Scott Baxter (he/him) trained as a visual artist in Intermedia Art at Edinburgh College of Art, graduating in 2015 with first class honours. His interdisciplinary approach to making includes drawing, painting, printmaking, object making, photography, filmmaking, writing, spoken-word performance and installation.
Scott’s practice examines queer identity, performativity and imagery where digital technologies are now an everyday part of identity creation. He responds to historical, and current, queer (in)visibility by subverting understandings of familiar social allegories to create altered contexts for queer realities and agency to exist. The work often depicts multiple temporalities of bodies in action, bodies in transition and the evanescent experiences of touch.
Scott’s current practice examines worship, totems and icons in relation to queer sexuality. He is working on an open-ended series of paintings, screenprints and sculptural objects that juxtapose queer expressions of sexuality with religious art methodologies.
Scott has received a number of awards and scholarships and has been selected for exhibition across the UK including ARCUS Pride Exhibition 2021, Clifford Chance, London; RSA: New Contemporaries, Royal Scottish Academy 2016; and New Scottish Artists at DRAF / Fleming Collection 2016. Scott’s work is held in the public collection of Aberdeen Galleries and Museuems, Scotland and private collections in the UK, Germany and the USA.
Instagram: @scott_baxter_artist and @walter_lewd
BA (Hons) First Class, Intermedia Art, Edinburgh College of Art, 2015.
Dip. Arch (Mackintosh), The Glasgow School of Art, 1994.
B’Arch (Hons), The Glasgow School of Art, 1993.
Edinburgh College of Art Scholarship, 2016
ECA College Research Award, 2016
The Barns-Graham Travel Award, 2015
The Katherine Michaelson Prize for Dissertation, 2015
Satellite @ Summerhall, Visual Arts Scotland, Summerhall, Edinburgh, 2018
MESH - Lines of Inquiry, Exhibition Curator, Maclaurin Gallery, Ayr, 2017.
Flop Culture, Gayfield Creative Spaces, Edinburgh, 2016.
New Scottish Artists 2016, The Fleming Collection, London, 2016.
RSA New Contemporaries 2016, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, 2016.
Shift and Spin, Stanley Mills, Stanley, Perthshire, 2015.
Square Egg, Whitespace, Edinburgh, 2015.
ALT., Bargain Spot, Edinburgh, 2015.
Not As Yet, Space Club, Edinburgh, 2014.
Urban Edinburgh: Turnstyles, Edinburgh, 2012.
Drouthy Cronies, Arts Complex, Edinburgh, 2011.
Bored Games. Spoken-word performance, The Fifth Evening at the Whitespace Gallery, 2017.
Over. Spoken-word performance, The Fourth Evening at the Whitespace Gallery, 2017.
Ping! Spoken-word performance, Friday Talk Event, Edinburgh College of Art, 2017
Sade_Gimp_69, Monologue. Pollyanna, Paradise Palms, Edinburgh, 2015.
What do you want from me?, 2015.
Visions of Flight, Rowanfield School, Edinburgh, 2014.
Splashing Out; The Water Foot-print of our Daily Lives. Trinity Academy, Edinburgh College of Art and The University of Edinburgh, 2013.
Talks and Seminars:
Art Practice and Community Projects, Edinburgh Napier University, 2014.
Methods of Creative Practice, Edinburgh Napier University, 2014.