Bio

VSC Biography

Valerie Scott is an Abstract Expressionist painter who lives and works in San Francisco. She's inspired by the contemporary masters Jasper Johns, Francis Bacon, Gerhard Richter, Richard Diebenkorn, Willem de Kooning, and Chuck Close. These artists' works and philosophies have helped shape her into the painter that she is today.

Her creative process is ever evolving and reflective of her life thus far. Her abstractions convey emotional highs and lows as well as keen observations on the human experience. She often communicates nuance through color and texture, and she's found that the small wonders of daily life propel her to continually experiment with her process while bringing further works to completion.

Raised in Los Angeles but currently residing in San Francisco, she also contemplates the often tension-filled relationship between nature and urbanity. Valerie's studio is in Soma – a throbbing, urban enclave within the city – and it is here that she continues to develop her body of work.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA
Lives and works in San Francisco, CA since 2007

 

Education

  • 1977 BFA, Fine Art, California State University, Northridge, CA
  • 2007-2009 Continued Education, University of California, Berkeley, CA – studied figure drawing, painting, and color theory

 

Selected Exhibitions – Both Group/Solo and Local/National

  • 2015 Annual Artspan Juried Spring Fundraiser (sold piece)
  • 2015 Art for Aids Juried Fundraiser (sold piece)
  • 2015 October Philz Coffee Featured Artist at Hub Venue
  • 2015 Artspan Open Studios
  • 2014 Third Thursdays At SAS, SOMA Artists Studios, San Francisco, CA
  • 2014 Fall Open Studios, SOMA Artists Studios, San Francisco, CA
  • 2014 Infinity Towers, San Francisco, CA
  • 2014 Jackson Place Salon, San Francisco, CA
  • 2014 First Republic Bank, Redwood City, San Francisco, CA
  • 2014 Spring Open Studios, SOMA Artists Studios, San Francisco, CA
  • 2013 Up, Up & Away, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA
  • 2013 Art, Wine & Dine Group Show, Triptych Art Cafe, San Francisco, CA
  • 2013 Urgency of Now, ACCI Gallery, Berkeley, CA
  • 2013 Best of Soma, Triptych Café, San Francisco, CA
  • 2013 Soma Art Scene, Soma Artists Studios, San Francisco, CA
  • 2013 Benefit Art Auction, ArtSpan, San Francisco, CA
  • 2013 Serenity Exhibit, UCSF Women's Health Center, San Francisco, CA
  • 2013 COCA Exhibit, Misho Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 2013 Transport: Where We Go From Here, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA
  • 2013 Valerie Scott Collection, King Art Café, San Francisco, CA
  • 2012 Spring Open Studio, a.Muse Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 2012 For the Love of Paint, Flow Art Space, Minneapolis, MN
  • 2012 Masquerade, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 2012 Encore, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 2012 Fort Mason and Bayview Open Studios, ArtSpan, San Francisco, CA
  • 2012 Equal Justice Society's Creative Justice Art Show, USF, San Francisco, CA
  • 2012 Benefit Art Auction, ArtSpan, San Francisco, CA
  • 2011 Fort Mason and Bayview Open Studios, ArtSpan, San Francisco, CA
  • 2011 Spring Open Studio, a.Muse Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 2010 Fort Mason and Bayview Open Studios, ArtSpan, San Francisco, CA
  • 2010 Mina Dresden Gallery Group Exhibit, San Francisco, CA
  • 2010 VSC Solo Show, Seven Hills Restaurant, San Francisco, CA

 

Awards

  • 2013 Abstract Showcase Winner, ArtSlant, Worldwide
  • 2012 People's Choice Award, ArtSlant, Worldwide
  • 2011 People's Choice Award, ArtSlant, Worldwide
  • 2010 Painting Showcase Winner, ArtSlant, Worldwide

 

Affiliations

Coca - Coalition of California Artists - a group of California Artists marketing to Art Collectors and the Home Furnishings Industry
Art, Wine & Dine - A female artist collective that does group shows throughout SF Artslant - Contemporary Art Network with worldwide arts calendars, reviews and awards.
ArtSpan - A nonprofit that connects the public to the visual arts in San Francisco. Valerie Scott is an Open Studios committee member & ArtSpan Benefactor.
ArtCoLabSF - An artist collective that exhibits annually during the Open Studios at Fort Mason.