Golden Key Prints (Scott Holford)

Studio

Philadelphia, PA

Examples of all work available upon request.

Prints

Archived Works

Artist's Biography

Scott Holford is a practicing artist and art educator in the Philadelphia region. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking with a Teaching Certification from Tyler School of Art in 2011, and a Master of Education from Cabrini University in 2016. He is the sole proprietor of Golden Key Prints, a business he started in 2016. Under GKP, Scott participates in local art shows and festivals. Scott uses a variety of printmaking techniques in his work, most notably etching and screenprinting.

Artist's Statement

I am a printmaker. I enjoy working with my hands to create pieces of art that reflect the tangibility that comes with printmaking, as well as the abstraction that comes with the evolution of an idea. There are multiple meanings that can be found and interpreted throughout my body of work because, as with all things, there is never one right answer. Printmaking forces me to confront this issue by the making of multiples born from a single image, each serving as a relic of the event. Most artists commit themselves to an idea, often drafting several times before a rendition is created. However, in most of my work, the creation of the initial image is the least time-consuming portion of this process. Instead, I bide my time in its replication. I find it to be a more honest way of making work, complete only when imperfections are included.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2018
Featured Artist of the Month, nice things... handmade, Philadelphia, PA

Featured Artist of the Month, Art on the Hill, Souderton, PA

Featured Artist of the Month, American Sardine Bar, Philadelphia, PA

30, Earth Bread & Brewery, Philadelphia, PA

2017
Featured Artist of the Month, Wissahickon Brewing Company, Philadelphia, PA

Group
2019
The Artist as Educator, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

2018
Second State Press: Prints We Made, The University of the Arts Printmaking Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2017
7th Annual Member Print Exchange, Second State Press, Philadelphia, PA

Fob Holder Show, Second State Press, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2009
Campaign 2 Sustain, AIGA Philly, Ice Box Gallery, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Invitational
2019
InLiquid Benefit, Ice Box Gallery, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2017
Quarter Sheet Challenge, Second State Press, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Exhibitions Curated
2010
Owls in the Temple/The Temple After Dark, Temple Performing Art Center, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Professional Experience

2018 - 2019
Programming Coordinator
Second State Press, Philadelphia, PA

2018 - Present
Sole Proprietor
Printing with a Pint, Philadelphia, PA

2016 - Present
Sole Proprietor
Golden Key Prints, Philadelphia, PA

2012 - Present
Art Teacher, 6-8th grade
Beverly Hills Middle School, Upper Darby School District, Upper Darby, PA

Awards

2018
1st Place, Drawing and Illustration, Chestnut Hill Fall for the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

1st Place, 2D and Illustration, Pennridge Gallery of the Arts, Sellersville, PA

2009
People’s Choice Award, Campaign 2 Sustain, AIGA Philly, Ice Box Gallery, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Commissions

2016
20, 24" x 24", Abstract Woodcuts, Avi Hotel Largo, Largo Town Center, MD

Education

2016
Cabrini University, Radnor, PA
Master of Education with Distinction
Instructional II

2011
Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking
Minor in Art History, Teaching Certification in Art K-12