SCOTT PRIOR
  Born 1949 in New Hampshire
Lives and works in Massachusetts

 

 
EDUCATION
1971 University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA
BFA
 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017 William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA
2012 William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA
2011 William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA
2006 William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA
  Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
2005 Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2004 Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
  Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY
2002 William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA
2001 Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
1999-2000 Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
  Forum Gallery, New York, NY
  Light on the Familiar: The Paintings of Scott Prior, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA also University Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
1997 Forum Gallery, New York, NY
1996 Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
1995 Forum Gallery, New York, NY
1994 Forum Gallery, New York, NY
  Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
1992 Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
1991 Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
1990 Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, NY
  Bergen Museum, Paramus, NJ
  Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
1988 Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
1987 Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, NY
1986 Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
  Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, NY
1984 Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
1983 Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, NY
1981 Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
1980 Clark University, Worcester, MA
1979 Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
1977 Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
 
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017 2017 Landscape Exhibition, William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA
  Summer 2017, William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA
2016 Annual Landscape Exhibition, William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA
2013 Annual Still Life Exhibition, William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA
2006 Painting Summer in New England, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
  Annual Landscape Exhibition, William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA
2005 Still Lifes, William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA
  Human Figures by the World's Art Masters, Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Nagoya, Japan
  Innocence, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
2004 Annual Landscape Exhibition, William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA
  Sixth Annual Realism Invitational, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2003 Still Lifes, William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA
  Fifth Annual Realism Invitational, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  DeCordova Collects: Gifts from Stephen and Sybil Stone, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
2002 Painting in Boston: 1950-2000, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
  Changing Prospects: The View from Mount Holyoke, Mount Holyoke College of Art Museum, South Hadley, MA
  Fourth Annual Realism Invitational, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2001 Landscapes Seen and Imagined: Sense of Place, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
  Third Annual Realism Invitational, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2000 Figure, Fantasy and Illusion: Selections from the Arthur S. Goldberg Collection, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA
  Revealing the Nude: A Timeless Passion, Chase Gallery, Boston, MA
  Second Annual Realism Invitational, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1999 Annual Landscape Exhibition, William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA
  Re-Presenting Representation IV, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY
  Magic Realism: A Selection of Paintings, 1925-1998, Beth Urdang Gallery, Boston, MA
  First Annual Realism Invitational, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1998 Capturing the Sublime: Contemporary Landscape Painting, Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA
  Valley Realists, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA
  New England Impressions, Painting from Life, Attleboro Museum, Attleboro, MA
1997 Working Sources: The Painter and the Photographic Image, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
  Realism in 20th Century American Painting, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, ME
1996-1997 Community of Creativity: A Century of MacDowell Colony Artists, Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, NH, and traveling exhibitions to: National Academy of Design, New York, NY,  and Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS
  Face and Figure in Contemporary Art, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
1996 Reinventing Realism: Contemporary American Perspective, Everhart Museum, Scranton, PA
1994 The Label Show, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
  20th Century Figurative Paintings, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
1991 Boston Art Dealers Association Selection, Bank of Boston, Boston, MA
  The Object: Found, Observed, Imagined, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA
  Illustrating Nature: The Art of Botany, National Academy of Design, New York, NY
1987 New Work by Old Friends, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
  The Beautiful, The Sublime, The Picturesque, Newton Arts Center, Newton, MA
1986 Boston Collects, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
1984 Urban Visions/ Countryside Views, University Art Gallery, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
  Emerging Massachusetts Painters, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
1982 A Private Vision: Contemporary Art from the Graham Gund Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
  Herbert Plimpton Collection of Realist Art, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
1980 Directions in Realism, Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA
  Realism in New England, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
1979 Art of the State, Recipients of Massachusetts Artists Foundation Fellowships, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
1978 Art from Corporate Collections, Whitney Museum Downtown, New York, NY
1976 Patron's Choice: Artists Under 35, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
1975 19th Annual Print Exhibition, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
1974 New Talent, Terry Dintenfass Gallery, New York, NY
1973 New Talent, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
  New Talent in New England, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
 
AWARDS and RESIDENCES
1986 Award in Painting, St. Botolph Club, Boston, MA
1985 Grant, National Endowment for the Arts
1979-1980 Residencies, MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
1979 Fellowship, Massachusetts Artists Foundation
1977 Residency, Ossabaw Island Program, GA
1974-1976   Residencies, MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
 

COLLECTIONS
  American Express, New York, NY
  Berkshire Art Museum, Pittsfield, MA
  Boston Public Library
  W.C. Bradley Co., Columbus, GA
  Comptroller of the Currency, Washington, D.C.
  Danforth Art Museum, Framingham, MA
  Michele & Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Art, Springfield, MA
  DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
  Gardner, Carton & Douglas, Chicago, IL
  Graham Gund, Cambridge, MA
  Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA
  IBM, New York, NY
  Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
  New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
  New England Life, Boston, MA
  On Technology, Cambridge, MA
  Ropes & Gray, Boston, MA
  St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY
  Texaco, White Plains, NY
  Wellington Management, Boston, MA
  Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
  Ruth and John D. West Collection, The Rahr-West Art Museum, Manitowic, WI
  William, Brinks, Olds, Hofer, Gilson & Loine, Chicago, IL
 

BIBLIOGRAPHY
1998 Cleary, Margot. "Real and Surreal", Daily Hampshire Gazette: Hampshire Life Magazine, January 23.
1997 Russell, Gloria.  "History of Landscape in Focus", Sunday Republican, November 23.
1996 Watson, Bruce.  "Traditional View gets Modern Look", Daily Hampshire Gazette,  October 14.
1994 "Paintings by Scott Prior", The Gettysburg Review, Summer.
1993 Miller, Francine Koslow. "Scott Prior, Alpha Gallery", Artforum.
1992 Stapen, Nancy.  "Spotlight on Haunting Images, Surreal Effects", The Boston Globe, November 27.
1990 Silver, Joanne.  "Prior's Paintings Put Simple Objects in an Abstract Light", The Boston Herald, April 6.
1988 Temin, Christine.  "Puzzles Lend Mystery to Lyrical Paintings", The Boston Globe, November 24.
1987 Giuliano, Charles.  "Alpha Gallery - Scott Prior", Art New England, March.
1986 Nelson, Ronald J.  "Scott Prior", American Artist, December.
  Bonetti, David.  Review, Boston Pheonix, November 18.
  Temin, Christine.  "Perspectives", The Boston Globe, November 13.
1981 "Critic's Tip: Exhibits Real and Unreal", The Boston Globe, March.
1973 Taylor, Robert.  "New Talent Emerging at Alpha", The Boston Globe, June 17.
 


 


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