Profile: Scott Grove
Woodworker West|July - August, 2019

Scott Grove of Rochester

Scott Grove of Rochester, NY is a third-generation artist. Spanning 30 years, his body of work includes woodwork and furniture featuring highly figured and radiant veneers, trompe l’oeil carvings, and gem inlays; fiberglass and steel sculptures; architectural reproductions; play spaces; photography; paintings; and much more. While his work is elegant and sophisticated, there is a hint of whimsey that beckons a sense of wonder and a desire to touch each piece. Here is Scott’s story, in his words:

I come from a family of artists and designers, so art has been a part of my life since an early age. As a boy, I played with crayons, markers, pencils, pastels, wire, string, feathers, bones; I built forts with rocks and wood; I drew, I sculpted, I created; I turned everything I could get my hands on into something else. I grew up in a small town along the Hudson River, about an hour north of New York City, and as a kid, it was a thrill to discover the driftwood, shells, bits of glass, and other materials that could be transformed into something new and creative.

After high school, I enrolled at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). While the initial draw was photography, I found myself in a dark room all day and realized that I didn’t want to do that. My final degree was in environmental design with a minor in sculpture, which provided the latitude to take a broad spectrum of design courses.

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