Tom Fruin

‘Materials that have a life, enrich the work, give a different reading and make it deeper’ - Tom Fruin

Biography

Working with scavenged plexiglass, steel, plastic, and scrap material, Tom Fruin masters the art of mosaic and scale with grand scale sculpture that blurs the line between art and architecture. Fruin pulls inspiration for these works from his surroundings in New York, and the stunning jewel-like patchwork sculptures he creates reflect his fascination with the radiant energy of the New York City skyline. From quilts stitched of translucent materials, to plexiglass towers lit from the inside, the play of light and colorful materials give Fruin’s work a unique and stunning quality that brighten locations wherever they are installed.

Fruin has installed works in public locations and private collections throughout the United States, Europe, and South America.

Born

1974 Los Angeles California


Education

1996 University of California, Santa Barbara, CA


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017 Unaffiliate(us): Art/Basel Miami/Scope, Miami, FL

2017 The Coakley Brothers Watertower, Milwaukee, WI

2016 Tom Fruin: Empire, Galerie Heiki Curtze und Petra Seiser, Vienna, Austria

2016 Ausgewahlte Arbeiten von Kunstlern der Galerie, Galerie Heiki

Curtze und Petra Seiser, Salzburg, Austria

2016 Tom Fruin: Fresh Produce. Paul Loya Gallery. Los Angeles, CA

2014 Art Basel Miami, Miami, FL

2014 DUMBO Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY

2013 Natalie Kates Projects, Art Basel Miami/SCOPE, Miami, FL

2013 Viennafair 2013, Galerie Heiki Curtze, Vienna, Austria

2013 My Future Ex, University of Buffalo Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

2013 Tom Fruin: Locals Only, Paul Loya Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2013 Obsession, MANA Contemporary, New York, NY

2013 Hit the Lights, Paul Loya Gallery. Los Angeles, CA

2013 Art Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

2013 Tom Fruin: Sketches in Steel, Galerie Heiki Curtze, Vienna, Austria

2012 Viennafair 2012, Galerie Heiki Curtze, Vienna, Austria

2012 Contemporary Art from the Hanck Collection, Museum Kunstpalast Dusseldorf, Dussedorf, Germany

2012 Art Brussels, Galerie Heiki Curtze, Brussels, Belgium

2011 Tom Fruin: Starfields Galerie Heiki Curtze, Vienna, Austria

2011 Tom Fruin: Signs of the Times, Y Gallery, New York, NY


Public Installations

2019. Oakland, CA

2017-8  Maxikiosco, Queens, New York

2017 The Jackson, Queens, NY

2017 The Shops at Clearfork, Ft. Worth, TX

2016 Domino Sugar Factory / North Brooklyn Farms, Brooklyn, NY

2015 North 15th & Kent, Brooklyn, NY

2014 Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 5, Brooklyn, NY

2014 Wythe Hotel, Brooklyn, NY

2013 Riverfront Studios, New York, NY

2013 Sculpture Installation with CoreAct, Helsingborg Dromljus, Helsingborg, Sweden

2013 Sculpture Installation with CoreAct, Helsingor, Denmark

2013 Sculpture Installation with CoreAct, MuseumsQuartier Wien Plaza, Vienna Austria

2012 Sculpture Installation with CoreAct, Havengade Plaza Helsingor, Denmark

2012 Sculpture Installation with CoreAct, Prague National Theater, Prague, Czech Republic

2012 Sculpture Installation with CoreAct, Nordkraft, Aalborg, Denmark

2011 Centro Metropoliano de Diseno, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2011 Barrio Joven Chandon, ArteBA 2011, Buenos Aires, Argentina


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Selected Artworks

Watertower #8

Watertower #8

Salvaged Plexiglass & Welded Metal

12 feet high

Permanently installed in downtown Oakland, CA

Born

1974 Los Angeles California


Education

1996 University of California, Santa Barbara, CA


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017 Unaffiliate(us): Art/Basel Miami/Scope, Miami, FL

2017 The Coakley Brothers Watertower, Milwaukee, WI

2016 Tom Fruin: Empire, Galerie Heiki Curtze und Petra Seiser, Vienna, Austria

2016 Ausgewahlte Arbeiten von Kunstlern der Galerie, Galerie Heiki

Curtze und Petra Seiser, Salzburg, Austria

2016 Tom Fruin: Fresh Produce. Paul Loya Gallery. Los Angeles, CA

2014 Art Basel Miami, Miami, FL

2014 DUMBO Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY

2013 Natalie Kates Projects, Art Basel Miami/SCOPE, Miami, FL

2013 Viennafair 2013, Galerie Heiki Curtze, Vienna, Austria

2013 My Future Ex, University of Buffalo Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

2013 Tom Fruin: Locals Only, Paul Loya Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2013 Obsession, MANA Contemporary, New York, NY

2013 Hit the Lights, Paul Loya Gallery. Los Angeles, CA

2013 Art Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

2013 Tom Fruin: Sketches in Steel, Galerie Heiki Curtze, Vienna, Austria

2012 Viennafair 2012, Galerie Heiki Curtze, Vienna, Austria

2012 Contemporary Art from the Hanck Collection, Museum Kunstpalast Dusseldorf, Dussedorf, Germany

2012 Art Brussels, Galerie Heiki Curtze, Brussels, Belgium

2011 Tom Fruin: Starfields Galerie Heiki Curtze, Vienna, Austria

2011 Tom Fruin: Signs of the Times, Y Gallery, New York, NY


Public Installations

2019. Oakland, CA

2017-8  Maxikiosco, Queens, New York

2017 The Jackson, Queens, NY

2017 The Shops at Clearfork, Ft. Worth, TX

2016 Domino Sugar Factory / North Brooklyn Farms, Brooklyn, NY

2015 North 15th & Kent, Brooklyn, NY

2014 Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 5, Brooklyn, NY

2014 Wythe Hotel, Brooklyn, NY

2013 Riverfront Studios, New York, NY

2013 Sculpture Installation with CoreAct, Helsingborg Dromljus, Helsingborg, Sweden

2013 Sculpture Installation with CoreAct, Helsingor, Denmark

2013 Sculpture Installation with CoreAct, MuseumsQuartier Wien Plaza, Vienna Austria

2012 Sculpture Installation with CoreAct, Havengade Plaza Helsingor, Denmark

2012 Sculpture Installation with CoreAct, Prague National Theater, Prague, Czech Republic

2012 Sculpture Installation with CoreAct, Nordkraft, Aalborg, Denmark

2011 Centro Metropoliano de Diseno, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2011 Barrio Joven Chandon, ArteBA 2011, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Biography

Working with scavenged plexiglass, steel, plastic, and scrap material, Tom Fruin masters the art of mosaic and scale with grand scale sculpture that blurs the line between art and architecture. Fruin pulls inspiration for these works from his surroundings in New York, and the stunning jewel-like patchwork sculptures he creates reflect his fascination with the radiant energy of the New York City skyline. From quilts stitched of translucent materials, to plexiglass towers lit from the inside, the play of light and colorful materials give Fruin’s work a unique and stunning quality that brighten locations wherever they are installed.

Fruin has installed works in public locations and private collections throughout the United States, Europe, and South America.

Tom Fruin

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Tom Fruin

‘Materials that have a life, enrich the work, give a different reading and make it deeper’ - Tom Fruin

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