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Stonehouse’s art is resolutely humanist. His subjects are despairing and freakish characters cast from a motley pool. They often appear beaten down, broken, and drained of their humanity. Many of their visages bear a resemblance to Stonehouse the artist as everyman. Most bear their lot with saintly and dignified comportment, or at least quiet resignation.

As in a dream, the narratives of his work suggest the mythical view through the lens of everyday life. Such big issues as life and death, love and loss, culture and politics mingle with the mundane details of everyday life; snatches of conversation heard, glimpsed moments of personal lives of others, advertising, media, work and more.

Currículum Vitae

Fred Stonehouse

1979 – 1982. Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI.

Solo Exhibitions (Selection)

2015 Ghosts of Padua, Howard Scott Gallery, New York, NY

Fred Stonehouse: The Promise of Distant Things, Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, WI

Family Lexicon, Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporáneo, Milan, Italy

2013 Fred Stonehouse, The Deacon’s Seat, St. Ambrose College, Davenport, IA

2012 Fred Stonehouse, Works on Paper, Slugfest Gallery, Austin TX

2011 The Deacon’s Seat, Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, University of Alabama, Tuscalosa

2010 Marshland, Howard Scott Gallery, NY, NY

2009 Den of Secrets, Philip Slein Gallery, St. Louis, MO, September25-October 31

2007 Fred Stonehouse, Painting, Tammen Galerie, Berlin

2005 Songs and Dreams, Howard Scott Gallery, New York, New York

Fred Stonehouse: Paintings, Barone Odom Gallery, Rome, Italy

2004 Family Land, Rucshman Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

2003 Dreams of Youth: Recent Painting, Koplin/DelRio Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2002 The Golden Game: New Paintings and Works on Paper, Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago, IL

2001 Fred Stonehouse: Recent Paintings and Works on Paper, Howard Scott Gallery, New York, NY

2000 Fred Stonehouse: Paintings, Entre Estudio y Galería, Puebla, México

1999 Fred Stonehouse: Sasso Casa (An Historical Account), Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago, IL

1998 Fred Stonehouse: New York, M-13 Gallery, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions

From 1982 to 2016 around of 50 exhibitions abroad

Publications (Selection)

2005 Mankowski, Sarah, Art Muscle, (Interview), Riverwest Currents, May

Wild, Matt, The Devil and Me, (review), Vital Source, August

2003 Auer, James, Irony of self-absorption, social analysis, makes ‘Dope’ addictive, (review), Milwaukee Journal

Sentinel, Aug. 27

2002 Hawkins, Margaret, Creativity Unfurled (review) Chicago Sun Times, Sept. 27

Collections (Selection)

Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI

Madison Art Center, Madison, WI

Patrick and Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

University of Arizona Art Museum, Touscon, AZ

Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

John Cartland, Chicago, IL

Awards (Selection)

Mary Nohl Suitcase Grant 2005/2003

Milwaukee Artist’s Foundation Fellowship

National Endowment for the Arts, Arts Midwest Fellowship