Dread Scott received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1989. He completed the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Study Program in 1993. His solo exhibitions include Money, Patriotism, Death, Polls and Manifestos, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM (2013); Revolutionary Archive, Thompson Gallery, San Jose State University (2012); You Lie! Dread Scott and Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky, That Subliminal Kid), Bowery Poetry Club, New York (2010); Dread Scott: Welcome to America, MoCADA, Brooklyn (2008); Notorious ART: Dread Scott and John Sims, Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL (2006); A Little Sumthin’ 2 Think About, Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn (2000); and Our Aim Is to Destroy Them!, NNWAC Gallery, Chicago (1988).
His group exhibitions include The Wayland Rudd Project, Winkleman Gallery, New York and First Floor Gallery, Harare, Zimbabwe (2014); …as Apple Pie, Whitney Museum, New York (2013); It’s the Political Economy, Stupid, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York (2012); That Was Then…This Is Now, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY (2008); 50,000 Beds, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT (2007); The Wrong Gallery’s Down by Law, Day for Night, Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2006); . . . But I was cool, Aljira: A Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ (2006); Open House: Working in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum (2004); Cross-Cultural Identities, South African Museum, Cape Town (2003); Postcards from Black America, DeBeyerd Center for Contemporary Art, Breda, the Netherlands (1998); Old Glory: The American Flag in Contemporary Art, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art (1994); Illegal America, Exit Art, New York (1990); and A/Part of the Whole, Columbus Drive Gallery, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1989).