2022 Design and Build Fellow, Scottie Burgess
In 2022, MOA welcomes Scottie Burgess as its third Design and Build Artist Fellow! Scottie will mentor and lead the summer 2022 Design and Build Interns on their collaborative project with the help of resource artist, Walter Ware. Scottie is also alumni of the Design and Build Program himself and participated in an outreach session in 2016 as well as having held an artist in residence at MOA in 2021.
“As an active Colorado creative, I hold a BFA with a focus in Design and a BFA with a focus in Sculpture/Transmedia, graduating from the University of Colorado at Denver with honors. I was an apprentice to John McEnroe, am a member at Pirate: Contemporary Art, and I am active in the performance casting community. I work across a wide range of disciplines and mediums, though often, my work manifests as sculptural in nature. I have exhibited in various locations, from galleries and museums to abandoned window pop-up installation storefronts. Sustainability is important to me and often plays a role in my work, as a lot of the materials I utilize are up-cycled and thoughtfully repurposed.
As a transdisciplinary maker, my work involves meditations exploring material potentialities, distilling memories, emotions and moments through manipulated textural layers and cultural symbologies, in pursuit of a meaningful introspective creative process.
Existential conditions are often considered as places of creative departure, as limitations can be recognized and reframed to define relationships between objects, spaces, and experiences. Instincts and mistakes are embraced as vital. They lead to personal coincidences that result in illuminating forms and narrative, translate ineffable sensations, and ultimately exemplify the authentic human condition.”