Scott Mexcal is a visual artist, youth mentor, and art scholar. Born and raised in New Mexico Scott currently resides on the ancestral homelands of the Duwamish people, in Seattle, WA. Scott's passion for art first emerged as a teenager where he was active in the Albuquerque art scene as a graffiti artist, lowrider, and tattoo apprentice.
In 2000, Scott left New Mexico to further his studies at Northwest College of Art in Poulsbo, WA. In 2003 he received a BFA in Visual Communications with double majors in Fine Art and Graphic Design. After undergrad, he went on to have an award-winning career designing graphics for some of the world's premier wine brands. In 2009, Scott was accepted into the Aristides Classical Atelier at Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA, where he studied full-time for 3 years. In 2020 Scott became a master's candidate at Prescott College where he is currently studying to earn his MFA in Social and Environmental Arts Practice. Scott exhibits work at Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery, as well as creating public art projects throughout Seattle.
A crucial component of Scott's practice is his work as a mentor to young artists. Scott has been an art instructor for institutions such as Coyote Central, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Gage Academy of Art, and Pratt Fine Arts Center and has worked with programs such as Urban Artworks and Power of Hope Camp.
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