Dread Scott makes revolutionary art to propel history forward, and his ongoing body of work has continued to become part of a larger public dialogue about significant social questions. His exhibitions include Dread Scott: Decision, Brooklyn Academy of Music (2012); Revolutionary Archive, Natalie & James Thompson Art Gallery, San Jose State University, San Jose (2012); Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, Contemporary Art Museum Houston, TX (2012). MoCADA recently presented a survey of his work, and his projects have been included in shows at MoMA PS1, The 2006 Whitney Biennial, and the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. He is the recipient of the Dedalus Foundation Fellowship, NY (2013), the Art Matters Grant, NY (2012), SOMA Residency, Mexico City (2012) and has also received a Creative Capital Foundation grant, fellowships from NYFA, and was a resident at Art Omi. In 1989, his work became the center of controversy over its use of the American flag while he was a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he received a B.F.A.
Featured Image Photo Credit: Dread Scott, Big Character, Canton, 2010