Scott Matthew Gordley

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Associate Professor, Art and Design

Calcia Hall 213
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BFA:Bowling Green State University
BFA:Ringling School of Art
MFA:Tufts University
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Scott Gordley
25 Moss St., Pawcatuck, CT 06379
860 460 2848
Scott Gordley graduated with an MFA from Tufts University. He is currently a Professor of Fine Arts at Montclair State University. He began his career in New York illustrating for clients including Time, Esquire, Reader's Digest, Newsday, Spy, Morrow Publishing, Viking Penguin, Saatchi & Saatchi International, the London Times, and Ogilvy & Mather. He has received awards from the Society of Illustrators, the Silvermine Foundation and Print Magazine to name but a few. His work appears in many public and private collections and has been exhibited in solo and group shows throughout the United States and Austria. In 1999 a retrospective of his work was held at the Avenida de Los Artistas Gallery in Vienna and his work was included in an international exchange exhibition with Kunstlerbund Graz in Austria in December of 2003. In Febuary of 2004 he was one of 40 artists selected by New Yorker critic Peter Schjeldahl to participate in the exhibition ?Critical Mass,? in conjunction with Virginia Commonwealth University. Mr. Gordley had 2 exhibitions open in New York City in the summer of 2004, participated in the American Exhibition at the Museum of American Illustration in NYC in the fall of 2004 and was recently honored by inclusion both The Society of Illustrators 48th Annual American Illustration exhibition and in the American Illustration anthology: Best Of American Illustration to be published in the fall of 2005. Mr. Gordley will be part of the traveling exhibition Family opening at Florida State University in the spring of 2006 and will be lecturing at the International Conference on the Arts at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland in August 2006.

In 1998 Gordley was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts grant in conjunction with the Connecticut Commission on the Arts to produce a documentary on the civil rights movement entitled Voices of Change with participation from Julian Bond, chairman of the NAACP and the Reverend Jessie Jackson. The video was most recently shown at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is in the permanent collection of The American Soviet Theater Initiative in Moscow, the Swedish Royal Theater, HUD headquarters in Washington DC, Ringling School of Art, and the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. His portrait commissions include Admiral Douglas Teeson, United States Coast Guard Academy, Ms. Edith Oliver, famed theater critic for New York magazine, Admiral Thomas Matteson, United States Merchant Marine Academy, Mr. Lloyd Richards, former Dean of Yale Reparatory Theater and Tony Award winning Broadway Director, and Madonna for Esquire magazine.

In addition to painting Mr.Gordley is a talented saxophonist appearing on numerous recordings with jazz & blues artists such as Little Anthony, Johnny MacLeod, and the Gamma Rays. He has played at the House of Blues with artists Susan Tedeschi, Ronnie Earl, Michele Wilson and blues legend Weepin' Willie, and has played venues throughout the Northeast with artists including blues great Johnny ?Clyde? Copeland and Shameika Copeland. He currently plays with Rattle Head recording artists Erik Narwhal & the Manatees when not touring with his own jazz trio: the Scott Gordley Trio.