Scott Reeder

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b. 1970 Ann Arbor, Michigan Lives and works in Chicago and Detroit

Scott Reeder (b. 1970, USA) is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Chicago, illinois and Detroit, Michigan. Reeder uses simple forms in his paintings, sculptures, and installations, to address complex ideas and to deploy cultural critique.


Reeder works in a wide range of media, including public sculpture, painting, sculpture, neon, and installation. His public artworks have been exhibited extensively in cities such as Miamiand Chicago, and have received extensive coverage in the press, often sparking debate because of their multifaceted potential meanings.


His other subjects have included paintings of anthropomorphic objects, works that offer a critical reconsideration of the familiar and the mundane, and humorous references to iconic art historical works, as in “Cops Ascending a Staircase” (2009) (a reference to Marcel Duchamp’s most famous work).


More recently, Reeder has begun to make a seriesof spaghetti paintings, in which the silhouettes of various types of cooked and uncooked spaghetti are spray painted onto a surface in abstract compositions.

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2020   Didactic Sunsets, Canada, New York, NY

2019   B-Side of the Moon, Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
2015   Context Burger, Retrospective, Hudson, NY

Put the Cat on the Phone, Kavi Gupta CHICAGO | Washington Blvd., Chicago, IL

More Work, Natalia Hug Gallery, Cologne, Germany

It Gets Beta: Scott Reeder and Andrew Kuo, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY

Scott Reeder, 356 Mission, Los Angeles, CA

MOON DUST- A Film by Scott Reeder, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY

Paintings of Things, Kavi Gupta Berlin, Germany
People Call Me Scott, Lisa Cooley, New York, NY

Scott Reeder, Kavi Gupta Chicago, IL

Chicago Works: Scott Reeder, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Scott Reeder, Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach, FL

Scott Reeder, Luce Gallery, Torino, Italy
Scott Reeder: New Work, Green Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

Painter, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York, NY

Gavlak Projects, Palm Beach, FL

Scott Reeder and Tyson Reeder, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York, NY

Liste Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland

Inova, Milwaukee, WI

Scott Reeder: New Works, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York, NY

French Thoughts, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Moon Museum (Scene 51: Shots 1-2), Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN

Scott Reeder and Tyson Reeder, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise 620A, New York, NY

Moon Dust, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL

Flowers, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York, NY

Scott Reeder and Tyson Reeder, The Suburban, Oak Park, IL

Scott Reeder and Milhaus, Deluxe Projects, Chicago, IL

Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, New York, NY

Scott Reeder and David Robbins, Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, MA

2000 Scott Reeder and Laura Owens, China Art Objects, Los Angeles, CA

Scott Reeder and Cameron Martin, Angstrom Gallery, Dallas, TX

Pat Hearn Gallery, New York, NY

Scott Reeder and Mitchell Lopez, L.A.C.E., Los Angeles, CA

Hermetic Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

Group Exhibitions

2020 The Written Word, online exhibition, Kavi Gupta, Chicago, IL

The Figure in Solitude, online exhibition, Kavi Gupta, Chicago, IL

King Dogs Never Grow Old, Diane Rosenstein Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Dance, Dance, Dance, Arts of Life, Chicago. IL

2019 Inaugural Exhibition, Gavlak, Los Angeles, CA

Canada b/w Frag City, Soccer Club Club, Chicago, IL

Idea Sale, Kavi Gupta Group Exhibition, Kavi Gupta, Chicago, IL


The Moon, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark

Paradise, Nigh Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Inaugural Group Exhibition, Gavlak, Palm Beach, FL

Coping Mechanisms, Library Street Collective, Detroit, MI

2017 Chicago River Walk Public Sculpture Exhibition, Chicago, IL

99 Cents or Less, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI, May 19 – August 6

30th Anniversary Exhibition, Part Deux, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, NY

30th Anniversary Exhibition: Attics of My Life, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York , NY


SMS SOS: Text, Texture and Gesture, Malborough Gallery, New York, NY
Laugh-In: Art, Comedy, and Performance, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA

I Dropped the Lemon Tart, Lisa Cooley, New York, NY

Anything for a Laugh: Humor in Contemporary Art, Art + Culture Projects, Brooklyn, NY

RE(a)D, Nathalie Karg Gallery, New York, NY

Palm Beach Summer Show 2015, Gavlak, Palm Beach, FL

Call and Response, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, NY

Laugh In: Art, Comedy, Performance, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego-La Jolla, San Diego, CA

People’s Biennial, curated by Jens Hoffmann and Harrell Fletcher, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI
Purple States, curated by Sam Gordon, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY
Another Look at Detroit: Parts 1 and 2, curated by Todd Levin, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
Awkward Phase, curated by Jeremy Willis and Lauren Novotny, 65 Maspeth Ave, New York, NY

Paint Off, Paint On, Halsey McKay, East Hampton, NY
A Study of Midwestern Appropriation, curated by Michelle Grabner, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
Draw Gym, organized by Brian Bellot, Know More Games, Brooklyn, NY
Please Come to my Show, Part II (1980-Now), organized by David Senior, MoMA Library, New York, NY
Summer Reading, The Hole, New York, NY
The Future is Stupid, Green Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

All F@*#ing Summer, Gavlak, Palm Beach. FL

The Art of the Joke, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Liminal Boundaries, Luce Gallery, Torino, Italy
Sentimental Education, Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
Spaced, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, NY
Portrait of a Generation, The Hole, New York, NY

Abstract America, Saatchi Gallery, London

Holes, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York
With Walls, Museum 52, New York
Anniversary Show, Gavlak Projects, Palm Beach, FL
Little Worlds, Luce Gallery, Torino, Italy
Tuesday Afternoon in a Cage, L.T.D., Los Angeles, CA
More Mergers and Acquisitions, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA

Constellations, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Rob Pruitt’s Flea Market, The Tate Modern, London
Top Ten, New Jersey Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
Wallgasm, Angstrom Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
There, There, Inova- Peck School of the Arts, Milwaukee, WI

Pretty Ugly, Gavin Browns Enterprise, New York
I Won’t Grow Up, Cheim & Read, New York
Tales of the Grotesque, Karma International, Zurich

Liste International Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland
The Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s 2006 Mary L. Nohl Fellowship Exhibition, Inova, Milwaukee, WI
Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel, Switzerland
Rob Pruitt’s Flea Market, at GBE, Frieze International Art Fair, London
Jail City, Jack Hanley Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Space Is a Place, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
Foot by Foot by Foot, Mogwai, Venice, CA
Mantua Festival, Dublin, Ireland
Fast Forward, Rockford Museum of Art, Rockford, IL
Secret Cache, Angstrom Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
High Desert Test Sites, Joshua Tree, CA
WuTang Googloplex, Gavin Brown’s at Passerby, New York
Ceramics Show, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL
Three Degrees of Francis Bacon, Milwaukee Art Museum, WI

Action Adventure, Canada, New York
60 Second Video Festival, Fugitive Projects, Nashville, TN
On Platforming, Locust Projects, Miami, FL
Gas—Issue Number 4, Jacob Fabricius, Copenhagen
Art Institute of Chicago Benefit Auction, Chicago, IL
White Columns Benefit Auction, New York
The Art of the Artist Statement, Hellenic Museum and Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
Kids of the Black Hole, Stalke Gallery, Copenhagen

Drunk vs. Stoned 2, Gavin Brown Enterprise, New York
One Minute Rave, Canada, New York
The Four Color Pen Show: Chicago, Van Harrison Gallery, Chicago, IL

Strange Animal, L.A.C.E., Los Angeles, CA
The Four Color Pen Show, Locust Projects, Miami, FL
Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?, Champion Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA
The Infinite Fill Group Show, Foxy Productions, New York
Sticker Project, Wrong Gallery, New York
Drunk vs Stoned, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise/General Store, New York
Yard Sale, Track House, Oak Park, IL
Under the Sun, Greener Pastures Contemporary Art, Toronto
What’s Up With Milwaukee, Galapagos Art Space, New York
Spacemakers, The Suburban/Lothringer Dreizen, Munich, Germany
Make Your Own Fun, Guild and Greyshkul, New York

Going West, Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Austin, TX
Symbolic Space, The Hudson Rover Valley Center for Contemporary Art
The Birdman Returns, D’Amelio Terras, New York
Now Playing, D’Amelio Terras, New York
Karaoke Death Machine, Daniel Reich, New York
The Burnt Orange Heresy, Space 101, New York
Utopia Station, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
General Store, The Stray Show, Chicago, IL
Millhaus vs. Forcefield, Mixture Contemporary Arts, Houston, TX
Amfar 2 x 2, Angstrom Gallery, Dallas, TX
Sculpture Show, Angstrom Gallery, Dallas, TX
K-48 Kult Show, Scope Art Fair, New York
The Party, Joymore, Chicago, IL

Version 02, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Canceled Art Fair, China Art Objects, Los Angeles, CA
Tasty Dog, Krems, Austria
Newspaper Project, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York
Realm of the Lair, Joymore, Chicago, IL
Plat & Form, Portable Hermetic & Foster Gallery

Mortal, The Betty Rymer Gallery, Chicago, IL
Memorial Show: Part 3, Pat Hearn Gallery, New York
More, More, More, Chicago Project Room, Los Angeles, CA
The Armory Show 2001, Pat Hearn Gallery, New York

Factory Soiree, Milwaukee Art Museum, WI
The Next Wave: New Painting in Southern California, California Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA

Painting: fore and aft, ACME, Los Angeles, CA
Oriental Nights, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York

Yeah, Loyola Research Center, Chicago, IL
Vienna Beef, Bricks and Kicks, Vienna, Austria

Harry Karry Show, Diverse Works, Houston, TX

The Speed of Painting, Pat Hearn Gallery, New York






The Whitney Museum of American Art will be screening Scott Reeder’s film Moon Dust. The screening will be followed by a conversation between he and musician Ian F. Svenonius.

“Floor 3, Susan and John Hess Family Gallery and Theater

Directed by Scott Reeder, Moon Dust (2014; 92 minutes) is a science fiction fantasy about the last resort on the moon, featuring space drugs, extraterrestrial infestations, a space jam band, the Five Seasons bar, and more. The screening will be followed by a Q&A between Reeder and writer and musician Ian F. Svenonius, who stars in the film.

This program is organized in conjunction with Laura Owens in collaboration with 356 S. Mission Rd. ” -The Whitney Museum of American Art