Performances and video. Original music written and performed by me from my one person show, “Walk a mile in my Drawers” plus other collaborations or vocal and performance moments.
Images of my performance collaborations.
Berengo Studio, Murano, Italy; Monkeybiz, South Africa
I was blessed to have two residencies at the Berengo Glass Studio in Murano Italy which led to my work's inclusion in a collateral exhibit during the 2013 Venice Beinalle. The images show me working in the studio with gaffers on my sculpture, adding beads directly to hot glass on pipe was elevating in Italy.
The South Africa images show a trip I started alone be evolved into my taking two assistants with three artist scholars rounding out the crew. We actually bead bum-rushed parts of the country. Not only did we employ beadwork, but together and separately we worked in townships, garages, dance schools, high schools, diningrooms sharing dance, music, painting and of course beadwork. This was artist generated and paid for.
Sculpture and Public Art (from different time periods and series)
A selected overview of earlier sculpture and public art works.
Jewelry and Wall Hangings
I’ve made jewelry since I was 10 years old, actually in-vitro. I consider it an easy way to play with techniques and ideas, plus I insinuate the owner into my story telling.
The Wall hangings are a way to extend the stories of body coverings.
"Hip Hop Saints" and "Sexecution" Print Series
These two projects, in different ways, examine the loss of romance in young relationships.
"Hip Hop Saints" explores the untimely death of many Hip Hop stars, while "Sexicution" references the urban vernacular "Hit it and Quit it."
“Obama”, “Smoke Damage”/"9/11” and Bin Laden Print Series
This is a selection of mono-prints , silk screens and lithographs. One series was created in reaction to the tragedy of the events of September 11th, 2001. The second series investigates, celebrates, and looks at stereotyped views of President Obama.
"Day After Rape" Sculpture Series
I wish to, in a raw way, show how women are used as pawns of war.
Venice Biennale ("Glasstress," 2013); Prospect 2, New Orleans; MoCA Cleveland & Museum of Arts & Design, NY Exhibitions
Twice, I’ve been blessed as an Artist-in-Residence at the Berengo Glass Studio in Murano, Italy. During my stay I worked with Master Gaffers (glass blowers, lamp workers, mold makers and artist who caste) who followed my drawings, verbal and goofy physical directions to devised over 40 sculptures and components.
I employ beads, painting, more glass and any other materials as the final sentences to this visual ode. I have successfully integrated beadwork as a material , while the glass is being blown, as well as additions later. This makes the work unigues and a next step in the evolution of my sculpture.
These works resulted in one-woman exhibitions nationally including at the Museum of Arts & Design in NY, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland, and with Goya Contemporary (my gallery representation, locally). Additionally, Three works were part of the 2013 Venice Biennale "Glasstress," as well as in "Glasstress" Beruit and "Glasstress" New York.
"Can't We All Just Get Along" Exhibition and "Still Funny" Series
Born in Baltimore, 1948, Joyce J. Scott is arguably the most significant and influential living female artist working in Baltimore. Sculptor, printmaker, installation artist, performer, quilter, storyteller, and educator, Joyce Scott draws from influences as wide ranging as her media: from African and... more