Peter Scott is a Professor of the Practice in the Print, Paper and Graphic Arts Department at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Over the past 25 years he has been involved with print workshops and print portfolio exchanges between the Print and Paper area at SMFA and with colleagues and students in Johannesburg, South Africa. In particular, this has focused on collaboration with Artist Proof Studio, Johannesburg, founded and directed by SMFA/Tufts alumna Kim Berman in 1991, as well as with faculty and students at the University of Johannesburg, where Ms. Berman is also a Full Professor in printmaking.
With the incorporation of SMFA into Tufts University, Scott’s Faculty Fellowship will provide continued support for exchanges between the SMFA Print, Paper and Graphic Arts Dept. and Artist Proof Studio as well as the University of Johannesburg. Funding will allow for a print artist from Artist Proof Studio to come to SMFA for a two-week workshop in the fall. Initiatives also include running a corresponding two-week workshop in Johannesburg, where he will work with advanced students at Artist Proof Studio in the spring semester. In the summer of 2019, the department is looking forward to reinstituting a course that would travel to South Africa where students from SMFA/Tufts would be collaborating with students from the University of Johannesburg and Artist Proof Studio.