SCOTT PRIOr bio

 

B O R N  I N  E X E T E R , N E W  H A M P S H I R E , 1 9 4 9

E D U C A T I O N

          University of Massachusetts, Amherst, BFA 1971

A W A R D S / G R A N T S / R E S I D E N C I E S

          St. Botolph Club Foundation Award in Painting, 1986
          National Endowment for the Arts Grant, 1985
          MacDowell Colony Residency, 1980, 1979, 1976, 1975, 1974
          Massachusetts Art Foundation Fellowship, 1979
          Ossabaw Island Program Residency, 1977

S O L O  E X H I B I T I O N S

          Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 2009
          William Baczek Gallery, Northampton, MA, 2006
          Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 2006
          Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 2004
          Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY, 2004
          William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA, 2002
          Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 2001
          Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2001
          “Light on the Familiar: The Paintings of Scott Prior,” The DeCordova Museum and Sculpture
          Park, Lincoln, MA, 1999
          Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 1999
          Coplan Gallery, Boca Raton, FL, 1999
          Forum Gallery, New York, NY, 1997
          Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 1996
          Forum Gallery, New York, NY, 1994-5
          Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 1994
          Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 1992
          Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 1991
          Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, NY, 1990
          Bergen Museum, Paramus, NJ, 1990
          Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 1990
          Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 1988
          Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, NY, 1987
          Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 1986
          Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, NY, 1986
          Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 1984
          Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, NY, 1983
          Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 1981
          Clark University, Worcester, MA, 1980
          Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 1979
          Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 1977
          Bridgton Art Gallery, Bridgton, ME, 1974
          University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, 1974
          Hampshire College, Amherst, MA, 1972

S E L E C T E D  G R O U P  E X H I B I T I O N S

          Still Life Lives, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA, 2013
          “Moving Through New England,” DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA, 2008
          "Painting Summer in New England," Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA, 2006
          “Works on Paper,” Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 2006
          "Innocence," New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT, 2005
          “Summer Selections,” Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 2004
          “Sixth Annual Realism Invitational,” Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2004
          “Water Escapes,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY, 2003
          “Fifth Annual Realism Invitational,” Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2003
          “DeCordova Collects: Gifts from Stephen and Sybil Stone,” DeCordova Museum and
          Sculpture Park, Lincoln MA, 2003
          “New Visions: Small Works from the Arthur S. Goldberg Collection,” Danforth Museum of Art,
          Framingham, MA, 2003
          “Painting in Boston: 1950-2000,” DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA, 2002
          “Changing Perspectives: The View from Mount Holyoke,” Mount Holyoke College Art
          Museum, South Hadley, MA, 2002
          “Fourth Annual Realism Invitational,” Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2002
          “Landscapes Seen and Imagined: Sense of Place,” DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park,
          Lincoln, MA, 2001
          “Third Annual Realism Invitational,” Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2001
          “Figure, Fantasy and Illusion: Selections from the Arthur S. Goldberg Collection,” Danforth
          Museum of Art, Framingham, MA, 2000
          “Revealing the Nude, A Timeless Passion,” Chase Gallery, Boston, MA, 2000
          “Second Annual Realism Invitational,” Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2000
          “Re-Presenting Representation IV,” Arnot Art Museum, Almira, NY, 2000
          “First Annual Realism Invitational,” Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 1999
          “Capturing the Sublime: Contemporary Landscape Painting,” Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton,
          MA, 1998
          “Be Still Dear Heart,” Curated by Charles Giuliano, New England School of Art and Design,
          Boston, MA, 1998
          “Working Sources: The Painter and the Photographic Image,” Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA,
          1997
          “Face and Figure in Contemporary Art,” Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, 1996
          “Reinventing Realism: Contemporary American Perspective,” Everhart Museum, Scranton,
          PA, 1996
          “Community of Creativity: A Century of MacDowell Colony Artists,” The Currier Gallery of Art,
          Manchester, NH, 1996
          “Herbert W. Plimpton Collection of Realist Art,” Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University,
          Waltham, MA, 1995
          “Twentieth Century Figurative Paintings,” Forum Gallery, New York, NY, 1994
          “The Label Show,” Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, 1994
          “Small Scale,” Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 1993
          “SELF-AMUSED: The Contemporary Artist as Observer and Observed,” Fitchburg Art
          Museum, Fitchburg, MA, 1993
          “After 25 Years, A New Beginning,” Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 1992
          “Still Life,” The Barn Gallery, Ogunquit, ME, 1992
          “Boston Art Dealers Association-Selection,” Bank of Boston, Boston, MA, 1991
          “The Object: Found, Imagined,” Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA, 1991
          “Illustrating Nature: The Art of Botany,” National Academy of Design, New York, NY, 1991
          “Works on Paper,” Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, NY, 1990
          “Here’s Looking at You: New England Portraits,” Westfield State College, Westfield, MA (and
          travelling), 1988-1989
          “New Talent Revisited,” Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 1988
          “Contemporary New England Portraits,” Westfield State College, Westfield, MA, 1988
          “New Work by Old Friends,” DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA, 1987
          “The Beautiful, The Sublime, The Picturesque,” Newton Arts Center, Newton, MA, 1987
          “Survey: Eight,” Zone Art Center, Springfield, MA, 1987
          “Boston Collects,” Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, 1986
          “Urban Visions/Countryside Views,” University Art Gallery, University of New Hampshire,
          Durham, NH, 1984
          “Emerging Massachusetts Painters,” Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, 1984
          “Eleven Alumni,” Fine Arts Center Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, 1983
          “A Private Vision: Contemporary Art from the Graham Gund Collection,” Museum of Fine Arts,
          Boston, MA, 1982
          “Herbert Plimpton Collection of Realist Art,” Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University,
          Waltham, MA, 1982
          “Directions in Realism,” Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA, 1980
          “Realism in New England,” Northeaster University, Boston, MA, 1980
          “Art of the State: Recipients of Massachusetts Artists Foundation Fellowships,” Rose Art
          Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, 1979
          “Art from Corporate Collections,” Whitney Museum Downtown, New York, NY, 1978
          “Patron’s Choice: Artists Under 35,” DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA,
          1976
          “19th Annual Print Exhibition,” Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, 1975
          “New Talent,” Terry Dintenfass Gallery, New York, NY, 1974
          “New Talent,” Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 1973
          “New Talent in New England,” DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA, 1973

S E L E C T E D  C O L L E C T I O N S

          American Express, New York, NY
          Berkshire Art Museum, Pittsfield, MA
          W.C. Bradley Co., Columbus, GA
          Comptroller of the Currency, Washington, DC
          DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
          Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA
          Gardner Carton and Douglas, Chicago, IL
          The Gund Collection, Cambridge, MA
          IBM, New York, NY
          Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
          New England Life, Boston, MA
          On Technology, Cambridge, MA
          Ropes & Gray, Boston, MA
          Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
          St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY
          Texaco, White Plains, NY
          Wellington Management, Boston, MA
          Ruth & John D. West Collection, The Rahr-West Art Museum, Manitowoc, WI
          William Brinks Olds Hoefer Gilson & Lione, Chicago, IL

S E L E C T E D  B I B L I O G R A P H  Y

          Kenneth Baker, “City Focus: San Francisco: Bubbling Over in Talent,” ARTnews, September
          2004.
          Ann Wilson Lloyd, Review, “Scott Prior at Alpha,” Art in America, July 2002.
          Christine Temin, “Peaceful Realism,” The Boston Globe, October 20, 1999.
          Cate McQuaid, “Gratitude for Life,” The Boston Globe, September 30, 1999.
          Charles Giuliano, “Light on the Familiar: The Paintings of Scott Prior,” ArtsMedia, September
          1999.
          “The Familiar Light of Scott Prior,” ArtsEditor, September 1999.
          Frank Magiera, “Color My World: Prior Brings Emotional Realism to Domestic Life,”
          Worcester Telegram & Gazette, September 9, 1999.
          Rachel Lafo, Light on the Familiar: The Paintings of Scott Prior, DeCordova Museum and
          Sculpture Park: Lincoln, MA, 1999.
          Charles Guiliano, “Perspective: Labeling Contemporary Art,” Art New England, June/July
          1994.
          Scott Gutterman, “Labels Tell All at Boston Show,” Art & Antiques, April 1994.
          Mary Sherman, “Two Unusual New Shows at the Fogg and MFA Ask Us to Look At and Think
          About Art,” The Boston Herald, March 18, 1994.
          Cate McQuaid, “Seeing is Believing: The MFA Label Show Should Show, Not Tell,” The
          Boston Phoenix, February 25, 1994.
          Christine Temin, “In This MFA Show, The Label’s the Thing,” The Boston Globe, March 24,
          1994.
          Robert Taylor, “These Self-Portraits Go More Than Skin Deep,” The
          Boston Globe, May 24, 1993.
          Harper’s, May 1993, cover illustration.
          Miles Unger, “Back to the Future,” Art New England, April/May 1993.
          Francine Koslow Miller, “Scott Prior, Alpha Gallery,” Artforum, March 1993.
          Nancy Stapen, “Spotlight on Haunting Images, Surreal Effects,” The
          Boston Globe, November 27, 1992.
          Joanne Silver, “Prior’s Paintings Capture Evocative Memories,” Boston Herald, April 12,
          1992.
          Nancy Stapen, “New Art of Objects and Ideas,” The Boston Globe, April 4, 1991.
          Mary Sherman, The Boston Globe, April 12, 1990.
          Joanne Silver, “Prior’s Paintings Put Simple Objects in an Abstract Light,” Boston Herald,
          April 6, 1990.
          Christine Temin, “Puzzles Lend Mystery to Lyrical Paintings,” The Boston Globe, November
          24, 1988.
          Ronald Nelson, “Interview with Scott Prior,” The Pikeville Review, Spring 1989.
          Ronald Nelson, “The Realism of Scott Prior,” Negative Capability, 1987.
          Charles Guiliano, “Alpha Gallery – Scott Prior,” Art New England, March 1987.
          Ronald Nelson, “Scott Prior,” American Artist, December 1986.
          David Bonetti, Review, Boston Phoenix, November 18, 1986.
          Christine Temin, “Perspectives,” The Boston Globe, November 13, 1986.
          Julie Michaels, “Fertile Valley: The Flowering of Five New England Realists,” New England
          Monthly, October 1985.
          Christine Temin, “Realist Scott Prior Brings New Spirit to MFA,” The Boston Globe, April 26,
          1984.
          “Critic’s Tip: Exhibits Real and Unreal,” The Boston Globe, March 19, 1981.
          Kyra Montagu, “Busy Newbury Offers Three New Art Delights,” Boston Ledger, February 9-
          15, 1979.
          Robert Taylor, “New Talent Exhibited at Alpha,” The Boston Globe, June 17, 1973.