installation, painting

Hugh Scott-Douglas /   Hugh Scott-Douglas

United Kingdom 1988

Installation, Sculpture, Painting, Collage

Hugh Scott-Douglas
Hugh Scott-Douglas
United Kingdom
December 29, 2014
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

Hugh Scott-Douglas is an emerging artist who has become known for his affecting and conceptually rigorous projects. Born in 1988, in Cambridge, England, Scott-Douglas moved to Edmonton, Canada, with his family as a young child, and later grew up in Ottawa.

In his late teens, he studied briefly in the pre-college program at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn before completing his BFA in sculpture at OCAD University in 2010. There, he counted Ian Carr-Harris, George Boileau and Ginette Legaré as influences. His thesis exhibition, “An Invitation To Lubberland” attracted considerable interest for its cohesive melding of painting, monoprints, sculpture, furniture, lamps and installation elements.

He is best known for his cyanotype prints on textiles, which rely on an outmoded form of film development produced by the sun rather than artificial light. Scott-Douglas first designs a patterned motif using computer-generated algorithms, then prints it onto film and exposes it to sunlight over a textile such as canvas, the chromatic variation of the resulting blue-toned images reflects the changing environments they were produced in. He repeats his motifs in different series and materials, including slideshows and laser-cut images.

Beyond creating his own works post-graduation, gaining note in particular for his cyanotype prints on textiles, he also curated group exhibitions and established Tomorrow Gallery with fellow OCAD alumni Tara Downs and Aleksander Hardashnakov. His work has been exhibited in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, London, Toronto, Paris and Basel, and is a part of museum collections such as Dallas Museum of Art and Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum in East Lansing, Michigan.

He lives and works in Brooklyn.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group 
2015ConsumablesSimon Lee Gallery, London, UK Solo
2015Open Source: Art at the Eclipse of CapitalismGalerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany (forthcoming)Group
2015Unfixed: New PaintingsASU Art Museum, Tempe, FLGroup
2014Promises to Pay in Solid SubstanceJessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2014Eyes without a faceCroy Nielsen, Berlin, Germany Solo
2014A Broken MuleKaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, JapanSolo
2014Altarations: Built, Blended, ProcessedFlorida Atlantic University Galleries, Boca Raton, FL Group
2014Stars & Stripes: American Art of the 21st Century from the Goldberg CollectionMuseums & Galleries of NSW, Sydney, Australia Group
2014In ___ We Trust: Art and MoneyColumbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OHGroup
2014White is the Warmest ColorHedge Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2014NEXTArsenal Contemporary, Montreal, CanadaGroup
2014Bloomington: Mall of America , North Side of Food Court, Across from Burger King & The Bank of Payphones That Don’t Take Incoming CallsBortolami, New York, NYGroup
2014In Transit: Between Image and ObjectMassachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MassachusettsGroup
2014Walk The LineSimon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong, ChinaGroup
2013Chopped Bills, Torn Cheques, Bit RotArt Basel Statements 2013, Basel, SwitzerlandSolo
2013The Cabinet of Dr. CaligariBlum & Poe, Los Angeles, CASolo
2013Phantom SunBugada & Cargnel, Paris, FranceGroup
2013Architecture Undigested,  curated by Jessica SilvermanFUSED, San Francisco, CAGroup
2013Pattern: Follow the RulesEli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, MIGroup
2012A Place In The SunClifton Benevento, New York, NYSolo
2012A cashed cheque, a canceled stampJessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2012Trans FORM-Matter as subject > New PerspectivesMuseum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, CanadaGroup
2012Greek , Collaboration between Hugh Scott-Douglas and Ben SchumacherCroy Nielsen, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2012Second Nature: abstract photography then and nowdeCordoa Sculpture Park and Museum, Boston, MAGroup
2012A Painting is a Painting is a PaintingCul-De-Sac, Londong, England Like Minded (Curated by Micah Lexier)Group
2012Plug-In ICA , Winnipeg, Canada Liminal BoundariesLuce Gallery, Turin, ItalyGroup
2012PhasesWallspace Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2012Into the surfaceBrand New Gallery, Milano, ITGroup
2011SitzprobeCroy Nielsen, Berlin, GermanySolo
2011Chinese WhispersClint Roenisch, Toronto, CanadaSolo
2011Electrum , (Collaboration with Ben Schumacher)Reference, Richmond, VA Group
2011Forms and InflectionsSilverman, San Francisco, CAGroup
2010An Invitation to LubberlandClint Roenisch, Toronto, CanadaSolo
2010Parts Of A HoleXpace, Toronto, CanadaGroup
2010What Brings The Dust TogetherNew Gallery, London, UKGroup
2010Absolutely , (Collaboration With Liam Crockard)Clint Roenisch, Toronto, CanadaGroup
2010Bad SculptureYoung Art, Los Angeles, CAGroup