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Scott Parsons
updated: 09/11/2013
website: www.damnfineart.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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Kim
Back
Monica
Untitled
Tracy
Untitled
Amber
Untitled
Chelsea
Monica
Stephanie
untitled
Carl
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  figurative, anatomy, portraiture, gestural
 
 
Kim by Scott Parsons
Kim
charcoal
2003
24" x  18" 
Back by Scott Parsons
Back
charcoal on paper
2005
24" x  18" 
Monica by Scott Parsons
Monica
charcoal on paper
2006
24" x  18" 
Untitled by Scott Parsons
Untitled
charcoal on paper
2007
24" x  18" 
Tracy by Scott Parsons
Tracy
conte on paper
2007
20" x  26" 
Untitled by Scott Parsons
Untitled
charcoal on paper
2007
24" x  18" 
Amber by Scott Parsons
Amber
charcoal on paper
2006
26" x  20" 
Untitled by Scott Parsons
Untitled
charcoal on paper
2007
24" x  18" 
Chelsea by Scott Parsons
Chelsea
charcoal on paper
2004
24" x  18" 
Monica by Scott Parsons
Monica
grapite on paper
2008
30" x  20" 
Stephanie by Scott Parsons
Stephanie
charcoal on paper
2009
18" x  24" 
untitled by Scott Parsons
untitled
charcoal drawing on paper
2010
36" x  24" 
Carl by Scott Parsons
Carl
conte on paper
2013
24" x  36" 

Artist Statement

As an artist, I am deeply motivated to make art that touches people in the midst of the everyday—with a sensitivity that can transform, celebrate, and engage the redemptive qualities of metaphor for the profoundly personal and communal in people’s lives.

Once during a critique as an art student, I was asked if the art building caught on fire, which drawing would I grab off the wall while I was running to the door… I have often thought about this question as a way to measure how well I have done on a drawing. Time and again, I would reach to save the quicker, gestural drawings for the simple reason that they record a state of mind that foregrounds an empathetic response to the human body. These drawings are unrepeatable—my marks convey a sense of urgency, if not desperation to interrogate all that there is of the human figure in a very limited amount of time.

scottkparsons at yahoo.com

Artist Bio / CV

www.damnfineart.com

My work has been exhibited in over seventy exhibitions, including at the South Dakota Art Museum, the Dahl Arts Center, the Nicolaysen Art Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I have previously taught at Gustavus Adolphus College, the University of Colorado at Boulder, the Denver School of the Arts, and Platt College. I currently teach drawing at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

My work is reviewed in Art in America, Sculpture, Architectural Record, and Public Art Review.