New Orleans, Louisiana
Scott Andresen is an artist who lives and works in New Orleans, LA. His mixed-media works explore the theme of repair and the consequences of such actions. He received an MFA from Yale University and a BA from Hunter College. He has shown at New Orleans Museum of Art, The Bronx Museum, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, Exit Art, and Jack Tilton Gallery. He has attended residencies at Socrates Sculpture Park and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and has received fellowships from the Pollock Krasner Foundation and New York Foundation for the Arts. Andresen’s work can be found in the permanent collection of the New Orleans Museum of Art and Museum of Arts & Design in NYC. He is a board member of Black Rock Senegal, a member of Good Children Gallery in New Orleans, and an Associate Professor at Louisiana State University School of Art.
Joan Mitchell Center Residency, 2022
My work focuses on the art of repair. A decade ago, while rehabilitating from a serious accident I started to equate the therapeutic processes my body was going through to my artistic practice. After studying historic mending techniques, I began using a variety of materially driven processes where the work hovers between two-dimensional abstraction and physical representation, each piece going through separate phases of construction, destruction, and reparation.”