Scotty Wagner Artist

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Scotty Wagner is a performance, video and installation artist based in Los Angeles, CA and Northern Michigan. He received his MFA from the University of California Santa Barbara and his BFA from the University of Michigan. He has had solo exhibitions at NowSpace in Los Angeles, SBCAST in Santa Barbara, SHED Projects in Oakland, and has been included in group presentations at the Museum of Art, Design & Architecture UCSB, The Fed Galleries, Radical Abacus, and 2739 Edwin in Detroit. He has performed at Di Rosa Foundation in Napa and the Hammer Museum in LA. From January to April of 2018 he will be an artist in residence at MOCA Tucson.

EDUCATION:

MFA Studio Art - University of California Santa Barbara, 2017
BFA Performing Arts Technology, Media Arts - University of Michigan Ann Arbor, 2011

HONORS/AWARDS/GRANTS:
2018 MOCA Tuscon Artist in Residence - Tuscon, AZ
2017 Art Farm Artist in Residence - Marquette, NE
2016 UC Santa Barbara Art Department Fellowship
2016 UC Santa Barbara Carl Levitan Fellowship
2016 Recipient of LightWorks: Isla Vista Grant (California Arts Council)
2015 UC Santa Barbara Art Department Fellowship
2014 Shared Space Studios Artist in Residence - Pentwater, MI
2013 Visiting Artist, University of Michigan, School of Art & Design
2012 Visiting Artist, Syracuse University, Department of Transmedia
2011 Best Experimental Video, Detroit Independent Film Festival - “Come’ere”

PUBLIC WORKS:
2016 LightWorks: Isla Vista, Isla Vista, CA: "Light Model"
2011 Toledo Greyhound Station, OH: "Just Reading the Paper...”

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2017 NowSpace, Los Angeles, CA: “Trial Child: Nurture a Better Nature”
2017 SBCAST, Santa Barbara, CA: “Trial Child: Nurture a Better Nature”
2013 SHED, Oakland, CA: “We’re Going Somewhere Somewhere”
2011 Duderstadt Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI: “On the Verge”                              

PERFORMANCES:
2017  The Lyric-Hyperion, Los Angeles, CA: “The Chicken” as part of Gina Young’s performance series Sorority
2016 The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA: In “Freedom Finders” as part of Gina Young’s performance series Sorority
2016 Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA: “Light Model”
2016 The Mercury Lounge, Goleta, CA: “Light Drawing”
2016 Strand’s, Joshua Tree, CA: “New Songs”
2016 Red Barn Gallery, Isla Vista, CA: “1,000 Years of Trial Child”
2016 Ventura Harbor Comedy Club Ventura, CA: “James Sinclair”
2015 Camp Gay, Abiquiu, New Mexico: “Mediations on Time”
2015 Vacation, San Francisco: “XYZ”
2015 Elk’s Lodge, Ann Arbor, MI: “Dancing Blind”
2014 Lobot, Oakland, CA: “Coyote’s Fake Email Address”
2014 Shared Space, Pentwater, MI: “Quintus from Nay’tcha”
2014 DittoDitto, Detroit, MI: “Public Land”
2014 Starline Social Club, Oakland, CA: “SALTA”
2014 Oak Glen Park, Oakland, CA: “Creeky Bodies”
2013 DiRosa Center for the Arts, Napa, CA: In “Beatnik Meteors”
2013 SHED Projects, Oakland, CA: “MOWOM”
2012 Important Projects, Oakland, CA: “Love’s Labor’s 1”
2008 3LD Art & Technology Center, New York, NY: “The Extended Dream of Sheila McAllister"         
2007 PS122 New York, NY: “Horatio in New York”       

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2017 Screen Share Video Gallery, Chicago, IL: “Double Gangers”
2017 Museum of Art, Design, and Architecture, Santa Barbara, CA: “Past is Prologue
2016 The Fed Galleries, Grand Rapids, MI: “The Land of Here and Now
2016 Lightworks Isla Vista 2016, Isla Vista, CA: “Light Model”
2016 Red Barn Gallery, Isla Vista, CA: “Untitled: The Olympic Six”
2016 Radical Abacus, Santa Fe, NM: “Raylets
2015 Marymount California University’s
 Marylyn & Chuck Klaus Center for the Arts, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA: ”Chrysalis Lens: A Brief Survey of Contemporary Video Art”
2012 Open Spaces, Detroit, MI: “Right Through Walls”
2011 Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI: "American Dream"
2011 Work Gallery, Detroit, MI: "Perspectives on Pain"                                  
2011 2739 Edwin Gallery, Detroit, MI: "Prime Candidates"
2011 Slusser Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI: " International Collaborative Exhibition" 
2011 Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI: “Unhooked From Time”
2011 1018 Canton, Detroit, MI: "Myriad Shocks"
2011 BBAC, Birmingham, MI: “Michigan Fine Arts Competition”       
2010 Work Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI: “Sub-terrain”-
2010 Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, Detroit, MI: “Scrummagefest”     2009 Work Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI: “The Five Senses”
2009 Work Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI: The Five Senses”
2009 Duderstadt Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI: “Sync 2009”
2008 Work Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI: “Elbow Grease”

SELECTED SCREENINGS:
2016 UCSB Art 7B - Image Studies: “Depressing Mysteries”
2011 New Filmmakers New York, Anthology Film Archives: "Com'ere"
2011 Detroit Independent Film Festival: "Com'ere"                                         
2010 Fargo Film Festival: "Facial Features"                                                       
2010 Wisconsin Film Festival: "Facial Features"                         
2010 Detroit Independent Film Festival: "By and Lodge"
2009 Michigan Public Television: "Frederic William Wagner 1916-1956"

CURATORIAL:
2014 Oddball Films, San Francisco, CA: “Beyond Words: The Art of Communication”
2014 Oddball Films, San Francisco, CA: “Ethnographics: Ancient Cultures in a Modern World”
2013 Oddball Films, San Francisco, CA: “You Are a Rainbow/The Human Potential Movement”
2013 Oddball Films, San Francisco, CA: “Stand Your Ground”
2012 Open Spaces, Detroit, MI: “New Works by Izaak Schlossman”    
2010 Burton Theater, Detroit, MI: “Moving Pictures I, II, III”

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
2017 Spring: TA - Sculpture
2016 Winter: Glass Box Gallery Instructor
2016 Fall: TA - Art 32B: Introduction to Digital Video
2016 Spring: TA - 7A: Art and Life
2016 Winter: TA - 7D: Art, Science, and Technologies
2016 Winter: TA - Art19: Intro to Digital Photography
2015 Fall: TA - Art 32B: Introduction to Digital Video

POSITIONS OF NOTE:
2015-2017 Graduate Teaching Assistant at UC Santa Barbara
2013-2014 Archivist at Oddball Film+Video, San Francisco, CA
2011-2015 Assistant Tech Director, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, MI
2010-2012 Converging Media Consultant, Digital Media Commons, University of Michigan