Scott Dickson

Scott Dickson was raised in the suburbs of Chicago, graduated from the University of Kansas (2007) with a BFA in Painting, and received his MFA from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2009. He has exhibited in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Kansas City, and at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha. His work is published both online and in print, most recently in Age of Collage, Contemporary Collage in Modern Art, a publication by Berlin-based Gestalten. Through working with aspects of drawing, painting, collage and printmaking Dickson creates images that concern the passage of time and associated memories that occur in solitary engagements with the landscape. In order to further investigations, he seeks out spaces and locations that provide retreat from urban aspects of life. One such escape was during a 2013 through-hike of the Appalachian Trail, taking on a five-month hike from Georgia to Maine. Scott Dickson currently lives and works in Grand Rapids, Michigan and serves as an Assistant Professor in the Drawing program at Kendall College of Art and Design. Images of his work can be found online at

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