Scott Patt (b. 1971) is an artist whose work employs bold graphics, symbols, typography and personal experiences to confront and satirize aspects of the human condition. Patt utilizes the power of the visual and the verbal to simplify, connect and inspire. Influenced by the folk art he encountered in his hometown of Allentown, PA, and the primary colors of post-pop consumerism, Patt’s work explores everyday concepts from luck to love, sexuality to space and hope to happiness.
Concurrent to his art career, Patt has worked as a designer and creative leader for brands such as Cole Haan, Nike, Converse and Giorgio Armani - work that continually reinforces the importance of innovation, story, connectivity and a healthy sense of humor within his art.
Patt’s paintings, sculptures and installations have been exhibited around the world, from New York to Japan, with recent exhibitions at Winston Wächter Fine Art in NYC, Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art in San Francisco, CA and 212 Gallery in Aspen, CO.
Patt recently completed an epic 2014 painting-a-day project entitled Bigger. Smaller. Funnier. during which he ideated, sketched, painted, commercialized and virtually exhibited (via social media) an original conceptual painting daily. Each painting documents the internal and external ups and downs of our shared everyday experiences of the human condition. The program culminated in 369 paintings, 800+ pages in seven sketchbooks filled with thousands of sketches, stories and ideas, a series of larger works and two sculptures. Bigger. Smaller. Funnier. is on exhibit at Winston Wächter Fine Art in NYC from June 15, 2015 - July 31, 2015.
Scott currently lives and works on the New Hampshire seacoast.
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, Barnstone Studios, Copley, PA
2015 "Bigger. Smaller. Funnier", Winston Wächter Fine Art, New York, NY
2013 "Mumbo Jumbo", Mark Wolfe Contemporary, San Francisco, CA
2012 “Still Here,” Winston Wächter Fine Art, New York, NY
2012 “Gumball,” 212 Gallery, Aspen CO 2012 “You Are The One,” 212 Gallery, Aspen CO 2011 “Good Luck Again,” Grasshut Gallery Portland, OR 2010 “Good Luck,” Corduroy Gallery Portland, ME 2005 “Mongrel,” Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA “The Misadventures of Phi,” Compound Gallery, Portland, OR 2001 “Nike Inc. Corporate Art,” Nike Inc., OR 2000 “29,” Seaplane, Portland, OR
2014 Love It or Leave It, One Grand Gallery, Portland, OR 2013 Andy Warhol @ Christies, 212 Gallery, Aspen CO 2013 Stuckeman Works, 50 Years of Penn State School of Visual Arts, PA 2012 “It Comes in Waves,” Weiden & Kennedy Gallery, Portland, OR 2012 “Design for Humanity Art Auction,” Paramount Studios, Los Angeles, CA 2012 “Anderson Ranch Art Center Art Auction,” Aspen, CO 2010 “Summer Show,” Winston Wächter Fine Art, New York, NY “Paper Magazine; We Love Art”, Montalban theatre, Hollywood, CA 2009 “All That Glitters is Gold,” McCaig Welles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY “Wormholes,” Grasshut Gallery, Portland, OR 2008 “The Enormous Tiny Art Show,” Nahcotta Gallery, Portsmouth, NH 2005 “Fresh Trouble,” Pop-up Gallery, SE Belmont, Portland, OR 2004 “Hope of a Better Tomorrow,” Compound Gallery, Portland, OR “The ‘One’ Show,” Motel Art and Design Boutique, Portland, OR “Up and Comin’ Atcha,” RC Gallery, Portland, OR “The Jumble Exhibition,” Jumble, Tokyo, Japan 2003 “Keepsake,” Juice Gallery, San Francisco, CA “Portland Art Museum Contemporary Arts Biennial,” Portland, OR “Symbiont Synthetic,” Portland, OR “Origin,” Compound Gallery, Toyko, Japan “Weapons of Mass Production,” Portland, OR 2001 “Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Dress Auction,” Portland OR 1999 “Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, ‘Open Walls,” Portland, OR