Book cover for Ian Charles Scott: The Shape of the Being: Portrait Project
Hostos professor and celebrated artist, Ian Charles Scott, has published a book about his career, which spans decades and two continents. Titled, Ian Charles Scott: The Shape of the Being: Portrait Project, the book is divided into distinct “chapters” that document his artistic career beginnings in Scotland through his time in New York City. 
Scott said this book is the first in a series that only showcases portraits of people he has met in New York and Scotland. Later books will feature magic realist scenes and psychodramas, Scott added. The book was published by Victory Hall Press with financial support from New Jersey Council for the Arts.
Scott, who was born in 1957, has been teaching art at Hostos since 2000. He credits his first artistic success as winning the Walt Disney International Art Award at the age of 6.
 Ian Charles Scott: The Shape of the Being: Portrait Project is available in selected bookstores and from for $16.00.
More about Ian Charles Scott
Ian Charles Scott was born in 1957 in Wick, Scotland. He went on to be the only student in Dundee University to receive the highest degrees of First-class Honours Bachelor's, as well as the only student to receive a “Highly Commended” recommendation for his M.F.A degree in Fine Art.
Scott is a recipient of Scotland’s most prestigious travelling scholarship, the "Alastair Salvasen Award," which he used to spend six months travelling the United States by train. Scott has also been invited by the Royal Scottish Academy to be their showcase artist during its three-month summer exhibition later in 2015. This is the most important venue in Scotland, situated at "The Mound" on Princess Street along from the Royal Mile.

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Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is an educational agent for change that has been transforming and improving the quality of life in the South Bronx and neighboring communities since 1968. It serves as a gateway to intellectual growth and socioeconomic mobility, as well as a point of departure for lifelong learning, success in professional careers, and transfer to advanced higher education programs. The College’s unique "Student Success Coaching Unit" provides students with individualized guidance and exemplifies its emphasis on student support services.

Recently named one of the top 10 finalists for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, Hostos offers 27 associate degree programs and two certificate programs that facilitate easy transfer to The City University of New York’s (CUNY) four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions. The College has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development that offers professional development courses and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. Hostos is part of CUNY, the nation’s leading urban public university, which serves more than 480,000 students at 24 colleges.