Howard Fried

Howard Fried

Born 1946, Cleveland, Ohio
Lives and works in Vallejo, California

Education

1968–1970      MFA, University of California, Davis, California
1967‒1968      BFA, San Francisco Art Institute, California
1964‒1967      Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
1966                Cleveland Art Institute, Cleveland, Ohio
1966                Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions and Performances:

2016
Derelicts, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA
Reconciliation Studies, The Box, Frieze New York, May 5-8 

2014
Sociopath, 1983 & The Decomposition of My Mother's Wardrobe, 2014-15, The Box, Los Angeles, CA

1998
Deep Excursions: Early Work of Howard Fried, Apexart, New York, NY (brochure)

1986
New American Filmmakers series, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (brochure)

1985
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA (brochure)

1983
Howard Fried: Works from 1969 to 1983. University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 1983 (brochure)

1983
US Artists series, Artists Space, New York, NY

1982
Howard Fried / MATRIX 54, University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA (brochure)

1981
and/or, Seattle, WA
A Space, Toronto, Canada

1979
Videotapes, Fort Worth Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX
Projects/Video, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

1978
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York, NY
Video Free America, San Francisco, CA

1977
Howard Fried: Installation Pieces, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA

1976
Condom (group performance), August 9, 1976, American Theatre Convention, Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, CA

1974
Howard Fried / Paul Kos, University Art Gallery, San Jose State College, San Jose, CA

1973
Solano State College, Solano, CA

1972
Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, Halifax, Canada
Adaline Kent Award, Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
Reese Palley Gallery, San Francisco, CA (included Seaquick group performance)
De Saisset Art Gallery, University of Santa Clara, CA 

1971
Reese Palley Gallery, New York, NY
Synchromatic Baseball, 16 Rose Street, San Francisco, CA (private group performance)
Temptation of the Sandman, 16 Rose Street, San Francisco, CA (private performance)

1970
Reese Palley Gallery, San Francisco, CA
University of Nevada, Reno, NV

1969
The Art Company, Sacramento, CA
All My Dirty Blue Clothes, November 6, 1969, 100 Hunt Hall, University of California, Davis, CA 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2016
The Keeper, New Museum, New York, NY
Trees, Yale Union, Portland, OR
The Art of Northern California: Three Views
, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
impromptu, The Box, Los Angeles, CA

2015
Ericka Beckman: The Broken Rule / Howard Fried: The Burghers of Fort Worth, Krowswork, Oakland, CA

2011–2013
State of Mind: New California Art since 1970, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, CA; Site Santa Fe, NM; Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery, Vancouver, Canada; The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, NY; The Smart Museum, University of Chicago, IL (catalogue)

2011
Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1974–1981, The Geffen Contemporary, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)

2010   
Radical Light: Alternative Film and Video in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945–2000; The Timeline, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, University of California, CA (book)
The Anniversary Show, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA (catalogue)
The View from Here, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA

2009   
Paul McCarthy’s Low Life Slow Life: Part 2, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA (catalogue)

2008   
California Video: Artists and Histories, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)

2007
Selections from the Collection: Alumni of Renown, Richard L. Nelson Gallery, University of California, Davis, CA

2004
As-sem’blage, 871 Fine Arts, San Francisco

2003
Solid Concept IV, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

2002
Beyond Boundaries: Bay Area Art of the 1970s, Thomas Solomon Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Gestures, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco

2000   
High Minded: Conceptual Art in Moving-Image Media, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA

1998–1999
Out of Actions: Between Performance and the Object, 19491979, The Geffen Contemporary, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA. Exhibition tour: MAK-Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna; Museu d'art Contemporani, Barcelona; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (catalogue)

1998
MATRIX/Berkeley: 20 Years, University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA (catalogue)

1997   
Meditations in Time: Selections from the Permanent Collection of Media Arts, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA (brochure)
The Art Orchestra: A Sculptors’ Ensemble, Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA

1995   
Facing Eden: 100 Years of Landscape Art in the Bay Area, de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA (catalogue)

1994
Conceptual Art from the Bay Area, Artists Space, New York, NY

1993
Beyond Boundaries: Art of the Sixties and Seventies, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA

1992
In the Spirit of John Cage, Jernigan Wicker Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA

1991
The Projected Image, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA (brochure)

1990   
In Site: Five Conceptual Artists from the Bay Area, University Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, MA (catalogue)
Works in Media, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA
Limbo Video, Limbo, Artspace, San Francisco, CA
NON%*@#&!SENSE, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

1989
Solid Concept, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

1986
Video: Installed, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA

1985
Video from Vancouver to San Diego, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Art in the San Francisco Bay Area, 19451980, The Oakland Museum, CA (catalogue)
Spatial Relationships in Video, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
New American Video Art; A Historical Survey 1967-1980, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (exhibition tour)

1984   
Bay Area Focus: Video Update, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA (brochure)
Whitney Biennial Video, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA (brochure)
Artists’ Olympics: Miniature Golf, San Francisco International Video Festival, Video Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Social Space, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Alberta, Canada (book)

1983
1983 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (catalogue)
When Words Become Works, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, MN
Video/TV: Humor/Comedy, Media Study, Buffalo, NY (exhibition tour)

1982
'60/'80 Attitudes/Concepts/Images, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Performance Video, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

1981
1981 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (catalogue)
From the Academy to the Avant Garde, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY (catalogue)
California Performance Now and Then, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

1980   
Public Disclosure: Secrets from the Street, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and San Francisco City Hall, CA

1979   
Space/Time/Sound: A Decade in the Bay Area, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA (catalogue)
Wave, University of Houston, TX
New American Tape and Filmmaker Series: Boord Fried, Froese, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Bay Area Contemporary Strengths, University of California, Santa Barbara Art Museum, CA (brochure)
Video Roma, Rome, Italy
Everson Video Revue, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY; exhibition tour: Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, 1979; University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA, 1980; La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA, 1981 (catalogue)
1979 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (catalogue)
Museum of Conceptual Art at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA

1978
The Sense of Self: From Self Portrait to Autobiography, Independent Curators Inc., Washington D.C. and New York (catalogue, exhibition tour) 

1977
The New American Filmmakers Series, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Exchange: 80 Langton Street / Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA
1977 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (catalogue)
Video Free America, San Francisco, CA 

1976   
Painting and Sculpture in California: The Modern Era, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., 1977 (catalogue)
Exchange: DFW/SFO, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA (brochure)

1975
Lives, The Fine Arts Building, New York, NY (catalogue)
Exchange: DFW/SFO, Fort Worth Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX
Video Art Exhibition, Societe Des Expositions Du Palais Des Beaux Arts, Bruxelles, Belgium
Video Art, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Exhibition tour: Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL (catalogue) 

1974
Stephen A. Davis / Howard Fried / Stephen J. Kaltenbach, University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
A Concert: MOCA ensemble, July 27, 1974, Museum of Conceptual Art, San Francisco, CA
Projekt ‘74, Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne, Germany
Middle Market, Richard L. Nelson Gallery, University of California, Davis, CA
Actions by Sculptors for the Home Audience, (MOCA) KQED TV, San Francisco, CA, February 21, 1974

1973
Intraction 2, Ghost of the Creamer, Museum of Conceptual Art, San Francisco, CA
Chris Burden / Transparent Teacher’s Ink / Howard Fried, Museum of Conceptual Art, San Francisco, CA, February 28, 1973
Circuit: A Video Invitational, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY. Exhibition tour: Cranbrook Art Institute, Detroit, MI; Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1972   
Performance Spaces: Acconci, Beckley, Fox, Fried, Oppenheim, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
Critics’ Choice, Focus Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Bay Area Roach Clip Show, (Museum of Conceptual Art), San Geronimo Valley Art Center
12th Annual St. Jude Competition Video Tape International, de Saisset Art Gallery, University of Santa Clara, California; Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
Video West, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
San Francisco, San Francisco Art Institute, CA (Which Hunt? group performance)
documenta 5, Kassel, Germany (included Indian War Dance performance, catalogue)
The San Francisco Performance, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA (brochure)
Notes and Scores for Sounds, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA

1971
Performances by Six Artists, University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA (40 Winks performance, December 10, 1971)
Prospect 71: Projection, Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf, Germany; Louisiana Museum, Denmark (catalogue)
6 Comedy Sonatas, Museum of Conceptual Art, San Francisco, CA
MOCA FM, Museum of Conceptual Art, San Francisco-Berkeley, CA (Manson/Calley Mantra performance)
Group Show, Cheltenham Art Center, Cheltenham, PA

1970   
Young Bay Area Sculptors, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
Looking West, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE
The Eighties (Free), University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, CA (catalogue)
Concealment, University of California, Davis, CA
Three Sculptors, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
Dialogue, Hansen-Fuller Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Slant Step II, The Art Company, Sacramento, CA
The Pollution Show, The Oakland Museum, CA

1969
Bay Area Conceptual Art, Reese Palley Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The Repair Show, Berkeley Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

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Dec 1 2014pdflink

Howard Fried

by Olivian Cha

Artforum

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Dec 12 2014pdflink

Review: Howard Fried's set of imperatives play out unexpectedly

Dec 18 2014pdflink

Howard Fried: The Decomposition Of My Mother's Wardrobe at The Box

by Whitney Lynn

Daily Serving

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May 24 2016

Howard Fried at New Museum

Howard Fried will be part of the group exhibition The Keeper at the New Museum in New York. 

The exhibition is on view July 20 - September 25, 2016. 

May 5 2016

Frieze New York, a Visual Circus Under the Big Top

New York Times

by Holland Cotter

link here

May 3 2016

Frieze New York

The Box is thrilled to be showing Howard Fried at Frieze New York at Randall's Island Park May 5-8, 2016

Main Section, Stand D38