Scott Reeder

Scott Reeder (b. 1970, Battle Creek, MI) is a multidisciplinary artist who uses deadpan humor and cultural critique to expose the absurdity of life.

Reeder draws from the traditions of still-life painting to project emotional affect and social relationships onto inanimate objects such as bread and butter, which he paints in brightly colored, cartoon-like settings. In his ongoing output of glazed, ceramic sculpture, Reeder presents an indexical array of ordinary and maligned objects, facsimiles from daily life that draw attention to consumer habits, desires and vices and are presented together without distinction. Reeder first became known for his text-based paintings and parodies of process painting, as well as for his feature-length improvised sci-fi film titled Moon Dust and his possibly ironic art fairs (The Milwaukee International and Dark Fair.)

Artist: Studio

Artworks

Scott Reeder,

Bread & Butter (Therapy),

2023,

Oil on canvas,

25 × 31 in (63.5 × 78.74 cm)

Scott Reeder,

Fruits dans la salle de bain,

2023,

Oil on canvas,

22 × 30 in (55.88 × 76.2 cm)

 

Scott Reeder,

Bread & Butter (Pool with Pink Palms),

2021,

Oil on canvas,

22 × 36 in (55.88 × 91.44 cm)

Scott Reeder,

Bread & Butter (Sunset Beach),

2022,

Oil on canvas,

24 × 30 in (60.96 × 76.2 cm)

Scott Reeder,

Bread & Butter (Online),

2021,

Oil on canvas,

28 × 24 in (71.12 × 60.96 cm)

Scott Reeder,

Potted Plants,

2020,

40 × 36 in (101.6 × 91.44 cm)

Acrylic and oil on canvas

Scott Reeder,

Bread & Butter (Beach),

2019,

30 × 40 in (76.2 × 101.6 cm)

Acrylic and oil on canvas

Scott Reeder,

Green Interior,

2020,

40 × 36 in (101.6 × 91.44 cm)

Acrylic and oil on canvas

Scott Reeder,

Bread & Butter (Therapy),

2020,

30 × 36 in (76.20 × 91.44 cm)

Acrylic and oil on canvas

Scott Reeder,

Untitled,

2019,

Oil and acrylic on linen

36 x 30 in (91.44 x 76.2 cm)

Scott Reeder,

Untitled (More Ideas for a TV episode or a painting),

2018,

36 × 30 in (91.44 × 76.2 cm)

Acrylic on canvas

Scott Reeder,

New kinds of music,

2017,

60 × 36 in (152.4 × 91.44 cm)

Wax pastel, and acrylic on canvas

Scott Reeder,

Untitled,

2016,

60 × 48 in (152.4 × 121.92 cm)

Ceramic and acrylic on canvas

Installation Views

Installation view of Scott Reeder in Green Room: The Planter Show Organized by Fort Makers Design Studio, September 25–November 19, 2020

Exhibitions

SPF 1000: Sadie Laska, Scott Reeder, Tyson Reeder , Jun 30 – Aug 7, 2022
Scott Reeder, Didactic Sunsets, Feb 21 – Mar 28, 2020

Publications

Scott Reeder
Ideas (Cont.), 2019

Press

Emily Hall "Scott Reeder | Canada." Artforum July 1, 2020

Lindsay Preston Zappas "Art Insider Jan. 14: Irreverent crafts, colorful furniture, and MOCA goes free." KCRW January 14, 2020

John Michael Kohler Arts Center "Artist Scott Reeder Revisits Moon World at Kohler Arts Center." Shepherd Express July 3, 2019

Dan Fox "The Last Resort." frieze February 20, 2015

Andrew Russeth "Scott Reeder: Moonstruck." ArtNews February 6, 2015

David Pagel "Review: Cheeky explorer Scott Reeder goes in search of moon dust." Los Angeles Times February 21, 2014

Ben Carlson "1000 Words : Scott Reeder Talks About Moon Dust." Artforum Summer 2014

Nora Griffin "Scott Reeder, Lisa Cooley." Art in America February 2014

Roberta Smith "Scott Reeder : People Call Me Scott." The New York Times December 13, 2013

Andrew Russeth "'Scott Reeder : People Call Me Scott' at Lisa Cooley." The Gallerist November 26, 2013

Noah Dillon "I Called Him Scott : An Interview with Scott Reeder." Art in America November 3, 2013

"Scott Reeder." The New Yorker October 2013

"Scott Reeder." The New Yorker August 24, 2009

CV

b. 1970, Battle Creek, MI

Lives and works in Detroit, MI

  • Education

    • 1998

      MFA, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

    • 1994

      BFA, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

  • Selected Solo Exhibitions

    • 2023

      This, That, and the Other, Saenger Galería, Mexico City, Mexico

    • 2021

      LA Ashtrays, Bubbles Gallery, Chicago, IL

    • 2020

      Didactic Sunsets, Canada, New York, NY

    • 2019

      B-Side of the Moon, Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI

    • 2015

      Context Burger, Retrospective, Hudson, NY

      Put The Cat On The Phone, Kavi Gupta, Chicago, IL

      More Work, Natalia Hug, Cologne, Germany

    • 2014

      Moon Dust, 356 Mission Road, Los Angeles, CA