William Scott is a self-taught artist capable of rendering his imagined public and private worlds with remarkable accuracy and meticulous detail. William draws, paints and re-builds his native San Francisco in search of the elusive “normal life,” one of Baptist-sermon ideals and gleaming, safe, artistically franchised, city centers. San Francisco re-emerges as “Praise Frisco,” a place where Scott’s public longing for wholesome, peaceful interactions take place within idealized neighborhood landmarks.
Scott has had solo exhibitions at White Columns, New York and has been included in group exhibitions at the Hayward Gallery, London, Berkeley Art Museum, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, The Museum of Everything, London, Gallery Paule Anglim, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, and Ricco|Maresca Gallery, New York. Scott’s work is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Mad Musée in Belgium, The Studio Museum in Harlem, the Oakland Museum of California, and is included in the private collections of David Byrne, Cindy Sherman, Chris Ofili, Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg among many others.
Born 1964, San Francisco, CA.