Scott Anderson is a painter who draws from the natural and man-made landscape; the ethos of suburbia with its material wealth and often frustrated spiritual yearnings; modern art, design, and architecture; Hollywood movies; and science-fiction illustration. Using skewed perspective, Anderson creates sweeping expanses of color punctuated by recognizable imagery. This fluid reordering of the visual world suggests a reexamination of contemporary social, political, and moral systems.
Anderson received his MFA in 2001 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
With the launch of this website, the MCA has created a platform for archiving and publishing images and stories from our 50-year history. Though many exhibition pages currently lack descriptions or illustrations, we’re committed to a program of ongoing research that will fill in the blanks over time. If you have information about past MCA exhibitions to share, we’d be delighted to hear from you.