Scout Dunbar is a third-generation female artist from Ithaca, NY. She received her BFA from Alfred University in 2011. Her piece, Harvest Moon, was recently acquired by the University of New Mexico for their permanent art collection. She has exhibited nationally and internationally in venues such as Robert Blackburn Printmaking Studio, NYC (2013), Limerick Printmaking Studio in Limerick, Ireland (2013), Air Gallery in Brooklyn, NY (2014) Cornell University in Ithaca, NY (2017), and Tiger Strikes Asteroid in Los Angeles, CA (2018.) In 2012, she completed a fellowship at the Ink Shop Printmaking Center in Ithaca, NY, followed by a studio internship at Dieu Donne, a contemporary paper-making studio in Brooklyn. Her work has been featured in publications in the Ithaca Times, Studio Visit Magazine, the Edinburg Press, and Create! Magazine. Dunbar currently resides in Tucson, Arizona.
About the Series
My work exudes a playful energy and lighthearted exploration of color, texture, and symbolism that illicit feelings of the Sonoran Desert and greater Southwest. This particular series draws inspiration from my recent trip to Baja California, during which time I engaged with my surroundings through drawing and observation. Travel has become a main component of my creative process, as it allows me to participate in the natural world while interpreting it through my personal inner lens.