cv - bio - bibliography
  contact info - links
  -- Recent Installations and Photography Projects --
  Bone Black 2019
  Seventeen Shitty Mountains 2019
  Seventeen Shitty Mountains 2018
  The Sleeper / Cowcatcher 2018
  OLD 2018
  Hanging Cairn 2017
  Massa Confusa 2017
  RCA 2016
  Babel 2015-2016
  Celestial Ship of the North (Emergency Ark) 2015
  Signs 2015-present
  Narcissus Incorporated 2015
  Lot Circles 2014-present
  Rustic Sputnik 2016 / Rusty Sputnik 2013
  Coronal Mass Ejection 2013
  The Egg and Michigan Central Train Station 2007-2013
  Mercury Retrograde 2012
  The End of the World 2012
  The Quarry / Steinbruch 2013
  The Secrets of Nature 2012-2014
  Garden of the Gods 2009-2011
  Tartarus 2011
  Triumph of Death 2010
  Sisyphus and the Voice of Space 2010
  New Mound City 2010
  Ziggurat and Fisher Body 21 2007-2009
  -- Ongoing Detroit-Based Photo Series' --
  In The Strait Of The Crimson Nain 2007-present
  Detroit Nights 2007-present
  Shipwrecks 1999-present
  Delrazed 2007-present
  Holes 2007-present
  Trees 2007-present
  Memorials 2007-present
  Detroit Wildlife 2007-present
  The Mound Project 2007-present
  Bad Graffiti 2007-present
  The Zone 1999-present
  Cast Concrete in the Auto Age 2008-present
  Mid Century Modern Playground Sculptures 2007-present
  -- Other Installations and Photography Projects --
  Roosevelt Warehouse and the Cauldron 2007-2010
  Fountain of Youth Vending Machine 2008-2010
  Lao Zhu and the Flour Factory 2009
  Detroit Midden Mound 2008
  RELICS 2001-2016
  Tire Pyramid 2006
  Animals 2006
  Icelandic Saga 2006
  Scrappers 2000-2004
  Found Slides 2000-2004
  Pictures of a City - Detroit 1997-2006
  Alchemical Works and Drawings 1997-present




11/13/19 Breakout Artists From Across America To Discover in Crystal Bridges Sprawling Contemporary Art Survey - Caroline Elboar, ARTNET NEWS

11/05/19 Motoring On - Detroit's Artist Renaissance: Meet The Creatives Leading The Way - Siddhartha Mitter, W MAGAZINE, Vol. 7, The Art Issue

10/16/19 A Detroit Symphony Orchestra Ensemble Will Perform Music Inspired by Scott Hocking's 'Barnboat' - Lee Devito, METRO TIMES, Detroit

09/26/19 Kids and Plants Do The Darnedest Things - Bob Dluzen, DETROIT NEWS

08/26/19 Artworks About Place Struggle Within the Confines of a Museum (excerpt) - Sarah Rose Sharp, HYPERALLERGIC

08/19/19 How Artist Scott Hocking is Transforming Detroit's Industrial Wasteland - Mary Ellen Geist, PBS NEWSHOUR

07/16/19 New Art Installation Is A Surreal Trip Through the City's Boat Culture - CULTURE SHIFT, Ryan Patrick Hooper & LaToya Cross, WDET, Detroit Public Radio, NPR

06/23/19 Astonishing 'Bone Black' Installation Metaphorically Depicts Detroit's Once Roaring Economy with Forsaken Boats Slathered in Industrial Pigment, Dangling From Beams of Blighted Building - Natasha Gural, FORBES

06/2019 LANDLORD COLORS: ON ART, ECONOMY, & MATERIALITY (exhibition catalog) - Laura Mott, Cranbrook Art Museum

06/22/19 Landlord Colors: Material Detroit - Bone Black by Scott Hocking - Cranbrook Art Museum

06/20/19 Cranbrook's Sprawling Ambitious Landlord Colors Exhibit Connects Detroit to the World - Ryan Patrick Hooper, DETROIT FREE PRESS

05/09/19 Hocking, Caneca, Henry at Wasserman Projects - Ron Scott, DETROIT ART REVIEW

05/01/19 What Happens To Culture After A Financial Crisis? A New Exhibition Offes A Global Survey of Art in the Wake of Economic Collapse - Sarah Cascone - ARTNET NEWS

10/2018 Afterlife In Detroit: The Story of a Man, an Egg, and a Train Station - Isabella Achenbach, BOSTON ART REVIEW, Issue 02, Fall 2018

09/13/18 At Murals in the Market, Detroit Gets Its Own Take On Stonehenge - Ryan Patrick Hooper, DETROIT FREE PRESS

09/13/18 1xRun's Murals in the Market Kicks Off with Print Run from Scott Hocking's Seventeen Shitty Mountains - JUXTAPOSE MAGAZINE

09/05/18 Detroit Nights - Scott Hocking, for the MSU Broad Museum, Angles, MEDIUM

09/2018 Scott Hocking: Turning Things Upside Down - Steve Panton, SCULPTURE MAGAZINE, Vol. 37, No. 7, the International Sculpture Center, Washington D.C.

08/09/18 Pileup On The Tracks: Detroit Artist Exhumes a Ghost Railroad at The Broad - Lawrence Cosentino, CITY PULSE, Lansing, MI

06/14/18 Scott Hocking at David Klein Gallery - Glen Mannisto, DETROIT ART REVIEW

06/08/18 From a Tower of Babel to a Concrete Pyramid, an Artist Erects Monuments to Human Endeavors - Sarah Rose Sharp, HYPERALLERGIC

05/29/18 Scott Hocking: Pushing Boundaries - Michael Hodges, the DETROIT NEWS

05/11/18 Detroit's Scott Hocking Uses Found Materials To Make Art in Abandoned Spaces - Lester Graham, STATESIDE, Michigan Radio, NPR

05/09/18 Scott Hocking Dig Into The Past - Lee Devito, METRO TIMES, Detroit

01/2018 Detroit Nights - Scott Hocking - DERIVE JOURNAL, No. 70, Vienna, Austria

10/04/17 Scott Hocking - OBJEKTIV ART JOURNAL: Subjektiv Part II, Fall 2017, Norway

07/2017 Scott Hocking: Not Your Average Scrapper - Jim McFarlin, TBD MAGAZINE, Detroit, MI

05/23/17 Documenting Detroit: Scott Hocking - Laura Mott, ART 21 MAGAZINE, New York, NY

04/11/17 Detroit: The Dream is Now - Michel Arnaud, Abrams and Chronicle, London, UK / New York, NY

03/2017 Good Nights: Scott Hocking / Detroit Nights - Polina Osherov, PATTERN MAGAZINE, Vol. 11, Indianapolis, IN

02/02/17 AMERICAN ART OF THE 20TH-21ST CENTURIES, Chapter 12, Millenial Aspirations: American Art 2000-Today - Erika Doss, Oxford University Press, New York, NY

11/29/16 DETROIT AFTER DARK: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS (exhibition catalog) - Nancy Barr, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT / London, UK

11/28/16 To Understand Detroit, Look In At Night - Jessica Leigh Hester, CITY LAB / THE ATLANTIC, Washington D.C.

2016 Discovery: Review of Beautiful Terrible Ruins by Dora Apel - Brendan Fay, EXPOSURE - THE JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY OF PHOTOGRAPHIC EDUCATION, Fall 2016, Vol. 49:2, Cleveland, OH

08/2016 Essay'd 13: Scott Hocking - Steve Panton, ESSAY'D // 30 Detroit Artists, Painted Turtle / Wayne State University Press, Detroit, MI

08/2016 Coyotes, Movies, and Myths: A Conversation with Scott Hocking - interview with Laura Mott for The TUBE FACTORY ARTSPACE / Big Car, Indianapolis, IN

07/27/16 Using Art and Indy's Blight to Confront Mortality: Scott Hocking's Found Object Art - Emily Taylor, NUVO, Indianapolis, IN

02/04/16 Art In Evolution // Scott Hocking [Detroit] - Edward Ian Cibula, DECOMPOZ MAGAZINE, Montreal, Canada

12/09/15 Scott Hocking Explores Detroit's Dark Side - Lee Devito, METRO TIMES, Detroit

11/2015 DETROIT NIGHTS - SCOTT HOCKING (author), artist monograph, Nora Modern Publishing, Detroit, MI

11/13/15 Motor City Interventions, Scott Hocking's Renegade Sculpture - Hunter Braithwaite, BLOUIN ARTINFO / MODERN PAINTERS, NY

10/23/15 Detroit Artist Turns Barn Into Boat - Steve Byrne / Rob St. Mary, The DETROIT FREE PRESS

10/20/15 A New Amercian Gothic - Walter Wasacz, Metromode / MODEL D MEDIA, Detroit

09/2015 Detroit: Like the Phoenix... - Amelie Rejane, BEAUX ARTS EDITIONS: Lille 3000 Renaissance, Lille, France

08/26/15 All Aboard Barnboat: Talking Modern Mythology with Scott Hocking - Sarah Rose Sharp, DETROIT ART REVIEW

07/31/15 Ark-tistic Perfection: Artist Trasforms Barn Into Ark - Michael Hodges, The DETROIT NEWS

05/11/15 Building Monuments Amid Detroit's Modern Ruins - Sarah Rose Sharp, HYPERALLERGIC

02/20/15 Scott Hocking, ESSAY'D, Vol. 13 - Steve Panton, 9338 Campau Gallery, Hamtramck, MI

02/2015 DETROIT RESEARCH: A JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY ART AND CULTURE, Vol. 1, Spring/Fall 2014 - Michael Stone-Richards, Detroit

02/2015 Scott Hocking's Long Look at the End of the World - Glen Mannisto, DETROIT RESEARCH, Vol. 1, Spring/Fall 2014, Detroit

02/2015 Retreating/Retracing Space: Scott Hocking and the Politics of Visibility - Michael Stone-Richards, DETROIT RESEARCH, Vol. 1, Spring/Fall 2014, Detroit

12/31/14 ARTISTS TALK (excerpt) - Gerald A Matt, Moderne Kunst Nürnberg

12/20/14 Learning from Detroit: Neue Strategien Urbaner Krisenbewaltigung (excerpt) Scott Hocking - Justin Hoffman, KUNSTVEREIN WOLFSBURG / Kulturverlag Kadmos Berlin, Germany

12/2014 Site:Lab @ the Morton / Strange Attractors (catalog excerpt) - Folkert, Neva, and Wagner, Storming the Castle Pictures, Grand Rapids MI

10/10/14 Scott Hocking Brings Jesus and Prehistoric Giants to Artprize - Cait Munro, ARTNET NEWS

09/30/14 Twenty Detroit Artists You Should Know - Jennifer Wood, COMPLEX

09/25/14 Site Lab at Morton is Passport to Global Art World - Joseph Becherer, MLIVE, Michigan

09/10/14 In Bankrupt Detroit, Nature Reclaims Debris Mounds on Vacant Land - Bill McGraw, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC NEWS

09/10/14 El Arte Publico Recupera La Memoria: Scott Hocking Interviene Detroit - Itzel Rojas Sosa, CULTURA COLECTIVA, Mexico

07/24/14 Another Look At Detroit, Parts 1 and 2 - Holland Carter, NEW YORK TIMES

07/07/14 Detroit Artist Sees Beautiful Where Many Others See Blight - Vic Faust, WXYZ News, Detroit - video link here

06/25/14 The Lively Soul of a Decaying City - Randy Kennedy, NEW YORK TIMES

05/31/14 The Front Room: Artists' Projects at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis 2008-2013 (catalog excerpt) - CAMSTL, St. Louis, MO

05/21/14 Artist's Installation Gets Inspiration from Carrie Furnace - Mary Thomas, PITTSBURGH POST GAZETTE

05/07/14 Detroit: Artists in Residence at the Mattress Factory - Roberta Raczka, ARTHOPPER

05/2014 The Way of the Shovel - Zachary Cahill, FRIEZE MAGAZINE, Issue 163, London, UK

04/29/14 Slideshow: Culture Lab Detroit (excerpt) - Benjamin Park, BLOIUN ARTINFO

04/2014 Scott Hocking - CANVAS DETROIT (excerpt) - Nichole Christian and Julie Pincus, Painted Turtle / Wayne State University Press, Detroit

03/2014 Scott Hocking at Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, Iowa

01/30/14 Romanian Artist Daniel Knorr Uses Pulverized Police Files For Archaeological Art - Jonathon Keats, FORBES

01/02/14 The MAN Podcast #113: 'Flanders to Florence,' and Scott Hocking - Tyler Green, MODERN ART NOTES

01/2014 Creative Industry in Detroit - Xu Weishun, TRIPARTITE Vol. 169, Beijing, China

12/26/13 Artist Scott Hocking Finds Meaning and Resonance in Cast-offs from Detroit and Pittsburgh - Nick Keppler, PITTSBURGH CITY PAPER

11/11/13 The Way of the Shovel: On the Archaeological Imaginary in Art (catalog excerpt) - Dieter Roelstraete, MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART CHICAGO / University of Chicago Press, IL

11/2013 Scott Hocking - Who Wore It Better, Alison Feldish / Derek Frech

09/17/13 Scott Hocking Photographs Detroit's Worst Graffiti - Pat O'Malley, VICE MAGAZINE

09/2013 Detroit: Artists in Residence - Scott Hocking - THE MATTRESS FACTORY ART MUSEUM, Pittsburgh, PA

06/17/13 Scott Hocking - Detroit Performs, episode 101, Detroit Public TV, PBS

03/2013 Scott Hocking at Susanne Hilberry Gallery - Matthew Biro, ARTFORUM

03/16/13 Center for American Auto Industry is Now Bankrupt - interview by Andrey Cherkasov for Channel 1 Russia, Moscow

03/01/13 An Appreciation for the Often Hilarious, Usually Horrible, World of Bad Graffiti - Allison Meier, HYPERALLERGIC

02/27/13 Detroit: C'è Arte Fra Le Macerie - Paola Camillo, PANORAMA MAGAZINE, Milan, Italy

02/14/13 Detroit: Pictures of a Neighborhood (photographs) - Toby Barlow, THE WEEKLINGS and SALON

02/2013 Culture File interview (audio link) - Luke Clancy, RTE IRISH NATIONAL RADIO, Dublin, Ireland

01/13/13 Scott Hocking: The End of the World - Jim Welke, ARTFIZZ

12/24/12 Birth, Death, and Regeneration Mix in New Scott Hocking Exhibit - Michael Hodges, DETROIT NEWS

12/2012 Psycho-Pomp: An Eschatological Guide to the Future (excerpt) - Bernie Brooks and Kristen Gallerneaux

03/21/12 Scott Hocking's Garden of the Gods - Vince Carducci, HUFFINGTON POST Detroit

12/21/11 Revived with Scott Hocking - Vanessa Miller, KNIGHT ARTS DETROIT, The Knight Foundation

10/2011 Here. (catalog excerpt) - Rebecca Hart, Julien Robson, ed., PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF THE FINE ARTS MUSEUM, Philadelphia, PA

09/15/11 Detroit Revealed: Photographs, 2000 - 2010 (catalog excerpt) - Nancy Barr, John Gallagher, Carlo McCormick, THE DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS, MI

08/04/11 Seeing Beauty in All Stages: An Interview with Scott Hocking - Sarah Margolis-Pineo, BAD AT SPORTS

06/07/11 Unbuilding Detroit - Eleanor McDowall, BBC RADIO 4, London, UK

05/2011 Scott Hocking – Lynn Crawford, THE BROOKLYN RAIL, New York

05/2011 From the Deserted Streets of Detroit to the Holy Place of Aborigines in One Step - MMC RTV Maribor, Slovenia

05/18/11 Tartarus: A Netherworld Forest of Strange Beauty and Harsh Realities - Gabrielle Pescador, ART SLANT

04/09/11 Stupor, The False Messiah, Wants To Be Your Dog (collaboration with author), included in Stupor: A Treasury of True Stories - Steve Hughes, Stupor House, Detroit, MI

01/02/11 Art's New Dawn in Detroit – Murray Whyte, THE TORONTO STAR, Toronto, ON, Canada

2011 Detroit: Hope for the Motor City - Alice Agneskichner, director, Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion, Berlin, Germany

10/2010 Detroit Renaissance - Jin Ryu, The Traveller, Seoul, South Korea

09/22/10 Artists in Residence – Linda Yablonsky, NEW YORK TIMES STYLE MAGAZINE

09/09/10 The Window of Opportunity in Detroit / In the Footsteps of Scott Hocking – Vince Carducci, MOTOWN REVIEW OF ART

08/15/10 Dream Dissected – Christopher Yates, COLUMBUS DISTPATCH, Ohio

08/03/10 Wringing Art Out of the Rubble in Detroit – Melena Ryzik, NEW YORK TIMES


08/2010 Scott Hocking - Sculpture Space, Utica, NY

06/23/10 Scott Hocking, New Mound City – Jessica Baran, RIVERFRONT TIMES, St. Louis, MO

06/16/10 Scott Hocking - The Front Room, CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM ST LOUIS, MO

05/14/10 Detroit in den Augen von KünstlerInnen - Ceiberweiber Artikel Kultur, Vienna, Austria

04/27/10 Neues Leben in Ruinen, Detroit, Stadt als Material - Anne Katrin Feßler, DER STANDARD, Vienna, Austria

03/04/10 Big Journeys Begin With A Single Step - Vagner Whitehead, Art-Sight, Detroit

03/2010 New Installation at the Institute for Humanities Gallery - Amanda Krugliak, University of Michigan

12/2009 A Nice Spot Along The Water – Scott Hocking, UNDER THE INFLUENCE MAGAZINE #6, Paris, France

10/2009 Heartland (catalog excerpt) - Charles Esche, Kerstin Niemann, Stephanie Smith, VAN ABBEMUSEUM, Eindhoven, Netherlands / SMART MUSEUM OF ART, Universtiy of Chicago Press, IL

10/2009 Detroit – Mediamatic Travel (photographs), pps 20-23, Amsterdam, Netherlands

10/2009 Heartland – Laura Weinberg, TIME OUT CHICAGO (#242), Chicago, IL

10/2009 Reassessing MiddleCoast Art – Dan Gunn, ART SLANT CHICAGO

10/04/09 Scott Hocking, Detroit - Cantablog

10/01/09 Scott Hocking Ziggurat – Jeff Kinkle, LOOK DOSSIER JOURNAL

08/2009 Scott Hocking, Rinascimento Americano – Gloria Mattioni, VELVET, v 33, LA REPUBBLICA, Milan

06/2009 Walking Distance Catalog (excerpt) - Edwin Street Gallery, Hamtramck, MI

06/17/09 Right Place, Weird Time – Rebecca Mazzei, METRO TIMES, Detroit

05/2009 To Stay of Not to Stay, The Creative Dilemma – R Lopez, THE ART NEWSPAPER, No 202, London

04/17/09 Artists vs Blight (excerpt) – Alexandra Alter, WALL STREET JOURNAL, NY

04/2009 Detroit's Road to Renewal – Alex Altman, TIME MAGAZINE, USA

04/01/09 Detroit Artist Finds Beauty Amid City's Manufactured Blight – Michael Hodges, DETROIT NEWS

02/05/09 Detroit, Inspiratiebron voor Kunstenaars - interview by Willem Lust for NOVA TV, The Netherlands

01/2009 Heartland exhibition at Van Abbemuseum – Douglas Heingartner, FRIEZE

12/2008 Artists Memorialize Detroit's Decay – Walter Robinson, ARTNET NEWS

12/2008 Volume 18 – After Zero, Afterculture (photographs), pps 44, 50, Amsterdam, Netherlands

12/07/08 The Pyramids of Detroit - Noah Vaughn, Dump Site

10/24/08 Heartland, Wasteland - Carolyn Radlo, Cakes and Ale

10/04/08 Walking Detroit, the Motor City – Scott Hocking, HEARTLAND (exhibition magazine), Eindhoven, NL

09/17/08 Wake up the neighborhood – Rebecca Mazzei, METRO TIMES, Detroit

08/13/08 Body and Soul, The Story of Fisher Body – Samantha Cleaver, METRO TIMES, Detroit

06/2008 Altoids Award 2008, Emerging Art in America – THE NEW MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, NYC

02/2008 Artists in Residence: Scott Hocking – AMBASSADOR MAGAZINE, Detroit

11/21/07 Scott Hocking - Brandi, The Dopeness

07/13/07 Scott Hocking: An Artist in Transition – Marti Benedetti, CRAIN'S DETROIT BUSINESS

11/2006 - 01/2007 Scott Hocking's Icelandic Saga – Scott Hocking, photo essay, THE DETROITER

10/25/06 Bloody Beasts – Dennis Nawrocki, METRO TIMES, Detroit

10/12/06 Scott Hocking's Menagerie – Nick Sousanis, THE DETROITER

08/2006 Pictures of a City – Scrappers, an Observation by Scott Hocking – DISPATCH DETROIT

05/31/06 Pyramid Scheme: Scott Hocking treads on suburbia – Nick Sousanis, METRO TIMES, Detroit

05/2006 Scott Hocking, Tire Pyramid - MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART DETROIT

08/03/05 Artcite Exhibit Encourages Hunt for Buried Treasure – Melissa Ray, THE LANCE, Windsor, ON

08/2005 Cite Unseen – Adrian Freuth, UPFRONT MAGAZINE, Windsor, ON, Canada

07/22/05 Relics Reloaded – Nick Sousanis, THE DETROITER

07/13/05 Out of the Past – Vince Carducci, METRO TIMES, Detroit

03/30/05 Scott Hocking, with Center Cut Boneless Pork Loin – Noise, Lansing, MI

10/08/04 Scott Hocking's Vision – Frank Provenzano, DETROIT FREE PRESS

10/11/04 Scott Hocking at District Arts – Nick Sousanis, THE DETROITER

10/06/04 Detroit Jewels – Phaedra Robinson, METRO TIMES, Detroit

09/2004 Scrappers - Scott Hocking, SHRINKING CITIES INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH TEXT, volume 1, Hatje Cantz, Germany

07/20/04 Scott Hocking: Beauty in Abandonment – Nick Sousanis, THE DETROITER

09/2003 Relics – Christy Wood, Detroit Issue, BIG MAGAZINE issue 48

01/2003-10/2003 Review Excerpts - Nick Sousanis, THE DETROITER

01/2003 Urban Relics and Icons – Nelson Smith, the Gallery at MARYGROVE COLLEGE, Detroit

05/29/02 Archeologists of Meaning – Deborah Hochberg, METRO TIMES, Detroit

11/2001 Treasures from the Forgotten – Walter Wasacz, THE CITIZEN, Hamtramck, MI

10/2001 Rediscovered Treasures – Joy Colby, DETROIT NEWS

10/2001 Artists Take On Detroit: Projects for the Tricentennial (online catalog excerpt) - THE DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS