Scott Oshima (they/them/their) 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 yonsei (4th generation) Japanese Chinese American and a 4th generation Los Angeles resident. 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 Lead Community Organizer at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center and the Project Manager of the Sustainable Little Tokyo creative placekeeping initiative. 

Scott Speaks
Scott has presented at local and national creative placekeeping conferences and sessions, such as Grantmakers in the Arts 2018 Conference, LISC’s How to Do Creative Placemaking webinar series, and People & Places 2019 Conference.

Scott Writes
Scott’s writing has been published in X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly, Capital & Main, Entropy, Orlando, and Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Journal (forthcoming).

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

S. Oshima © 2019