MFA, 2004, Pratt Institute
BFA, 2001, Maryland Institute College of Art
Scott Malbaurn is a New York City based artist currently living and working between NYC and the countryside of Sothern Oregon. Scott Malbaurn is a hard-edge, geometrical artist who paints with synthetic water-based mediums such as silica, urethane, and acrylic resin along with pigments to make his own paint. The paintings are flat color fields with lines that race, zip and carve themselves through the surface.
At SOU, Malbaurn teaches Introduction to Drawing where students explore how drawing is used to enhance, alter or challenge casual visual experience. Introduces techniques and mechanisms of drawing as they are used in developing imagery from observation or from the imagination. Students will gain practical skills in the craft of drawing and an understanding of how drawing is used to explore perception as well as describe, examine and express ideas for a variety of media applications.
Malbaurn understands the inherit expression most fine art and liberal art students have. There is a need to nurture that expression and guide it through the proper echelons as well as open up new doors of possibilities and ways of thinking. Malbaurn aims for a development of visual and technical skills as well as an understanding of content and meaning for art and visual culture. Malbaurn also believes that learning the language of visual form, the importance of process, cultivating critical thinking, and communicating effectively is essential in education.
Scott Malbaurn has exhibited his work internationally with most exhibitions in New York. He is represented by Janet Kurnatowski Gallery in Brooklyn, NY and David Richard Gallery in Santa Fe, NM.