Fonds 1416 - Susan G. Scott Collection

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Susan G. Scott Collection

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CA JPL-A 1416

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  • 1989-2011 (Creation)
    Scott, Susan G., 1949-

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Contains 0.04m of textual records and 0.035m of graphic material.

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Susan G. Scott was born in Montreal, Quebec in 1949 where she now lives, teaches, and maintains her studio practice as a landscape painter. Scott’s education and early art practice took place across the United States and Canada for two decades; she then returned to settle in Montreal. She left Montreal for New York City in 1966 to study painting at Pratt Institute and later attended schools of fine art in Boston, Maine, Montreal, and finally the New York Studio School of Drawing and Painting in 1972. An invitation to teach painting at Emily Carr College of Art in Vancouver brought Scott back to Canada in 1980. Since then, she has taught painting in various universities and art schools throughout North America and continues to be a teacher and mentor within Concordia University’s fine arts community.

Scott has had many one person and group shows, including three solo exhibitions that toured Canada: Susan G. Scott: Works from 1974 to 1983, Blindman’s Buff (1988-1991) and Les Enfants Terribles (2003-2005). Her work can be found in permanent collections in Canada and Europe including Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Nickle Arts Museum, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, and Collection du Fonds régional d’art contemporain d’île-de-France. Scott’s work has received support from the Canada Council, CALQ, and the 1% program for Intégrations des Arts à L’Architecture run by Quebec’s Ministry of Culture and Communications.

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The collection contains exhibition books associated with Susan G. Scott's various shows from the 1980s to 1990s, as well as copies of articles and exhibition reviews pertaining to Scott's work, and a comprehensive bibliography and exhibition list of her works.

Additionally, the collection includes a single-edition artist's book comprised of large watercolours and text that were inspired by a 2004 interview Susan G. Scott gave with artist Rita Briansky, illustrating Briansky's move from Poland and her life as an artist. A sketchbook containing notes, sketches, and watercolour paintings associated with the interview can also be found in the collection.

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  • English
  • French

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    Note that contents of the previous Susan G. Scott Collection (1347) have been incorporated into 1416, the Susan G. Scott collection to reduce redundancy.

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    This description was created by Processing Archivist Kate Moore on October 19th, 2022.

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