As a multi-media artist Scotts work studies two unique concepts that use a multitude of different materials. In his glasswork Scott depicts landscapes of forgotten spaces, spaces that were once vibrant and new but have since decomposed back into the landscape they came from. Through the continuous layering of different objects and planes within the landscapes, the images he creates leave a sense of recognition for the viewer. The landscapes seem familiar to them, a place they may have been before, but are also slowly disappearing, like how a memory fades over time. These pieces are created by combining glass, copper, and enamel into 2D paintings through a variety of processes including drawing, silk-screening, and engraving.
In Scotts video based installations he portrays his internal sense of space, built up from memories, daydreams, and other cognitive thoughts. This space is depicted through interactive installations that require active participation from his audience in order to fully view the work. Scott uses video projection on both LCD TVs and through digital projectors, but chooses to break the traditional format for viewing by projecting on other objects, rotating the TVs up, down and around, and by incorporating the TVs and projections within larger built environments. This reformatting of the traditional viewing screen within his installations allows the viewer a glimpse into this distorted, dream-like space.
Scott Goss received his MFA in Crafts from Kent State University in 2014 and his BFA in Glass from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2006. Currently he is an Adjunct Professor at Kent State University in both the Glass and Foundations Departments.