Scott Treleaven was born in Canada, in 1972. Since first coming to attention in 1996 with his independent publication, This Is the Salivation Army, and his groundbreaking documentary, Queercore, Treleaven’s work has been predominantly concerned with the expression of the anomie and atypical cultural phenomenon (eg. civil disobedience, abnormal psychology, occultism, fringe sexuality, etc.) and how these ideas and behaviours are articulated and illustrated. He has incorporated a wide variety of media into his practice, including collage, video, photography and installation, and this versatility has allowed him to collaborate with a number of notable artists including AA Bronson, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Dennis Cooper, Kevin Drew (of Broken Social Scene), director Carter Smith, and G.B. Jones. Recent exhibitions of note include: Male, Maureen Paley, London (2010); Silver Make-Up, The Breeder, Athens (2009); Where He Was Going, John Connelley Presents, New York (2008); Love Addiction: Practices In Video Art from 1961 to Present, Italy (2007); Biennale de Montreal (2007); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2006). He lives and works in Paris and Toronto.
Scott Treleaven is represented by the following galleries:
Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles < http://www.marcselwynfineart.com/ >
Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago <http://www.kavigupta.com/>
John Connelly Presents, New York <http://www.johnconnellypresents.com/>
The Breeder, Athens, Greece <http://www.thebreedersystem.com>
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