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2007 – 2009 M.A. in Art History, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX.
1995 – 1999 B.A. Honors in Art History, The Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO
2015 – Present Publisher, Editor-in-Chief, Peripheral Vision Press
Peripheral Vision Press is an independent publication and curatorial platform dedicated to expanding dialogues about contemporary American art. The press publishes two periodicals, Peripheral Vision, and Not Yet Titled (NYT), with content curated by invitation and open submissions. Since the official launch in April 2016, the press has published or commissioned 85 articles and 150 artist profiles, and built a readership of 18,000+ subscribers. www.peripheralvisionarts.org
2010-Present Adjunct Professor of Art History, Eastfield College, Mesquite, Texas
2007 – 2009 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
2006 Workshop Instructor (Painting), Gunnison Arts Center, Gunnison, Colo.
“From Industry to Generativity.” Not Yet Titled no. 1 (forthcoming 2018).
"Millicent Young: Encountering the Unknown." Peripheral Vision Press. April 6, 2018. Blog. https://www.peripheralvisionarts.org/blog/millicent-young
"Gelah Penn's Dynamics." Peripheral Vision Press Blog. March 9, 2018. https://www.peripheralvisionarts.org/blog/gelah-penn.
“Modeling the Unknown City: The Art of Nic Mathis and Julie Libersat.” Commissioned exhibition essay for Public Domain, The Box Company, Dallas, Texas (2017).
“David Willburn’s Lithology.” Commissioned exhibition essay for Queer the Materials! Fortify the Domestic! Stone the Hegemony!, Galleri Urbane, Dallas, Texas (2017)
“Merge Down: Reconsidering Flatness in Kate Petley’s Nomadic Pictorial Spaces.” Peripheral Vision no. 1 (2017). https://www.peripheralvisionarts.org/journal/kate-petley-scott-gleeson
“Fantasy + Comparison: A Prospective Model of Viewer Engagement for Colleen + Justin Shull’s Paper Doll Transmissions.” Peripheral Vision no. 0 (2016). https://www.peripheralvisionarts.org/journal/shull-gleeson
“Travels In Ithaca: A Guided Tour.” Hamon Arts Library Blog, SMU (April 15, 2016). https://hamonlibraryblog.org/2016/04/15/travels-in-ithaca-a-guided-tour/
“Reading Argos as an Index of Imperiled Selfhood Among Returning Combat Veterans.” Hamon Arts Library Blog, SMU (February 10, 2016). https://hamonlibraryblog.org/2016/02/10/rereading-argos-as-an-index-of-imperiled-selfhood-among-returning-combat-veterans/
“The ludic sensibility of Justin Shull’s The Workshop”. Exhibition Essay. The Workshop, SMU (2011).
“Neal Beggs: The Politics of the Fall.” Inferno: Journal of Art History, University of St Andrews, Scotland (June 2010) [Renamed North Side Review, Bloomsbury Journals].
“The Language of Ascent in Contemporary British Public Art.” Masters thesis, SMU, 2009.
2019 Building a Sustainable Art Practice, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas
2018 TalkAbout: The Suburbs are Architectural, Women and Their Work, Austin, Texas
2018 City as Text: Spatial Readings in Contemporary Public Art, Journée d’ etude, TTU, Lubbock, Texas
2016 Art Criticism in North Texas, Selections 2016, Fort Worth Art Dealers Association & TCU Art Galleries
2016 Travels in Ithaca: Memory, Combat Trauma, and the Visual Space, Mildred Hawn Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2016 The Social Costs of War: Trauma and the Trials of Homecoming, SMU, Dallas, Texas
2013 Las Manos Negras: revealing barriers to community inclusion among migrant jornaleros, CC, Dallas, Texas
2013 Las Manos Negras: Art, Immigration, and Social Justice, Lenten Dinner Series, FPC, Dallas, Texas
2012 Las Manos Negras: Territories, Artist lecture, Gallery 219, Eastfield College (DCCCD), Mesquite, Texas
2012 Las Manos Negras: Art and Labor Activism, Artist lecture, Dallas Workers Rights Board, Dallas, Texas
2010 The Functional Beauty of the Miller House, IDEC & MIRC, Atlanta, Ga.
2010 Viewing Belfast: Public Art in a Divided City, Historians of British Art, CAA, Chicago, Ill.
2009 The Cave of Tambotoco: Mythic Birthplace of the Inca as Archive, Huber Symposium, SMU, Dallas Texas
2009 New Developments in British Public Art, Guest Lecturer, SMU, Dallas, Texas
2006 Taos and Modernism, Guest Lecturer, The Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colo.
2014 – 2016 Travels In Ithaca, Mildred Hawn Gallery, SMU, Dallas, Texas
2015 Exhibition Committee Member, Mildred Hawn Gallery, SMU, Dallas, Texas
2015 Colleen + Justin Shull: Paper Dolls, Mildred Hawn Gallery, SMU, Dallas, Texas
2011 Justin Shull: The Workshop, SMU, Dallas, Texas
2016 Travels in Ithaca, Mildred Hawn Gallery, SMU, Dallas, Texas
2013 The Invention of Drawing, Defenders of Freedom, Dallas, Texas
2012 Las Manos Negras: Territories, Gallery 219, Eastfield College, Mesquite, Texas
2016 Alumni Art Show, Episcopal School of Dallas, Texas
2015 New American Paintings, West Issue No. 120
2010 “Ice Melt and Other Happenings”, Eastfield College, Mesquite, Texas
2010 Hunting Art Prize Gala, Hunting PLC, Houston, Texas
2005 Beauty Unbound, Abend Gallery, Denver, Colo.
2004 Wide West, Abend Gallery, Denver, Colo.
2004 Small Works, Abend Gallery, Denver, Colo.
2016 Honorarium ($250), TCU Art Galleries + FWADA, Fort Worth, Texas
2016 Honorarium ($250), Mildred Hawn Gallery, SMU, Dallas, Texas
2013 Honorarium ($400), Catholic Charities, Dallas, Texas
2013 Honorarium ($250), Lenten Dinner Series, First Presbyterian Church, Dallas, Texas
2012 Honorarium ($250), Eastfield College, Department of Art, Mesquite, Texas
2012 Idea Fund Grant ($4000), The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Houston, Texas
2010 Art Writing and Curatorial Fellow, Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, Oklahoma City, Okla.
2010 Finalist, Hunting Art Prize, Houston, Texas
2009 Rigsbee Travel Grant ($2000), Meadows School of the Arts, SMU, Dallas, Texas
2009 Honorarium ($100), Huber Symposium, Meadows School of the Arts, SMU, Dallas, Texas
2007 – 2009 Meadows Artistic Merit Scholarship, Meadows School of the Arts, SMU, Dallas, Texas
DeVries, Lindsey Herkommer. “Combat Trauma and Healing in New Paintings by Scott Gleeson.” Peripheral Vision no. 0 (2016). http://www.peripheralvisionarts.org/journal/gleeson-devries.
Zastudil, Nancy. “Open Season, The Idea Fund Ramps Up Again.” Arts + Culture Texas, September (2013): 53.
Gleeson, Scott, Dane Larsen, Bernardo Diaz. Las Manos Negras: Territories at Gallery 219, Eastfield College. Exhibition Catalog, Scott Gleeson Studio, 2012.
Stone, Rachel. “Las Manos Negras: Neighborhood artists highlight wage theft among undocumented workers.” The Advocate Magazine, August, 2012.
Maddalena, Julie Mavity. “Workers’ Rights Board Hearing, Sept. 1, 2012”, Dallas Workers’ Rights Board Blog, October 31, 2012. http://wrbdallas.blogspot.com/2012_10_01_archive.html
Simek, Peter. “Warhol Grant Awarded to Public Art Project that Shines Light on Wage Theft, Workplace Inequality.” D Magazine, Front Row Blog, June 29, 2012