Faculty

Jeffrey Scanlan


Professional in Residence



225-578-8422 | 412 Design Building
scanlan1@lsu.edu |

Interior Design BArch University of Cincinnati
MFA Furniture Design California College of the Arts



Jeffrey Scanlan received a Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Cincinnati in 1993 and worked for a few years as a professional architectural designer. In 1997 he moved to Providence, Rhode Island to pursue his interest in furniture design. There he participated in consecutive artist residency programs at The Rhode Island School of Design and at University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth where he learned traditional woodworking techniques in furniture. Jeffrey Scanlan received a Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Cincinnati in 1993 and worked for a few years as a professional architectural designer. In 1997 he moved to Providence, Rhode Island to pursue his interest in furniture design. There he participated in consecutive artist residency programs at The Rhode Island School of Design and at University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth where he learned traditional woodworking techniques in furniture.

To pursue teaching design, he moved to California where he received a Master of Fine Arts in Wood and Furniture Design at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco in 1999. Currently in his academic work he is interested in the space between an object and the idea that conceives it, and the incubation of that idea at the moment of its inception.

Jeffrey currently lives in Hammond where he concentrates on his academic interests while continuing to make furniture and conceptual sculpture for national exhibitions and competitions.

Selected Exhibitions

Marjorie Morrison Sculpture Biennial, Hammond Regional Art Center, Hammond, LA.    2018
Secret Artwork in the Medicine Cabinet, Circuitous Succession Gallery, Memphis, TN.      2015
ORGANic: Furniture and objects constructed from repurposed organ parts, Stuart School for Boys, New Orleans, LA.
Faculty Exhibition, Isaac Delgado Fine Arts Gallery, New Orleans, LA.            2014
New Orleans Home + Design Show, Ernest N Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA.    2011
Wearable Art Awards, Port Moody Art Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia.
Art in a Box, RHINO Contemporary Crafts, New Orleans, LA.
Caught in the Act: Art and the Written Word, Northbrook Public Library, Chicago, IL.
Louisiana Craftsmen Invitational Exhibit, LSU Student Union Art Gallery,  Baton Rouge, LA.
Salvations: A Juried Exhibition of Furniture Made from Recycled Materials, Canal Place,  New Orleans, LA.
Bird-haus, Orinda Arts Council, Orinda, CA.      2006
Champagne Chair Competition, Design within Reach, San Francisco, CA.      2005
Fourteenth National Juried Exhibition, Viridian Artists @ Chelsea, New York, NY.             2003
Manifestations II: Form and Function, Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY.
Last Place Derby: The 2001 Walton Derby, Refusalon, San Francisco, CA.      2001
The Measure of All Things: An Installation of Human Scale Plumb-bobs, George Coates Performance Works, San Francisco, CA.     1999
Box Art:  Good Enough to Eat, The WORKS Art and Performance Space, San Jose, CA.      1998
Show 7, The Gallery OBOY, San Francisco, CA.      1997
Contemporary Studio Furniture by Regional Artists, The New Medford Art Museum,  New Medford, MA.
Bin, Box, Cabinet, Case – An Exhibition of Containers, The Hess Gallery at Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hills, MA.