Scott Scheidly - artist

Scott Scheidly

United States

Pop Surrealism

Scott Scheidly
Scott Scheidly
United States
October 9, 2015
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Scott Schiedly is an American painter, born in Ohio. He graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 1990 and moved to Florida. His work is in the style of pop-surrealism. It features realistic interpretations of the surreal, fused with pop culture references.

The artist has a large fan base, due to his humorous artworks which explore the culture implications of colors. His paintings feature realistic portraits of historically infamous, hyper-masculinized world leaders and public figures, such as Kim Jong III, Hitler, Heinrch Himmler, Ayatollah Khomeini and Pope.

Pink Series by Scott Schiedly

Scott Scheidly - Spoke Art Fair - 2012 - installation view
Scott Scheidly – Spoke Art Fair – 2012 – installation view

He uses a color palette of lilacs, pinks and magentas to explore the cultural connotations linked to color, question power and those who wield it, as well as the notion of masculinity. If it weren’t for the pink frames of these paintings, one could easily confuse his works with the art of Classical portrait painters, since Scott Schiedly’s works are not just provocative and satirical. They are technically well-rendered, bearing the resemblance to traditional masters of painting.

In 2011, his Pink portrait series debuted at Spoke Art pop up exhibition in New York City. In 2012, they have been featured at the Scope Art Fair during Art Basel Miami Beach, in addition to ArtPadSF fine art fair in San Francisco in 2011 and 2012.

Scott Schiedly lives and works in Orlando, Florida.

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YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2016Beinart CollectiveCoproGallery, Santa Monica, CAGroup
2015SF Art FairSan Francisco, CAGroup
2015CoproGallerySanta Monica, CAGroup
2015La Luz JesusLos Angeles, CAGroup
2015Art BaselMiami, FLGroup
2014SF Art FairSan Francisco, CAGroup
2014Daft Punk DeuxGauntlet Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2014Snap! AttacksSnap Gallery, Orlando, FLGroup
2014Scott ScheidlyHashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CASolo
2014Hello KittyJapanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2014Art BaselMiami, FLGroup
2013Far Away, So CloseBold Hype Gallery, New York, New YorkGroup
2013The Gonzo Collection (Tribute to Ralph Steadman)Tag Galleries,Baltimore MarylandGroup
2013SuggestivismMondoPop Gallery, Roma, ItalyGroup
2013Scott ScheidlySpoke Art Gallery, San Francisco, CaliforniaSolo
2013Mad HattersFlower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena, CaliforniaGroup
2013RisqueLong Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CaliforniaGroup
2013BeinArt CollectiveCoproGallery, Santa Monica, CaliforniaGroup
2013ScopeArt Basel Miami, Miami, FloridaGroup
2012Adult SwimGallery 1988, Melrose, CAGroup
2012MemesGallery 1988, Melrose, CAGroup
2012SuggestivismBold Hype, New York, NYGroup
2012ArtPadSFPhoenix Hotel, San Francisco, CAGroup
2012WastedWWA Gallery, Culver City, CAGroup
2012Hollow ThoughtsGallery Nucleus, Alhambra, CAGroup
2012BotanicaGenome Gallery, Charlotte, NCGroup
2012Greedy MouseHowl Gallery, Ft.Myers, FLGroup
2012TabooLast Rites Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2012Crazy 4 CultGallery 1988, New York, NYGroup
2012Liquid LowbrowLava Lounge, Long Beach, CAGroup
2012AnomaliesCoprogallery, Santa MonicaGroup
2012Old School Video GameGallery 1988, Venice, CAGroup