Bio

 

Mores McWreath received a BFA from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and an MFA from the University of Southern California. He attended the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Program. Recent solo and two person exhibitions/commissions include the New Museum, CUE Art Foundation, M+B Gallery, and Bryan Ohno Gallery. Select group shows include The Kitchen, Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia, Walker Art Center, Art in General, Soloway Gallery, ar/ge kunst Bolzano, and the International Studio & Curatorial Program. His videos have been screened in festivals and exhibitions both nationally and internationally including Anthology Film Archives, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, NURTUREart, European Media Arts Festival Osnabrück, Taiwan International Video Exhibition, Fonlad Portugal, Videomedeja Serbia, Crosstalk Budapest, 700IS Iceland, and the Jakarta International Video Festival. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York and is currently an Adjunct Professor at The Cooper Union.

 

Statement

 

I make performance based video art that uses the form and language of commercial advertising to critique the fundamental state of American social and political life. The world of my videos is one inhabited exclusively by my white hetero cis-male body twisted, multiplied, split, and digitally altered to the point of rupture. My goal is to use humor and entertainment value to entice a viewer into a process of identification that leads to deconstructing positions of privilege. Perhaps by excavating my own fears and desires I can help counteract the regressive politics of the moment.