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Michael Scoggins was born in Washington D.C in 1973 and earned an MFA in Painting from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2006. He has attended various residencies including the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine, the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire, and Fountainhead in Miami. …

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“The work I make is always political,” says Michael Scoggins, who lampoons American and art-world politics and provincialism in trenchant, disarming schoolboy-style doodles and writings. He began, as he describes, as “a painters’ painter,” invested in the materials and processes of his medium and convinced that paintings should speak for themselves. Ultimately feeling blocked by this early work, he revisited his adult and childhood notebooks and hit upon the approach he has been following ever since. On large-scale sheets of paper that he cuts, creases, crumples, and rules with lines to look exactly like notebook pages, he sketches, makes notes, and writes essays in a naïve, childlike hand. Scoggins presents each piece as if it is an assignment, dutifully writing his name, “Michael S.,” and the date next to drawings of superheroes, dead presidents, and phrases like, “Pinko, Commie, Art.”

Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2021
Love is Loveg.gallery
MICHAEL SCOGGINS - 20 Years of the Lined PageDiana Lowenstein Gallery
2017
The TimesThe FLAG Art Foundation
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The White House VI, 2018

Graphite on Archival Faux Butcher Paper
24 × 18 × 2 in
61 × 45.7 × 5.1 cm
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Value: $6,000

Michael Scoggins was born in Washington D.C in 1973 and earned an MFA in Painting …

Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Frame
Included

“The work I make is always political,” says Michael Scoggins, who lampoons American and art-world politics and provincialism in trenchant, disarming schoolboy-style doodles and writings. He began, as he describes, as “a painters’ painter,” invested in the materials and processes of his medium and convinced that paintings should speak for themselves. Ultimately feeling blocked by this early work, he revisited his adult and childhood notebooks and hit upon the approach he has been following ever since. On large-scale sheets of paper that he cuts, creases, crumples, and rules with lines to look exactly like notebook pages, he sketches, makes notes, and writes essays in a naïve, childlike hand. Scoggins presents each piece as if it is an assignment, dutifully writing his name, “Michael S.,” and the date next to drawings of superheroes, dead presidents, and phrases like, “Pinko, Commie, Art.”

Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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