Scott Sedar

WASHINGTON, DC

Scott Sedar
ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

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ARTIST STATEMENT

Connections between humans and their environment are central to my art. My paintings show an appreciation for everyday life by capturing recognizable subject matter including landscapes, still life, figures, children, and animals. I compose my work with shapes and consider them an intrinsic element of my paintings. Some suggest my images look like a form of pixilation or the Roster dots of printing. I like to think of my work as realism with touches of abstract expressionism.  

Triangles and the “S” shape are often utilized in my work. I have recently incorporated stenciled squares and trapezoids. These shapes serve as a graphic representation of connection, scientific and spiritual, that is the underlying atomic and structure of our lives.

I limit my oil paint palette to a half-dozen pure artist pigments mixed into fine quality linseed oil on a linen support. This handful of colors represents the five or so molecules that scientists have determined to be the building blocks of life – the elements that make up most of the organic world.  

Sketching and painting have intrinsic value for me - my hands do the work so that my mind may understand.  I’m still learning to paint like my favorites: Ogata Korin and Raphael. Trying to master their ease of form, composition, and effortless sense of the spiritual in the mundane.

SCOTT SEDAR

b. 1951, Denver, Colorado
Lives and works in Washington, DC

EDUCATION
  • 1998Loyola University Maryland, MA
  • 1976University of Denver, BA
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
  • 2011Triumph and Slavery, Evergreen Museum, Baltimore, MD
  • 2009Paintings of Scott Sedar, Sedar/Glickfeld Residence, Potomac, MD
  • 2006Paintings of Scott Sedar, Gala Hispanic Theatre, Washington, DC
  • 2004Paintings of Scott Sedar, Cohan Residence, Silver Spring, MD
  • 2004Paintings of Scott Sedar, Mediterranean Deli, Washington, DC
  • 1996Paintings of Scott Sedar, The Artist's Gallery, Bethesda, MD
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
  • 2013Perception & Ability, Evergreen Museum/MICA, Baltimore, MD
  • 2009Charity Event, Hospital, London, United Kingdom
  • 1994Two artists/Two actors, Metro Stage Theatre, Alexandria, VA
PUBLIC PROJECTS
  • 2015Artomatic, New Carrolton Municipal Bldg., New Carrollton, MD
  • 2012Holiday Show, Gold's Gym, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
  • 2008Artomatic, Children's Museum, Washington, DC
  • 2007Artomatic, Crystal City, Arlington, VA
  • 2002Artomatic, Waterfront EPA, Washington, DC
  • 2001Fall Festival, Commons, Annapolis, MD
  • 1991WPA Open Studio, Home studio, Washington, DC
RESIDENCIES
  • 2012Evergreen Museum "House guest" Artist-in-Residence, Baltimore, MD, United States
4345 Ellicott Street, NW
Washington, DC 20016
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