Celia Scott is an artist-architect. Trained at the Bartlett, she worked in New York and then in London where she set up her own architectural practice. She later earned an MA in Fine Art from the City and Guilds School of Art (2015), where she won the Harriet Anstruther Prize for Excellence. In 2015, she exhibited at Turps Gallery (as part of their first Open Call show), and at the Zetter. In 2017, Scott was selected for the exhibition, Exceptional, which included work selected from recent graduates of three top London art schools, and in 2018 she had a solo show at Velorose. Scott has also featured in two previous Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions.
Scott's sculpture (produced since the 1980's) has been exhibited widely, and she has had solo shows at the Eleven Spitalfields gallery in London and John Nichols Gallery, New York City. Her sculptures are held in several public and private collections in the UK (including the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, the British Library, the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Royal Academy of Music) and in several private collections in Europe and the USA. A book on her sculpture, Celia Scott, was published in 2008 by Black Dog Publishing.
Having trained and worked as an architect, and then an artist, it is perhaps unsurprising that Scott's practice hovers on the boundary between architecture and fine art. Her work harks back to the utopian period of British art in the 1930's, via Constructionism (Britain 1950's), and Scott's own formative period as an architect in the 1960's and 1970's. Oscillating between modern commitment and post-modern detachment, between Concrete Art and representation, Scott's art is where the real meets abstraction.