Scooter LaForge

Scooter LaForge

New York, NY, United States

About Scooter LaForge

Scooter LaForge (b. Las Cruces, New Mexico) is a New York-based artist who has lived in the East Village for the past 18 years. His unique style mines the catalog of art history by infusing classical themes with a colorful sensibility. LaForge works in various media, including painting, sculpture, and drawing, and employs unorthodox techniques and striking iconic images.

Often combine-like, his works are a walking journal of images where ideas are explored and refined. LaForge approaches painting intuitively, absorbing what surrounds him and working on the canvas with agility and focus—drawing from a fertile inner emotional realm and an extensive painterly vocabulary.

His paintings have been shown at the Leslie-Lohman Museum in New York, the Friedrichshof Museum in Vienna, and the Spritmuseum/Absolut Art Collection in Sweden.

In 2015, the artist was awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant. He holds a BFA in painting from the University of Arizona.


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Scooter LaForge

b. 1971, Las Cruces, NM
Lives and works in New York City

BFA, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 1993

Solo Exhibitions
2019 Homo Eruptus, Howl! Happening, New York
Creation of the Animals, Empirical Nonsense, New York
2017 The Odyssey, Jealous Gallery, London
2016 Everything’s Going to Be OK, TheodoreART, Brooklyn
2015 How to Create a Monsterpiece, Howl! Happening, New York
New Paintings, Galerie MX, Montreal
Travels with Johnny, Munch Gallery, New York
2013 Summer Love, Deluca Gallery, Provincetown
2012 Super Powers and Special Abilities, Munch Gallery, New York
2009 New Paintings, La Petite Mort Gallery, Ottawa
New York Monster, Envoy Enterprises, New York
Nature’s Clown, Envoy Enterprises, New York
Destroy All Monsters, Live Fast, New York
2007 Land of Enchantment, Kanvas Gallery, New York
2005 Combines, 12 Little West 12th Street Gallery, New York
2004 MAGIC, San Angel Folk Art Gallery, San Antonio
2003 No Sleep till Brooklyn, Landing, Brooklyn
2002 Suicidal Tendencies, Build, San Francisco

Group Exhibitions
2019 Pride, Postmasters Gallery, New York
Stonewall 50/50, 1969 Gallery, New York
2015 Drawings, Theodore Art, Brooklyn
Powerful Babies, Spritmuseum, Stockholm
Interface, Leslie-Lohman Museum, New York
2014 Summer Show 2014, Munch Gallery, New York
NEWD Art Fair, Brooklyn
Queer Biennial, Coagula Curatorial, Los Angeles
Watermill Center Benefit Auction, Watermill, NY
Mad Maus, Gallery Hotel Particulier, New York
Flesh Garden, La Petite Mort Gallery, Amsterdam
Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo, Here, New York
Boys Keep Swinging, Summerhall, Edinburgh
2013 Downtown New York, Broome Street Gallery, New York
2012 Wolfpack: Manhattan to Manchester, Cube Gallery, Manchester
Scooter LaForge/Christopher Moss, Theodore:ART, Brooklyn
Fountain Art Fair, Munch Gallery, New York
Flesh Garden, YES SR4, Buenos Aires
2011 I Am Not Monogamous, I Heart Poetry, Feature Inc., New York
Dirty Show, City Center Motel, Los Angeles
Tattoo You, Munch Gallery, New York
B-B-B-Bad, Anna Kustera Gallery, New York
Queer from Zero to a Hundred, Theater for the New City Gallery, New York
Wolfpack!, Splatterpool Artspace, Brooklyn
2010 The London Biennale, Christopher Henry Gallery, New York
Tom of Finland and Then Some, Feature Inc., New York
Power to the People, Feature Inc., New York
Lingering Whispers, Crypt Gallery at St. Pancras Church, London
I See Myself in You, Bronx Art Space, Bronx
Gasoline Rainbow, CS13, Cincinnati
The Salacious Salon Pool Art Fair, Gershwin Hotel, New York
2009 Out of Order, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York
The Thin Veil, Antebellum Gallery, Los Angeles
2007 The Comic Uncanny, Shaheen Modern & Contemporary, Cleveland
Remember Jerome, Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco
2 x 2, Museo Regional de Michoacán, Michoacán, MX
2006 Scope Hampton, Stephanie Theodore (dealer), New York
Cooper Union Group Show, New York
Portraits for Marc Jacobs windows, New York
2005 Wooster Projects, New York
4 x 4, Gallery Artopia, Albuquerque
2004 Reactions, Exit Art, New York
2001 Frenzy, The Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco
2000 Confess, Southern Exposure, San Francisco