Scott Braun is a visual artist, educator, and socio-political activist from New York, NY, whose sculptures and performances engage the participant in an exploration of self in the context of society. His current social practice work, The Decency Project, has taken place in museums, institutions, galleries and public squares across 5 states. He has been artist-in-residence at Anderson Ranch in Colorado and Haystack in Maine, and his work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions at the Queens Museum, Sideshow Gallery, The Rosenthal Library, the Benton/Nyce Gallery, the Pei-Ling Chen Sculpture Garden at Savannah College of Art and Design, Rye Arts Center gallery, and the American University Museum.
Braun has served as Lecturer in Sculpture at Yale School of Art (2009-2012), Faculty/Critic at New York School of Interior Design (2012-2019), and visiting artist/critic at Parsons School of Design, University of the Arts, Lehigh University, and Pratt Institute. He is currently Assistant Professor, Area Head in Wood in the Craft/Material Studies Department at VCUArts in Richmond, VA. He holds a BA in Music from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and an MFA in Studio Art and Social Practice from Queens College, CUNY in NY.
Design, sculpture, or conceptual critique, ideation, history, studio practice and/or social practice, critical theory, and the historical contextualization of whatever canonical arc the mentee is working within.