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b. 1945, New Zealand

Ian Scott Biography

Ian Scott’s practice has been characterised by changes in iconography which has been both praised and vilified by art critics. However, he has maintained a consistent interest in critiquing painting conventions and challenging beliefs that inform current art practice.

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Scott attended the University of Auckland School of Fine Arts (1964-67) and emerged in the late 1960s as a painter of ironic, Pop Art images of urban Auckland, New Zealand's largest city. In 1976 he began the Lattice series, orchestrating paintings of purely abstract, geometric patterns for the next ten years. 

In 1987 he began a series of constructed images of well-known New Zealand paintings, titled with words that highlighted the mythologies of modernism and post-modernist art. Following and concurrent with this series Scott created his most controversial works, the Model series (1995-2010). These works featured images appropriated from 'soft porn' positioned with famous modernist paintings, acknowledging commonalities in their subjects as objects of desire and ownership. 

Scott’s work is held in the collection of Museum of New Zealand - Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand; Victoria University Collection, Wellington, New Zealand; the Auckland Art Gallery and many other public and private collections in New Zealand.

Ian Scott Featured Artworks

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Lattice #175 by Ian Scott contemporary artwork
Ian Scott Lattice #175, 1988 Acrylic on canvas
61 x 61 cm
Hamish McKay Enquire about this work
Small Lattice #174 by Ian Scott contemporary artwork
Ian Scott Small Lattice #174, 1988 Acrylic on canvas
61 x 61 cm
Hamish McKay Enquire about this work
Small Lattice #168 by Ian Scott contemporary artwork
Ian Scott Small Lattice #168, 1988 Acrylic on canvas
46 x 46 cm
Hamish McKay Enquire about this work
Small Lattice #228 by Ian Scott contemporary artwork
Ian Scott Small Lattice #228, 1988 Acrylic on canvas
76 x 76 cm
Hamish McKay Enquire about this work
Mt. Cook View by Ian Scott contemporary artwork
Ian Scott Mt. Cook View, 1966 Oil on canvas
80 x 80 cm
Michael Lett Enquire about this work
Chase (over the Waimakariri Headwaters) by Ian Scott contemporary artwork
Ian Scott Chase (over the Waimakariri Headwaters), 1966–1967 Acrylic on canvas
130 x 160 cm
Michael Lett Enquire about this work
Untitled by Ian Scott contemporary artwork
Ian Scott Untitled, 1966 Acrylic on canvas
172 x 172 cm
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Bush House by Ian Scott contemporary artwork
Ian Scott Bush House, 1966 Acrylic on canvas
172.5 x 152.5 cm
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Ian Scott Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Ian Scott, Minimal Lattices 1978–1988 at Hamish McKay, Wellington
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9–30 November 2019 Ian Scott Minimal Lattices 1978–1988 Hamish McKay, Wellington
Contemporary art exhibition, Ian Scott, Paintings from the 1960s at Michael Lett, Auckland
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7 September–5 October 2019 Ian Scott Paintings from the 1960s Michael Lett, Auckland
Contemporary art exhibition, Ian Scott, Sprayed Stripes and New Lattices at Michael Lett, Auckland
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16 May–17 June 2017 Ian Scott Sprayed Stripes and New Lattices Michael Lett, Auckland

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