SCOTT CONARROE

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCOTT CONARROE

News

- Book - By Rail and By Sea: 144 pages. Essays by Robert Bean & Simon Winchester. Black Dog Publishing, London UK. 2015 Now available at SBG bookstore!

- Show - Scott Conarroe: Canada By Rail and By Sea: Curated by Gaëlle Morel. Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto CA. Summer 2015

- Interview -Emily Beauchamp + Adele Ruhdorfer let Scott run his mouth in issue #2 of the very charming SOI Publications.


By rail and by sea

Bio

Scott Conarroe (b. 1974) grew up in western Canada. He studied at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. He has taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is occasional faculty at Emily Carr. Scott has received numerous awards including grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the 2011 Duke and Duchess of York Prize for Photography and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He has been artist-in-residence at Light Work (Syracuse US), Villa Sträuli (Winterthur CH), FLACC (Genk BE) and ArtBellwald (Bellwald CH), and a Canadian Forces Civilian Artist in the Arctic. He lives in Zurich.

Scott's studies of landscape and the built environment evoke romantic pictorial traditions and locate the present within a sweep of history. By Rail (2008) and By Sea (2009-11) look at North American civilization along its railways and coastline perimeter. The Great Eastern (2012 - ongoing) surveys China against the backdrop of massive rail expansion, and Frontière, Frontiera, Grenze (2013 - ongoing) considers the moveable borders Alps nations devised in response to glacial melting and watershed drift.

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EDUCATION
BFA - Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (Vancouver, Canada) 2001
MFA
- Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (Halifax, Canada) 2005

SELECTED SOLO SHOWS
2015 - Ryerson Image Centre (Toronto, Canada)

2014 - Universitat Jaume I de Castellón (Morello, Spain), Stephen Bulger Gallery (Toronto, Canada)

2013 - McIntosh Gallery (London, Canada), Pearson International Airport (Toronto, Canada), Biblioteca Vila-Real (Vila-Real, Spain)

2011 - VU Photo (Quebec City, Canada), Stephen Bulger Gallery (Toronto, Canada), Varley Art Gallery (Markham, Canada)

2010 - Mt St Vincent University Art Gallery (Halifax, Canada)

2009 - Art Gallery of Windsor (Windsor, Canada), Stephen Bulger Gallery (Toronto, Canada)

2007 - Gallery Stratford (Stratford, Canada), Michael Gibson Gallery (London, Canada)

SELECTED GROUP & 2-PERSON SHOWS
2015
- Annenberg Space for Photography (Los Angeles, USA)

2013 - Somerset House (London, UK)

2012 - New Mexico Museum of Art (Santa Fe, USA)

2010 - Clark / Oshin Gallery (Los Angeles, USA), Canadian World Expo Pavilion (Shanghai, China), Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (Toronto, Canada)

2009 - Museum London (London, Canada), Photographic Culture Festival (Lishui, China)

2008 - Art Gallery of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada), Open Space (Victoria, Canada), Ace Art Inc. (Winnipeg, Canada), Kitchener / Waterloo Art Gallery (Kitchener, Canada), Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (Halifax, Canada)

2007 - La ESQUINA (Kansas City, USA), White Flag Projects (St Louis, USA), Proyectos Monclava (Mexico City, Mexico)

SELECTED COLLECTIONS
National Gallery of Canada
Carnegie Museum of Art
Canada Council Art Bank
Art Gallery of Windsor
Bank of Montreal
The Cleveland Clinic
Lishui Museum of Photography
Museum London
MSVU Art Gallery
Art Gallery of Windsor
K/WAG.

Readings

By Rail and By Sea: Scott Conarroe; Black Dog Publishing, 2015

Interview with Emily Beauchamp and Adele Ruhdorfer; SOI Publications #2, 2015

Verbindung von Moderne und Romantic; Regionalzeitung Aletsch-Goms, 2014

China By Rail: Scott Conarroe Documents An Epic Public Works Project by Krystal Grow; TIME LightBox, 2014

Laying Tracks and Tracking Change: An Interrogation of Nostalgia, National Identity and the Railway in Contemporary Photography by Reilly Bishop-Stall; Canadian Review of American Studies #44, 2014

The United States (2003-2013) by Romke Hoogwaerts; MOSSLESS, 2013

Iron Rooster Redux: Scott Conarroe in China by Gary Michael Dault; Canadian Art, 2013

Scott Conarroe - By Rail by Darren Campion; The Incoherent Light, 2013

Tracing Rail Lines with Scott Conarroe by Vince Cherniak; The London Yodeller, 2013

More Than Meets the Eye: Recent Work by Scott Conarroe by Robert Bean; Prefix #25, 2012

10 Preguntas Para Scott Conarroe interview with Juande Jimenez; 400, 2011

Phototalks: Scott Conarroe interview with David Pollock, Urbanautica, 2011

Event Cities, Arquitetura Como Performance E A Obra De Scott Conarroe; Diego Fagundes, nimbu.com, 2011

Scott Conarroe: By Rail (exhibition catalog). Art Gallery of Windsor, 2010

James Patten's introduction for Scott Conarroe: By Rail (exhibition catalog). Art Gallery of Windsor, 2010

The Iron Horse and the Silver Image; Robert Bean, AGW catalog for By Rail, 2010

Scott Conarroe: Tracking the Parallel Universe of North American Rails; Lee Rodney, AGW catalog for By Rail, 2010

Scott Conarroe Gets Railroaded; Laura Kenins, The Coast, 2010

Place, Image, Journey: Scott Connaroe; Stephen Horne, Blackflash, 2009

A Tapestry Of Landscapes: Gary Michael Dault; The Globe & Mail, Toronto CA, July 25, 2009

Scott Conarroe: Photographing By Rail; Interview with Justin Min, Canadian Art Online, 2009

Waiting for the Past; Robert Bean, catalog essay for Apertura: Cora Cluett & Scott Conarroe, KW/AG 2008

In a Different Light: Harbour Photographs by Scott Conarroe; Ingrid Jenkner, MSVU Press, 2005.

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