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Sheldon Scott

By Wes Calkin

Born and raised in Pawley’s Island in the Gullah/Geechee Lowcountry of South Carolina, Sheldon Scott now lives and works in Washington, DC. His fine-art practices plays in the intersection of Race, Sexuality and Economics, while impugning mythologies of Black Male supernaturality, and includes works of Performance, Sculpture, Installation, Photography, Spoken word, Creative Nonfiction, Objects and Ephemera. Scott has exhibited at the WPA Select Auction, Arlington Arts Center, Delaware State University, Goucher University, Art Miami, the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, National African Art Museum, Katzen Art Museum, David C. Driskell Center, the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery and has been recently acquired by the National Museum of African-American History and Culture. Scott’s works has been collected by other esteemed institutions including J.P. Morgan Chase and private collections globally. He has been featured in Forbes Magazine, Blouin Art Info, Art 21 and Hyperallergic and has been recognized as by Americans for the Arts’ Best Public Art Program in 2017 and as a Finalist for the National Portrait Gallery’s 2019 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition. Scott has been a featured presenter at TEDx Mid- Atlantic, ArtTable, CreativeTime Festival, College Arts Association Conference, Washington Ideas Festival, and the Smithsonian Long Conversation. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Teaching for Change, Transformer Arts, and the Advisory Board of the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum. Scott is the Founder of ProjectUnlearn and also currently serves as the Director of Culture at Eaton DC. Scott’s Fine-Art practice is represented by ConnerSmith Gallery.