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 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 including 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 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 (2015); 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