Hugh Scott-Douglas (b. 1988, Cambridge, UK) studied at the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY and the Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, Canada. Scott-Douglas is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice spans a wide range of media including painting, photography, sculpture, and video, often focusing on process as much as form and content. With a primary interest in the efficacy and agency of the artist relative to the work, Scott-Douglas is interested in investigating systems of value, socio-economic structures, and technology. Scott-Douglas explores the presence of the maker and the maker’s decisions through tensions between analogue and digital modes of production as well as intentional and contingent systems of creation.
Scott-Douglas’ work has been celebrated in recent solo exhibitions at the Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Art, Tochigi, Japan (2016) and the Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA (2015). The artist’s work has been included in international group exhibitions such as The Digital Effect, Neuer Kunstverein Wien, Vienna, Austria (2020); The Campaign for Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA (2016); Money, Good and Evil. A Visual History of Economics, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany (2016); Out of Office, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL (2015); and Stars & Stripes: American Art of the 21st Century from the Goldberg Collection, Museums & Galleries of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (2014), among many more. His work is represented in the permanent collections of Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada; Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX; Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; Pinault Collection, Paris, France; Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA.
Hugh Scott-Douglas: Cyanotypes