Scott Wolniak is a multidisciplinary artist who’s work in drawing, painting, sculpture and video explores ontological questions rooted in everyday life. Labor intensive craft and humble materials are utilized, along with a combination of manual and automated techniques, to create hybrid forms that blur distinctions between found and made. Recent projects have explored the relationship of damage and beauty, with on-going themes such as humor and the sublime, nature, geology, phenomenology, metaphysics, the apocalypse and relentless positivity.
Wolniak has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Cultural Center; Hyde Park Art Center, Valerie Carberry Gallery, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, Peres Projects, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, 65Grand, and Judith Racht Gallery, among others. His work has been reviewed in ArtForum, Art in America and Art News, and featured in New American Paintings.
Wolniak received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1995, and MFA from the School of Art and Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago in 2002.