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Fred Fleisher
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Bedford-Stuyvesant

ARTIST STATEMENT: Short statement: I find significance in unnoticed things. I make associations with disparate cultural elements. Think of plush talismans, pro wrestling melding with religion, fashion and Walt Whitman. Piloting a starship through culture I use multiple mediums, across disciplines to communicate the message. Long statement: Much of my work practice employs contemporary and vintage images and objects that allow me to address the cultural noise that surrounds our everyday lives, asking imperative, yet often neglected, questions. Why do people live in a constant state of medium to high alert? What is it that is being masked? What is looked for via self-help and spiritual texts? Mining aspects of life and culture, I make visible things that might otherwise go unnoticed. Distant memories may hover in my work, but I'm most interested in a transference of the objects into something beyond their original meaning. With use of vibrant color and popular cultural icons, my work provides a portal into a Jungian-like unconscious, collective dream state. Hovering and vibrating, I subvert above and below states of mind, humorously yet poignantly provoking the viewer to consider answers. Formulating ideas I remain open to any and all media that are necessary to achieve the intended result. Thus, my practice is interdisciplinary and this cross media methodology finds its way into my sculptures, installations, paintings and drawings.

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904 Pacific Street #702 Brooklyn, NY 11238 917-617-1308

Gallery Representation
Rockelmann &, Berlin, Germany, Stuart & Co., Chicago, IL

MFA (Studio Art) Queens College, CUNY
BFA (Drawing and Painting), BS (Art Education) Penn State University

Exhibitions (Solo, Two, Three and Selected Group as indicated) 2003-Present
Rockelmann &, Berlin, Germany: Just Let Me Be, Two-Person with Jeffrey Teuton
Ace Hotel and Swim Club, Palm Springs, CA: Mirrored Stranger Exhibition, Curated by Koan-Jeff Baysa
The Parlour Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY: Successive Excessive, Group Exhibition, Co-curated with Chris Bors

Stuart & Co., Chicago, IL: Passage, Group Exhibition
Stuart & Co., Chicago, IL: The Unanswered Question Is the Key to Your Soul, Solo Exhibition

University of Quebec Trois Rivières, Canada: NYC, Inc., curated by Dr. Catherine Bernard
Rockelmann &, Berlin, Germany: Museum Of The End Of The World, Solo Exhibition, Curated by Tommy Mishima
Concepto Gallery, Hudson, NY: The Tyranny Of The Ordinary, Solo Exhibition

Projekt 722, Brooklyn, NY: IconoClash, Three-Person, curated by Noah Becker
Concepto Hudson, Hudson, NY: Soliloquy, Group Exhibit
MoMA/PS1: Rockaway! - Rockaway Beach Surf Club Exhibit, Queens, NY
Concepto Hudson, Hudson, NY: Paperworks, Group Exhibit
Littlefield Performance and Art Space, Brooklyn, NY: Modus Operandi, Solo Exhibit
Concepto Hudson, Hudson, NY: Meditations, Group Exhibit
ABC NO RIO, New York City: Real Estate Extended Show Group Exhibit
Gibson Guitar Showroom, New York City: Sw!pe Magazine Event, Live Performance High Octane
Otto’s Shrunken Head, New York City: Live Performance, High Octane as Special Guest with Penn 65000 Club

(e)merge Art Fair, Washington DC: Rockelmann &, Berlin, Germany
Artshare LA, Los Angeles, CA: Past Tense, Future Imperfect, curated by Koan-Jeff Baysa
ABC NO RIO, New York City: I’ll Show You Mine If You Show Me Yours
Rockelmann &, Berlin, Germany: Introduction, New Gallery Space Group Exhibition
Otto’s Shrunken Head, New York City: Live Performance, High Octane as Special Guest with Penn 65000 Club
St. Phillips Church, New York City: The End and New Beginnings

City Drift Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY: curated by Meenakshi Thirukode, Koan-Jeff Baysa; supported by Bogart Salon
Family Business Gallery, New York City: Artists Guarding Artists, curated by Laura Murray and Peter Hoffmeister
Spattered Columns Gallery, New York City: Metropolis, Sw!pe Magazine Exhibit
Hotel Villa Kastania, Berlin: Travel, Organized by Galerie Open, Berlin
Galerie Open, Berlin: Welcome To My World, Three Person Exhibition

ISE Culutural Foundation, New York City: Roku, curated by Koan-Jeff Baysa
CPW Gallery, New York City: Swipe Magazine Launch

Galerie Open, Berlin: Try Me, Solo Exhibition
Veka, Glarus, CH: Nationalismus, curated by James Stewart
Culturefix, New York City: Untitled, curated by Savannah Spirit
ABC NO RIO, New York City: The Ides of March Biennial Exhibit

Gallery Homeland, Portland, OR: Holy Sheet Benefit exhibit, curated by Paul Middendorf
Roulette Art Trade at St. Phillips Church, New York City: Art in the Mission
527 West 25th Street, New York City: The Drop 2012, curated by Mie Iwatsukii, Alexandra Chang
CSV Cultural Center, New York City: Recession Special, curated by Marly Hammer and Kate Bryan

Galerie Open, Berlin: Apocalyptic Renovations, (with Trevor Guthrie) Two-Person Exhibition
Galerie Stephan Witschi, Zurich: (with Franzisca Klotz) Two-Person Exhibition
Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, SUNY College at Old Westbury, NY: Un/Veiled Visions Faculty Exhibit
Figment, Governors Island, New York City: Emergence, (with G77), curated by Joyce Manalo
World Culture Open, New York City: Kindergarten, curated by Changsuk Park
ABC NO RIO, New York City: The Ides of March Biennial Exhibit (with G77)

Liste Art Fair, Berlin: Galerie Open, Berlin
Windows Gallery, LIC, NY: Perspectives
Moti Hasson Gallery, New York City: HIV Law Benefit Exhibition
cWOW, Newark, NJ: Vitamin W, The Wonder Factor, curated by Koan-Jeff Baysa

2006 Roulette Art Trade at St. Phillips Church, New York City: Sanctuary and Undercroft
The Blue Elephant Art Center, Frederick, MD: Transparanoia, curated by Marguerite Day Dorsky Gallery, LIC, NY: Threads of Memory, curated by Margaret Mathews Berenson SUMI New York, New York City: Artintime, curated by Koan-Jeff Baysa Frank Creative Arts Center, Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV: Fred and Friends Solo Exhibition
2005 Scope Miami International Art Fair: XC Project, curated by Koan-Jeff Baysa Three Colts Gallery, London, England: USUK II, curated by Koan-Jeff Baysa and Ryan Lemke Gallery Homeland, Portland, OR: Flatfile, curated by Paul Middendorf Scope International Art Fair, Hamptons, NY: Lifeboat Project (with G77) curated by Renee Vara Waterways – Venice, Italy: Lifeboat Project (with G77) curated by Renee Vara The Lab Gallery, New York City: USUK, curated by Koan-Jeff Baysa and Ryan Lemke The Pickled Art Center, Beijing, China: Bling-bling Ka-ching: Made in America, curated by Koan-Jeff Baysa

2004 HereArt, New York City: Abracadaver, curated by Virgil Wong and Koan-Jeff Baysa Artspace, New Haven: Enchantment, curated by Denise Markonish and Michela Griffo Peekskill, NY: Peekskill Project, Crystalis with NINTEENEIGHTY, curated by Koan-Jeff Baysa Rare Gallery, New York City: Art Show, curated by NINETEENEIGHTY Casas Reigner Gallery, Miami: The Toy Box curated by Carolina Wonder Lyons Wier Gallery, New York City: Scope International Art Fair SIGGRAPH 2004: Synaesthesia, Los Angeles, CA HereArt, New York City: Dum Dum Grown-Up Art, curated by Josh Kil

2003 Biennale Di Arte Contemporanea, Di Porto Ercole, Italy: curated by Laura Martin Pamela Auchincloss Project Space, New York City: [r]evolution: warface, curated by Koan-Jeff Baysa Cynthia Broan Gallery, New York City: $99 Bargain Store Show, curated by Tim Thiesel
Gallerythe, Brooklyn, NY: Delta Time (10 month exhibit), curated by Koan-Jeff Baysa Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY: Future Species, curated by David Liss, MOCCA Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY: Puppy Love, curated by Titia Hulst Transient NYC, New York City: One Minute Distractions, curated by Laura Martin Gallerythe, Brooklyn, NY: Dark Science, curated by Koan-Jeff Baysa The Work Space, New York City: Figures of Invention II, curated by Elisabeth Condon

Matt Jones “Puppy American 4: Zine, included artist (images), 2017
Bernard, Catherine “NYC, Inc.” Exhibition Catalog (images) University of Quebec Trois Rivières, 2015
Vesnik, Ana “The Museum of the End Of The World @ Rockelmann &” Widewalls (images) April 2015
Kleinman, Loren “Breakable Things”, Winter Goose Publishing, First Edition, 2015 (Book Cover Art)
Kleinman, Loren “Fred Fleisher: Addressing The Cultural Noise” Huffington Post (images) September 16, 2014
Wilson, Michael "Avant Guard" Artforum (Scene & Herd) (images) August 13th, 2012
Losk, Alice “Show Alert: Artists Guarding Artists” Artsicle August 3rd, 2012
Mustafa, Pablo “Event Recap: Artists Guarding Artists” Fashion Nerd Magazine August 3rd, 2012
Hoffmeister, Peter “A Conversation with Fred Fleisher” SW!PE Magazine, Vol III, (images) Spring 2012
Matt Jones “Puppy American 3: I Want To Believe” Zine, included artist (images), 2011
ISE Cultural Foundation Exhibitions Catalog (images), 2011
SW!PE Magazine, Vol II, (images) Winter 2011
Johnson, Hosea “Bicentennial Celeb at St. Philip’s Church” HarlemWorldBlog September 28, 2009
“Tips and Picks” NY Arts Magazine, (images) September/October 2008
Herzog, Manuela “Schmuzeln” Das Schweizer Kulturmagazin, (images) September 2008
Bischoff, Dan “A Healthy Dose Of Higher Consciousness” The Sunday Star Ledger April 22, 2007
Landi, Ann. “Threads of Memory”.” ARTnews May 2006
Berenson, Margaret Matthews, Threads of Memory Exhibition Catalog, Dorsky Gallery (images) 2006
Mercer, Dickson “Blue Elephant Presents Transparanoia” The Frederick News-Post (images) August 3, 2006
Rogers, Melissa “Art Review”, The Picket January 28, 2006 Birke, Judy “Artspace Review” New Haven Register December 5,2004 Agish, Meral “Encant Terribles, the inner child, unleashed” New Haven Advocate November 25, 2004 “Come and Play” The Miami Herald (images) June 25, 2004 Herrara, Adriana T. “Toy Box clausura el local de Casas Riegner Gallery” El Nuevo Herald July 25, 2004
Patrick, Louise “Dum Dum Grown Ups” NY ARTS Magazine March 8, 2004
Hershenson, Roberta “Footlights” The New York Times, September 21, 2003
La Rocco, Benjamin “Future Species” The Brooklyn Rail, August/September 2003 Webb, Jay “Society Pages, Fashionistas gather for a cause” Dallas Observer, July 3, 2003 Cotter, Holland “Art Review: Where Witty Meets Gritty” The New York Times, November 15, 2002 Speer, Richard “Toying with Play-Two new exhibits crash the nursery” Willamette Weekly Sept. 2002 Wilson, Michael “New York Reviews” Contemporary, (images) June, July, August 2002 Biddle, Erika “Art Reviews: “Ides of March @ ABC NO RIO” (images) Summer 2002 Leovich “Objections” NY ARTS Magazine, pg. 93, April 2002, Vol. 7 No. 4 Ahn, Mihee “Noteworthy Artists of this year . . . America” Misulsegae, (images) pgs. 46-48 Jan. 2002 Ahn, Mihee “Lost & Found: Reclaimed Moments” Misulsegae, (images) pgs. 132-133 February 2001 Levin, Kim The Village Voice, August 8, 2000 XLV No. 31
Green, Gaye L. “The Return Of The Body: Performance Art . . . ” pg. 11 Art Education, January 1999 Herron, Annie “Fred Fleisher and Peter Bregoli at Mckinney Arts” Review Magazine, March 1997
The Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation
The Waskowmium Museum, Vermont

Curatorial Projects
Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, SUNY, College at Old Westbury, NY: The Expanding Matrix, October 2018
Dineen Hull Gallery, Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ: Guest Curator, Spring 2017
The Parlour Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY: Successive Excessive, co-curated with Chris Bors
Projekt 722, Brooklyn, NY: Charm & Strange, Marguerite Day and Adie Russell

Iona College, New Rochelle, NY
Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY: City Drift Artist Panel and Discussion
St. Phillips Church, New York City: Artist Talk: Art in the Mission

Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV, Artist Talk
Artspace, New Haven, CT, Artist Talk: Enchantment Exhibition
Montclair State University, NJ, MFA Program Seminar

Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation Residency
Chashama Studio Residency

Teaching Experience
Adjunct Professor, SUNY – College at Old Westbury
Fall 2006 to Present

Adjunct Professor, Hudson County Community College
Fall 2010 to Present

Visiting Professor, Shepherd University, West Virginia
Fall 2005 - Spring 2006

Additional information, including exhibition history, available upon request

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