Curriculum Vitae (word doc)
Scott Nelson Foster received his first instruction in drawing and painting from his uncle,
Roland Giampaoli, and from his grandfather, Will Nelson, while growing up in Boise ID. From them he learned a variety of expressive and tightly controlled watercolor techniques.
Scott later studied with Jonathan Puls and Tyrus Clutter at Northwest Nazarene University. After graduating from Northwest Nazarene University, Scott studied with Chris Terry and Woody Shepherd at Utah State University. While at USU Scott experimented heavily with medieval and renaissance methods of painting, drawing on the experience of his professors and their love of the physical process of painting.
Upon completion of his MFA, Scott joined the faculty at Utah State University as a lecturer and taught a variety of drawing and painting classes—everything from basic drawing and design to figure painting. Scott left Utah in 2010 to take up a post as an assistant professor of studio art at Siena College in upstate New York.