Lotte Scott grew up in Castle Cary, Somerset. She studied BA Art Practice at Goldsmiths University and MFA Sculpture at the Slade School of Art, where she graduated in 2017 with First Class honours. She now lives and works in South Somerset.
Lotte’s practice is rooted in the landscape of her home county, exploring the materiality of place and past through sculpture and drawing. Since 2013 her primary focus has been the peat moors of the Somerset levels, examining the indexical nature of peat as a living archive of land and people. Lotte is the recipient of the 2020 Gilchrist Fisher Award, for artists under 30 working with the theme of Landscape.
Having first made charcoal as a teenager, this process has been an integral part of Lotte’s work for the last twelve years.