Joe Scanlan was born in 1961 at Stoutsville in the United-States. He lives and works in New York.
Joe Scanlan is an artist whose work takes multiple forms, from sculpture and design to publications and fictional personae. Indeed, there is a willful subterfuge running through much of his work, as exemplified in works that address the political economy of site-specific labor or co-scripting the life and work of a fictional artist in collaboration with professional actors or in the design and manufacture of portable architecture that can inhabit the body of a host museum. Scanlan is internationally renowned for the dark humor and conceptual rigor of his work.