Scott Reeder

Scott Reeder's paintings are irreverent parodies yet his painting are classical in a sense. He mines art history for different styles and each style gives him the context for a new joke. The list of his parodies include Caravaggio, Picasso, Duchamp, Jasper Johns, Rothko, Matisse, Twombly, Lewitt and others. Then there are the uniquely Scott Reeder paintings – the smoking fruit, the Christian Calculator, the Symmetrical Pirate. But as Reeder's Untitled 14 x 25 foot piece that occupied the lobby of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago demonstrates, he is not only interested in the surface joke. The “spaghetti” series delves into the the abstract both as a visual experience and a type of problem of social value. 

Reeder’s work has been shown widely including exhibitions at Saatchi Gallery, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, Daniel Reich Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Jack Hanley, China Art Objects, and Pat Hearn. His 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. Reeder recently had a solo show at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.

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 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. 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.

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Exhibitions:



The Future is Stupid




Press:

REVIEW: Scott Reeder at the Green Gallery By Rafael Salas - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

An affection for abstraction - Wisconsin Gazette.com






Selected Works:



Bookcase, 2002
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 72 x 52 inches
   







Robot in the Wild, 2004
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 10 x 40 inches









Snake on Phone, 2004
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas









Synyngyng,
 2004
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas







Ceramic Painting,
 2005
Scott Reeder
oil and ceramics on canvas










Ceramic Painting, 2005
Scott Reeder
oil and ceramics on canvas







American Dick, 2006
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas









Cool and Dead, 2006
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas








Cool Shit, 2006
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas







Money in Bed, 2006
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 20 x 22 inches






Winning, 2006
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas






All the Boring States, 2007
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 38 x 47 inches









Bad Alphabet, 2007
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 31 x 39 inches








Bad Fruit, 2007
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas





Continuous Hot Dog, 2007
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas







Cute Communists - Castro, 2007
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas







Cute Communists - Mao, 2007
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas







Cute Communists - Marx, 2007
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas








Cute Communists - Stalin, 2007
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas









Eye Vs. Brain, 2007
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 22 x 26 inches








French Bookcase, 2007
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas









French Pussy, 2007
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas









Gay Barn, 2007
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 19 x 24 inches








Igloo, 2007
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas







Panda Protest, 2007
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas








Paper at Night, 2007
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 60 x 44 inches








Paper at Night, 2007
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 40 x 32 inches








Paper at Night, 2007
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 46 x 36 inches








Pencil Thinking of Pen,
 2007
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 20 x 17 inches








Pissed Off Popcorn, 2007
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 20 x 16 inches









Plant Thinking of Money, 2007
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 24 x 18 inches








Symmetrical Pirate, 2007
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas








Uninformed Unicorn, 2007
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 12 x 14 inches








Why, 2007
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas,









Crystal Ball and Chain, 2007
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches








The Final Battle, 2007
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 6 x 8 feet








Rectangles Relaxing (Beach),  2008
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 48 x 34 inches







Rectangles Relaxing, 2008
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas






Stupid Fucking Books, 2008
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas






Thoughtless Triangle, 2008
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 25 x 22 inches







Bloody Mouth, 2008
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas









Anarchist Anniversary, 2008
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 24 x 28 inches








Bread & Butter Day, 2008
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas







Bread & Butter Night, 2008
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 22 x 26 inches








Christian Computer, 2008
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 28 x 24 inches









Cool & Dead, 2008
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 9 x 9 inches








Cuddling Crusaders, 2008
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas







Cubist Cokehead, 2008
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 22 x 20 inches











Eggsecution, 2008
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 22 x 20 inches











Flounders Fucking, 2008
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas











Fucked Up Flower, 2008
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 26 x 22 inches








Paper at Night, 2008
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 44 x 34 inches







Paper at Night, 2008
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 31 x 25 inches








Paper at Night, 2008
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 42 x 32 inches







Blue Still Life, 2009
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 24 x 20 inches








Bread and Butter Disco, 2009
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 18 x 24 inches







Comedian, 2009
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 14 x 11 inches







Cops Ascending Staircase, 2009
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 50 x 34 inches







Cubist Cokehead (Blue Table), 2009
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 28 x 23 inches







Cubist Cokehead (Manattable), 2009
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 26 x 22 inches







Cubist Cokehead (Womanattable), 2009
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 40 x 30 inches







Cubist Cokehead (Womanwithpurse), 2009
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 24 x 20 inches







Drunk Flower, 2009
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 42 x 20 inches







Flower Untitled, 2009
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 30 x 24 inches








Fucked up Flower 1, 2009
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas







Fucking Money, 2009
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas







Pink Still Life, 2009
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 23 x 27 inches








Suicidal Shape (Studyinred), 2009
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 20 x 16 inches







Birds with Books, 2009
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 31 x 24 inches







Fuck Up Flower, 2009
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 31 x 19 inches







Money At Night, 2009
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 34 x 30 inches






Bread & Butter (Dead) 2009
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 20 x 24 inches







Drunk Flower, 2010
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 24 x 34 inches







French Bookshelf, 2010
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 46 x 24 inches







Fruit in the CIty (Hottub), 2010
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 19 x 24 inches







Fruit in the City (Bathtub), 2010
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches







Old Explosions, 2010
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches







Sisyphus Ice Cream, 2010
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas







Smoking Flower,, 2010
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas







Stoned Horse, 2010
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas







Untitled, (After Corbet), 2010
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 24 x 34 inches








Untitled (Cooked) 2010
Scott Reeder
enamel on canvas, 24 x 20 inches







Christian Calculator, 2010
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 11 x 17 inches







Untitled (Blue Cooked) 2010
Scott Reeder
enamel on canvas, 40 x 30 inches







Introspective Ice Cream (One Scoop) 2010
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 16 x 19 inches






Revolt, 2010
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 42.5 x 16 inches






Untitled (Lime Green), 2010
Scott Reeder
enamel on canvas, 30 x 23 inches








Cubist Cokehead 1, 2011
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas







Cubist Cokehead 4, 2011
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas





Cubist Cokehead - Woman With Purse, 2011
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 36 x 26








Cubist Cokehead - Fisherman, 2011
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 29 x 24 inches







Cubist Cokehead 3, 2011
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 36 x 30 inches







Cubist Cokehead - Guitar Player, 2011
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 21 x 25 inches







Cubist Cokehead - Nudes with Mirror, 2011
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 25 x 29 inches








Cubist Cokehead - Nudes by table, 2011
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas







Cubist Cokehead - The Pianist, 2011
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas







Cubist Cokehead, 2011
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas







Drunk Flower, 2011
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas








Cubist Cokehead - Woman with Chair 2011
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 48 x 36 inches







Introspective Ice Cream 2, 2011
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas







Narcissistic Cop, 2011
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas







Reclining Cop, 2011
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas







Smoking Flower, 2011
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas







Untitled, 2011
Scott Reeder
Oil on canvas, 8 x 24 inches







Smoking Fruit (Orange) 2011
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 48 x 36 inches







Pear with Pipe 2011
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 48 x 36 inches








Suicidal Shape 2011
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 60 x 48 inches







Smoking Banana 2011
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 48 x 36 inches







Blue Still Life 2011
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 48 x 52 inches







Rendezvous (Piano Porn)  2011
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 36 x 30 inches







Cute Communist (Stalin)  2011
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 20 x 16 inches







Cute Communist (Castro)  2011
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 20 x 16 inches







Cute Communist (Mao)  2011
Scott Reeder
oil on canvas, 20 x 16 inches







Untitled (Black) 2012
Scott Reeder
enamel on canvas, 29 x 23 inches








Untitled (Red) 2012
Scott Reeder
enamel on canvas, 54 x 40 inches









Untitled (Grey Cooked) 2012
Scott Reeder
enamel on canvas, 39 x 55 inches







Untitled (detail) 2012
Scott Reeder
enamel on canvas, 52 x 132 inches








Untitled (Cooked Pasta) 2013
Scott Reeder
enamel on canvas







Skeleton Bodybuilder 2013
Scott Reeder
acrylic on canvas, 30 x 24 inches







Searching (Hot Dog) 2013
Scott Reeder
acrylic on canvas, 24 x 20 inches








Band Names List, 2014
Scott Reeder
archival ink on watercolor paper, 7 x 5 feet







Book Titles List, 2014
Scott Reeder
archival ink on watercolor paper, 7 x 5 feet







Ideas for a TV Show Episode or a Painting, 2014
Scott Reeder
archival ink on watercolor paper, 7 x 5 feet







LOL Alternatives List, 2014
Scott Reeder
archival ink on watercolor paper, 7 x 5 feet







More Alternatives TItles for Exhibitions I've Recently Seen List, 2014
Scott Reeder
archival ink on watercolor paper, 7 x 5 feet







New Kinds of Music List, 2014
Scott Reeder
archival ink on watercolor paper, 7 x 5 feet







Three Letter Word Band Names List, 2014
Scott Reeder
archival ink on watercolor paper, 7 x 5 feet







Two word Exhibition Titles, 2014
Scott Reeder
archival ink on watercolor paper, 7 x 5 feet








Untitled, 2014
Scott Reeder
enamel on canvas, 10 x 8 feet







Untitled, 2014
Scott Reeder
enamel on canvas, 10 x 8 feet







Untitled, 2014
Scott Reeder
enamel on canvas, 10 x 8 feet







Untitled, 2014
Scott Reeder
enamel on canvas, 7 x 5 feet







Untitled, 2014
Scott Reeder
enamel on canvas







Untitled, 2014
Scott Reeder
enamel on canvas, 7 x 5 feet







Untitled, 2014
Scott Reeder
enamel on canvas, 7 x 5 feet







Untitled, 2014
Scott Reeder
enamel on canvas, 7 x 5 feet







Untitled, 2014
Scott Reeder
acrylic on canvas, 7 x 5 feet







Untitled, 2014
Scott Reeder
acrylic on canvas, 7 x 5 feet







Untitled, 2014
Scott Reeder
acrylic on canvas, 7 x 5 feet







Untitled, 2014
Scott Reeder
acrylic on canvas, 7 x 5 feet







Untitled, 2014
Scott Reeder
acrylic on canvas, 7 x 5 feet







Untitled, 2014
Scott Reeder
acrylic on canvas, 7 x 5 feet







Untitled, 2014
Scott Reeder
acrylic on canvas, 10 x 8 feet







Untitled, 2014
Scott Reeder
acrylic on canvas, 10 x 8 feet







Untitled, 2014
Scott Reeder
acrylic on canvas, 10 x 8 feet







Untitled, 2014
Scott Reeder
acrylic on canvas, 10 x 8 feet







Untitled, 2014
Scott Reeder
acrylic on canvas, 10 x 8 feet







Untitled, 2014
Scott Reeder
acrylic on canvas, 10 x 8 feet







Untitled, 2014
Scott Reeder
acrylic on canvas, 10 x 16 feet







Untitled, 2014
Scott Reeder
acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36 inches







Untitled, 2014
Scott Reeder
acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36 inches







Untitled, 2014
Scott Reeder
acrylic on canvas, 10 x 16 feet