Bosphorus Strait, Painting on paper, 2011
John Scofield is and artist and designer. His Folding Music Stand is in the permanent Design Collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York. His work has been published and reviewed in Arts, Design Times, Elle Decor, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Metropolis, New York Times, Progressive Architecture, Traditional Home, Vogue and other publications.
Selected Public Collections
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA.
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA.
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.
Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT.
Education and Training
1995 Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture; Ancient Furniture.
1975-78 Studio assistant to Robert Motherwell.
1972-73 Apprentice to Wendell Castle under a Lewis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant.
1970-72 Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, School for American Craftsmen.
Scofield working with Robert Motherwell, 1978.
Folding Music Stand, Max Lang Gallery group design show, NYC, 2006
" ...when it folds it doesn't become a tube, it becomes a plane. But then who cares, since it is so elegant?"
Emilio Ambasz, architect and designer, Progressive Architecture
" ...I think this is just a superb piece. It's very lean and elegant and lyrical."
Coy Howard, architect, P/A
" ...It is a terribly beautiful thing, terribly slender, very graceful. It has such a balletic quality to it with that curved leg."
Kenneth Frampton, architectural historian, P/A
" ...His pieces create and traverse their own landscapes, all the while negotiating their own wider field of references."
Akiko Busch, author and design critic, Metropolis
" ...John Scofield approaches furniture as sculpture. He revivifies dead metaphors, turning once again legs of chairs and tables into their zoomorphic counterparts, as in his Equestrian Bench."
Robert Hobbs, art historian
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