Judith Scott (Alum)

Born in 1943, Columbus, Ohio; died 2005
Practiced at Creative Growth 1987-2005

Judith was introduced to fiber art in 1987 by artist Sylvia Seventy in the Creative Growth studio and produced a remarkable body of close to one hundred sculptures. Crafting armatures from discarded materials, Scott wrapped her forms with knotted cloth, yarn, thread, cord, wire, and paper towels. There was no boundary in terms of material; if she could wrap with it, Judith could incorporate it into a work.

Judith Scott’s work was exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum in New York in the largest retrospective of her work to date. She has also shown at Gugging, Austria, the Museum of Everything, London, the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, White Columns, New York, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco.

Scott’s work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, ABCD Collection, Paris, Museum of American Folk Art, NY, and the Collection de L’Art Brut, Lausanne, Switzerland.


Odradek, Malmö Konstholl, Malmö, Sweden
Outliers and American Vanguard Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Untitled Art Fair, Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco
Woman Outsider, Musee Visionnaire, Zurich, Switzerland
Fundacion ONCE Bienal, Madrid
Process and Presence, Grand Rapids
RE/Configurations, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Staten Island

Outsider Art Fair, Paris
Viva Arte Viva, 57th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale, curated by Christine Macel
Vive l’Art: Dan Miller and Judith Scott, 836M, San Francisco

Drawing for Sculpture, TSA New York, Brooklyn
Celebrating a Vision: Art and Disability, SFO Museum, San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco
Outsider Art Fair, New York
Bound and Unbound: Judith Scott, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen

The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, curated by Katy Grannan
Forget Me Not, Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw

New Art Dealers Alliance Fair, Miami
Purple States, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, curated by Sam Gordon
Bound and Unbound, Brooklyn Museum, New York, curated by Matthew Higgs and Catherine Morris
Henrik Olesen: Abandon the Parents, National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, curated by Christopher Müller, Henrik Olesen, and Daniel Buchholz
Outsider Art Fair, New York

Outsider Art Fair, New York
Dan Miller and Judith Scott: Creative Growth, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, curated by Matthew Higgs
Ten Years, Wallspace Gallery, New York
Decorum, Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris
Frieze Masters, Thomas Dane Gallery, London

Outsider Art Fair, New York
Independent Art Fair, New York
Frieze Art Fair, White Columns, New York
Connivences Secrètes, Espace Topographie de l’art, Paris
B. Wurtz & Co., Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, curated by Matthew Higgs
Rosemarie Trockel: un cosmos, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte: Reina Sofia, Madrid, curated by Lynne Cooke and Rosemarie Trockel
Creative Growth, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, curated by Amie Scally
John Hiltunen +1, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, curated by Matthew Higgs

Outsider Art Fair, New York
Create, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley
Exhibition #4.1, Museum of Everything, London
Objet Secrets, Collège des Bernardins, Paris
New Art Dealers Alliance Fair, Miami

Judith & Shields! – Judith Scott Meets Tribal Art, Museum Gugging, Gugging, Austria
White Room: Judith Scott, White Columns, New York
International VSA Exhibition, Kennedy Center, Washington DC

Creative Growth, Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin, curated by Matthew Higgs
Approaching Abstraction, American Folk Art Museum, New York

Galerie Impaire, Paris
L’envers et l’endroit, Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne, Switzerland

Creative Growth, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York
Creative Growth Art Center, abcd la galerie, Montreuil, France
Perfect Man Show, White Columns, New York, curated by Rita Ackermann
Retrospective, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York

Dereconstruction, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
Collection de Museum de l’Art Brut, Lausanne, Switzerland
Outsider Art Fair, New York
Forming Lines, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York

Leon Borensztein and his Friends, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, curated by Tom di Maria
Intuit Fair, Chicago
All People Are Me, Headfooters Gallery, Columbus
Outsider Art Fair, New York

Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco
Outsider Art Fair, New York

Judith Scott: Cocoon, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York

Fiber Art of Judith Scott, Musée de l’Art Brut, Lausanne, Switzerland
Judith Scott, Palais Joyce, Paris
Judith Scott, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York

Treasures of the Soul, American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore
Metamorphosis: The Fiber Art of Judith Scott, Intuit Gallery, Chicago