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Selected Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2017    Past, Present & Future, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, California

2016    A Sharp Divide, Rowan University Art Gallery, Glassboro, New Jersey
A Man Was Lynched By Police Yesterday, SPACES/Young Kings, Cleveland, Ohio; traveled: 50/50, Kansas City, MO; Contemporary Art Center New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

2013     Money, Patriotism, Death, Polls and Manifestos , Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2012      Revolutionary Archive, Natalie & James Thompson Art Gallery, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
Postcode Criminals, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, New York

2010      Dread Scott: It’s Right to Rebel, Rosenberg Gallery, Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York
You Lie!:Dread Scott & Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky), Bowery Poetry Club, New York, New York

2008      Dread Scott: Welcome to America, MoCADA, Brooklyn, New York

2007      SOL’SAX and Dread Scott: Life, Liberty and Pursuit…, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH
New Year, Same Old Politics: Dread Scott & Fred Holland, FLATFILEgalleries, Chicago, Illinois

2006      Notorious ART: Dread Scott & John Sims, Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida

2004      Resistance is Fertile, Multimedia Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Six Feet Under: Make Nice, Week 7, White Box, New York, New York

2003       Lockdown, Clifford-Smith Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

2000      A Little Sumthin’ 2 Think About, Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

1990      Kinder & Gentler, Wessel O’Connor Ltd., New York, New York

1988      Our Aim is to Destroy Them!, NNWAC Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

Public Art Projects, Commissions & Public Performances

2014    On the Impossibility of Freedom in a Country Founded on Slavery and Genocide, +Art, Brooklyn, NY
Wanted, New York, NY

2012     Dread Scott: Decision, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM Fisher), Brooklyn, NY

2010     Money To Burn, New York, NY

2009      …Or Does it Explode?, Logan Square, Philadelphia, PA
I Am Not a Man, New York, NY

2006      Literal Biblical Horror, Franconia Sculpture Park, Shaffer, MN

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016    For Freedoms, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY
Selling the Shadow, Gallery MOMO, Cape Town, South Africa

2015     America is Hard to See, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Agitprop!, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

2014     The Wayland Rudd Project, Winkleman Gallery, New York, NY; Traveled: First Floor Gallery, Harare, Zimbabwe
The Rebel City, ADN Platform, Barcelona, Spain

2013     …as Apple Pie, Whitney Museum, New York, NY
Got the Message? – Fifty Years of Political Posters, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat, Australia

2012      Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, Contemporary Art Museum Houston, TX Traveled: Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Yerba Buena Art Center, San Francisco, CA
It’s the Political Economy, Stupid, Austrian Cultural Forum, NY, New York, New York; Traveled: Thessaloniki Center Of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece; Pori Art Museum, Pori Finland

2008       That Was Then…This Is Now, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, New York

2006       Whitney Biennial/The Wrong Gallery: Down By Law, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

2004       Open House: Working in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York

2003       Recent Acquisitions for an American Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

2002       New Additions to the Altoids Curiously Strong Collection, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY, NY
New York, New Work, Now!, Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire

1999       Ozymandias, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, New York

1998      Postcards from Black America, DeBeyerd Center for Contemporary Art, Breda, Netherlands. Traveled: Frans Halsmuseum, Haarlem, Holland

1994      Old Glory: The American Flag in Contemporary Art, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio. Traveled: Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona

1990      Illegal America, Exit Art, New York, New York

1989      A/Part of the Whole, School of the Art Institute of Chicago Columbus Drive Gallery, Chicago, IL

1985      Illinois Photographers ’85, Illinois State Museum, Springfield, Illinois

Grants, Fellowships, Residencies and Awards

2016    The MAP Fund

2015     A Blade of Grass Foundation, Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art

2014     Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
Artist-in-Residence, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn New York

2013     Art Matters Grant
Knight Artist-in-Residence, McColl Center for Visual Art

2012      New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Work

2011      Artist-in-Residence, Workspace, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, 2011-2012

2010      The Art Omi International Artists Residency

2009      Franklin Furnace Fund Grant

2008      Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation: Artists and Communities Grant

2007      Pennies From Heaven Fund/New York Community Trust Grant

2005      New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Performance Art/Multidisciplinary Work

2001      New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Sculpture
Creative Capital Foundation Grant

2000      Institute on the Arts & Civic Dialog
Special Editions Fellowship, Lower East Side Printshop

1999      Socrates Sculpture Park Emerging Artists Fellowship

1995      Mid Atlantic\NEA Regional Visual Arts Fellowship in Photography

Selected Bibliography

books and catalogs

Dread Scott: Welcome to America, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporian Arts

Dubin, Steven C., Arresting Images:Impolitic Art and Uncivil Actions, p 102-105, 108-123, 176-177

Open House: Working in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum, p 173 illus.

Perree, Rob, Postcards from Black America, p 120, 141-142, p 120, 121, 142 illus.

Potentially Harmful: The Art of American Censorship, Georgia State University, 8, 42-43, 97-100,113

Sholette, Gregory & Oliver Ressler, It’s the Political Economy, Stupid, Pluto Press, p 126-131

articles

2017    Campbell, Adrianna, “Banner Year,” Art News, Winter 2017, p 110-115, p 113, 115 illus

2016    “Artists on Politics,” Art Forum, November 2016, Cover, p 228-229, p 229 illus
Rogers, Angelica, “Does this Flag Make You Flinch,” The New York Times, July 17, 2016, p 11 illus

2015    Weaver, A.M., “Dread Scott: Radical Conscience,” Sculpture, July/August, 2015, p 24-29 illus

2014    Vartanian, Hrag, “Dread Scott Enacts the Images of Oppression,” Hyperallergic, October 8, 2014

2012    Markus, David, “It’s The Political Economy, Stupid,” Art in America, March 2012 p 117-118
Frater, Sally “Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art” Artforum, December Picks
English, Ron, John Law, “Interview” Juxtapoz, n142 Nov 12, p 108-113 illus

2009    Barned-Smith, St. John, “Through 12 Black Boxes, Young Artists Speak” Philadelphia Inquirer

2008    Cotter, Holland, “Weekend Arts” The New York Times, 4/25/08 p. E22

2006    Bischoff, Dan,“Aljira’s ‘cool’ Exhibit Burns with Intensity”, The Star Ledger, November 24, 2006

2002    Blount-Danois, Ericka, “Prisoner of War,” One World, vol. 7 no. 3 (June/July 2002) p. 108-109

2000    Zimmer, William, “Strong Statements in a Serene Setting,” New York Times, 12/3/00, sec 14, p. E39
Smith, Roberta, “Stretching Definitions of Outdoor Sculpture,” The New York Times, 7/28/00, p E29

1994    Harrison, Helen A., “Signifyin'”, New York Times, 11/27/1994, p. 26. illus.

1991    Art In America, “On Nationality: 13 Artists,” September 1991, pp. 124-131, 145, 159

1989  Hefter, Richard, “What is the Proper Way to Display the American Flag?,” SPIN, June 1989, p. 26-27
Hess, Elizabeth, “Capture the Flag”, The Village Voice, Vol. 34, No. 14, (4/4/1989), pp. 25-31
Hochfield, Sylvia, “Flag Furor,” ARTnews, Summer 1989, pp. 43-45, P. 44 illus.

Public Collections

Arkon Art Museum, Akron, Ohio

Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York

Laura Lee Brown, Steve Wilson Collection, International Contemporary Art Foundation, Louisville, KY

Museum of Art, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Museum of Art, Utica, New York

The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Education

1993  The Whitney Museum of American Art, Independent Study Program

1989  School of the Art Institute of Chicago, B.F.A.

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