Fall 2018 Artist in Residence
Toni Scott’s exhibitions and installations weave together artistically powerful stories presented through installations, multi-media, photography, painting, sculpture and digital ingenuity, often referencing fraught histories. "Learning of
my multicultural family heritage has inspired me to give life to the lost images and stories of history." Scott's "Bloodlines" series is a testament to her goals to inspire, educate, heal, engage, stimulate dialog, and bring together diverse cultures. "In every work I create resides a commitment to themes that build and enrich humanity." Scott’s work has been awarded and celebrated internationally. In 2012, she created a solo mixed media installation, Bloodlines, for the
California African American Museum.
2018, Scott was selected to exhibit at the 25th Anniversary of the Arthur M. Sackler Museum of Art and Archaeology at Peking University, Beijing China. The exhibit “Intersection: International Art and Culture,” “comprised of artists whose work seeks to create a better understanding amongst world cultures.” In 2018, Toni was invited to exhibit “Bloodlines Africa,” at Cornerstone University, Cape Town, South Africa. In 2015, she was selected as the solo artist for the Dame Jillian Sackler International Artists Exhibition Program, a prestigious invitation to install and exhibit her work in the Arthur M. Sackler Museum of Art and Archaeology at Peking University, in Beijing China. In 2016, she was featured as the First International Artist to exhibit a solo exhibition at the Changzhou Museum in Jiangsu Province of China. 2018, Toni exhibited a solo exhibit, "Aswarm with the Spirits of All Ages Here....", at the UNC at Chapel Hill, Sonja Haynes Stone Center. Currently her work is on exhibit at the Arthur M. Sackler Museum at Peking University, China for the 25 th Anniversary of the Sackler Museum. She is featured in the recently published book "Creative Souls: African American Artists in Greater Los Angeles" by UCLA Professor Paul Von Blum and on exhibit at the Watt's Towers Art Center in Los Angeles. Among Scott’s solo exhibitions in the MFA Program at UCSB 2017-2018, she has presented Wash(ED), Origins I, The Emography of Genetics, INDIG ENOUS, curated and co-exhibited “SHE MA.”
2018 - 2019, Toni has been selected as Post Graduate Artist in Residence at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Fall 2018, she will be The Squire Foundation Established Artist in Residence in Santa Barbara, CA. Knowledge acquired from the University of Southern California and Otis College of Art and Design, along with her natural talent and skill, have made Toni Scott the internationally renowned artist that she is today. She holds an MFA from the University of California at Santa Barbara, 2018. She is a Citizen of the Muscogee Creek Nation, and part of a global traveling exhibition of Muscogee Creek Artists.