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Brian Buono aka Scout (b. 1971 New York)

I am a self-taught artist residing and working in Columbia County in New York’s Hudson Valley. I explore in and around abandoned and derelict buildings for old signs and pieces of metal and wood that I use as my canvases. This “mining the waste-stream” (as architect David Hertz says) is a crucial component of my practice, as the history and information contained within the reclaimed piece becomes an integral part of the new work. Using primarily spray-paint and “house” paint, I combine my love of American folk-art and portraiture with my background in graffiti and street-art to create works that are both graphic and layered.


Selected Solo Shows


  • Ain’t Got Time To Die – Depot Square Gallery Chatham, NY


  • Give ‘Em Hell – TSL Hudson, NY

Selected 2-person Shows


  • Stain/Scout (with Chris Stain) – Richard Sena Gallery Hudson, NY


  • Death Penalty Project (with Chris Stain) – The Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery Skidmore College Saratoga, NY


  • Stain/Scout (with Chris Stain) – Space 36 Chatham, NY
  • Beat Street (with Chris Stain)– Miss Mary’s Art Space Albany, NY
  • Root Hog Or Die (with Chris Stain) – Changing Spaces Albany, NY

Selected Group Shows


  • Sticky Biz - Art Primo SF San Francisco, CA
  • Restless II - Galerie F Chicago, IL
  • Celebrate People's History - University of Michigan Stamps Gallery Ann Arbor, MI


  • Nasty Women – Instar Lodge Germantown, NY


  • Social Justice – Galerie F Chicago, IL
  • Borders; Imaginary Lines – Galerie Protégé NY, NY
  • En Masse – Thomson Giroux Gallery Chatham, NY
  • Our School – Superchief Gallery Brooklyn, NY
  • Crossroads – National Commerce Bank & Trust Albany, NY
  • Artists For Syria – NY, NY


  • CCCA Juried Show – Hudson Opera House Hudson, NY
  • En Masse – Thompson Giroux Gallery Chatham, NY


  • Stoked – OMI International Arts Center Ghent, NY
  • Epic – Marketplace Gallery Albany, NY
  • Group Show – Thompson Giroux Gallery West Stockbridge, MA


  • Winter In Albany – Private Residence Albany, NY


  • The Interventionists – Mass MOCA North Adams, MA


  • Bomb Pop – CPOP Gallery Detroit, MI
  • Fence – Arts center of the Capital Region troy, NY
  • Backjumps – Bethien Mariannenplatz Berlin Germany
  • Just Seeds – Space 1026 Philadelphia, PA/333 Ann Arbor, MI/Boxcar Chicago, IL
  • Archive – Crucible Steel Gallery San Francisco, CA
  • Mean Time – RPI Chapel and Cultural Center Troy, NY
  • Burn Crew – Lost & Found Gallery Melbourne Australia
  • Disposable – El Dogg Gallery Houston TX
  • Shout – TSL Hudson, NY


  • The Paper Show – Empty Set Gallery Pittsfield, MA

Selected Books

  • Graffiti World – Abrams – USA
  • The Art Of Rebellion – C100 – Germany
  • Art de Rue – Artifacts – France
  • Stencil Pirates – Soft Skull Press - USA