Peter Scala

"The compositions
are satisfying in
proportion and
witty, challenging,
and provocative
in content."
The Island
Colombo, Sri Lanka
April 7, 1993

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PETER SCALA

843-225-3313

scala207@yahoo.com

Between 1981 and 2014, I traveled, lived and painted in Zanzibar, Tanzania, Djibouti, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Bangladesh, Angola, Calcutta, India, and Charleston, SC. I am a surrealist painter. I create from my experiences and thoughts. My work presents my surrealist perception of them.

 

 

   

One-Person Shows:

 

 

2011

“Ramblings”, Greenway Studio, Charleston, SC

   
2009 "Birds, Cats and Others", Rick Rhodes Gallery, Charleston, SC
 

"Fantasy", Saul Alexander Gallery, Charleston, SC

 

"6", North Charleston Arts Festival, SC

 

 

2008 EVOs, North Charleston, SC
   

2007

“My Mind Projected On a Flat Surface”, Juried show, North Charleston City Gallery, SC

“My Mind Projected On a Flat Surface”, Hatfield 2 Fine Art, Charleston, SC

   

2005

Solo Exhibition, Hatfield II Gallery, Charleston SC

   

2003

A Surrealist's Safari, Fine Art Collector, Charleston SC

 

 

2003

SURREALISM, “I do not seek, I find”, Juried Show, North Charleston City Gallery, SC

   

1993

706 Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka

 

 

   

Group Exhibitions:

   

2014

“Inspire to Create: Create to Inspire”, North Charleston Artist Guild Show.

 

Art Buzz Collection, Grand Prize Winner

 

Judged Fine Art Exhibition, Third Place, Oils, North Charleston Arts Festival Show, SC

   

2013

Art Buzz Collection, 2nd place Oils

 

44th Annual River Road Juried Show, Baton Rouge, LA

 

Juried Fine Art Exhibition, Honorable Mention Oils, North Charleston Arts Festival, SC.

 

South Carolina Arts Commission, Juried Gala Show

 

“Biennale” Juried Show, Art League of Hilton Head Island, Honorable Mention, oils

 

Will’s Creek Survey, Cumberland, MD

 

 

2012

Juried Fine Arts Exhibition, Second Place Oils, North Charleston 2012 Arts Festival, SC

 

10th Annual Color: Bold/Subtle Juried Online International Art Exhibition, Upstream People’s Gallery.com

   

2011

Dimension 2011, National Juried Show, Associated Artists of Winston Salem, NC

   

2009

Dimension 2009, National Juried Show, Associated Artists of Winston Salem, NC

   

2008

Spring Festival Art Walk, North Charleston, SC
“Metamorphosis”, Olde North Charleston Village Show, North Charleston, SC

North Charleston Art Walk, North Charleston, SC

South of Broadway Group Show, North charleston, SC

   

2007

51st Annual Member Exhibition, Charleston Artist Guild, Honorable Mention, Charleston, SC

Invitational Show, Olde North Charleston Merchants Association, North Charleston, SC

A Seasonal Fine Art Gallery, Olde North Charleston, SC

"Summer Dreams", South of Broadway, Group Show, North Charleston, SC

Invitational Show, Olde North Charleston Merchants Association, North Charleston, SC

 

 

2006

First Federal 22nd Annual People's Choice Art Exhibit,
Honorable Mention, Charleston SC

Invitational Show, Olde North Charleston Merchants Association, North Charleston SC

   

2005

Mercy & Co., Interior Designs, Charleston SC

Invitational Show, Olde North Charleston Merchants Association,
North Charleston SC

 

 

2004

"Nexus of Dreams", Amsterdam Whitney International Fine Art, Chelsea, New York, NY

Juried Art Exhibition, Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Charleston SC

Invitational Show, Olde North Charleston Merchants Association, North Charleston, SC

 

 

2003

Charleston Artist Guild Gallery, Charleston South Carolina

Charleston City Gallery, Charleston South Carolina

First Federal People's Choice Art Exhibit, Charleston, South Carolina

"Industrial Strength", Charleston, South Carolina

 

 

 
Professional Memberships:
 

Founding and Exhibiting Member, North Charleston Artist Guild, SC

   
 

Exhibiting Member, Art League of Hilton Head Island, SC

 

Exhibiting Member, Associated Artists of Winston-Salem, NC

 

Exhibiting Member, Charleston Artists Guild

 

Society of Tempera Painters




Allied Artists of America, Inc.

 

 

Awards and Honors:

2014

Art Buzz Published Collection, Grand Prize, Oils

North Charleston Arts Festival, 2nd Prize, Oils

   

2013

44th Annual River Road Juried Show, Baton Rouge, LA

Will’s Creek Survey, Cumberland, MD


2012


Judged Fine Arts Exhibition, North Charleston 2012 Arts Festival, Second Place, SC


2007


Lowcountry Quarterly Arts Grant, South Carolina Arts Commission

51st Annual Member Exhibition, Charleston Artist Guild, Honorable Mention, Charleston, SC

   

2006

First Federal 22nd Annual People’s Choice Art Exhibit, Honorable Mention, Charleston, SC

   

2005

Featured Artist, “The Gallery Guide”, Charleston, South Carolina

 

 

 

Commissions:

 

2007

Painting, 30th Anniversary, Robert Ivey Ballet, Charleston, SC

   
News Items
 

“…There were a number of new people with works in the show this year and a lot of the same people. I was glad to see Peter Scala had work in the Oils category. He won 2nd Place in Oils. His style does stand out from a lot of artists and I was glad to see that the judge agreed with my taste in art.”,Tom Starland, Carolina Arts Unleashed; A Trip to the 2012 North Charleston Arts Festival in North Charleston, SC.
“…Scala has traveled extensively throughout Africa and Asia; which is a firm inspiration in many of his paintings. In this array called, Ramblings, Scala renders his paintings in egg tempera and oil paints, delicately applying multiple layers of color, resulting in a chatoyant and dream-like display.”, Carolina Arts Unleashed, September, 2011.

“Scala’s work is not typical to the Charleston area. Back in June of 2009 in a blog posting I did about an exhibit he had at the Charleston County Public Library I referenced his work as – a taste of old world modern art…”, Tom Starland,Carolina Arts Unleashed; First Park Circle Studio and House Tour, 2010.
"...festival goer looking for art offering will find a taste of that old world or better yet, worldly art, at the Saul Alexander Foundation Gallery at the Main Branch of the Charleston county Public Library...in downtown Charleston. the exhibit "Fantasy", features works by local artist, Peter Scala...
"Scala... a self-taught surrealist painter, who was influenced by Pablo Picasso and Joan Miro. He was raised in Greenwich Village, in New York City, where his father Victor Scala was a cubist artist. His father shared studio space with the abstract expressionist, Franz Kline. Peter also credits his early interest in art with classes spent with Margot A. Gregor. Between 1981 and 2002, Peter Scala traveled, lived and painted in some of the world's most exotic locals in Africa and Asia including Zanzibar, Tanzania, Djibouti, Sir Lanka, Bangladesh, Angola, and Calcutta, India.
If you're looking for something different - this show delivers..."
Carolina Arts Unleashed http://carolinaarts.com/wordpress/
Tom Starland, Editor/Publisher of Carolina Arts
"Peter Scala's paintings are a delightful blend of intellectual whimsy and professional skill .... He is a sophisticate with a body of work full of humor and pain. No one else in contemporary Charleston's artistic circle is painting with such a nimble imagination and sure professional touch" Denny Stiles
The Gallery Guide, Charleston, SC, pages 27-28, Fall 2005
"Scala's sketch journal a source of inspiration" Dottie Ashley
Post and Courier, Charleston, SC May 1, 2005
"A 20 year retrospective of Peter Scala's surrealist-style paintings is on exhibit for the first time in the United States..." Dottie Ashley
Post and Courier, Charleston, SC June 22, 2003

"Searching for Answers" Catherine Brennan
Post and Courier Preview, Charleston, SC September 25, 2003
"The compositions are satisfying in proportion and witty, challenging and provocative in content, making stimulating viewing." Alison Humphrey
The Island, Colombo, Sri Lanka April 7, 1993
""Peter Scala-portrait of an introspective artist" Alfreda de Silva
The Sunday Times, Colombo Sri Lanka, March 21, 1993
"Uncommon Art, Sri Lanka's egg tempera exponent" Rajpal Abeynayake
Sunday Observer, Colombo, Sri Lanka March 28, 1993

 

2014

Juror, Annual Artist Show, Art Loft, Bishop Gadsden, Charleston, SC

   

2012

Juror, Annual Artist Show, Art Loft, Bishop Gadsden, Charleston, SC

   

2011

Juror, Artist Guild Annual Exhibition, Summerville, SC

   

1990

Curator - US Information Agency's Exhibit of Contemporary Modern American Artists, Birla Art Academy, Calcutta, India

 
   
 

Collections:

 

Private collections in Ottawa, Kingston/Ontario Paris, Rome, Sydney, Atlanta,GA, Charleston,Greenwood Spartanburg, Summerville/SC Carey/Greenville,NC, , New York, Orlando,FL Seattle,WA Washington,DC

 

 

Gallery Representation

The Walter Greer Gallery, Art League of Hilton Head, SC

Associated Artists of Winston-Salem, NC

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