Tony Fitzpatrick Bio

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BORN
1958. Chicago, IL
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015
Gallery 2, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY (June 12-July 12)
2013
The Other Kind, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY
2011
Stations Lost: A Theatrical Performance, The Boiler(Pierogi), Brooklyn, NY
Tony Fitzpatrick Nickel History: Nation of Heat, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY
2010
Tony Fitzpatrick: The Night Parade, Fire Cat Projects, Chicago, IL (November 19-)
Drawings for Crazy Horse, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY
2009
No. 9: An Artist’s Journal, Billy Shire Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA
No. 9: An Artist’s Journey, New Work by Tony Fitzpatrick, Ammo, New Orleans, LA
Big Rock Candy Mountain, Dieu Donne, New York, NY
2008
Tony Fitzpatrick–The Wonder: Portraits of a Remembered City, Chicago Cultural Center’s Studio
Theater, Chicago, IL (May 3–June 29)
2007
The Life, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY (January 5–February 5)
2006
Billy Shire Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA (May 27–)
2004
The Wonder: Portraits of a Remembered City, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY
2000
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
James Corcoran, One Person Exhibition
1999
Bill Maynes Gallery, New York, NY
James Corcoran Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1998
Marguerite Oestriecher Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MS
Davidson Gallery, Seattle, WA
1997
Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1997-96
Adam Baumgold Fine Art, New York, NY
Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL
Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA
1996
The Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH
Morgan Gallery, Kansas City, KS
Thomas Barry Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Monique Knowlton Gallery, New York, NY
Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Marguerite Oestreicher Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Chicago Art Fair, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Center for the Arts, Yerba Buena Gardens, CA
Adam Baumgold Gallery, NY, NY
Joe’s Garden, Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
1994
The Secret Birds, Janet Fleisher Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Son of a Sailor, Loomis Chaffee School, Richmond Art Center, Windsor, CT
1993
Janet Fleisher Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1992
Bridgewater Lusteberg Gallery, New York, NY
1992
Vrej Baghommian Gallery, New York, NY
New Prints, Landfall Press, New York, NY
Lorenzo Rodriquez Gallery, Chicago, IL
New Prints from Landfall Press, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX
New Prints from Landfall Press, Susan Whitney Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan
Hard Angels and Other Subjects, Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
1991
Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago, IL
1990
American Mysteries: The Diaries, Janet Fleisher Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Schmidt Markow Gallery, St. Louis, MO
1989
Radio Birds, Mincher/Wilcox Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1988
Hard Angels, Janet Fleisher Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Bad Blood, Portraits of Murderers, Todd Capp Gallery, New York, NY
1987
Carnival at Midnight, Janet Fleisher Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Coney Island, The Ghost, Todd Capp Gallery, New York, NY
1986
Phoenix City Gallery, New York, NY
1985
Phoenix City Gallery, New York, NY

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2014
Stolen Property, John Molloy Gallery, Manhattan, NY (May 22-June 21)
Brooklyn Salon, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT (March 6-April 3)
2013
Unhinged, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY
2008
Prospect .1 New Orleans, Chapel of Moths, New Orleans, LA (Nov. 1, 2008–Jan. 18, 2009)
Pierogi et al, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2007
Drawn to the Edge, Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, NY
2006
Pavel Zoubek Gallery, New York, NY
1999
Chicago Paper, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery
1997
The Holy Slang, Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
Seattle ArtFair ‘97, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA
1996
Comic Inspirations, Adam Baumgold Fine Art, New York, NY
25 years of Landfall Press, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
The Embassies Program, Washington D.C.
1995 – 1995
Museum of Contemporary Art
Invitational +, Adam Baumgold Fine Art, New York, NY
Nine Ball, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL, curated by Tony Fitzpatrick
Low Brow Gods, Yerba Buena Center, San Francisco, CA
Tony Fitzpatrick & John Geldersman, Marguerite Oestreicher Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1995
Peace on Earth, Janet Fleisher Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Prison Sentences, Janet Fleisher Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1994
The Real Deal, World Tattoo Gallery, Chicago, IL “Marilyn + Elvis: 2X Immortal”,
traveling exhibition
Edge of the Tune, Cavin Morris Inc., New York, NY
FLASH, Janet Fleisher Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1993
Eye Tattooed America, Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Return of the Cadavre Exquis, The Drawing Center, New York
Big Cat Press, Bridgewater/Lustberg Gallery, New York, NY
Open Exhibition, Dime Museum, Chicago, IL
Group Show, Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
Big Cat Prints, Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago, IL
Visionary Landscapes, Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago, IL
1992
Hard Angels and Other Subjects, Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
Prints, Susan Whitney Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan
Prints, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX
Drawings, Annina Nosei Gallery, New York, NY
The Re-Figured Image, Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago, IL
1991
Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE
1990
Invitational, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA
Summer Group Show, Janet Fleisher Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1989
Summer Group Show, Janet Fleisher Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1988
Summer Group Show, Janet Fleisher Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Shape Shifting, Cavin Morris Inc., New York, NY
1987
Animals, Todd Capp Gallery, New York, NY
Visionary Landscapes, Cavin Morris Inc., New York, NY
1986
Group Show, Chromocide Gallery, New York, NY
1985
Group Show, Phoenix City Gallery, New York, NY
ART RELATED ACTIVITIES
1997
Commissioned to create official ArtFair/Seattle 1997 print
1993
Drivin Reviews, movie review show, Comedy Central Network
Album cover for “King of the Hill”, Nicholas Tremulis, Monster Disc
Philadelphia, actor. Director, Jonathan Demme
1992
Founded “Big Cat” print studio, Chicago, IL
Mad Dog and Glory, actor. Director, John McNaugton
Hero, actor. Director, Stephen Frears
Gladiator, actor. Director, Roddy Herrington
1991
David J, “Candy on the Cross”, song to Tony Fitzpatrick’s poem (Memphis Ghost),
MCA records
1990
MASS MURDER, Prop Theatre, Chicago,IL
(Script for James Huberty and acting)
Winner, Jeff Award for Best Actor
Founded World Tattoo Gallery, Chicago, IL
Visiting Artist, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
1990
Poetry Reading, Schmidt Markow Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Commission, Playboy Magazine, “James Buster Douglas”, (interview, drawing)
Chicago Magazine, book review on Nelson Algren
Contributing Columnist, Chicago Magazine
Contributing Columnis, Neon Magazine
1987-90
Drivin Reviews, movie review show, WLUP, Chicago, IL
1989
Married to the Mob, actor. Director, Jonathan Demme
Commission, A& M Records, album cover for The Neville Brothers
Yellow Moon, Nominated for Diamond Award, Best Album Cover
Visiting Artist, Kutztown University, Reading, PA
Visiting Artist, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR
1987-89
Pagen Hour, WLUP Radio, Chicago, IL
1988
Commission, Chicago Magazine, Commemorative portrait for Mayor
Harold Washington
1986
Album cover for “Something Wild”, MCA Records
PUBLICATIONS
The Wonder, Vol. 1, 2, 3
1998
Dirty Boulevard: Tony Fitzpatrick, with text by Mickey Cartin and Lou Reed Published by
The John McEnroe Gallery and Hard Press, Inc.
1997
Fitzpatrick, Tony. “Joe’s Garden”, Chicago, May 1997
1994
The Real Deal, exhibition catalogue, World Tattoo Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Secret Birds & Other Subjects, exhibition catalogue, Augen Gallery, Portland OR,
And Janet Fleisher Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Son of A Sailor, exhibition catalogue, Loomis Chaffee School, Richmond Art Center,
Windsor, CT
1988
The Hard Angels, exhibition catalogue, Janet Fleisher Gallery,
Philadelphia, PA, introduction by Jonathan Demme
The Midnights, collection of poems, Society for Mad Poets Press, Chicago, IL
1986
The Neighborhood, collection of poems, Society for Mad Poets Press, Chicago, IL
BIBLIOGRAPHY
2008
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Nance, Kevin. “Tony Fitzpatrick exhibit a real cause for celebration,” Chicago Sun Times, May 9
“Tony Fitzpatrick,” Flavorpill Chicago, Issue 190, May 6
Nance, Kevin. “A Holy Card for Chicago,” Chicago Sun Times, April 27. Pp 1D, 3D (Illus.)
2007
Genocchio, Benjamin. “Tony Fitzpatrick,” The New York Times, Friday, January (Illus.)
Listings, The New Yorker, February 5, 2007
2005
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2004
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1997
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1996
Bookhardt, Eric D. “Inside Art” Gambit Weekly May 21, 1996
1996
Dibble, David. “Stranger than Paradise” N.O.A.R May/June 1996
1995
Fitzpatrick, Tony, Jillette, Penn, “Christmas in Las Vegas”, Playboy, December, 1995
1995
Ellin, Harlene, “Mr. Outsider”, Chicago Tribune Magazine, March 26, 1995
Friedman, Anna, “You Can’t Eat a Degree”, F News Magazine, School of The Art Institute
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1995
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1994
New Art Examiner, “SpeakEasy”, May 1994
Sorsoli, Dave,review of “Secret Birds and Other Subjects”, The Oregonian, June 10
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Janet Reynolds, Review, Hartford Courant, Feb. 9
1993
Borum, Jennifer, Review, Artforum, March, pg. 97
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1992
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1991
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1990
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Rice, Robin, “Identifying the Subject”, Philadelphia City Paper, April 20-27, pg. 18
Moser, Charlotte, review, Artweek, January 11, pg. 16-17
1989
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“Choices: An Opinionated Survey of the Weeks Events, June 7-June13”
Village Voice, June 13
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December 28, pg. E2
1988
Sozanski, Edward, “Fifty-Four Drawings from an Ex-Fighter”,
Philadelphia Inquirer, December 22
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Dec. 7, sec. 2
1988
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Chicago Sun Times, March, pg. 44
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1987
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Blau, Robert, “Big Apple Takes a Shine to the Work of Villa Park
Artist”, Chicago Tribune, March, pg. 1
McCormick, Carlo, “Hero Worship”, East Village Eye, pg. 41
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PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
National Museum of American Art, Washington,DC
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Block Gallery, NorthWestern University, Evanston, IL
University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tuscon, AZ

SELECTED PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
Kevin Bacon
Neve Campbell
Andrew Davis
Johnny Depp
Jonathan Demme
Penn Jillette
Matt Dillion
Harrison Ford
Morgan Freeman
Bill Gates
John McNaughton
Bonnie Raite & Michael O’Keefe
Lou Reed
Teressa Russel
Martin Scorsese
Jan de Segonzac
Robert Wagner Andrew Vachs