David Scanavino

FutureGreat 2014, selected by Jonathan T.D. Neil

By Jonathan T.D. Neil

David Scanavino, Untitled (One Square Foot), 2011. Courtesy the artist and Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York David Scanavino, Untitled, 2013. Courtesy the artist and Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York David Scanavino,Candy Crush, 2014 (installation view at The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis, MO). Courtesy the artist and Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York

By all accounts, David Scanavino is enjoying a successful career trajectory, having exhibited his work consistently in solo and group exhibitions since graduating from Yale’s MFA programme in 2003. Museum recognition is growing. Both the Pulitzer Foundation in St Louis and the Aldrich Contemporary in Connecticut are showing his work this year. More press is soon to follow. It’s understandable. Scanavino’s work is smart without sacrificing either aesthetics or impact. Linoleum, in all its many unappetizing colours, is a signature…

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