Scott Greene’s career is on a bold trajectory right now. The Albuquerque Museum of Art recently acquired one of his paintings for its esteemed contemporary collection, and the Las Cruces Museum of Art hosted a solo exhibition of his paintings in 2017. PBS aired a television special featuring Scott’s paintings and an interview about his artistic process and philosophy, in the fall of 2017. All these events came on the heels of Scott’s exhibitions at Albuquerque’s contemporary art museum, 516 Arts, and his alcove exhibition at the New Mexico Museum of Art. Greene’s work is massively relevant and collectible right now, as it embodies not only extreme artistic skill and art historical references, but also poignant socio-political commentary.
Scott Greene began his art school education at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California, and received his B.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute and his M.F.A. from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. Adopting the language and finish of classical painting, Greene often uses the composition of a historical work as a matrix for making a painting that humorously examines the relationship between politics, nature and culture.
Greene’s work has been included in exhibitions internationally and throughout the United States, including non-profit and museum shows at the Schneider Art Museum, Southern Oregon University, Ashland; Palo Alto Art Center and Triton Museum in California; the Arnot Museum of Art, Elmira, New York; the Austin Museum of Art, Texas; Carlsbad Museum & Art Center, The Albuquerque Museum, The New Mexico Museum of Art, 516 Arts, and Roswell Museum and Art Center, all in New Mexico. Greene is the recipient of a Juror Selection Award, Lubbock Fine Arts Center, and an Art Matters Fellowship. He completed a residency at the Roswell Museum in New Mexico and has works in the public collections of the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art in Roswell and the McKesson Corporation in San Francisco. In 2013 Greene’s work was featured in Environmental Impact, a traveling exhibition originating at Canton Museum of Art, Ohio.