Scott Treleaven (b. 1972, Toronto, Ontario, Canada) graduated from the Ontario College of Art & Design in 1996. A noted figure in 90s queer independent film and zine circles, his publications have been included in historical overviews such as ‘In Numbers: Serial Publications by Artists Since 1955’ (JRP|Ringier 2009), ‘The Magazine – Documents of Contemporary Art Series’ (MIT Press 2015), and ‘Showboat: Punk, Sex, Bodies’ (Dashwood 2016). 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.

Treleaven was included in the FRONT International Triennial in 2018 and La Biennale de Montréal in 2007. Solo and group exhibitions include: KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2018); XYZ Collective, Tokyo (2018); MOCA Tucson, Arizona (2018); Cooper Cole, Toronto (2018; 2017); Invisible-Exports, New York (2018; 2015; 2013; 2011); The Suburban, Milwaukee (2017); 80WSE, New York (2016); Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (2014); ICA, Philadelphia (2013); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2012); and ICA London, UK (2012), amongst others. Treleaven currently lives and works in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


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


University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Ontario College of Art & Design , Toronto, Canada

York University, York, Canada

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

Meson, Cooper Cole, Toronto, Canada
Scott Treleaven, Invisible-Exports, New York, USA

Scott Treleaven and Terence Hannum, The Suburban, Milwaukee, USA
Independent New York with Anne Doran, Invisible-Exports, New York, USA
Not Palaces, Cooper Cole, Toronto, CA

Animal Chapel, Invisible-Exports, New York, USA

The Armory Presents, Armory Show, New York, USA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Salivation Army, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, USA

Group Exhibitions

Sperm Cult, LAXART, Los Angeles, USA
Closed Window Curated by American Boyfriend, XYZ Collective, Tokyo, Japan
Blessed Be, Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson, Arizona, USA
FRONT International Triennial, curated by Michelle Grabner, Cleveland, USA
AA Bronson’s Garten der Luste, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany

Nature’s Way (curated by Lee Plested), Cooper Cole, Toronto, CA
Form & Volume, CFHILL Art Space, Stockholm, Sweden

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

British Film Institute, London, UK

The Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh PA, USA

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

Light Industry, Brooklyn, New York, USA

The Museum Of Modern Art, New York, USA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Select Press

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lee, Nate, review/recommended,, 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

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

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.

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.” News
Northcross, Wayne. Review. Gay City News Vol.5, #10

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

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

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

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

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



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