Susan G. Scott
Born Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Susan G. Scott’s lyrical lines and rich colours bear testimony to a lifetime spent in the discovery of an authentic expression of her world. She describes landscape interiors with the fluent ease of someone grounded in abstract expressionism, reborn in narrative figuration and now evolved into a full blown landscape artist on par with Canada’s very best. Her works on Terraskin embrace this stone-based paper with the delicacy and sensitivity of Chinese watercolours, simultaneously reflecting a sophistication of space that is completely contemporary and evocative of our disappearing natural world.
Scott first went to New York City to study painting at Pratt Institute. She attended art schools in Boston, Maine and Montreal, and finally the New York Studio School in the early 70s. An invitation to teach painting in Vancouver, British Columbia brought her back to Canada in 1980. She has since taught in various schools throughout North America and currently teaches at Concordia University in Montreal.
Scott has had over 30 one person and group shows, including three solo exhibitions that toured Canada: Susan G. Scott: Works from 1974 to 1983, Blindman’s Buff (1988-1991) and Les enfants terribles (2003-2005). Her work can be found in permanent collections in Canada and Europe including Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Nickle Arts Museum, Musée d’ art contemporain de Montréal, and Collection du Fonds régional d’art contemporain d’île-de-France.