Discipline: Visual Art – drawing

Michael Scoggins

Discipline: Visual Art – drawing
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2013

Michael Scoggins was born in Washington, D.C in 1973 and earned an MFA in painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2006. He has gained international recognition and gallery representation in Atlanta, Miami, New York, San Francisco, Vienna, and Seoul. His works have been added to some notable collections including, but not limited to, the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Michael has had works exhibited in more than 20 solo shows, 50 curated group exhibitions, and has been written about in countless publications.

Artist Statement: A page out of a notebook, with its blue lines and spiral bound edges, is a familiar image. This is my primary vehicle in utilizing a connection with the viewer. The paper is enlarged to give this common object a sense of importance and to create a new perspective. The text and images placed upon the large page deal with the influences of American culture and how it has shaped my life. The paper is torn, crumpled, and folded to implicate a tangible history and to suggest the creation of an object, thus expanding the definition of traditional drawing.



Michael Scoggins worked in the Cheney studio.

Cheney Studio was given to MacDowell by Mrs. Benjamin P. Cheney and Mrs. Karl Kauffman. Like Barnard Studio, Cheney is a low, broadly massed bungalow. Sited on a steep westward slope, its porches are supported on wooden posts and fieldstone with lattices. Although it still retains its appealing character, the original design of the shingled building…

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