Born:San Francisco, CA, 1964
William Scott is a self-taught artist who graphically renders his imagined public and private worlds with remarkable accuracy and meticulous detail. William draws, paints, sculpts and re-builds his native San Francisco in search of the elusive “normal life,” one of Baptist-sermon ideals and gleaming, safe, artistically franchised city centers. San Francisco re-emerges as “Praise Frisco,” a place where William’s public longing for wholesome, peaceful interactions take place within re-developed idealized neighborhood landmarks. With ardent enthusiasm and a confident line the artist questions the hard edge that contemporary city life often creates, and offers us a convincing glimpse of an alternative future.