Jill Scott was born in 1952, in Melbourne, Australia. She has evolved from conceptual performance art, through to the production of video artworks, and onto the construction of interactive environments and exhibited these works in USA, Australia, Europe and Japan. In 1973, she completed a Degree in Film, Art and Design from Prahran Institute of Technology, Melbourne. From 1975-1982 she lived in San Francisco, where she finished a Masters Degree in Communications from San Francisco State University, and became the Director of Site, Cite, Sight, an alternative Gallery for Sculptural Installation.
In 1982 she returned to Australia to lecture in Media at the University of New South Wales, College of Fine Arts, Sydney and start the Australian Video Festival. Since then she has worked with computers leading to 3d Animation and Interactive Art.
In 1992 she was invited to be a guest professor for Computer Animation, in the Hochschule fur Kunst, Saarbrucken, Germany, and in 1993 won an Award of Distinction at Ars Electronica for Interactive Art.
From 1994-97 she was an Artist in Residence and project coordinator for the Medienmuseum at the Zentrum fur Kunst und Medien Technology (ZKM) in Karlsruhe, Germay as well as a Research Fellow at The Center for Advanced Inquiry into the Interactive Arts, University of Wales, Great Britain, where she was awarded a Doctorate in Media Philosophy.
Currently, she is professor for Research in the Institute for Cultural Studies, University of the Arts Zurich, Switzerland.