Scott Treleaven

Canadian, born 1972

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Scott Treleaven

Canadian, born 1972

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Scott Treleaven, who has been called, affectionately, an obdurate misfit, produces mixed-media paintings, drawings, collages, and sculptures, takes photographs with a 35mm camera, and shoots evocative films with a Super 8 camera—exploring, through all of his work, the experience of marginalization and the communities that develop outside of mainstream culture. His own experience as a gay man informs his practice. Among his first projects was the founding of “queercore”, an underground movement focused on alternative sexualities that eventually, and intentionally, dissipated under the pressure of its own self-criticism. Ranging from abstract to representational, his work often features sexually charged, semi-nude young men and references to paganism, polytheism, and punk rock. Treleaven both critiques and embraces these so-called outsider communities, foregrounding what he sees as their allure and romance, and daring viewers to see it too.

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Biography

Scott Treleaven, who has been called, affectionately, an obdurate misfit, produces mixed-media paintings, drawings, collages, and sculptures, takes photographs with a 35mm camera, and shoots evocative films with a Super 8 camera—exploring, through all of his work, the experience of marginalization and the communities that develop outside of mainstream culture. His own experience as a gay man informs his practice. Among his first projects was the founding of “queercore”, an underground movement focused on alternative sexualities that eventually, and intentionally, dissipated under the pressure of its own self-criticism. Ranging from abstract to representational, his work often features sexually charged, semi-nude young men and references to paganism, polytheism, and punk rock. Treleaven both critiques and embraces these so-called outsider communities, foregrounding what he sees as their allure and romance, and daring viewers to see it too.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
top emerging
Emerging representation
Represented by up-and-coming galleries.
publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
fair
Included in a major biennial
FRONT International
Articles Featuring Scott Treleaven
10 New Artists to Watch in Abstract Painting
Jun 5th, 2014
Armory Presents: Emerging Artists, Newly Established Galleries
Feb 24th, 2014
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