Scot Cotterell was born in Victoria, Australia in 1979 and holds an MFA from the University of Tasmania School of Art. Scot is a nationally renowned young inter-disciplinary artist known for his works concerned with the experience of mediated environments. Hi swork uses mixtures of sound, video, images and objects in gallery and live contexts to create experiences that reflect upom cultural phenomena.
Scot has chaired Hobart's influential Artist-Run Space Inflight, sat on the boards of Contemporary Art Services Tasmania, The Plimsoll Gallery Committee, and the advisory panel for We Are Here International Artist-Run Initiative Symposium. Scot has been state representative for the Electro-Fringe festival and has written commissioned essays and reviews for Cyclic Defrost, Devonport Regional Gallery and Wyndham Regional Gallery.
Scot has curated exhibitions and releases for CAST Gallery, Boiler Room: National Improvisation Laboratory and the Academy Gallery UTAS, and co-curated exhibitions at BUS Gallery, The Plimsoll Gallery and Inflight ARI. Scot was nominated for the QANTAS Foundation Contemporary Arts Award and the Alice Springs Art Prize and awarded the Shotgun 2010 commission by Detached Cultural Foundation and CAST, a Sound Travellers national touring grant, and several State and National funding opportunities through the Australia Council for the Arts and Arts Tasmania including projects in the Netherlands, Germany and Spain.
Scot has also received the Jim Bacon Foundation Honours Scholarship and Australian Post-Graduate Award Scholarship and a Gordon Darling Foundation professional development grant. Cotterell's work has been performed and exhibited nationally and internationally.