Scott N. Wallace Artist Statement & Biography
I am interested in the line between representation and abstraction, modified through the process of drawing and painting. These paintings are an exploration of the materiality of acrylic paint and all its inherent possibilities.
Working to create a balance between the intuitive and the accidental, along with the cognitive and controlled, these paintings are about personal narrative explored through my studio practice which is about immediacy, flow, and chance. Within the texture and imagery, my paintings are meant to be a provocative but incomplete resemblance to life.
I seek to observe and record moments in time/process to share them with the viewer, in the hope that we might both see the world in a new way.
Since graduating from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1999 with an M.F.A. in Painting and Drawing, Scott Wallace has exhibited his work in a variety of group and solo exhibitions in galleries, museums, and alternative spaces all over the USA.
Mr. Wallace lives in North Charleston, SC, and teaches at Trident Technical College in the Visual Arts Department. He also works as an Adjunct Associate Professor at The University of Maryland Global Campus. When not teaching or making art, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing drums, and watching The Chicago Bears.