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TOM FRUIN: Available Works 

solo exhibitions:

Tom Fruin exhibition timeline and selected bibliography

2013 SCOPE SPECIAL PROJECTS: Maxikiosko, Miami Beach

2012 WATERTOWER: Outdoor sculpture installation, Brooklyn, NY 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 [2012]
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

2012 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

Tom Fruin 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 Kateřina Kočičková. Dánové ukážou chůzi po laně s akvarijní rybičkou.

MF Dnes (Czech Rep.) 7. 5. 2012

Vedle Národního divadla vyroste skleněný dům pro performery. Metro (Czech Rep.) 16. 4. 2012

Dánské divadlo bude v dubnu a květnu hostovat na Nové scéně.

Kulturissimo (Czech Rep.) 17. 4. 2012

Na piazzetě Národního divadla vyroste skleněný dům pro performance.

Deník (Czech Rep.) 17. 4. 2012

Reflection/Kolonihavehus. Artycok.tv [internet television], April 17, 2012

Metcalfe, John. In New York, a 50-Foot-Tall Sign Made From Other, Salvaged Signs. The Atlantic Cities, April 13, 2012

Leigha.Neon HOTEL indicator built from recylced signs by Tom Fruin. Designboom, April 13, 2012

Cuculiansky, Sabrina. Obelisco en Barracas. La Nacion (Argentina), December 4, 2011

Abeledo, Guillermina. Espíritu Vitreaux. Debut: Antología del Diseño (Argentina), 29 May, 2011

Anderson, Michael. Tom Fruin @ Y Gallery: LES NYC. Whitehot Magazine, May 21, 2011

Abate, Daniel, et al. Arte emergente en el Barrio Joven Chandon. Diario de Cultura (Argentina), May 19, 2011

Mazzei, Marcela. El artista emergente que vino del Norte. Revista Ñ (Argentina), May 19, 2011

Arte contemporáneo para mirar y admirar, La Nacion (Argentina), May 19, 2011

Bee-Shyuan Chang. Scene City: Where Neon was the New Black, The New York Times, May 18, 2011

Sidell, Misty White. The Fluoro Ball Was Kind of Like Prom Night For Fashion’s Scenesters. Fashionista, May 18, 2011

HFL Staff. Flourescent Ball: Modern Museum of Arts & Design Center. Hotel Fashionland, May 17th, 2011

Studeman, Kristin. Social intelligence: Day-Glo Goes Nighttime. Style, May 17, 2011

Campbell, Rebecca. Kaleidoscope of light by Tom Fruin. Let’s Colour Project, May 10, 2011

Silver, Rebecca. Tom Fruin. 10 Answers, May 3, 2011
Gershkovich, Evgenia. _________Mezzanine magazine (Russia), May, 2011

Knafo, Robert. Tom Fruin. Contemporary Art - NewArtTV [internet television], April 30, 2011

Ferreyra, Carmen. Neon Rumbles of War. Arte al Dia International. April 23, 2011

Eyeswoon, Tom Fruin uses reclaimed plexiglass to build a refuge from urban life. Made In Slant, April 14th, 2011

Utopians. Dir. Zbigniew Bzymek. Perf. Jim Fletcher. Made Up Language, 2011. Film.

Tom Fruin – Kolonihavehus, 2010. ARHITEXT Magazine (Romania), April, 2011

KIADÓ ÉKSZERDOBOZ. Octogon Architecture and Design (Hungary), April 2011

Aluga-Se esta Casa. Gloss Magazine (Brazil), April 2011 Review. Misplaced Modernist, March 25, 2011

Muis, Robert. Theatraal Tuinhuis. AWM Architecture Magazine (Netherlands), March 22, 2011

Foreste in ufficio e moda firmata dalle eco-celeb. Il Sole 24 Ore (Italy), March 7, 2011

Kolonihavehus: O Simples Colorido de Tom Fruin. Obvious Magazine (Brazil), March 1, 2011

The Stained Glass Art House by Tom Fruin. Juxtapoz, February 14, 2011

Sinead. Kolonihavehus | Tom Fruin. UAP Urban Art Projects, February 7, 2011

___________Tom Fruin’s Outdoor Sculpture - Kolonihavehus. Goooood

(China), January 29, 2011
Kolonihavehus, Tom Fruin. WeHeart, January 28, 2011

Relaxnews. Weekly Design Dictionary. The Independent (UK) January 7, 2011

Tikos, Bill. Tom Fruin’s Outdoor Sculpture - Kolonihavehus. The Cool Hunter, January 6, 2011

Meinhold, Brodgette. Candy Colored Copenhagen Pavilion Made of Reclaimed Plexiglass. Inhabitat, October 28, 2010

__________Luxist (Japan), October 27, 2010

Tristan. Kolonihavehus par Tom Fruin. Journal du Design (France), October 21, 2010

erica db. Tom Fruin: Kolonihavehus. Designboom, October 18, 2010 O’Brian, Glenn. Miami Art Week Wrap-Up. The GQ Eye, January 12, 2010

Humphrey, David and Geoff Kaplan. Blind Handshake, Periscope Publishing (2009)

Holt, Steven Skov and Mara Holt Skov, Manufractured: The Conspicuous Transformation of Everyday Objects, Chronicle Books, New York (2009)

Travel Channel. (2008). Samantha Brown’s Passports to Great Weekends: Brooklyn [Television series episode]. Atlanta: Cox Communications Company

McQuaid, Cate. Not-so-cozy quilts, The Boston Globe, July 6, 2006, p. C6

Cook, Greg. Tom Fruin’s Bad Habits, The Phoenix, July 11, 2006

Miokovic, Alex and Heidi Nichisher. The extremes of “extreme,” Rochester City News, April 6, 2006

Hubrecht, Jane van Lanschot. Geneva, Contemporary, no. 78, 2006, p. 14 Genocchio, Benjamin. ART REVIEW; Making Something Out of Nothing. The

New York Times, October 30, 2005

Polston, Pamela. Finding Her Place, Seven Days, July 13, 2005

Galloway, Anne. Their Own Terrain, The Times Argus, July 8, 2005

Johnson, Richard. Drug Art Sails by Inspectors, The New York Post, April 9, 2005

Astudillo, Godofredo (Director). (2004). Fruin [Documentary film]. New York, NY

Michael Paglia. Prescription for Success, Westword, November 11, 2004

Sider, Sandra. Tom Fruin’s “Flags”, Surface Design, Fall 2004, p. 30

McKinley, Jesse. The Doorman Cometh; Dumbo's Fast Switch From Artists' Lofts to Luxury Apartments. The New York Times, June 29, 2004

Mendelsohn, Meredith. Tom Fruin at Mike Weiss Gallery, Artnews, May 2004, p. 151

Paine Bradbury, Andrew. Tom Fruin - “Starfucker,” Free Williamsburg, February 2004

Savannah, Gae. Tom Fruin at Mike Weiss Gallery, Flash Art, March-April 2004, p. 62

Parker, Lauren. Addicted to Fashion, Accessories, March 2004

Fruin, Tom (2003). Starfucker (Board book). With an essay by Mark Van de Walle. New York, NY: Mike Weiss Gallery.

Corporal Identity: Body Language, 9th Triennial for Form and Content, Frankfurt: Musuem Fur Angewandte Kunst, 2003

McGlazer, Ramsey. Rehashing the Grid, or How to Make an Urban Quilt, Museo 6, Spring 2003

Garry, Gregory. High Art, Flaunt, December 2002
Kostabi, Mark. Mark Kostabi on Tom Fruin, Shout, April/May 2002, p.14

Bach, Deborah. Finding The Stuff of Art in the Gutter, The New York Times, April 2002

Honigman, Ana. Review, Time Out NY, April 11-18, 2002

Johnson, Richard. Star Buys Some Real Art, The New York Post, April 2002, p.6

Robinson, Walter. Weekend Update, Artnet.com, April 2002

Scott, Debra. Getting In With The Art Crowd, New York Post, January 2002, p.50

McCormick, Carlo. Nickel Bag Art, High Times, September 2001, p. 28.

Kalm, James. City Rhythms @ the Pelham Art Center, NYARTS, April 2001

Wilson-Goldie, Kaelen. Thomas Fruin’s Quilt, Black Book, Winter 2001, p.33

Lehrer, Vivian. WKCR, Art Attack [Radio], 2000

Trujillo, Daniel. Shadow Boxer: Stage Sculptor Tom Fruin, Shout, December 2000

Readers, Harper’s, November 2000, p.24
Plasse, Dana. NEWS-ART indieplanet.com, November 17, 2000

Tom Fruin permanent collections

The Hanck Collection at the Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany The Wythe Hotel, 80 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Richard J. Massey Foundation for Arts and Sciences, New York, NY Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation, New York, NY

The Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA Chambers Hotel, 13 West 56th Street, New York, NY
Buenos Aires Design Center (Centro Metropolitano de Diseño), Buenos Aires, Argentina

Tom Fruin grants and awards

Brooklyn Arts Council Community Arts Grant (2012)
Project grant from the Richard J. Massey Foundation for Arts and Sciences (2012)
BuildItGreen!NYC Materials Grant (2012)
Selected Artist, Barrio Joven Chandon, ArteBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2011)
Visiting Artist at the Danish Statens Vaerksteder for Kunst (2010) Project grant from the Richard J. Massey Foundation for Arts and Sciences (2010)