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Wendy Scott

Education:

• West Thames College 1994-6 - Diploma in Art & Desighn


• Reading University 1996-2000 - B.A. Fine Art
F.U.E. in Philosophy and History of Art


Exhibitions/Commissions:

2000-2007 mainly concemtrating on private commissions.

• ‘Transfiguration’ April 2000
Part of a mixed media exhibition to launch the new Roadmender, a venue for live music, performance and art.

• ‘Start 2000’ March 2000
Video shown at the START the Millennium Moving Image Festival in Plymouth.

• ‘Childs Play’ Jan/Feb 2000
A solo video installation at the Artist’s Gallery, Willesden, London. A nostalgic look at childhood exploring the inevitable way in which we find ourselves behaving like our parents and our children reminding us of how we used to be.

• ‘The Excitements of Everyday Life’ June 1999
A solo exhibition of video installation using still images to make a link between painting and video.

• ‘Adultessence’ March 1999
An exhibition of photography at the Phoenix Gallery, Exeter, about the changing relationship between adults and children, held to coincide with a major conference at the University of Plymouth.

• ‘Women In Visual Arts 99’
An international exhibition of women’s photography at the Erector Square Gallery, Connecticut, U.S.A. curator/judge, Elizabeth Sussman from the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

• ‘National Print Exhibition 99’
At the Mall Gallery in central London.

Bursaries:

• Organised ‘Inter-sect’ a solo, site specific, mixed media exhibition after a four-month residency at the London Aquatic Experience, in West London.
Received £2000 funding from local businesses.


• Part of an all women’s group of artists in Hammersmith.
Received £1000 funding to produce video installation.


BIOGRAPHY

Wendy Scott was born in Acton in 1965 and studied at West Thames College and Reading University. She still lives there today with her partner who is a painter and two children. Her inspiration is drawn from familiar surroundings with the family and domesticity as subject matter whether expressed in video/film installation or photography.

She says “my love of film/video/photography started when my first child Jamie was born and I found I could stop the feeling of her growing older by recording and possessing images of her as little. I took hundreds of snap shots and hours of video tape as many parents do, and as she got older I would lovingly place them in albums and pour over them, recapturing all those precious moments of sweet, gurgling plumpness”.

In 1997 Wendy had a four-month residency at the London Aquatic Experience in Syon Park, Brentford. After which she organised ‘inter-sect’, a site specific exhibition of the work produced, which was shown in the animal handling room of the zoo, who’s tropical environment housed amongst others, snakes, spiders and crocodiles which was successful in presenting her art in an accessible and interactive way outside the usual gallery space.

Recently she has traced her ancestors back to 1770 and found she is related to several interesting people like Billy Milton a 1920’s vaudevillian and his wife Chili Bouchier the last silent movie star. A D Bartlett is another who ran London Zoo for 50 years until 1900, she is presently writing a book about his interesting life based on the knowledge, artefacts and stories passed down through the family.