Scott Yeskel


Scott Yeskel was raised in the suburbs of Orange County, California after his parents moved from New Jersey when he was a child. The mild weather and suburban sprawl fueled Scott’s interest in the landscape. 

After graduating from high school, he moved to San Francisco to pursue an education in the arts. Yeskel graduated from the Academy of Art College in 2002 where he won first place in the Landscape category at the Academy’s Annual Spring Show. He was quickly picked up by galleries in Philadelphia, Laguna Beach and San Francisco.

Since that time, Scott has been the subject of over a dozen solo shows, countless group exhibitions and has been featured in over 20 magazine and newspaper editorials.

His work speaks to those who identify with the California lifestyle – often romantic but sometimes plagued with frustration. His love/hate relationship with Los Angeles’ freeways, boxy apartments and urban sprawl feed Yeskel’s desire to paint his environment as he sees – a jumble of mixed emotions. Recently, Scott’s work was purchased by prestigious corporate collections including Microsoft and NBC/ Universal.

Scott currently teaches an Abstract Workshop at the Kline Academy in West LA and resides with his wife and daughter in Los Angeles.

“…yeskel behind the wheel ranges over a terrain of the mind where night is just around the corner and the spots swimming before your eye indeed coalesce into lyric scenarios of abstract light torn asunder from your own interior kaleidoscope.”
- R.B. Straus


  • 1977

    • Born Montclair, N.J.
  • 2002

    • Graduated Academy of Art College, San Francisco, BFA


  • 2015

    Modern Escape, Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco, Ca
  • 2013

    Hotel Pools, Sue Greenwood Fine Art, Laguna Beach, Ca
  • 2012

    Stop & Go, Sue Greenwood Fine Art, Laguna Beach, Ca.
  • 2011

    • Mapping California, Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco Ca
    • Wanderlust, Sue Greenwood Fine Art, Laguna Beach, Ca.
  • 2009

    • L.A. To Ventura and In Between, Vita Art Center, Ventura, Ca
  • 2008

    • Disconnections, Sue Greenwood Fine Art, Laguna Beach, Ca.
  • 2008

    • L.A. to S.F. with Love, Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.
  • 2007

    • Mass Transit, Sue Greenwood Fine Art, Laguna Beach, Ca.
  • 2006

    • Maps, Sue Greenwood Fine Art, Laguna Beach, Ca.
  • 2005

    • Trouble in Paradise, Bedlam Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca.
  • 2004

    • Moving On, Pringle Gallery, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • 2003

    • Two Roads, Pringle Gallery, Philadelphia, Pa.

Selected Group Shows and Art Fairs

  • 2015

    Venice Art Walk Auction, Google Headquartes, Venice, Ca
  • 2013

    Ryamn Arts, An Affair of the Arts, Los Angeles, Ca.
  • 2012

    Palm Springs Fine Art Show, Palm Springs, Ca
  • 2011

    • ART-MRKT-SF, SFDC Concourse, San Francisco, Ca.
  • 2010

    • Art San Diego, Hilton San Diego Bayfront, San Diego, Ca.
  • 2009 & 2010

    • L.A Art Show, Los Angeles Convention Center, L.A., Ca.
  • 2008

    • Auction 100, Laguna Beach Art Museum, Laguna Beach, Ca.
    • Aqua Art Miami, Aqua Hotel, Miami, Fla
    • Red Dot Fair, Park South Hotel-New York City, New York
  • 2006

    • Venice Art Walk Juried Auction, Bergamont Station, Santa Monica, Ca.
    • Fin, Bedlam Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca.
  • 2004

    • Meet the Artists IV, The Pacific Club, Newport Beach, Ca.
    • Group Cityscapes, Greenwood Chebithes Gallery, Laguna Beach, Ca.
    • Scott Yeskel / Brandon Smith, Hotel Biron Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.
  • 2003

    • Around Town, Pringle Gallery, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • 2002

    • Academy Spring Annual, Academy of Art, San Francisco, Ca.
  • 1998

    • Juried Luggage Show, Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.

Professional Experience

  • Abstract Painting Instructor, Kline Academy of Art, Los Angeles, Ca.
  • Tarbut V Torah after school Art Instructor & UCI Writing Project Youth Art Instructor
  • Instructor of Art Experience, High School Painting, Academy of Art College
  • Workshop Painting Instructor, Academy of Art College

Notable Collections

  • Microsoft Permanent Collection, Sunnyvale qCa, Pennsylvania Power and Light, Allentown, PA., Novo Nordisk, Princeton N.J., Mars Foods-Uncle Bens Rice, Los Angeles, CA., Fox T.V., Los Angeles, CA., Scatter Light Productions, Beverly Hills, CA. Friedman & Solomon LLP, Beverly Hills, CA..