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Scott Addis

b. 1963

Scott Addis was raised in Liesenring, Pennsylvania, a small rural town where he grew to love nature from a young age.  His first teacher was his father, who taught him to love art and appreciate the outdoors through hunting and fishing trips where they would spend hours sketching.  As a young man Addis moved to Cincinnati, where he studied under the artist Greg Storer.  Storer taught the already talented young artist the importance of composition and value.  As a student, Addis found inspiration in the artwork of George Innes, Joseph Mallord William Turner and James McNeill Whistler.  Today, Addis and his family are settled in Montreal, where he is ever inspired by the Canadian landscape.  Addis states, “With all of life’s changes or seasons, it seems that maturation is only possible in steps and is often circular in fashion. Failure to mature means a basic failure not only to grow, but also to survive. This same thing applies to my work.”


Artist Statement

"My paintings are an expression of mood or emotion within a design that allows a window in for people to see what they want or need to see. Whether the work is moody – angry or brooding – joyful or exciting – restive or peaceful – the colors and brushwork allow me as an artist to both experience and express what I am feeling. These feelings come on strong, are hard even to experience, and only a glimpse of them can be translated onto the canvas.

The design of a painting is cartooned, borrowed from nature or worked from life, in order to allow the public to see something of them in the work. Hopefully most everyone has seen a lazy summer day, full of heat when nothing can be done. We've seen glimpses of sunsets with the promise of another day, rain clouds that remind us of troubles, mornings full of light and promise. The more specific the subject matter, the smaller the window of common experience that is shared.

The tension between the message and the window is truly difficult to achieve – too much of one or the other is disastrous to the painting, but working within these parameters gives the work meaning and reward."

Gallery Exhibitions

Newbury Fine Art, Boston, MA, USA
Gallery KH, Chicago IL USA Galerie Beauchamp, Québec, QC Canada
Diana Paul Galleries, Calgary, AB, Canada
Artworks Gallery, Norfolk, VA, USA
Galerie D'Art Michel Bigue, St. Sauver, QC,
Whistler Village Art Gallery, Whistler. BC, Canada
Medici Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA
Closson's, Cincinnati OH, USA
Beacon Fine Art, Red Bank, NJ USA
Loretta Goodwin Gallery, Birmingham, AL USA
Toro Gallery, Philadelphia PA USA
Koyman Galleries, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Selected Shows (since 2000)

2009 Gallery KH (formerly Mary Bell Galleries), Solo, Chicago, IL, É.-U.
Loretta Goodwin, two person, Birmingham, AL, É.-U.
Galerie ADDIS, Solo, Montréal, QC, Canada

2008 La Forge Prison, Group, Brouage, France
Galerie ADDIS, Solo, Montreal, QC, Canada
Art Resources Galleria, Group, Minneapolis, MN, USA

2007 Gallery 2050, Solo, Montreal, QC, Canada
Mary Bell Galleries, Solo, Chicago, IL, USA
Diana Paul Galleries, Solo, Calgary, AB, Canada
Beacon Fine Art, Solo, Redbank, NJ, USA
Loretta Goodwin, Group, Birmingham, AL, USA

2006 Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield OH, USA, two person show
Somerhill Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC, USA, three person show
Artworks Gallery, Norfolk, VA, USA, solo
Toro Galleries, Philadelphia, PA, USA, solo
Art Resources Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, USA, solo
Beacon Fine Arts, Red Bank, NJ, USA, solo

2005 Toro Galleries, Solo, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Closson's Art Gallery, two person show, Cincinnati, OH, USA
Art-Mode, Solo, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Mary Bell Galleries, Solo, Chicago, IL, USA
"Les Grands nom d'art Figuratif", juried show, Granby, QC, Canada

2004 Mary Bell Galleries, Solo, Chicago, IL, USA
Twin House Gallery, group show, Atlanta, GA, USA
Loretta Goodwin Gallery, Solo, Birmingham, AL, USA
Art-Mode Gallery, Solo, Calgary, AL, Canada
Gallery One, Solo, Main Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, Two Person Show, Brantford, ON, Canada
Galerie de la Ville, Solo, Montreal, QC, Canada
Fitton Center for the Arts, Solo, Hamilton, OH, USA

2003 Gallery One, Solo, Red Room, Toronto, ON, Canada
Galerie D'Avignon, Solo, Montreal, QC, Canada
Art Access, Solo, Columbus OH, USA
Annie Bolling Gallery, Solo, Cincinnati, OH, USA
Art Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA, USA
Toronto International, Toronto ON, Canada
Indiana University, Whitewater Art Gallery, Solo, Richmond IN, USA

2002 Mary Bell Galleries, Solo, Chicago
Closson's, Solo, Cincinnati
Bennett Street Gallery, group Show, Atlanta
Loretta Goodwin Gallery, group show (small works) Birmingham
Pouch Cove Foundation (James Baird Gallery), St. John's NL

2001 Art-Mode Gallery, Solo, Ottawa
Mary Bell Galleries, Five Man Show, Chicago
Agora Gallery, group show, SoHo, New York
Galerie D'Avignon, group Show, Montreal

2000 Closson's, Solo, Cincinnati
The Cartridge Factory group Show, Cincinnati
March of Dimes "an evening in Provence", Cincinnati
SOHO International Juried Art Competition, award winner, SoHo NY
Behringer Crawford Museum "Fresh Art", Newport KY
University Club, "Prominent Cincinnati Male Artists", Cincinnati


Springfield Art Museum, Springfield OH
Government of Canada (Ottawa)
Indiana University (Richmond)
Ontario Hydro (Ottawa)
First Energy Corporation (Cleveland)
Capital Assurance Co (Quebec)
Sanofi-Synthelabo (Quebec)
SDS Software (Quebec)
Comey and Shepard (Cincinnati)
Mirant Canada (Calgary)
Rogers Telecommunications (Ottawa)
Salon Urbanity (Cincinnati)
Pouch Cove Foundation (St John's)
Sydney Convention Center
Australian Embassy to Canada (Ottawa)
First Commercial Bank (Birmingham)
Mason Public Library (Cincinnati)
Western Geco, a Division of
Medialink Communications (Quebec)
Schlumberger Corporation (Calgary)
Griffiths McBurney and Part.
Sun Microsystems, Eastern Canada (Ottawa)
Boscilla Marina
Chester, Willcox & Saxbe (Columbus)
Location Empress (Quebec)
Digital Vision (Quebec)
Gallery One, Toronto
Bank of Montreal, HPB (Calgary)
Mary Bell galleries, Chicago
Calpine Canada
Devries Financial Group Inc., Ottawa
RBC Financial
Canadian Medical
Merrill Lynch
Pan Canadian
Location Empress Inc.
E.B.S. inc
Roger Girard Inc
Les Assurances La Capitale, (Quebec)
Sylvie Soucis Orthophoniste
Abu Dhabi Mens College (United Arab Emirates)
Gestion Claude Labrie Inc. (Quebec)
Robert Seldon & Associates
System/5 Inc.
Diplomatic Agent
Anne Thaler and Associates
ABOVO Multimedia (Quebec)
Deerpark Management Limited
Hydro Technologies Canada Inc.

Residencies, Fellowships and Grants

CARFAC (Canadian Artist Representation Fee) Grant, 2004
Vermont Studio Center, Artist in Residence, Johnston, VT (September 2003)
Pouch Cove, Artist in Residence, St. John's, NL (October 2001)

Professional Organisations

RAAV – Regroupement des artistes en arts visuels du Québec
CAC – Chicago Artists Coalition
OPA – Oil Painters of America
CAPSQ - Le Cercle des Artistes Peintres et Sculpteurs du Québec


"Canadian Artist showing at the Fitton", December 15, 2004, Television Interview, Channel 9 WCPO Cincinnati
"International Artist Returns Home", January 2002, Television interview, Channel 9 WCPO Cincinnati
"Former Cincinnati Artist Shows at Closson's", January 2002, Television interview, Channel 47, Public Access,
"Scott Addis – Morning Show Hometown" April 2002, Television interview, Channel 9 WCPO Cincinnati