Dread Scott

Artist, What Is the Proper Way to Display a U.S. Flag (1989) Shows at Whitney, MoMA PS1


Dread Scott is an American artist working within performance, photography, installation, and screenprinting, focusing on the current United States. He first gained notoriety with his first major work, What Is the Proper Way to Display a U.S. Flag in 1989. His work has been shown at the Whitney, Brooklyn Museum, and MoMA PS1. Selected solo works include 2008’s Dread Scott: Welcome to America, 2010’s Dread Scott: It’s Right to Rebel and 2016’s A Man Was Lynched By Police Yesterday. A few recent grants and fellowships include a Guggenheim (2021), Open Society Soros Equality Fellowship (2019), United States Artists Fellowship (2018) and Open Society Documentary Photography Project Moving Walls Grant (2017). He received a BFA from SAIC in 1989 and attended the Whitney’s Independent Study Program in 1993.