Iris Scott became a social media sensation, and now she’s on the verge of selling out her Chelsea gallery show.
In 2010, painter Iris Scott was living in Taiwan and feeling a little bit lazy. Her latest oil painting was almost complete, but all her brushes were stained and she didn’t want to clean them. Instead, Scott decided to use her fingertips to put the finishing touches on the canvas. It was a decision that changed the course of her career.
“I hated finger painting as a child, because I was like, ‘dammit, that’s not realistic enough,’” Scott admitted, speaking to artnet News at a preview of her upcoming New York solo show, “Ritual in Pairing,” with Filo Sofi Arts at the High Line Nine. “I did not like messes.”

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