The Polk Museum of Art will present a collection of Scott Reed’s recent vibrant, large-scale acrylic paintings on loose canvas, as well as his delicate, atmospheric monoprints. Although he assigns his works whimsical or curious titles, such as Damn, Arriving At A Party Late With A Frog Still On My Head and After Cadabra, his works are fully non-representational and are intended to be mysterious and surprising. Reed’s painting and printmaking process is concerned with shared control; he is willing to allow his paint or ink to dictate the path toward the resolution of an image.
Reed is a Lakeland native who is currently associate professor of art at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. He attended Polk Community College in Winter Haven and then received his Bachelor of Arts degree in painting from the University of South Florida in Tampa. Reed then went on to receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in printmaking from Southwest Missouri State University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design. His works have been collected and exhibited nationwide as well as in Europe and Asia.