x50”x2”, Quilted Found Materials
Pala, 2009, 62”x54”x2”, Quilted Found Materials
Scott
Andresen
Artist's Statement

My work begins with the scatological material of a consumer society. Cast-off remnants and one-use items that are never given a second life. Gutter as source material. Focusing on the detritus of a group I hope to understand the whole, but this is balanced by modes of recombination. Applied to these are the processes of the handcrafted. Be it quilting, cross stitch, inlay, or another, these methods have always been familial. Generations of my family have always worked in various forms but slowness, detail,and labor have been constants. Yet, whereas most of these methods of production look to a finished whole I want to maintain the fragmentation. In my pieces patterns are severed, borders do not complete their paths, and the partial is never whole. Materials oscillate between the singular and the unified, where their history is neither negated nor completely transformed, but more importantly that the treatment given is central.

Bio/Resume

SCOTT ANDRESEN

BORN: 1975, Seattle, WA
www.scott-andresen.com

SOLO EXHIBITION HISTORY
2007
Skestos Gabrielle Gallery - Chicago, IL

GROUP EXHIBITION HISTORY
2010
Common Jive – Elizabeth Foundation - NY, NY
2009
Global Fabrics, Common Threads – Ise Foundation - NY, NY
Thesis Exhibition – Yale University - New Haven, CT
2007
In the Country of Last Refuge – Gallery Aferro -Newark, NJ
Homegrown – David Krut Projects - NY, NY
The Building Show – Exit Art - NY, NY
2006
AIM 26 – The Bronx Museum - Bronx, NY
Pay to Play – Black Floor Gallery - Philadelphia, PA
2005
Night Shift – White Box Gallery - NY, NY
More or Less – Rush Arts Gallery - NY, NY

EDUCATION
2009 – Yale University – MFA
2000 – Hunter College – BFA

AWARDS
Jacob Javits Fellowship
NYFA Fellowship

RESIDENCIES
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Residency
Bronx Museum Artists in the Marketplace