Scott Hocking

b. 1975

Lives and works in Detroit, Michigan, USA


BFA 2000, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI, USA



2016     Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship, Indianapolis, IN
2016     Instituto Sacatar Residential Grant, Itaparica, Bahia, Brazil
2016     Artist Support Grant, The Frey Foundation, Artprize, Grand Rapids, MI
2015     Knight Arts Challenge Grant, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Detroit, MI
2014     Institute for Sustainable Living Art and Natural Design Residency, East Jordan, MI
2014     Artist in Residence, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IO
2013     Detroit Artist in Residence, The Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
2011     Kresge Artist Fellowship, The Kresge Foundation, Detroit, MI
2011     Visiting Artist, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI
2011     Nominee, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Award, New York, NY
2010     Bundanon Trust Residential Grant, West Cambewarra, New South Wales, Australia
2010     Sculpture Space Residential Grant, Utica, New York
2010     Visiting Artist Fellowship, University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities, Ann Arbor, MI
2009     Nominee, Baum Foundation Award for Emerging American Photographers, San Francisco, CA
2008     Atlantic Center for the Arts Residence Grant / Joan Mitchell Foundation Sculptors Grant, New Smyrna, FL 2008   Nominee, The Altoids Award for Emerging Art in America, New Museum, New York City, NY
2006     Gilfelagid / The Gil Society Residential Grant, Listagils Arts Centre, Akureyri, Iceland
2004     Gibraltar Point International Artist Residency Program, Toronto Island, Ontario, Canada
2003     Michigan Council for the Creative Arts / Artserve Michigan Creative Artists Grant
2002     La Napoule Art Foundation Residential Grant, Chateau de La Napoule, France



*Old, David Klein Gallery, Detroit


*Detroit Wildlife, photography exhibition, Wildlife Interpretive Gallery, the Detroit Zoo, MI

Two person show with Don Kilpatrick, Galerie Camille, Detroit, MI

*Signs, site-specific project throughout Detroit, Knight Arts Challenge Grant, MI

Detroit After Dark, the Detroit Institute of Arts, MI

*RCA, The Tube Factory Artspace, Bic Car Collaborative, Indianapolis, IN

Everything Is Transformed, Rumsey Street Project, Site Lab, Grand Rapids, MI
The Detroiter, curated by Inner State Gallery (Detroit), Heron Arts, San Francisco, CA
Totems, Detroit, MI
Detroit / Rotterdam Exchange, Cave Gallery, Detroit and Galerie Gallery, Rotterdam (forthcoming)


Renaissance – Lille 3000 Triennial, Gare Saint Sauveur, Lille, France

Detroit BOOM City, curated by Dashboard (Atlanta), The Pickle Factory, 2120 Bellevue, Detroit, MI

*The Celestial Ship of the North (Emergency Ark), permanent installation, Port Austin, MI Thirty-Nine Years, Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Ferndale, MI
Culture Lab Design, Nora Modern, Detroit, MI
Lyric 3, Inner State Gallery, Detroit, MI

Essay’d II, 9338 Campau Gallery, Hamtramck, MI

*Scott Hocking, Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IO

*Lot Circles, Detroit, MI
Another Look at Detroit, Marlborough Chelsea and Marianne Boesky Galleries, New York, NY Strange Attractors – Site:Lab at The Morton, Artprize 2014, Grand Rapids, MI Detroit:Trans-Farm, Apexart Franchise Program Exhibition, Russell Industrial Center, Detroit, MI NYCorrespondence, Kickstarter Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Explorations in Space-Time / Forced Collaborations, Popps Packing, Hamtramck, MI
The Last Record Shop, Public Pool Artspace, Hamtramck, MI
313, Detroit Artists Market, MI


Detroit – Artists in Residence, the Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
The Way of the Shovel: Art as Archaeology, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL


Art X Detroit, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, MI
Learning From Detroit, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Germany
Exchange, Chicago Arts Coalition, Chicago, IL
Surface of Window, Gakei Gimlet SAAS, Kyoto City, Japan / Yoshiaki Inoue Gallery, Osaka, Japan

Composite Structures, Charlotte Street Foundation, Kansas City, MO

citydrift/Detroit, Kunsthalle Detroit, MI

Range, Butter Projects, Royal Oak, MI

*The End of the World, Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Ferndale / Detroit, MI

Koffer Kunst, Chicago + Detroit, Künstlerhaus Speckstrasse, Gängeviertel, Hamburg, Germany

The Dream Before – Site:Lab at 54 Jefferson, The Public Museum, Artprize 2012, Grand Rapids, MI

Detroit: Material, Site, Narrative, Sullivan Galleries at The School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL Common Ground – Grounds for Detroit, Internationale Architecture Biennale, Venice, Italy


E, I know it Begins with E, North End Studios, Detroit, MI
Urbanity, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI
Detroit – USA: Metamorphose d’une Ville, Maison du Peuple de Saint-Gilles, Brussels, Belgium Psycho- Pomp: An Eschatological Guide To The Future, Ship in the Woods, Del Mar, CA Ménage à de’Troit, N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art, Detroit, MI
Urban Lifecycles, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Sun Valley, ID


*The Egg and MCTS, Michigan Central Train Station, Detroit, MI
Detroit Revealed: Photography 2000–2010, The Detroit Institute of Arts, MI


*Tartarus, Public Pool, Hamtramck, MI
*Scott Hocking, Media Nox Gallery, Maribor, Slovenia
Here., Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Philadelphia, PA Island, EMU Art Gallery, Eastern   Michigan University, MI
Hatsuden / Private Power Generation, Kakian, Tokyo, Japan
Artist’s Choice, Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography, Detroit, MI What’s Going On: Contemporary  Art from Detroit, Artpost, South Bend, IN Fleeting Terrain, Gallery 5, Richmond, VA


*Triumph of Death, West Cambewarra, New South Wales, Australia
*Sisyphus and the Voice of Space, Utica, NY
*New Mound City, The Front Room, Contemporary Art Museum St Louis, MO
*The Cauldron & Roosevelt Warehouse, Institute for the Humanities, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

*Scott Hocking, Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Ferndale / Detroit, MI
Detroit, Kunsthalle Wien Project Space, Vienna, Austria
Housewarning, Hopkins Gallery, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Interrupted Landscapes, Champion Gallery, Austin, TX
Detroit Works, MediaNox Gallery, Maribor, Slovenia
Repurpose, Allcott Gallery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC
A Golden Casket of Earthly Marvels, Popps Packing, Hamtramck, MI
Relics Installation, Artprize, Grand Rapids, MI


*Garden of the Gods, Packard Automobile Complex, Detroit, MI 2009 *Scott Hocking, The Collaborative, Birmingham, MI

*Lao Zhu and the Flour Factory, Shanghai, China
Heartland Project, The Smart Museum, University of Chicago, IL Work and Tumble, Design 99, Hamtramck, MI
Apocalypse, Marygrove College, Detroit, MI
Walking Distance, 2739 Edwin Street Gallery, Hamtramck, MI *The Hole (with Graem Whyte), Popps Packing, Hamtramck, MI


Heartland Project, The Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands 2008 *Ziggurat and FB21, Fisher Body Plant No. 21, Detroit, MI

*The Fountain of Youth Vending Machine, New Smyrna Beach, FL Intergenerational, Ellen Kayrod Gallery,  Detroit, MI
Temporal: Semiotics of Time and Place, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI Mailed and Mounted, Anton Art Center, Mount Clemens, MI


Shrinking Cities Project, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Urban Alchemy, Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, MI
Intersection, Work: Detroit Gallery, University of Michigan at Detroit Center, MI Guns, The Tangent Gallery, Detroit, MI


*Animals, Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Ferndale / Detroit, MI
*Tire Pyramid, site-specific installation for the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, MI Urban Alchemy, 4731 Gallery & 555 Gallery, Detroit, MI
Compulsion to Repeat, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI


*RELICS & Other Works (with Clinton Snider), Artcite Inc., Windsor, Ontario, Canada Found, (Scene)      Metrospace, East Lansing, MI


Actual Size Biennial, Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, MI
Image & Object, RELICS (with Clinton Snider), Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI Summer Exhibition, District Arts Gallery, Birmingham, MI


*Drawings, Photographs, Sculptures, District Arts Gallery, Birmingham, MI
Shrinking Cities Project, Ausschlachtungen, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany


*Urban Relics and Icons, RELICS (with Clinton Snider), Marygrove College, Detroit, MI Detroit, Detroit,    Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Ferndale / Detroit, MI
Shadows of Humanity, Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI
8 Mile, RELICS (with Clinton Snider), Street Level Gallery, Highwood, IL

Sight / Sonic II, detroit contemporary, Detroit, MI

Art and Artifact, Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, MI 2002 Kitchen Sink, detroit contemporary, Detroit, MI

 Art in the City, The Historic Detroit Club, Detroit, MI

Artists Take On Detroit: Projects for the Tricentennial, RELICS (with Clint Snider), Detroit Institute of Arts, MI


Artseen 8 – Sisyphus, Artcite Inc /former Police HQ, Windsor, Ontario, Canada

*Photo-Collages, Bittersweet Café, Detroit, MI

Sight / Sonic: The Art of Music, detroit contemporary, Detroit, MI

…about 222, Underground 245 Gallery, Detroit, MI



11/2015 Detroit Nights – Scott Hocking (author), artist monograph, Nora Modern Publishing, Detroit, MI 02/2015 Scrappers, an Observation by Scott Hocking (author), and A Nice Spot Along The Water (author), Detroit Research: A Journal of Contemporary Art and Culture, Vol. 1, Spring/Fall 2014 – M. Stone-Richards

11/2012 Bad Graffiti – Scott Hocking (author), artist monograph, Black Dog Publishing, London, UK
04/09/11 Stupor, The False Messiah, Wants To Be Your Dog, included in Stupor: A Treasury of True Stories – Scott Hocking collaboration with Steve Hughes (author), Stupor House, Detroit, MI
12/2009 A Nice Spot Along The Water – Scott Hocking (author), Under the Influence #6, Paris, France
10/04/08 Walking Detroit, the Motor City – Scott Hocking (author), Heartland exhibit magazine, Eindhoven, NL

11/06 – 01/07 Scott Hocking’s Icelandic Saga – Scott Hocking (author), photo essay –
08/2006 Pictures of a City – Scrappers, an Observation by Scott Hocking (author), Dispatch Detroit magazine

09/2004 Scrappers – Scott Hocking (author), Shrinking Cities International Research Text, Hatje Cantz, Germany




09/2016 Art As Ritual Conference, Detroit Institute of Arts, MI 08/2016 The Tube Factory, Indianapolis, IN
07/2016 Crooked Tree Center for Arts, Petosky, MI
06/2016 Anton Art Center, Mount Clemens, MI

01/2016 Penny Stamps Lecture, University of Michigan, Michigan Theatre, Ann Arbor, MI 10/2015 Logan Lecture, The Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
04/2015 The Mound Project, Delray Neighborhood House, Detroit, MI
04/2015 Brighton Arts Center, Brighton, MI

03/2014 Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IO
01/2014 Mattress Factory Art Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
12/2012 The Day After the End of the World Gallery Talk, Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Ferndale, MI 12/2012 School of the Arts Institute, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL
04/2012 Penny Stamps Lecture, Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI
03/2012 Detroit: Revealed, The Detroit Institute of Arts, MI
04/2011 Art X Detroit: The Art of the Commons, College of Creative Studies, Detroit, MI
10/2010 Bundanon Trust, West Cambewarra, New South Wales, Australia
03/2010 Institute of the Humanities, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
10/2009 A (Un) Natural History and the Power of Display, University of Michigan, Stern Auditorium, MI 05/2009 Detroit, inspiratiebron voor kunstenaars, NOVA TV, the Netherlands
11/2008 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
10/2007 A Detroit Artist’s Experience in Iceland, The Ann Arbor Art Center, MI
10/2006 The Artschool of Akureyri, Iceland
10/2006 Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Ferndale, MI
11/2005 RELICS, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI
09/2004 District Arts Gallery, Birmingham, MI
11/2003 Urban Survival, Shrinking Cities Project: Scrappers, Volksbuhne Theatre, Berlin, Germany 10/2001 Artists Take on Detroit – The Detroit Institute of Arts
11/2000 Coming? Going? Staying? 3 Generations of Artists in Detroit, The Detroit Institute of Arts, MI




Artangel, London, England
Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna, Florida

Bundanon Trust, NSW Australia
The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan

Ernst & Young, Detroit, Michigan
Gilfelagid /Listagils Arts Centre, Akureyri, Iceland

La Napoule Art Foundation, La Napoule, France

Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA

Quicken Loans and D-Pop Culture, Detroit, Michigan

Sacatar Foundation, Instituto Sacatar, Bahia, Brazil

Team Detroit, Dearborn, Michigan

Toronto Artscape, Ontario, Canada
The Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, Illinois

The Wedge Collection, Toronto, ON, Canada