Scott Gleeson

Curriculum Vitae



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

Editorial | Publishing Experience

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.

Teaching Experience

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. 

Selected Academic Publications and Criticism

“From Industry to Generativity.” Not Yet Titled no. 1 (forthcoming 2018).

"Millicent Young: Encountering the Unknown." Peripheral Vision Press. April 6, 2018. Blog.

"Gelah Penn's Dynamics." Peripheral Vision Press Blog. March 9, 2018.

“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).

“Fantasy + Comparison: A Prospective Model of Viewer Engagement for Colleen + Justin Shull’s Paper Doll Transmissions.” Peripheral Vision no. 0 (2016).

“Travels In Ithaca: A Guided Tour.” Hamon Arts Library Blog, SMU (April 15, 2016).

“Reading Argos as an Index of Imperiled Selfhood Among Returning Combat Veterans.” Hamon Arts Library Blog, SMU (February 10, 2016).

“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.

Conferences, Symposia, and Lectures

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. 

Curatorial Experience

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                                                            

Solo Exhibitions

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

Group Exhibitions

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.

Grants, Scholarships, Honors, and Awards

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  

Reviews and Criticism

DeVries, Lindsey Herkommer. “Combat Trauma and Healing in New Paintings by Scott Gleeson.” Peripheral Vision no. 0 (2016).

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.

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