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Dread Scott

Scott (b. 1965) uses performance, installation, video, photography, printmaking and painting to re-envision history, heroism and challenge notions of American patriotism. In 1989, his art became the center of national controversy over its transgressive use of the American flag. Additionally, he became part of a landmark Supreme Court case when he and others defied the federal law outlawing his art by burning flags on the steps of the U.S. Capitol. Scott has a BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago and a DFA from the Pratt Institute. His work has been included in exhibitions at MoMA PS1, the Walker Art Center and Gallery MOMO in Cape Town, South Africa. He is in the collection of the Whitney Museum and the Brooklyn Museum. He is a 2021 John Simon Guggenheim Fellow and has also received fellowships from Open Society Foundations and United States Artists as well as a Creative Capital grant.

Works are Located in: AAMP, Gallery 3

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