15/10/2021 - 30/12/2021

Retrospective - Painting & Sculpture

William Scott

Studio Voltaire reopens with a major exhibition of William Scott – the first significant survey of the artist’s prolific 30–year practice.

This expansive exhibition of over 80 paintings, drawings and sculptures, from the early 1990s to present, includes a number of previously unexhibited works. The exhibition is accompanied by a series of works presented in the public realm in the local area around Studio Voltaire.

While deeply rooted in personal history, Scott’s paintings address wider questions of citizenship, community and cultural memory. His portraits of predominantly black figures encompass actors, musicians, politicians and civil rights leaders – from Prince, Oprah Winfrey and Maya Angelou to Barack Obama and Kamala Harris – as well as self-portraits, family members, his neighbours and women from the Baptist church he has attended since childhood.

This exhibition will be the first ever solo presentation outside of the US and will travel to Malmö Konsthall, Sweden in 2022.


Clapham 1a Nelsons Row, SW4 7JR