Fred Tomaselli

Fred Tomaselli (b. 1956, Santa Monica, US) lives and works in Brooklyn, US. Studied BA Painting and Drawing at California State University (1982). Tomaselli is acclaimed for his collaged works incorporating unconventional materials and depicting surreal scenes. His resin-coated paintings on wood panel feature layers of photographic cutouts placed into winding patterns, often alongside illicit substances such as pills—prescription and otherwise—and hallucinogenic plants and herbs. Winner of the Art Commission Award for Excellence in Design, City Hall, New York, US (1993). Select solo exhibitions include Keep looking: Fred Tomaselli’s birds, Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio, US (2016); Fred Tomaselli, James Cohen Gallery, 26th St., New York (2016); Fred Tomaselli: Current Events, James Cohan Gallery, New York (2014); Fred Tomaselli, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York (2010); and Fred Tomaselli, Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum, New York (2010).  Select solo exhibitions include Into the Mystic, The Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles (2012); Freedom not Genius: Works from Damien Hirst’s Murderme Collection, Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli, Turin (2012); The Best of Times, The Worst of Times. Rebirth and Apocalypse in Contemporary Art, 1st Kyiv Biennale Arsenale (2012); Painting Between the Lines, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco (2011); Alchemy & Inquiry, Wave Hill Botanical Gardens, Bronx; James Cohan Gallery, Shanghai (2011); Kupferstichkabinett: Between Thought and Action, White Cube, London (2010); The Beauty of Distance, 17th International Biennale of Sydney, Sydney (2010); and Between the Worlds, Kunstmuseum Thun, Thun (2010). He is represented by White Cube.

Last updated: 07.03.2022