Joyce J. Scott (b. 1948, Baltimore, Maryland) is an African American multi-disciplinary artist who is best known for her figurative sculptures and jewelry using free-form, off-loom bead weaving techniques. Scott uses her artwork as a potent platform for commentary on social and political injustices. Premised within a familial lineage of storytelling, the artist embeds narrative into her work, communicating stories in part through her material palette. Pristinely crafted, her objects imbue complex themes with light materials, such as glass, creating a compelling dialogue between darkness and light. Along with many other feminist artists in the permanent collection, Scott’s practices explore and reflect upon similar themes of spirituality, gender and the body.