Scott Treleaven


Canadian artist, writer and filmmaker Scott Treleaven initially became well known for his 2002 short cult film “The Salivation Army,” depicting the activities of a gang of radical sub-culture youth. Since, the artist has gained much notoriety for a range of other artistic endeavors, including his college and photographic works, which have been exhibited across the U.S. Treleaven appeared in the recent issue “S” of art and design magazine Beautiful/Decay, alongside other notable contemporary artists such as Banks Violette. Treleaven’s collages and photographs use the same montage quality as his films, continuing to reference punk motifs and fringe cultures through heavy symbolism in a documentary style. The graphic black and white collaged approach found in all of Treleaven’s work has been influenced by his personal experience of publishing a zine titled the same as his popular short film, “The Salivation Army.” Currently, the artist is represented by the Kavi Gupta Gallery in Chicago, John Connelly Presents in New York and Marc Selwyn Fine Art in Los Angles. This month, the three galleries are releasing a co-published, 100-plus-page catalog of the artist’s work, titled “Some Boys Wander By Mistake.”