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Judith Scott

1943-2005 (USA)

FABRIC ARTIST JUDITH SCOTT COMMENCED A DECISIVE AND RHYTHMIC ART PRACTICE AT OAKLAND’S CREATIVE GROWTH CENTRE IN 1987, AFTER HER TWIN SISTER RESCUED HER FROM INSTITUTIONALISATION. SELF-TAUGHT AND NON-VERBAL, SCOTT’S SOFT SCULPTURES WERE COMPRISED OF FOUND MATERIALS, WOVEN TOGETHER WITH FABRIC, TWINE, CARDBOARD, FOAM PACKING MATERIAL AND BUTTONS. THESE PHYSICAL EXPLORATIONS OF TENSION AND RELEASE RANGED FROM SMALL PERSONAL OBJECTS TO LARGE-SCALE TOTEMS. TODAY THEY ARE HELD IN IMPORTANT PRIVATE AND MUSEUM COLLECTIONS WORLDWIDE, INCLUDING THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART IN NEW YORK, THE SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART AND THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM - WHICH HOSTED A SOLO EXHIBITION OF HER WORK IN 2014.

Memory Palaces: Inside the Collection of Audrey B. Heckler, American Folk Art Museum (New York) 2019

The Doors of Perception, Curated by Javier Téllez in collaboration with the Outsider Art Fair, Frieze (New York) 2019

Flying High: Women Artists of Art Brut, Bank Austria Kunstforum (Vienna) 2019

Outliers and American Vanguard Art, National Gallery of Art (Washington DC) 2018

Judith Scott: Touchdown, Creative Growth Art Center (Oakland) 2018

Collection abcd, La maison rouge (Paris) 2015

Bound and Unbound, Brooklyn Museum (New York) 2014/15

Create, Creative Growth Center (Oakland) 2013

Rosemarie Trockel: A Cosmos, New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York) 2012

World Transformers, Schirn Kunsthalle (Frankfurt) 2011

Judith Scott: Retrospective, Ricco Maresca Gallery (New York) 2009

Visions, American Visionary Art Museum (Baltimore) 2000

David Byrne, Bicycle Diaries, Penguin/Viking, New York 2009

Pascal Rebetz, On m'appelait Judith Scott, Collection de l'Art Brut, Lausanne 2006

Joyce Scott, Twins, poem published in Metamorphosis: The Fiber Art of Judith Scott, Creative Growth Art Center, Oakland 1999