Scott Treleaven (b. 1972, Toronto, Canada) graduated from the Ontario College of Art & Design in 1996. His paintings are heavily informed by his early filmmaking career, as well as work in a variety of other media spanning collage, sculpture, photography, and publishing. His seminal zines have been included in historical overviews such as ‘The Magazine – Documents of Contemporary Art Series’ (MIT Press 2016), ‘Showboat: Punk, Sex, Bodies’ (Dashwood 2016), and ‘In Numbers: Serial Publications by Artists Since 1955’ (JRP|Ringier 2009). Treleaven has had solo exhibitions at Invisible-Exports, New York; Jessica Silverman, San Francisco; Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles; Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago;; The Breeder, Athens, Greece; COOPER COLE, Toronto, Canada; The Suburban, Milwaukee, USA (June 2017), amongst others. He has also participated in group exhibitions at institutions such as Grazer Kunstverein, Austria; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; ICA, Philadelphia; MoMa PS1, NY;The Warhol Museum PA; and 80WSE, NY, USA; Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands; Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France; Maureen Paley, London UK; Alison Jacques, London UK; the British Film Institute, London UK; amongst others. Treleaven currently lives and works in Toronto, Canada.

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Born 1972, Toronto, Canada
Lives and works in Toronto, Canada

Education

1999
University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

1996
Ontario College of Art & Design , Toronto, Canada

1992
York University, York, Canada

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2017
TBA with Terence Hannum, The Suburban, Milwaukee, USA (forthcoming)
Independent New York with Anne Doran, Invisible-Exports, New York, USA
Not Palaces, Cooper Cole, Toronto, CA

2015
Animal Chapel, Invisible-Exports, New York, USA

2014
The Armory Presents, Armory Show, New York, USA

2013
All-Nite Cinema, Invisible-Exports, New York, USA

2011
The Holy Man Who Drank Milk with His Penis, Invisible Exports, New York
Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, USA

2010
The Radiant Guest (w. Paul P.), The Fireplace Project, East Hampton, USA
Cimitero Drawings, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, USA

2009
Your shadow at morning striding behind you, Or your shadow at evening
rising to meet you
, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, USA
Silver Make-Up, The Breeder, Athens, GR

2008      
Where He Was Going, John Connelly Presents, New York, USA

2007    
Witchcraft Through the Ages, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, USA

2006  
The Best Kind of Friends Are Like Iron Sharpening Iron, John Connelly, New York, USA
Where You Sleep, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, USA

2005
Temporary Temples, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, USA
Who Are You an Agent For, Conner Contemporary, Washington D.C., USA

2004
The Salivation Army, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, USA

Group Exhibitions

2017
Form & Volume, CFHILL Art Space, Stockholm, Sweden (forthcoming)

2016
Language of the Birds, 80WSE, New York
Two Years of Looking, New Art Projects, London, UK

2015
AA Bronson’s Sacre du Printemps, Grazer Kunstverein, AU

2014
Outside the Lines Painting: A Love Story, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, USA
Polígrafa 50 anos, Mul.ti.plo, Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, BR
Queer Outlaw Cinema: Jarman, Julien, Ottinger, LaBruce, Treleaven,
Lightbox Gallery, Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto, CA
Tony Greene, Iceberg Projects, Chicago, USA

2013  
White Petals Surround Your Yellow Heart, ICA Philadelphia, USA
The Temptation of AA Bronson, Witte de With, Rotterdam, NL

2012
Dark Cube, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR
Recent Acquisitions, Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, USA
In Numbers: Serial Publications by Artists, ICA London
AYE Dunkelblau – part 2, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, DE

2011
Night Work, Alison Jacques Gallery, London, UK
Kick In the Eye, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, USA

2010   
Art on Paper Biennial, Weatherspoon Art Museum, NC
Male, Maureen Paley, London, UK
To Believe, Visual AIDS, New York
Dirty Black Summer, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Berlin, DE

2009     
In Numbers: Serial Publications by Artists, X Initiative, New York, USA
Compassion, Institute for Art, Religion, & Social Justice, New York, USA
Memories & Encounters, Viafarini, Milan, IT
Learn to Read Art, Badischer Kunstverein, Baden | P.S.1, New York, USA
At Home He Is a Tourist, The Breeder, Athens, GR

2008
Boys of Summer, The Fireplace Project, East Hampton, USA
‘Male’, Collection of Vince Aletti, White Columns, New York | Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver, CA
AA Bronson’s School for Young Shamans, John Connelly Presents, New York, USA

2007
La Biennale de Montréal, Montréal, CA
Secret-Flix, Neue Alte Brücke, Frankfurt, DE
Some Kind of Portrait, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, USA
Love Addiction: Practices In Video Art from 1961 to Present, Galleria d’Arte Contemporanea di Monfalcone, IT

2006  
Only the Paranoid Survive, Hudson Valley Centre for Contemporary Art, USA
Tempest, The Fireplace Project, East Hampton, USA
Kamp 48, John Connelly Presents, New York, USA
Darkness Ascends, Museum Of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, CA

2005    
Log Cabin, Artists Space, New York, USA
Capricorn-28, Rocket Projects, Miami, USA
This Hard Gem-Like Flame, Angstrom Gallery, Dallas, USA
The Zine Unbound, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, USA
Le vanità dell’uccello in gabbia, Centro d’Arte Contemporanea Ticino, CH
Out of Bounds, Alternator Gallery, Kelowna, CA

2004     
The Collector’s Cabinet, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, USA
Sinbad In the Rented World, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, CA

2003
Teenage Bedroom Show, Galerie du jour agnès b, Paris | Deitch Projects, New York, USA
Breaking Sex, with Genesis & Lady Jaye P-Orridge, VAV Gallerie, Montreal, CA
Now Playing, D’Amelio Terras, New York, USA

Selected Film Screenings

2014  
British Film Institute, London, UK

2013
The Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh PA, USA

2011
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

2010  
Light Industry, Brooklyn, New York, USA

2006
The Museum Of Modern Art, New York, USA

2004
Art Basel, Art|Film 35, Switzerland, CH
FreeSpeechTV, New York, USA
The Independent Film Channel

2003  
New Festival, New York, USA
Frameline, San Francisco, USA
Glastonbury Festival, England, UK
Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn, USA

2002  
London School of Economics The Horse Hospital, London, UK
Centre d’art Contemporain, Basse-Normandy, FR
World Wide Short Film Festival, Toronto OutFest, Los Angeles, USA
MIX festival, New York, USA
Raindance Festival, London, UK

Books, catalogues and special projects

2017   
Treleaven, Scott. Picture Yourself in a Burning Building, Fulgur Ltd.

2016  
Mott, Toby, ed. Showboat: Punk|Sex|Bodies, Dashwood Books

2015    
Allen, Gwen, ed. The Magazine – Documents of Contemporary Art series, MIT Press/ Whitechapel Gallery

2014
Mackie, Alister. Another Man (photographic portfolio), Rizzoli International
Arning, Bill; Cassel Oliver, Valerie; Daderko, Dean. Outside the Lines, Contemporary Art Museum Houston
 Aarons, Philip & Bronson, AA, editors. Queer Zines 2, Printed Matter Inc.

2013
Jarraway, David R., Double-Takes: Intersections between Canadian Literature and Film, University of Ottawa Press
Pattern: 100 Fashion Designers, 10 Curators, Phaidon Press
Hannum, Terence & Treleaven, Scott. Unquiet Graves, artist book and cassette

2011   
P., Paul & Treleaven, Scott. The Radiant Guest. Artist book. Publications Studio
Treleaven, Scott. The Two Eyes Are Not Brothers. Artist book.Kiddiepunk, Paris
Hannum, Terence & Treleaven, Scott. Death Posture. Artist book

2010   
Hoptman, Laura, editor. Brion Gysin: Dream Machine. Catalogue essay, New Museum, New York
Visionaire #57: Art In the Year 2010. Artist’s project
AnOtherMan Magazine, issue #10. Photographic editorial
Hannum, Terence & Treleaven, Scott. Call and Response. Artist book
Lewis, David. Blake Book. Artist book. Lubok Verlag, Leipzig

2009
Aarons, Philip & Roth, Andrew, editors. In Numbers: Serial Publications by Artists Since 1955, PPP Editions/Andrew Roth, New York
Treleaven, Scott. Cimitero Monumentale. Photographic edition, Printed
Matter, New York
Treleaven, Scott. Passing Strange, catalogue, VIR-Viafarini, Milan

2008  
Craig, Blanche, editor. Collage: Assembling Contemporary Art, Black Dog Publishing, London
Aletti, Vince, and Roth, Andrew. Male: from the collection of Vince Aletti, PPP Editions/Andrew Roth, New York
Aarons, Philip & Bronson, AA, editors. Queer Zines, Printed Matter Inc.
Treleaven, Scott. The Grey Book, catalogue, The Breeder
Fite-Wassilak, Chris. Frieze Yearbook, Frieze Art Fair, London

2007
Baerwaldt, Wayne. La Biennale de Montréal catalogue
Bruciati, Andrea. Love Addiction: Practices In Video Art from 1961 to Present, catalogue
Treleaven, Scott. Some Boys Wander By Mistake catalogue; writings by Dennis Cooper, Jack Pierson, Terence Hannum; Kavi Gupta Gallery, John Connelly Presents, Marc Selwyn Fine Art

2006  
Lev, Leora. Enter At Your Own Risk, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
Povinelli, Elizabeth A. The Empire of Love: Toward a Theory of Intimacy, Genealogy, and Carnality, Duke University Press
Treleaven, Scott. The Salivation Army Black Book, Printed Matter/Art
Metropole Darkness Ascends catalogue, MOCCA Press, Toronto

2005  
Golonu, Berin. The Zine Unbound: Kults, Werewolves, and Sarcastic Hippies, catalogue, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SF

2004  
Vaughan, R.M. Sinbad in the Rented World, York University Press, Toronto
Treleaven, Scott. YYZine Artist’s Project: Temporary Temple. YYZ, Toronto

2003  
Metzger, Richard, & Morrison, Grant, editors. Book of Lies: The Disinformation Guide to Magick and the Occult, The Disinformation Company Ltd.

2002   
Treleaven, Scott. This Is the Salivation Army ‘Bootleg Series’ #3, ArtMetropole

2000  
Niedzvieki, Hal. We Want Some Too: Underground Desire & Mass Culture, Penguin

Select Press

2016    
Randle, Chris. “Language of the Birds” (review), Art in America, May 2016

2015   
Lyall, Scott, and Davis, Christine, eds., Public, issue 51: Colour
Dotter, Stefan, ed., Whitelies Magazine, issue #2
Dust Magazine, issue #7
Time Out, ‘Best Contemporary Paintings Now on View in NYC Art
Galleries,’ May 20

2014     
Elms, Anthony. Bulletins of the Serving Library, “Advertorial”, #6
Constantinou, Theo. Genesis, vol.I

2013    
Krishtalka, Sholem. The Globe & Mail, “The Temptation of AA Bronson,” Oct.8

2012  
Gavin, Francesca. Dazed & Confused, “Off Modernists,” November
The Last Magazine, portfolio, issue #7
Tampa Review, illustration, issue #42

2011
Coppola, Théo-Mario, “Meeting Scott Treleaven,” Crash Magazine, issue #56
Uzquiza , David G., Buffalo Zine, interview, Issue 1, Spring/Summer
Ceschel, Bruno. “Best Books of 2010,” Photo Eye Magazine, Winter
Hug, Scott. K48 Magazine #8, cover photograph
Cotter, Holland. “Downtime At New Year? It’s Full,” New York Times Jan.1
Kyriakakou, Kika. “Dark Art: An Interview with Scott Treleaven,” Ozon, January

2010   
Rittenbach, Kari. “Male at Maureen Paley”, Frieze Magazine, issue 135, Nov-Dec
Knight, Christopher. “Depicting Death & Mourning”, Los Angeles Times July 9
Gavin, Francesca. “The Apocalyptic Landscape,” Sang Bleu, April issue
Rugarber, Laura. “Brion Gysin, Inspiration to Stones, David Bowie, Gets
First U.S. Retrospective”, Wall Street Journal Online, July 14
Hallett, Nick. “Join the Occult”, Interview Magazine Online, July 6
Burgher, Elijah. “Are You a Zombie or a Witch?” C Magazine #106, Summer
Boukobza, Julie. “Interview”, Le Magazine Double, issue #19

2009      
Lee, Nate, review/recommended, art.newcity.com, Nov 12- 18
Time Out Chicago, review, Issue 246 : Nov 12–18
Gartenfeld, Alex. “The Liste List”, Art in America
Castets, Simon. “Different Breed”, VMan, Spring, issue #13
Pernet, Diane. “Fade to White”, Zoo Magazine, no.22
Argyropoulou, Giota. Athens Voice, “The City Is Immersed In Desire”, Feb.26
Trivoli, Despina. LIFO, “Athens Top Ten”, Feb.19-25
Petrides, Pavlos. FAQ, issue 47, March 19
Zeykili, Despina. Athinorama, Feb.26-March 4

2008   
Haskell, David. “Very Graphic Design”, New York Magazine, Dec. 28
Roberts, Sam. Ysterografo Magazine, ‘Frieze Fair Issue’, #125
Treleaven, Scott. “Through a Lens, Darkly: Kenneth Anger,” VMan #12
Sonnenborn, Katie. “AA Bronson’s School for Young Shamans,” Frieze Magazine, issue 116, June-August
(photo credit) Butt no. 25, Winter 2008/09
Sansom, Anna. “Black Magic” Tokion issue V.4
Vedon, Xavier. “Si le loup y était…” Traffic Spring-Summer
Gilbert, Alan. “Life, Death and Reinvention” The Village Voice Jan.29
Cotter, Holland. “School for Young Shamans,” New York Times Jan.18

2007   
Gaines, Malik. “Witchcraft through the Ages,” Frieze Magazine Sept-
October Northcross, Wayne. Out, August
Leblanc, Marc. Beautiful/Decay issue: S, ‘The Darkness’, May
Lethbridge, York. C Magazine #93, Spring
(photo credit), Pref Magazine #18, Jan.-Feb.

2006     
Perkins, Greg. “Critics Picks for Best of 2006.” Chicago Reader Dec.22
Critic’s ‘Top 100 Artists.’ (shortlist) Flash Art International Autumn
Breidenbach, Tom. Review. Art Forum XLIV no.9, May
Vorha, Smriti. “Inclusive and Exclusive Art”, AC Institute, March
Northcross, Wayne. Gay City News Vol.5, #35
Risemberg, Rafael. New York Blade March 3
Wolf, Matt. “Introducing Scott Treleaven.” NYFA.org News
Northcross, Wayne. Review. Gay City News Vol.5, #10

2005  
Higgs, Matthew. “Best of 2005-Log Cabin.” Artforum XLIV no.4, Dec.
Workman, Michael. Review. Flash Art International No.240, Jan.-Feb.
Cotter, Holland. “Log Cabin.” New York Times Jan.28
Kennerley, David. “Connections Unspoken” Genre Magazine #134 Jan.-Feb

2004      
Trebay, Guy. “Artists Stage a Be-In at Bergdorf’s.” New York Times Oct.26
Milroy, Sarah. The Globe & Mail Feb.21
Vaughan, R.M. Canadian Art Magazine vol.21, #3
Balzer, David. “Sinbad In the Rented World.” Eye Magazine Feb.12
Tischer, Ben. “Primal Pornography.” Duponis Sept., Vol.1, No.3
Marlowe, Scott. “When Zinesters Go Pro.” Broken Pencil #24

2003   
Halter, Ed. “The Village Voice Fourth Annual Critic’s Poll.” The Village
Voice, Take4 supplement, Jan.1-7
K48 Magazine vol.1, #4, illus.

2002
Halter, Ed. “Mixed Company.” The Village Voice Nov.20-26
“Best Of Toronto 2002 Annual Critics’ Poll.” NOW Magazine vol.22, #9
Goslawski, Barb. “ExperiMental.” P.O.V. Magazine #46/47, Fall
Tunnacliffe, Catharine. “Leader of the Pack.” EYE Magazine vol.11, #26

1999  
Treleaven, Scott. This Is the Salivation Army, issues #1-8 (1996-1999)

 

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