Associate Professor of Art; Chair of the Art Department
Office: Art Center
Education: BFA, Boise State University, 1996; MFA, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2000. At SPU since 2012.
Scott Kolbo has been teaching at Seattle Pacific University since 2012 and has been working professionally in Washington state since 2000. He participates in a number of local arts organizations and collaborates with several other artists in the region on a variety of projects. He has exhibited his work in a variety of local, national, and international venues such as Whitman College, Notre Dame, Washington State University, Oklahoma State University, and galleries in Mexico and South Korea. He was awarded a NEW Grant to work with visiting artists in printmaking in 2004, and while at SPU, he has successfully pursued several other grants focused on bringing visiting artists to campus.
His research interests revolve around the study of culture, aesthetics, literature, film, and contemporary art. In his studio art work, he is interested in the incorporation of new technologies into traditional art making strategies and the mixing together of elements from high and low culture.
At SPU, Mr. Kolbo supervises the Foundations curriculum and teaches courses in printmaking, drawing, and new media.