Scott M�xcal (@escot_mexcal) he/him was born amidst the nopal and yucca on the bank of the Rio Grande river in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Scott's ancestors have lived along the river on both sides of what is today the Mexican/U.S border for countless generations. Scott is Chicano, descended from indigenous people and Spanish/European colonizers. 

Scott spent his young life in the family garage building lowrider-bikes and cars, in the barrio creating street art and tattooing, and in the Catholic church where the lines between spirituality, healing, and art blurred together in his mind. For the past twenty years, Scott has called the traditional homeland of the Duwamish people; Seattle, Washington, his home. Wherever he goes his ancestors, and cultural traditions are with him in his heart.  

Scott's decision to move to the Pacific Northwest many years ago was due to growing up with a passion for grunge music and wanting to be a part of the vibrant creative community in Seattle. Since that time, he has contributed to the creative cultural fabric of the city as a graphic designer, a public artist, a youth art mentor, and art activist. His work has hung in numerous exhibitions throughout the city and surrounding area. 

Instagram:  @escot_mexcal

Artwork by Scott Méxcal

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