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Joyce J. Scott

Part of The New Social Environment Series, artist Joyce J Scott discusses her 50-year Retrospective, co-organized by The Baltimore Museum of Art and Seattle Art Museum, with art historian Angela N. Carroll. 

About The Participants 

MacArthur Fellow Joyce J. Scott is known for her figurative sculpture and jewelry using bead weaving techniques, glass, and found objects to unapologetically confront difficult themes which include race, misogyny, stereotypes, history, politics, violence, and discrimination. Born in Baltimore to Southern sharecroppers, Scott earned her BFA (MICA), MFA (Instituto Allende, Mexico), and was conferred honorary doctorates from Johns Hopkins University, MICA, and California College of Arts. The subject of countless books, articles, commissions, residencies, and honors, Scott’s work is included in museum collections worldwide. Represented globally by Goya Contemporary Gallery, Scott recently opened a 50-year traveling retrospective co-organized by the Baltimore Museum of Art and Seattle Art Museum.

Angela N. Carroll is a writer, art historian, and curator based in Baltimore, MD. She regularly contributes critical writing to publications operating at the intersections of art and culture including exhibition catalogs and academic publications. Recent contributions include Joyce Scott: Walk A Mile in My Dreams (BMA), The Africa Global Collection(Ten North Arts Foundation), Politics of Visual Arts in a Changing World: New Issues, and New Actors(Columbia University Press). She received her MFA in Digital Arts and New Media from the University of California at Santa Cruz and intermittently teaches at American University and MICA.

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