I was born in Dubuque, Iowa in 1975. I earned my BFA from Iowa State University in 1998 with a major in Drawing Painting and Printmaking. At ISU I spent a semester studying in Rome. In 1999 I moved to Jersey City and in 2006 I moved again, to Brooklyn. In 2013 returned to my home state of Iowa. I currently live and work in Des Moines, Iowa.

 

 

New York Times review



Solo Exhibitions:

 

"Selected Works"

August 2015. La Poste, Perry, IA.
 

"Scott Sjobakken"

June 2013. First Unitarian Church, Des Moines, IA.

 

"Oil Paintings"
September 2006. Residue Gallery, Jersey City, NJ.



"I Love The Smell Of Plastic In The Morning"
June 2004. 58 Gallery, Jersey City, NJ



"Car Paintings"
Summer 2002. Manhattan Bentley, New York, NY.



"Car Paintings"
Summer 2000. Manhattan Motor Cars, New York, NY.



2 and 3 Person Exhibitions:

 

"Photos and Realism. The photography and paintings of Annick and Scott Sjobakken."

January 2016. La Poste, Perry, IA.


"Buffalo Bonker, Robert Reeves, Scott Sjobakken"

November 2014. Letsch Law Firm, Grimes, IA.

 

"Popular Regression"

September 2012. Gallery 490 Atlantic, Brooklyn, NY.

 

"Scott Sjobakken and Henry G. Sanchez"
June 2010. 1065 Flushing Ave., Brooklyn, NY.



"Dylan Egon, Scott Sjobakken"
August 2005. 58 Gallery, Jersey City, NJ.



Group Exhibitions:

"17Q12 Benefit" 

November 2019. Positive Exposure 109, New York, NY.

"Greater Des Moines Exhibited XXVI" 

November 2019. Polk County Heritage Gallery, Des Moines, IA.

"Kindred Spirits" 

November 2019. The Barnum Factory, Des Moines, IA. 

"The Dark Slide's 4th Annual Skateboard Art Exhibition."

November 2016. Dubuque Area Arts Collective, Dubuque, IA.

"Built ft2"

September 2016. Des Moines Art Center gala, Des Moines, IA.

"Le Garage Hermetique"

June 2016. Salisbury House, Des Moines, IA.

 

"A Portrait Show"

January 2016. Salisbury House, Des Moines, IA.

 

"The Dark Slide's Third Annual Skate Art Show."

November 2015. Dubuque Area Arts Collective, Dubuque, IA.

 

"Leftovers"

April 2015. Arcilesi Homberg Fine Art, New York, NY.

 

"The Original Fifty8's 2014 Reunion Group Show"

October 2014. Mary Benson Gallery, Jersey City, NJ.

 

"2014 Faculty Exhibition"

September 2014. Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA.

 

"The Dark Slide Spring Skate Art Show"

May 2014. Eronel, Dubuque, IA.

 

"Lost City"

November 2013. Thee EYE, Des Mones, IA.

 

"The Dark Slide Fall 13 Skateboard Deck Show"

October 2013. Eronel, Dubuque IA.

 

"After Fall" 

January 2013. AHA Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

 

"Urban Legends"

September 2012. City Without Walls/Seton Hall Law School, Newark, NJ.



"Take Me Home"
February 2011. Francesca Arcilesi Fine Art, New York, NY.



"DTJC"
January 2011. Index Art Center, Newark, NJ.



"FIT"
September 2010. Allan Nederpelt, Brooklyn, NY.



"Running on Empty"
July 2010. Francesca Arcilesi Fine Art, New York, NY.



"A Taste of Young New York"
November 2009. Dvorak Sec Contemporary, Prague, Czech Republic.



"Vintage Violence"

May 2009. SPACE 414, Brooklyn, NY.



"Future Days"
April 2009. Rafik Video, New York, NY.



"Memento Mori"
April 2008. The F.U.E.L. Collection, Philadelphia, PA.



"This is That"
September 2007. PACE University Galleries, New York, NY.



"I Rock Many Styles"
October 2006. 58 Gallery, Jersey City, NJ.



"Dirty Jersey"
July 2006. Rock Soup Gallery, Jersey City, NJ.



"What Works"
June 2006. Gallery 117. New York, NY.

"MONUMENTAL: Imaginary Monuments to New Jersey"

March 2006. Victory Hall, Jersey City, NJ.



"Heavy Hitters"
October 2005. 58 Gallery, Jersey City, NJ.



"140 Bay"
October 2005. 140 Bay St, Jersey City, NJ



"Fall Group Show"
Fall 2005. Michael Petronko Gallery, New York, NY.



"Unusual Suspects"

October 2004. 58 Gallery, Jersey City, NJ.

 

"0730too"
October 2003. Hosted by The Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ

 

"Real Art"
September 2003. The Pier, Jersey City, NJ

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