Scott Oshima (they/them) is an artist, arts organizer, and community activist who re-centers communities of color by unearthing personal and political history within our city streets. Scott is 4th generation Chinese Japanese American and a 4th generation resident of Los Angeles on Tongva and Chumash land. They can often be found singing songs to the freeways or picking grapefruits from 150 year old trees in Little Tokyo.

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Picking Sunny the 150 year old grapefruit tree.

Scott Works
Scott is the Director of Community Arts and the Sustainable Little Tokyo creative placekeeping initiative at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center.

Scott Speaks
Scott has presented at local and national creative placekeeping conferences, such as ArtPlace Summit, Grantmakers in the Arts, People & Places, and more.

Scott Writes
Scott’s writing has been published in X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly, Capital & Main, Entropy, Orlando, FRBSJ Journal, and the forthcoming ArtChangeUS book.

Scott Went to School
Scott holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts.

S. Oshima © 2019