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Biography

SHELDON SCOTT number 1 man

Sheldon Scott (b. 1976, Pawley’s Island, SC) mines his experiences growing up in the Gullah/Geechee South and professional background in storytelling to examine the Black male form with particular emphasis on biases of usability and expendability in relation to constructs of race, economics and sexuality. 

The artist’s works have been presented at the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC; American University Art Museum, Washington, DC; and the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, DC. As a finalist in the 2019 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, Scott will present work in the exhibition, The Outwin 2019: American Portraiture Today, Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC.

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