Scott Ingram’s work comments on art and architecture in human environments. Based in an American aesthetic, his range of art works include paintings, drawings, sculpture and photography as well as functional objects. Growing up in the Midwest, he was heavily influenced by the great modern architects of Chicago. Working for the Des Moines Art Center, Scott developed an in-depth understanding of contemporary art.
Scott has been exhibiting for more than 15 years and has been included in exhibitions around the United States as well as Spain and Canada. Most recently he exhibited at Solomon Projects, and Emily Amy Gallery in Atlanta and Anna Kustera Gallery in New York, as well as Florida Atlantic University. He is currently preparing an exhibition of his architectural works with Auburn University.
2012 “Self Exam”, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
2011 “Cusp”, Emily Amy Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2010 …Through line…, Solomon Projects, Atlanta, GA
Onward, Bersharat Gallery, Curated by Fay Gold, Atlanta, GA
2009 Le Flash, Castleberry Hill, Atlanta, GA
2008 Building Futures II, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN
ARCO 40, ARCO, Madrid, Spain
2007 Building Futures, Solomon Projects, Atlanta, GA
Two Buildings, Emily Murphy Art, Madrid, Spain
Holland Drawings, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, Canada
Chair Drawings, Retromodern, Atlanta, GA
2005 Drip, Solomon Projects, Atlanta, GA
2003 Case Study Houses: 2003, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2002 Scott Ingram: Works on Paper, Grand View College, Des Moines, IA
2001 DRIP: The Nail Polish Drawings, Uri Vaknin Presents, Atlanta, GA
Maybe It’s Somewhere I’m Going…Perhaps Somewhere I’ve Been, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Selected Group Exhibitions
2012 Tiny Universe, University of Georgia Gallery, Elliot Walters, Athens, GA
2011 southXeast: Contemporary Southwestern Art, University Galleries, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
2010 Hudgens Prize Exhibition, The Jacqueline Casey Hudgens Center for the Arts, Duluth, GA
Scott Ingram & Charles LaBelle, Anna Kustera Gallery, New York, NY
Point of Entry, SCAD, Lacoste, France
2009 Point of Entry, SCAD, Savannah, GA
2008 40th Collectors Show & Sale, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR
Mergers and Acquisitions, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
2007 wandern*, Solomon Projects, Atlanta, GA
2004 Stop Bush, Ty Stokes Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Wallflowers, Bradbury Gallery, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR
(in)appropriate?, Momus Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Opposites, Suite 106 Gallery, New York, NY
2003 Atlanta Biennial 2003, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
Detour, Artspot Gallery, Atlanta, GA
New American Paintings South, Bradbury Gallery, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR
Looks Good on Paper II, Spruill Center for the Arts, Atlanta, GA
2002 Little Things Mean A Lot, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA
A Little Art, Waddington & Tribby Fine Art, Boca Raton, FL
Gone Tomorrow: A Series of Ephemeral Installations, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
Debut, Saltworks Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2001 Inside, Percival Gallery, Des Moines, IA
Cambridge Art Association National Prize Show, CAA Gallery,
14th Annual ARTstravaganza, Hunter Art Museum, Chattanooga, TN
Repetition, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1999 Hypnotic-Post, Swan Coach House, Atlanta, GA
From Your House To Ours, Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA (catalogue)
2010 Cathy Fox, “Atlanta’s Scott Ingram, redrawing the masters, at Solomon Projects,” Feb. 12, Artscriticatl.com
Cathy Fox, “Scott Ingram’s “Through Line’ at Solomon Projects, Feb 12th,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution
2009 Allison Hersh, “Artists explore architectural integrity, Oct. 19th”, Savannah Morning News
2007 Dimling Cochran, Rebecca. "Critic's Picks: Scott Ingram," ArtForum.com, Dec.
Wolf, Debra. "Modernist Builds on Witty Foundation," Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Nov.
Kurzner, Lisa. "Scott Ingram," Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, April, pp.40-41
2005 Emerson, Bo. "Drip," Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July.
Feaster, Felicia. "Pretty is as Pretty Does," Creative Loafing July.
2004 Dimling Cochran, Rebecca. “Scott Ingram at Sandler Hudson”, Art In America, March, p.135 (illust.)
2003 Fox, Catherine. “Putting house plans to an abstract use,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, October 5, p. M3.
2002 Fox, Catherine. “Better hurry to see this exhibition,” Atlanta Journal- Constitution, September.
Scott Ingram: Architecture has always been a big draw in my work. In 2003, while working on a large project that investigated the Case Study Houses in Los Angeles I began to look at building materials. I-beams and CMUs (concrete masonry units) or cinder blocks, became two iconic foundations for new work. In looking at the actual composition of these common objects I began to think about their alternatives, or competitors on the jobsite. The I-beam’s more affordable cousin being the common stud and resulted in many limitations, such as length and structural integrity. The CMU dominated the site primarily due to its more cost effective results over actual stone, not to mention its uniform, modular size and weight.
I began looking at the roles the materials were playing in these objects and set out to create a dialogue between their use and actual functionality. I look for abstraction and humor which results in constructions that are often absurd, and reflect humanity and sometimes tragedy