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Biography

Scott Bricher is a figurative oil painter. His lush paintings revel in the sensuality of observation and the exploration of subconscious themes with enigmatic narratives. As described by a recent curator: his “rich and bizarre” works emerge from his reverence for French 19th century realists, Venetian masters and Impressionist color and contemporary curiosity in CGI, music and pop culture.

Scott grew up in Columbus, Ohio painting, drawing and playing music. After graduating with honors from Parsons School of Design in 1984, he continued his studies at the Art Students League of New York. As a monitor of Nelson Shanks’ class at the League, Scott deepened his understanding of color. Throughout the 1990s and into the early 2000s, he taught painting workshops with Shanks.

Through group instruction and painting demonstrations, he continues to teach students of all ages. He is currently developing paintings that are bold, cinematic and improvisational. Scott lives and works in South Kent, CT with his wife and schnauzers.

Selected Exhibitions

Nelson Shanks and His Influence: Past, Present and Future

2017

Stanek Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Nor Easter

2014

The NBMAA 45th Annual Juried Members Exhibition, New Britain Museum of Art, New Britain, CT

Realms

2014

Marie Louise Trichet Art Gallery at Wisdom House, Litchfield, CT

Spring Juried Show,

2013, Best of Show

Kent Art Association, Kent, CT

CT+6

2013

West Hartford Art League, West Hartford, CT

Madman

2013, One Person Show

Oresman Gallery, Smith College, Northampton, MA

The Figure Now

2013

Fontbonne University Fine Arts Gallery, St. Louis, MO

Wunderkammer

2012, One Person Show

Stairwell Gallery, Gunn Memorial Library, Washington, CT

90th Anniversary Exhibition

2012

Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CT

CT+6

2012

West Hartford Art League, West Hartford, CT
Juror- Susan Cross, Curator, MASS MoCA

111th Annual Juried Exhibition

2012, The Weiss Sisters’ Prize- Top Award

New Haven Paint & Clay Club, New Haven, CT

Art To The Point

2012

Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY
Juror- Donald Sultan

Second Annual Winter Group Exhibition

2012

Behnke Doherty Gallery, Washington, CT

Bare Essentials

2011

Behnke Doherty Gallery, Washington, CT

Spring Juried Show

2011, Best of Show

Kent Art Association, Kent, CT

Art of the Northeast

2011

Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CT

Solemn & Sublime: Contemporary American Figurative Painting

2010

Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT

Dreams, Desires & Curiosities

2009, One Person Show

Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CT

Family Life

2009, One Person Show

Kent Memorial Library, Kent, CT

Presidential Juried Show

2009, Best of Show

Kent Art Association, Kent, CT

Prescott Visiting Artist

2009, One Person Show

Miss Porter’s School, Farmington, CT

Sight & Sound

2008

Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CT

New Members

2008

Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CT

Elemental Clusters

2007, One Person Show

Miss Porter’s School, Farmington, CT

Toys and Transformation

2006, One Person Show

Small Space Gallery, Kent, CT

Portraiture

1994

Allez Les Filles, Columbus, OH

Cole/ Goodman Gallery Juried Awards Exhibition

1993, Best of Show

Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme, CT

In Search of the American Experience,

1989, Special Mention Award

Museum of the National Arts Foundation, New York, NY

International Juried Exhibition,

1989

New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ

Grand National Exhibition 61

1989

American Artists Professional League, New York, NY

American Realism Competition

1989

Parkersburg Art Center, Parkersburg, WV

Selected Teaching

Demonstrations & Presentations

2006 – present

Miss Porter’s School, Farmington, CT
The Gunnery, Washington, CT
Kent Center School, Kent, CT
Housatonic Valley Regional High School, Falls Village, CT
American Society of Portrait Artists, New York, NY

Painting

1990 – Present

Columbia University, Senior Executive Education
Pennsylvania Academy of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Armory Arts Center, West Palm Beach, FL
Baum School of Art, Allentown, PA
Millennium Arts Center, Washington, DC
Art Students League, New York, NY
New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Education

Parsons School of Design

1980-1984

New York, NY, BFA

Art Students League of New York

1987-1989

New York, NY