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SCOTT KIERNAN
Lives and works in New York City
www.scottkiernan.com
www.esptv.com
www.louisvesp.com

EDUCATION:
2007: MFA, San Francisco Art Institute, New Genres; San Francisco, CA
2003: BFA, School of Visual Arts, New York, New York

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • Tilt Up, Pan Left, Essex Flowers, July 30, 2017, (collaboration as E.S.P. TV)
  • WORK, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn NY, Feb. 10 - March 26, 2017 (collaboration as E.S.P. TV)
  • You Don't Say Much, Do You?, (collaboration as E.S.P. TV)Swiss Institute/Contemporary Art, NY NY, Feb. 26, 2016
  • Cyc Set, collaboration w/ Victoria Keddie, Civic TV Collective, Houston TX, April 10 - May 10, 2015
  • Pyramidal, Harvard Art Museums, November 6- Dec. 31, 2014; (collaboration as E.S.P. TV)
  • Once around the block (twice), NurtureArt, Brooklyn, NY, 2011
  • CMIKB, Mixed Greens, NY, NY, 2010
  • Garbage for the Gap, Micaela Gallery, San Francisco, 2009
  • Extra Special Ops, Realform, NY, NY, 2008
  • Half and Have Knots, The Lab, San Francisco, 2007
  • Devils Triangles Reprise, 21 Grand, Oakland CA, 2007

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS, SCREENINGS & PERFORMANCES

2017: 

  • Dlectricity, MoCAD, Detroit, September 22-23
  • Public Access / Creative Networks, BRIC, Brooklyn NY, March 22 - May 7
  • Dreamlands: Expanded - Optipus, Microscope Gallery/Knockdown Center, Brooklyn NY, January 15, 2017

2016:

  • Optics: TV Eye, Roulette, Brooklyn NY, Nov 3
  • Cold Open Verse, Knockdown Center and PS1 Art Book Fair, NYC, Sept. 8-17
  • Cat on a Cool Metal Ceiling, Kilroy Metal Ceiling, Brooklyn NY, July 14
  • Queens International 2016, Queens Museum, Queens NY, April 10 - July 31, 2016
  • Sydney Underground Film Festival, Sydney, Australia, March 
  • The Trial of Anne Opie Wehrer, by Robert Ashley, Directed by Alex Waterman, 365 Mission, Los Angeles, March 19-20

2015:

  • Ways to Lighten Up, Splinters and Logs, Brooklyn NY, October
  • The Future is Self Organized, Limerick City Gallery, Ireland, November 
  • S1 Night at The Works, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, PICA:15, September 13
  • The Owl of Minerva and Other Works, Theatre 80 St. Marks, NY, NY, Sept. 20
  • AFTERSOUND: Frequency, Attack, Return, Miller Gallery at Carnegie-Mellon University, Aug 21 -Nov 26
  • The Shop, w/ Cat Tyc and Anna Troupe, Recess, 41 Grand St., NYC, September 3
  • The Luminous Surface, Salisbury University, Aug 24-Oct 1, Salisbury, MD
  • Distended Cinema, Mission for Temporal Art, Asheville NC, July 2015
  • Strobe Network, Flux Factory, Queens, NY, June 13-24
  • Bloomsday, Knockdown Center, Brooklyn NY, June 16-21
  • Next Week on E.S.P. TV, ACRETV, Chicago, June 1-8
  • Live To Tape: Cable Excess, Links Hall, Chicago, May 23
  • Optical Research, Axis Arts Centre, Crewe, England, March 9-20, 2015
  • Green, Spring/Break Art Fair, New York, NY, March 4-8
  • World Electroacoustic Living Room, California State University, Fullerton, CA; February - March

2014:

  • Terry Riley: In C 50th Anniversary, Le Poisson Rouge, NY NY
  • Vidas Perfectas by Robert Ashley and Alex Waterman, Live video composition, Balroom Marfa, Marfa TX; Tricky Falls, El Paso TX; Museo en la Frontera, Juarez
  • Hybrids {and Avant Ads}, Curated by Bradley Eros, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; July 3
  • Signal Selections from Screen Compositions, Independent Film Show, 14th Edition, Naples, Italy; June 28
  • The Luminous Surface, The Mission for Temporal Art, Asheville, NC; June 18 - July 27
  • The Five Live Lo Fi: An Exhibit in Four Episodes,  Kling & Bang Gallery, Reykjavik Arts Festival, Reykjavik, Iceland; May 22­-June 22 
  • Whitney Biennial 2014, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, live video composition for Vidas Perfectas, a broadcast opera by Robert Ashley; April 2014 
  • Screen Compositions 10, Experimental Intermedia, NY, NY, curated by Katherine Liberovskaya; March 21
  • A Light Spray, Portland Museum of Modern Art, Portland, OR; January 7


2013: 

  • Being (the Critical History Project), Storefront for Art and Architecture, Oct. 11, 2013 - Jan 11, 2014
  • Smashism, Human Resources, Los Angeles, Nov. 2
  • Smashism, Artists Television Access, San Francisco, CA, October 16
  • opulens: An Evening of Interactive Media & Performance Art, Stanley Center for the Arts, Utica, NY, September 21
  • Filmmakersʼ Cooperative 8th Benefit Concert and Art Auction, Santos Party House, NYC, September 17 
  • Expanded Cinema, Roulette, Brooklyn, NY, August 2 
  • Modular Solstice, Silent Barn, Brooklyn NY, June 22
  • HPSCHD, Eyebeam Center for Arts and Technology, NY, NY, May 3-4
  • Megapolis Festival, The New School, NY, NY, April 19-20
  • Modular Equinox, The Silent Barn, 603 Bushwick Ave., Brooklyn, NY, March 23-24, 2013
  • E.S.P. TV Residency at Museum of Arts and Design, NY, NY, Feb 23 - May 11
  • Initial Public Offering, Present Company, Brooklyn, NY
  • The White Album, Louis B. James, NY, NY, Jan. 11 - Feb 26


2012:

  • 3AM: Public Access Television Now, Launchpad, Brooklyn, NY; Dec. 15
  • E.S.P. TV Get Stuffed, Spectacle Theater, Brooklyn NY, November 17
  • Alternative Impulses in Art and Action, Franklin Street Works, October 27, 2012 – January 13, 2013
  • Chelsea Sound, Printed Matter, NYC, October 27
  • Where is the Here if the Here is in There?, Pallas Projects, Dublin
  • Musicircus, Roulette, Brooklyn, NY, June 24
  • Playback, Queens Nails Projects, San Francisco, CA, April 24 - June 6, 2012 
  • E.S.P. LAB for Kinematic Thursdays, Entwine, NYC
  • E.S.P. LAB: No Found Route, Aggregate Space, Oakland CA
  • E.S.P. LAB: Kotokino, Fotofono, curated by Gill Arno, Brooklyn NY
  • Mutual Friends, Present Company, Brooklyn NY
  • Astral Erotic Impact Phase, performance, 80EWS, NYC
  • Are We Not Men?, Root Division, San Francisco, CA


2011:

  • Experimental Notations, Macarthur B Macarthur, Oakland, CA
  • E.S.P. TV #1-5 Screening, Silvershed, New York, NY, July 9 
  • Perfect Place/No Place - Re-imagining Utopia, Million Fishes, San Francisco, CA
  • 5C5C: Rome Five Cities Five Curatorial Concepts, CIAC, Centro Internazionale Per L’Arte Contemporanea (CIAC), Rome, Italy
  • 5C5C: Seoul Five Cities Five Curatorial Concepts, KT&G Sangsangmadang, Seoul, South Korea
  • Once around the block (twice), NurtureArt, Brooklyn, NY (solo)


2010:

  • Videorover Season 1, NurtureArt, Brooklyn NY
  • SPUN 3: The Crest Jewel of:, St. Cecelia’s Convent, Brooklyn, NY
  • autosemblematic, Local Project, Long Island City, NY
  • Painting with Pictures, Casita Maria, Bronx, NY
  • Astral Fountain, Doorway, Staten Island, NY


2009:

  • Conjugation, Space Womb, Long Island City, NY
  • Anode Festival, Video From the Borough of Brooklyn, Sydney, Australia
  • My Heroes, Jack the Pelican, Brooklyn, NY
  • East Meets West, Baer Ridgeway Exhibitions, San Francsico
  • Drunken Realist, hosted by Jen Liu, “Exhibition”, 211 Elizabeth St., NY, NY 
  • Leave the Capital, Root Division, San Francisco
  • The Hole, The Grand Chelsea, NY, NY
  • Re: Source, Foster City Art Gallery, Foster City, CA
  • Exhibition, 211 Elizabeth St., NY NY
  • Recess, Crossing Art, Queens, NY
  • It's the Way That You Move, Million Fishes, San Francisco


2008:

  • On It’s Head, Dam-Stuhltrager, Brooklyn, NY
  • COMPASS, Micaela Gallery, San Francisco
  • Blackout, Root Division, San Francisco
  • Another Country, Magnes Museum, Berkeley, CA
  • Bridge Art Fair New York 2008, NY,NY
  • Everything Must Go, Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY
  • Urban Space / New Life Berlin, KiM, Berlin, Germany
  • The Audacity of Desperation, PS122, NY, NY
  • Beauty’s Burden, Educational Alliance at Walter Rubenstein Gallery, NY, NY
  • The End of the End of the End, Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY
  • Third Guangzhou Triennial 2008, Guangzhou, China
  • The Weather Reconnaissance, The Garage Biennial, San Francisco, CA 
  • Bridge Art Fair Miami Beach 2008, Miami Beach, FL


2007:

  • Novus and Neos, Micaela Gallery, San Francisco
  • Devils Triangles (Reprise), (three-person) Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco
  • Love for Sale, Root Division, San Francisco
  • Healing of K, 3 Pieces, San Francisco
  • Yuri’s Night 2007, NASA Ames Center, Mountain View, CA
  • FRDM NIGHT, Mezzanine, San Francisco
  • Selected Songs of the Soft Cigarette, SFAI , San Francisco
  • Salon d’Ete, Micaela Gallery, San Francisco
  • Tall Tales, (two-person), Micaela Gallery, San Francisco
  • Grounded, Southern Exposure, San Francisco
  • ArtNow Miami Beach 2007


2006:

  • The Pied Piper of Palestine, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
  • ZENITH and CFaC, Rock Paper Scissors Collective, Oakland, CA
  • CELL2Cell2cell RIDER PROJECT 2006, NY, NY
  • Nothing’s Here for Sure, Arc, San Francisco, CA

CURATORIAL


LOUIS V. E.S.P., Brooklyn, NY, 2010-2012
Co-Founder, Director and Programmer

Curated at LOUIS V E.S.P.:


E.S.P. TV
Director and Founder

E.S.P. TV is dedicated to promoting the performing and media based arts through direct collaboration with artists via live television production.

Directed by Scott Kiernan and Victoria Keddie, this expansive project utilizes a mobile television studio to explore the artist dialogue with broadcast transmission, analog and digital media, and televisual liveness. 

E.S.P. TV’s live TV studio hybridizes technologies old and new to realize synthetic environments for performance that also expose the process of production. Each live taping event is the realization of an artists' collaboration with us.  These events are taped live with a crew of cameramen, sound engineer, and video mixing team in front of an audience. The recorded events air on Manhattan Neighborhood Network public television weekly, as well as online, and have been exhibited internationally.

Our mission is threefold: to expand on the idea of an artist collaboration and the “live” experience, to preserve television as a relevant outlet for artistic practice, and to develop new video and performance works with local artists.

E.S.P. TV has held over 50 live taping events internationally and has aired over 70 episodes to date. 

In addition to our live tapings and screenings, we have initiated the TUBE Archive as a means for republishing works and ephemera from early artist-based engagements with broadcast media. We are building a mobile broadcast van to tour the United States in partnership with organizations and artists across the nation.

E.S.P. TV has worked with various venues including: The Whitney Museum of American Art, New Museum, Museum of Arts and Design, Printed Matter, Millennium Film Workshop, New School, Rawson Projects, Recess (NYC); Interstate Projects, Spectacle Theater, Issue Project Room, Roulette (Brooklyn); Franklin Street Works (Stamford, CT), Liminal Space (Oakland, CA), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco, CA), Ballroom Marfa (Marfa, TX), General Public (Berlin),  STORE (Dresden), Studio XX (Montreal), Kling and Bang Gallery (Reykjavik) and Pallas Projects (Dublin).

E.S.P. TV Live Programs

  • Live from BRIC, BRIC, Brooklyn NY, April 15, 2017
  • Lifestyle Guru, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn NY, March 26, 2017
  • Daytime Viewing (Prime Time), Pioneer Works, Brooklyn NY, March 12, 2017
  • UNIT 11 Residency Launch, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn NY July 16, 2016
  • SAW Video Media Arts Center, Ottawa, Canada, July 8, 2016
  • Becoming New Forms, Queens International, Queens Museum, NY; June 4th, 2016
  • You Don't Say Much, Do You?, Swiss Institute/Contemporary Art, NY NY; Feb 26, 2016
  • Experimental Television Center, ETC..., Hunter College Art Gallery, November 6, 2015
  • Five Years On: Dirty Looks Benefit, DCTV, Nov 4, 2015
  • Sound and Vision Live, Lincoln Center, Oct 29, 2015
  • Consumes Me / Poet Transmit, Recess, NY NY, Sept. 3, 2015
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, July 27, 2015
  • Signal Culture, Owego, NY April 28, 2015
  • Nightingale Cinema, Chicago, Il, April 25, 2015
  • Secret Service, Co-organized with The Third Rail publication, Minneapolis, MN, April 23, 2015
  • S1, Portland, OR, April 19, 2015
  • Berkeley Public Access, Berkeley CA  April 17, 2015
  • E.S.P. TV + Shana Moulton, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, April 16, 2015
  • Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA, April 14, 2015
  • Marfa Public Radio, Marfa TX, April 12, 2015
  • Civic TV Collective, Houston, TX, April 10, 2015        
  • The Museum of Human Achievement, co-presented by Experimental Response Cinema, Austin TX  April 9, 2015
  • The Shop, Pittsburgh, PA, April 2, 2015
  • E.S.P. TV + DirtyLooksNYC Present: A Very Bathsalts Christmas, NYC, December 18, 2014
  • E.S.P. TV TELEVISUAL, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA, Nov 6, 2014
  • Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA, October 24, 2014
  • The Last Weekend, Camp Lakota, Wurtsboro NY, Sept 19-21, 2014  
  • Kling and Bang Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland, May 22- June 22, 2014  
  • E.S.P. TV  and OPTICS O:O Present a night in 16mm, Trans­ Pecos, Brooklyn, NY, March 14, 2014  
  • Cannibal Mécanique, Trans­Pecos, Brooklyn, NY, February 29, 2014  
  • BEING: The Gameshow, Storefront for Art and Architecture, NYC, January 18, 2014  
  • Disrupt: "Model View Controller" by Erica Magrey and Jennifer Juniper Stratford with Renata Espinosa and Caro Pen Rig, Storefront for Art and Architecture, NYC, Dec. 17, 2013
  • Amplify: "Six Microphones" by Robert Gerard Pietrusko, Storefront for Art and Architecture, NYC, October 11, 2013    
  • Question: "Just Desserts" with Saffron Eclair, Storefront for Art and Architecture, NYC, Oct. 27,2013
  • Disrupt: A Live Recording, Storefront for Art and Architecture, NYC, Oct. 22, 2013
  • Dirty Looks Presents Luther Price, PS1, Queens, NY, Oct. 20, 2013
  • BEING (the Critical History Project), Opening Event, Storefront for Art and Architecture, NYC Oct. 12, 2013
  • XFER STATION on E.S.P. TV, New Museum, 235 Bowery, NYC, Sept. 5, 2013
  • Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, August 8, 2013                    
  • Magic IF, Museum of Arts and Design, NYC,  May 11, 2013
  • The Live Live! Show, Museum of Arts and Design, NYC, April 13, 2013
  • Public Service Announcement, Museum of Arts and Design,NYC. March 9, 2013
  • E.S.P. TV Presents: "Merry Christmas, Mary Boom!", Clemente Soto Velez Center, Flamboyan Theater, NYC; December 15, 2012
  • Franklin Street Works, Stamford CT, November 10, 2012
  • Hurricane Sandy Storm Victims Benefit, organized by David First and Jeanann Dara, La Sala, Brooklyn NY, November 5, 2012      
  • Interstate Projects, Brooklyn, NY, October 13, 2012
  • Pallas Projects/Studios, Dublin, Ireland, September 15, 2012
  • E.S.P. TV Housewarming, E.S.P. TV HQ, Brooklyn NY, September 7, 2012
  • Present Co., Brooklyn NY, Co-produced with Experimental Half Hour, August 4, 2012
  • La Sala, Brooklyn NY, July 21, 2012
  • A Third Signal to a Habitable Zone, (Commissioned by Next 50 Festival Seattle, WA) PACS Gallery, Brooklyn NY, June 11, 2012
  • Queens Nails Annex, San Francisco, CA, June 8, 2012
  • Liminal Space, Oakland CA, June 1, 2012
  • Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn NY, March 23, March 25, 2012
  • Present Co., Brooklyn NY, March 16, 2012
  • Roulette, Brooklyn NY, Feb 18, 2012
  • The Schoolhouse, Brooklyn NY, September 2011
  • Mutual Dreaming's New Dance City Special, Organized by Aurora Halal The Schoolhouse, Brooklyn NY, September, 2011
  • Millennium Film Workshop, Produced for [Mis] Adventures in Manipulation,  Program curated by Victoria Keddie for the INDEX Festival New York, NY, August 19- 20, 2011
  • The Schoolhouse, Brooklyn NY, May 2011
  • E.S.P. TV, Louis V. E.S.P., Brooklyn, NY, Jan 25, 2011

ADDITIONAL CURATORIAL:

  • Supply/Demand, Mobile Technologies: From Iphones to Drones, Museum of Arts and Design, NYC, co-curated w/ Victoria Keddie and Alexis Bhagat, May 8, 2013
  • Cable Access: Dead or Alive, Museum of Arts and Design, NYC, co-curated with Victoria Keddie, April 17, 2013
  • Remote Access, Museum of Arts and Design, co-curated with Victoria Keddie, April 10, 2013
  • Sound Device, Root Division, San Francisco, co-curated with Deric Carner and Anne Yalon, March 2008

BOOKS:

  • Upland, by Scott Kiernan and Ethan Miller, 2016, 72 pgs, Hardcover

GRANTS:

  • 2015: Franklin Furnace Grant 
  • 2014: Wave Farm Media Grant 
  • 2013: Augustine Foundation Grant

RESIDENCIES:

  • Signal Culture, Owego, NY; Oct 9-13, 2016
  • Pioneer Works, Artist-In-Residence with E.S.P. TV, January - June, 2016
  • Signal Culture, Owego NY, June 11-18, 2015
  • Recess, New York, NY, Oct 1 - Dec 31, 2014
  • Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, NY, October 2013- February 2014
  • Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY, February 2013- May 2013

TEACHING

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Hunter Graduate Integrated Media Arts, Sept. 2015 - Present
  • Analog Video Image Processing Workshop, Hunter Graduate Integrated Media Arts, Feb. 2016
  • Media Archiving Workshop: Migration and Preservation from Analog to Digital, Hunter College, New York, NY, Dec. 4, 2016

PUBLIC SPEAKING AND LECTURES:

  • Guest Lecturer, "E.S.P. TV: The Televisual Project", Hunter College Art Galleries, New York, NY, November 4, 2016
  • Guest Speaker, Franklin Furnace, School of Film and Video, Pratt University, November 2, 2015
  • In Conversation with E.S.P. TV: Victoria Keddie and Scott Kiernan, Baxter St. @ CCNY, New York, NY, May 21, 2015
  • Panel Speaker/ presenter, Managing Media in the Content Economy, Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL April 25, 2015
  • Visiting Artist Lecture, Department of Media Studies / Intermediate Sound, PNCA, April 20, 2015
  • Visiting Artist Lecture, Department of Media and Performing Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, April 1, 2014
  • Visiting Artist Lecture, Parsons/The New School, New York, NY, Oct. 1, 2014
  • Guest Moderator, Optisonic Tea Festival, curated by Katherine Liberovskaya and Ursula Scherrer, The Silent Barn, January 12, 2014               
  • The Artist as Worker, Panel Discussion, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, 2012

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Scott Kiernan is a multi-disciplinary artist living and working in New York City. His work seeks alternate readings implicit in images and the technologies employed for their production. In his video, photo and installation works, synthetic and photographic elements interact to address their own (im)materiality and means of distribution. He is particularly interested in how meaning shifts through stages of translation via technology, speech and syntax.

Kiernan was founder and co-director of Louis V E.S.P., an artist-run gallery and performance space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (2010-2012) and of E.S.P. TV (2011-present), a nomadic TV studio that explores televisual language and develops artist collaborations for broadcast. He currently is also co-director of UNIT 11, a transmission based residency program which operates from a former ENG van turned mobile electronic studio.

He has exhibited and performed internationally in venues such as New Museum, Museum of Arts and Design, Swiss Institute/Contemporary Art, Storefront for Art and Architecture, Whitney Museum of American Art, Harvard Art Museums, P.S.122, Mixed Greens, Ballroom Marfa, Southern Exposure, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the Center for International Contemporary Art in Rome; and teaches in Hunter College's Integrated Media Arts MFA program.