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Kolbo Exhibition Proposal

Kolbo Exhibition Proposal

Scott Kolbo

Solo Exhibition Proposal

This proposal is intended to introduce my work and provide information about the prints, drawings and video projections that I have available for exhibition. I am reaching out to curators and galleries in an effort to make new contacts and provide information about potential exhibition opportunities I am submitting for your consideration.

My current work focuses on creating humorous vignettes out of situations in which fragments of reality mix with exaggerated environments and grotesque characters. Much like a writer or filmmaker I have built up a set of reoccurring characters and environments that allow me to investigate some of the social, political, and ethical issues that confront private individuals and communities in contemporary society. For example “Heavy Man” is a sad-sack middle class man who mysteriously becomes spontaneously heavy when he interacts with some of the more troubling aspects of our culture. He breaks office chairs, falls through floors, and wanders around lost in a haze of doubt. Other characters allow me to explore issues related to harsh political rhetoric (the Escalation Project), ideological extremism (Jeremiah), homelessness and poverty (Inga), and how the human environment impacts the people who live in it - particularly children who left to their own devices in challenging urban environments (Alley Kids).

My recent studio practice is focused on creating digitally manipulated animations that are projected over static wall drawings. I am attracted to the tension that is created when fuzzy and “cheap” digital elements interact with sharp and beautiful hand drawn marks. The digital elements in my prints, drawings, and hybrid video projections are constantly flickering and morphing, but in an indistinct and imprecise way that comments on our current predicament living in a world dominated by glowing screens. I document these works through still photographs and video clips, but the pieces are extremely difficult to capture fully through digital/mechanical means. My ultimate goal is to create art objects that have to be seen in person to be authentically experienced. 

I have exhibited my work widely throughout the western United States, with a number national/international of exhibits and residencies included in my exhibition record. Most recently I have worked with the Curators of the Gallery 4Culture in Seattle Washington, the Oklahoma State University Museum of Art, and the Sheehan Gallery of Art at Whitman College. The works I have presented in these venues include traditional prints and drawings, as well as large-scale video projections and stand alone video monitor pieces. Many of the works presented in this proposal are available for solo or group exhibition opportunities, and I would be more than happy to discuss exhibiting pre-existing pieces or working on a new body of work that fits your curatorial program. 

Potential pieces for display:

•    Large scale projections (or displayed on video monitors) from the “Alley Kids,” “Heavy Man,” and/or “Domestic Futility” series. 

•    Traditional framed Drawings and Prints.

•    Artist Books and Comics. 

Potential activities:

•    The creation of temporary wall drawings/murals while I am in residence. 

•    Collaborative drawing workshops with students or other community members - something I have done at Oklahoma State University and the Yuma Symposium). 

•    Lectures, class visits, or demonstrations. 

Budget:

•    The budget for this proposal is flexible depending on the size of the venue and the desired scope of activities. 

•    Shipping costs would need to be covered by exhibition venue. The works are easy to ship, with lightweight materials and digital files for projection, etc. 

•     Installation and insurance costs would need to be covered by exhibition venue.

•    Travel expenses outside the pacific northwest would need to be covered by the exhibition venue. 

•    If the large-scale projected pieces are selected I will need to be present for the installation of the exhibition – the alignment of the static drawing on the wall and the projected video can be tricky. 

Thank you for your attention to this proposal. If you have any questions, would like to dialogue about the work/arrange a studio visit, or negotiate budgetary issues please do not hesitate to contact me. 

Best regards,  

Scott Kolbo

Associate Professor of Art

Seattle Pacific University

scott.kolbo (at) gmail.com

 

Kolbo Resume

Kolbo Resume

SCOTT KOLBO Resume

 

EDUCATION

2000                        

M.F.A.  University of Wisconsin-Madison: Printmaking and Drawing

1996                        

B.F.A.  Boise State University: Painting and Printmaking

 

SELECTED SOLO/TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2014                        

OUR ALLEY. Gallery4Culture. July 2014. Seattle Washington

ALLEY KIDS. Shoreline Community College Art Gallery. January 2014. Shoreline Washington

2013                        

ALLEY ARTIFACTS. Saranac Art Projects. May 2013. Spokane Washington

2012                        

YOUNG PUNKS, OLD FOOLS. Seattle Pacific Art Center Gallery. Seattle Pacific University. Oct.-Dec. 2012. Seattle Washington

ESCALATION. Collaborative exhibit with Lance Sinnema. Saranac Art Projects. Spokane Washington

THE SPOKANE YEARS. Tinman Gallery. Spokane Washington

2011                        

SONIC MEDICINE. Spokane Falls Community College Fine Arts Gallery. Spokane Washington

2010                        

ERICKSON/KOLBO – NEW WORKS. Saranac Art Projects. Spokane Washington

SMOKING RUIN. Washington State University Gallery II. Pullman Washington

SCOTT KOLBO – COMIC STORIES. Carr Gallery, Idaho Falls Arts Commission. Idaho Falls, Idaho

STORIES. Corban College. Salem Oregon

2009                        

CONFOUNDED. Cannon Gallery of Art, Western Oregon University. Monmouth Oregon

OVERRIPE APPLE PIE. Two Person Exhibition with Meagan Stirling. Saranac Art Projects. Spokane Washington

2007                        

WANDERING – SINKING – BURNING…. PRINTS AND DRAWINGS. Cone Center Gallery, University of North Carolina – Charlotte

A BUCK SHY. Two person exhibit with Howard Barlow. Lorinda Knight Gallery. Spokane, Washington

2005                 

THINGS BRIEFLY SEEN - SCOTT KOLBO AND KEVIN HAAS. Lorinda Knight Gallery, Spokane Washington

2004                  

MEAN TOWN. Huneke Gallery at the Spokane Art School, Spokane Washington

COLLABORATION. Two Person Exhibition with Gordon Wilson. Gallery 76, Wenatchee Valley Community College, Wenatchee          Washington

COLLABORATIVE DRAWINGS. Two Person Exhibition with Gordon Wilson. Chase Gallery, Spokane City Hall, Spokane Washington

SCOTT KOLBO AND GORDON WILSON. Two person Exhibition. Esvelt Gallery, Columbia Basin College, Pasco Washington

2002                  

SEQUENTIAL NARRATIVES ABOUT STREET PREACHERS, HOMELESS WOMEN, SLAPSTICK COMEDY, STINKY FEET, AND A VERY LARGE TROJAN HORSE. Koehler Gallery, Whitworth College, Spokane Washington                         

2000                  

COME SEE THE SHOW. M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition. University of Wisconsin, Madison. Seventh Floor Gallery. Madison, Wisconsin

SEVEN TIMES IN THE RIVER. Solo Exhibition. Porter Butts Gallery, Madison, Wisconsin

 

SELECTED GROUP/INVITATIONAL/JURIED EXHIBITIONS

2015

PIGMENT+PAPER. Bellevue College. Bellevue Washington. Curator: Margaret Bullock

ANACORTES ARTS FESTIVAL FOCUS GALLERY. Anacortes Arts Festival. Anacortes Washington. 

2014                        

INK THIS: CONTEMPORARY PRINT ARTS IN THE NORTHWEST. Tacoma Art Museum. Tacoma Washington. Curator: Margaret Bullock

PRESENTER EXHIBITION. Yuma Art Center. Yuma Arizona. 

MONKEY BUSINESS. Seattle Community College. Seattle Washington.

2013                        

LATENT LIMINAL IMPROBABLE EXUBERANCE: FILMS BY GALA BENT, BRITTA JOHNSON, SCOTT KOLBO AND VIS-A-VISA SOCIETY. Rendezvous Jewlebox Theatre. Jan. 9, 2013. Seattle Washington

SEATTLE PRINT ARTS MINATURE PRINT EXHIBITION. Columbia City Gallery, Seattle Washington.

TAKE THREE: AN EVENING OF FILM, VIDEO,AND ANIMATION SHORTS. Northwest Film Forum. September 26th, 2013. Seattle Washington. 

OTHER/SELF. Anchor Space Gallery. June 2013. Anacortes, Washington.  

2012                        

BORDERS. Confluence Gallery. Twisp Washington

2011                        

Curiously Aligned:Contemporary Drawing Practices featuring Kris Hargis, Angela Katona-Batchelor, Scott Kolbo, MaLynda Poulsen, Cheryl Shurtleff, and Charles Timm-Ballard. Sheehan Gallery. Whitman College. Walla Walla Washington

TWENTY UNDER FOURTY. Tinman Gallery. Spokane Washington

FACULTY EXHBIT. Bryan Oliver Gallery. Whitworth University. Spokane Washington

2010                      

BLUEPRINTS. Saranac Art Projects. Spokane Washington

2009                      

NORTHWEST EMERGING ARTISTS: SEATTLE CITY LIGHT PORTABLE WORKS PART 1. Seattle Municipal Tower Gallery. Seattle Washington

DWG: A LOOK AT CONTEMPORARY MARK MAKING. OHGE Ltd. Seattle Washington

FIT TO PRINT: A PRINTMAKING INVITATIONAL. Peggy Lewis Gallery, Allied Arts of Yakima Valley. Yakima Washington

EXHIBIT SPOKANE. Jundt Museum, Gonzaga University. Spokane Washington

UNDER THE WIRE: GROUP EXHIBITION. Saranac Art Projects. Spokane Washington

A HOUSE DIVIDED: THE LAGACY OF LINCOLN. Group invitational Exhibition. The Chase Gallery, Spokane City Hall, Spokane Washington

BROKE. Group Invitational Exhibit. Clearstory Gallery, Spokane Washington

ARE YOU WHAT YOU EAT? Print Portfolio exhibition. 

John Ben Snow Memorial Trust Gallery, Reno, Nevada

2008                       

THE VANCOUVER PROJECT. Residency Exhibition. Fat Tiger Studio, 619 Ave. Western Arts Building. Seattle Washington

19th NATIONAL DRAWING AND PRINT COMPETITIVE EXHIBITION. Gormley Gallery, College of Notre Dame of Maryland

TERRAIN. Alternative Space Exhibition. The Vault, Spokane Washington

EMBRACING THE GIFT. CIVA 2005 juried Exhibition. Azusa pacific University, Azusa California. Juror: James Stambaugh. 

ARE YOU WHAT YOU EAT? Print Portfolio exhibition. Pendleton Center for the Arts, Pendleton Oregon. Stevens Gallery, Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington

LOCALS. Spokane Falls Community College Gallery. Spokane Washington

40 ARTISTS/40 PORTRAITS. Gallery One Visual Arts Center. Ellensburg, Washington

ARE WE THERE YET? Print Exchange Portfolio Exhibition. Southern Graphics Council Annual Conference 2008, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia

PRINTMATTERS. 5ive & 40urty Gallery, Winston - Salem North Carolina

IN HOUSE. Whitworth University faculty Exhibit. Koehler Gallery. Spokane, Washington  

2006                  

HONKY TONKS AND MNEMONIC: TO AID THE MEMORY. Centro Cultural Antiguo Colegio Jesuita, Patzcuaro, Michoacan, Mexico

Rik Nelson, Annon Nesse, Choling Taha, Scott Kolbo. Chase Gallery, City Hall, Spokane Washington

BODY/BODY QUESTION PRINT EXCHANGE EXHIBITION. 

                  Southern Graphics Council Annual Conference 2006, Madison Wisconsin                 

CROSSING GENE: AMERICAN AND KOREAN PRINTMAKING EXCHANGE EXHIBITION. Humanities Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison Wisconsin. Sun Contemporary Gallery, Seoul Gallery, Korea

PRINTMAKING. Boswell Hall Corner Gallery, North Idaho College, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

2005                  

NORTH BANK ARTISTS COMMUNITY PROJECT. North Bank Gallery, Vancouver Washington

LKG ARTISTS. Prichard Gallery, University of Idaho, Moscow Idaho

FACULTY EXHIBIT. Whitworth University faculty Exhibit. Koehler Gallery. Spokane, Washington  

2004                        

DRAWN TO THE WALL II. Jundt Museum, Gonzaga University, Spokane Washington

BEPPYU GALLERY EXHIBITION. Pacific City, Oregon

YMCA JACK, WILL, AND ROB CENTER EXHIBITION. Camas Oregon

2003                

NORTHWEST PRINT ARTISTS. Carnegie Art Center, Walla Walla Washington

CANTINAS AND HONKEYTONKS PRINT EXCHANGE AND EXHIBITION. Taller Mestizarte Studios, Chicago Illinois. 

BREAD UPON THE WATERS. Christians in the Visual Arts traveling Exhibition

VISUAL ARTS CENTER EXHIBITION. Newport Oregon

PRINT EXHIBITION. Southern Oregon University, Ashland Oregon.

18TH ANNUAL WORKS FROM THE HEART CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION AND AUCTION. Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, Spokane Washington

WHITWORTH COLLEGE FACULTY EXHIBITION 2003. Koehler Gallery, Whitworth College, Spokane Washington

PAST AND PRESENT NORTHWEST: SELECTIONS FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION. Jundt Museum, Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington

GEORGE ROBERTS ALUMNI INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION. Boise State University, ID

INLAND NORTHWEST PRINTMAKERS. Lorinda Knight Gallery. Spokane, Washington

NORTHWEST PRINTMAKING EXHIBITION, WSU Vancouver, Vancouver Washington

*ART RAGEOUS 2002 JURIED EXHIBITION. Cornerstone Festival, Cornerstone Farm, Bushnell IL. Award: Second Place. Juror: Nancy Hughes, Museum of Contemporary Religious Art at     St. Louis University

AMERICAS 2000 PAPER WORKS COMPETITION. Northwest Art Center, Minot State University, Minot, North Dakota. Juror: Cynthia Osborne

15TH PARKSIDE NATIONAL SMALL PRINT EXHIBITION. Juried Exhibition,University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, Wisconsin. Juror: Warrington Colescott and Frances Myers

SEPTEMBER 11 MEMORIAL PORTFOLIO. American Print Alliance Traveling Exhibition

17TH ANNUAL WORKS FROM THE HEART CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION AND AUCTION. Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, Spokane Washington

2001                  

NORTHWEST PRINT COUNCIL'S 20TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW. Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland Oregon

3rd ANNUAL SMALL ARTWORKS INVITATIONAL. Art Spirit Gallery, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

 * 28th BRADLEY NATIONAL PRINT AND DRAWING EXHIBITION. Peoria, Illinois. Award: Best of Show, Printmaking, Juror: Mark Pascale

* PRINTS USA. Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Missouri. Cash Award: Juror: Daniel Perisol, Curator of Prints and Drawings, New Orleans Museum of Art

14TH PARKSIDE NATIONAL SMALL PRINT EXHIBITION. Juried Exhibition, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, Wisconsin. Juror: Beauvais Lyons

NORTHWEST PRINT COUNCIL NEW MEMBERS 2001 EXHIBITION. Northwest Print Council Gallery, Portland Oregon

FACULTY EXHIBIT 2001. Koehler Gallery, Whitworth College, Spokane Washington

RAW SPACE ARTIST ORGANIZED EXHIBITION. City Terminal Gallery, Spokane Washington

2000                  

2nd ANNUAL SMALL ARTWORKS INVITATIONAL. Art Spirit Gallery, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

PRINT PLAGUE. Graduate StudentPrintmaking Exhibition. 734 University Gallery, Madison Wisconsin

2000 PACIFIC STATES BIENNIAL NATIONAL PRINT EXHIBITION. Juried Exhibit. University of Hawaii, Hilo                    

LAGRANGE NATIONAL XXI EXHIBITION.  Biennial Juried Exhibition. Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum, La Grange Georgia

WHAT IS DRAWING NOW? A National Exhibition.  Weber State University, Ogden Utah

21st ANNUAL PAPER IN PARTICULAR NATIONAL EXHIBITION. Columbia College, Columbia Missouri

13TH PARKSIDE NATIONAL SMALL PRINT EXHIBITION. Juried Exhibition, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, Wisconsin. Juror: Art Weger

1999                

PRE-MILLENNIUM CREATIONS. Student Art Show, Madison Wisconsin

27th BRADLEY NATIONAL PRINT AND DRAWING EXHIBITION

GRAPHICS: RECENT WORK BY U.W.-MADISON GRADUATE STUDENTS. Winona State University, Winona, Minnesota

FRAMELESS 99. Works On Paper National Juried Exhibition, Southeastern Community College, Whiteville, North Carolina

PUSHING THE ENVELOPE. National Student Printmakers Portfolio Exchange, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

WORK IN PROGRESS, SOUTHERN GRAPHICS COUNCIL GRADUATE STUDENT EXHIBITION. Arizona State University

2.0: SECOND YEAR GRADUATE STUDENT REVIEW. University of Wisconsin-Madison

1998                  

PRINTMAKING EXHIBITION. Tyler School of Art, Temple University

TRIAL SIZE. First year graduate review, University of Wisconsin-Madison

LAGNIAPPE 2. PRINT PORTFOLIO EXCHANGE AND EXHIBITION. Louisiana State University

*  Denotes awards or purchases

 

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

Washington State Art Collection

City Lights Portable Works. City of Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs

Boise State University. Boise Idaho

University of Wisconsin Student Union. Madison Wisconsin

Jundt Museum. Gonzaga University, Spokane Washington

Whitman College, Walla Walla Washington

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2012 - Present   

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR: Seattle Pacific University, Seattle Washington

2000 - 2012         

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR: Whitworth University, Spokane Washington

2004-2005            

ARTIST TEACHER: Union Institute and University Vermont College. MFA in Visual Art Program

1999-2000            

TEACHING ASSISTANT: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Drawing 2. Instructor of Record

1998-1999            

TEACHING ASSISTANT: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Drawing 1. Instructor of Record

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE              

2013-2014

SEATTLE PRINT ARTS, Board of Directors and Secretary. 

2004-2011

LOOP PRESS DIRECTOR: NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS GRANT PROJECT DIRECTOR

Master printer of fine art printmaking press

Coordinating and working with visiting artists

Community liaison

2002-2010            

GALLERY DIRECTOR, WHITWORTH UNIVERSITY

Installation and curatorial duties

Design and publication of promotional materials

Coordination of visiting artist lectures and selection of exhibitions

2000-2012               

WHITWORTH ART COMMITTEE

Co-Author of Whitworth University Art Policy

Acquisition and Placement of Artwork on Campus

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2014                             

VISITING ARTIST. Oklahoma State University. Stillwater, Oklahoma. September 2014. Collaborative drawing workshop and Lecture

WHAT MASK DO YOU WEAR? The J. Paul Getty Museum of Art. August 2014. Small linoleum relief used in public educational activities. 

DOEL REED CENTER FOR THE ARTS VISITING ARTIST. June 2014.  Public lecture and demonstration. Taos New Mexico.

ANIMATION WORKSHOP LEADER. Shoreline Community College. Shoreline Washington. January 25th, 2014

PRESENTER. Yuma Symposium. Yuma Arizona. February 20 - 23rd, 2014

2013                             

VISITING ARTIST. University of Oregon. Eugene Oregon.

PANEL DISCUSSION. Visualizing Stories: A Conversation with Randy Bolton, Mita Mahato, and Scott Kolbo. University of Puget Sound. Tacoma Washington. November 4, 2013

2012                             

VISITING ARTIST. Sheehan Gallery. Whitman College. Walla Walla Washington

VISITING ARTIST AND PRINTMAKING PROGRAM REVIEWER. Kendall College. Grand Rapids Michigan. 

2011                             

LECTURE. “Work of Art in the Age of Digital Reproduction.” Society for Photographic Education Northwest Regional Conference 2011. Spokane Washington

WORKSHOP LEADER. Inland Northwest Craft Warnings. Spokane Washington

VISITING ARTIST. Spokane Falls Community College. Spokane Washington

2010                             

VISITING ARTIST. Western Oregon University. Monmouth Oregon

COLLABORATIVE WORKSHOP LEADER. Corban College. Salem Oregon

WORKSHOP LEADER. Idaho Falls Arts Commission. Idaho Falls, Idaho

STATE OF THE VISUAL ARTS SYMPOSIUM LEADER. Saranac Art Projects, Spokane Washington

2008                             

BY/FOR ARTISTS RESIDENCY CO-DIRECTOR. Vancouver B.C.

2007                             

VISITING ARTIST. University of North Carolina, Charlotte

2005-2011        

NORTHWEST MUSEUM OF ART AND CULTURE ART COMMITTEE MEMBER

2005                      

CIVA SUMMER WORKSHOP INSTRUCTOR. Gordon College, Wenham Massachusetts

2004                      

STUDENT EXHIBITION JUROR AND VISITING ARTIST Columbia Basin College, Richland WA

1999                      

NON-TOXIC LITHOGRAPHY DEMONSTRATION AND VISITING ARTIST LECTURE. Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. Milwaukee, WI

1998                      

PRINTERS ASSISTANT: Tandem Press, Madison Wisconsin

1996                      

PRINTMAKING LAB ASSISTANT: Boise State University

 

TECHNICAL ABILITIES

Photoshop and Illustrator

Quark Xpress and InDesign

Final Cut Pro, Premier, After Effects

Dreamweaver

Non-Toxic Printmaking (Including ImagOn Intaglio and Polyester Plate Lithography)

 

GRANTS

2014-2015               

MCMILLEN FOUNDATION VISITING ARTIST IN PRINTMAKING GRANT. Seattle Pacific University.

Award and Management of grant to fund purchases and serve as Master Printer/coordinator for visiting artist program in printmaking. 

2013-2014               

MCMILLEN FOUNDATION NEW MEDIA GRANT. Seattle Pacific University.

Award and Management of grant to fund purchases and visiting artist program in new media. 

2011-2012               

MCMILLEN FOUNDATION GRANT. Whitworth University. 

Award and Management of grant to fund purchases and visiting artist program in new media. 

2004-2005             

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS. Whitworth University. 

Award and Management of grant to fund visiting artist program in Printmaking and creation of Loop Press workshop.

 

AWARDS

2014                      

SMESLER VALLION VISITING ARTIST RESIDENCY. Doel Reed Center for the Arts. Taos New Mexico.

2013                      

FACULTY RESEARCH GRANT. Seattle Pacific University.  

2011                      

CONTEMPORARY NORTHWEST ART AWARDS SECOND ROUND FINALST: Portland Art Museum – Juror: Bonnie Laing Malcomson

2005                      

OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD FOR FACULTY: Whitworth University

2004                      

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS GRANT: LOOP PRESS

2003                      

Dean’s Award for Junior Faculty Achievement: Whitworth University

2000                    

PEW YOUNGER SCHOLARS GRADUATE SUMMER FELLOWSHIP

1997                    

W.A.R.F. FELLOWSHIP: University of Wisconsin-Madison

1996                      

DEPARTMENTAL SCHOLARSHIP: Boise State University

1996                      

PURCHASE AWARD: Boise State University Permanent Collection

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Seattle Print Arts

College Art Association

Southern Graphics Council

Washington Artist Trust

                             

REVIEWS/ARTICLES/CATALOGS

2014                          I

IMAGE JOURNAL. Review of artwork and images. “As Far as the Curse is Found” Written by Cameron Anderson.  

2013                          

ROCK & SLING: A JOURNAL OF WITNESS. Images and artist’s statements in Journal. Rock and Sling Journal. Issue 8.1 Spring 2013.

CIVA SOURCEBOOK 2013-14. Christians in the Visual Arts publication. Images and Juror Statement. Spring 2013. 

2012                          

REDNECK FASCIST HIPSTER PINKOS. Article and Image. By Leah Sottile. “The Pacific Northwest Inlander.” February 22, 2012.

2009                    

WITH EANEST JEST. Images and artist’s statements in Journal. Ruminate Magazine: Literary Arts Journal. Issue # 14.

2007                    

PRINTS PACK A PUNCH: EXHIBITION PUT TOGETHER BY SALEM PROFESSOR PRESENTS PROVOCATIVE COMMENTARIES ON A VARIETY OF HOT TOPICS. Winston-Salem Journal, July 29th, 2007

2004                   

DRAWN TO THE WALL II. Exhibition catalog essay. By Frances DeVuono

2003                   

THE CHANGING FACE OF SCHOLARSHIP AT WHITWORTH. Short article where I was featured as an artist and printer for the Loop Press at Whitworth College. By Greg Orwig. “Whitworth Today”, pg. 15, Spring 2003   

ALL THE LONELY PEOPLE. Article and Image. By Sheri Boggs, “The Pacific Northwest Inlander”. January 31, 2002

AREA PRINTMAKERS SHOW OFF TECHNIQUES. By Julianne Crane, “The Spokesman Review”, Life Section, May 2, 2002.

POLYESTER PLATE LITHOGRAPHY. Back Cover Image and Contributing Information. Instructional Manual by George F. Roberts, Professor of Printmaking at Boise State University. 2001, Writers Press, Boise, Idaho

Biography

Biography

Scott Kolbo was born in Washington State in the early seventies and grew up the Northwestern United States. As a kid he spent countless hours creating comics, and drawing continues to play a dominant role in all his work. He became interested in the tradition of satire by looking through art books in the library and realizing that he was most attracted to prints with funny looking people in them. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Printmaking from Boise State University in 1996 and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2000. 

Scott lived in Spokane Washington for twelve years while working as a Professor at Whitworth University, and in 2012 he took a faculty position at Seattle Pacific University. He teaches a variety of courses including; Printmaking, Drawing, Design, New Media, and Contemporary Art History. His interests revolve around the study of culture, aesthetics, literature, film, and contemporary art. In his studio art work he is interested in the incorporation of new technologies into traditional art making strategies and mixing together elements from high and low culture. Scott exhibits his work locally, nationally, and in web-based formats. 

 Large scale video projection. The drawing is installed on the wall and a looping video file is carefully aligned and projected over it. Large dark spaces are required for these pieces to function correctly. 

Large scale video projection. The drawing is installed on the wall and a looping video file is carefully aligned and projected over it. Large dark spaces are required for these pieces to function correctly. 

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 A video piece that hangs on the wall. A framed TV monitor plays a looping video file and several pieces of frosted mylar containing hand-drawn marks are placed over the monitor screen. All that is required for exhibition of these pieces is an electrical outlet. 

A video piece that hangs on the wall. A framed TV monitor plays a looping video file and several pieces of frosted mylar containing hand-drawn marks are placed over the monitor screen. All that is required for exhibition of these pieces is an electrical outlet. 

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Kolbo Exhibition Proposal

Scott Kolbo

Solo Exhibition Proposal

This proposal is intended to introduce my work and provide information about the prints, drawings and video projections that I have available for exhibition. I am reaching out to curators and galleries in an effort to make new contacts and provide information about potential exhibition opportunities I am submitting for your consideration.

My current work focuses on creating humorous vignettes out of situations in which fragments of reality mix with exaggerated environments and grotesque characters. Much like a writer or filmmaker I have built up a set of reoccurring characters and environments that allow me to investigate some of the social, political, and ethical issues that confront private individuals and communities in contemporary society. For example “Heavy Man” is a sad-sack middle class man who mysteriously becomes spontaneously heavy when he interacts with some of the more troubling aspects of our culture. He breaks office chairs, falls through floors, and wanders around lost in a haze of doubt. Other characters allow me to explore issues related to harsh political rhetoric (the Escalation Project), ideological extremism (Jeremiah), homelessness and poverty (Inga), and how the human environment impacts the people who live in it - particularly children who left to their own devices in challenging urban environments (Alley Kids).

My recent studio practice is focused on creating digitally manipulated animations that are projected over static wall drawings. I am attracted to the tension that is created when fuzzy and “cheap” digital elements interact with sharp and beautiful hand drawn marks. The digital elements in my prints, drawings, and hybrid video projections are constantly flickering and morphing, but in an indistinct and imprecise way that comments on our current predicament living in a world dominated by glowing screens. I document these works through still photographs and video clips, but the pieces are extremely difficult to capture fully through digital/mechanical means. My ultimate goal is to create art objects that have to be seen in person to be authentically experienced. 

I have exhibited my work widely throughout the western United States, with a number national/international of exhibits and residencies included in my exhibition record. Most recently I have worked with the Curators of the Gallery 4Culture in Seattle Washington, the Oklahoma State University Museum of Art, and the Sheehan Gallery of Art at Whitman College. The works I have presented in these venues include traditional prints and drawings, as well as large-scale video projections and stand alone video monitor pieces. Many of the works presented in this proposal are available for solo or group exhibition opportunities, and I would be more than happy to discuss exhibiting pre-existing pieces or working on a new body of work that fits your curatorial program. 

Potential pieces for display:

•    Large scale projections (or displayed on video monitors) from the “Alley Kids,” “Heavy Man,” and/or “Domestic Futility” series. 

•    Traditional framed Drawings and Prints.

•    Artist Books and Comics. 

Potential activities:

•    The creation of temporary wall drawings/murals while I am in residence. 

•    Collaborative drawing workshops with students or other community members - something I have done at Oklahoma State University and the Yuma Symposium). 

•    Lectures, class visits, or demonstrations. 

Budget:

•    The budget for this proposal is flexible depending on the size of the venue and the desired scope of activities. 

•    Shipping costs would need to be covered by exhibition venue. The works are easy to ship, with lightweight materials and digital files for projection, etc. 

•     Installation and insurance costs would need to be covered by exhibition venue.

•    Travel expenses outside the pacific northwest would need to be covered by the exhibition venue. 

•    If the large-scale projected pieces are selected I will need to be present for the installation of the exhibition – the alignment of the static drawing on the wall and the projected video can be tricky. 

Thank you for your attention to this proposal. If you have any questions, would like to dialogue about the work/arrange a studio visit, or negotiate budgetary issues please do not hesitate to contact me. 

Best regards,  

Scott Kolbo

Associate Professor of Art

Seattle Pacific University

scott.kolbo (at) gmail.com

 

Kolbo Resume

SCOTT KOLBO Resume

 

EDUCATION

2000                        

M.F.A.  University of Wisconsin-Madison: Printmaking and Drawing

1996                        

B.F.A.  Boise State University: Painting and Printmaking

 

SELECTED SOLO/TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2014                        

OUR ALLEY. Gallery4Culture. July 2014. Seattle Washington

ALLEY KIDS. Shoreline Community College Art Gallery. January 2014. Shoreline Washington

2013                        

ALLEY ARTIFACTS. Saranac Art Projects. May 2013. Spokane Washington

2012                        

YOUNG PUNKS, OLD FOOLS. Seattle Pacific Art Center Gallery. Seattle Pacific University. Oct.-Dec. 2012. Seattle Washington

ESCALATION. Collaborative exhibit with Lance Sinnema. Saranac Art Projects. Spokane Washington

THE SPOKANE YEARS. Tinman Gallery. Spokane Washington

2011                        

SONIC MEDICINE. Spokane Falls Community College Fine Arts Gallery. Spokane Washington

2010                        

ERICKSON/KOLBO – NEW WORKS. Saranac Art Projects. Spokane Washington

SMOKING RUIN. Washington State University Gallery II. Pullman Washington

SCOTT KOLBO – COMIC STORIES. Carr Gallery, Idaho Falls Arts Commission. Idaho Falls, Idaho

STORIES. Corban College. Salem Oregon

2009                        

CONFOUNDED. Cannon Gallery of Art, Western Oregon University. Monmouth Oregon

OVERRIPE APPLE PIE. Two Person Exhibition with Meagan Stirling. Saranac Art Projects. Spokane Washington

2007                        

WANDERING – SINKING – BURNING…. PRINTS AND DRAWINGS. Cone Center Gallery, University of North Carolina – Charlotte

A BUCK SHY. Two person exhibit with Howard Barlow. Lorinda Knight Gallery. Spokane, Washington

2005                 

THINGS BRIEFLY SEEN - SCOTT KOLBO AND KEVIN HAAS. Lorinda Knight Gallery, Spokane Washington

2004                  

MEAN TOWN. Huneke Gallery at the Spokane Art School, Spokane Washington

COLLABORATION. Two Person Exhibition with Gordon Wilson. Gallery 76, Wenatchee Valley Community College, Wenatchee          Washington

COLLABORATIVE DRAWINGS. Two Person Exhibition with Gordon Wilson. Chase Gallery, Spokane City Hall, Spokane Washington

SCOTT KOLBO AND GORDON WILSON. Two person Exhibition. Esvelt Gallery, Columbia Basin College, Pasco Washington

2002                  

SEQUENTIAL NARRATIVES ABOUT STREET PREACHERS, HOMELESS WOMEN, SLAPSTICK COMEDY, STINKY FEET, AND A VERY LARGE TROJAN HORSE. Koehler Gallery, Whitworth College, Spokane Washington                         

2000                  

COME SEE THE SHOW. M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition. University of Wisconsin, Madison. Seventh Floor Gallery. Madison, Wisconsin

SEVEN TIMES IN THE RIVER. Solo Exhibition. Porter Butts Gallery, Madison, Wisconsin

 

SELECTED GROUP/INVITATIONAL/JURIED EXHIBITIONS

2015

PIGMENT+PAPER. Bellevue College. Bellevue Washington. Curator: Margaret Bullock

ANACORTES ARTS FESTIVAL FOCUS GALLERY. Anacortes Arts Festival. Anacortes Washington. 

2014                        

INK THIS: CONTEMPORARY PRINT ARTS IN THE NORTHWEST. Tacoma Art Museum. Tacoma Washington. Curator: Margaret Bullock

PRESENTER EXHIBITION. Yuma Art Center. Yuma Arizona. 

MONKEY BUSINESS. Seattle Community College. Seattle Washington.

2013                        

LATENT LIMINAL IMPROBABLE EXUBERANCE: FILMS BY GALA BENT, BRITTA JOHNSON, SCOTT KOLBO AND VIS-A-VISA SOCIETY. Rendezvous Jewlebox Theatre. Jan. 9, 2013. Seattle Washington

SEATTLE PRINT ARTS MINATURE PRINT EXHIBITION. Columbia City Gallery, Seattle Washington.

TAKE THREE: AN EVENING OF FILM, VIDEO,AND ANIMATION SHORTS. Northwest Film Forum. September 26th, 2013. Seattle Washington. 

OTHER/SELF. Anchor Space Gallery. June 2013. Anacortes, Washington.  

2012                        

BORDERS. Confluence Gallery. Twisp Washington

2011                        

Curiously Aligned:Contemporary Drawing Practices featuring Kris Hargis, Angela Katona-Batchelor, Scott Kolbo, MaLynda Poulsen, Cheryl Shurtleff, and Charles Timm-Ballard. Sheehan Gallery. Whitman College. Walla Walla Washington

TWENTY UNDER FOURTY. Tinman Gallery. Spokane Washington

FACULTY EXHBIT. Bryan Oliver Gallery. Whitworth University. Spokane Washington

2010                      

BLUEPRINTS. Saranac Art Projects. Spokane Washington

2009                      

NORTHWEST EMERGING ARTISTS: SEATTLE CITY LIGHT PORTABLE WORKS PART 1. Seattle Municipal Tower Gallery. Seattle Washington

DWG: A LOOK AT CONTEMPORARY MARK MAKING. OHGE Ltd. Seattle Washington

FIT TO PRINT: A PRINTMAKING INVITATIONAL. Peggy Lewis Gallery, Allied Arts of Yakima Valley. Yakima Washington

EXHIBIT SPOKANE. Jundt Museum, Gonzaga University. Spokane Washington

UNDER THE WIRE: GROUP EXHIBITION. Saranac Art Projects. Spokane Washington

A HOUSE DIVIDED: THE LAGACY OF LINCOLN. Group invitational Exhibition. The Chase Gallery, Spokane City Hall, Spokane Washington

BROKE. Group Invitational Exhibit. Clearstory Gallery, Spokane Washington

ARE YOU WHAT YOU EAT? Print Portfolio exhibition. 

John Ben Snow Memorial Trust Gallery, Reno, Nevada

2008                       

THE VANCOUVER PROJECT. Residency Exhibition. Fat Tiger Studio, 619 Ave. Western Arts Building. Seattle Washington

19th NATIONAL DRAWING AND PRINT COMPETITIVE EXHIBITION. Gormley Gallery, College of Notre Dame of Maryland

TERRAIN. Alternative Space Exhibition. The Vault, Spokane Washington

EMBRACING THE GIFT. CIVA 2005 juried Exhibition. Azusa pacific University, Azusa California. Juror: James Stambaugh. 

ARE YOU WHAT YOU EAT? Print Portfolio exhibition. Pendleton Center for the Arts, Pendleton Oregon. Stevens Gallery, Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington

LOCALS. Spokane Falls Community College Gallery. Spokane Washington

40 ARTISTS/40 PORTRAITS. Gallery One Visual Arts Center. Ellensburg, Washington

ARE WE THERE YET? Print Exchange Portfolio Exhibition. Southern Graphics Council Annual Conference 2008, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia

PRINTMATTERS. 5ive & 40urty Gallery, Winston - Salem North Carolina

IN HOUSE. Whitworth University faculty Exhibit. Koehler Gallery. Spokane, Washington  

2006                  

HONKY TONKS AND MNEMONIC: TO AID THE MEMORY. Centro Cultural Antiguo Colegio Jesuita, Patzcuaro, Michoacan, Mexico

Rik Nelson, Annon Nesse, Choling Taha, Scott Kolbo. Chase Gallery, City Hall, Spokane Washington

BODY/BODY QUESTION PRINT EXCHANGE EXHIBITION. 

                  Southern Graphics Council Annual Conference 2006, Madison Wisconsin                 

CROSSING GENE: AMERICAN AND KOREAN PRINTMAKING EXCHANGE EXHIBITION. Humanities Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison Wisconsin. Sun Contemporary Gallery, Seoul Gallery, Korea

PRINTMAKING. Boswell Hall Corner Gallery, North Idaho College, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

2005                  

NORTH BANK ARTISTS COMMUNITY PROJECT. North Bank Gallery, Vancouver Washington

LKG ARTISTS. Prichard Gallery, University of Idaho, Moscow Idaho

FACULTY EXHIBIT. Whitworth University faculty Exhibit. Koehler Gallery. Spokane, Washington  

2004                        

DRAWN TO THE WALL II. Jundt Museum, Gonzaga University, Spokane Washington

BEPPYU GALLERY EXHIBITION. Pacific City, Oregon

YMCA JACK, WILL, AND ROB CENTER EXHIBITION. Camas Oregon

2003                

NORTHWEST PRINT ARTISTS. Carnegie Art Center, Walla Walla Washington

CANTINAS AND HONKEYTONKS PRINT EXCHANGE AND EXHIBITION. Taller Mestizarte Studios, Chicago Illinois. 

BREAD UPON THE WATERS. Christians in the Visual Arts traveling Exhibition

VISUAL ARTS CENTER EXHIBITION. Newport Oregon

PRINT EXHIBITION. Southern Oregon University, Ashland Oregon.

18TH ANNUAL WORKS FROM THE HEART CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION AND AUCTION. Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, Spokane Washington

WHITWORTH COLLEGE FACULTY EXHIBITION 2003. Koehler Gallery, Whitworth College, Spokane Washington

PAST AND PRESENT NORTHWEST: SELECTIONS FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION. Jundt Museum, Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington

GEORGE ROBERTS ALUMNI INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION. Boise State University, ID

INLAND NORTHWEST PRINTMAKERS. Lorinda Knight Gallery. Spokane, Washington

NORTHWEST PRINTMAKING EXHIBITION, WSU Vancouver, Vancouver Washington

*ART RAGEOUS 2002 JURIED EXHIBITION. Cornerstone Festival, Cornerstone Farm, Bushnell IL. Award: Second Place. Juror: Nancy Hughes, Museum of Contemporary Religious Art at     St. Louis University

AMERICAS 2000 PAPER WORKS COMPETITION. Northwest Art Center, Minot State University, Minot, North Dakota. Juror: Cynthia Osborne

15TH PARKSIDE NATIONAL SMALL PRINT EXHIBITION. Juried Exhibition,University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, Wisconsin. Juror: Warrington Colescott and Frances Myers

SEPTEMBER 11 MEMORIAL PORTFOLIO. American Print Alliance Traveling Exhibition

17TH ANNUAL WORKS FROM THE HEART CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION AND AUCTION. Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, Spokane Washington

2001                  

NORTHWEST PRINT COUNCIL'S 20TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW. Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland Oregon

3rd ANNUAL SMALL ARTWORKS INVITATIONAL. Art Spirit Gallery, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

 * 28th BRADLEY NATIONAL PRINT AND DRAWING EXHIBITION. Peoria, Illinois. Award: Best of Show, Printmaking, Juror: Mark Pascale

* PRINTS USA. Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Missouri. Cash Award: Juror: Daniel Perisol, Curator of Prints and Drawings, New Orleans Museum of Art

14TH PARKSIDE NATIONAL SMALL PRINT EXHIBITION. Juried Exhibition, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, Wisconsin. Juror: Beauvais Lyons

NORTHWEST PRINT COUNCIL NEW MEMBERS 2001 EXHIBITION. Northwest Print Council Gallery, Portland Oregon

FACULTY EXHIBIT 2001. Koehler Gallery, Whitworth College, Spokane Washington

RAW SPACE ARTIST ORGANIZED EXHIBITION. City Terminal Gallery, Spokane Washington

2000                  

2nd ANNUAL SMALL ARTWORKS INVITATIONAL. Art Spirit Gallery, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

PRINT PLAGUE. Graduate StudentPrintmaking Exhibition. 734 University Gallery, Madison Wisconsin

2000 PACIFIC STATES BIENNIAL NATIONAL PRINT EXHIBITION. Juried Exhibit. University of Hawaii, Hilo                    

LAGRANGE NATIONAL XXI EXHIBITION.  Biennial Juried Exhibition. Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum, La Grange Georgia

WHAT IS DRAWING NOW? A National Exhibition.  Weber State University, Ogden Utah

21st ANNUAL PAPER IN PARTICULAR NATIONAL EXHIBITION. Columbia College, Columbia Missouri

13TH PARKSIDE NATIONAL SMALL PRINT EXHIBITION. Juried Exhibition, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, Wisconsin. Juror: Art Weger

1999                

PRE-MILLENNIUM CREATIONS. Student Art Show, Madison Wisconsin

27th BRADLEY NATIONAL PRINT AND DRAWING EXHIBITION

GRAPHICS: RECENT WORK BY U.W.-MADISON GRADUATE STUDENTS. Winona State University, Winona, Minnesota

FRAMELESS 99. Works On Paper National Juried Exhibition, Southeastern Community College, Whiteville, North Carolina

PUSHING THE ENVELOPE. National Student Printmakers Portfolio Exchange, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

WORK IN PROGRESS, SOUTHERN GRAPHICS COUNCIL GRADUATE STUDENT EXHIBITION. Arizona State University

2.0: SECOND YEAR GRADUATE STUDENT REVIEW. University of Wisconsin-Madison

1998                  

PRINTMAKING EXHIBITION. Tyler School of Art, Temple University

TRIAL SIZE. First year graduate review, University of Wisconsin-Madison

LAGNIAPPE 2. PRINT PORTFOLIO EXCHANGE AND EXHIBITION. Louisiana State University

*  Denotes awards or purchases

 

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

Washington State Art Collection

City Lights Portable Works. City of Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs

Boise State University. Boise Idaho

University of Wisconsin Student Union. Madison Wisconsin

Jundt Museum. Gonzaga University, Spokane Washington

Whitman College, Walla Walla Washington

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2012 - Present   

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR: Seattle Pacific University, Seattle Washington

2000 - 2012         

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR: Whitworth University, Spokane Washington

2004-2005            

ARTIST TEACHER: Union Institute and University Vermont College. MFA in Visual Art Program

1999-2000            

TEACHING ASSISTANT: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Drawing 2. Instructor of Record

1998-1999            

TEACHING ASSISTANT: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Drawing 1. Instructor of Record

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE              

2013-2014

SEATTLE PRINT ARTS, Board of Directors and Secretary. 

2004-2011

LOOP PRESS DIRECTOR: NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS GRANT PROJECT DIRECTOR

Master printer of fine art printmaking press

Coordinating and working with visiting artists

Community liaison

2002-2010            

GALLERY DIRECTOR, WHITWORTH UNIVERSITY

Installation and curatorial duties

Design and publication of promotional materials

Coordination of visiting artist lectures and selection of exhibitions

2000-2012               

WHITWORTH ART COMMITTEE

Co-Author of Whitworth University Art Policy

Acquisition and Placement of Artwork on Campus

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2014                             

VISITING ARTIST. Oklahoma State University. Stillwater, Oklahoma. September 2014. Collaborative drawing workshop and Lecture

WHAT MASK DO YOU WEAR? The J. Paul Getty Museum of Art. August 2014. Small linoleum relief used in public educational activities. 

DOEL REED CENTER FOR THE ARTS VISITING ARTIST. June 2014.  Public lecture and demonstration. Taos New Mexico.

ANIMATION WORKSHOP LEADER. Shoreline Community College. Shoreline Washington. January 25th, 2014

PRESENTER. Yuma Symposium. Yuma Arizona. February 20 - 23rd, 2014

2013                             

VISITING ARTIST. University of Oregon. Eugene Oregon.

PANEL DISCUSSION. Visualizing Stories: A Conversation with Randy Bolton, Mita Mahato, and Scott Kolbo. University of Puget Sound. Tacoma Washington. November 4, 2013

2012                             

VISITING ARTIST. Sheehan Gallery. Whitman College. Walla Walla Washington

VISITING ARTIST AND PRINTMAKING PROGRAM REVIEWER. Kendall College. Grand Rapids Michigan. 

2011                             

LECTURE. “Work of Art in the Age of Digital Reproduction.” Society for Photographic Education Northwest Regional Conference 2011. Spokane Washington

WORKSHOP LEADER. Inland Northwest Craft Warnings. Spokane Washington

VISITING ARTIST. Spokane Falls Community College. Spokane Washington

2010                             

VISITING ARTIST. Western Oregon University. Monmouth Oregon

COLLABORATIVE WORKSHOP LEADER. Corban College. Salem Oregon

WORKSHOP LEADER. Idaho Falls Arts Commission. Idaho Falls, Idaho

STATE OF THE VISUAL ARTS SYMPOSIUM LEADER. Saranac Art Projects, Spokane Washington

2008                             

BY/FOR ARTISTS RESIDENCY CO-DIRECTOR. Vancouver B.C.

2007                             

VISITING ARTIST. University of North Carolina, Charlotte

2005-2011        

NORTHWEST MUSEUM OF ART AND CULTURE ART COMMITTEE MEMBER

2005                      

CIVA SUMMER WORKSHOP INSTRUCTOR. Gordon College, Wenham Massachusetts

2004                      

STUDENT EXHIBITION JUROR AND VISITING ARTIST Columbia Basin College, Richland WA

1999                      

NON-TOXIC LITHOGRAPHY DEMONSTRATION AND VISITING ARTIST LECTURE. Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. Milwaukee, WI

1998                      

PRINTERS ASSISTANT: Tandem Press, Madison Wisconsin

1996                      

PRINTMAKING LAB ASSISTANT: Boise State University

 

TECHNICAL ABILITIES

Photoshop and Illustrator

Quark Xpress and InDesign

Final Cut Pro, Premier, After Effects

Dreamweaver

Non-Toxic Printmaking (Including ImagOn Intaglio and Polyester Plate Lithography)

 

GRANTS

2014-2015               

MCMILLEN FOUNDATION VISITING ARTIST IN PRINTMAKING GRANT. Seattle Pacific University.

Award and Management of grant to fund purchases and serve as Master Printer/coordinator for visiting artist program in printmaking. 

2013-2014               

MCMILLEN FOUNDATION NEW MEDIA GRANT. Seattle Pacific University.

Award and Management of grant to fund purchases and visiting artist program in new media. 

2011-2012               

MCMILLEN FOUNDATION GRANT. Whitworth University. 

Award and Management of grant to fund purchases and visiting artist program in new media. 

2004-2005             

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS. Whitworth University. 

Award and Management of grant to fund visiting artist program in Printmaking and creation of Loop Press workshop.

 

AWARDS

2014                      

SMESLER VALLION VISITING ARTIST RESIDENCY. Doel Reed Center for the Arts. Taos New Mexico.

2013                      

FACULTY RESEARCH GRANT. Seattle Pacific University.  

2011                      

CONTEMPORARY NORTHWEST ART AWARDS SECOND ROUND FINALST: Portland Art Museum – Juror: Bonnie Laing Malcomson

2005                      

OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD FOR FACULTY: Whitworth University

2004                      

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS GRANT: LOOP PRESS

2003                      

Dean’s Award for Junior Faculty Achievement: Whitworth University

2000                    

PEW YOUNGER SCHOLARS GRADUATE SUMMER FELLOWSHIP

1997                    

W.A.R.F. FELLOWSHIP: University of Wisconsin-Madison

1996                      

DEPARTMENTAL SCHOLARSHIP: Boise State University

1996                      

PURCHASE AWARD: Boise State University Permanent Collection

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Seattle Print Arts

College Art Association

Southern Graphics Council

Washington Artist Trust

                             

REVIEWS/ARTICLES/CATALOGS

2014                          I

IMAGE JOURNAL. Review of artwork and images. “As Far as the Curse is Found” Written by Cameron Anderson.  

2013                          

ROCK & SLING: A JOURNAL OF WITNESS. Images and artist’s statements in Journal. Rock and Sling Journal. Issue 8.1 Spring 2013.

CIVA SOURCEBOOK 2013-14. Christians in the Visual Arts publication. Images and Juror Statement. Spring 2013. 

2012                          

REDNECK FASCIST HIPSTER PINKOS. Article and Image. By Leah Sottile. “The Pacific Northwest Inlander.” February 22, 2012.

2009                    

WITH EANEST JEST. Images and artist’s statements in Journal. Ruminate Magazine: Literary Arts Journal. Issue # 14.

2007                    

PRINTS PACK A PUNCH: EXHIBITION PUT TOGETHER BY SALEM PROFESSOR PRESENTS PROVOCATIVE COMMENTARIES ON A VARIETY OF HOT TOPICS. Winston-Salem Journal, July 29th, 2007

2004                   

DRAWN TO THE WALL II. Exhibition catalog essay. By Frances DeVuono

2003                   

THE CHANGING FACE OF SCHOLARSHIP AT WHITWORTH. Short article where I was featured as an artist and printer for the Loop Press at Whitworth College. By Greg Orwig. “Whitworth Today”, pg. 15, Spring 2003   

ALL THE LONELY PEOPLE. Article and Image. By Sheri Boggs, “The Pacific Northwest Inlander”. January 31, 2002

AREA PRINTMAKERS SHOW OFF TECHNIQUES. By Julianne Crane, “The Spokesman Review”, Life Section, May 2, 2002.

POLYESTER PLATE LITHOGRAPHY. Back Cover Image and Contributing Information. Instructional Manual by George F. Roberts, Professor of Printmaking at Boise State University. 2001, Writers Press, Boise, Idaho

Biography

Scott Kolbo was born in Washington State in the early seventies and grew up the Northwestern United States. As a kid he spent countless hours creating comics, and drawing continues to play a dominant role in all his work. He became interested in the tradition of satire by looking through art books in the library and realizing that he was most attracted to prints with funny looking people in them. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Printmaking from Boise State University in 1996 and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2000. 

Scott lived in Spokane Washington for twelve years while working as a Professor at Whitworth University, and in 2012 he took a faculty position at Seattle Pacific University. He teaches a variety of courses including; Printmaking, Drawing, Design, New Media, and Contemporary Art History. His interests revolve around the study of culture, aesthetics, literature, film, and contemporary art. In his studio art work he is interested in the incorporation of new technologies into traditional art making strategies and mixing together elements from high and low culture. Scott exhibits his work locally, nationally, and in web-based formats. 

Large scale video projection. The drawing is installed on the wall and a looping video file is carefully aligned and projected over it. Large dark spaces are required for these pieces to function correctly. 

A video piece that hangs on the wall. A framed TV monitor plays a looping video file and several pieces of frosted mylar containing hand-drawn marks are placed over the monitor screen. All that is required for exhibition of these pieces is an electrical outlet. 

Kolbo Exhibition Proposal
Kolbo Resume
Biography
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