Clint Gene Roscoe was born in Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA on August 5th, 1980. He grew up with his parents in Minneapolis, Minnesota until he was 15 years old. He moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada with his sister to attend high school, because people thought he would be happier living away from Minnesota. He had some interest in visual art throughout his adolescent years, but it wasn’t anything serious. He graduated high school from The Collegiate at the University of Winnipeg.
So far, he has been in six group exhibitions in Winnipeg. He had his own solo exhibition at Artbeat Studio called Show Me Them Teeth in October, 2012. He had six months worth of studio space at that organization. After reading a few books suggesting that he should make art consistently, he started making something everyday. One book in particular was called Art / Work.
Roscoe went to community college for a graphic design class and was introduced to drawing realistically. He bought a book called Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. He went to university three times with the intent on majoring in philosophy. He took a course in art history and was fascinated in the Impressionists and Vincent Van Gogh among other artists. There, he felt that he wanted to be an artist, but he still wasn’t serious. He did start drawing more and dabbled in painting.
He began suffering from schizophrenia and couldn’t finish university. Over a two-year period, he was in and out of hospitals. During that time, he didn’t really make any art or wasn’t able to do much at all. After he started taking his medication on a regular basis, he slowly began producing visual art. In 2012, he published his diaries, which he called From Yearning to Madness.
Currently, he is working with watercolors due to their convenience for transporting them from Winnipeg to his rural home and that he is able to make something all the time. He draws only sparingly. He is planning to move back to Winnipeg in the next couple of years to go to the University of Manitoba School of Art to get a degree. He wants to be in a few more group exhibitions before that. He also would like more people to be aware of him and his art, so tell your friends about him.