Hugh Scott-Douglas was born in 1988, in Cambridge, England, Scott-Douglas moved to Edmonton, Canada, with his family as a young child, and later grew up in Ottawa. In his late teens, he studied briefly in the pre-college program at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn before completing his BFA in sculpture at the Ontario College of Art and Design in 2010. He now lives and works in Brooklyn.
One of his Galleries puts it very well: Scott-Douglas’ work “situates itself at the confluence of a number of critical, socio-political, economic and aesthetic observations and investigations. Interrogating tensions between analogue and digital modes of production, he makes use of a wide range of techniques and media, from laser cutting, inkjet printing and photography, to numerical data and satellite mapping software. Across his practice, Scott-Douglas investigates the possibilities and limitations of the production of the photographic image at a turning point in the medium’s history, as it makes the conversion from modes of mechanical reproduction towards digital technologies. While formally elements of Scott-Douglas’ visual language resonate with recent developments in painting – particularly the process-orientated vocabulary of conceptual abstraction – his use of photographic media, from the old-fashioned cyanotype process favoured in his early career, to a juxtaposition of digital and print formats, reveals the close relationship his work shares with both the legacy and future of photography.”
Scott -Douglas has held solo exhibitions at Casey Kaplan in New York, Gallery Baton in Seoul and Blum and Poe in Tokyo and Los Angeles and Jessica Silverman Gallery (San Francisco). In addition he has participated in group shows at the Cordova Sculpture Park and Museum (Boston), the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (Toronto), and most recently at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. His work is also featured in several public collections, including the Dallas Museum of Art. He is among the most closely watched artists to emerge in recent years.