PTDW: Scott Reeder
Scott Reeder is an artist who’s work has been shown widely including exhibitions at Saatchi Gallery, London, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, NY The Museum Of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Karma International, Zurich, Switzerland, Luce Gallery, Turin, Italy, L.A.C.E., Los Angeles Daniel Reich Gallery, NY, and Pat Hearn Gallery, NY. Reeder is known for his irreverent take on modernism and memorable titles like “Money in Bed” and “Symmetrical Pirate”. His work was recently featured in a solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.
Reeder’s paintings have been widely reviewed including articles in Artforum, Art & Text, Art Review, FlashArt, Frieze, The New York Times, Art News, Art In America, TimeOut, The Village Voice and The New Yorker.
In addition to his artistic practice, Scott has an active curatorial practice with his brother Tyson Reeder and wife Elysia Borowy-Reeder The collaboration began in 2002 with the opening of their storefront gallery in Milwaukee, “General Store.” General Store went on to curate the legendary “Drunk vs. Stoned” exhibitions at Gavin Brown’s enterprise, as well as the “Early Show” at White Columns in New York. Their most recent project “Club Nutz, “the world’s smallest comedy club,’” was a special project at Frieze Art Fair in London in 2009 and was recently featured at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago in the exhibition “Here Not There” in 2010. Scott is also a member of Milwaukee International, a five person collective responsible for the “Milwaukee International Art Fair”, hosted at a Polish beer hall/bowling alley in Milwaukee, the “Dark Fair” at the Swiss Institute in NY in 2008 and “Dark Fair- Cologne”, at the Kölnischer Kunstverein in Cologne, Germany in 2009.
Scott’s recent projects also include a soon to be completed feature film entitled “Moon Dust”; set 100 years in the future and tells the tragic story of a failing resort located on the moon. An excerpt of the film recently premièred at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.