Bio G. Scott MacLeod Multimedia Artist – Director
G. Scott MacLeod’s work continues to focus on using a variety of media combining music, storytelling, painting, photography, video, and film. The historical themes that he explores in his work are based on storytelling from ancient mythological texts, the archetype, to personal testimonials. ‘In my projects I use the old art of storytelling through contemporary media to relay the messages I want to send out. My work demonstrates that continuity and thus brought me to this project After the war with Hannelore.’
Member of RAAV, Montreal Film Group, Main Film, ELAN, La Raza Group. Scott is a fellow at The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico and Concordia Fine Art Alumni.
Born in Red Deer, Canada, Scott received his diploma in collegiate studies in Fine Arts at John Abbott College in 1984, and his his BFA at Concordia University with a specialization in printmaking in 2003. In 1986 he was awarded a residency at The Banff Centre of Fine Arts on the Tevie and Arliss Miller Scholarship, in 1988 he attended the Uffizi Print and Drawing Room in Florence on the Elizabeth T. Greenshields Foundation to study Master drawings and prints. In 1992 he was awarded a residency at the Leighton Artist Colony at The Banff Centre for the Arts to produce work for his Owe Canada Owe Quebec series, in 1993 Scott received a Canada Council Explorations Grant for his Black ’47 Irish Famine painting and video installation, in 1999 he received the William Blair Bruce Fine Art Travel Scholarship and a Canada Council Travel Grant and for his Ancestral Homes project in Norway. In 2005 he produced his Sacred Feminine and Masculine photo/video installation on a Conseil des arts et des Lettre du Quebec A Grant. In 2006 he was awarded a Main Film production grant for After the war with Hannelore and the SAGAMIE digital photo residency for his Goddesses and Gods/Contemporary Archetypes video installation.
Scott has presented his work in Canada, Mexico, Germany, Ireland, Czech Republic, and the USA. His work has been collected by, National Gallery of Canada, Musée de Québec, Museo Nacional de la Estampa, Guinness Corporation, Air Canada, The Royal Bank of Canada, Pratt and Whitney, Readers Digests, Claridge, Velan Valves Inc., The McAuslan Brewery, London Life, CP Hotels, and Lotto Québec. He is represented by the Jens Thielsen Gallery in London, Ontario. He is presently the artist in residence at the Centre St. Ambroise at the McAuslan Brewery.
“I have made it my life’s work to explore history, mythology and story telling in my art making process whether it be painting, photography, music or film in the hope to better understand where we have come from, who we are and where we are going. Joseph Campbell believed it is our myths that define us and I have defined myself in my work and created my own ‘myth’ or life path through my work. Art has made me humble, it has fed and sheltered me, given me a voice, and enabled me to do the same for others, through mentoring and outreach work. And as a result of this work I have better understood humanity’s place on this planet and have tried to be a positive influence for political and social change.”