Suzanne Scott
Medium: Painting

Studio Location:
MadArts Building 255 18th Street
Studio # Studio 2



Artist Bio:
Suzanne Scott has studied human anatomy at the Art Student's League of New York for 4 years under Michael Burban, as well as studied fine art at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. Born in Northern New Jersey in 1973, she has now lived in Greenwich Village for the past 18 plus years. She has shown her work nationally and internationally for over fifteen years and has been fortunate to have Chuck Close as a mentor for over 15 years. Suzanne's work is focused on identification through natural patterning, utilizing an abstract format. She has also studied gemology at the Gemological Institute of America in New York City, which has influenced her most recent work. Suzanne has just returned from a month long artist's residency at Chateau Orquevaux in the Champagne region of France.

Artist Statement:
Suzanne Scott's abstract works focus on portraiture based on individual's fingerprints. As an artist, she feels compelled to explore humanity; what it means to be human and how our differences are not so great in the end. By using the format of fingerprints, which have taken on so many varied and vital roles particularly in the current technological world that we live in, her oil paintings strive to challenge the age-old art of portraiture by creating a new kind of portrait using the lines and whorls of each individual's fingerprints. In very basic terms, she fingerprints an individual, scans the print, enlarges it to 8 x 10 inches, and references the image to create the portrait using color and line to capture the persona, relationship and a place in time.
Her background in Gemological studies has inspired her to examine the "fingerprint" of various gems and minerals and the aesthetics of their absorptive spectrums. While her realism pieces focus on capturing the personas of fish in captivity as well as a new series she is developing dealing with the abstract nature of the fishing lures used to capture those fish.

All images and text copyright Suzanne Scott