New Orleans, Louisiana
Kenneth Scott Jr., a neo-pop artist, was born and raised in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans, LA. At a young age, Scott’s talents as a visual artist were discovered. He learned that he could leverage his talents as an artist to move beyond the constraints of his neighborhood. Participating and placing in juried shows on a professional level has brought much success to Scott. He has been featured in numerous galleries, museums, and publications. Scott has also received many accolades from his artistic endeavors. Most recently, he received a 2013 NOLA FOR LIFE Champion Award. Scott was featured as the official artist of the 2012 Old Algiers RiverFest Poster and 2011 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival Congo Square Poster.
Joan Mitchell Center Residency, 2021
To create is to connect with feelings that are human in nature. To connect is to have the ability to take away pain and bring joy to one’s life. I have been told that my artwork has an ‘impact’ on people's lives—the word ‘impact’ meaning forceful contact. To take an otherwise insignificant image and make it larger than life is one of the most—if not the most—important goals I have set for myself.”