Tom Friedman

Born: Saint Louis, Missouri, 1965
Lives and works in Leverett, Massachusetts


Education 

1990  
MFA, Sculpture, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

1988  
BFA, Graphic illustration, Washington University, Saint Louis, Missouri


Public Artworks and Commissions 

2021
Hazmat Love, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, UK 
Looking Up, Council Bluffs, Iowa (permanent)
Looking Up, Channel Gardens, Rockefeller Center, New York 

2019
Hazmat Love, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut
Looking Up, Tom Hanafan River's Edge Park, Council Bluffs, Iowa
Takeaway, Beverly Hills, California

2018
XTCA: Cross Town Contemporary Art, outdoor sculpture exhibition presented by University Museum of Contemporary Art, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts

2017
Looking Up, Saint Louis Science Center and Planetarium, Saint Louis, Missouri (permanent) 
Huddle, The Star in Frisco, Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters and Practice Facility, Frisco, Texas 

2016
Looking Up, 4800 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois
Looking Up, Park Avenue, New York 

2015
Looking Up, The Contemporary Austin, Austin, Texas (permanent) 

2014
Up in the Air, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel 

2012
Circle Dance, The Walk, Waterman Street, Brown University, Rhode Island (permanent)

2011
The Sculpture Park at Frieze Art Fair, London, UK

2007
Aluminium Foil, Lever House Art Collection, New York


Solo Exhibitions (selected) 

2022
Lehmann Maupin, Seoul, South Korea

2019
Eternal Return, projects + gallery, Saint Louis, Missouri 

2018
Always the Beginning, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
Ghosts and UFOs: Projections for Well-Lit Spaces, Vista Mare Studio, Milan; Parrasch Heijnen Gallery, Los Angeles, California (touring)  

2017
Ghosts and UFOs: Projections for Well-Lit Spaces, Luhring Augustine, New York (touring) 

2016
Untitled (Foundation), Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts

2014
Gravity, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
Paint and Styrofoam, Luhring Augustine, New York
Up in the Air, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

2012
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
New Works, Luhring Augustine, New York
Unique B/W Photo (1997), James Cohan Gallery, New York 

2010  
Up in the Air, Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm; FRAC Montpellier, France (touring)

2009  
REAM, Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, Missouri 
Not Something Else, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Kyoto, Japan 
Galerie Bernard Ceysson Beaubourg, Paris, France 

2008  
Monsters and Stuff, Gagosian Gallery, London, UK 

2006  
Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, California
Pure Invention, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Saint Louis, Missouri

2005  
Feature Inc. New York 

2004 
South London Gallery, London, UK
Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2003  
Feature Inc., New York

2002  
Stitching, Fondazione Prada, Milan, Italy (catalogue) 
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK

2001  
Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2000   
Epic in the Everyday, South-Eastern Centre for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California; Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado; The New Museum of contemporary Art, New York (catalogue) (touring)
Feature Inc., New York 

1999  
Galleria Gian Enzo Sperone, Rome, Italy 
Galeria Foksal, Warsaw, Poland 

1998  
Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 
Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Portland, Oregon 
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK

1997  
Feature Inc., New York
Ynglingagatan, Stockholm, Sweden 
Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, Missouri (catalogue) 
Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, California 

1996  
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
Feature Inc. New York

1995  
Projects 50: Tom Friedman, The Museum of Modern Art, New York 

1994  
Galleria Raucci/Santamaria, Naples, Italy 
Galerie Analix, Geneva, Switzerland 

1993  
Feature Inc. New York 
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut 

1992  
Bonzak Gallery, Saint Louis, Missouri 

1991  
Feature Inc., New York
Southeastern Centre for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Rezac Gallery, Chicago, Illinois


Group Exhibitions (selected) 

2022
Supernatural America: The Paranormal in American Art, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota (touring)

2021
States of Being, Lehmann Maupin, Taipei, Taiwan
Supernatural America: The Paranormal in American Art, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio; Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky (touring) 

2020
25 Years, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK (catalogue) 
Le Arti 1966-2020: The Practice of Drawing, Vistamare, Milan, Italy 
Unique, Parkett Space, Zurich, Switzerland
Energy in All Directions, Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York 

2019
Drawn Together Again, FLAG Art Foundation, New York
My Head is a Haunted House, Sadie Coles, HQ, London, UK 
Every Day Is Another Day, 601Artspace, New York 
How We Live: Selections from the Marc and Livia Straus Family Collection, Hudson Valley MOCA, Peekskill, New York
Food, Yoshii Gallery, New York 
Zentrified, Thomas Park, New York 

2018
Digital Worlds: New Media from the Museum’s Collection, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, Texas
Knock Knock, Fire Station at South London Gallery, London, UK
Mad World, Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles, California 
Pizza is God !, NRW-Forum Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany 
Sculpture Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (outdoor) 

2017
Process and Practice: 40 Years of Experimentation, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Victors for Art: Michigan’s Alumni Collectors, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, Michigan
The Coffins of Paa Joe and the Pursuit of Happiness, Jack Shainman, New York
Blessed Inaction, Kranenburgh Museum, Bergen, The Netherlands
Get Outta That Spaceship . . .!, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York

2016
Tom Friedman (+The Birthday Show), 1969 Gallery, New York
Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre, Bury, UK
Explode Every Day: An Inquiry Into the Phenomena of Wonder, MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts (catalogue)
This Is a Portrait If I Say So: Identity in American Art, 1912 to Today, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine (catalogue)
Summer School, FLAG Art Foundation, New York

2015
Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK (catalogue)
Arts & Foods. Rituals Since 1851, Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy
AND, 601Artspace, New York 
Carte Blanche to Luhring Augustine, Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris, France
Trittico, Cisterna at the Prada Foundation, Milan, Italy
Geometries On and Off the Grid: Art from 1950 to the Present, The Warehouse, Dallas, Texas (catalogue)

2014–2015
Visual Deception II: Into the Future, The Bunkamura Museum of Art, Shibuya-ku, Japan; Hyogo
Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe, Japan; Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya, Japan (touring) (catalogue)

2014
The Fifth Wall, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, California 
Four Decades of Drawings and Works on Paper, Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California 
Hyper-resemblances, The Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York 
The Peacock, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria
Room by Room: Monographic Presentations from the Faulconer and Rachofsky Collections, The Warehouse, Dallas, Texas 
Study from the Human Body, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK 
In __ We Trust: Art and Money, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio 

2013
Seismic Shifts, The National Academy Museum, Manhattan, New York 
Lifelike, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, California 
A New View: Contemporary Art, Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, Missouri
Autocorrect, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York 
The Unphotographable, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, California 

2012
Rip It Up and Start Again, FRAC Languedoc-Roussillon, Montepellier, France
Invisible Art: About the Unseen, 1957 - 2012, The Hayward Gallery, London, UK
Lifelike, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota; New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana; San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, California, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas (touring) 
Paper, Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain, Nice, France
Object Fictions, James Cohan Gallery, New York 
After Photoshop, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 
Sculpture, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York 
Luhring Augustine, New York, NY Watch Your Step, FLAG Art Foundation, New York 
Now Here is also Nowhere: Part 1, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, Washington 

2011
All that Glisters, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
Nod Nod Wink Wink: Conceptual Art in New Mexico and Its Influences, The Harwood Museum of Art,
Mandelman-Ribak Gallery, Taos, New Mexico 
One, Another, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York 
Out of the Box: Artists Play Chess, World Chess Hall of Fame, Saint Louis, Missouri 

2010 
Tom Friedman and Steve Wolfe, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK 
Floor Corner Wall, Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, Fort Worth, Texas 
The Boneyard, Maloney Fine Art, Culver City, California 
Slash: Paper Under the Knife, Museum of Arts and Design, New York 
Human, Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain, Nice, France

2009 
Magic Show, QUAD Gallery, Derby, UK 
Chasing Napoleon, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France 
Six Artists, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California 
OFF THE WALL, Van de Weghe Fine Art, New York
Shaping Space, James Cohan Gallery, New York  
Collection: MOCA’s First 30 Years, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California

2008 
Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California
Retrospective, Gagosian Gallery, New York 
The Art of Chess, Sebastian Guinness Gallery, Dublin, Ireland 
Styrofoam, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island 
Transformed, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, Virginia 
Collecting Collections, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California
The Complexity of the Simple, L&M Arts, New York 
Drawn to Detail, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts 
Artist’s Choice: Vik Muniz, Rebus, Museum of Modern Art, New York 

2007 
Memory and Obsession, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK 
New Dimensions, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California 
Timer, Triennale Bovisa, Milan, Italy 
The Shapes of Space, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York 
Into Me, Out of Me, MACRO Future, Rome, Italy 
Art in America, Now, MOCA Shanghai, Shanghai, China 
Summer Show, Gagosian Gallery, New York 
Summer Show, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California 
microwave, five, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York 
Summer Show, James Cohan Gallery, New York 
All the More Real: Portrayals of Intimacy and Empathy, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York
POP ART IS... Gagosian Gallery, London, UK 
INSIGHT?, Gagosian Gallery, Moscow, Russia 
Mapping the Self, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 
Fit To Print: Printed Media In Collage, Gagosian Gallery, New York 
The Complexity of the Simple, L&M Arts, New York 

2006 
Into me / Out of me, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island, New York 
Portraits of Artists, Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York 
Chess Collection, Gary Tatintslan Gallery Inc. Moscow, Russia 
It's Not What You Know, It's Who You Know, Samson Projects, Boston, Massachusetts 
The Last Time They Met, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK 
Sculpture, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, California 
Subject: Contemporary Portraiture, Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, Connecticut
Twice Drawn, Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga 
Springs, New York (catalogue)
Yes Bruce Nauman, Zwirner & Wirth, New York 
NEW YORK, NEW YORK, Grimaldi Forum, Monaco
Nichts, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
EX.05.03.06103: Big, Small, White, Cartin Collection, Hartford, Connecticut 
Aisle 5, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa 
Altered, Stitched & Gathered, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York

2005  
Ten Year Anniversary Exhibition, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK 
Over + Over: Passion for Process, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover 
Laguna's Hidden Treasures: Art from Private Collections, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California 
Wes Mills - Tom Friedman - Daisy Youngblood, Galerie Albrecht, Munich, Germany 
Ecstasy - In and About Altered States, Geffen Contemporary, MOCA, Los Angeles, California 
Art of Chess, Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York 
Looking at Words, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York 
De La comtesse De Castiglione a Cndy Sherman, Galerie de France, Paris, France 
A Brief History of Invisible Art, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, California 
Miraculous In The Everyday, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 
Fragile, Analix Forever, Geneva, Switzerland 
Logical Conclusions: 40 Years of Rule-Based Art, Pace Wildenstein, New York 
Looking at Words, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York 
Material Matters, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Masters of Illusion: 150 Years of Trompe l’Oeil in America, Kresge Art Museum, Michigan
Paper Pushers, Richard L. Nelson Gallery and Fine Arts Collection, UC Davis, Davis, California 
Portraits d’artistes: De la Comtesse de Castiglione à Cindy Sherman, Galerie de France, Paris, France 
Several Exceptionally Good Recently Acquired Pictures XVII, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, California 
University, East Lansing, Michigan 
Meditative, Feature Inc. New York 

2004 
Symbolic Space, The Hudson Valley Centre for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, New York
Self-Evidence: Identity in Contemporary Art, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln 
Think Small, Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery, Chicago, Illinois 
View Eight, Mary Boone Gallery, New York 
Why Not Live for Art, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 
Another Zero, Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo, Italy
Bug Eyed: Art, Culture, Insects, Turtle Bay Museum, Redding, California 
Disparities and Deformations, Our Grotesque, SITE Santa Fe Fifth International Biennial, Santa Fe, New Mexico 
The Fine Line, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York 
Needful Things: Recent Multiples, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio 
Noah’s Ark, National Gallery of Canada at La Cité de l’Énergie, Shawinigan, Canada

2003 
Fright Wig, Feature Inc. New York 
Tom Friedman, Gaylen Gerber, Joe Scanlan, Daniel Hug Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Undomesticated Interiors, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton 
In Full View, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York 
Stacked, D’Amelio Terras, New York 
American Dre@m, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York 
Intricacy, ICA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Moderns, Castello di Rivoli, Rivoli, Italy 
Stranger in the Village, Guild Hall, East Hampton, New York 
The Invisible Thread, Buddhist Spirit in Contemporary Art, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, New York 

2002  
Retrospectacle, 25 Years of Collecting Modern and Contemporary Art, Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado 
Face Off: A Portrait, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, UK
Plotting, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, Illinois 
Sunday Afternoon, 303 Gallery, New York 
177th Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York 
Thin Skin: The Fickle Nature of Bubbles, Spheres, and Inflatables, AXA Gallery, New York (catalogue)
Playground, Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine 

2001
Casino 2001: First Quadrennial of Contemporary Art, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, Belgium (catalogue) 
Arte Contemporaneo International, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico 
Ruido Blanco/Silencio Blanco, Program Centro d Arte, Mexico City, Mexico 
One Million Dollars, The 16 Beaver Group, New York (catalogue) 
The Spring Exposition, Joseph Silvestro Gallery, Brooklyn, New York (catalogue) 
Art at the Edge of the Law, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut (catalogue) 
Een goed in de weg staande tafel, Galerie van Gleder, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Amused, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, (catalogue)
Point of Departure II, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California

2000  
Self Portraits from the Permanent Collection, Robert Wood Johnson Galleries, The Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, New York 
Open Ends: Actual Size, The Museum of Modern Art, New York (catalogue) 
Of the Moment: Contemporary Art from the Permanent Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California 
Bubbles, Center for Contemporary Non-Objective Art, Brussels, Belgium 
ANP: 3ness, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium, (catalogue) 
Arte Americana, ultimo deccenio, Museo d’Arte della Città di Ravenna, Logette Lombardesca, Ravene, Italy, (catalogue) 
Almost Warm and Fuzzy: Childhood and Contemporary Art, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington; Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, Arizona; PS 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York; Fundació la Caixa, Barcelona, Spain; Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California; Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio (touring) (brochure, colouring book) 
Collecting Ideas: Works from the Polly and Mark Addison Collection, Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado 
The Greenhouse Effect, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK (catalogue) 
Vanitas Personæ: An Exploration of the Self and Other Related Characters, Robert Miller Gallery, New York 
Domestic Bliss, South London Gallery, London, UK 
Art on Paper 2000, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, The University of North Carolina, Greensboro, North Carolina (catalogue) 
American Bricolage, Sperone Westwater, New York (catalogue) 
Extra Ordinary, James Cohan Gallery, New York 
Hairy Forearm’s Self-Referral, Feature Inc. New York 
The Visionary Landscape, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, California 
Grok Terence McKenna Dead, Feature Inc. New York 
Snap! Photography from the Collections, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut 
Hand made in America, Sprovieri Gallery, London, UK 
Collector’s Choice, Exit Art, New York (selected by Gregory Allen) 
Drawing, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK 

1999 
Waste Management, Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada 
On the Ball: The Sphere in Contemporary Sculpture, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, Massachusetts 
Collectors Collect Contemporary Art: 1990-1999, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (catalogue)
Zero-G: When Gravity Becomes Form, Whitney Museum of American Art at Champion, Stamford, Connecticut (catalogue) 
Ideas in Things, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, California 
Holding Court, L & R Entwistle & Co Ltd, London, UK 
Stuff, TBA Exhibition Space, Chicago, Illinois 

1998  
More Pieces for the Puzzle: Recent Additions to the Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Hindsight: Recent Work from the Permanent Collection, Whitney Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
Young Americans Part II, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK 
Poussière (Dust Memories), Fonds Regional d’art Contemporain de Burgogne, Dijon, France; Fonds Regional d’Art Contemporain Bretagne, Galerie du Trib, Rennes, France (catalogue) 
Blunt Object, The David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Drawing the Question, Dorsky Gallery, New York (brochure) 
Dust Breeding, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, California; Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York (touring) (catalogue) 
Transience and Sentimentality: Boston and Beyond, The Instate of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts  
Humble County, D’Amelio Terras, New York 
Pop Surrealism, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield (catalogue) 
Word perfect, Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois  
Bob and Wheel, dfn Gallery, New York
At the Threshold of the Visible: Minuscule and Small-Scale Art, 1964-1996, Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithica, New York; Meyerhof Galleries, Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore, Maryland; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada; Virginia Beach Centre for the Arts, Virginia Beach, Virginia; Santa Monica Museum of Modern Art, Santa Monica, California; Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (touring)  

1997  
A Lasting Legacy: Selections from the Lannan Foundation Gift, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles
New Work: Drawings Today, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco (catalogue) 
Identity Crisis: Self-Portraiture at the End of the Century, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee (catalogue)
Inaugural installation of the new galleries of contemporary art, The Art Institute of Chicago 
Dane County Collects, Madison Art Centre, Madison (brochure) 
Frankensteinian, Caren Golden Fine Art, New York 
Lovecraft, Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow; Cabinet Gallery, London, UK (touring) 

1996  
Universalis: 23, Bienal Internacional Sao Paulo, Pavilhao Ciccillo Matarazzo,Parque do Ibrapuera, Sao Paulo, Brazil, (catalogue) 
Affinities: Chuck Close and Tom Friedman, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois (brochure)
XXIII Bienal Internacional de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (catalogue) 
Feature Inc., New York 
Stretch the Truth, Art: Concept, Nice, France 
Currents in Contemporary Art, Christie’s East, New York
Hero, Fieldwork/Project Room, Commonwealth Gallery, Madison, Wisconsin 
More Than Real, Royal Palace, Caserta, Italy (catalogue) 
Subversive Domesticity, Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas (catalogue) 
A Collection of Sculptures, The Classic Collection, Rotterdam, Netherlands (catalogue) 

1995  
Strung Into the Apollonian Dream... Feature, New York 
I Gaze a Gazely Stare, Feature, New York 
Oltre la Normalità Concentrica, Palazzo da Zara, Padua, Italy 
lo-fi, Lauren Wittles, New York 
Pulp Fictions: Works on Paper, Gallery A, Chicago, Illinois  
b/w photos, Feature, New York 

1994  
Three Person Exhibition, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, California
precept/image/object, Lannan Foundation, Los Angeles, California  
Objects: Tom Friedman and Linda Horn, Evanston Art Centre, Evanston (brochure) 
Critical Mass, A&A Gallery, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut; Dallas Artists Research and Exhibition, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, Texas (touring) 
Galerie Jennifer Flay, Paris, France 
Common/Uncommon, Gahlberg Gallery, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois 
Rien a Signaler, Galerie Analix, Geneva, Switzerland 

1993  
Jeanne Dunning, Tom Friedman, Julia Fish: subject matters, Kendall College Art Gallery, Grand Rapids
The American Academy Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York 
Mixed Messages: A Survey of Recent Chicago Art, Forum for Contemporary Art, Saint Louis 
Times, Anderson O’Day Gallery, London, UK 
Substitute Teachers, Sadie Bronfman Cultural Center, Montreal, Quebec (catalogue) 
New Works, Feigen, Inc. Chicago, Illinois 
Once Upon A Time....A Loose Form of Narrative, Gallery A, Chicago, Illinois (catalogue) 

1992  
Hair, John Michael Kohler Arts Centre, Sheboygan, Wisconsin 
Healing, Wooster Gardens, New York, New York; Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, California (touring) 
Misadventures, Foster Gallery, University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire, Eau Claire, Wisconsin (catalogue)
Lying on the Top of a Building the Clouds Seemed No Nearer Than When I Was Lying in the Street, Galerie Monika Sprüth, Cologne, Germany 
The Mud Club, Winchester Cathedral & Lake Nairobi, Gahlberg Gallery, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois (catalogue) 
Feigen, Inc. Chicago, Illinois 

1991  
Four person exhibition (with Huma Bhabha, David Shaw, and Sally Webster), Feature, New York
Casual Ceremony, White Columns, New York (catalogue) 
White Bird, Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois 
Itch, N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago, Illinois  

1990  
The Thing Itself, Feature, New York 
Looking at Labor: What Price Beauty, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, Illinois 
Godhead, Feature Inc. New York 
Minus, Robbin Lockett Gallery, Chicago, Illinois 
Thesis: Tom Friedman, Brian Sikes, Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 


Catalogues and publications (selected) 

2022
Hydra School Projects, Hydra, Greece

2021
Vitamin D3: Today's Best in Contemporary Drawing, Phaidon

2020
25 Years, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK

2019
How We Live: Selections from the Marc and Livia Straus Family Collection, 30-31, Peekskill, New York: Hudson Valley MOCA

2018
Always the Beginning, Tom Friedman’s Sketches and Notes (1980-2018), Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
The FLAG Art Foundation 2008-2018, 20, 23, 52, 97, New York: FLAG Art Foundation, 2018. Sculpture Milwaukee, 40-41, Milwaukee: Sculpture Milwaukee
Two x Two x Twenty: Two Decades Supporting Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art, 68-70, Dallas: Dallas Museum of Art

2017
Visitors for Art: Michigan’s Alumni Collectors, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Museum of Art
Dezeuze, Anna, Almost Nothing: Observations on Precarious Practices in Contemporary Art, 243–45
Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press
Storr, Robert, Tom Friedman, In Interviews on Art, 185-193, London: HENI

2016
Explode Every Day: An Inquiry into the Phenomena of Wonder, pp. 264–69, New York: DelMonico
Geometries On and Off the Grid: Art from 1950 to the Present, Dallas: The Warehouse
This Is a Portrait If I Say So: Identity in American Art, 1912 to Today, 114, 226–27, New Haven: Yale University Press

2015
20 Years, essays by Stephen Friedman and Sarah Thornton, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
Body of Art, London: Phaidon Press
The Broad Collection, pp. 232–33, Munich: DelMonico Books
Fig, Joe, Inside the Artist’s Studio, pp. 92–99, New York: Princeton Architectural Press
Fullaondo, María, The Drawing Bazaar, Madrid: Universidad Europea Madrid

2014
Visual Deception II: Into the Future, pp. 60–61, Nagoya: Chunichi Shimbun
George, Herbert, The Elements of Sculpture—A Viewer’s Guide, 87, London: Phaidon
Griffin, Jonathan, Paul Harper, David Trigg, and Eliza Williams, The Twenty-First Century Art Book, 90– 91, London: Phaidon

2013
Tom Friedman: Up in the Air, exh. cat. Milan: Skira Editore
Works on Paper, pp. 36–37, Reykjavík: Crymogea
Getlein, Mark, Living with Art: Tenth Edition, pp. 45–46, New York: McGraw-Hill, Holzwarth, Hans Werner, ed. ART NOW Vol. 4, 152–55. Cologne: Taschen
Moszynska, Anna, Sculpture Now, 27–28, London: Thames and Hudson

2012 
Tom Friedman at Luhring Augustine, New York: Luhring Augustine
Rugoff, Ralph, Invisible: Art about the Unseen: 1957–2012, p. 57, London: Hayward Gallery
Sacamoto, Carla, For Which It Stands: Americana in Contemporary Art, pp. 134–37, New York: The Curated Collection
Tovar, Joao, Paper, 52. Nice: Association T, Musée d’Art Modern et d’Art Contemporain
Migone, Christof, Sonic Somatic: Performances of the Unsound Body, 39–41, Los Angeles and Berlin: Errant Bodies Press

2011
Berry, Ian, and Jack Shear, eds. Twice Drawn, 251, Saratoga Springs, New York: Frances Young 
Johnson, Ken, Are You Experienced? How Psychedelic Consciousness Transformed Modern Art, 113, 166, 169, Munich: Prestel
Spies, Werner, Verboten 7, Zurich: Thomas Ammann Fine Art

2010
Tom Friedman: Up In The Air, Magasin 3 Stocholm Konsthall
Wolf, Sylvia, The Digital Eye: Photographic Art in the Electronic Age, Seattle: Henry Art Gallery

2009
Latreille, Emmanuel, Tom Friedman, Ceysson Publication
Wahler, Marc-Olivier, Mark Alizart, and Frédéric Grossi, From Yodeling to Quantum Physics Volume 3, Paris: Palais de Tokyo

2008
Danto, Arthur, Tom Friedman, Yale University Press
Rugoff, Ralph. Tom Friedman, London: Gagosian Gallery

2007 
Collins, Judith. Sculpture Today, London: Phaidon

2006
Tom Friedman: Ream, Gagosian Gallery
Goodeve, Thyrza Nichols, Lawrence Douglas and Alexander George, Tom Friedman, Gagosian Gallery

2005 
Getlen, Mark. Gilbert’s Living with Art, New York: McGraw-Hill
Molon, Dominic, and Michael Rooks, Situation Comedy: Humor in Recent Art, 38, New York: Independent Curators International

2003
Tom Friedman: Oh Too O Three, Feature Inc.

2002 
Tom Friedman, Fondazione Prada
Tom Friedman, South London Gallery 
Tom Friedman Kids’ Pack, South London Gallery 

2001  
Cooper, Dennis, Bruce Hainley and Adrian Searle, Tom Friedman, Phaidon
Estrela, Alexandre and Harrison, Scott, Manual, Lisbon, Portugal, p. 38 (reproduction) 
Tom Friedman, Mercantile/Image Press 
Portfolio, Arena +, Spring/Summer, p. 251, (reproduction of artwork) 
Art at the Edge of the Law, Ridgefield, Connecticut: Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art

2000  
Tom Friedman, Prada Foundation
Tom Friedman, SECCA, North Carolina 
Tom Friedman, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK 
IONS Noetic Sciences Review, March-May, (cover, reproduction) 
Tom Friedman, IN, vol. 1, issue 2, New York, (reproductions) 
Discover, vol. 23, no.8, August, Fuel for Thought, p. 29, (reproduction) 
Parkett, no. 64, Zürich, Switzerland, texts by Dab Cameron, Midori 
Matsui, John Waters, pp. 50-92, (reproductions) 
Untitled, 2002, Benefit edition for Parkett Editions, Zürich, Switzerland 
There, 2002, Benefit edition for New Museum, New York, NY 
K48, Fall/Winter, pp. 34-35, (artist’s project) 
Lauer, David A. and Pentak, Stephen, Design Basics, Forth Worth, Texas 
Hartcourt Brace College Publishers, 278, pp. 28-29, (reproduction) 
Peres, Daniel, Letter from the Editor, Details, November, p. 26, (reproduction) 

1999  
Tom Friedman, Galeria Foksal, Warsaw & Feature Inc. New York 
Staring, Stare, Spring, p. 51, (reproduction of artwork) 
Stockel, Tommy, It’s a small world, Art-Land, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 22-23,(reproduction of artwork) 
Strick, Jeremy guest editor, Museum Studies, Volume 25, No. 1 Modern and Contemporary Art: The Lannan Collection at the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Illinois; The Art Institute of Chicago, 104, pp. 88-81, p. 89, p. 99, text by Daniel Schulman, (reproduction)

1998  
cream, London, Phaidon Press Ltd, 464 pages, (reproduction) 
Adams, Brooks, and Lisa Liebmann. Young Americans 2: New American Art at the Saatchi Gallery, London: Saatchi Gallery
Dagognet, François, Poussière (Dust Memories), Rennes: Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporian Bretagne
Tom Friedman 14 Harris, Susan, and Jennifer Gross
Drawing the Question / Drawing a Conclusion, New York: Dorsky Galler
Klein, Richard, Dominique Nahas, and Ingrid Schaffner, Pop Surrealism. Ridgefield, Connecticut: Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art
Smith, Courtenay, ed. Blunt Object, Chicago: David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago

1997
Tom Friedman, Saint Louis Art Museum 
Castelnuovo, Sheri, Stephen Fleischman, and Toby Kamps, Dane County Collects, Madison, WI: Madison Art Center
Haas, Elise S. Garry Garrels, and Janet Bishop, New Work: Drawings Today, San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Rugoff, Ralph, and Susan Stewart, At the Threshold of the Visible: Minuscule and Small Scale Art New York: Independent Curators
Sobel, Dean, and Marc J. Ackerman, Identity Crisis: Self-Portraiture at the End of the Century, Milwaukee: Milwaukee Art Museum

1996  
Affinities: Chuck Close, Tom Friedman, Art Institute of Chicago
Tom Friedman: Work Book, New York: Feature, Inc, 20 pages 
jst, (Portfolio), Grand Street no. 57, Summer, pp. 23-34, text by Robert Storr 
Timothy Paul Smith, Worlds Within Worlds, The Sciences, July/August, pp. 28-33

1994
Romano, Gianni editor, Postmedia, Autumn, (artist’s project) 

1995
Friedman, Tom, and Robert Storr. Projects 50: Tom Friedman. New York: Museum of Modern Art

1994
Awards in Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Photography and Craft Media, New York: Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation
Polla, Barbara S. et al. Rien à signaller, Geneva: Galerie Analix
Rowe-Sheilds. Objects: Tom Friedman and Linda Hor, Evanston: Evanston Art Center

1993 
Basha, Regine, et al. Substitute Teachers. Montreal: Sadie Bronfman Cultural Center 
Cottong, Kathy, and Norman Dubie. Once upon a Time, A Loose Form Narrative, Chicago: Gallery A 

1992 
Arning, Bill, and Ben Kinmont. Casual Ceremony, New York: White Columns
Hudson, The Mud Club: Winchester Cathedral and Lake Nairobi, Glen Ellyn, Gahlberg Gallery, College of DuPage
Peterman, Dan, Misadventures. Eau Claire: Foster Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire 

1991 
Snodgrass, Susan, Tom Friedman, Chicago: Rezac Gallery


Award and Honours (selected) 

2001  
Grant Award, The Joan Mitchell Foundation, Inc. New York 

2000
Hugo Boss Prize (finalist) 

1993-95 
Luther Greg Sullivan Visiting Artist, Wesleyan University, Middletown 

1993  
The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Awards in Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Photography and Craft Media, (catalogue) 
Illinois Arts Council, Individual Artist’s Fellowship 
Academy Award in Art, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York 

1990  
Faculty Prize for Graduate Study in Studio Arts, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago 


Public Collections
Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado 
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California
Fotomusuem Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland
Guggenheim Museum, New York 
Lisser Art Museum (LAM), Lisse, Netherlands
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 
Museum of Modern Art, New York 
Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Missouri 
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California 
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco 
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
The Contemporary Austin, Ausdtin, Texas 
Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

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