PAUL SCOTT 

CURRENT + RECENT EXHIBITIONS

PAUL SCOTT WORK ON VIEW IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Paul Scott’s work has been acquired by museums around the world.

Visit these museums in the US that have recently acquired work from Scott’s American Scenery series.

RISD Museum
MFA Boston
Brooklyn Museum
Newark Museum
Carnegie Museum of Art
Mount Holyoke Art Museum
Chipstone Foundation

OTHER PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Air UK/KLM Airways, Northern Arts
Alturas Foundation, USA
Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona, USA
Ateliers D’Art de France, Paris, France
Australian National University Canberra
Bankfield Museum, Halifax, West Yorkshire, England, UK
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA, USA
Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, Brighton, England, UK
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Bury Art Museum and Sculpture Centre, Bury, Lancashire, UK
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Ceramic Research Center, Guldagergård, Denmark
Chatsworth House, Bakewell, Derbyshire, UK
Chipstone Foundation, Milwaukee, WI, USA
Cleveland Contemporary Art Collection, Middlesbrough, England, UK
Contemporary Art Society for: Plymouth Museum and Art Gallery, Plymouth, England; Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, Bristol, England; National Museum of Wales at Cardiff, Wales’ National Museums Liverpool, England, UK
Copeland Borough Council Collection, Oregon College of Art and Craft Collection, Portland, OR, USA
The Crafts Council, London, England, UK
Cumbria County Council Print Loan Collection, Cumbria, England, UK
Danish Arts Foundation, Copenhagen, Denmark
Denison University Granville Ohio USA
Emily Carr University, Vancouver, Canada
Expo Ceramic Museum, Kyonggido, South Korea
Gallery Oldham, Oldham, England, UK
Gardiner Museum, Toronto, Canada
Gustavsberg Porcelain Museum, Gustavsberg, Sweden
Handlesbankens, Stockholm, Sweden
Hatton Gallery, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, UK
International Ceramic Center, Skælskør, Denmark
International Ceramic Studios, Kecskemét, Hungary
Jam Factory, Adelaide, Australia
Kohler Company, USA, Red Deer College, Alberta, Canada
Leicestershire Education Committee Collection for Schools and Colleges, Leicestershire, England, UK
Manchester Metropolitan University Library, Special Collections, Manchester, England, UK
Manchester City Art Gallery, Manchester, England, UK
Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, MA, USA
Musé Ariana, Geneva, Switzerland
Museum Bellerive, Collection of Decorative Arts, Zurich
National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden
National Museum of Art Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway
National Museums Liverpool, Liverpool, England, UK
Nelson Mandela Foundation, Houghton, South Africa
Newark Art Museum, Newark, NJ, USA
Newcastle Arts Centre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England, UK
Nordenfjeldske Kunstinustrimuseum (National Museum Decorative Arts) Trondheim, Norway
Potteries Museum, Stoke on Trent, England, UK
RISD Museum, Providence, RI, USA
Rörstrand Museum Lidköping, Sweden
Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England, UK
Statens Konstråd (National Public Art Council) Sweden
Touchstones, Rochdale, England, UK
Tullie House Carlisle Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle, Cumbria, England, UK
University of Wales Ceramics Collection, Cardiff, Wales, UK
University South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
York City Museum and Art Gallery, York, England, UK

Paul Scott, a material-based conceptual artist, creates ceramic work that blurs the boundaries between art, craft, and design. With a penchant for rescuing cast-offs, he restores them to a new life by using them as a canvas for biting social commentary. His work tells stories that explore the unexpected movement of images through materials, media, cultures, politics, histories, and geographies, inviting us to see these objects in a new way.

Scott is an authority on printed vitreous surfaces. His research, artwork, and book, Ceramics in Print, has been instrumental in the phenomenal growth of printmaking techniques in contemporary ceramics.

Scott’s latest book, Horizon: Transferware and Contemporary Ceramics, co-edited with Knut Astrup Bull, explores the complex journey of ideas and images to their realization in blue and white, then multicoloured tablewares. Blending historical enquiry with contemporary practice, the book illustrates how artists re-appropriate this historical genre. Text and visual essays explore unexpected political and cultural themes, changing the way we view these familiar objects.

In the fall of 2013, Scott, a resident of the UK, traveled in the US, visiting museum collections of transferware and participating in artist residencies at the Clay Studio in Philadelphia and Project Art in Massachusetts. His series, American Scenery, presents a striking duality with current American imagery applied to antique china pieces that brings the past forward, exposes us to how we have shaped our landscape, and hints at what the future may hold.

Scott embarked on a new body of work in 2014 that involves the physical collaging of antique fragments using traditional ceramic conservation methods to join the elements. The mending, melding, and juxtaposition of the separate components creates completely new work, proving, again, that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

Scott’s work can be found in public and private collections around the globe. Ferrin Contemporary represents Scott in the US. His work can be viewed online at FerrinContemporary.com, at Project Art in Cummington, MA, and at various venues in the US.

PAUL SCOTT

Paul Scott (b.1953) received his Bachelors of Art Education and Design at Saint Martin’s College and Ph.d at the Manchester Institute for Research and Innovation in Art and Design in Manchester, England.

A combination of rigorous research, studio practice, curation, writing and commissioned work encompass the artistic practive of Paul Scott. He is fundamentally concerned with the re-animation of familiar objects, landscape, pattern and a sense of place.Scott creates individual pieces that blur the boundaries between fine art, craft, and design, and is well known for research into printed vitreous surfaces, as well as his characteristic blue and white artworks in glazed ceramic.

Scott’s artworks can be found in public collections around the globe – including The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design Norway, the Victoria and Albert Museum London, National Museums Liverpool, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh and Brooklyn Art Museum USA.

Commissioned work can be found in a number of UK museums as well as public places in the North of England, including Carlisle, Maryport, Gateshead, and Newcastle Upon Tyne. He has also completed large scale works in Hanoi, Vietnam, and Guldagergård public sculpture park in Denmark.

Scott has been Professor of Ceramics at Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO) since 2011. His current research project New American Scenery has been enabled by an Alturas Foundation artist award and will travel throughout the US and Europe in early 2019.

DOWNLOAD CV

 

 

NCECA PITTSBURGH

REVIVE, REMIX, RESPONDThe Frick Pittsburgh 7227 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh Group show of contemporary artists who are breathing new life into the ceramic medium by reinvigorating age-old motifs, processes, and techniques....

Renwick Alliance: Berkshire Tour in October

Mint Museum Founder's Circle & James Renwick Alliance HEART OF THE BERKSHIRES TOURA Visual Arts Experience in Western MassachusettsOctober 19–22, 2017curated itinerary focused on studio ceramics and glass for up...

ANTIQUES: Getting the Blues

In its January–February 2016 issue, The Magazine ANTIQUES featured Shax Riegler’s article “Getting the Blues: Transfer ware translated by three contemporary artists.” Paul Scott, Andrew Raftery, and Don Moyer were…

New York Ceramics & Glass Fair 2016

Ferrin Contemporary presents Paul Scott in “Scott’s Cumbrian Blue(s): American Scenery” at the New York Ceramics & Glass Fair 2016. Public Lecture: January 22, 2pm Join us for a lecture…

Yes Virginia, Collecting Ceramics Can Be Hip

Lynn Bryne remarked on her experience at the New York Ceramics & Glass Fair, “… there were several dealers that showcased work by contemporary artisans. By far, my favorite was the artists represented by…

Emporiums of the Waggish and Weird

The New York Times Art & Design   |   Emporiums of the Waggish and Weird, Browsing at Metro Curates and the Ceramics and Glass Fair by WILLIAM GRIMES Grimes takes note of…

C File | Paul Scott in the US

During his recent residencies, lecture tour, and travels in the US, UK artist Paul Scott was featured in two exhibitions. The Erie Art Center in Erie, Pennsylvania presented his work…

Ferrin Contemporary’s 10 Best of 2013

[one_half content_align=”left”] New Blue and White Museum of Fine Arts, Boston important exhibition of contemporary cross-cultural interchange Robin Best Project Art visiting artist from Jingdezhen, China summer 2013 Animal Stories…

horizon_front cover_300px
Horizon: Transferware and Contemporary Ceramics
Paul Scott _Ceramics and Printbookcover
Ceramics and Print