He was recently awarded a 2016 NJSCA Fellowship for artistic excellence, a 2016 Creative Capital Grant, and a 2015 MAP Grant to create 3/Fifths, a piece exploring race and racism today. It is inspired by Disposable Men, his 2005 multi-media solo performance work, which juxtaposed images from Hollywood monster movies with the harsh reality of the historical treatment of black men in America. It was produced by HERE Arts Center and toured to Boston, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Providence, and Amhearst. He is currently working diligently as lead artist on 3/Fifths, which is being produced by 3 Legged Dog and will be presented in both of their theatrical spaces, creating a dystopian theme park called SupremacyLand. He is a consultant and Fieldwork facilitator for The Field, leading peer to peer performing artist feedback workshops in NYC and artist retreats. James Scruggs has a BFA in Film from School of Visual Arts.