STEVEN AND WILLIAM LADD
New York-based artists and brothers Steven and William Ladd have collaborated on artworks ranging from the minuscule to the massive for over two decades. Early works of haute-couture handbags and jewelry inspired their signature boxes that became towers, sparking performances that later evolved into large installations. Their artwork is often intricately crafted of textiles and beadwork and incorporates stories of their childhood and journey through life. Their work has been exhibited in museums globally and featured in major publications including The New York Times. Reflecting on the lack of exposure to the arts during their shared upbringing, in 2006 they founded Scrollathon as a way to engage people from all walks of life in collaborating on world-class artworks. Using a ‘scroll’ as a lens for personal storytelling, to date over 10,000 people from all ages, backgrounds and abilities have conquered fears, shared healing and built relationships through Scrollathons. Steven and William’s works can be found in collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Fidelity International, Agnes Gund and Musée des Arts Décoratifs. They’ve received commissions from The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Detroit Pistons, Washington Square Partners and the United States Department of State. Through partners Scrollathon has received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Knight Foundation and Bloomberg Philanthropies.