Scott Walker is a New York City based fine artist. His work overlaps themes of gender and sexuality with traditional craft and fiber techniques.
March 2017 - Twist, Junior BFA Show, Parsons The New School For Design, New York, NY
July-August 2016 - Art From the Boros IV, Denise Bibro Fine Art Gallery, New York, NY [Link]
Parsons the New School for Design, New York, NY — 2014-18
November 2017 - Open Studios Spotlights Fine Arts Students, The New School Free Press, Lindsey Garretson and Anna Del Salvo [Link]
Scott Walker’s work combines his interests in craft, care, idealism, and positionality. His work utilizes traditional fiber craft techniques, most often embroidery and macrame. Fiber crafts carry with them a multiplicity of associations, meanings and histories, which Scott considers in his practice. Fiber crafts reference familial histories and traditions, as well as the domestic spaces in which crafted works are created and displayed. Scott grew up with a mom who embroidered and a grandma who knitted, along with other female family members working in fiber crafts. These crafts were labors of love, labors of beauty, and acts of religious and spiritual devotion. Scott’s own fiber art practice is labor intensive, relating to modes of unappreciated labor, gendered labor, and emotional labor.
Scott is interested in the gendered associations of fiber arts and crafts. The stitches and knots in his work often act as a stand in for the femme or queer body. Soft materials are often set in contrast to violent imagery. Sequins are frequently utilized for their garish and flamboyant qualities. As a material designed purely for decorative embellishment, sequins elevate the femininity and camp in the works. Scott also sees sequins as a rejection of hierarchies that historically reduced fiber art to the category of “decorative.”