F. Scott Hess  (American, 1955) 


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F. Scott Hess Biography
1955   Born in Baltimore, MD
1973 - 1975   Lawrence University, Appleton, WI
1977   BSA, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
1981   One year grant, Austrian Ministry of Science & Research
1981   Thedor Koerner Award, Vienna, Austria
1981   Rudolph Hausner Prize, Vienna, Austria
1982   Rudolph Hausner Prize, Vienna, Austria
1979 - 1983   Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria
1990   Western States Arts Federation
1991   National Endowment for the Arts Visual Arts Fellowship
1991   J. Paul Getty Museum Individual Artist's Fellowship
1992   Artist-in-Residence, Bahman Cultural House, Tehran, Iran
1993   Artist-in-Residence, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
1995 - 1996   Professor, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
1998   Professor, Art Institute of Southern California, Laguna Beach, CA
1999   Faculty Enrichment Grant, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
2003   Artist-in-Residence, Robert M. MacNamara Foundation, Westport Island, Maine
2003   Professor, Laguna College of Art and Design, Laguna Beach, CA
1995 - Pres   Professor, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
Selected Exhibitions
2006   "The Seven Laughters of God and Other Paintings," Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2005   “New Old Masters,” Gallery C, Hermosa Beach, CA, curated by Donald Kuspit
2005   “Paint on Metal: Modern and Contemporary Explorations and Discoveries,“ Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
2005   “Contemporary Drawing as Preparation,” The Judson Gallery of Contemporary and Traditional Art, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Prof. Ronald E. Steen and The Maine Project
2004   “It’s About Time: Celebrating 35 Years,” San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
2004   “Drawings VII,” Koplin Del Rio Gallery, Hollywood, CA
2004   “100 Artists See Satan,” Grand Central Art Station, Santa Ana, CA
2004   “Shakespeare as Muse,” Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, OR
2003   “The Not-So-Still Life,” San Jose Museum of Art, CA (traveling exhibition)
2003   “Image and Enigma,” Hunsaker/Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2002   “Juxtapoz,” Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, California
2002   “Drawings VI,” Koplin Gallery, Los Angles, CA
2002   “Figure This II,” California State University, Los Angles, CA
2002   “The Hotel Vide: Ten Narrative Still Lives,” Hackett Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2001   “The Hours of the Day,” Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA (traveled to Laband Art Gallery, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA) (solo)
2001   “Storytellers: The Figure in Time and Place,” Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
2001   “The Importance of Being Earnest,” Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA
2000   “Representing L.A.: Pictorial Currents in Contemporary Southern California Art,” Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA (traveling exhibition)
2000   “Private to Public: Gift to the Boise Art Museum from Eileen and Peter Norton,” Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID
2000   Hackett-Freedman Gallery Artists, Shasta College Art Gallery, Redding, CA
1999   Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
1997   "F. Scott Hess: Images of a Decade: A Ten Year Survey," Mount San Antonio College, Walnut, CA (solo)
1996   Art Institute of Southern California, Laguna Beach, CA (solo)
1994   Ovsey Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (also 1992, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1986, 1985) (solo)
1993   "New Paintings of Iran," Underground Exhibition, Tehran, Iran (solo)
1991   Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA (solo)
1989   Mt. San Jacinto College, San Jacinto, CA (solo)
1987   "Sense of Place," Fisher Art Gallery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (traveled to de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, CA) (solo)
1982   "Komische Entwicklung," Galerie im Tabakmuseum, Vienna, Austria (solo)
1979   "Erotische Blaetter," Galerie Herzog, Vienna, Austria (solo)