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Scott Addis

Montreal Quebec, 

Canada

514-817-7319

full cv available on request

Representation

Camden Falls Art Gallery, Camden, Maine, USA

Edgewater Gallery, Middlebury Vermont, USA

Eisele Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

OA Gallery, Saint Louis Missouri, USA

The Artworks Gallery, Norfolk Virginia, USA

Permanent Collections

Springfield Art Museum, Springfield OH, USA

Indiana University, Richmond IN, USA

First Energy Corporation, Cleveland, OH, USA

Sanofi-Synthelabo, Quebec, CA

Comey and Shephard, Cincinnati, OH, USA

Rogers Telecommunications, Ottawa, CA

Pouch Cove Foundation, St Johns, NF, CA

Australian Embassy to Canada, Ottawa, CA

Mason Public Library, Mason OH, USA

Medialink Communications, QC, CA

Schlumberger Corporation, Calgary, AB, CA

Griffiths, McBurneuy and Partners, QC

Sun Microsysems, Eastern Canada, Ottawa

Boscilla Marina

Chester, Wilcox and Saxbe, Columbus, OH, USA

Location Empress, QC

Digital Vision, QC

Deer Park Management, Ltd

Bank of Montreal, HPB Calgary

Mary Bell Galleries, Chicago

Calpine Canada

Devries Financial Group Inc, Ottawa

RBC Financial Group

Government of Canada, Ottawa

Ontario Hydro, Ottawa

Capital Assurance Co, Quebec

Mirant Canada Calgary

Salon Urbanity Cincinnati

Sydney Convention Center, Sydney Australia

First Commercial Bank, Birmingham, AL, USA

Western Geco, Calgary

SDS Software, Quebec

Canadian Medical Corporation, Ottawa

Merrill Lynch, Cincinnati

Pan Canadian Corporation

Location Empress, Quebec

EBS Inc

Roger Girard Inc

Sylvi Soucis Orthophoniste, Quebec

Abu Dhabi Mens College (UAE)

Robert Seldon and Associates

Anne Thaler and Associates

Hydro Technologies Canada Inc

ABOVO Multimedia, Quebec

Selected Bibliography

"Camden Falls Gallery Exhibits 'Stonington and Beyond' Featuring Tad Retz and Scott Addis" August 31 2022, Maine Art Scene Magazine

"Three Dancers, Chicago Reader, Thursday October 29, 2009, Volume 39, Number 6, page 66

 

"Scott Addis Osmosis" Parcours Magazine, Autumn 2006, Cover and Article, Autumn 2006, Montreal, QC

"Canadian Artist showing at the Fitton", December 15, 2004, Television Interview, WCPO Cinacinnati

"Worlds Apart, Coming together, 17 October 2004, Cities Nouvelles, Montreal, Valerie Schlitz

"Indiana University East will host an exhibit by Scott Addis entitled "Soft Touch Landscapes" IU East News, July 2003

 

"Former Cincinnati Artist shows at Closson's", Television Interview, channel 47, Public Access, January 2002

"Scott Addis, Transition in Landscape", Magazin D'art, Montreal, Noel Meyer, Autumn 2002

"Addis Art in Douglas Movie" Express Cincinnati, November 2000

Bio

Scott Addis was born and raised in a small rural community just south of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, USA - coal country - and now lives in Montreal, Quebec, Canada with his family.  His first teacher was his father, who took him hunting and fishing in the Laurel Mountains and also spent hours sketching and drawing with him, both in nature and from pictures taken in the mountains around their home,.

As a young adult, Addis joined the US Navy and later settled in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.  There he took classes in drawing, composition and painting.  He studied at the University of Cincinnati and under the guidance of a local artist, Greg Storer and took classes at the Cincinnati Art Club.  As a student, Addis found inspiration in the works of George Inness, Joseph Mallard William Turner, James McNeil Whistler, Claude Monet and others.  He drew from works he liked and could find at the Cincinnati Art Musem as well as working from life.

Addis made his professional debut at Rottinghaus Gallery in Cincinnati, then Clossons Cincinnati, at the time one of the oldest an dmost established galleries in the midwest.  Since those days, his career has flourished and is now represented by excellent galleries throughout North America.

Artist Statement

Life's about transition.  Transition from childhood to adulthood to maturity happens most folks in predictable patterns.  Mine was interrupted.  My mother died when I was ten, I was raised by a man, not my father, who challenged me in so many ways.  I moved from the country to the city, the American Midwest to Quebec.

One way I coped with early losses and transitions was through art.  It was both an escape from a heartbreaking reality and an opening to a different, mostly positive way of looking at things.  My midlife transition to full time artist was full of surprises and unknowns and my work at the time reflected that.

Loose, dark (sometimes very dark), abstract landscapes reflected my confusion and worry about an unknown future.  They were widely collected as I think they allowed others dealing with their issues a sense of complicity - without words - some random artist spoke through paint in a way that aligned with them. 

 

One of the highest compliments I have ever received was when a collector asked me to paint a landscape that captured his grief at a family member's passing - a tremendous responsibility as an artist.  

Birth of my children brought new challenges both in my work and lifestyle.  Money needed to be made, travel was much more restricted.  A few months after my first son was born I found myself unconscously painting paintings full of beautiful blues, transitioning from the darker colours, still fairly abstract but gaining some form.

Now I'm 60.  Wow.  Kids are in college, a bit of time on my hands and I've full circle in my understanding of my art and what it is I'm trying to say.  More drawing, neutrals contrasting with bright colour naturally reflecting the less bipolar elements of life.  Its not all bad or good, but balance has become more and more possible.  Dad's taxi is retired for the most part and I've got time again to travel, to learn and to pursue this next phase of my work.

I still like the openness of nature - loose edges, soft moments, hazy elements less defined than the more solid elements of the buildings we build.  I have worked hard to put these things together in my life,  A past that's still alive in me, no matter how much therapy I've gotten, changes made, successes and failures and a hard look at the present while viewing a shorter and shorter future.

My work now the most complete work I've ever done.  Makes sense as a reflection of me.

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