Scott Hocking

Detroit, Michigan

Artworks shown are selected from works submitted by the artist in their grant or residency application. All works are copyright of the artist or artist’s estate.

About Scott Hocking

Headshot of artist Scott Hocking
Photo by Marcus Lyon

Scott Hocking was born in 1975 in Redford Township, MI, a small, working-class suburb along the NW border of Detroit. Since 1996, he has lived and worked within the City of Detroit proper. His artwork has been exhibited internationally, at institutions such as the Van Abbemuseum, the Kunst-Werke Institute, Kunsthalle Wien, the Gare St Sauveur of Lille, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the MCA Chicago, the Smart Museum, the SAIC, the ASU Art Museum, CAM St. Louis, the PAFA Museum, the Mattress Factory Art Museum, the Detroit Institute of Arts, Cranbrook Art Museum, MOCA Detroit, the Broad Museum at MSU, and the University of Michigan. His artwork has been featured in numerous publications including Artforum, ArtNet, Art 21, The New York Times, Forbes, Frieze, TIME, Sculpture, Hyperallergic, Modern Painters, BBC Radio 4, National Geographic, PBS Newshour, and dozens of Detroit-based periodicals. He has received a Kresge Artist Fellowship, a Knight Foundation Arts Challenge Grant, and an Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship, as well as residency grants in France, Iceland, Australia, Canada, Brazil, and throughout the United States.

Program Participation

Joan Mitchell Fellowship, 2022

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Utilizing wasted materials and neglected spaces, I'm interested in changing perceptions about waste and decaying places—typically perceived as negatives that need to be fixed or eliminated from sight. I’m interested in confronting viewers with the human tendency to create and build, but then leave a trail of destruction in our wake.”