Scott Pattinson


Canadian painter and teacher, Scott Pattinson, was originally trained in Architecture and as an Urban Designer. Although his paintings still murmur sculpture and the three-dimensional, they are more importantly, a colourful glimpse into the ever moving present.
R.M. Vaughan, National Post


 


My paintings are the result of an ongoing study of the idiosyncratic energy and flow of life.
I believe that humans innately yearn for authentic experiences, for experiences which nurture and ground us, and which serve to support our spiritual development. And yet, in contemporary Western society, we have reached the point where we are absolutely inundated by messages which promote an insatiable desire for stimulation and instantaneous self-gratification gained through the amassing of material goods and singular investment. It is this unhealthy "white noise of life" that distracts us from focusing on the more meaningful aspects of being alive and which prevents us from appreciating something as simple (and powerful) as the silence of spaces between things. 
This "raw-silence" is the energy I intend to capture through the act of painting. As tangible artifacts of emotion, passion and sensuality, my compositions strive to build engaging relationships between sensible proportions, layering of paint, and obtuse geometries; these elements reach out to each other, communicating within.
There is a life to each piece - a tension between control and chaos - each painting a manifestation of an interior, subconscious landscape where you feel a sense of things happening quickly around you...
 
 

Education
Candidate     University of Victoria; Master of Art Education
2000 - 2003    University of Toronto; Master of Architecture
2000              Lakehead University; Bachelor of Education
1997              University of Watrloo; Honours Bachelor of Environmental Studies in Urban Planning
1996              Oxford University; Urban Design, summer program

Solo Exhibitions
2009 Agnes Bugera Gallery - Edmonton
2008 Silence” Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver
2007 “Periphery Flash” Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver
2007 “Torewa” Chapel Gallery, Bracebridge, ON
2005 “Rafter” Hittite Gallery, Toronto


Group Exhibitions
2008 "Beyond the Frame",  MacDonald Stewart Art Gallery – Guelph, ON
2008 “Two-Man Show with Kim Atlin” Oeno Gallery – Prince Edward County
2008 “Summer Group Show” Thielsen Gallery – London, ON
2008 “Group Show” Thielsen Gallery – London, ON
2008 “New Gallery Artists” Agnes Bugera Gallery - Edmonton
2008 “In The Beginning” Elliott Louis Gallery – Vancouver
2007 “Petit Format” Galerie Quartier Libre – Montreal
2007 “Shortbread and Sherry” Agnes Bugera Gallery – Edmonton
2007 “Bite Size” Elliott Louis Gallery – Vancouver
2007 “HK Summer; Introducing Scott Pattinson” Herringer Kiss Gallery – Calgary  
2007 “U8” Sopa Fine Arts – Kelowna BC
2007 “For the Love of Art” Agnes Bugera Gallery, Edmonton
2006 “Transitions” Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver
2006 “Reflections” ACA Gallery, Toronto
2006 “Changes” ACA Gallery, Toronto
2006 “Abstract Is…” Arta Gallery, Toronto
2006 “HK Summer”  Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary
2006 “Summer's Creative Flutter” Arta Gallery, Toronto
2006 “Valentine's” Hittite Gallery, Toronto
2005 “Continuum” Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver
2005 “Holiday Show” Arta Gallery, Toronto
2005 “Autumnity” Elliott Louis Gallery,  Vancouver
    
        
Bibliography
RM Vaughn, "The Big Picture" National Post, June, 2005
http://rmvaughanink.blogspot.com/2005/06/big-picture-3.5.html

"Sam Sherratt students' thoughtful artwork heading for World Peace Forum in Vancouver"
Canadian Champion, March 2005
Publications
August 2008       Things of Desire Magazine
October 2007     The Walrus Magazine
Summer 2007     Beverly Cramp, Galleries West
June 11, 2005     RM Vaughn, "The Big Picture"  National Post  
http://rmvaughanink.blogspot.com/2005/06/big-picture-35.html
March 11, 2005   "Sam Sherratt students' thoughtful artwork heading for World Peace Forum in Vancouver" Canadian
                           Champion

Professional Experience
2006- present      Waverly Drive Public School, Guelph, Ontario - Art Teacher
2004                   Sam Sherratt PS, Milton ON - Art Teacher
2004                    University of Victoria, "Conversations"; Lecture
2001 - 2003          McBride Ave PS, Mississauga, ON;  Grade 4 Teacher
2001                    University of Toronto, "Media & Architecture"; Teaching Assistant