Susan G. Scott was born in Montreal, Quebec where she now lives, teaches, and maintains her studio practice as a landscape painter.
Scott’s education and early art practice were semi-nomadic, taking her to various places across the United States and Canada for 20 years before she returned to settle in her place of her birth. She left Montreal for New York City in 1966 to study painting at Pratt Institute and later attended schools of fine art in Boston, Maine, Montreal, and finally the New York Studio School of Drawing and Painting in 1972. An invitation to teach painting at Emily Carr College of Art in Vancouver brought Scott back to Canada in 1980. Since then, she’s taught painting in various universities and art schools throughout North America and continues to be a dedicated teacher and mentor within Concordia University’s fine arts community.
Scott has had many one person and group shows, including three solo exhibitions that toured Canada: Susan G. Scott: Works from 1974 to 1983, Blindman’s Buff (1988-1991) and Les Enfants Terribles (2003-2005). Her work can be found in permanent collections in Canada and Europe including Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Nickle Arts Museum, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, and Collection du Fonds régional d’art contemporain d’île-de-France. Scott’s work has received support from the Canada Council, CALQ, and the 1% program for Intégrations des Arts à L’Architecture run by Quebec’s Ministry of Culture and Communications.