Scott Reeder American, b. 1970


Scott Reeder (b. 1970, USA) is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Chicago, illinois and Detroit, Michigan. Reeder uses simple forms in his paintings, sculptures, and installations, to address complex ideas and to deploy cultural critique.


Reeder works in a wide range of media, including public sculpture, painting, sculpture, neon, and installation. His public artworks have been exhibited extensively in cities such as Miamiand Chicago, and have received extensive coverage in the press, often sparking debate because of their multifaceted potential meanings.


His other subjects have included paintings of anthropomorphic objects, works that offer a critical reconsideration of the familiar and the mundane, and humorous references to iconic art historical works, as in “Cops Ascending a Staircase” (2009) (a reference to Marcel Duchamp’s most famous work).


More recently, Reeder has begun to make a seriesof spaghetti paintings, in which the silhouettes of various types of cooked and uncooked spaghetti are spray painted onto a surface in abstract compositions.