contemporary art

Scott Musgrove

United States 1966

Sculpture, Painting

www.scottmusgrove.com

Scott Musgrove
Scott Musgrove
Male
United States
1966
October 22, 2015

Scott Musgrove is an American artist best known for his imaginary zoology he creates using wood, bronze, oil paint, watercolors, ink and pencil.

Scott was born in 1966 and he earned his BFA in illustration and painting from Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio. After that, Musgrove was settled in Seattle where he earned his living drawing comic books for Fantagraphics Books and Dark Horse Comics. His next stop was Los Angeles where he worked on TV series titled Fat Dog Mendoza for Cartoon Network Europe, Sony Wonder and Sunbrow Entertainment.

Musgrove’s Paintings

Scott Musgrove - The Hiker
Scott Musgrove – The Hiker

After a while, Scott went back to Seattle in order to devote all of his time to illustration and painting. Very soon, Musgrove created a name in an art world by presenting his strong imagination through depicting extinct animal species in a wild worlds they inhabited. This incredible zoology was accompanied by his artistic expertise in executing artworks in oil. Scott’s technical proficiency and fantastical creativity managed to blend in a bizarre worlds of comic books characters in surreal landscapes he creates. But, this artist does not stop on canvas. In his studio, Scott recreated all the species of animals he painted – in sculptures, in wood or bronze.

Musgrove’s Sculptures

Scott Musgrove - How Is The Empire, Bronze
Scott Musgrove – How Is The Empire, Bronze

Musgrove published a postcard set titled How is the Empire as well as the book The Late Fauna of Early North America where he presented previously undiscovered animals in a dedicated and scientifically un-approved practice of zoological impressionism.

As his main source of inspiration and influence, Scott names Carlos Crivelli, Jan Van Eyck, Hieronymus Bosch, Donald Roller Wilson, Botero and Odd Nerdrum.

Musgrove is represented by Jonathan LeVine Gallery from New York.

Scott Musgrove currently lives and works in Seattle, Washington.

Featured image: Scott Musgrove – The Last Good Man (detail) – photo by Ransom & Mitchell, 2012
Other images copyright © the artist

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2012Fame: I’m Going to Live ForeverDorothy Circus Gallery. Rome, ItalySolo
2010How Is The Empire?Jonathan LeVine Gallery. New York, NYSolo
2010Five Year Anniversary ShowJonathan LeVine Gallery. New York, NYGroup
2009ChimeraCurated by David Hunt. Scope Miami International Art Fair. Soho Studios. Miami, FLGroup
2009In The Land of Retinal DelightsThe Juxtapoz Factor. Laguna Art Museum. Laguna, CAGroup
2008Late Fauna of Early North AmericaBilly Shire Fine Arts. Los Angeles, CASolo
2007Three person show (with Brian Despain and Ryan Heshka)Roq la Rue. Seattle, WAGroup
2006Little Creatures Lineage Gallery. Philadelphia, PASolo
2005Group exhibitionMendenhall Sobieski Gallery. Pasadena, CAGroup
2005Natural Alchemy Jonathan LeVine Gallery. New York, NYSolo
2005Pop PluralismJonathan LeVine Gallery. New York, NYGroup
2004Now We Are SixRoq La Rue. Seattle, WAGroup
2004Ghost TownTin Man Alley Gallery. Philadelphia, PAGroup
2004Big Men in Little CarsTin Man Alley Gallery. Philadelphia, PAGroup
2004Specious BeastsLa Luz de Jesus. Los Angeles, CASolo
2003Accidental TaxidermistTin Man Alley Gallery. Philadelphia, PASolo
2003Group ExhibitionLa Luz de Jesus, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2002Group ExhibitionRoq la Rue Gallery. Seattle, WAGroup
1998Eight Painters111 Minna Gallery. San Francisco, CAGroup
2010How Is The Empire?Jonathan LeVine Gallery. New York, NYGroup
2008Late Fauna of Early North AmericaBilly Shire Fine Arts. Los Angeles, CAGroup
2006Little CreaturesLineage Gallery. Philadelphia, PAGroup
2005Natural AlchemyJonathan LeVine Gallery. New York, NYGroup
2004Specious BeastsLa Luz de Jesus. Los Angeles, CAGroup
2003Accidental TaxidermistTin Man Alley Gallery. Philadelphia, PAGroup
2002Late Fauna of Early North AmericaLa Luz de Jesus. Los Angeles, CAGroup
2002Late Fauna of Early North AmericaLa Luz de Jesus. Los Angeles, CASolo
1998Group ExhibitionRoq La Rue. Seattle, WAGroup
1998 Scott MusgroveRoq La Rue, Seattle, WASolo