Statement

Scott Baxter trained as a visual artist in the Intermedia Art programme at Edinburgh College of Art and is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Edinburgh. His doctoral project explores the impact that mobile communication technologies have on contemporary queer identities. In particular, the concept of ‘slippage’ where app users can slide between a variety of constructed online identities and how this connects to offline lived experiences. In order to explore the narrative forms of queer histories, virtual identity, performativity and sexuality, Scott employs an interdisciplinary approach that includes auto-fictional prose, filmmaking, drawing and sculpture.

Scott’s work has received a number of awards and has been selected for exhibition across the UK including RSA: New Contemporaries: 2016, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, New Scottish Artists at DRAF / Fleming Collection, London, 2016 and Satellite @ Summerhall, Visual Arts Scotland, Edinburgh, 2018.

Prior to his current career as an artist, Scott studied architecture at the Glasgow School of Art and practiced as an architect in Zimbabwe, Hong Kong and Ireland.