Scott Baxter, born 1970, graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with first class honours in Intermedia Art in 2015. Since graduating, he has received a number of awards and scholarships and has been selected for exhibition across the UK including: New Contemporaries at the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, 2016; New Scottish Artists at DRAF / Fleming Collection, London, 2016; and Satellite @ Summerhall, Visual Arts Scotland, Edinburgh, 2018.
I am interested in themes of virtual identity, performativity, sexuality, and the narrative forms of queer stories: how they are told, their myths, anecdotes and contexts. The work I make combines a diversity of research that blends fact with fiction queering its narrative.
My interdisciplinary practice includes auto-fictional prose, filmmaking, spoken-word performance, painting and installation. My current practice examines ideas of worship and icon status within queer sex. I am working on an open-ended series of gouache paintings on board that juxtapose queer expressions of sex and sexuality within religious art methodologies.
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