Walter Scott is an artist from Kahnawà:ke whose work is based in writing, illustration and sculpture and is known for his ongoing comic book series, Wendy, which follows the fictional narrative of a young woman living in an urban center, whose dreams of contemporary art stardom are perpetually derailed by her fears and desires and the allures of punk rock, drugs, and alcohol.
In July, Scott will begin research towards a new Vancouver-specific commission exploring collaborative performance and script writing. He will also be leading workshops with the Native Youth Program at the Museum of Anthropology, where youth learn various aspects of working within a museum environment, including giving public tours, completing research projects, and participating in presentations and workshops by MOA staff. Scott will also be working with the CAG’s Exchange Program with Emily Carr University.
Scott currently lives and works between Toronto and Montréal. For the Images Festival 2015, Scott produced Wendy Live! where a cast of English, Japanese and Mohawk-speaking performers enacted the newest Wendy book before its 2016 North American English-language release. Alongside his comic work, Scott produces work involving printmaking and sculpture and is represented by Macaulay & Co. Fine Art, Vancouver. He recently completed a residency at the Koganecho Bazaar, Yokohama, Japan.
Stay tuned for more info on Walter’s Vancouver projects!