Scott Treleaven

Scott Treleaven was born in Canada, in 1972. Since first coming to attention in 1996 with his independent publication, This Is the Salivation Army, and his groundbreaking documentary, Queercore, Treleaven’s work has been predominantly concerned with the expression of the anomie and atypical cultural phenomenon (eg. civil disobedience, abnormal psychology, occultism, fringe sexuality, etc.) and how these ideas and behaviours are articulated and illustrated. He has incorporated a wide variety of media into his practice, including collage, video, photography and installation, and this versatility has allowed him to collaborate with a number of notable artists including AA Bronson, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Dennis Cooper, Kevin Drew (of Broken Social Scene), director Carter Smith, and G.B. Jones. Recent exhibitions of note include: Male, Maureen Paley, London (2010); Silver Make-Up, The Breeder, Athens (2009); Where He Was Going, John Connelley Presents, New York (2008); Love Addiction: Practices In Video Art from 1961 to Present, Italy (2007); Biennale de Montreal (2007); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2006). He lives and works in Paris and Toronto.

Scott Treleaven is represented by the following galleries:
Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles < >
Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago <>
John Connelly Presents, New York <>
The Breeder, Athens, Greece <>

Artist Code: 521


Picture Yourself In A Burning Building

2014, 26:00 minutes, Colour, English

Back + Forth

2009, 31:30 minutes, colour

Last 7 Words

2009, 11:00 minutes, colour

The Salivation Army

2001, 22:00 minutes, colour/B&W, English

QUEERCORE (a punk-u-mentary)

1996, 20:30 minutes, colour/B&W, English

Critical Writing

Oral history interview with AA Bronson, 2017 March 3, 5, and 6
by Theodore Kerr. Archives of American Art, March 2017.
Street Spirit: Representin' the lollipop guild
by Sarah Liss. EYE WEEKLY, Apr. 3, 2008.
Scott Treleaven
by York Lethbridge. C Magazine, Spring 2007, no. 93.
Darkness Ascends
by Ashley Johnson. Canadian Art, Winter 2006, v. 23, no. 4.
Local talent featured at 15th annual Images Festival: Video and...
by Lydia Hanson. The Liberty Gleaner, Apr. 2002.
Leader of the pack: Scott Treleaven unleashes The Salvation Army
by Catharine Tunnacliffe. EYE WEEKLY, Apr. 11, 2002, v. 11, no. 26.
Inside Out
by Jason McBride. LIFT, May 2002, v. 22, no. 3.
Images Festival of Independent Film and Video
by Stephen Lam. Take One, May 2002, no. 37.
Mixed Company: Art Fags Map Alt Histories
by Ed Halter. The Village Voice, Nov. 20, 2002.
Spit & polish: Good things come in small packages
by Nick Davies. Xtra!, May 30, 2002, no. 459.
Best Of Toronto 2002 supplement, Critic's Pick: Film, best...
by Matt Galloway. Now, Oct. 31, 2002, v. 22, no. 9.