Joyce J. Scott

USA Glasgow Fellow, 2010
MD
Author: Joyce J. Scott 2011
Credits: Aprox. 13'x8'x5', site specific installation at Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

 

Joyce J. Scott has been called the "Queen of Beadwork", also a sculptress, weaver and writer/performance artist who has performs solo and as one of the Thunder Thighs Revue. She attended the Maryland Institute College of Art and the Instituto Allende, Mexico. Descended from several generations of quilters and craft artists, Scott's work is informed by her world view of equality and inclusion. Her intricate beadwork takes on social justice issues such as sexism, racial and class struggles, and genocide. In 2000, The Baltimore Museum of Art presented her 30-year retrospective and "White Light/White Heat", a collateral show of the Venice Bienale.

Buddha, Fire & Water 2013

19.75 x 15 x 11.5 inches

Hand-Blown/Lamp worked Murano glass processes with beads, thread and wire

 

 

 

Joyce J. Scott

1948 Born in Baltimore, MD

Education

1970 B.F.A., Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

1971 M.F.A., Instituto Allende, San Miguel Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico

1976 Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2012 "On Kilter", Goya Contemporary, Baltimore, MD
2011 "Prospect .2, Joyce J. Scott", Dillard University, New Orleans, LA 10-11 "Li'l Lies and Purty Thangs", Goya Contemporary, Baltimore, MD 2010 McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC

"The Wine Dark Sea", The Mitchell Gallery at St. John's College, Annapolis, MD

"Love Letters", Mobilia, Cambridge Ma.
2009 The Mitchell Gallery at St. John's College, Annapolis, MD

"Off the Beaten Path: Violence", Women and Art, UC San Diego University Art Gallery, San Diego, CA

"Off the Beaten Path: Violence", Women and Art, Tijuana Cultural Center Tijuana, Mexico

2008 "Joyce J. Scott: PAINFUL DEATH/PAINLESS LIFE", Goya Contemporary, Baltimore, MD

"Joyce J. Scott in Tampa", Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, Tampa University, Tampa,FL

2007 "Joyce J. Scott: Breathe", Goya Contemporary, Baltimore, MD
2005 "Joyce J. Scott, Selected Sculpture", Goya Contemporary, Baltimore, MD

"Joyce J. Scott, Dirtwork", C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD
"This Hand Washes That Hand Too", Mesa Contemporary Arts at the

Mesa Art Center, Mesa, AZ
2004 "Kickin' It with Joyce J. Scott", California African American Museum, Los

Angeles, CA
"Joyce J. Scott", Snyderman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
"Joyce J. Scott", Selected Sculpture, Goya Contemporary, Baltimore, MD "Joyce J. Scott", Walter Gropius Artist, Huntington Museum of Art,

Huntington, WV
"Still Alive in 2004", Ward Center for the Arts, St. Paul Schools,

Brooklandville, MD
2003 "Joyce J. Scott, Untethered", George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

"What a Long, Strange, Bumpy Trip it's Been!", Sculpture & Monoprints by

"Joyce J. Scott, Center of Contemporary Arts (COCA), St. Louis, MO
2001 "Joyce J. Scott, In Search of Self-Unfathomable", Susan Cummins Gallery,

Mill Valley, CA

"Joyce J. Scott, Journeys", Gallery of Art, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA

"Joyce J. Scott, WTC Series and Sculpture", Goya Contemporary, Baltimore, MD

2000 "Joyce J. Scott, Kickin' it With The Old Masters", Baltimore Museum of Art Baltimore, MD (catalogue)

"Life After Fifty", Noel Gallery, Charlotte, NC
"Treacherous Tickles: Recent Sculpture & Prints", Main Gallery, University of

Texas, El Paso, TX
"Joyce J. Scott", Sybaris Gallery, Royal Oak, MI

1999 "Incognegroism", Richard Anderson Gallery, New York, NY
"Joyce J. Scott, A Muse", American Craft Museum, New York, NY "Joyce J. Scott, The Radiance of What Is", Contemporary Art Center of

Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA
"Joyce J. Scott: New Lithographs and Monoprints", Goya Contemporary,

Baltimore, MD
1998 "Things That Go Bump in the Night", Goya Contemporary, Baltimore, MD

"Things That Go Bump in the Night II", Gallery 181, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

"Joyce J. Scott", Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA

"Joyce J. Scott", Habitat Galleries, Boca Raton, FL
1997 "Extended Foreplay", Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA

"Joyce J. Scott", Joan Rapp Gallery Scottsdale, AZ
"Joyce Scott, Selected Sculpture and Prints", Atlantic Center for the Arts

New Smyrna, FL
1996 "Joyce Scott? Mixed Bag", Leedy Voulkos Gallery, Kansas City, MO

"Joyce J. Scott", High Gloss, Houston, TX

"Joyce J. Scott", Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
1995 "Images Concealed", San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

(catalogue)
"Joyce J. Scott", Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA "Joyce J. Scott, The Hand and the Spirit", Scottsdale, AZ

1994 "Hard Choices", Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO (catalogue) "Joyce J. Scott", Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
"Joyce J. Scott", Sybaris Gallery, Royal Oaks, MI
"Joyce J. Scott", Okun Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1993 "Joyce J. Scott", City Gallery of Contemporary Art, Raleigh, NC "Joyce J. Scott", Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA

1992 "Dimensional Objects & Jewelry, Politics of the Body", Esther Saks Fine Art, Ltd., Chicago, IL

"Joyce J. Scott", Brooklyn College of Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (traveling, catalogue)

"Joyce J. Scott", Frostburg State University, Frostburg, MD
"Joyce J. Scott", Wellington B. Gray Gallery, Jenkins Fine Arts Center,

Greenville, NC
"Joyce J. Scott", Helen Drutt Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1991 "I-con-no-body / I-con-o-graphy", Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (catalogue)

New Work, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
1990 "Joyce J. Scott", Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown,

MD
"Joyce J. Scott", Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA "Joyce J. Scott", University of Oklahoma, Tulsa, OK

1988 "Through the Veil", Textile Center for the Arts, Chicago, IL
1985 "Dreamweaver", The Cultural Center, Chicago Public Library, Chicago, IL 1981 "Something Got a Hold on Me", Washington Project for the Arts,

Washington, DC

Selected Group Exhibitions

2012 "Material Girls: Contemporary Black Women Artists," (developed and organized by the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, Baltimore, MD; curated by Michelle Joan Wilkinson, Ph.D.) Museum of Fine Art, Spelman College, Atlanta, GA

"Glasstress Beirut", Beirut Exhibition Center, Beirut, Lebanon
"Glasstress New York: New Art from the Venice Biennales"
, Museum of Art and

Design, New York, NY
2011 Congress Taipei-International Craft Design Exhibition
, Taipei, Taiwan

"OPEN MIND" International Contemporary Jewelry Exhibition-History and the New Material, Sungkok Art Museum, Sungkok, Korea

"Prospect .2 US Biennial, Joyce J. Scott & Nick Cave", Newcomb Gallery at Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

"Material Girls: Contemporary Black Women Artists", the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Baltimore, MD

"CORRIDOR" The Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, DC 2010 Pacini Lubel Gallery, Seattle, WA

Synderman/Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
"Craft in America, Silver Dollar City's 50th Anniversary", Branson, Missouri "BROOCHING THE SUBJECT: ONE OF A KIND", The Ogden Museum of Southern Art,

New Orleans, LA
The Harvey Gantt Center for the Arts, Charlotte, NC
"Loot", The Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY
"Global Africa", The Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY

2009 "Intrinsic Trio: Sanford Biggers, Sam Gilliam & Joyce J. Scott", curated by Amy Raehse, Goya Contemporary, Baltimore, MD

"NuVoodoo", Traveling Exhibition, curated by Amy Raehse, Baltimore, MD

"Art Under Glass", Baltimore Conservatory, Baltimore, MD
2008 "A People's Geography: The Spaces of African American Life", The Reginald F.

Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, Baltimore,

MD
"Accumulation: Joyce J. Scott, Madeleine Keesing & Line Bruntse",

Curated by Amy Raehse, York Arts, York, PA
2007 "Kickin' It with Joyce J. Scott", Houston Center for Contemporary Art,

Houston, TX
"Kickin' It with Joyce J. Scott", Polk Art Museum, Lakeland, FL

"Glassware", Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
2006 "Basket [R]evolution/ Unique Baskets and Vessels", Fuller Craft Museum,

Brockton, MA
"Shine On", Goya Contemporary, Baltimore, MD
Women's Glass, From Michigan Artists and Collections, University of Michigan-

Dearborn, Dearborn, MI
"Legacies: Contemporary Artists Reflect on Slavery", New-York Historical Society,

New York, NY (catalogue)*
Beads, Pismo Fine art Glass, Denver, CO
"LOOT! 2006", Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY
"Making Sense", Robert Lehman Gallery at Urban Glass, Brooklyn, NY "Dynamic Glass", The Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ
National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, PA
"In the Extreme", Goya Contemporary, Baltimore MD
Handmade/ Fine Art Craft and Design, New World School of the Arts Gallery,

Miami, FL
"At Freedom
1s Do/ Challenging Slavery in Maryland", The Reginald F. Lewis

Museum of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
African- American History and Culture, The Maryland Historical Society,

Baltimore, MD
2005 "Artist's Salute Artpace", Christie's Auction House, New York, NY

The Arts of Crafts in America, Chautauqua Center for the Arts, Chautauqua, NY

"Bodies of Evidence: Contemporary Perspectives", Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI

Collection Remixed, Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY (catalogue)
"Little Rascals / Images of Children in Contemporary Art", Linda Ross Contemporary Art & Projects, P.F. Galleries, Royal Oaks, MI
"Searching For Self", Loyola College, Jolio Art Gallery, Baltimore, MD Soft Openings, The Katzen Gallery, American University, Washington, DC 10 African-American Artists, Society for Contemporary Crafts,

Pittsburgh, PA (catalogue)
2004 "An Exploration of Polymer Clay", Kentucky Museum of Arts & Design,

Louisville, KY
"Sexing the Myths: Arts of Rebellion", Resource Center For Activism and Arts,

Washington, DC
2003 "Chess", Velvet Da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, CA (catalogue)

Conversations, Evergreen House of Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD "Happy Sooja", Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Washington, DC Jewelry Hard and Soft / Plastic Fiber Glass, Society of Arts & Craft,

Boston, MA
Jewels & Gems, Renwick Gallery, American Art Museum, Smithsonian

Institution, Washington, DC
"Magic Markers: Objects of Transformation", Des Moines Art Center,

Edmundson Art Foundation, Inc., Des Moines, IA
Select WPA, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (catalogue) "Thinking With Blood, Conflict & Culture in the American South",

Running Films, Inc., Kuttawa, KY (traveling, catalogue)

"Threading the Eye", Sherry Leedy Gallery, Kansas City, MO

"Women in the Arts / My Life in Art", Hood College, Frederick, MD
2002 "The Artful Teapot: 20
th Century Expressions from the Kamm Collection",

Curated and Distributed by Exhibitions International, New York, NY

(traveling, catalogue)
"The Big Picture Take III", Auction & Exhibition, Contemporary Museum,

Baltimore, MD
"Glass Now 2002", The National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, PA "Joyce J. Scott / Hot Flashes", Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA "Migrant Workers for the Arts: Prints & Sculpture by Joyce J. Scott",

Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
National Black Fine Art Show NYC, Noel Gallery, Charlottesville, NC "Threads on the Edge", Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
"Traditions / Generations: The Intricate, Irreverent & Irrepressible Quilt &

Beadworks of Mother/Daughter Artists Elizabeth Talford Scott &

Joyce J. Scott", Bush Barn Art Center, Salem, NC
"True Colors: Mediations on the American Spirit / An Artistic Response to 9/11", Meridian International Center, White-Meyer Galleries,

Washington, DC
2001 "Broaching it Diplomatically: A Tribute to Madeline K. Albright",

Schmuck Museum, Pforzheim, Germany
"Exploring Identity: Work by Contemporary African American Women",

Maier Museum of Art, Randolph-Macon Women's College,

Lynchburg, VA (catalogue)
Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Art by African Americans,

The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
"A Shriek form and Invisible Box", Meguro Museum, Tokyo, Japan

(Catalogue)
"2001: American Craft Odyssey", James Renwick Alliance/Craft Auction,

Washington, DC
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI (traveling, catalogue)

2000 "Beadwork in America: A National Invitational Exhibition", Haydon Gallery, Nebraska Arts Association, Lincoln, NB

Biennial 2000, Delaware Museum of Art, Wilmington, DE (catalogue)
Les Arts Decoratif Contemporains, Kent Fine Arts, New York, NY, Kent, CT,

Paris, France
"The Likeness of Being: Contemporary Self-Portraits by 60 Women Artists",

D.C. Moore Gallery, New York, NY (catalogue)
"Progress of the World's Women (An International Art Exhibition)",

The United Nations, New York, NY
"Pure Vision: American Bead Artists", Exhibits USA, National

Traveling Exhibition (catalogue)
"Women Designers in the USA 1900-2000: Diversity & Differences",

The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts,

New York, NY (catalogue)
1999 "Borderscapes (with Susan Plum)", Urban Glass, Brooklyn, NY

"Stereo Typical Errors (with Michael Ray Charles)", Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida

"Re/Righting History, Counter Narrative by Contemporary African Artists", Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY

1998 Centennial Exhibition: Fiber, The Society of Arts and Crafts Boston, MA Exposed Treasures, The Tuttle Gallery, McDonogh School, Baltimore, MD

Glass Today, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH "Jewelry Moves: Ornament for the 21st Century", National Museum of

Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland
1997 Craft, Richard Salmon Gallery, London, England (traveling, catalogue)

Celebrating American Craft, The Danish Museum of Decorative Art, Copenhagen, Denmark (traveling, catalogue)

Extended Foreplay, Susan Cummins Gallery Mill Valley, CA
Recent Glass Sculptures: A Union of Ideas, Milwaukee Art Museum

Milwaukee, WI
Stitchers & Beaders; America's Best, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH Threads: Fiber Art in the 90s, New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts,

Summit, NJ (catalogue)
1996 Signs & Symbols: African American Quilts from the Rural South, Museum of

American Folk Art, New York, NY (traveling, catalogue) Breaking Barriers, Recent American Craft, American Craft Museum,

New York, NY (traveling, catalogue)
The 14
th International Glass Invitational, Habitat Galleries, Boca Raton, FL Bearing Witness: Contemporary works by African American Women Artists, Spellman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

(Traveling, catalogue)
The Ubiquitous Bead II & The Rebellious Bead, Bellevue Museum of Art,

Bellevue, WA
Baubles, Bangles & Beads: Jewelry From the Collection, Detroit Institute

of Arts, Detroit, MI
1995 Elizabeth T. Scott & Joyce J. Scott, Tubman African American Museum,

Macon, GA
Hand Me Downs- Innovation with a Tradition, African-American

Cultural Center, Charlotte, NC
Relatively Speaking/Mothers & Daughters in Art, Snug Harbor
Cultural Center, Staten Island, New York, NY (traveling, catalogue) Division of Labor: Women's work in Contemporary Art, Bronx Museum

of the Arts, Bronx, NY
Breaking Barriers, Recent American Craft, Portland Art Museum,

Portland, OR (traveling, catalogue)
1994 Outside the Frame: Performance and the Object, Cleveland Center for

Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH (traveling, catalogue)
Bad Girls, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY (catalogue) World Glass Now '94, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo,

Japan (catalogue)
Uncommon Beauty in Common Objects: The Legacy of African American Craft Art, National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center,

Wilberforce, Ohio (traveling, catalogue)
1993 Subversive Crafts, List Visual Arts Center, Massachusetts Institute of

Technology, Cambridge, MA (catalogue)

Outcry: Artists Answer AIDS, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI (traveling, catalogue)

Hats! Ahead of Fashion: Hats for the 20th Century, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA (catalogue)

USA Today in Fiber Art, Nederlands Textiel Museum, Tillburg, The Netherlands (catalogue)

1992 Modern Jewelry: 1964 to the Present – The Helen Williams Drutt Collection, Museum of Applied Art, Helsinki, Finland

The New Narrative: Contemporary Fiber Art, Visual Arts Center, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC (traveling, catalogue)

Walk a Mile in My Shoes: Elizabeth & Joyce J. Scott, Afro-American Historical & Cultural Museum, Philadelphia, PA (catalogue)

1991 Places with a Past: New Site Specific Art, Spoleto Festival USA, Charleston, SC (catalogue)

Beauty is a Story, the Kruithuis Museum, Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands (catalogue)

Glass: Material in the Service of Meaning, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA (catalogue)

1990 American Dreams, American Extremes, The Kruithuis Musuem, Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

Art in Fashion/Fashion in Art, New Orleans Contemporary Arts, New Orleans, LA

Southern Black Aesthetic, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC (traveling, catalogue)

1989 Pyramid/Brandywine Print Show, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD Elizabeth T. Scott/Joyce J. Scott, Family Traditions/Recent Works,

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA Structure and Surface: Beads in Contemporary American Art,

John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
Stitching Memories: African American Story Quilts, Williams College

Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA (catalogue)
1988 Art as a Verb, Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD

(traveling, catalogue)
International Triennial of Tapestry, Lodz, Poland (catalogue) The Eloquent Object, Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK

(traveling, catalogue)
1987 Tangents: Art in Fiber, Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD

(traveling, catalogue)
Art in Black America, Terada Warehouse Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1986 Crossing Over/Changing Places, United States Information Services (traveling, catalogue)

Other Gods: Containers of Belief, Fondo del Sol Visual Art Center, Washington, DC (traveling, catalogue)

1985 Arts of Adornment: Wearable Art from Africa and the Diaspora, Gallery Association of New York State (traveling)

1984 Linda DePalma & Joyce J. Scott, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD

Art Against Apartheid, The Henry Street Settlement, New York, NY

Three Generations of African American Quilt Makers, the Scott-Caldwel Family, Fondo del Sol Visual Art Center, Washington, DC (traveling, catalogue)

1983 Ritual & Myth: A Survey of African American Arts, Studio Museum of Harlem, New York, NY (catalogue)

1982 Surface/Structure: Fiber of African American Arts, Studio Museum of Harlem, New York, NY (catalogue)

1981 Good as Gold, Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (traveling, catalogue)

1980 Sculpture 1980, Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD (catalogue)

1979 Contemporary African American Crafts, Brooks Memorial Art Gallery, Memphis, TN

1978 Maryland Biennial, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD 1976 Maryland Biennial, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD

Selected Performances

2012 "Thunder Thigh Review: For Fat Women Only – And the Courageous Men Who Want to Attend," Theater Project, Baltimore MD

2011 "Miss Veronica's Veil", Prospect .2, US Biennial, New Orleans, LA "Craft in America" PBS

2010 "Art Promotional trailers CW, Baltimore", MD
2006 "Walk A Mile In My Drawers", The Theatre Project, Baltimore, MD

"Race and Pedagogy Conference", University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA "Joyce J. Scott", Washington Correctional Center for Women, Tacoma WA "Jumpin' Keys with Joyce", Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD

2005 "Walk A Mile In My Drawers", The Maryland Summer Center for the Arts, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD

"The Arts As Multicultural Ambassador", Empowering the Creative Community (with Lorraine Whittlesey), The Multicultural Institute, Towson University, Towson, MD

2004 "People in My Head", The National Black Arts Festival (Lecturer & Performer) Spellman University, Atlanta, GA

"Lea & Joyce: Righteous Rhythm & Romance" (concert with Lea Gilmore), The Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD

"Ebony & Ivory VI / No Visible Panty Lines" (concert with Lorraine Whittlesey), The Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD

2004 Commencement (performance with Lorraine Whittlesey), Tai Sophia Institute for the Healing Arts, Clarksville, MD

Baltimore Composers Forum Concert (composer/performer), Goucher College, Towson, MD

Baltimore Advertising Association's Addy Awards (presenter), Hippodrome Theatre, Baltimore, MD

2003 "COCA (cabaret)", St. Louis, MO
Lysistrata Project, The Theatre Project, Baltimore, MD
"The New Barbarians", The Baltimore Vivat Festival, The Walters Art Museum

(Commissioned performance), Baltimore, MD
"Slaves & Slavs", Gertrude's Restaurant, Baltimore Museum of Art,

Baltimore, MD
"Walk A Mile In My Drawers", Appalacia Sate University (commissioned

performance), Boone, NC
The Patterson Grand Opening, Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD
MO'POE, The Theatre Project, Baltimore, MD
The Vagina Monologues (with MICA Students), Maryland Institute, College

of Art, Baltimore, MD
2002 "Divalicious!" (conceived and performed for the Women's Housing

Coalition) with guests Ethel Ennis, Ruby Glover & Lea Gilmore,

Center Stage, Pearlstone Theatre, Baltimore, MD
"Ebony & Ivory V: Unleashed" (with Lorraine Wittlesey), Swirnow

Theatre\Mattin Center, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD "Kitchen Party", Women's Housing Coalition, Baltimore, MD
"Slippery Slope", Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD

2001 Linc at Ten (with Wynton & Ellis Marsalis, featured vocalist & mistress of ceremonies), Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, MD

Lorraine Whittlesey with Joyce J. Scott, The Yale Gordon Residency Program, Western Maryland College, Westminster, MD

"Ebony & Ivory IV: Clinton Comes to Harlem", music and satire with Lorraine Whittlesey and Friends, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Common Ground on the Hill Music & Arts Festival (featured vocalist), Carroll County Farm Museum, Westminster, MD

"Freestyle" (featured vocalist), Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD 1995 "Generic Interference/Genetic Engineering", Tubman African American

Museum, Macon, GA
1994 "The Body Politic: Creative Time", Cooper Union, New York, NY
1993 "Generic Interference/Genetic Engineering", Diverse Works, Houston, TX,

Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
1990 "Honey Chil'Milk", (conceived by director Donald Byrd in collaboration with

performers), Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD , Diverse Works BACA,

Brooklyn, NY
"Women of Substance", (written in collaboration with Kay Lawal, performed

by Thunder Thigh Revue – Scott & Lawal), Nexus Contemporary

Art Center, Atlanta, GA
1989 "Generic Interference/Genetic Engineering", "Progression Series,"

University of Maryland Baltimore County, Catonsville, MD Women of Substance, The Bottom Line, New York, NY,
"Mike's Talent Show," Caroline's, New York, NY

1988 Bite and Smile (performed by Thunder Thigh Revue – Scott & Lawal) "Alive from Off Center", WNET, New York, NY
Women of Substance, The Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland,

Bathhurst Street Theatre, Toronto, Canada
The Stagedoor Festival, Amsterdam, Denmark
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA

Selected Public Collections

American Craft Museum, New York, NY Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY Charles A. Waustum Museum, Madison, WI The Corning Museum of Glass, New York, NY Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE

The Detroit Institute of the Arts, Detroit, MI
Druid Hill Park Revitalization (Collaboration), Baltimore, MD
Frederick Douglass- Isaac Myers Maritime Park/ A Living Classroom, Baltimore, MD Harlem Park Square Revitalization, Baltimore, MD
Howard Peter Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens in Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD Kruithuis Museum, Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC
Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL
The Montreal Museum of Decorative Arts, Montreal, Canada
Museum of Glass, Tacoma, Washington
Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Nations Bank, Charlotte, NC
Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority, Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK
Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI
Roland Park Country School, Baltimore, MD
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington, DC
Sheppard & Enoch Pratt Foundation, Towson, MD
Speed Museum, Louisville, KY
Spirit Square Center for the Arts, Charlotte, NC
Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC
Yale University, New Haven, CT

Awards

2010 Women's Caucus for the Arts, Lifetime Achievement Award
2007 Master of the Medium/Metal, The James Renwick Alliance, Washington, DC 2002 The Governor's Arts Award at Artsalute: Maryland Citizens for the Arts

Foundation Artist Honoree, The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD Baltimoreans of the Year, Baltimore Magazine, Baltimore, MD
Best of Baltimore Award (Hopkins Performance), Baltimore Magazine, Baltimore, MD

2001 American Crafts Council Fellow, New York, NY

1997 Anonymous Was a Woman, New York, NY
1996 National Living Treasure Award, Maryland Nominee 1995 The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation
1994 Pace Roberts Fellowship

Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation

Art Matters Incorporated
1992 National Printing Fellowship
1990 Mid-Atlantic Arts Consortium
1987 Maryland State Arts Council Fellowship
1981 Maryland State Arts Council Fellowship
1980 Artist's Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts

Residencies

2012 Venice Projects, Murano, Italy
2006 Roland Park Country School, Baltimore, MD

The New School of the Arts, Miami, FL
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Maryland Summer Center for the Arts, Salisbury, MD Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA

2003 Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
1999 Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Urban Glass, Brooklyn, NY

The University of Ohio, Akron, OH 1998 Goya-Girl Press, Baltimore, MD Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Franklin & Marshal College, Lancaster, PA
Tennessee Technical University, Cooksville, TN
The Collaborative Print Workshop, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

1996 Artpace, San Antonio, TX
Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
The Collaborative Print Workshop, Washington University, St. Louis, MO University of Hawaii, Manoa, Honolulu, HI
Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA

1995 Concordia University, Montreal, Canada Anderson Ranch, Snowmass, CO

1992 Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, WA
1990 Rutgers Center for Innovative Print & Paper, New Brunswick, NJ

University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Lectures

2013 Fiberart International 2013 Forum Keynote: Joyce Scott, Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA

2012 Humorous Beadwork, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine
2012
Textiles & Politics, Textile Society of America 13th Biennial Symposium, Washington,

D.C.

2012 Motivated by the Challenge to Live and Create Authentically, Detroit Institute of the Arts, Detroit, MI

2005 Women of Vision, Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA
2004
Women in the History of Art (with Lorraine Whittlesey), Maryland Institute,

College of Art, Baltimore, MD
2002
Keynote Speaker, Maryland College of Art & Design, Kensington, MD

Keynote Speaker, 5th Annual Waldorf School of Baltimore Civil Rights Commemorative Brunch, Baltimore, MD

Keynote Speaker, Department of Art, Longwood College, Farmville, VA 2000 Baltimore Museum of Art

Represented by

Goya Contemporary Mobilia Gallery Synderman/Works Galleries Pucini-Lubel Gallery

Velvet de Vinci Gallery

Books

Baltimore, Maryland Cambridge, Massachusetts Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Seattle, Washington
San Francisco, California

Buszek, Maria Elena, Ordinary/Extraordinary Craft and Contemporary Art Duke University, Durham, NC, 2011

Hector, Valerie, The Art of Beadwork: Historic Inspiration/Contemporary Design Watson-Guptill, New York, NY, 2005, pp. 8, 77-83

Clark, Garth, The Artful Teapot: 20th Century Expressions From the Kamm Collection,, Watson-Guptill, New York, NY, 2004, pp. 156, 157, 165 & 244

Miller, Rosemary Reed, Threads of Time/The Fabrick of History: Profiles of African-American Dressmakers & Designers, 1850 to the Present, 2003, pp.94-99

Pace/Russell, Dreaming Red, Creating Artpace, San Antonio, Texas: Artpace, A Foundation of Contemporary Art, 2003

Stegman, Carolyn B., Women of Achievement in Maryland History, Anaconda Press, 2002, pg. 287

Lewan, Susan Grant, One of A Kind American Art Jewelry Today, Harry N. Abrams, New York, NY, 1994

Scott, Joyce, Fearless Beadwork, Handwritings and Drawing From Hell, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, New York, NY, 1994

Spirtzen, Alice, The Jeweler's Art: A Multimedia Approach, Davis Publications, Worcester, MA, 1994

Zelanski, Palul and Mary Pat Fisher, The Art of Seeing, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1994

Robertson, Alma (Ed.), New Breezes of 1994: An Anthology of African American Literary Voices, "The Fleck" by Joyce J. Scott, New Breezes, Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1994

Brite, Jean Fassett, Contemporary Crafts and the Saxe Collection: Fiber Art Gathers Momentum, Hudson Hills Press, New York, NY, 1993

George, Phyllis, Craft in America: Celebrating the Creative Work of the Hand, The Summit Group, Fort Worth, TX, 1993

Wahlman, Maude Southwell, Signs and Symbols, African American Quilts, Studio Books, New York, NY, 1993

James, Joy, Spirit, Space and Survival: African American Women in (White)
Academe, "Carrying On" by Joyce J. Scott, Routledge, New York, NY & London, England, 1993

Moss, Kathryn & Alice Scherer, The New Beadwork, Harry N. Abrams, New York, NY, 1992 Lowery Stokes Sims, Leslie King Hammond & Amy Raehse, Breathe, Goya Contemporary

& Goya-Girl Press, Baltimore, MD, 2007

Video Documentation

Try Me, Private Sector: Original Music by Lorraine Whittlesey, sung by Joyce J. Scott, 2001 Stop Asking, We Exist, American Craft Museum, 1999
The Silver Needle: The Legacy of Elizabeth & Joyce Scott, directed by Rebecca

Crumlish, Osiris Productions, Washington, DC, 1990

Articles & Reviews

Adams, Angela & Paula Owens," Beyond the Visual Crafts and Sensory Component of Art," Art Papers, vol 16, 1992, p. 10
American Craft, 61 (3), pg. 5
American Craft, 60 (6), pg. 96

"American Craft Council Awards 2000," American Craft, 2000, 60 (5), p.97 "An Exhibit that Wasn't," Art Matters, July 2000, p. 12
"Baltimoreans of the Year", Baltimore Magazine, March 2001
"Beaded Ball at the BMA,
" The Baltimore Sun, January 30, 2000, p. F12 "Besems," Dine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Bolger, Doreen, "You Can Learn to Love it, Believe Me," The Washington Post, December 12, 1999

Brown, Kevin, "Baltimore Museum of Art is Jumpin' for Joyce Scott's Work is a
Dialogue With The World Around Her," Baltimore Afro-American Newspaper, 23, January 22-28, 2000, pp. A5-A6

Chirenos, Fanny, "Celebrating Black History Month Through Art," Gallery Times, Sunday, February 2, 2005, pg. 3B

Cothern, Lynn, "Kickin' It With The Old Masters," FiberArts, 27 (2), pp. 40-44 Connoer, Erin, "Mesa Art Center, Museum Gets Ready," Tribune, pg. A3 Copley, Rich, "Art's History Lesson / Louisville Shows Open Windows to the Past,"

Louisville Herald-Leader, September 26, 2003, pg. E4
Cotter, Holland, "Thinking with Blood," The New York Times, August 20, 2004,

pg. B23
Cowan, Ron, "Mother, Daughter Sew Quilts, Beads in Exhibit"
, Statesman Journal,

May 31, pg. 8D
Degener, Patricia, "Gussied-Up: Joyce Scott Dresses her Social Comment,"

St. Louis Post Dispatch, April 21, 1994
Delibero, Linda,
All In The Family, Baltimore Magazine, March 2001

DeWall, Edmund, "Objects & Meaning: New Perspectives on Art & Craft," Crafts (UK), Anna Fariello & Paula Owen, ed., September/October, 2004, pp. 72,73

Dougherty, Linda Johnson, "Joyce J. Scott at City Gallery of Contemporary Art," Art Papers, 17, September/October 1993, pg. 56

Douglas, Dianne, "Joyce Scott", New Art Encounters, 15, Summer 1998, pp. 42, 43 D'Souza, Aruna, "Joyce J. Scott at Richard Anderson," Art in America,

pp.171, 172
Durrett, George M., "Demeaning View of Museum's Lions," The Baltimore Sun,

April 8, 2000, pg. A10
Fioden, Roberta, "Joyce Scott: Beaded Jewelry and Small Sculpture,"

Metalsmith 10, Summer 1990, pg. 45
Fox, Catherine, "Confronting the South's Complexities," The Atlanta

Journal-Constitution, Sunday, January 18, pg. M4
"Florida Craftsmen Announce Three Generations of Artists," The Weekly Challenger,

February 2001, pg. 4
Frankel, David, "Joyce Scott," Art Forum, Summer 1999, p. 158
Giuliano, Mike, "How does Your Garden Grow? The Evergreen Sculpture Biennial Gets

Better in the Back," City Paper, June 12, pp. 39, 40
Golub, Ina, "Kickin' It with Joyce Scott," Beadwork, 3(3), pg. 16
Gantt, Pierre F., "The Art of Healing: The Lorraine and Leonard Levin Art Collection,"

Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, pp. D1-2 Gant-Hill, Cathy, "African American Art," News & Record, February 26, 1999,

pp. D1-2
Greenburg, Blue, "She Says A Lot With Her Art," The Herald Sun (Durham, NC),

June 13, 1993
Giuliano, Mike, "Choice Scott: BMA Opens its Door to a True Original," UFE Times, January

26, 2000 Hamaker,Barbara,"JoyceScott:I-con-no-body/I-con-o-graphy,"Ornament15, Winter

1991, p. 33
Hamilton, Meg, "Interview: Joyce J. Scott," Art Papers 17, January/February

1993, p.34
Hector, Valerie, "The Maturing of a Medium," Beadwork, pg. 6
Ellworth, Wendy, "The Challenges of 3-D Surface Design," Journal, Vol. 27,

Number 3, Spring 2003
Hirsh, Arthur, "Joyce Scott Sculpture is Smashed at BMA," The Baltimore Sun,

March 18, 2000
Jeffrey, Nancy Ann, "Mayor's Threat Creates Sensation," The Wall Street Journal,

September 24, 1999
"Art Now: Joyce J. Scott: Kickin' It With The Old Masters," Gallery Guide Philadelphia,

February 2000, p. 29
"Joyce J. Scott: Kickin' It With The Old Masters," Newsletter of Decorative Arts Society,

Inc., 8 (1)
"Joyce J. Scott: Kickin' It With The Old Masters," The New York Times,

February 18, 2000
"Joyce J. Scott 'Kicks It' at the BMA," The Baltimore Sun, February 16, 2000, p. EW "Joyce Scott Art Exhibit Set at Unigallery," Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier,

August 26, 1999
"Joyce Scott, Art Provocateur," The Baltimore Sun, Januaray 16, 2000,

pp. F1, F8, F9
"Joyce Scott Stirs Things Up," Where Baltimore, May 2000, pp. 14, 15
Katz, Marty, Going Local, The Baltimore Museum Loosens Up," The New York Times,

February 9, 2000, "Arts in America"
"Kickin' It With Joyce Scott at the BMA," The Johns Hopkins Newsletter,

February 10, 2000
"Kickin' It With The Old Masters," Interfaith Action for Racial Justice, Inc., XIV (1),

February 2000
Latter, Ruth, "The Migrant Soul: Scott Celebrates Her Heritage With Each Composition,"

The Daily Progress, March 28, pp. D1-D2
Lavender, Dave, "Beadsgalore," The Herald-Dispatch, pg. 2E
Lee, Lawrence, "The New 'Craftivists'," New Age, May/June 2001, pp. 70-75 Lee, Lawrence, "All About Joyce," American Style Magazine, 1999, pp.63-67 Lewis, Ann, "The Wit and Anger of Joyce Scott," The Washington Post,

January 30, 2000, pp. G1, G6
Lewis, Jo Ann, "Elegance with Muscle: Joyce Scott, Drawing a Bead on Racism,"

The Washington Post, October 2, 1991
"Throwing Open the Doors of the Museum," Maryland Institute, College of Art: Contact,

Spring 2000, pp. 1-4
McNatt, Glenn, "Subversive Combination of Art and Music: Performing Pair Make Wicked

Humor Together," The Baltimore Sun, January 4, 2005, pp. E1, E6
McNatt, Glenn, "Artists Revive Styles in Exhibits," The Baltimore Sun, February 25, pp. E1, E3 MacCash, Doug, "Joyce Scott's Sculpture Balance: The Message and the Media,

Langniappe, March 22, pg. 18
McTighe, Monica, "The Art of the Severed Head," C-Ville Weekly, March 12-18, pg. 33 McNatt, Glenn, "Goya Girl Showcases Prints," The Baltimore Sun, March 7, 2000
McNatt, Glenn, "Laughter, Tears and Social Commentary," The Baltimore Sun, January 23,

2000, pg. F5
Miller, Bonnie J., "A Matter of Scale: Innovations in American Glass Jewelry,"

Glasswork 15, July 1993, pg. 18
Murphy, Eileen, "Great Scott: Artist Joyce J. Scott Kicks Down The BMA's Doors," City

Paper, January 19, 2000, pp. 18-23
O'Sullivan, Michael, "Evergreen's Hidden Pleasures," The Washington Post Weekend,

June 28, pg. 48
O'Sullivan, Michael, "Kickin' Back With The Artist," The Washington Post,

January 28, 2000
O'Sullivan, Michael, "Scott's Disarming Conflicts," The Washington Post Weekend,

January 28, 2000, pp. 52-54
"Park School Hosts 'Racing with A Past' Art Exhibit," The Baltimore Times,

May 25-31, 2001
Parker, Melody, "Scott Like To Push Buttons with Artwork," Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier,

September 2001, pg. E4
Patterson, Sunita, "Daphne Forgo's Fiber Collection," FiberArts,

November/December, pp. 44-47
"Portfolio," American Craft Magazine 47, December 1987/January 1988,

pp. 56-57
Perreault, John, "Susan Plum and Joyce Scott: Borderscapes," Glass 78,

Spring 2000, pp. 50, 51

Pierre, Catherine, "Joyce To The World," Baltimore Magazine 93 (3), pg. 21 Rappolo, Elizabeth, "Joyce's Neighborhood," Baltimore Magazine,

January 20, 2000
Raven, Arlene, "Mojo Tech," The Village Voice, March 28, 1989
Rousuck, J. Wynn, "New Barbarians Celebrate Festival," The Baltimore Sun,

February 9, pg. 6F
Scherer, Alice, "New Directions In Contemporary Beadwork," FiberArts 19,

November/December 1992, pg. 29
Scherer, Alice, "Great Scott: Beadworker Joyce Scott Takes A Simple Stitch Over

The Edge," Threads Magazine 36, August/September 1991, pg. 67 "Scott Exhibit Brings BMA and Arts Community Together," The Baltimore Sun,

February 1, 2000
Searle, Karen, "Migrant Worker For The Arts: Joyce Scott," Ornament 15, Summer

1992, pp. 46-51
Selby, Holly, "Creating New Art From Old," The Baltimore Sun, February 6, 2000,

pg. 7F
Selby, Holly, "Art By Day, Ambience By Night," The Baltimore Sun, August 29, 1999,

pg. 9F
"Self-Exploring Difference and Cultural Identity Through Jewelry," Photography and

Installation: Association for Contemporary Jewelry (British), pp. 15, 16
Selby, Holly, "Lessons," Concerns From Art's Latest Battle," The Baltimore Sun, October 10,

1999, pg. 11F
Sheldon, Louise, "Joyce Scott at the BMA," Baltimore Chronicle, March 2000 Shewood, John, "Fear No Art," Nashville Scene, Cover and pp. 13, 15, 16, 18 Shortal, Helen, "Getting a Bead on Sexism and Racism: Artist Joyce Scott Uses

Traditional Materials in Decidedly Untraditional Ways," In These Times,

October 23, 1991
Sims, Rachael, "Kickin' It With Joyce Scott at the BMA," The Johns Hopkins

Newsletter, February 2000
Smith, Max, "Joyce Scott: Messing With Tradition," Ms. 5, July/August 1994, pg. 83 Solanski, Edward V., "Morris Gallery's New Policy Starts with Baltimore Duo,"

Philadelphia Inquirer, September 14, 1989
Speckhardst, Lisa, "Gilding the Lily," Landscape Architecture, July, pg. 16 "Splitscreen: Prints Offer Divergent Messages," The Hook, March 28/April 3, pg. 20 Syybaris Gallery Advertisement, American Craft 60 (5), pg. 24
Tanguy, Sarah, "Sculpture At The Evergreen," Sculpture, March, pp. 86, 87
Targos, Renee, "Discovering Ms. X: The Art World's Feminine Side," Art-Talk,

September/October 2005, pp. 30-35
"Threads and Beads at the BMA," The Baltimore Sun, January 24, 2000
Tiraldo, Michelle J., "Joyce Scott,' New Art Examiner, pg. 46
Toussant, Karen, "Scott Retrospective Ignites BMA Visitors," The AEGIS Freewheeling,

January 28, 2000
"Trust Us," Mirabella, December/January 2000
Williams, Ginger, "Joyce Scott 'Kickin'" It With The Old Masters," The Baltimore Times,

February//March 2000, pp. 15, 17 

 

Awards & Recognitions

  • 2014 The Franz and Virginia Bader Fund Award, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2011 USA Glasgow Fellowship, New York, NY
  • 2010 Women's Caucus for the Arts, Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2007 Master of the Medium/Metal, The James Renwick Alliance, Washington, DC
  • 2002 The Governor's Arts Award at Artsalute: Maryland Citizens for the Arts
  • Foundation Artist Honoree, The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD
  • Baltimoreans of the Year, Baltimore Magazine, Baltimore, MD
  • Best of Baltimore Award (Hopkins Performance), Baltimore Magazine, Baltimore, MD
  • 2001 American Crafts Council Fellow, New York, NY
  • 1997 Anonymous Was a Woman, New York, NY