Joyce Scott was born in 1948 in Baltimore, where she resides today. She received her MFA from the Instituto Allende in San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato in Mexico. Her extensive exhibition record includes solo exhibitions at The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; San Francisco Art Institute, CA; Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO; Gallery of Contemporary Art, Raleigh, NC; Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA; and numerous other venues. Among the major group shows in which she has participated are Division of Labor: Women’s Work in Contemporary Art at The Bronx Museum of the Arts; Bad Girls at the New Museum in New York; World Glass Now ‘94 at Hokaido Museum of Modern Art in Sapporo, Japan; American Dreams, American Extremes at The Kruithuis Museum in Hertogen Bosch, The Netherlands; and Surface and Structure: Beads in Contemporary American Art at Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C. A performance artist as well as an object-maker, Scott creates finely-crafted works made of beads, blown glass, and other materials. In order to investigate universal concerns with an African-American viewpoint in powerful, unexpected ways, she draws on a provocative mixture of cultural, religious, and decorative symbols.