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Scott Gillis was born in Kenmore, NY and grew up in North Tonawanda; near Buffalo and Niagara Falls, and Baldwinsville; near Syracuce, NY. He went to a community college and then two years at Syracuse University, graduating with a BA degree in art. In the late 70’s he moved to New York.
  He worked early on as an illustrator for Esquire, The NY Times, Rolling Stone, New York Magazine, Raw Magazine, The Village Voice, The New Yorker, and many more publications and worked for a few years for illustrators Julian Allen and Robert Grossman. He did some comics for Dark Horse Comics with writer Jeff Demos and did a graphic novel for Neon Lit called Perdita Durango, by Barry Gifford. His last project was a book called In The Dust Zone teaming up with author  Maggie Dubris. Scott also art directed a rap video staring Miss Melody, directed by Darnell Martin. He is also working on his own illustrated books.
  In the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, living downtown in Manhattan; music, the clubs, and making music became important to him and played guitar in a few bands; ‘Broadway’ and ‘Konk’ being two of them.
Konk’s music has been put on a CD  anthology on London’s SoulJazz Records, and has been included in
New York, New Music 1980  1984, an exhibition at the Museum for New York City. In 2019, a definitive three vinyl disc album set named The Magic Force Of Konk  1981 - 1988, was released by London label Futurismo
  Scott was also part owner in a bar in the East Village and a restaurant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
   He has traveled in Europe, Japan, Columbia, S.A. and China
  Now, he keeps studying art and this web site has some of the last few year’s work on it. His paintings and drawings have been exhibited in The United States, Japan, Amsterdam, Australia, France and Belgium.
2019  Konk honored at Museum Of The City of New York. 'New York, New Music 1980 - 1986

2016 4 Heads Governors Island Art Fair
2015  Andre Zarre GalleryArt Gallery, Chelsea Internationla Competition
2013  Woodstock Museum of American Art  Far and Wide Regional Group Show
          4 Heads Governors Island Art Fair
2012  4 Heads Governors Island Art Fair
2011  Woodstock Museum of American Art   Far and Wide Regional Group Show 
2011   Art Students League group show, 30 Artists \ 30 Years, New York City
2010   Art Students League group show, New York City
2009   Blue Mountain Center studio show. Blue Mountain, New York
2005   Jonathan Levine Gallery ... Sometimes I Just Want A Hug, , New York, NY
          Outrageous Look Gallery, ... Good Bye Exclusive World, group show,
          Williamsburg, Brooklyn
          Outrageous Look Gallery, ... Pr*nc*ss, group show, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
2004   CBGB Gallery, ... Proof, group show, New York, NY
          CBGB Gallery, Further Proof, group show New York, NY
1997   Limbo Gallery, solo show, New York, NY
1991   Pere-Loren Gallery, solo show, New York, NY
          Industria, instalation, New York, NY
          Pere-Loren Gallery, ...The Refrigerator Magnet Show, New York, NY
1990   Life Cafe, solo show, New York, NY
1989   Tower Gallery, ...Benefit Exhibition For 5 Minutes Of Infamy, , New York, NY
1988   Tower Gallery, ...Black-White-Color, New York, NY
           Tower Gallery, ...Layers of Meaning, New York, NY
1987  Tower Gallery, group show, New York, NY
         Galerie Lambier, Raw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
          School 33Art Center, Baltimore, Maryland
          Simon Cerigo Gallery, group show, New York, NY
1986   Simon Cerigo Gallery, solo show, New York, NY
          Simon Cerigo Gallery, November, New York, NY
          Limbick Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
          Greathouse Gallery, New York, NY
          George Patton Gallery, Melbourne University, Melbourne, Australia
           Simon Cerigo Gallery,Paper, New York, NY
          Greathouse Gallery, New York, NY
1985   Simon Cerigo Gallery, New York, NY
          Mori Gallery, Sydney, Austrailia
          Greathouse Gallery, Myth, New York, NY
1984   Fucchetti Burk Gallery, New York, NY
1983   Seibu Department Store, Raw New York, Tokyo, Japan
special projects
2015   Storyboards for Beyonce film project with Darnell Martin as director
2011   Wins the The Sam Spanier Award Honorable Mention at WAAM... 
           the Woodstock American Art Museum... Far and Wide Exhibit
2010   Illustrated ‘In The Dust Zone’, co-created with Maggie Dubris
2009   Accepted at Blue Mountain Center artist residence in the
          New York state Adirondack Mountains
1993 - 2002  T-shirt and accessory design; illustrations for packaging and catalogue for
                     Winky & Dutch
1996    Illustrations for a special graphic adaptation for Neon Lit
           of author Barry Gifford’s ’Perdita Durango’
1995    22’ X 11’ mural for Grove-Jet Nightclub, Miami Beach, Florida
1990(?) Art directed a rap video for MTV, directed by Darnell Martin. The artist was
            Miss Melody.




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