Michael Scoggins was born in Washington D.C in 1973 and gained an MFA in painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2006. He has attended various prestigious residencies including the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine, the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire, and Fountainhead in Miami. Michael has gained international recognition and gallery representation in Atlanta, Miami, New York, Detroit, San Francisco, Seoul and Vienna. His works have been added to some notable collections including, but not limited to, the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Michael has had works exhibited in over twenty solo shows, fifty curated group exhibitions, and written about in numerous publications. He currently splits his time between Brooklyn and upstate New York.
'A page out of a notebook, with its blue lines and spiral bound edges, is a familiar image. This is my primary vehicle in creating an immediate connection with the viewer. The paper is enlarged to give this common object a sense of importance and to construct a new perspective. The text and images placed upon the large page deal with the influences of American culture and how it has shaped my life. The paper is torn, crumpled and folded to indicate a tangible history and expanding upon the definition of traditional drawing.' Michael Scoggins