Storyteller, artist, and host of the DC chapter of the Moth, Sheldon Scott, spoke on April 21, 2017 at historic Sixth & I Synagogue on the subject of BEYOND.
About the speaker
Born and raised in the Gullah/Geechee Lowcountry of South Carolina in the small town of Pawley’s Island, Sheldon Scott now lives and works in Washington, DC as an artist. His work plays in the intersection of Race, Sexuality and Economics, while impugning mythologies of Black Male supernaturality. Sheldon makes, Performance, Sculpture, Installation, Photo-based work, Spoken word, Creative Nonfiction, Objects and Ephemera. He is an alumnus of the Capital Fringe Theatre Festival and (e)merge Art Fair. His storytelling has been shared on the stages of Busboys & Poets, Story District and The Moth, where he serves as host for the DC outpost.
Scott’s Fine Art practice has enjoyed exhibits 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 and the National Portrait Gallery. He has been featured in Forbes Magazine, Blouin Art Info, Art 21 and Hyperallergic. His upcoming book project, a memoir, “Shrimp & Griots”, is based on his storytelling narratives of the same name. His upcoming Performance Installation, “the Finest Amenities”, is a site-specific work commissioned by Alexandria City and explores enslaved narratives from the Gadsby’s Tavern Inn while interrogating the relationship between personal identity and the environment. In a quest for truth, Scott hopes to de-silo the disciplines of Art, History and Science through the use of shared language and practices. ConnerSmith Contemporary represents Scott’s Fine Art works while Ross & Yoon Literary Agency represents his written works.
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