1948 · United States
Investigating the power of pure color and neat order in his work, American artist Scott Ingram has pursued a fascinating study of the role of media in his streamlined style of compositional creation.
Inspired in his earlier days by the work of Ellsworth Kelley, an exhibition of whose work Ingram had the opportunity to help install in 1999, Ingram translated the Hard Edge approach of the twentieth-century master into an even more sophisticated approach: executing fine lines of color in nearly rhythmic parallel, Ingram also began to incorporate new media, including nail polish, spray paint, and white-out, for these striations. This exploration has continued throughout the years of Ingram’s career as it reflects the timeless nature of his style.
Born in Drumright, Oklahoma in 1968, Ingram is now based in Atlanta, Georgia. His work has garnered numerous awards, including the Hudgens Prize (2011 and 2014) as well as the Working Artist Project Award from the Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia in Atlanta. He also maintains an active exhibition calendar. Recent solo showcases of his work include “Self-Exam” at Auburn University in Alabama (2012); “Backdoor Formalism” at the UNF Gallery at MOCA in Jacksonville, Florida (2014) and “Seams and Transitions” at the Elizabeth Houston Gallery in New York (2015). Ingram’s paintings are also part of prominent permanent collections, including the High Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia.