Ian Charles Scott: The Shape of the Being: Portrait Project Paperback
For Ian Charles Scott, New York City seems only a larger version of the community he knew in his hometown of Wick- a bigger village.The works in this book cover the whole of Scottish artist's career so far and divide into distinct groupings. There are the recent images of familiar faces from both cities: the Catch-22 man Scott stopped coming out of a James Ensor exhibition in New York, and the harbormaster, old sailor, and postmaster of Wick. The current, ink pictures of boxers and other Bronx and Brooklyn neighbors are remarkable for their piercing gaze and clarity of color. Sections on Scott's studies of a few notable men follow, concluding with several very large, powerful works on wood panel that helped start off his career, and all of which are in the collections of various Scottish museums.
About the Author
Ian Charles Scott comes from the remote North Highlands of Scotland. He studied film in London and worked on commercials before enrolling in Dundee University to study art. He emerged as the top student in the under and post-graduate programs there gaining a B.A. 1st class honors degree and an M.F.A. in Fine Art. Upon graduating he was immediately offered a lecturing post in Sunderland Art School. He has taught undergrad and post-graduate students for 20 years. Earlier in his career, he taught an art therapy based course in a maximum-security prison. Scott is a nationally and internationally recognized artist.whose works can be found in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, The Aberdeen Art Gallery, The Dundee Art Gallery, The Royal Scottish Academy, The Koyo Institute, and The Dublin Art Gallery, among others. In the US his works have been exhibited in the Silverstein Gallery, the Kravets Wehby Gallery, and in a touring exhibition Conversations with Jeff Koons and Frank Gehry. He received Scotland’s highest and most sought after scholarship, "The Alastair Salvesen Award" and used it to move to the United States in 1998. He started work as an adjunct at Hostos Community College in 1999 and became full-time in 2004.