Scott Fraser is one of America’s leading realist still life painters. He is celebrated for his extraordinary technical precision, humorous subject matter, and strongly balanced compositions. His process is labor intensive, and he is dedicated to the integrity of observational painting, meaning his works take months to complete. Inspired by art history, Fraser mixes a classical approach to painting with contemporary subject matter and innovative compositions. He incorporates historical vanitas symbols and juxtaposes them with whimsical found objects like flying goldfish, matchboxes, and popcorn. Fraser establishes a key interplay between classic and modern art, the progression or realism, and the distinct vernacular of still life painting.
Fraser’s most recent solo show, Outside the Box, was shown at Jenkins Johnson Gallery in 2013. His work hangs in museums throughout the country, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Denver Art Museum; The Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa; The Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, New York; Kansas City Art Institute; and the Evansville Museum of Arts and Sciences, Indiana.