Jac Scott is a nationally renowned, multi-award winning visual artist who investigates environmental issues. She is interested in the cohabitation of art and science and how this relationship enriches our understanding of the world. The gaps and the differences in our experiences deliver fractured realities that profile the earth as an enigma. To try and unravel this mystery Scott researches and collaborates with specialists from other disciplines, including scientists and geographers. The tension between approaches, objective scientific verses subjective artistic, the latter further skewed by emotional and philosophical underwritings, creates dynamic outcomes that ignite curiosity and debate. Jac Scott MRBS has been an active associate member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors since 2006. Her commitment to the discipline of sculpture is expounded in her reference books The Language of Mixed-Media Sculpture, (published 2014), and Textile Perspectives in Mixed-Media Sculpture (published 2003 and reprinted numerous times), both published by The Crowood Press Ltd and sold worldwide. Monographs Excess, published by Strathclyde University, 2009 (to complement her solo exhibition in the Collins Gallery, Glasgow) and Beautiful Dystopia, published by University of Central Lancashire, 2013 (to complement the sixteen-month arts residency in the School of Built and Natural Environment) are available upon request. Her exhibition profile includes a sustained catalogue of solo and group exhibitions including galleries: V&A, London, Sheffield Millennium Galleries, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, Commonwealth Institute, London, Museum for Textiles, Toronto, Canada and Art London, Chelsea. Scott’s practice has featured in several television programmes and appeared widely in the art and national press. She has won numerous awards from both the arts and environment sectors and regularly receives commissions from the public and education sectors.
|Location||Ulverston, North West|
|Activities||Lecturing, Practice-based research, Residencies, Visual arts consultancy, Studio practice|
|Artforms / type of project||Illustration, Installation, Mixed Media, Research, Sculpture|
|Tags||sculpture, illustration, installation, environment, science, geography, research, Photoshop, waste, microbiology|
News & Events
Book launch 'The Language of Mixed-Media Sculpture' by Jac Scott ARBS
This new book is both a global survey and a celebration of contemporary approaches to sculpture formed from more than one material profiling the discipline in all its expanded forms.
Commission from Derwent Pencils
Working as a stylist with Photography by Ward for this prestigious art manufacturer - creating lifestyle and product sets and shots for Derwent Pencil's new website.
30/11/2013 – 22/12/2013
Mill Yard Studios, Staveley, Cumbria
Exhibition of small, affordable collectable art
Art and Science Exhibition in Doncaster
14/10/2013 – 20/12/2013
The Point, Doncaster
The Point exhibits ten artists responses to science including Jac Scott's four digital photomontages from the Alternative Perspectives Collection.
A-N New Collaboration Bursary Success
In collaboration with microbiologist Dr Simon Park at University of Surrey Jac Scott plans to develop a new project juxtaposing art and science.