Joyce J. Scott

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Joyce J. Scott is a Baltimore-born, contemporary American artist whose prolific body of works has attracted global, national, and local attention.   

Among the most influential living artists working in Baltimore today, Scott is a sculptor, printmaker, installation artist, performer, quilt-maker, storyteller, and educator who pulls from influences as wide-ranging as her media. From early in Scott’s career, her American, urban, Black, female identity has seamlessly joined, uniting the intellectualism and the political drive of social critique with the humanized vernacular of well crafted, highly materialized forms.  

Scott received a BFA degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1970, and the following year, an MFA from the Institute Allende in San Miguel Allende, Mexico. She pursued further study at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine.

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