Scott Anderson
Scott Anderson
Professor of Art


Room:AJ 455

Born in 1959 in Lubbock, Texas, Scott Anderson received a BFA in 1982 from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, and an MFA in 1993 from West Virginia University, Morgantown. He has taught all levels of painting, and drawing since 1995. 

In 2010, Anderson was awarded the College of Fine Arts Dean’s Creative Arts Award, and he was nominated for the College of Fine Arts Dean’s Teaching Award in 1998. Since 2007, he has been the Co-Director of the Art in Italy Field Study program, a 5-week study abroad option for students. Professor Anderson has exhibited for the past thirty years in galleries and museums: Since 2003, he has been in 7 international exhibitions, 30 national exhibitions and 80 regional exhibitions. 

Since 1994, Anderson has used the term “Dyscrasia” to describe the overall intent of his artwork. Dyscrasia means an abnormality of the body, or bad mixtures, or poisoned blood. The origin of the word dyscrasia centers on the idea of an imbalance in the body. He uses the word to summarize his reactions to the imbalance he sees in social and natural systems that have gone awry, that have been abused or have been intentionally or unintentionally misinterpreted. Throughout his career, his themes have dealt with aberrations on the idea of opposites. Over the last 20 years, Anderson has made his work an ongoing exploration of systems, our need for them (Attraction) and our constant problem of outgrowing them (Doubt). This concept, Attraction and Doubt, is his thematic idea of expressing that continuing human problem. In navigating the human condition, he proposes that attraction is the inevitable force in our lives, but doubt is the secret ingredient of survival.