Scott Olson

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Born 1976, New York

Lives and works in Kent, OH





2008         MFA, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

2000-02    Center for Contemporary Art Kitakyushu, Kitakyushu, Japan

1998         BFA, NYSCC, School of Art and Design, Alfred, NY





2009    Galerie Nordenhake, Stokholm, Sweden

2008    Overduin & Kite, Los Angeles, CA

            Taxter & Spengemann, New York, NY

2006    Taxter & Spengemann, New York, NY





2010    Untitled (Painting), SHAHEEN modern and contemporary art, Cleveland, OH

2009    The Living and the Dead, Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York, NY

            Abstractionists Unite! Who Give You Just Enough To Last a Lifetime, Glendale College Art Gallery,

            Glendale, CA

            Modern Modern, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY

            Paper, Scissors, Stone, Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm, Sweden

2007    The Wu-Tang/googolplex show (Congress), Gavin Brown's Enterprise at Passerby, New York, NY

2006    Grupe, Gavin Brown's Enterprise at Passerby, New York, NY; Mandrake, Los Angeles, CA

            Cyclical States of Boredom in the Face of World Domination, Brooklyn, NY

2002    Void, Rice Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

            Void Archive, Center for Contemporary Art, Kitayushu, Japan

2001    Dedalic Convention, Museum fuer angewandte Kunst, Vienna, Austria





2004   Audio soundrack with Ned Colclough in conjuction with Rirkrit Tiravanija's "Untitled 2002 (he


           Liam Gillick Meets Scott Olson in Japan (audio cd) Whatness 001

1998   Primordial Lift written by Pauline Oliveros, Hallwalls Contemporary Art

           Center, Buffalo





Scott Olson, Galerie Nordenhake: Glodande kontraster vrider tiden bakat (Glowing Contrasts that Turn Back Time), Joanna Persman, Svenske Dagbladet, April 2009

Scott Olson, Overduin & Kite, Sarah Lerher-Gravier, Artforum, September 2008, p. 470

Museums and Gallery Listings: Scott Olson, Roberta Smith, The New York Times, May 2, 2008

Is Painting Small the Next Big Thing?, Roberta Smith, The New York Times, Saturday, April 19, 2008, p. B7 and B11

Charley 01, ed. M. Cattelan, M. Gioni, A. Subotnick, 2002

Dedalic Convention, Karin Pernegger, Camera Austria, No. 76, 2002

Freejazz in der Grauzone, Doris Krump, Der Standard, September 26, 2001

Liam Gillick Meets Scott Olson in Japan, The Wire, No. 205, 2001

Primordial Lift, The Wire, No. 193, 2001