County: King County
Grants for Artists' Progress (GAP) 2023
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Fin’es Scott’s art is a celebration of Black joy and serves as a vibrant counterpoint to the often-explored theme of Black trauma. Her work gracefully weaves together threads of rest, Afrofuturism, and environmentalism. She holds space for Black women’s joy with her large-scale textile. For Black women to rest, be joyful, and be in nature is a revolutionary concept and an act of rebellion.
With a lineage rooted in hand quilting, inherited from her great-grandmother, Fin’es infuses her craft with a profound sense of devotion and affection. This legacy is found in her art, a testament to the enduring power of tradition. Combining traditional crafts like metal leafing, hand embroidery, applique, and hand beading with contemporary tools like Photoshop, Fin’es crafts a unique visual language that bridges the old and the new. Her art can be described as an illustration that is quilted versus quilts that are illustrated. That distinction is essential, especially to the devout quilters.
Having honed her skills over two decades, with formal design education in NYC, she’s been dedicated to this current body of work since 2021. She has gallery representation in both Seattle and New Jersey. When she’s not making art, Fin’es enjoys living by and exploring the messages she explores in her art.
Artist External Links
Fin'es Scott, Bouquet, Textile Art, 33" x 38", 2023
Fin'es Scott, Motion, Textile Art, 33" x 39", 2023
Fin'es Scott, Regal, Textile Art, 33" x 38", 2022
Fin'es Scott, Friends, Textile Art, 39" x 68", 2022
Fin'es Scott, Mirror, Textile Art, 32" x 79", 2023