Gregory Sholette

Born 1956 in Philadelphia, PA.
Lives and works in New York, NY.

Gregory Sholette is an artist, writer, activist, academic, and educator working with Creative Time on their new production: Artists On The News. The aim of the AOTN interview series is to shatter the popular myth that artists work in isolation from society by asking them to speak out about pressing social topics from war, prisons, and education, to immigration, gentrification, and justice. Sholette is an Assistant Professor of Sculpture at Queens College, City University of New York (CUNY), and a visiting faculty member of the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University. He was a founding member of the Political Art Documentation/Distribution group—a progressive artists’ resource and networking organization that was based in New York between 1980 and 1988—and REPOhistory, an artists’ collective that was in operation from 1989 until 2000 and created site-specific works highlighting forgotten histories. He is author of the new book Dark Matter: Art and Politics in the Age of Enterprise Culture from Pluto Press (2010). Creative Time is a not-for-profit public art organization based in New York City.