Scott Keva James is a Seattle-based audio/visual artist, who works primarily with found imagery and light, using video and projection in real spaces. He has a keen interest in time, texture and flow. In his work lyrical patterns emerge and slide along the continuum between organic and inorganic, nature and artifice, abstract and concrete. Scott was born in Denver, but grew up in rural Washington, where he developed a lifelong connection to natural environments and natural systems.
In 2001 Scott joined Spaceboat.tv, performing at Seattle’s EMP and San Francisco MOMA. He collaborated on multiple installations and performances at Consolidated Works, and performed most years at Seattle’s Decibel Festival. Since co-founding The Now Device in 2004, he has provided creative direction to projects for symphony orchestras and clients like Xbox, Getty Images and Seattle Theater Group, and has worked with artists such as Chuck D. and John Legend.
In both 2016 and 2017, Scott brought his installation and projection mapping skills to the Lusio Festival. His work was featured at an instance of Mokedo Gallery’s Sight Unseen series, and he has mounted multiple installations at Lusio productions at the Volunteer Park Conservatory.
Since 2008 he has served as artist in residence and taught an NEA grant-funded digital media design studio for teens at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Westcott House. He has performed by request at Northwest Film Forum, and he continues to perform at art centers, galleries and clubs in Washington, Colorado, Ohio and New York, collaborating with numerous local and international artists.
Scott received a B.A. from Pomona College (including study at the Sorbonne in Paris), and a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Washington. Scott has lived primarily in Seattle Since the late 1980’s.