G. Scott MacLeod was born in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, in 1965. His family moved to Montreal from Cape Breton N.S. in 1969, where he was educated in both French and English, fully integrating into the French culture of Quebec. MacLeod is a multimedia artist in the truest sense of the term. A critically acclaimed painter and photographer whose work is in many permanent collections, including that of the National Gallery of Canada, he is also a performing songwriter and recording artist. Scott has over 200 exhibitions and performances nationally and internationally and his art, music and film work has reflected social, political and historical themes with an aim to promote education and accessibility to art and culture. His work is in many museums, corporate and private collections. He has presented his work in Canada, The USA, Mexico, Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, France, Italy and Czech Republic. His work has been collected notably, by The National Gallery of Canada, Musée de Québec, Museo Nacional de la Estampa, Guinness Corporation, Air Canada, The Royal Bank of Canada, Pratt and Whitney, Reader’s Digest, Claridge, Brasserie McAuslan Brewing, London Life, CP Hotels, Loto Québec, ALDO, Senvest Collection, Dr. Jane Goodall and TV personality Rick Mercer.
Based in Montreal, MacLeod holds a BFA and MA from Concordia University. His thesis project was the documentary film Dans l’Griff-In Griffintown (2013), on the French community in Montreal’s Griffintown neighborhood, which won the 2014 Award of Excellence in Oral History from Concordia University’s Centre for Oral History. He is a member of RAAV, Main Film, a fellow at The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico and an affiliate at the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling at Concordia University. He currently produces educational animations, films and web platforms with MacLeod Nine Productions as teaching tools for schools, libraries and the public.