BORN 1948

Joyce J. Scott, Untitled (beading), 1998. Ink and marker on paper. © Joyce J. Scott, courtesy Blum Gallery, New York. Linda Pace Foundation Collection, Ruby City, San Antonio, Texas.

Joyce J. Scott is an African-American artist, sculptor, quilter, performance artist, installation artist, print-maker, lecturer and educator. Scott is best known for her figurative sculptures and jewelry using free form, off-loom bead weaving techniques, similar to a peyote stitch. One piece may be constructed with thousands of glass seed or pony beads, and incorporate various other found objects and materials such as glass, quilting and leather.

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