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Scott Northrup was born and raised in Metro Detroit. He earned his MA in Media Studies from The New School (New York; 2003) and his BFA in Fine Arts from the Center for Creative Studies (Detroit; 1992).
Northrup ľs varied body of work includes film, video, assemblage, collage, photography, handmade books, and other non-traditional media. His work has shown in galleries, museums and alternative spaces including the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD, Detroit), Gesamtkunstwerk Projectraum/Butter (Miami), The Arteles Creative Center (Finland), vOID (NYC), The N ľNamdi Center for Contemporary Art (Detroit), and the Max M. Fisher Music Center (Detroit). His experimental films and video installations have been official selections of the Ann Arbor Film Festival (AAFF, Ann Arbor, MI), the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA, NYC), Media City Film Festival (MCFF, Canada), Dlectricity (Detroit), and the Detroit Design Festival (DDF, Detroit), among others. He has curated film and video exhibitions for galleries, theaters, and alternative spaces including the Valade Gallery (Detroit, 2012, 2018), the Cinetopia Film Festival (Ann Arbor, 2017), and the Detroit Fringe Festival (Detroit, 2009) and has served on the Advisory Board and Education Committee for the AAFF, the Board of Directors for the House of Toast Film & Video Collective (Canada), and previously advised the now defunct Detroit Docs Film Festival.
His work has been written about on Hyperallergic, Knight Arts, Essay’d, DDEAF Magazine, and Grand Circus Magazine among others. “Essay’d 47: Scott Northrup” was republished in Essay’d 2: 30 Detroit Artists from Wayne State University Press (2017).
Northrup has received state and private grant funding toward video projects with youth support groups and art therapy programs within the Henry Ford Health System (Detroit; 1994, 2006) and volunteered with Ground Hero Kids (NYC, 2001). Currently, he is an Assistant Professor of Entertainment Arts at the College for Creative Studies focused on digital filmmaking, experimental media, and interdisciplinary courses.
(full CV is available for download at scottnorthrup.com)