Michael Scott was born in Lawrence, Kansas in 1952, and has been a life-long resident of the Midwest. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1976, and his MFA from the University of Cincinnati in 1978. Scott began exhibiting his work in the late ’70s, and he has shown extensively throughout the Midwest, on the East Coast, and in the South. Examples of Scott’s work can be found in numerous prestigious corporate and public collections, including the Cincinnati Art Museum; the Southern Ohio Museum of Art Portsmouth Ohio; the New Orleans Museum of Art; the Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Oh; the Museum of the Southwest Midland TX; the Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, TN; the J.B. Speed Museum in Louisville, KY; and the Arkansas Art Center in Little Rock, AK.  Autry National Center for the Arts Los Angeles, CA.



1952Lawrence Kansas


1976BFA, Kansas City Art Institute

1978MFA, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH.


1975       Skowhegan Fellowship

1998       Post Corbett Award Finalist

1999       Ohio Individual Arts Fellowship

2002       Ohio Individual Arts Fellowship



1980Northern Kentucky University-1980-83

Figure Drawing-Landscape Painting

1981Art Academy of Cincinnati: 1981-86

Intermediate Life Drawing

Intermediate Painting –Advanced Painting Seminar

1983Artist in Residence: Kentucky Arts Council 1983-1986

1985Baker Hunt Foundation: 1985-1996

Advanced Painting


1995Kansas City Art Institute-Kansas City MO.

Collectors Society University of Kentucky-Lexington

National Geographic Society –Washington D.C

1999     Cincinnati Art Club-Cincinnati OH.

1999     Purchase College –Purchase New York

1999     Museum of the Southwest-Midland TX.

2002Art Academy of Cincinnati-Cincinnati OH.

Southern Ohio Museum of Art-Portsmouth OH.

Weston Gallery in the Arnoff Center for the Arts-Cincinnati OH. Gerald Peters of Santa Fe-Santa Fe New Mexico

2004  The University club of Cincinnati

2005The Art Academy of Cincinnati

2005The Taft Museum of Art

2005The Nicolaysen Museum of Art


1994Landscape Workshop Blueberry Cove Maine-1994-1996

1996Landscape Workshop Mohegan Island Maine-1996-1998

2002Still life Workshop Bending Cedar -2002

1999       Landscape Workshop Santa Fe New Mexico-

2006Ohio Valley Landscape and Stillife

2008Santa Fe Landscape workshop



2018   “Preternatural on Fire” Autry Museum of the American West LA. CA

2015    “St.Michael” David Richard Gallery Santa Fe, NM

2014    “FOUND” David Richard Gallery Santa Fe NM

2012    “Buffalo Bulbs Wild West Show” Corpus Christi Museum of Art

2012    “The Doggie Diaries” Gerald Peters NYC

2010     “ Buffalo Bulbs Wild West Show” Gerald Peters Gallery Santa Fe NM

2007     “ Michael Scott Landscape’s and Self Portraits

2006     “Farny Fables”: Gerald Peters Gallery Santa Fe NM. The Taft Museum Of Art Cincinnati Ohio, The Nicolaysen Art Museum- Casper WY.

2004     “ Michael Scott a30 Year Survey”: The University Club of Cincinnati

2002     “ The Diaries of Little Red Hen”: Southern Ohio Museum of Art Portsmouth Ohio, Weston Gallery Arnoff Center for the Arts Cincinnati Ohio, Gerald

                Peters gallery Santa Fe New Mexico

2001      “ Perception of Seeing” Jack Wright Gallery New York, NY.

2000      “Cajun Chickens” Cole Pratt Gallery New Orleans, La.

              “Penny’s Grand Vision”: The Museum of The Southwest Midland Texas

1999      “Penny’s Grand Vision A Creation Story” Gerald Peters Gallery Santa Fe NM.

1998“Metaphorical Memory” Linda Schwartz Gallery Lexington Ky.

1997       “Metaphorical Landscapes” Caldbeck Gallery Rockland Maine

1996“Places of the Spirit”, Cincinnati Art Gallery Cincinnati

1995“Introductions”, Joseph Chowning Gallery San Francisco CA

“Michael Scott On The Vineyard”, Four way Gallery Martha’s Vineyard MA

1994“Recent Work”, Sherry French Gallery, New York NY

“Michael Scott Recent Works”, Morgan Gallery Kansas City MO

1993“The Seasons”, Cincinnati Art Gallery, Cincinnati OH

1992“Spirit of the Trees”, Sherry French Gallery, New York NY

1990  Sherry French Gallery, New York NY

1989“Phoenix Installation -An Environmental Landscape”’ The Phoenix, Cincinnati OH

“New Works”, Still-Zensel Fine Art, New Orleans LA

1988“Michael Scott Exhibition”, DeGraaf Fine Art, Chicago, IL

“Works on Paper”, DeGraaf Gallery, Holland MI

1987“New Paintings”, A.B. Closson Gallery, Cincinnati OH

“Landscapes”, DeGraaf Gallery Holland MI

1986“The Carbon Arc”, Installation, Carrolton KY

“Painter and Poet”, Documentary, KET TV

1985“Scottish Landscapes” A.B. Closson Gallery, Cincinnati;OH

“New Landscape”, DeGraaf Fine Art Chicago IL.

“Landscapes”, DeGraaf Gallery, Holland MI

1984“Canadian Landscapes”, A.B. Closson Gallery’ Cincinnati OH

1983“Intimate Landscapes”, A.B. Closson Gallery, Cincinnati;OH

1981Commission on the Arts Gallery, Cincinnati;OH

Arts Consortium of Cincinnati, Cincinnati;OH


2008      “ Miniatures Invitational Exhibition Albuquerque  Museum of Art

2001“65th Annual National Juried Competition Butler Museum of Art

2000   “64th Annual National Juried Competition Butler Museum of Art

1999“Expedition: Great Lakes-The Power of Water” Sherry French Gallery New York City travels to Krasl Art Center St.Joseph, MI. The Flint Institute of        

              Art, Flint MI. The Dennos Museum Traverse City MI.

1998“Inaugural Exhibition” Gerald Peters Gallery Santa Fe NM.

1998“Group Show” Edgewood Orchard Galleries WI

1998“Group Show” Linda Swartz Gallery Lexington Ky.

1997“61st Annual National Juried Competition Butler Museum of Art - Jurors Award “Best of Show”

1997 “Group Show” Gerald Peters Gallery Santa Fe NM.

1996“Group Show” Edgewood Orchard Galleries WI.

1994“EXPEDITION: Everglades--River of Grass” Sherry French Gallery, New York NY; Travels to: Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, Palm Beach FL

Deland Museum of Art, Deland FL; Center for the Arts, Vero Beach Fl; The Alexander Brest Gallery And Museum Jacksonville FL

1993“Group Show” Sherry French Gallery New York NY

“Maine and Other Remote Areas”, Sherry French Gallery

1993“EXPEDITION: Maine”, Sherry French Gallery, Tenants Harbor ME

“Tenth Year Anniversary Show” Sherry French Gallery, Palm Beach FL

1993 “The New Whitney Dissenters”. Sherry French Gallery

1992  New York NY; Travels to : Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage Alaska: Rockford College Art Gallery, Rockford IL; Fitchburg Art

               Museum, Fitchburg MA 1992

              “Beyond Realism: Image and Enigma in American Art” Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto PA

“Collector’s Show”, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock AK

“Group Show”, Gallery Two, Woodstock VT

1992“Focus on Art”, NCJW, Livingston NJ

“A Return to the Country”, Sherry French Gallery Palm Beach FL

1991“EXPEDITION: Estes Park” Sherry French Gallery, NewYork NY; Travels to: R.L. Galleries, Chicago IL

Museum of the Southwest, Midland TX; Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita KS

1991“Scale & Content: Oversized Paintings About Life in the 20th Century” Appalachian Summer Arts Festival, Appalachian State University, Boon NC

“INAUGURAL EXIBITION: Gallery and Invited Artist”’

1991  Sherry French Gallery, New York NY

“To Grant or not To Grant”, Sherry French Gallery, New York NY; Travels to: Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville TN

“Public Territory”: Landscape as Metaphor for Personal Concerns”, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita KS

“Personal Territory”, Struve Gallery, Chicago IL

“The Eternal Male: Ares and Pluto”, Sherry French Gallery, New York NY

1991“ New Painting”, Sherry French Gallery, New York NY Travels to: Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo MI; Riverside Art Museum, Riverside CA

1990“Illumination and Radiance: Epiphanies in Contemporary

1990“Harmony & Discord: American Landscape Today” Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond VA

1990       “Chicago International Art Exposition”, Navy Pier, Chicago ART LA90 Los Angeles Convention Center Los Angeles CA

“Waiting for Cadmium”, Sherry French Gallery, New York NY

“Site Specific-Available for Commission”, Sherry French Gallery, New York NY

“New Works on Paper”, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta GA

“Collector’s Show”, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock AK

1991“Revelation and Devotion: The Sprit of Religion in Contemporary Art”, Sherry French Gallery, New York Travels to: Triton Museum of Art

Santa Clara CA,; Art Gallery Gustavus Adolphus College St. Peter MN; Valparaiso University

Museum of Art, Valparaiso IN; Arnot Art Museum, Elmira NY

1989“The 41st Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary America Painting”, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC; Travels to: Georgia Museum of Art

University of Georgia, Athens GA; New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans LA; Norton Gallery and School of Art, West Palm Beach FL

1989“Trains and Planes: The Influence of Locomotion in American Painting” Sherry French Gallery New York NY; Travels to: Arts in the Academy

              National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC; Roberson Center for the Arts, Binghamton NY

Evansville Museum of Arts, Evansville Museum of Arts, Evansville IL; The Noyes Museum, Ocean Ville NJ

1989“New Acquisitions of Prints, Drawings and Photographs” Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati OH

Chicago International Art Exposition, Navy Pier, Chicago IL

Art/LA89, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles CA

1989  “Spectrum”, Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga “Collector’s Show,” The Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock AK

1989“Art Services and Rental Gallery, Philadelphia Museum of Art Philadelphia PA

1989“Art on Paper”, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro NC

“Designs and Desires: Preliminary Drawings for Large Works “ Tangeman Fine Arts Gallery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH

“Landscape Observed”, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD

1988“Works on Walls” Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington WV

“Neocon 20--1988”,Herman Miller, Inc., Chicago IL

“Mid-America Biennial”, Owensboro Museum of Art, Owensboro KY

1985“The Mask”, Video Film Festival, KET TV

1984“Six Regional Artist”, State Capital, Frankfort KY

1982  Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati OH

  University of Northern Kentucky, Highland Heights KY

  College of Mount St.Joseph, Cincinnati OH

1981  Arts Consortium of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH

  Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH

1979  Carnegie Center for the Arts, Covington KY

1978  Tangeman Gallery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati;OH



J.B. Speed Museum, Louisville, KY

Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock AK

Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown OH

Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati OH

Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga TN

Southern Ohio Museum of Art

Huntington Bank Columbus Ohio

New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans LA

Autry National Center for Arts and Culture LosAngeles, CA

The Nicolaysen Art Museum

A.B. Closson, Jr. Co. Cincinnati OH

AT&T, Piscataway NJ

Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH
Arthur Anderson Co. Chicago IL

Capitol Holding, Louisville KY

Central Trust Bank, Cincinnati OH

Charter Oak Savings Assoc. Cincinnati and Columbus OH

Cincinnati Financial, Cincinnati OH

Cincinnati Art Galleries, Cincinnati OH

Cincinnati Playing Cards Cincinnati OH

Cincinnati Heating & Air Conditioning

Citicorp Investment Bank, New York NY

City of Covington, Covington KY

Drackett Corporation Cincinnati OH

Federated Central Office Cincinnati OH

Fidelity Investments Boston MA

Hamilton Carver & Lee, Cincinnati OH

J.C. Nichols Co, Inc. Kansas City MO

Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue, Los Angeles CA

Kentucky Utilities, Carrollton KY

Manhattan Life Co, New York NY

Michigan Bell Telephone Co, Southfield MI

Miner Raymond & Associates, Cincinnati OH

Museum Acquisitions Ltd. Chicago IL

NYNEX, White Plains NY

Northern Trust Corporation, Chicago IL

Prince Corporation, Holland MI

Prudential Insurance Company of America, Newark, NJ

Century Sports Inc. Ridgefield NJ

Quality Group Inc. Kansas City MO

R.H. Love Gallery, Chicago IL

Scheper Chemical Co. Cincinnati OH

Scripts Howard News, Cincinnati OH

Cincinnati Bell, Cincinnati OH

The Phoenix of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH

Brown Foreman, Louisville KY


Wolf Scheinder  “Buffalo Bulbs Wild West” Cowboys & Indians Magazine October 2010

The Santa Fean Cover August – September 2010

The Magazine Cover July 2010

Katherine Davis review “Michael Scotts Buffalo Bulbs Wild West” July 2010

Devon Jackson “Trickster Man” The Santa fean Magazine June-July Art Issue pp.50-54 color reproductions

John O’Hern June 2010 “Michael Scott Man of the West” Western Art Collector pp.108-111 color reproductions.

John O’Hern   October 2008   “Life as Art”  Western Art Collector pp.68-77 color reproductions.

Guy Cross “Universe of Michael Scott” The Magazine September2008 pp.16-17

Amato, Ivan.  “Singing the Cadmium Blues”, Science News, September 15, 1990, pp. 168-169, color reproduction.

Armitage Diane “I can’t help wonder what it would be like to ingest a hallucinogen”

“THE , magazine Oct,2002

Barrett, Jackie.  “This Event Would Make Cinderella Proud,” The Cincinnati Enquirer, Wed. March 29 1989, p.D-5

Bauer Marilyn  “Artist Uses Fowl In The Fairest Way” The Cincinnati Enquirer, Thurs. April 11 2002 Cover Tempo, color reproductions.

Brandt, Frederick R.  “’Harmony and Discord’ American Landscape Painting Today” Exhibition Catalog Virginia Museum Of Fine Arts, Richmond,VA       

              August 7 1990, p. 10-12, cover color reproduction.

Cooper, James F.  “American Realists Get Back to Nature,” New York City Tribune, Culture, Oct. 11,1990, p.16reproduction.

Converse, Elizabeth.  “Eco-Aesthetics: Art and the Environment,” Visions, Art Quarterly, Spring 1991, p.p.8-13, reproductions.

Cyran, Carol A. review of “ Design and Desires,” Dialogue, November/December, 1989 Dorger, Cecilia. “Forms Glow and Grow in Scottish Landscape Exhibition”, Art Academy News, December, 12,1985

Drillis, Catherine,  “Dissent Folk,” Manhattan Sprit, January 21,1992 reproduction.

Escamilla Raquel, “Michael Scott” Gallery Preview Santa Fe, SantaFean Magazine May 1999

“The Ecological Explosion,” ART news, summer 1991, p.96-105

Fagley, William A. “The 41st Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting- Catalogue,” Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., 1989.

O’Hara Cate.“Divergent Weston Exhibition reward longer Looks” City Beat May 2-8 2002

Findsen, Owen.  “Art Galleries Contrast Old, New Talent,” The Cincinnati   Enquirer, December  1,1985.

Findsen, Owen.  “Some Artist Choose Cincinnati,” The Cincinnati Enquirer, Tri State Magazine, June 14, 1987.

Findsen, Owen.  “’The Phoenix’ will rise at the Phoenix,” The Cincinnati Enquirer, Entertainment, Sunday, March19,1989,p.E-7

Findsen, Owen.  “Abstractions as Abstract Art,” The Cincinnati Enquirer, Sunday July 16,1989, P. H-8

Findsen, Owen.  “ Artist Relieved to Miss Furor at Corcoran,”The Cincinnati Enquirer, Sunday, September 24, 1989, p.C-1.

Findsen, Owen.  “On View: Closson Showing Landscapes,” The Cincinnati Enquirer, October 17 1987.

Findsen, Owen.  “Artist See Red Over Proposed Cadmium Ban,” The Cincinnati Enquirer, Sunday, May 6 1990,p. D-3.

Findsen, Owen.  “ Art Galleries Contrast Old, New Talents,” The Cincinnati Enquirer, Sunday, December 1 1985, Section E-4 p.2

Findsen, Owen.  “ The Squeeze on Space: Fire Intensifies the Dilemma Artist Face,”  The Cincinnati Enquirer, Sunday February 15, 1987, Section F,p.1

Findsen, Owen.  “Realist Painters Say NEA Discriminates,” The Cincinnati Enquirer, Sunday January 6, 1990, reproduction.

Findsen, Owen.  “Small Works Big Nature,” The Cincinnati Enquirer, October 22, 1991, p. B-8

Findsen, Owen  “Scott paints ‘Penny’ for your thoughts” The Cincinnati Enquirer Tues. July 20 1999 Tempo cover-C2

Gates, Katharine.  “Innocence on the Berge,” Style Weekly, September 11, 1990 Art.

              Green, Roger.  “Corcoran Biennial a Mixed Blessing for Southern Art,”  La Gniappe, September 22, 1989, p. 13.

              Goode, Stephen.  “Shock Troops in the Culture War,” Insight on the News, July 5, 1993,p. 6-11, 34 35, Color reproduction.

Grimaldi, Mary Moore.  “Trains and Planes: The Influence of Locomotion in American Painting,” Dialogue, May/June 1990 p. 30 reproduction.

Hatch, George.  “Cadmium Fight Just Won’t Fade,” Los Angeles Times, May 28, 1990, p. Al., A30.

Henry, Gerrit.  “Michael L. Scott,” ART news, April 1991,p.156 reproduction.

Hickle Josh “Exhibit Opens Saturday Portsmouth Museum” Portsmouth Daily Times, February 7,2002- front-page color reproduction

Hurwitz, Laurie S.  “Emerging Artist: Michael Scott,” American Artist, August 1989, pp. 46-47, color reproductions.

Hurwitz, Laurie, S.  “ Taming Wild Places” American Artist, March,1994, pp.22-29, color reproductions.

Isaacson, Philip.  “Paintings show Maine to the New York gallery crowd,” Maine Sunday Telegram, Sunday, July4 1993, p4e  

Johnson David, Taft Museum of Art, exhibition preview dialogue, March/April,2002

Joyce, Linda Max.  “Landscape Painters Offering New Approaches as Environment Changes,” The TUC Gallery Exhibition Celebrates the Creative

              Sprit,” The News Record, Friday, July 7, 1989.

Lane, Earl.  “Cadmium Ban Fought, New York Newsday, Tuesday, October 2, 1990, Discovery, p.3, reproduction.

              Lawrence, Thomas.  “Michael L> Scott: “Sprit of the Trees,” “Artist in the 1990’s,” Manhattan Arts, September- October 1992 p. 7,reproduction        

              Ledden, Michael A.,  “Murphy’s Law 1992,” The International Economy, January/February, 1992, p. 9-11 & p.52-53, Color Reproduction

Latter, Ruth.  “Art Takes Nature to Heart,” The Daily Progress, August 24, 1990.

Mariani, John F.  “Restaurants Have a Taste for Fine Art,” USA TODAY, June 13, 1989.

McDonald Barbara  “ Who Rules” The Best of Santa Fe 1999 Santa Fe Reporter p.77  “Best Show Opening of 1999”

Minton, David.  “Louisville, Lexington Art Tastes Contrasted in Headley Exhibit,”  Lexington Herald-Leader, February 19, 1989, p.

McCarthy, Mary.  “It’s the Real Thing,” CINCINNATI MAGAZINE, October 1992, pgs. 72-79.

Pearce, Sara.  “A Mural is a Restaurants Signature,” The Cincinnati Enquirer.  Monday, March 27, 1989,p.B-1, B-5, reproduction.

Pearce, Sara.  “The Art of Dining,”  The Cincinnati Enquirer, March 27, 1989.

Schwan, Gary.  “South’s Art Shed Regionalism, ”The Palm Beach Post, January 5, 1990, p.20.  Staff.

“Cadmium Report,” CNN Television, August 8, 1990.

Staff.  “Illumination and Radiance:  Epiphanies in Contemporary Painting,” ART Forum, January 1991, reproduction.

Staff.  “Arnot Exhibits to Open,” The Leader, This Week, January,9, 1991, p. 2D, reproduction.

Stein, Jerry. “Artist Chickens teach us Lessons of Life” The Cincinnati Post, Friday April 12,2002 Cover Living section, color reproductions

Stein, Jerry.  “Scott Paints Landscapes Filled with Color Emotion,” The Cincinnati Post, October17, 1987

Stein, Jerry.  “Art Show Covers Many Months and Many Miles, The Cincinnati Post, Tuesday, November 12, 1985, p. 6b

Schulman, Heidi.  “All Over Red,” NBC TV TODAY SHOW, August 2, 1990 “ Gallery Show Fights to Keep Color in Art,” Art Business News,

              September 1990, color reproduction.

Cindy Starr, “Artist Changes His Landscape Michael Scott Shifts Court” Cincinnati Post May 15 2001

Tower, Ann.  “Despite Larger Work, Scott’s Oil Paintings Appealing,” Lexington Herald Leader, Sunday, March 26, 1989, p. B5, reproduction.

Wolff, Millie.  “Southern Artists Featured in Norton Biennial,” Palm Beach Today, Saturday, December 30, 1989, pp.7-8