For more than four decades Joyce Scott has created complex objects of skill, beauty and sophistication that double as a social mirror. She blends pop culture with political/social references to explore race, sexism, morality, stereotypes and other forms of social injustice. Her preferred technique is beadwork because it allows for improvisation, forces her to use existing colors, and to work with a needle and thread. Her work is in the permanent collection of The Mint Museum, and she is the Knight Artist-in-Residence
at the McColl Center for Visual Art.