F. Scott Hess
Artist & Associate Professor, Laguna College of Art + Design, MFA & BFA Programs

F. Scott Hess grew up in a small Wisconsin town, graduating from the UW-Madison in 1977. He lived in Vienna in 1978 to 1984, attending the Academy of Fine Arts. In 1979 Hess had his first solo exhibition in Vienna, quickly followed by exhibitions in Austria, Germany and France. In 1984 Hess moved to his current home of Los Angeles. His work is included in public collections around the world, and he is a recipient of the WESTAF award, a J. Paul Getty Museum Fellowship, and a National Endowment for the Arts Visual Arts Fellowship. His massive six-year project, The Paternal Suit, opened in 2012 at the Halsey Institute in Charleston, SC, and travels to the Mobile Museum of Art (2013) and the Long Beach Museum of Art (2014). Hess is represented by Hirschl and Adler Modern in New York and Koplin Del Rio Gallery in Los Angeles.

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