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(WRENN) SCRAPWORM

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Exhibitions/Events Upcoming:
LDC Garden Art Project
900 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY

Current:
Montrose Cafe
173 Montrose Avenue (Graham and Humbolt), Brooklyn, NY

Previous Exhibition/Projects:

Solo Shows
    2006
land of make believe and associated braneworlds // Chashama at 208 W37th St., Manhattan, NY // January 27 - February 26

life: fear, small works and prints // Life Café 983, Brooklyn, NY // January 7 - 28

    2005    
on the way // 234 W. 42nd St. Chashama Window Exhibit (installation), Manhattan, NY // February 10 - April 26
    2004
vertical flotation // ArtLand Bar, Brooklyn, NY // April 10 - May 15

visions of excess: visions of void // TIXE (A Chashama Space), Manhattan, NY // January 6  - February 1, then extended through February 27

Group Shows
    2006
Montrose Café // Brooklyn, NY // March 31 - April 30

Grand Opening Reception at The Claude Gallery // Eastchester, NY  // March 18 - March 25

New Year’s at The Claude Gallery // Eastchester, NY  // December 31 - January 30

    2005
Chashama Benefit Auction // Manhattan, NY // November 14

Emerging Artists International (EAI), City Wide Open Studios // scrapworm studio, Brooklyn, NY // October 22 - 23

Brooklyn Peace Fair, Museum of Community Arts // YWCA of Brooklyn, NY // October 22

The Square Foot Show // Art Gotham, Manhattan, NY // October 1 - 3

BWAC, Fall Art Show // Pier 8, Brooklyn, NY // September 17 - October 22

I-Park Studio Tours and Talks // Artists’ Enclave at I-Park, East Haddam, CT // July 24

BWAC, The Earth Show // Pier 8, Brooklyn, NY // July 16 - August 20

Flights of Fantasy // Bottom Feeders Studio Gallery, Manhattan, NY // July 1 - August 27

1800 Frames: 1 Minute Video Festival // City Without Walls, Newark, NJ // June 1 - 2

BWAC, The 25th Anniversary Show // Pier 8, Brooklyn, NY // May 7 - June 18

The Artists-in-Residence of 40 Worth - a.k.a. "I Made This" // Chashama at 217 E. 42nd St., Manhattan, NY // February 2 - 28

    2004
Resolve 40, Chashama Artists in Residence at 40 Worth Street Exhibition (Curated by Mark Stone) and Open Studios // Manhattan, NY // December 11

Collaboration 1, Chashama at Creative Artists Network // The Center For Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA // November 1 - 7

BWAC, The Solo Show // Pier 8, Brooklyn, NY // September 18 - November 7

BWAC, The Water Show // Pier 8, Brooklyn, NY // July 17 - August 22

Open Studios and Exhibition, Chashama Artists in Residence // 40 Worth St., Manhattan, NY  // July 16 - 18

The Baby's Bathwater // Asterisk Young Artist Project, Brooklyn, NY // May 9 - 20

    2003
It Is Itself // TIXE (A Chashama Space), Manhattan, NY // August 19 - September 7

BOX 30- Get Lucky With an Emerging Artist // HERE Art Center, Manhattan, NY  // July - August 16

Maiden America Benefit Show // Williamsburg Publik House, Brooklyn, NY // June 27
                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Peace Williamsburg: Art of Resistance // OfficeOps, Brooklyn, NY // May 25

PostNeoIntegrity: Burnt to a Crisp // Asterisk Young Artist Project, Brooklyn, NY // May 10 - 12

    2002
NeoIntegrity: This Land is Your Land // Kosher Pickle Warehouse, Brooklyn, NY // July 4

NeoIntegrity: This is Your Dinner // American Fine Arts, Manhattan, NY // May 12

Collective Solipsism (in Permanent Vacation Series), Rosenberg Gallery, NYU, Manhattan, NY // April 24

Artists’ Projects
    2006
Art is [not] dead // Matchless, Brooklyn, NY //May 20 (video projection)

Art is [not] dead // Launch Party, Capone’s, Brooklyn, NY // April 11 (video projection)

April 2, 2006 // Janusz Jaworski and scrapworm // March - April (performative collaborative exploration and photo adventure)

Malcolm Rollick // “scaffolds”, solo album and CD release Party (Brooklyn, NY) // February (original art work and digital
formatting), March 25 (show art)

Antisocial Music: Hits the Medium Time // Merkin Hall, Manhattan, NY // February 23 (stage sculptures)  

Local Correspondents: an evening of scrapworm video // Matchless, Brooklyn, NY // January 18 (shorts program and ambient music accompaniment)

    2005
Antisocial Music: Does not sing the American Songbook, CD release event // Chashama at 217 E. 42nd St., Manhattan, NY // December 10 (stage/window installation)  
 
Bushwick Art Projects // McKibben St. between Bushwick Ave. and White St., Brooklyn, NY // November 12 (4 hour
public/architectural video projection)

Antisocial Music, His Name Is ASM Premieres Show! // La Tea at the Clemente Soto Velez Center, Manhattan, NY //September 17 (stage installation)

Red Orange Morning // Matchless, Brooklyn, NY // September 8 (1 hour video art projection)

Coney Island Dreamland Artists’ Clubhouse // Surf Ave., Brooklyn, NY // June-July (‘Greetings from Dreamland: Postal Art’ series)

Jon Lundbom & Big Five Chord // “all the pretty ponies”, live album // January (original art work and digital formatting)

    2004    
d.u.m.b.o. Art Under the Bridge Festival, Simultaneous Projections, “Passunder” // Washington & York St., Brooklyn, NY //October 15 – 16 (public/architectural video projection)

“40 degrees north, group:self” show,  (Art as an environmental moment collaborative show and performances) // Kosher Pickle Warehouse, Brooklyn, NY // July 10 (art, graphic identity, programming, and curatorial)

‘Patience Ripening’ for “Lather: The Baby’s Bathwater” (with Kiera Nagle and Jimi Marr) // Passerby at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, Manhattan, NY // June 25 (art, graphic identity, organization)

Jon Lundbom & Big Five Chord // 11” x14” poster prints for alt-jazz band’s promotion, series of 4, edition of 300 //June (original art work and digital formatting)

God in a Girl // Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Brooklyn, NY (March 12-13) and WOW Café Theater, Manhattan, NY (May 6 - 29)  (performance sets, props, and video with Kiera Nagle, design partner)

    2002
NeoIntegrity: This Land is Your Land (Art as an environmental moment collaborative show and performances) // Kosher Pickle Warehouse, East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY // July 4 (art, graphics, organization, programming, and curatorial)


Artists’ Residencies
2005, July, Artists’ Enclave at I-Park, July 5-30

2005, May, Ora Lerman Charitable Trust - Soaring Gardens Artists’ Retreat, May 7-June 4

2004, May, Chashama, 40 Worth Street, Visual Artists in Residence May- Feb 2005

Publications Resolve40,  February 2006
Galleries/Agents self, JoAnna Scaramuzzo
Email Address scrapworm[AT]earthlink.net
Website www.scrapworm.info
Address 307 Scholes St. #201
Brooklyn, NY
11206
Nationality United States
Education
Date of birth 07.03.1980
Why make art? Within the allegorical identity, scrapworm, I collect ‘scraps’ to create narrative contexts and abstracted patterns that respond to my ontological questions. I gather examples from the world document (of which I experience the landscapes, societies, and artifacts) as visual fragments that seem tragically ironic, beautifully balanced, sadly empty, terrifyingly inundating, or (especially in found print materials) absurdly propagandized. I intersperse these scraps in a range of scales to articulate cartographic ground-shifting networks within decay aesthetics.

My projects imagine future wastelands of the ‘American Dream’ that foreshadow themselves by investigating subtle determinants.

scrapworm survives days perceptively synthesizing images, ideas, and forms of existing -- searching for something that turns out indefinable-- parts of the whole being scraps. we are all really scrapworms, winding paths through the life fueling collective composts of time, thought, matter, space, society, culture -- and the web its expanding metaphorical implications.