Scott Espeseth

Scott Espeseth
Education:
2000 MFA, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Graphics
1997 BFA, West Virginia University, Printmaking

Solo Exhibitions:
2017             Signal Bleed, James Watrous Gallery of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences,                           Arts, and Letters, Overture Center, Madison, WI
2013             Scott Espeseth, Little Monroe Gallery, Madison, WI
2011             The Plot Thickens, with Art Guerra, SUGAR, Brooklyn, NY
2007             Silver Points, Alcove Gallery, New York, NY.
2006             Clear Blue Sky, Richard F. Brush Gallery, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY
2005             Backyard Premonitions, James Watrous Gallery of the Wisconsin Academy of                         Sciences, Arts, and Letters, Overture Center, Madison, WI
2004             Minor Disasters, DeRicci Gallery, Edgewood College, Madison, WI
2001             Paper Work, Class of 1925 Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI
2000             Scott Espeseth: Prints, 7th Floor Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Madison,                               Madison, W
 
Selected Group Exhibitions:
2017             Tower of Babel, Macon Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
                     A Tiny Rivulet in the Distant Forest, ArtStart, Rhinelander, WI
2016             Municipal, Madison Municipal Building, Madison, WI
                     Tower of Babel, Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Trebisonda, Perugia, Italy
                     Drawing, Broadly Speaking: Some Current Tendencies in the Oldest Art, Dean                         Jensen Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
                     Le Dessin S’Engage, The collection of the Miramas art library in dialogue with                           Schema Projects and LOOK&LISTEN, Médiathèque Intercommunale de                                   Miramas, Miramas, France
                     Tower of Babel, Schema Projects, Brooklyn, NY
                     Paper Paris, with Schema Projects, Paris, France
                     Art in America on Tour, Elizabeth Stone Harper Gallery at the Harper Center for                       the Arts, Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC
2015             Luck of The Draw, Diane Endres Ballweg Gallery, Madison Central Library,                               Madison, WI
                     Art in America, Tiger Strikes Asteroid’s Artist-Run @ The Satellite Show, Miami,                       FL
                     Commedia: New Prints 2015/Autumn, International Center for Print New York,                         New York, NY
                     We Got Spirit, Yes We Do, a collaboration between Lovey Town and Unity                                 Gallery at the Maharishi University, Fairfield, IA
2014             Purple Mountains, Amber Waves, Schema Projects, Brooklyn, NY
                     So Far, So Close, Home Away From Home, Huangpu Art Space, Guangzhou,                           Guangdong, People’s Republic of China
                     BLOOM, Usable Space, Milwaukee, WI
                     Ossuary, Herron Gallery, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis,                               Indianapolis, IN
                      In With the New! Recent Gifts on Paper, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art,                              Philadelphia, PA
                      Unconditioned Space, Wright Museum of Art, Beloit College, Beloit, WI
2013             Ossuary, University of Tennessee Downtown Gallery, Knoxville, TN
                     Stacked, Madison Central Library, Madison, WI
                     Mediating Drawing, Florida School of the Arts, Palatka, FL
                     WILD AMERICA: A Collaborative Exhibition and Reading, Commonwealth                                 Gallery, Madison, WI
                     Beasts & Bodies, Schema Projects, Brooklyn, NY
                     Sluice Art Fair, with Schema Projects, London, UK
2012             25 for 25: Silver Anniversary Exhibition, Dean Jensen Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
                     Bookless, Madison Central Library, Madison, WI
                     Lineup, Round 2, SUGAR, Brooklyn, NY
2011             Lineup, SUGAR, Brooklyn, NY
2010             Mano/Mundo/Corazón: Artists Interpret La Lotería, Center for Book and Paper                         Arts, Columbia College, Chicago IL
                     Here and Now and Then, University of Wisconsin Art Lofts, University of                                   Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
                     Faculty Exhibition, Wright Museum of Art, Beloit College, Beloit, WI
2009             Big, Big Bangs / Small, Small Bucks II, Dean Jensen Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
                     A Taste of Sugar, Sugar Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
                     Contemporary Drawing: 7 Perspectives, Elder Gallery, Nebraska Wesleyan                               University, Lincoln, NE
2008             Big, Big Bangs / Small, Small Bucks, Dean Jensen Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
2007             Art Chicago, with Dean Jensen Gallery, Chicago, IL
2006             Likely Stories, Dean Jensen Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
2005             AAF Contemporary Art Fair, with Dean Jensen Gallery, New York, NY
2004             For the Love of Art: Contemporary Art Society's Ninth Benefit Art Auction,                         Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
                      AAF Contemporary Art Fair, with Dean Jensen Gallery, New York, NY
                      Uneasy Places, Dean Jensen Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
                      Big, Clean, Wow!, Wright Museum of Art, Beloit College, Beloit, WI
                      ...and Now For Something Completely Different, Unit B Gallery, Chicago, IL
                     The Stray Show, Unit B Gallery, Chicago, IL
2003             The Drawerling Show, Unit B Gallery, Chicago, IL
                     Dark Spring, DriveThru Studios, Chicago, IL
                     ANA Intaglio Engraving Exhibition, Coburn Gallery, Colorado College, Colorado                       Springs, CO
                     Madison Open Art Studios Exhibition, Art Beat Gallery, Madison, WI
2002             Beloit College Four, Faculty Show, Wright Museum of Art, Beloit College,                                 Beloit, WI
                     Wallpatch Show, Commonwealth Gallery, Madison, WI
                     ANA Intaglio Engraving Exhibition, Coburn Gallery, Colorado College, Colorado                       Springs, CO
                     Pressed and Pulled X National Juried Printmaking Exhibition, Blackbridge Hall                         Gallery, Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville, GA. Juror: Carmon                         Colangelo, Artist. Awarded “Juror’s Mention”
                     The North Park Printmakers, Hays Arts Council, Hays, KS
2001             Twenty-something, Appleton Art Center, Appleton, WI
                     The 3rd Minnesota National Print Biennial, Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum,                         University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. Jurors: Lyndel King, Director,                                   Frederick R. Weisman Museum; Patricia McDonnell, Curator, Frederick R.                                 Weisman Art Museum; T. L. Solien, Artist    
                     16th National Biennial of the Los Angeles Printmaking Society, Laband Art                               Gallery, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA. Juror: David Rhodes,                         Director, Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts at the UCLA Hammer Museum

Academic Appointments:
2006-present      Associate Professor of Art at Beloit College in Beloit, WI
2002-2006           Visiting Assistant Professor of Art at Beloit College in Beloit, WI
2002                    Instructor of Art at Lawrence University in Appleton, WI
2001-2002           Lecturer at University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, WI
                            Instructor of Art at Lawrence University in Appleton, WI

Collections:
·       Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art
·       DePaul University Art Museum

Related Experience:
2009             Juror: Very Special Arts of Wisconsin Call for Art Exhibition/Travelling Exhibition.
2008             Review Committee, James Watrous Gallery of the Wisconsin Academy of                                 Sciences, Arts, and Letters.
2007             Visiting Critic, Third Year Graduate Review Exhibition, University of Wisconsin-                         Madison.
2004             Visiting Artist, Big Cat Press, Chicago, IL
1998-2002    Assistant Printer for Warrington Colescott 
1997             Assistant Printer at Andrew Balkin Editions 

Lectures, Gallery Talks, and Visiting Artist Presentations:
2017             Gallery Talk: Triennial Faculty Exhibition, Wright Museum of Art, Beloit College,                         Beloit, WI
2014             Artist to Artist Lecture Series, UW-Parkside, Kenosha, WI
                     Gallery Talk: Unconditioned Space, Wright Museum of Art, Beloit College,                                 Beloit, WI
2011             Faculty Panel: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Steven Johnson’s, The Ghost                           Map, Beloit College, Beloit, WI
2010             Faculty Forum, Beloit College, Beloit, WI
                     Gallery Talk: Faculty Exhibition, Wright Museum of Art, Beloit College, Beloit, WI
2006             Visiting Artist Lecture: Clear Blue Sky, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY
                     Gallery Talk: Backyard Premonitions, James Watrous Gallery of the Wisconsin                         Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, Overture Center, Madison, WI.
                     Gallery Talk: Minor Disasters, DeRicci Gallery, Edgewood College, Madison, WI.
2002             Gallery Talk: Beloit College Four, Wright Museum of Art, Beloit College, Beloit,                         WI. Sponsored by the Beloit Art League.
  
Bibliography:
2017             McLaughlin, John. Bizarre Visions: Contrasting Exhibits Present Alternative                               Realities. Isthmus 3 August, 2017
2016             Salas, Raphael Francisco, Art City: “Drawing” Still a Powerful Medium, The                               Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, August 3, 2016
2014             Juarez, Frank. “Scott Espeseth – Madison, WI.” 365 Days/365 Artists. 7 July                           2014.
2011             “Project Pages.” Beautiful/Decay Book 5: Psychonauts. 2011: 128-129.
                      Kalm, James. “The Plot Thickens Scott Espeseth Art Guerra at SUGAR.”                                 Youtube.com. 12 July 2011.
2010             Hudson, Makena. “Scott Espeseth.” Beautiful/Decay. 2 June 2010.
2009             Smith, Jennifer. Eight to Know: In Praise of Artists You May Have Missed.                                 Isthmus 29 May, 2009: 12.
                     Williams-Ng, Stacey. Small Wonders. Milwaukee Home and Fine Living Mar.                             2009: 14.
2005             Smith, Jennifer, A Game of Inches: Artists Pack Big Ideas Into Small Formats,                           Isthmus, May 27, 2005, Volume 29, Number 21
                     Stockinger, Jacob, Try Your Luck at Watrous, The Wisconsin State Journal, May                       12, 2005
2004             Auer, James, There’s No Disputing Show’s Value, The Milwaukee Journal                                 Sentinel, November 9, 2004
                     Auer, James, Toying With Qualms, Paranoia, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,                           November 16, 2004
2003             Mucha, Zak, Sketchy Figures: An Exhibit at Pilsen’s Very Informal Unit B                                    (Gallery) Offers a Portrait of the Artist as a Daydreaming Doodler, The Chicago                          Journal, June 26, 2003
                      Dog Painting Brings Shame on Chicago Journal, (letter to the editor), The                                  Chicago Journal, June 26, 2003
2002             Pressed and Pulled X National Juried Printmaking Exhibition Catalogue:                                   published by Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville, GA
2001             Los Angeles Printmaking Society 16th National Biennial Exhibition Catalogue:                           published on CD-ROM by the Los Angeles Printmaking Society, Los Angeles,                         CA
2000             Pressed and Pulled IX National Juried Printmaking Exhibition Catalogue:                                   published by Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville, GA
1999             27th Bradley National Print and Drawing Exhibition: published by Bradley                                 University, Peoria, IL