Scott Kiernan

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Once around the block (twice), 2011 Flashe Paint On Canvas 72 X 96"
Here's a Breath of Fresh Air, 2011 Flashe Paint On Canvas 72 X 96"
Middle C, Badwater, Death Valley, 2007 Lightjet Print On Sintra 26 X 30 In. © Scott Kiernan
Mirage, 2009 Archival Inkjet On Acetate 30 X 40"
Take My Breath, 2010 Archival Inkjet On Acetate, Mylar 29 X 44"
Monday Night Madness Madness, 2010 Photograph 30 X 40"
Untitled, 2012 Collage 8 X 10"
Breeders, 2007 Collage, Resin On Wood 10 X 10 In. © Scott Kiernan
Memory Hole, Random Access v. 3, 2008 Photograph 29 X 42" © Zenith Foundation
Memory Holes (Random Access) v. 1, 2008 Fuji Crystal Archive On Plexi With Diebond Back 29" X 42"
Quick Facts
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San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)
School of Visual Arts New York (SVA)
psychedelic, psychogeography, mirror, mixed-media, installation, video-art, performance, photography, digital, conceptual, exhibition/performance

Scott Kiernan is an artist and curator who lives and works in New York City. Scott received his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2007. He is a founder and director of Louis V E.S.P., a not-for-profit gallery and performance space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and co-founder/director of E.S.P. TV, a Manhattan cable access program and live taping event which showcases NYC based artists and performers.

b. 1980 Lives and works in New York City

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


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

Public Access, 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
E.S.P. LAB for Kinematic Thursdays, Entwine, NYC
E.S.P. LAB: No Found Route, (solo) 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

Experimental Notations, Macarthur B Macarthur, Oakland, CA
Perfect Place/No Place - Re-imagining Utopia, Million Fishes, San Francsico, CA; Curated by the MicroClimate Collective
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)

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
CMIKB, Mixed Greens, NY, NY (solo)
Painting with Pictures, Casita Maria, Bronx, NY
Astral Fountain, Doorway, Staten Island, NY (solo)

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 (performance) hosted by Jen Liu, “Exhibition”, 211 Elizabeth St., 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
Fortuitous Moments/Garbage for the Gap, (two-person) Micaela Gallery, San Francisco
It's the Way That You Move, Million Fishes, San Francisco

On It’s Head, (three-person) 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
Extra Special Ops, (solo) Realform, 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

Novus and Neos, Micaela Gallery, San Francisco
Devils Triangles (Reprise), (three-person) Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco
Devils Triangles/Message to the Carrier, (two-person), 21 Grand, Oakland CA
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
Half and Have Knots, (solo) The Lab, 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

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

Artist’s Books, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
ZENITHBOX 3, Diego Rivera Gallery, (solo), San Francisco, CA


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

Exhibition History of LOUIS V E.S.P.:
Ania Diakoff: Fukushima Mon Amour, Nov 11-27, 2011
"Organs In The Snow", curated by Rachel Mason, Sept 30-Oct 24, 2011
"The End of Failure", curated with Katrina Lamb, April 29-May 13, 2011
Dana Bell: A Delicate Balance, March 4-24, 2011
Deric Carner: Range Rover, Dec. 10-17, 2010
Jonathon Keats: “Pornography for God… and Pornography for Plants”, November 12-23, 2010
“32,000 Light Brigade, FistFighting, or How I Came Back to”, New work by Rebecca Gaffney, Oct. 22-Nov. 2, 2010
Raw Stock: No Wave Films from Downtown NYC, 1976-1984, curated by Sabine Rogers and Vanessa Roworth, Oct. 1 & 8th, 2010
Aboveground Animation, curated by Casey Jane Ellison, August 20, 2010
Warren Neidich: Cindy Unveiled, June 18-25, 2010
36 Dramatic Situations, organized by Scott Kiernan, May 28-June 11, 2010
Meat: two videos by Luther Price, curated by Bradford Nordeen, May 7, 2010
The sh sound was difficult, curated by Deric Carner, April 30, 2010
Poor Traits, curated by Justin Craun, March 26-April 3, 2010
Derek Larson: “Blank State”, March 3-10, 2010
Mirror / Window, curated by Preeti Sodhi and James Woodward, Jan 28, 2010 
Apartment Show: “Boo Models”, organized by Joshua Smith and Denise Kupferschmidt, July 26, 2009

Co-Founder & Director, Programmer, live audio video manipulation and mixing.

E.S.P. TV is a nomadic showcase of primarily NYC-based experimental music, video art and performance produced for Manhattan Neighborhood Network television. Tapings are in front of a live audience in a host venue with green-screening, signal manipulation and analog video mixing. The entire night is recorded to VHS and edited into half hour episodes for airing on cable TV in New York City. After airing, the episodes are posted online at for later viewing.

Artists who have appeared on E.S.P. TV include: Sightings, Laura Ortman, Ryan Sawyer, Martha Wilson, Virginia Overton, Xeno and Oaklander, Jandek, Mazing Vids, Innergaze, MV Carbon, C Spencer Yeh, Lary 7, Gunn-Truscinski Duo, Shana Moulton, Bradley Eros, Further Reductions, Regal Degal, Martha Colburn, Forma, YOU., Joshua Churchill and Paul Clipson, Chris Duncan, Rachel Mason, Erica Magrey, Kate Gilmore, Michael Robinson, Ken Jacobs and many more. Shows have been taped in various locales including Museum of Arts and Design, (NYC) Queens Nails (San Francisco), Liminal Space (Oakland, CA), Interstate Projects, The Schoolhouse, 285 Kent, Roulette (Brooklyn), Franklin Works (Stamford CT) Pallas Projects, (Dublin), and General Public (Berlin).

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


Connelly, Maeve, "Studio Spaces", Frieze, May 2013
Kimball, Whitney, "The Best of Us For The Rest of Us, Pt. 1 of 3", ArtFCity, April 30, 2013
Kimball, Whitney, This Week’s Must-See Art Events: A Pioneering Band of Guerrillas. With Yes Men!, ArtFagCity, April 15, 2013
Galgiani, Allison "Harmony from Noise: Modular Synthesizer Electronics", Bushwick Daily, April 1, 2013 
Mason, Rachel, "ESP TV -- Transmitting Forward and Backward at the Same Time," Huffington Post, March 27, 2013 
Kirsch, Corinna "We Were There: Chelsea Sound" Art Fag City, October 29, 2012
Kimball, Whitney, "Artists Are On TV, This Time Not For Bravo Money", Art Fag City, August 23, 2012 
E.S.P. TV #17, MATRIXSYNTH , Aug. 16, 2012 
Roe, Nathaniel, "Brain Melters: Watch C Spencer Yeh Melt Into A Radioactive Green Colorfield", April 2012
Armstrong, Liz, "The Lab Rats of ESP TV", Vice, September 2011 
"E.S.P. TV's Psyched Out Forma Footage", WFMU Beware of the Blog, August 2011
Larkin, Daniel, "Scott Kiernan's Faux Nineties Xeroxes", Hyperallergic, March 9, 2011
Kaplan, Steven, "Artists Exhibiting in Vacant Commercial Spaces, New York 2009", The Thing, 2009
Arnold, Katherine"Root Division: Leave the Capital",, June 13, 2009
“Recess”, Queens Chronicle, NY, May 2009
Sinovision Chinese Television, “Recess”, May 2009
”It’s the Way that You Move”,, March 2009
Jeffrey, Jennifer, Fortuitous Moments: “Tobias Tovera, Scott Kiernan, Gary Clemenceau” at Micaela Gallery,, March 2009
Jeffrey, Jennifer, "The Garage Biennial: The Weather Reconnaisance",, Nov. 22, 2008
”Beauty’s Burden”, Anaba, October 2008
"Art In Flux", by Ben Davis, Art Net, April 2008
"Everything Must Go", NYPOST.COM, April 2008
"Root Division: Blackout",, Feb. 9, 2008
"Southern Exposure and Intersection for the Arts: GROUNDED? - 16th Annual Juried Exhibition",, Sept. 11, 2007
Ellis, Stephanie, "Tall Tales,, September, 2007

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