2022-09-08 Michael Scott and Dr. Brenda Hunda
From Daniel Dugan
Michael Scott studied painting at the Kansas City Art Institute, where he earned his BFA. He was a recipient of the Skowhegan painting fellowship in Skowhegan, Maine, and earned his MFA from the University of Cincinnati in Ohio. His fascination for the West led him to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he currently lives and works. In his earlier work, Scott created elaborate conceptual narratives using the American landscape and the American West as his backdrop, an approach that resulted in numerous gallery and museum exhibitions in cities including New York, New Orleans, Santa Fe, San Francisco, Cincinnati, Kansas City, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC. Scott’s work was included in the 41st Corcoran Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting. It has been featured in several solo and group exhibitions and is the subject of numerous reviews, catalogs, and other publications. America’s Epic Treasures featuring Preternatural by Michael Scott showcases 32 major works in an immersive exhibition inspired by the beauty of natural landscapes and the destructive and rejuvenating nature of the elements: It is on view through January 8, 2023 at Cincinnati Museum Center.
Dr. Brenda Hunda received her B. Sc. with Honors in Paleontology from the University of Alberta in 1997, her M. Sc. in Earth Sciences from the University of Alberta in 1999, and her Ph.D. in Earth Sciences from the University of California, Riverside in 2004. She is currently the Curator of Invertebrate Paleontology at the Cincinnati Museum Center and Adjunct Professor at the University of Cincinnati. Her position includes exhibit design, educational programming development, community outreach in the form of lectures and workshops, curating the largest collection of Upper Ordovician fossils in the world, developing a scientific research program that includes international travel, and playing in the one of the highest diversity fossil sea bottoms in North America. She is the curator of record of America’s Epic Treasures featuring Preternatural by Michael Scott.
Visiting Artist Lecture Series with assistance from the Agnes Croll Blackburne Visiting Artist and Scholars Fund and the Elise Zeller Sauer Fund for Fine Arts