Cynthia Scott followed a BFA in Sculpture from RISD with stints as an actress (Aliens) and singer (Red Flame/Virgin 10 Records) in New York, London and Los Angeles, eventually establishing a home and art studio in New Orleans. She received an MFA in Studio Art from Tulane University in 2008.
Scott is the recipient of several public art commissions, an Artist Fellowship, and numerous grants from Louisiana Division of the Arts, Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation, the Contemporary Arts Center’s SweetArts Fund, and Transforma Projects. She has exhibited in London, Edinburgh, Mexico City, New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Providence, Baltimore, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, New Orleans, Alexandria (LA), Cedar Rapids, Minneapolis, Nashville, and cities in Alabama, Texas, South Carolina and California. From 2009 to 2011, she established and coordinated Current:NOLA, a discussion group/think tank of artists and writers engaged in raising the national and international profile of contemporary visual art in New Orleans through dialogue, promotion, and critical writing. Scott’s current studio practice includes large installations and smaller sculptural objects with sociopolitical themes, utilizing recycled materials, photography, video, and fabrication. Scott was a founding member of Staple Goods Gallery and is now a member of The Front.