Scott Offen

MFA ’24 Photography

Hidden Grace is a semi- fictional portrait of an elusive older woman who inhabits an unfamiliar world. She exists in fragments, shadows, and patterns. The mysterious wilderness, of which she is a part, is as inscrutable as she. Neither are fully accessible to the viewer. She has ventured from the ordinary world to live in ways unavailable here. We cannot follow her idiosyncratic path. We can only admire her courage.

This collaborative body of work was created over seven years, during an ongoing forty-three-year relationship. While performative, these images reflect the wildernesses and quests we have traveled together.

Scott Offen (b.1960, Boston, MA), is an East Coast artographer whose work has been exhibited across the United States and prominently featured online. Scott holds a BFA (2020) from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. He was selected as a finalist for the Critical Mass top 200 Photolucida award in 2021. Offen’s work has been exhibited at Panopticon Gallery, Aviary Gallery, the Griffin Museum Juried Members Show, the Photographic Resource Center Student Exhibition, and the Chandler Emerging Artist Exhibition among others. His work is in the collection of the Griffin Museum.