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Mores McWreath

Born 1980, Washington, PA, USA

Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY



Whitney Independent Study Program, New York, New York, 2008-09.

The University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, MFA, 2008.

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, New York, BFA, 2003.




Institute for Electronic Arts, Alfred, New York.


Workspace Program, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, New York.


Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Madison, Maine.


Solo and Two Person Exhibitions:


Goalkeeper, Mores McWreath & Rodrigo Valenzuela, Bryan Ohno Gallery, Seattle, WA.


First Look: The Rub, Collaboration with Cathy Park Hong, Online Exhibition Commissioned by New Museum, New York, NY.


Differentiate: Gina Osterloh & Mores McWreath, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.


Between Everywhere, M+B Gallery, Los Angeles, California.


CUE Art Foundation curated by Andrea Zittel, New York, New York.


The Bud, the Seed, the Egg, USC Roski Gallery, Los Angeles, California.


Selected Group Exhibitions/Screenings/Performances:


The Racial Imaginary Institute: On Whiteness, The Kitchen, New York, NY.

Cowlick, Moonmist, Houston, TX.

Shoot The Helper: A Housewarming, Constance, New York, NY.

NURTUREart’s Single Channel: Video Art Festival, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY.


The Cube Art Project, West Haymarket, Lincoln, NE.

Tulsa Overground Film Festival, Fly Loft, Tulsa, OK.

Serial Box Festival, Serial Box Projects, Columbia, MO.

Filmideo 2017, Index Art Center, Newark, NJ.


Digital Network Film Festival, The Front, New Orleans, LA.

Divisions, Skowhegan Alliance Video Screening, New York, NY.

Solitary Refinement, NYFA Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

Videoformes, Clermont-Ferrand, France.

International Film Festival Zoom - Zblizenia, Jelenia Góra, Poland.

Alternative Film/Video Festival, Novi Beograd, Serbia.


Festival Les Instants Vidéo, Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille, France.

Personal Performance: Video As Autobiography, VIVO Media Arts Centre, Vancouver, Canada.

Interference Festival, The City Culture Institute, Gdansk, Poland.

Cyberfest, Taiga Space, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Cyberfest, SOFA, Bogota, Columbia.

That Obscure Object of Desire, Flaherty NYC, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY.

Discourse in New Media, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA.

Print Screen Festival, Mediateque Holon, Holon, Israel.


VOX X: Present Tense, Vox Populi, Curated by Matthew Brannon and Howie Chen, Philadelphia, PA.

Sing's Millennium Mart, Interstate, Brooklyn, NY.

European Media Arts Festival Osnabrück, Germany.

Fonlad Festival, Coimbra, Portugal.

The Enemy Vol I/No. II link

Transmodern Performance Festival, Baltimore, MD.

Streaming Festival link

This Might Not Be For Now, Skowhegan Alliance Video Screening, Cabinet, Brooklyn, NY.

Oranbeg NET 05, Oranbeg Press link

Screen Shots, Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, WA.

Filmideo 2014, Index Art Center, Newark, NJ.

Artgrease Episode 655, Channel 20, Buffalo, NY. link


A Proposition by Cathy Park Hong: Stand Up, New Museum, New York, NY.

SkowheganPERFORMS, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY.

Bent In, Primetime, Brooklyn, NY.

Optic Nerve, Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, FL.

Videorover 7, NURTUREart, Brooklyn, NY.

The Filmballad of Mamadada, CPH:DOX (Copenhagen Documentary Film Festival), Denmark.


In the Wintry Thicket of Metropolitan Civilization, Curated by Luigi Fassi, ar/ge kunst, Bolzano, Italy.

2-UP: Folio, Soloway Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

The Folding Chair, 61 Local, Brooklyn, NY.

This is 2-UP, Bowery Poetry Club, New York, NY.


5C5C, KT&G Sangsang Madang Gallery, Seoul, South Korea.

Remnants, The Werkhaus, Brooklyn, NY.

JULIO, #6,

Troutman Hall Salon, Queens, NY.

Blue-Sky Sprites, Soloway Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

Ventrakl with Christian Hawkey, Video/Poetry, Space Space, Queens, NY.


COMVIDEO, apexart, New York, NY.

Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition, Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei, Taiwan.

Video Art: Replay, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Crosstalk Video Art Festival, Budapest, Hungary.

Ventrakl with Christian Hawkey, Video/Poetry Performance, Triple Canopy, Brooklyn, NY.

Director's Lounge, Contemporary Media and Film Festival, Meinblau Arthouse, Berlin, Germany.

700IS Reindeerland Experimental Film and Video Festival, Egilsstadir, Iceland.


Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program Exhibition, Art in General, New York, NY.

Theoretical Practice, International Studio and Curatorial Program, Brooklyn, NY.

Videomedeja 2009, Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia.

New Language Makers, Videotage at Wah Luen Industrial Building, Hong Kong.

Duration: London, Candid Arts Trust, London, England.

FEED, Fragmental Museum at Cuchifritos Gallery, New York, NY.

Jakarta International Video Festival, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Street Address: My Bloody Valentine, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA.


Worlds Away: New Suburban Landscapes, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Untitled Play for 5 Voices, Curated by Darin Klein, Eighteen Thirty, Los Angeles, CA.


Ghosts of Presence, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

End Times, Lasso Gallery at the Butcher Shop, Chicago, IL.


Flex Your Textiles, John Connelly Presents, New York, NY.

Athens International Film and Video Festival, Athena Cinema, Athens, Ohio.

mex / sub- urBAN, The Werkhaus, Curated by Liz Glynn, Brooklyn, NY.

Janos Sugar and Mores McWreath, Cleveland Institute of Art Rheinberg Gallery, OH.

Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA.

Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, CA.


Obviously Prepared to Work in Advertising, The Cooper Union Houghton Gallery, New York, New York.




Best in Show, Digital Network Film Festival, The Front, New Orleans, LA.


Hot Picks, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, New York.


Hot Picks, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, New York.


Robert Breer Film and Video Award, New York, New York.

Post-Undergraduate Benjamin Menschel Fellowship for Creative Inquiry, New York, New York.


Benjamin Menschel Fellowship for Creative Inquiry, New York, New York.



Cornum, Lou. “How Whiteness Works: The Racial Imaginary Institute at the Kitchen”, Art in America, 23 July 2018.  (link)

Wong, Ryan. “How to Talk About Whiteness”, Hyperallergic, 24 July 2018. (link)

Middendorf, Paul. “Houston’s Favorite Backyard Gallery Has a Cool New Exhibition”, Free Press Houston, 25 July 2018.  (link)

Gauthier, Dylan. "Frozen Days and Frozen Nights: A Letter from America", Contemporary Art Stavanger, 18 January 2017.  (link)

Schwendener, Martha.  “‘Sing’s Millennium Mart’ at Interstate Projects”, The New York Times,  29 January 2015.  (link)

Smith, Nancy. "Brooklyn's Backyard... 2-UP at Soloway",, 29 April 2012. (link)

Kerstetter, A.M.. "The fragments in between: an interview with artist Mores McWreath", The Interstitial Arts Foundation Blog, 12 April 2011 (link)

Riley, Breeze. "Differentiate Exhibit Questions Identity", The Daily Tar Heel, 19 September 2011

Hall, Emily. "Mores McWreath", Artforum, March 2010. p251-252. (pdf)

Shaw, Cameron. Mores McWreath: "Maybe If I Keep Talking". CUE Art Foundation Catalogue, 12 November 2009. (pdf)

Cornell, Lauren; Gioni, Massimiliano; Hoptman, Laura. The Younger than Jesus Artist Directory. Phaidon Press. 2009. p341. (pdf)

Bank, Daryl. Ghosts of Presence: International Emerging Artists' Video Art. Gallery of York University. 7 November 2007. (pdf)




Artist Lecture, School of the Art Institute Chicago.


Visiting Lecturer, Sarah Lawrence College.


Artist Talk, Cooper Union.


Visiting Lecturer, Tyler School of Art, Temple University.

2008 - present

Adjunct Professor, Cooper Union.