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Born 1974 in Los Angeles, California
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York

tom@tomfruin.com  

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solo exhibitions


represented by
2013
Locals Only, Paul Loya Gallery, Los Angeles, California
New York City
Mike Wiess Gallery

WATERTOWER II: Outdoor sculpture installation, Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York City


Vienna, Austria
Galerie Heike Curtze


Sketches in Steel, Galerie Heike Curtze, Vienna, Austria

Los Angeles
Paul Loya Gallery
2012 WATERTOWER: Outdoor sculpture installation, Brooklyn, NY


Geneva, Switzerland
Galerie Sébastien Bertrand

HOTEL: Permanent outdoor sculpture installation, The Wythe Hotel, Brooklyn, NY


2011
OBELISCO: Permanent sculpture installation, Centro Metropolitano de Diseño, Buenos Aires, Argentina




MAXIKIOSCO: Sculpture installation, ArteBA 2011, Buenos Aires, Argentina



 
Starfields, Galerie Heike Curtze, Vienna, Austria




Signs of the Times, Y Gallery, New York, NY



2010 KOLONIHAVEHUS: Outdoor sculpture installation, Royal Danish Library, Copenhagen, Denmark; Nordkraft, Aalborg, Denmark [2011]; Prague National Theater, Czech Republic; Kongekajen, Helsingør, Denmark [2012]; MuseumsQuartier Plaza, Vienna, Austria; Helsingborg, Sweden [2013]



 
Tom Fruin - Herve Graumann, Galerie Bertrand Gruner, Geneva, Switzerland



2009 Hunter and Gatherer: TOMAK + Tom Fruin, Galerie Heike Curtze, Berlin, Germany



 
52 Pick Up, Galerie Heike Curtze, Vienna, Austria



2008 American Landscapes, Real Art Ways Museum, Connecticut, USA

Structured Settlement, BUIA Gallery, New York, NY, USA



2007 Hastle Whitey, Galerie Bertrand & Gruner, Geneva



2006 One Man's Treasure, Judy Ann Goldman Fine Art, Boston, MA



2005 Cultural Narcotics, Thom Andriola / New Gallery, Houston, TX

The Straight Dope, Galerie Heike Curtze, Austria



2003 Starfucker, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, NY



2002 Cultural Narcotics: The Straight Dope, Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, NY



2001 Cultural Narcotics, Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, NY



 

 

group exhibitions



 




 
2013 MAXIKIOSCO / Neon Noose (blue), Sculpture installations, Art Basel Miami/Scope 2013, Natalie Kates Projects, Miami, Florida



 
Viennafair, Galerie Heike Curtze, Vienna, Austria



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




Obsession, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, New Jersey



 
Hit the Lights, Paul Loya Gallery, Los Angeles, California



 
Art Brussels, Galerie Heike Curtze, Brussels, Belgium



2012
Viennafair, Galerie Heike Curtze, Vienna, Austria




Aus Passion, Contemporary Art from Hanck Collection, Museum Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf, Germany



 
Brucennial 2012, The Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York, NY



 
Art Brussels, Galerie Heike Curtze, Brussels, Belgium



 
BOFFO Show House, The Madison Jackson, New York, NY



2011
Fluorescent Ball, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY



 
Austellungen, Galerie Heike Curtze, Salzburg, Austria



 
Sand, a performance featuring sculpture by Tom Fruin, The Chocolate Factory, New York, NY



 
Fashion is for Ugly People, Illuminated Metropolis Gallery, New York, NY




Outer Space Benefit Auction, Exit Art, New York, NY



 
Homeness, Y Gallery/Festival of Ideas, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
 


2010
X-MAS 10, Galleri Christopher Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark




Volta6, Y Gallery, Basel, Switzerland




Viennafair, Galerie Heike Curtze, Vienna, Austria



 
Brucennial2010: Miseducation, Bruce High Quality Foundation, Brooklyn, NY




Bologna Art First, Y Gallery, Bologna, Italy



 
Art Basel Miami Beach, Y Gallery, Miami, USA



 
Fly Bys, Galleri Christopher Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark



2009 Young Curators, New Ideas II, PPOW Gallery, New York, NY




SOMMER(R)EIGEN, Galerie Heike Curtze, Salzburg, Austria



 
summer group show, Galerie Bertrand Gruner , Geneva, Switzerland




Volta5, Galerie Bertrand & Gruner, Basel, Switzerland



 
Hunter and Gatherer: TOMAK + Tom Fruin, Galerie Heike Curtze, Berlin, Germany



 
Man's Ruin, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada



2008 Brucennial 08, Bruce High Quality Foundation, Brooklyn, NY



 
Volta4, Galerie Bertrand & Gruner, Basel, Switzerland



2007 Summer Group Show, Galerie Bertrand & Gruner, Geneva, Switzerland



2006 Over + Over: Passsion for Process, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX



 
Extreme Materials, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY



 
Almost Art, Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, PA



2005 Entourage, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, NY



 
Group Show, Galerie Bertrand & Gruner, Geneva, Switzerland



 
Standpunkte, Galerie Heike Curtze, Salzburg, Austria



 
New Turf, Robert Hull Fleming Museum, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT



 
Over + Over: A Passion for Process, Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Champaign, IL; Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Andover Academy, Andover, MA; Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY



 
Pillish, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO



2004 Transcending Addiction: High on Life, American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, MD; Nathan Cummings Foundation, New York, NY



 
Tango, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, NY



2003
Form and Content: Corporal Identity/ Body Language, Museum fur Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany; Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY



 
Triennial, Haifa Museum, Haifa, Israel



 

Armory Show 2003, Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, NY



selected bibliography

Goukassian, Elena. Commissions. Sculpture Magazine, October, 2012

Unterhaltung. Farb-Explosion. Weekend Magazin (Austria), September 20, 2012 

Dean, Catherine. Citizen Designer. Azure Magazine (Canada), September 2012

Kent Siluetine Yeni Renk. XXI Architecture and Design Magazine (Turkey), September 2012

Hot List. Elle Decoration (England), September, 2012

Schmidt, Mackenzie.Water Colors. Architectural Digest, August 15, 2012

What's Cool in Steel: Cool Art: Watertower as Beacon. Modern Steel Construction, August, 2012

Tom Fruin: WATERTOWER. Verve: The Magazine of EVA Air (China), August 2012

Gerak, Anastasiya. Recycled Plexiglass Water Tower. Gazzetta (Ukraine), August 2012

_____. Madezine (China), Issue 22, 2012

Duggan, Grace. Tom Fruin adds kaleidoscopic watertower to Brooklyn skyline. The GLASS Quarterly Hot Sheet, July 6, 2012

Peiling Hu, Rita. International Briefing. The Big Issue (Taiwan), July 2012

Simoes, Bruno. Vigor & Desenho. Casa VOGUE (Brazil), July 2012

Gaddy, James. July Art in NYC. NYC The Official Guide nycgo.com, June 20, 2012

Whorter, Holly. Inhabitat Explores Williamsburg’s Sexy New Wythe Hotel and Rooftop Lounge. Inhabitat, June 19, 2012

CBS News. (2012). Artist turns water tower into work of art. New York: CBS Corporation

BBC News. (2012). Sculpture of a water tower latest addition to Brooklyn. London: British Broadcasting Corporation

Reuters (2012). Water tower colors New York skyline. London: Thompson Reuters

Clark, Liat. Brooklyn's multicoloured light show water tower. Wired Magazine, June 15, 2012

Zimmer, Lori. Tom Fruin’s Multi-Colored Plexiglass Watertower Glitters on a DUMBO Rooftop. Inhabitat, June 13, 2012

Croghan, Lore. Light Show: Sculptor's new style water tanks. New York Daily News, June 12, 2012

Jow, Tiffany. Tom Fruin builds a watertower in Brooklyn out of found plexiglas. Surface Magazine, June 11, 2012

A Technicolor Rooftop Soiree. Urbandaddy. June 11, 2012

Heightened Perspective. NYCUrchin, June 11, 2012

Alice.Story Behind the Sparkling Brooklyn Watertower. My Modern Met, June 9, 2012

Dailey, Jessica. Stained-Glass Watertower is Ablaze Atop a Dumbo Warehouse. Curbed, June 8, 2012

News 12 Brooklyn. (2012) Water tower brightens city skyline. June 8, 2012

Velury, Ramya. Brooklyn Adds A Tom Fruin Stained Glass Watertower To Its Skyline. Guest of a Guest, June 7, 2012

Kaleidoscopic watertower in Brooklyn by Tom Fruin. Juxtapoz, June 6, 2012

Young, Kevin. Kaleidoscopic water towers: Fruin illuminates the NYC skyline with a colorful structure. Trendhunter, June 6, 2012

Hosmer, Katie. Stained Glass Watertower Sparkles Along Brooklyn's Skyline. My Modern Met, June 6, 2012

Tom Fruin: Watertower. Junkculture, June 5 2012

Leigha. Kaleidoscopic watertower by Tom Fruin. Designboom, June 5, 2012

Medina, Samuel. Reclaiming the Water Tower as Public Art. Architizer, June 5, 2012

Calder, Rich. New Dumbo 'Water tower' makes skyline more colorful. New York Post, June 5, 2012

Sutton, Benjamin. New York’s Most Colorful Water Tower Lands on Brooklyn Rooftop. Artinfo, June 5, 2012

Steinhauer, Jillian. Dumbo's new recyled watertower. Hyperallergic, June 4, 2012

Oswaks, Molly. Stained-Plexiglas Watertower Illuminates the Brooklyn Skyline in Dazzling Color. Gizmodo, June 4, 2012

Dailey, Jessica. Colorful Kaleidoscopic Water Tower to Light Up Dumbo Skyline. Curbed, June 4, 2012

O’Neill, Natalie. Tom Fruin's water tower sculpture: See the newest addition to the DUMBO skyline. The Brooklyn Paper, June 4, 2012

Emily. Watertower Installation Up in Dumbo. Brownstoner, June 4, 2012

Shin, Yoon. Artists Reimagine Watertowers As Urban Light Catchers. The Architecht's Newspaper, June 4, 2012

2012 BOFFO Show House At The Madison Jackson. The Huffington Post, May 31, 2012

Ceaser, Jennifer. Art's fun in the sun! New York Post, May 22, 2012

Preiser, Amy. Brooklyn: Elle Decor Staff Picks. Elle Decor, April 30, 2012

2012 BOFFO Show House At The Madison Jackson. The Huffington Post, May 31, 2012

Ceaser, Jennifer. Art's fun in the sun! New York Post, May 22, 2012

...bibliography continues (download bio & bibliography)