Scott Gorham

Scott Gorham motions with his hands in front of a green background. He has glasses and wears a black shirt.

MA Arts Politics Class of 2021

BFA Sculpture, School of the Art of Chicago; MFA Spatial Art, San Jose State University; MFA Digital Media Art, San Jose State University

Scott Gorham is an installation, performance, and new media artist from Chicago. His site specific projects combine light, video, and sculpture to investigate relationships between built environments and the body. He explores moments of cultural evolution, focusing on the transitions between analog to digital, and natural to synthetic. Creating in a space where fantasy meets reality, Gorham employs mechanisms of nightlife and club culture to reimagine empty rooms and everyday places. 

Gorham has exhibited internationally in venues ranging from the Tech Museum of Innovation and ZERO1 (San Jose, California), Twitter Headquarters and the de Young Museum (San Francisco, California), to the Debonair Social Club (Chicago, Illinois), ARQ (Sydney, Australia), and the Edinburgh College of Art (Edinburgh, Scotland). He has given artist talks and visiting artist presentations at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the University of Edinburgh, and Apple for San Francisco Design Week.