Scott Treleaven, ‘The Unquiet Grave	diptych’, 2012, Nikola Rukaj Gallery

diptych : left panel 13.2 x 10.4", right panel 18.3 x 13.4"

About Scott Treleaven

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, Satanism, 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.

Canadian, b. 1972, Toronto, Canada, based in Paris, France

Fair History on Artsy

2015
INVISIBLE-EXPORTS at NADA New York 2015
2014
INVISIBLE-EXPORTS at NADA Miami Beach 2014
2014
INVISIBLE-EXPORTS at NADA New York 2014
2014
INVISIBLE-EXPORTS at The Armory Show 2014
2013
INVISIBLE-EXPORTS at Frieze Week NY 2013 (Frieze, NADA, PULSE)