Alex Scott


“I draw advocacy.”

Alex Scott makes art to be seen. Being an artist is a large part of his identity; he writes, “I feel and express, and I am happy because I make it so everyone can see that I made art.” Alex remembers being introduced to art in preschool and making collages. His artistic voice is identified through strong line work, simple shapes, flat colors, and energetic characters that bring us into Alex's world. 

Alex was born in Chicago and currently lives in Esperanza’s Community Integrated Living Arrangement (CILA). He works as a full-time artist at The Arts of Life. Alex is very close with his brothers and gets inspired by the characters they watch on TV and learn about in books, playfully imagining these personas in his own works. Alex’s collection is reminiscent of children books' illustration. His subject matter is full animated stories and expressions that appeal to our inner child.

Art is Alex's language for connecting with others and being active in his community.  With this idea in mind, it is easy to understand why animals are depicted often in his work - they are created as a visual trope of connection and nostalgia. 

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Prints by Alex Scott

Two Chickens
Alex Scott
Alex Scott
Samuel the Shrew
Alex Scott

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