Ayo Scott is a native of New Orleans, and the tensions that pulse through his hometown are at the foreground of his aesthetic practice. Using the traditions, ambitions and contradictions of New Orleans, Scott creates visual allegories that explore ways of being, consumerism and technology's interaction with the transcendent.
Scott graduated from Xavier University and has been featured in numerous institutions across the country, including the McKenna Museum of African American Art, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and the Louisiana Art and Science Museum.
Scott has received a variety of prestigious awards, including the Love in the Garden Award from the New Orleans Museum of Art. His pieces are also included in prominent personal collections including those of Serena Williams and CCH Pounder.
Scott has an inherent ability to capture performance art within a visual medium. This is reflected in his popularity with many musicians, evidenced by Scott's creation of album covers for Trombone Shorty and Tank and the Bangers.