Scott Carter

from "Velocity" / 2016 / porcelain / dimensions variable / PLS INQ
from "Velocity" / 2016 / porcelain / dimensions variable / PLS INQ
from "Velocity" / 2016 / porcelain / dimensions variable / PLS INQ
from "Velocity" / 2016 / porcelain / dimensions variable / PLS INQ
from "Velocity" / 2016 / porcelain / dimensions variable / PLS INQ
from "Velocity" / 2016 / porcelain / dimensions variable / PLS INQ
from "Velocity" / 2016 / porcelain / dimensions variable / PLS INQ
from "Velocity" / 2016 / porcelain / dimensions variable / PLS INQ
from "Velocity" / 2016 / porcelain / dimensions variable / PLS INQ
from "Velocity" / 2016 / porcelain / dimensions variable / PLS INQ
from "Velocity" / 2016 / porcelain / dimensions variable / PLS INQ
The Nature of Being / 2015 / Drywall cut from surrounding walls / dimensions variable / TBD
The Nature of Being / 2015 / Drywall cut from surrounding walls / dimensions variable / TBD
The Nature of Being / 2015 / Drywall cut from surrounding walls / dimensions variable / TBD
The Shape of Things / 2014 / Drywall cut from surrounding walls / dimensions variable / TBD
The Shape of Things / 2014 / Drywall cut from surrounding walls / dimensions variable / TBD
The Shape of Things / 2014 / Drywall cut from surrounding walls / dimensions variable / TBD
Facsimile #4 / 2014 / Digital archival print / 40" x 30" / TBD
A Temporary Engagement / 2010 / Drywall Cut from surrounding walls / dimensions variable / TBD
Affect/Effect / 2011 / Drywall Cut from surrounding walls / dimensions variable / TBD
Affect/Effect / 2011 / Drywall Cut from surrounding walls / dimensions variable / TBD
Affect/Effect / 2011 / Drywall Cut from surrounding walls / dimensions variable / TBD
Departing from the Rules of Harmony (London Art Fair) / 2014 / Drywall Cut from surrounding walls / dimensions variable / TBD
Departing from the Rules of Harmony / 2011 / Drywall Cut from surrounding walls / dimensions variable / TBD
Departing from the Rules of Harmony / 2011 / 3d Scan of original bust by Antonio Canova / dimensions variable / TBD
Disonar (pre-performance) / 2013 / Drywall, plywood, concrete, drum set hardware and guitar parts, speakers, contact mics, decorative carpet / dimensions variable / TBD
Disonar (post-performance) / 2013 / Drywall, plywood, concrete, drum set hardware and guitar parts, speakers, contact mics, decorative carpet / dimensions variable / TBD
Enigma of the Sublime / 2014 / Drywall, plywood, foam insulation / dimensions variable / TBD
Enigma of the Sublime / 2014 / Drywall, plywood, foam insulation / dimensions variable / TBD
Force Majeure (Installation Shot) / 2012 / Drywall, drum set hardware, fluorescent lights, speakers, turntable / dimensions variable / TBD
16th on Center (detail) / 2012 / Drywall, drum set hardware, decorative rug / dimensions variable / TBD
16th's on center / 2012 / Drywall, reclaimed drum set hardware / Variable dimensions / TBD
Video documentation of "16th's on center" edition of 15 / 2012 / Drywall, reclaimed drum set hardware / Variable dimensions / $400
Mutually Exclusive / 2012 / Turntable, drywall cut from wall / Variable dimensions / $4,500
Mutually Exclusive (detail) / 2012 / Turntable, drywall cut from wall / Variable dimensions / $4,500
Time and Motion / 2012 / Fireplace mantle, fluorescent lights / 54" x 48" x 15" / $6,000
Less is More / 2011 / Drywall cut from surrounding walls / dimensions variable / TBD
Less is More / 2011 / Drywall cut from surrounding walls / dimensions variable / TBD
Rivals (pre-performance) / 2014 / drywall, wood, drum set hardware / 22" x 22" x 12' / TBD
Rivals (performance) / 2014 / drywall, wood, drum set hardware / 22" x 22" x 12' / TBD
Rivals (post-performance) / 2014 / drywall, wood, drum set hardware / 22" x 22" x 12' / TBD
Safe as Houses / 2014 / Drywall, wood, wallpaper, drum set hardware, decorative rug, air compressor, proximity sensors / 22" x 22" x 40' / TBD
Safe as Houses / 2014 / Drywall, wood, wallpaper, drum set hardware, decorative rug, air compressor, proximity sensors / 22" x 22" x 40' / TBD
Synthetic Horizon / 2008 / 2x4's, drywall, wheat-grass, fluorescent lights / 8' x 12' x 3' / TBD
Synthetic Horizon / 2012 / Drywall, wheat grass, fluorescent lights / dimensions variable / TBD
Synthetic Horizon / 2012 / Drywall, wheat grass, fluorescent lights / dimensions variable / TBD
Interior Resurfacing / 2011 / Residential Carpet / dimensions variable / TBD
Interior Resurfacing / 2011 / Residential Carpet / dimensions variable / TBD
Untitled Wedge / 2008 / Casting potting soil / 5' x 5' x 7' / TBD
Fiat Lux / 2008 / Fluorescent bulbs, steel, paint, rigging cable / 10' x 12' x 35' / TBD
Aperture / 2009 / Plywood, bungee cords, arduino computer, fluorescent lights, PA system / 15' x 12' x 25' / TBD
Masculale / 2009 / Recycled housing lathe, fluorescent lights, steel, rigging cable, paint / 8' x 12' x 30' / TBD
Round Table #1 / 2010 / drywall, cut from surrounding walls / 8' x 8' x 12' / TBD
Of Private Devotion / 2011 / discarded paintings, frames, picture lights, gloss lights, gloss paint / 10' x 14' x 20' / TBD
The Artificial Obvious / 2011 / OSB Plywood, 2 x 4's, flourescent light, drywall, and galvanized metal roofing / 8' x 8' x 12' / TBD

The connections between humans and the built environment interest me, serving as the primary source material for my work. I formulate calculated assessments of my environment, ultimately manifesting connections between art, architecture, design and sound.

The physical development of my work is related to a tactile sense for materials. Through the process of examining materials and their function, I am interested in bestowing new value and subverting function, while affecting each object/spaces relationship to its surroundings. Translation is an appropriate term that can be used to describe the way I approach projects on a formal basis. Metaphorically these transitions in context and form align themselves conceptually with my interests in examining the way we experience culture, objects and physical environments.

Through the process of deconstruction and re-constitution, I find meaning in the objects, architecture and the visual culture that surrounds me. Beyond the context and appearance of the world I attempt to develop new meanings, nurturing relationships between the viewer/user and the object or environments that we encounter. My efforts amount to a playful and creative critique of the way we experience space and the items that inhabit them. Whether those inhabitants be inanimate objects or ourselves as the viewer I carefully consider each as an integral part of an experience, causing actions and reactions through their proximity to my work.

Project Statement – February, 2017

This exhibition features a new body of work produced during a three month Arts/Industry residency at the Kohler Company in Kohler Wisconsin. The focus of this work and its subsequent exhibition at Linda Warren Projects is to explore my fascination with the aesthetics of music and performance. Through the use of vitreous china, interactive electronics and sound this exhibition strikes a delicate balance between the aggressive and unpredictable nature of sound and performance while exploring the preciousness and fragility of a material that is ubiquitous in traditional design, craft and fine arts.


SCOTT CARTER (b. 1984, United States) is a Chicago based artist, whose work is influenced by the experience of living amongst mass produced materials, spaces and objects that are inherent in contemporary architecture and design. His work manifests as immersive installations and interactive objects that facilitate subtle shifts in value and attempt to redefine utility in relation to everyday experiences. His practice parallels contemporary discourse in art, design, architecture, and sound.

Scott received his MFA in Sculpture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011 where he was the first recipient of the Eldon Danhausen Fellowship for Sculpture. He has attended funded residencies at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont and the Ox Bow School of Art in Saugatuck, Michigan. In addition he is a recipient of the Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship for Midwestern artists (2013) and a first place recipient of the Beers Contemporary Emerging Artist Award in Sculpture (2013)

Selected solo shows include include Force Majeure – Linda Warren Projects, Chicago, Il (2012); Disonar – Evanston Art Center, Evanston, Il (2013); The Shape of Things – Beers Contemporary, London (2014) and The Nature of Being – Pinnacle Gallery, Savannah, Ga (2015). Recent group exhibitions include as site specific installation for In Situ and Linda Warren Projects at Expo Chicago (2014), Building Stories – Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan WI (2014) and I am What I am Doing – La Esquina Gallery, Kansas City, MO (2014). In addition he was a visiting artist as part of DeFINE Art 2015 at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah Georgia and recently completed a three month residency as part of the Kohler Arts/Industry program in Kohler, Wisconsin.


EDUCATION
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, MFA Sculpture – 2011
Savannah College of Art and Design / Atlanta College of Art, BFA Painting – 2008

RESIDENCIES + AWARDS + FELLOWSHIPS
2016 Kohler Arts / Industry Residency. Sheboygan, WI
2014 – Dave Bown Projects – Top 25 finalist
2013 – Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship – Recepient
2012 – Beers Contemporary : Emerging Artist Award – First place recipient in Sculpture – London, UK
2012 – Evanston and Vicinity Biennale: Evanston Art Center – Solo exhibition award recipient – Evanston, Il
2011 – Union League Club of Chicago : Civic and Arts Finalist Exhibition – Third place award recipient
2011 – Eldon Danhausen Sculpture Fellowship – Recipient
2011 – Vermont Studio Center Residency – Funded by the Bermant Foundation – Johnson VT
2011 – Oxbow School of Art Fellowship – Funded by the LeRoy Neiman Foundation – Saugatuck, MI

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016 Velocity (forthcoming) – Linda Warren Projects. Chicago, IL
2016 Untitled (forthcoming) – Terrain Projects. Chicago IL
2015 – The Nature of Being – Pinnacle Gallery at Savannah College of Art and Design – Savannah, Ga
2014 – The Shape of Things – Beers Contemporary – London, UK
2013 – Disonar – Evanston Art Center – Evanston, Il
2012 – Force Majeure – Linda Warren Projects – Chicago, Il
2011 – Affect/Effect: Contemporary Arts Center – Las Vegas, NV
2011 – Interior Resurfacing: Lexington Art League Project Space – Lexington, Ky
2011 – Less is More: Gallery X – Chicago, Il

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2014 – Building Stories – Kohler Arts Center – Sheboygan, Wi
2014 – Fearless – La Esquina Gallery – Kansas City, Mo
2014 – London Art Fair – Beers Contemporary – London, UK
2013 – Imperfect Symmetry – A+D Gallery – Columbia College – Chicago, Il
2013 – CAFKA Biennial 2013 – Waterloo/Kitchener – Ontario, Canada
2012 – Plural Zone – School of the Art Institute of Chicago – Columbus Building – Chicago, Il
2012 – Somewhere Else – Urban Institute of Contemporary Art – Grand Rapids, Mi
2012 – Evanston and Vicinity Biennial – Evanston, Il
2012 – Improbable Objects – What It Is – Chicago, Il
2011 – Experience is Never Unattached : Sullivan Galleries – Chicago, Il
2011 – P.O.D.S. Project: Lexington Art League – Lexington, Ky
2011 – The Value is Present: Inn Gallery – Ox Bow School of Art – Saugatuck, Mi
2011 – Union League Civic and Arts Finalist Exhibition: Union League Club – Chicago, Il
2011- Weddings/ Proms/ Corporate Events – Zhou B Art Center – Chicago, Il
2011 – NEXT: The Invitational Exhibition of Emerging Art – Chicago, Il
2011 – MFA Thesis Exhibition: Sullivan Galleries – Chicago, Il
2010 – Alphabetization: Noble and Superior Projects – Chicago, Il
2010 – Uncommon Territories: Heaven Gallery – Chicago, Il
2010 – Usefullness: Sharp Exhibition Space – Chicago, Il
2009 – Learning Modern: Sullivan Galleries -Chicago, Il
2009 – Descours – AIA New Orleans – New Orleans, La
2009 – LeFlash: Castleberry Hill – Atlanta, Ga
2008 – Adventures in Mysticism: Athens Institute for Contemporary Art – Athens, Ga

PRESS
2015 SCAD Alumni Mini Documentary – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXgCufd5WJI
2014 – Wall Street International – http://www.wsimagazine.com/uk/diaries/agenda/arts/scott-carter-the-shape-of-things_20140221083036.html
2014 – Paste Magazine – http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2014/01/deconstructive-sculptor-transforms-drywall-into-fu.html
2014 – Designboom – http://www.designboom.com/art/scott-carter-deconstructs-walls-to-build-furniture-sculptures-01-20-2014/
2014 – Diario Design – http://diariodesign.com/2014/01/el-artista-scott-carter-se-sale-de-las-reglas-de-la-armonia-con-su-instalacion-para-la-london-art-fair 2014/
2014 – Arch Daily – http://www.archdaily.mx/286525/arte-y-arquitectura-deconstruir-paredes-para-construir-esculturas-por-scott-carter/
2014 – Inspiration Now – http://inspiration-now.com/?p=1245
2013 – Booooooom – http://www.booooooom.com/2013/03/07/artist-scott-carter-deconstructs-gallery-walls-to-make-sculptures/
2013 – IGNANT – http://www.ignant.de/2013/03/22/scott-carter/
2013 – Juxtapoz – http://www.juxtapoz.com/current/scott-carter-creates-sculptures-using-gallery-walls
2013 – Beautiful Decay – http://beautifuldecay.com/2013/03/11/scott-carters-sculptures-made-out-of-the-walls-that.surround-them/
2013 – Aparte 20 Minutos – http://www.20minutos.es/noticia/1762531/0/scott-carter/trozos-pared/escultura/#
2013 – The Creators Project – http://www.thecreatorsproject.com/blog/artist-rips-up-gallery-walls-to-use-as-material -for-his-sculptures
2013 – Collosal – http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2013/01/scott-carters-sculptural-medium-deconstructed-gallery-walls/
2011 – Las Vegas Seven Magazine – http://www.weeklyseven.com/ae/2011/10/20/architectural-striptease
2011 – Online Radio Las Vegas – A ffect/Effect: Scott Carter (Interview) http://www.onlineradiolasvegas.com/index.html
2011 – I Like This Art : Contemporary Art Blog – http://ilikethisart.net/?p=11035
2011 – F News Magazine: “Experience is Never Unattached”- http://fnewsmagazine.com/2011/08/experience.is-never-unattached/
2011 – Art Beat Lexington – Interview – http://artbeatlexington.com/2011/06/21/5-questions-with.project-space-artist-scott-carter/

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Ox-Bow, School of Art and Artists Residency: Professor – Experimental Forms: 2016
● Prepare curriculum and teach coursework.
● Guidance with conceptual direction of projects and formal development of work.
● Prepare readings and direct daily operations of class.
● Provide guidance, critical feedback and support during critiques.

Savannah College of Art and Design: Visiting Artist (Alumni Mentor Program for Sculpture) – Atlanta Ga: 2016
● Conducted studio visits with Graduate and Undergraduate students in the Sculpture department.
● Sat in on daily classes and participated in critiques.
● Gave a lecture on studio work and processes.
● Held a discussion on professional practices as an artist.

School of the Art Institute of Chicago: Campus AV/Events Manager: 2015 – 2016
● Maintaining and performing inventory of the AV systems in the School of the Art Institutes three major event spaces. First
point of contact for campus AV issues and inquiries.
● Work directly with clients utilizing these spaces to determine their AV needs and our capabilities to meet their needs.
● Manage, supervise and schedule freelance AV Event Techs and assigned them to work the roughly 300 events we have
on campus during the calendar year.
● Training for smart classrooms and screening rooms on campus.
● Responsible for running the Special Events and Exhibitions Media checkout center. Work directly with all campus
exhibition spaces to fulfill all related media needs.
● Hiring of freelance AV Event Techs and Media Center student employees. Approve and manage payroll and schedule on
a bi-weekly basis.
● Assist with AV Integration in event spaces. Extron Certified AV Associate.
● Maintain and develop AV Events and Exhibitions Capital Assets requests.
● Christie Microtiles modular video wall technician. In charge of maintenance and all installs utilizing this AV system.

Savannah College of Art and Design: Visiting Artist for DefineArt 2015 – Savannah Ga: 2015
● Panel Discussion with Paul Laster, Nari Ward and Mental Klinik.
● Conducted studio visits with Graduate and Undergraduate students in the Painting department.
● Sat in on daily classes and participated in critiques.
● Gave a lecture on studio work and processes.
● Gave an on site artist talk in the Pinnacle Gallery for the exhibition “The Nature of Being.”

School of the Art Institute of Chicago: Media Center Night and Weekend Manager: 2014 – 2015
● Oversight and training of up to 30 student employees and faculty.
● Responsible for ensuring that the daily operations of the Media Centers are fulfilled and patrons are provided the services
and equipment they need to produce work.
● Circulated equipment for the Film Video New Media, Sound, Art and Technology and Photography departments.
● Equipment in circulation included HD and 4k video cameras, DSLR photo cameras, photo and video lighting, audio
interfaces, mics, Bolex film cameras and other equipment related to the production of content for these departments.
● Full understanding of equipment inventory procedures and working knowledge of applications and use of
Media Center equipment.

School of the Art Institute of Chicago – Exhibition Manager: 2012 – 2014
● Hiring, training and supervising 35 student employees and faculty.
● Planning and executing large scale exhibitions and events for a 30,000 square foot gallery
space located in the historic Sullivan Building in downtown Chicago.
● Oversight of all aspects of art installation including logistics, handling, consultation, safety and
custom fabrication requests.
● In charge of purchasing, inventory, capital asset requests and gallery maintenance /safety.
● Coordinated and implemented a full service wood shop and storage facility for the fabrication and
storage of art and related materials.

OxBow School of Art Jury Member: 2012
● Review and selection of students and fellowship candidates.

School of the Art Institute of Chicago Graduate Admissions Review Committee: 2011
● Review, selection and interviews of MFA candidates and scholarship recipients.

School of the Art Institute of Chicago: Shop Assistant (wood and metal shops): 2010 – 2011
● Maintenance of all shop equipment.
● Assistance and advisor to students working in both the metal and wood fabrication facilities.

School of the Art Institute of Chicago: Teaching Assistant – Modular Metals: 2010 – 2011
● Helped prepare curriculum.
● Assisted students with conceptual direction of projects and formal development of work.
● Prepared readings and assisted with daily operations of class.
● Participated and guided student critiques.

School of the Art Institute of Chicago: Teaching Assistant – Mold Making and Casting: 2009 – 2010
● Helped prepare curriculum.
● Assisted students with conceptual direction of projects and formal development of work.
● Prepared readings and assisted with daily operations of class.
● Participated and guided student critiques.

Malone Design/Fabrication Project management and fabrication: 2008 – 2009
● Design, fabrication and installation of large scale, interactive museum exhibits around the United States.
● The Scenic Department executed diverse exhibits for museums and state parks around the United States.
● Skills relevant to projects included, wood fabrication, metal fabrication, mold making, scenic paint and finishing,
installation and traditional carving techniques.

Savannah College of Art and Design Assistant to Director of Wood Conservation: 2008
● Strategic restoration of a 19th century mansion in Atlanta Georgia.
● Restoration and re-fabrication of all decorative woodwork within a 19th century historic home.

David Johnson Studios: Mold making, casting, fabrication, design: 2005 – 2008
● Large scale production mold making and casting.
● Production of multi-part rubber molds and mother molds. Casting, finishing, crating and installation.

SKILLS
● Sound design and production. Recording techniques. Analog and digital synthesis.
● Soldering, electronics repair and synthesizer construction.
● Video production.
● Multimedia installation and extensive A/V installation experience.
● File prep and experience in using Laser Cutters and CNC routers.
● 3d printing knowledge.
● Lighting and commercial electrical experience.
● Expert in mold making and casting (rubber, plastics, resin, fiberglass, wax and bonded metals).
● Carpentry knowledge, residential construction and remodeling experience.
● Highly experienced in exhibit and fine art handling and installation.
● Basic metal fabrication and finishing.
● Modeling of wood, stone, clay and foam.

SOFTWARE
● Pro-Tools, Propellerhead Reason, Reaper, Audacity.
● Rhinoceros 3d, Google Sketchup.
● Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, Premiere, Audition.
● Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Keynote.
● Webcheckout, Greenlight, Lightspeed and Google Docs.

CERTIFICATIONS
● Extron Certified AV Associate, Extron Electronics: License # 1053408 – 2015
● http://www.extron.com/training/transcript.aspx