In 2022 Gunnar Olsson, Scott’s gallerist for many years, announced that he had decided to close his gallery at Fredsgatan 12 in Stockholm after 49 years. GSA Gallery has been entrusted to continue the work of managing Scott’s impressive oeuvre which we are very proud of. In the spring of 2023, we will open a large solo exhibition which can be seen as a follow-up to the three exhibitions we previously did with Johan Scott at the gallery in Umeå.
”Scott’s paintings are slow and looking at them takes time, at least if you want to uncover all the layers of mind and material concealed within them. They open up gradually and retain their secret for a long time. On the other hand, we don’t always know about Scott’s paintings. Sometimes they open up like revelations dumbfounding us.”
– Timo Valjakka from the book “Johan Scott”
Johan Scott was born in 1953 in Mariehamn, Åland, and lives and works in Stockholm. Scott was educated at The Royal Institute of Art 1976–81, Stockholm. He has worked as Professor at the The Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm 1997–2007 and as Deputy Vice-Chancellor at The Royal Institute of Art 2002–2007. In 2002, he was elected Member of The Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts. Chairman of The Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts 2018–2021, Prefect of the Department of Performing Arts, Stockholm University of the Arts 2011–2014, Professor Stockholm University of the Arts 2014–2022, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Stockholm University of the Arts 2015–2020 and Deputy Vice-Chancellor Stockholm Academy of the Arts 2020–2022.
His exhibition history is extremely extensive throughout Europe and the U.S. His works are represented in prominent collections in Sweden and internationally such as Moderna Museet, Stockholm, The Gothenburg Museum of Art, Gothenburg, Kiasma, Helsinki and Ateneum, Helsinki.