Scott Espeseth
 
EDUCATION

2000           MFA, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Graphics

1997           BFA, West Virginia University, Printmaking
 
ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

2019            Professor, Department of Art and Art History, Beloit College, Beloit, WI

2012            Associate Professor, Department of Art and Art History, Beloit College, Beloit, WI

2006            Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Art History, Beloit College, Beloit, WI

2002            Visiting Professor, Department of Art and Art History, Beloit College, Beloit, WI
 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021            The Life Hermetic, Len G. Everett Gallery, Monmouth College, Monmouth, IL

2019            Stillness and Grey, Marian Gallery, Mount Mary University, Milwaukee, WI

                    Crawl Space, Viterbo University Gallery, Viterbo University, LaCrosse, WI

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, WI
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
 
2022            Drawing Discourse: 13th Annual Contemporary Drawing Exhibition, S. Tucker                          Cooke Gallery, University of North Carolina-Asheville, Asheville, NC (Juror:                                Catherine Murphy)

                    Wisconsin Artists Biennial 2022, Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, WI                              (Jurors: Dan Gunn, Phyllis McGibbon, John Salminen)

                    Our Shared Future: UW Alumni Exhibition, Class of 1925 Gallery, University of                          Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI (Juror: Tyanna Buie)

2021            Aquachrome: Contemporary Watercolor, Manifest Creative Research Gallery,                          Cincinnati, OH (Juried)

                    41st Annual SECURA Fine Arts Exhibition, Trout Museum of Art, Appleton, WI                          (Jurors: Todd Mrozinski, Adjunct Visiting Artist, Painting and Drawing at                                    Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Benjamin D. Rinehart, Professor of Art,                          Lawrence University, Christina Turner, President of the Trout Museum of Art)

2020            Art From the Heartland, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN (Juror: Bryn                            Jackson, Assistant Curator of Audience Engagement and Performance at                                Newfields)

                    Wisconsin Biennial, Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, WI (Jurors: Amy                              Baur, Brian Boldon, and Tylonn J. Sawyer)

                    Ossuary, Frederick Layton Gallery, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design,                                  Milwaukee, WI

2019            2019 Cimarron National Works on Paper Exhibition, Gardiner Gallery of Art,                              Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK (Juror: Jodi Throckmorton, curator of                        contemporary art at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts)

                    Start Anywhere, Wright Gallery, Northport, MI

                    Your Plus-One, Mount Airy Contemporary, Philadelphia, PA

                    32nd Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition, Grand Gallery,                                McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA (Juror: Stephanie Mitchell)

2018            20/20, School of Education Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison,                      WI

                    The Print Effect: Small Works, Big Impact, Manhattan Graphics Center, New                            York, NY (Juror: Lothar Osterburg)

                    Rewriting the Master Narrative, Arts and Literatures Laboratory, Madison, WI                            (Juror: Deborah Maris Lader)

                    Irregular Symmetry of Pattern, Wright Gallery, Northport, MI

                    Hinternational Paper, Real Tinsel, Milwaukee, WI

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 (Juror: Tomas Vu Daniel)

                    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
 
COLLECTIONS

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art

DePaul University Art Museum
 
LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

2021            Visiting Artist Lecture: The Life Hermetic, Monmouth College, Monmouth, IL

2019            Visiting Artist Lecture: Stillness and Grey, Mount Mary University, Milwaukee, WI

                    Visiting Artist Lecture: Crawl Space, Viterbo University, Lacrosse, WI

                    Artist Workshop: Watercolor as Drawing, Viterbo University, Lacrosse, WI

2017            Gallery Talk: Triennial Faculty Exhibition, Wright Museum of Art, Beloit College,                        Beloit, WI

2016            Gallery Talk: Edgewood College Student Show, Edgewood College, Madison, WI

2014            Artist to Artist Lecture Series, UW-Parkside, Kenosha, WI

                    Gallery Talk: Unconditioned Space, Wright Museum of Art, Beloit College,                                Beloit, WI

2010            Gallery Talk: Faculty Exhibition, Wright Museum of Art, Beloit College, Beloit, WI

2006            Visiting Artist Lecture: Clear Blue Sky, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY

2005            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.
 
RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2022            Point of Departure Print Exchange Portfolio

2021            Reader: AP Studio Art

2020            Reader: AP Studio Art

2019            Judge: Big Northern Conference Art and Design Festival, Rockford, IL

2016            Juror: Edgewood College Student Show

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 (assisted with editioning of etchings)

1997            Assistant Printer at Andrew Balkin Editions (assisted with editioning of etching                        and relief prints)
 
 
AWARDS

2021            Second Place, 41st Annual SECURA Fine Arts Exhibition, Trout Museum of Art,                        Appleton, WI

2019            Honorable Mention, 2019 Cimarron National Works on Paper Exhibition,                                    Gardiner Gallery of Art, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK (Juror: Jodi                          Throckmorton, curator of contemporary art at the Pennsylvania Academy of                            Fine Arts)

2002            Gilroy Roberts Scholarship to attend Intaglio Engraving Course at American                            Numismatic Association 2002 Summer Seminar, American Numismatic                                    Association, Colorado Springs, CO

                    Juror’s Mention, Pressed and Pulled X National Juried Printmaking Exhibition,                          Blackbridge Hall Gallery, Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville,                            GA. (Juror: Carmon Colangelo, Artist)

1998-2000   Teaching Assistantship, University of Wisconsin-Madison

1994-1997   Performance Grant in Aid Scholarship, West Virginia University
 
BIBLIOGRAPHY

2020            Wisconsin Artists Biennial 2020, Museum of Wisconsin Art, 2020, Published                            following the exhibition Wisconsin Artists Biennial 2020 at the Museum of                                Wisconsin Art, West Bend, WI

2019            McAdams, Shane, Scott Espeseth's Bridge From the Real to the Surreal,                                  Shepherd Express, 6 November, 2019

                    Cimarron National Works on Paper: Published by Oklahoma State University,                            Stillwater, OK

2017            Proceedings and Collections of 2017 Shanghai International Printmaking                                  Exhibition Parallel Exhibition & Contemporary Printmaking and Design Forum,                          Edited by Gao Yudi, Xu Zengying (Hong Kong: China Ocean University Press,                          Yang Limin, 2017) Exhibition Catalog

                    McLaughlin, John, Bizarre Visions: Contrasting Exhibits Present Alternate                                  Realities, Isthmus, 3 August, 2017, Volume 42, Number 31

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.           <http://365artists365days.com/2014/07/07/scott-epeseth/>

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. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekI10M8hqtI>

2010            Hudson, Makena. “Scott Espeseth.” Beautiful/Decay. 2 June 2010.     
                    <http://beautifuldecay.com/2010/06/02/scott-espeseth/>

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