Scott Lang is a Glaswegian artist who still lives and works in the city. Having grown up in one of Glasgow’s housing schemes, he uses spray paint, stencils and photomontage to explore the intrinsic link between this and his own sense of identity. His work deals with themes such as cultural identity, the oppressive brutalist architecture prevalent in the city's schemes, stereotypes and gang culture.
Since gaining his B.A (Hons.) Degree from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design he has worked with the London-based artist collaboration of kennardphillipps, playing a key role in their exhibition Here Comes Everybody at Stills Gallery during the Edinburgh International Arts Festival 2015. Here Comes Everybody was then shown in the Travelling Gallery in the Spring of 2016. During these exhibitions he helped kennardphillipps run the War on War room, a workshop space engaging with the local community and community groups. Community engagement has become an essential aspect of his artistic practice, leading workshops with groups including adults with learning disabilities at Project Ability in Glasgow and various school groups. Scott's solo exhibition Schementality was held at Project Ability. He has also shown work in various group exhibitions.
2013-2015- B.A (Hons.) Degree in Visual Arts from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, at Glasgow Kelvin College
2012-2013- HND Visual Arts at North Glasgow College
2012- HNC Portfolio Preparation at City of Glasgow College
08-10/2018- 40 Years of the Travelling Gallery Exhibition at the City Arts Centre, Edinburgh International Arts Festival 2018- one work exhibited.
05-06/2018- Paisley Art Institute 130th Annual Exhibition at Paisley Museum and Art Gallery- two works exhibited.
11/2017- The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts 154th Open Annual Exhibition at the Mitchell Library, Glasgow- one work exhibited.
10-11/2017- Scottish Drawing Competition, Paisley Arts Institute at Paisley Museum and Art Gallery- two works exhibited.
08/2017- Artobotic- selling miniature pieces of work, made specifically for Artobotic. Sold from specialist vending machines across various locations in Edinburgh as part of Edinburgh International Arts Festival 2017.
03- 05/2016- Here Comes Everybody- kennardphillipps and Scott Lang, Travelling Gallery. A condensed version of the exhibition from Stills Gallery.
12/2015- Food to Go- Project Ability. Group exhibition- two works exhibited.
08- 10/2015- Here Comes Everybody- Stills Gallery, Edinburgh. Exhibition of work by kennardphillipps as part of Edinburgh International Arts Festival 2015, featuring many pieces of my work.
08/2015- Schementality- solo exhibition at Project Ability's Gallery, Glasgow
06/2015- Degree Show- exhibition of final works by B.A (Hons.) Degree students at Glasgow Kelvin College.
2014- N2NW- end of year show for 3rd year students at Glasgow Kelvin College.
2014- Aye-right- exhibition of post-it note art celebrating a big year for Scotland. Curated by 3rd year students on the B.A (Hons.) degree course in Visual Arts at Glasgow Kelvin College. Contributions from all over the world, and from primary school kids to established artists.
2013- 18Sixty- end of year show for HND students at North Glasgow College.
Community Engagement Projects and Workshops
12/2017- 05/2018- Delivering workshops to 3rd year pupils at Whitehill Secondary School, Dennistoun, with the aim of creating a mural on one of the school’s exterior walls. The theme was divisions which exist within Glasgow, that the pupils had experienced, and overcoming them.
11/2017- 01/2018- St. Denis’ and Golfhill Primary Schools, Dennistoun. Delivering workshops to the pupils of both schools with the aim of both making a piece of work representing their pupils, which would then be gifted to the other school. This was to commemorate the schools working together for the first time with Sense Over Sectarianism, which also funded the project.
07- 08/2017- Delivering workshops at The Barony Chambers, Kirkintilloch as part of Project Ability’s outreach program for East Dunbartonshire council’s social work department. The participants were all young adults with learning disabilities who attend social work services. These workshops covered several printmaking techniques as well as some ceramic work.
06- 07/2017- Assisting one of the Aspire artists from Project Ability who had been given a six-week residency at Platform, Glasgow. Edward’s brief was to make work in response to the building and the people who used it. Edward made many sketches around the building. He then used his sketches to make several paintings which were exhibited at The Bridge in October as part of their Made in Easterhouse exhibition, celebrating ten years of Platform.
02- 06/2017- Leading a collaborative workshop with 1st year students from Glasgow Kelvin College and Aspire artists from Project Ability. We made work on the theme of Scottish identity, hoping to exhibit at the Festival Interceltique de Lorient 2016 in Brittany, France. Unfortunately, the work wasn’t selected but the group still had a great time making it.
11/05/2016- 02/2017- Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts Making Connections project. Working with primary school children to create artworks for an exhibition at the Kelly Gallery, Glasgow.
03- 05/2016- War on War Room- Various locations. Workshops being led by kennardphillipps and I, in conjunction with the ‘Here Comes Everybody’ exhibition in the Travelling Gallery. Works produced in the workshops became a part of the exhibition.
08/2015- War on War Room- St. James Shopping Centre, Edinburgh. A workshop space run in conjunction with the ‘Here Comes Everybody’ exhibition at Stills Gallery. Run by kennardphillipps and I, the War on War Room engaged with local community groups and the general public to create artworks which became part of the exhibition at Stills.
03/2015- Led a photomontage workshop for a supported learning class at Glasgow Kelvin College.
2014- Chirnsyde Primary Project-A group of 3rd year students who created a mosaic mural and three large steel sculptures for Chirnsyde Primary school in Milton, Glasgow, to mark the 60th anniversary of the school opening.
2014- present date - Voluntary work at Project Ability.
05/2016- ReSearch residency at Project Ability. A month long residency allowing me to develop ideas and make new work in a space within Project Ability’s studios.