Scott Boilard


Scott Boilard is a painter of physical entities both familiar and unearthly. His work shows a love of traditional rendering mixed with the spontaneity of modern composition and color. His pieces are a part of many private collections.

Born in Worcester Massachusetts, Scott has been drawing for as long as he can remember. Influenced by the fantastic in art and film, he spent countless hours studying and rendering all the variations of the natural world. He pursued formal study in illustration and fine arts at the Art Institute of Boston. There he found inspiration in the illustrators of the early 20th century and the Abstract Expressionists of the 40's and 50's. He honed his technical skills with figure drawing and oil painting, all the while being entrusted as a peer mentor. He completed his time at the Art Institute with high honors.

In 2001, after years of doing freelance illustration Scott's desire for freedom and control in his work led him to pursue a career as a fine artist. Since then he has exhibited in group, juried, and solo shows in Central Massachusetts, New York and Russia.


Artist's Statement

Creating drawings and paintings utilizing the stream of consciousness method allows me to discover the meditative power of spontaneously conceptualizing. I believe that confidence can be achieved by searching inward; the creative energy that comes from introspection, is the thrust of my imagination. The images in my work almost create themselves; emerging from color, form and texture. Experimenting with these elements allows the true nature and mood of the individual items to surface. I use the process as a means of meditation, resulting in a record of its progress from initial conception to arrival.

My interest in Abstract Expressionism; its experimentation with color and composition, has influenced the foundations from which I create these representational images. I see my images, not as completed works, but rather as a documentation of personal metaphors. The established vocabulary of symbolism, to me, is just a vehicle for accessibility and compromises the artist's true personality. By applying "stream of consciousness" as the conceptual process, I believe I can create my own symbolic language. It can be cryptic, but it is a more honest form of expression.

The process reflects what existence is to me; the constructs of life and the indelible impressions of events and experiences left fragmented in my mind. Representational Art tends to tell the viewer what to think and feel, while abstract art leaves the interpretation to the person. I'm passionate about rendering and creating objects, characters, and organisms; but I use them in my work to evoke nonlinear contemplation.


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Solo Exhibits

  • July 2011 - " The Big Boom", The Dark World Gallery, Worcester, MA
  • November 27, 2004 – January 8, 2005 – "Stream", Village Art Studio and Gallery, Worcester, MA
  • July 2004 – "Paintings and Drawings", Bijou Cinema, Worcester, MA
  • October 13-30, 2001 – "Happy Thru Dark", C.C. Lowell First Show Gallery, Park Ave., Worcester, MA

Group Shows

2017

  • January-February - "2nd Floor Sculpture Park", Sprinkler Factory, Worcester MA

2016

  • December - "Masks", Sprinkler Factory, Worcester MA
  • October - Cirque Du Noir IX, Sprinkler Factory, Worcester, MA
  • September - "Entering Worcester", Sprinkler Factory, Worcester, MA Spetember - "POW-WOW Worcester" Worcester, MA
  • February - "Cirque Du Noir-Artists' Exhibit", Sprinkler Factory, Worcester, MA January - "Blue", Sprinkler Factory, Worcester, MA

2015

  • December - "Grayscale" ARTSWorcester, Worcester, MA
  • December - StART at the Station, Worcester, MA
  • October - Cirque Du Noir VIII, Sprinkler Factory, Worcester MA September - StART on the Street, Worcester, MA
  • June - Sprinkler Factory "Art Raiser", Sprinkler Factory, Worcester, MA May - "Red", Sprinkler Factory, Worcester, MA

2014

  • December - StART at the Station, Worcester, MA
  • October - Cirque Du Noir VII, Sprinkler Factory, Worcester, MA
  • September - StART on the Street, Worcester, MA
  • September - "Value Pack", Sprinkler Factory, Worcester, MA
  • May – August - "All About Wood; Wood in a Variety of Art Forms", Davis Art Gallery, Worcester, MA

2013

  • December - "Indoor Games", Sprinkler Factory, Worcester, MA
  • October - Cirque Du Noir VI, Bocado, Worcester, MA
  • September - StART on the Street, Worcester, MA
  • June 27 - "next Fest" ARC, Worcester, MA
  • June 8 - "10th Anniversary Extravaganza!", MF Gallery, Brooklyn, NYC, NY

2012

  • October - Cirque Du Noir V, The Citizen, Factory, Worcester, MA
  • September - StART on the Street, Worcester, MA
  • September - "Expanding Continuum", Sprinkler Factory, Worcester, MA
  • August 23–September 28 - "StART on the Street Gallery Show; Celebrating Ten Years", Davis Art Gallery, Worcester, MA

2011

  • December - "My Subject / Myself" ARTSWorcester, Worcester, MA
  • October - Cirque Du Noir IV, Ritual, Worcester, MA
  • October - Bloody Roots, Ralph's Diner, Worcester, MA
  • September - StART on the Street, Worcester, MA
  • May – Sci-Fi and Fantasy Group Show, The Dark World Gallery, Worcester, MA
  • March 19 - April 30 – The 40 oz. Show – The MF Gallery, Brooklyn, NYC, NY

2010

  • December - StART at Union Station, Worcester, MA
  • December – First Friday, KJ Baaron's, Worcester, MA
  • October – Adult Night, The Preservation Framer, North Attleboro, MA
  • October - Cirque Du Noir III, Bocado, Worcester, MA
  • October - Halloween Art Show, Visions Art Gallery, Medway, MA
  • September - Start on the Street, Worcester, MA
  • July 22 - September – Perfectionists: Three Worcester Artists, The Davis Art Gallery Worcester, MA

2009

  • December – StART at Union Station, Worcester, MA
  • October – Cirque Du Noir II, Bocado Restaurant, Worcester, MA
  • September - Start on the Street, Worcester, MA

2008

  • December – StART at Union Station, Worcester, MA
  • November - January 2009 – "20 Artists of Worcester" Book Reception Exhibit, Davis Gallery, Worcester, MA
  • October – Cirque Du Noir I, Bocado Restaurant, Worcester, MA
  • September – StART on the Street, Worcester, MA June – A.R.C. Group show, Worcester, MA

2007

  • December – StART at the DCU, Worcester, MA
  • September – StART on the Street, Worcester, MA
  • June – Art for start, Clark University, Worcester, MA
  • May – Art Fusion, Eagle Hill School 40th Anniversary Auction Gala, DCU Center, Worcester, MA

2006

  • September – StART on the Street, Worcester, MA
  • September – C.C. Lowell First Show Gallery - StART on the Street Juried Exhibit, Worcester, MA

2005

  • September – StART on the Street, Worcester, MA
  • June 21 – 29 – Sister City Artist Exchange Exhibit, Pushkin Central Library, Pushkin, Russia
  • 2005 – 2007 – Newmark Gallery, Salem, MA
  • March 19 – Spring Arts at the Station, Union Station, Worcester, MA
  • December – January 2005 – ARTSWorcester Members' Exhibit, Worcester, MA

2004

  • September – StART on the Street, Worcester, MA June – Art for StART, Clark University, Worcester, MA

2003

  • December – Art at the Bijou, Bijou Cinema, Worcester, MA
  • September – StART on the Street, Worcester, MA
  • June – Art for StART, Clark University, Worcester, MA
  • May 2 – June 12 – ARTSWorcester Biennial Exhibit, Worcester, MA

2002

  • December – Art at the Bijou, Bijou Cinema, Worcester, MA September – StART on the Street, Worcester, MA

Prior

  • May 1999 – Society of Illustrators Annual Student Exhibit, New York City, NY
  • May 1998 – Art Institute of Boston Senior Exhibit, Boston, MA

Publications

  • 2016 - Worcester Magazine "A Dark in the Light" article by Josh Lyford
  • 2015 - Worcester Magazine "Grayscale: ARTSWorcester's shades of Gray" article by Josh Lyford
  • 2013 - Worcester Magazine "Next Fest" article by Brittany Durgin
  • 2013 - Go Local Worcester "Worcester's Scott Boilard Produces Imaginative Surrealist Art" article by Jeffrey Starr
  • 2011 - Worcesester Magazine "Experential Transmutations" article by Paul Grignon
  • 2011 - Artscope "Capsule Review" article by Brian Goslow
  • 2010 – Worcester Telegram and Gazette, telegram.com "Three artists make a 'perfect' show" article by Nancy Sheehan
  • 2010 – Worcester Telegram and Gazette "Cirque Du Noir raises funds for food bank"
  • 2010 – Worcester Magazine "Cirque Du Noir III" article by Doreen Manning
  • 2010 – Worcester Magazine "Sheer Perfection" article by Fatima J. Martins
  • 2009 – ARTSCOPE Magazine 2009 – "Review: 20 Artisis of Worcester Exhibit at the Printers Building" article by Brian Goslow
  • 2008 – Worcester Magazine "Artists serve up Cirque Du Noir" article by Rachel Burke
  • 2008 – Pulse Magazine "Scott Erb's 20 Artists of Worcester and Their Workspaces" article by Jillian D'Apollo
  • 2008 – "20 Artists of Worcester and Their Workspaces" book by Scott Erb and Julie Grady
  • 2007 – Worcester Telegram and Gazette, "Its time to start raising money" article by Nancy Sheehan
  • 2007 –" State of the Arts" booklet, Eagle Hill School 40th Anniversary Auction Gala
  • 2005 – Tzarskoselskay Gazette, "Worcester Artist Exhibit", Pushkin Russia
  • 2004 – Pulse Magazine, "Not your traditional home decoration" article by Leon Nigrosh
  • 1999 – Society of Illustrators Annual Student Scholarship Competition
  • 1998 – Art Institute of Boston course catalog

Awards

  • 2016 - Key to the City, Worcester, MA 1999 - Senior Award, Art Institute of Boston Workshops
  • 2011 – Slow Art Day, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
  • 2010 – Slow Art Day, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
  • 2009 – Slow Art Day, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston, MA
  • 1997 – 1999 - Assistant Figure Drawing Instructor, Art Institute of Boston Education
  • 1986-1990 - St. Peter-Marion Central Catholic High School. Received "Award for Excellence in Art"
  • 1994-1998 - Art Institute of Boston, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration with high honors, minor in Fine Arts, recipient of Senior Award for Illustration

Career Related Experience

  • Member – ARC
  • Member – ARTSWorcester