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Shepard Fairey

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Birthplace
Charleston, South Carolina

Birth year
1970

Lives in
Los Angeles

Works in
Los Angeles

Representing galleries

Upcoming Exhibitions and Events
Jun, 2014 Joan Quinn: Captured
Brand Art Center
 
Statement

Shepard Fairey has become one of the most well-known artists of the early 2000s. He is most noted for being the artist who, while attending the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in 1989, created the "André the Giant Has a Posse" sticker campaign, which has evolved into the "Obey Giant" campaign, that can now be seen all over the world. The campaign has become, in Fairey's words, an "experiment in Phenomenology."


According to Fairey, “The first aim of Phenomenology is to reawaken a sense of wonder about one's environment. The Obey campaign attempts to stimulate curiosity and bring people to question both the campaign and their relationship with their surroundings.  Because people are not used to seeing advertisements or propaganda for which the motive is not obvious, frequent and novel encounters with Obey propaganda provoke thought and possible frustration, nevertheless revitalizing the viewer's perception and attention to detail. The medium is the message.”Recently Fairey has come under criticism for appropriating others' artwork into his own while failing to provide attribution for the work used.

Fairey received a Bachelor of Arts from The Rhode Island School of Design in 1992. His work has been featured in The New York Times, TIME, Salon.com, The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Magazine, INC., Juxtapoz, Swindle, and many others. Shepard’s most recent monograph, Supply and Demand, was published by Ginko Press in 2006.

Biography










1970 Born Frank Shepard Fairey in Charleston, SC






1992 B.A. in Illustration, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI







Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA





Selected Exhibitions










2010 May Day, Deitch Projects, New York, NY (solo)






2009 - 2010 Supply and Demand: 20 Year Survey, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA; Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH (solo)






2008 White Walls Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)






2007 E Pluribus Venom, Jonathan LeVine Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Nineteeneightyfouria, Stolen Space Gallery, London, UK (solo)
Merry Karnosky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)







2006 Wax Poetics Gallery, Burbank, CA (solo)
White Walls Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
Maxalot Gallery, Barcelona, Spain (solo)
Galerie Magda Danysz, Paris, France (solo)
OXOP Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
New Art Center, Newtonville, MA
Galerie de Jour Anges B, Paris, France







2005 Hillwood Art Museum, Brookville, NY
Voice 1156 Gallery, San Diego, CA
P4 Space, Milan, Italy
Copro Nason Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful Losers, Costa Mesa, CA
Misanthropy Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Galerie de Jour Agnes B, Paris, France
EXIT Gallery, Hong Kong, China (solo)
DC Gallery, Denver, CO (solo)
Hard Rock Café Gallery, Orlando, FL (solo)
Toyroom Gallery, Sacramento, CA (solo)
OX-OP Gallery, Minneapolis, MN (solo)
Voice 1156 Gallery, San Diego, CA (solo)
Merry Karnosky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Black Floor Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (solo)
Galerie Magda Danysz, Paris, France
Dyezu Experiment, Tokyo, Japan
Mendenhall Sobieski Gallery, Pasadena, CA
DC Gallery, Denver, CO
V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Project Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Track 16 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA







2004 Kerkchof Gallery, UCLA, Los Angles, CA (solo)
The Ad Shop, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
Toy Room Gallery, Sacramento, CA (solo)
V-1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark (solo)
Kantor Gallery Window, New York, NY (solo)
Shooting Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
Gallery Katz, Boston, MA (solo)
Martin Mcintosh Outer Gallery, Melbourne, Australia (solo)
Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Paragraph Gallery, Kansas City, MO (solo)
Paul Rodgers 9W Gallery, New York, NY
Beautiful Losers, CAC, Cincinnati, OH
Ducky Waddles Emporium, Encinitas, CA
Streetwise 3, Santa Monica, CA
Beautiful Losers, Yerba Buena, San Francisco, CA
QEEROPHONIC, Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Carlos Irizarry Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico
OBJEX Artspace, Miami, FL







2003 La Base, Paris, France (solo)
Perhelion Arts, Phoenix, AZ (solo)
SIXSPACE, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
CPOP, Detroit, MI (solo)
Think Tank, CO (solo)
RED FIVE, San Francisco, CA (solo)
Kantor Gallery Window, New York, NY (solo)
Milk, San Francisco, CA (solo)
Session the Bowl, Deitch Projects, New York, NY
Quite Riot, Long Beach, CA
Design Is Kinky Conference, Sydney, Australia
Back Jumps Exhibition, Berlin, Germany







2002 The Emporium Gallery, Encinitas, CA (solo)
1300 Gallery, Cleveland, OH (solo)
Boston Museum, Boston, MA (solo)
Dept/Fumiya Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
Max Fish, New York, NY
Merry Karnowski Gallery, Hollywood, CA
Day by Day Gallery, Richmond, VA
The Blue Cube, Columbus, OH
Seven Degrees Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
Apart Gallery, London, UK
Modart, CA







2001 Hallsey Gallery, College of Charleston, SC (solo)
Tin Man Alley Gallery, New Hope, PA (solo)
CPOP Gallery, Detroit, MI
Levi's Vortex Gallery
Bush Gallery, Providence, RI
MOCA DC, Washington, DC







2000 Capsule, Birmingham, UK (solo)




Recent Exhibits

Shepard Fairey participated in these exhibits:

Mar, 2014 RISE: Love. Revolution. Black Panther Party. Closing Reception
Art Share L.A.
 
Mar, 2014 Obey Print Show
Gallery Speerstra - Bursins
 
Feb, 2014 Passionnément
Galerie Caplain-Matignon
 
Feb, 2014 Art of Elysium, "Pieces of Heaven" 2014
Siren Studios Hollywood
 
Feb, 2014 RISE: Love, Revolution, the Black Panthers
Art Share L.A.
 
Jan, 2014 Obey
Galerie Brugier-Rigail
 
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Shepard Fairey has Exhibited at these venues:

Brand Art Center Art Share L.A.
Gallery Speerstra - Bursins Galerie Caplain-Matignon
Siren Studios Hollywood Galerie Brugier-Rigail
STATTBAD WEDDING StolenSpace Gallery
Vi Smith Concourse Gallery Katherine Cone Gallery
Rush Arts Gallery Museum Brandhorst
Lancaster Museum of Art and History Lyman Allyn Art Museum
Ace Museum Circleculture Gallery at Pret A Diner
V1 Gallery Avenue 50 Studio
Skalitzers Contemporary Art Lazarides Rathbone Place
Merry Karnowsky Gallery Strychnin Gallery
Riverside Municipal Auditorium Fabien Castanier Gallery
Peanut Underground Thinkspace
CoproGallery MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) at Grand Ave.
Maxwell Colette Gallery MK2 Projects La Brea
Smashbox Studios West Hollywood West Hollywood Library
Joshua Liner Gallery The Vortex
Toronto International Film Festival Irvine Contemporary
Venice 811 Carmichael Gallery
Two Window Project Galerie Magda Danysz
Uptown District of Downtown Oakland Scion Installation LA Gallery
Icosahedron Gallery Mosaic Wine Bar
SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS MALLICK WILLIAMS & CO.
Sacred Gallery NYC Los Angeles Convention Center
White Walls Gallery LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art
The Box Gallery Wynwood Art District
La Luz de Jesus Gallery L.A. Mart
Sloan Fine Art 233 Mott Street (at Prince) 10012 NYC
RE:FORM SCHOOL 516 ARTS
Royal T Subliminal Projects
Guy Hepner Gallery CHACALA
Morono Kiang Gallery A&D Gallery
Signal Gallery Edgeware Gallery
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego-Downtown Studio X
Until Never Affirmation Arts
1AM Gallery Deitch Projects - Wooster St.
Kunstraum Richard Sorge Shahrzad Gallery
Manifest Equality Gallery Art Basel Miami Beach
Art Center / South Florida The Factory Place Arts Complex
Wende Museum of the Cold War Macro - Museum of Contemporary Arts
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park (LAMAG) California Science Center
UCLA ACKERMAN GRAND BALLROOM M Modern Gallery
Galerie Perrotin - Turenne PRAVUS Gallery
Herbst International Exhibition Hall Merry Karnowsky Gallery - Berlin
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Weserburg | Museum für moderne Kunst
CPop Gallery The Light Gallery
ICA (The Institute of Contemporary Art - Boston) Danziger Projects
Anno Domini Studio X
Ogilvy Santa Ana Artists Village
OVERTONES gallery Hangar 1018
Hammer Museum MANIFEST HOPE GALLERY (Andenken Gallery)
Riverside Art Museum Ad Hoc Art
11 Spring Street – New York City The P4, Milan, Italy.
Subject Matter Gallery New Image Art Gallery
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