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BIOGRAPHY With a playful eye and exacting technique, Scott Curtis takes an imaginative approach to portraits, landscapes, interiors and abstracts. Each piece is approached with a rigorous set of self-imposed obstructions or constraints which he then attempts to work and play within, creating the most resonant effects possible for that work. Working primarily with oil on wood panels, the artist’s process sees him using thick applications of paint and vivid uses of color, particularly when creating his bold abstract pieces.

His distinctive portrait and landscape style incorporates exciting and inventive visual effects where figures and buildings are softly fragmented and mirrored, swirling and merging with their surroundings as if dissolving. Originally from Michigan, Curtis is now based in Durham, North Carolina. Over his long career he has garnered recognition at the highest levels of fine art and design, with works in major collections as well as having exhibited in a wide range of galleries across the United States.

Curtis has been a painter and designer for thirty years. His career has included commissioned artwork, as well as industrial, product and interactive design. As a designer, he has been a creative director and art director with a wide range of companies: Studio Rouge,,, Concert Technology, Virtus, Luminosa, AbacusIP, Machina Design and Sqor Sports.

Owing to his work in interactive design, Scott Curtis is also the primary or secondary inventor on sixty-five patents. His portfolio of inventions is divided among Digital Music and Video, eBooks, Location Based Services, Proximity Services, Content Search Optimization, Social Media and Consumer Electronics. A full list of his patents can be seen in the Inventions section of this site.

1985 University of Florida; Gainesville, Florida; BFA
1991 University of California; San Diego, CA

2017 Liminal, featured artist, Eno Gallery, Hillsborough, NC
2016 Recent Work, Acme Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; also 2013, 201
2016 Recent Work, Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Detroit, MI; also 2013, 2009
2015 Active Light, Feuer/Mesler, New York, NY; also 2011
2014 Solo Show, SF Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA; also 2009, 2005
2013 Shine - Recent Nudes, Kansas Gallery, New York, NY
2012 Recent Abstracts, Sonnabend Gallery, New York; also 2009
2010 Recent Work, RaeberVonStenglin, Zurich
2008 Counterfactual, Somerhill Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC; also 2005, 2003, 2001
2006 Recent Work, Young Art, Los Angeles, CA
2004 Abstracts, Wallspace, New York, NY
2003 Landscapes, Sizl Gallery, Carrboro, NC; also 2001
2002 Open Book, featured artist, Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, IL

2015 Interior Light, featured artist, Sonnabend Gallery, New York, NY
2014 Select, Flatbed, Austin, TX
2013 Still, Acme Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2012 Place, featured artist, Wallspace. New York, NY
2011  Select, Flatbed, Austin, TX; also 2010
Mixed Greens, New York, NY
2009  Fast/Slow, RaeberVonStenglin, Zurich
Recent Work, Young Art, Los Angeles, CA
2008 Recent Work, Mixed Greens, New York, NY
2006 Mythos, Wallspace, New York, NY
Featured Artist, Somerhill Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC
2005  Select, Young Art, Los Angeles, CA
2004  Terminus, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Recent Work, Sonnabend Gallery, New York, NY
2003  Sojourn, Mixed Greens, New York, NY
2002  Recent Work, Sizl Gallery, Carrboro, NC