Born 1964, San Francisco, California.
William Scott is a self-taught artist capable of rendering his imagined public and private worlds with remarkable accuracy and meticulous detail. Scott draws, paints and re-builds his native San Francisco in search of the elusive "normal life," one of Baptist-sermon ideals and gleaming, safe, artistically franchised, city centers. San Francisco re-emerges as "Praise Frisco," a place where Scott's public longing for wholesome, peaceful interactions take place within idealized neighborhood landmarks.
2019, A Celebration of the Visible: Singing Color, Clifton Contemporary Art, Bristol
2018, An Other Life, Creative Growth Art Center, Oakland
2017, Talk to Me, Creative Growth Art Center, Oakland
2013, The Alternative Guide to the Universe, Hayward Gallery, London
2013, Create, Boca Museum of Art, Boca Raton (Florida)
2012, We The People, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Project Space, New York
2010, The Museum of Everything, Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli, Milan
2009, William Scott - 'Good Person', White Columns, New York
2009, The House The Cat Built, Galería Salvador Díaz, Madrid
2008, From One Revolution to Another, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
2007, Creative Growth, Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York
2006, White Room: William Scott, White Columns, New York
2005, Leon Borensztein and His Friends: A Look at Creative Growth Artists and Their Work, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
Museum of Everything, London
Rugoff, Ralph, ed., The Alternative Guide to the Universe, exhibition catalogue, Hayward Publishing, London, 2013.
Rinder, Lawrence, ed., Create, exhibition catalogue, University of California, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, 2011.
Byrne, David, "William Scott," The Museum of Everything, exhibition catalogue, Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli & Electa, Milan, 2010.
Borensztein, Leon, One is Adam, One is Superman: The Artists of Creative Growth, Chronicle Books LLC, San Francisco, 2004.