Judith Scott

Judith Scott was a visual artist isolated from outside influences as a result of the impact of deafness and Down’s syndrome. She was independent and self-directed. In the eighteen years Judith made her work she never repeated a form or color scheme. Crafting armatures of bamboo slats and discarded materials, Judith diligently wrapped each work with lengths of knotted cloth or yarn. The artist was introduced to fiber art in 1987 by artist Sylvia Seventy at Creative Growth and produced a remarkable, breathtaking body of mixed media sculptures. Roger Cardinal and John MacGregor, internationally known scholars and experts in the field, have both designated Judith an “Outsider artist” as her sculptures reflect little cultural input and are highly individualistic, reflecting Judith’s own unique personal vision. Judith’s work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Collection de l’Art Brut, Switzerland, The American Folk Art Museum, New York, the Museum of Everything, London. Most recently, from October 2014 through March 2015, The Brooklyn Museum, New York, exhibited the first comprehensive retrospective of her work.

Born in Columbus, OH, 1943 – 2005.