San Francisco State University, Bachelor of Arts in Studio Painting and Drawing, magna cum laude, 2000
L’Accademia di Belle Arti, Firenze, Italia Studio Art: Painting, 1997-1998
Apprentice, Ed Hardy’s Tattoo City, San Francisco, CA, 2005-2007
Tattoo Artist, Ed Hardy’s Tattoo City, San Francisco, CA, 2007-2020
2019, Group: Dysfunctional. RVCA Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2019, Group: Tattoos in Japanese Prints. Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA
2019, Group: Hardy Youth. Aachen, Germany, London, England, and San Francisco, CA
2019, Group: Breakfast Club. Kaiserstadt Tattoo Expoo, Aachen, Germany
2018, Group: Brooklyn Joe Lieber. Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
2014, Group: Traditions and Taboos. Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2014, Group: Featured Art Showcase. Wooster Street Social Club, New York City
2013, Group: Indelibly Yours: The Tattoo Project, Smith Andersen Editions, Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery, Santa Rosa Jr. College
2011, Group: Selections from the Smith Andersen Editions Archive, de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA
2007, Group: Women and the Art of Tattooing, San Diego, CA
2005, Group: Hot & Cold, The Zine Unbound Series, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2005, Group: Short Cuts. Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2004, Group: Exquisite Corpse. Needle and Pens Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2000, Group: Young Turks. Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA
2018, Solo: Bay Area Tattoo Convention, Burlingame, CA
2007, Solo: Brown Bear Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2006, Solo: A Stitch in Time. Needles and Pens Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2004, Curator: Gettin’ it On, the History of the Tattoo Stencil. Hold Fast Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2004, Curator: Exquisite Corpse. Needles and Pens Gallery, San Francisco
2004, Commission: Blood for Oil mural, Clarion Alley, San Francisco, CA
2003, Commission: Three Women mural in collaboration with Tauba Auerbach and Claudine Gossett, San Francisco, CA
1998-2004, Commission: Muralist, San Francisco
- Various locations including San Francisco State University
2019: A conversation about the past, present and future of tattoo art, Tattoos in Japanese Prints. Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA
2018: Lew the Jew and His Circle: Origins of American Tattoo. Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
2000: Young Turks. Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA
VICE. (2020, July 16) Tattoo Age Episode 2: Ed Hardy’s Last Apprentice.
B.,Margherita. (September/October 2019 issue.) Mary Joy Scott from Florence to Tattoo City. Tattoo Life.
Ruin, R. (2017), Sept. 15). Featured Tattoo Artist, Mary Joy Scott. Renee Ruin Blog.
Tieman, V. (2011, Dec. 5). Graffiti: Art or Trash? When Paint Meets Purpose.
Paul Dobleman, Mike Giant, Matt Howse, Derick Montez, and Mary Joy Scott. Breakfast Club: Book of Tattoo. San Francisco, CA: Independent Publisher, 2018.
Molinsky, E. (Host). (2019, March 6). Imaginary Worlds: Tales of Margaret Brundage [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/imaginary-worlds/id916273527?i=1000431258764%3Fi
Kitamura, M. (2019). Knives and needles: tattoo artists in the kitchen. (pp. 146-151). Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing.
Vaziri, A. (2019, March 29). Mary Joy Scott on Lyle Tuttle’s tattoo legacy. SF Chronicle Datebook. Retrieved from https://datebook.sfchronicle.com/art-exhibits/mary-joy-scott-on-lyle-tuttles-tattoo-legacy