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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

Current Exhibitions and Events
Nov, 2014 Holiday Art Boutique Show (Pre-Holiday Sale)
Merry Karnowsky Gallery
 
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:

Nov, 2014 AUCTION TO BENEFIT PAWS/LA
Kopeikin Gallery
 
Oct, 2014 BRANDED ARTS TCL CHINESE THEATRE Feat. TALIB KWELI DJ Set
TCL Chinese Theatre
 
Aug, 2014 Skate and Create curated by G. James Daichendt
Flower Pepper Gallery
 
Aug, 2014 The Heart and Soul Collection
Heart 'N' Soul Gallery
 
Aug, 2014 Cruel Summer
Jonathan LeVine Gallery - 529 W. 20th
 
Aug, 2014 Cruel Summer
Jonathan LeVine Gallery - 557C West 23rd
 
Click here to see all exhibits for Shepard Fairey
Exhibited with these artists
Exhibited at these venues
Shepard Fairey has Exhibited at these venues:

Merry Karnowsky Gallery Kopeikin Gallery
TCL Chinese Theatre Flower Pepper Gallery
Heart 'N' Soul Gallery Jonathan LeVine Gallery - 529 W. 20th
Jonathan LeVine Gallery - 557C West 23rd StolenSpace Gallery
Brand Library Art Galleries Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
José Vera Gallery Art Share L.A.
Gallery Speerstra - Bursins James' Beach
Galerie Caplain-Matignon Siren Studios Hollywood
Galerie Brugier-Rigail STATTBAD WEDDING
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
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 Gallery Anno Domini
Studio X Ogilvy
Santa Ana Artists Village OVERTONES gallery
Hangar 1018 Hammer Museum
MANIFEST HOPE GALLERY (Andenken Gallery) Riverside Art Museum
111 Minna Gallery Ad Hoc Art
11 Spring Street – New York City The P4, Milan, Italy.
Subject Matter Gallery New Image Art Gallery
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