Meet Scott Laumann: Ruminate's Artist-in-Residence

by Brianna Van Dyke May 30, 2014

Ruminate is thrilled to announce that Scott Laumann is serving as our first Ruminate Artist-in-Residence. We invited Scott to join us in the Ruminate Barn to share studio space and share ideas and inspiration. It has been a pleasure working alongside Scott, and we're thrilled to introduce him and his work to you all.

We'll be hosting a reception for Scott on June 28th at 7 pm in the Ruminate Barn (1041 N. Taft Hill Rd., Ft. Collins, 80521). Scott's artwork and prints will be on display, and he will be donating a percentage of all sales to Ruminate. We hope to see you there!

p.s. below are some images of the Ruminate Barn with Scott's studio set-up and artwork in it, including the hot pink tumbleweed!

Scott writes: "Having originally become discontent with creating in a "single style," I have learned to let ideas dictate the direction of my work,  where one project informs another, often concurrently.  This project-by-project approach creates an overlapping narrative and process, allowing me to continuously learn about myself and my direct environment.

I am interested in frameworks that exists beyond what is visual: those present in nature, behavior and human physiology.  My most recent work investigates patterns through process — those resulting from repetitive action and ritual, specifically created by natural means over time. It is my aim to respond to these patterns, limiting my own identity and hand in the work.  My approach has focused increasingly on transience and change and less on the finished object, which has led me to experiment with multiple disciplines including working directly on specific natural sites, painting, ink block printing, video, installation and "drawing" with found elements.

Since the mid-1990's, I have completed numerous commissions for Time, Rolling Stone, Reader's Digest, GQ, the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Dow Jones, the Grammy Awards, Warner Brothers and Netscape, among others.  Over the past decade, I have lived and worked in Spain, Philadelphia, Orange County, Minnesota, San Diego, Germany, and San Francisco and have exhibited in several galleries in the U.S. and abroad.

I live in Fort Collins, Colorado, with my wife Alicia and daughter Paloma. (For now)." For more info, visit Scott's website.

Brianna Van Dyke
Brianna Van Dyke


Brianna Van Dyke is the founder and editor-in-chief of Ruminate. She loves Annie Dillard, the ocean, encouraging others, and barbeques along the Poudre River. Brianna lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, with her husband and their two children on a working CSA farm. She also enjoys leading retreats in the Ruminate Barn and taking retreats, too.

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