Alicia Escott

Alicia Escott is a San Francisco artist focusing on environmental degradation and social injustice. Her work addresses species-loss, the processes of commercial mediation in late-capitalist society, as well as the individual and collective experience of loss, heartbreak and longing. Her focus grapples with what it is to live a life in an unprecedented moment in the geologic history of the planet. She is interested in how we each negotiate our immediate day-to-day realities and responsibilities amid awareness of the overarching specter of climate-change, mass-extinction and other Anthropocenic events. She approaches these issues with an interstitial practice encompassing writing, drawing, painting, photography, video, sculpture, social-practice and activism. Escott has been a fellow at Djerassi, Anderson Ranch, the JB Blunk Artist Residency and Irving Street Projects. She holds an MFA from CCA and a BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has been shown in over 80 art-institutions and alternative spaces— including the Headlands Center for the Arts, the Hayward Gallery in London, the Berkeley Arts Center, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, The Berkley Art Museum, and The Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbra. Escott is a founding member of 100DaysAction and half of the Bureau of Linguistical Reality.