Fred Duignan
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Galleries
The Uptown Gallery, Kingston, NY
Schools
University of California,Santa Cruz, 1982, GradCert
DuCret School of Art, 1975
University of California, Santa Cruz, 1981, BA
Tags
Utilizes an intuitive approach that allows the figure to emerge from the process., abstract, figurative
Address
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Fred Duignan, Larger Concerns 2015. oil and acrylic on canvas 36" x 36"
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Fred Duignan, X-Strides 2015. oil and acrylic on canvas 36" x 36"
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Fred Duignan, Don't Look Now Helen, but... 2015. oil and acrylic on canvas 36" x 36"
20150919134706-_4_aim_for_the_head
Fred Duignan, Aim for the Head 2015. Oil and Acrylic on Canvas 36" x 36"
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Fred Duignan, Swing 2015. oil and Acrylic on Canvas 36" x 36"
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Fred Duignan, The Dark Night 2015. oil and acrylic on canvas 36" x 36"
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Fred Duignan, Perception 2015. oil and Acrylic on Canvas 36" x 36"
20150918203323-_8_playground
Fred Duignan, Playground 2015. Oil and Acrylic on Canvas 36" x 36"
20150918203336-_9_the_new_dinosaurs
Fred Duignan, The New Dinosaurs 2015. Oil and Acrylic on Canvas 36" x 36"
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Fred Duignan, Postmodern Sundown (Private Collection) 2014. oil on canvas 40" x 60"
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Fred Duignan, Stories 2013. oil on canvas 72" x 72"
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Fred Duignan, Pond 2012. oil on canvas 48" x 72"
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Fred Duignan, Burnt Offering 2012. oil on canvas 48" x 48"
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Fred Duignan, Rubicon (Private Collection) 2010. oil on canvas 72" x 48"
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Fred Duignan, Counsel 2013. oil on canvas 42
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Fred Duignan, Oracle 2006. oil on canvas 24" x 18"
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Fred Duignan, Metaphor 2013. oil on canvas 24" x 18"
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Fred Duignan, Plato's Cave 3 (Private Collection) 2011. oil on canvas 24" x 18"
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Fred Duignan, Birdsong 2011. oil on canvas 24" x 18"
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Fred Duignan, Reclining Mountain 2005. oil on canvas 24" x 18"
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Fred Duignan, Wax Wings 2007. oil on canvas 24" x 18"
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Fred Duignan, Green Rising 2003. oil on canvas 24" x 18"
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Fred Duignan, Medusa's Head 2008. oil on canvas 24" x 18"
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Fred Duignan, Cajun Rhythm 2004. oil on canvas 24" x 18"
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Fred Duignan, Plato's Cave 2 2004. oil on canvas 24" x 18"
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Fred Duignan, Woman at the Well 2011. oil on canvas 24" x 18"
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Fred Duignan, Purgatorio 2005. oil on canvas 24" x 18"
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Fred Duignan, Chariot (Private Collection) 2008. oil on canvas 24" x 18"
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Fred Duignan, Tsunami (Private Collection) 2009. oil on canvas 24" x 18"
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Fred Duignan, Pisces (Private Collection) 2010. oil on canvas 24" x 18"
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Fred Duignan, Jacob's Ladder 2012. oil on Canvas 72" x 48"
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Fred Duignan, Dreaming of Him on Her Deathbed 2011. oil on canvas 48" x 72"
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Fred Duignan, Woman in Poverty 1981. oil on canvas 36" x 24"
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Fred Duignan, Domestic Violence 1999. Acrylic on Unstretched canvas 74" x 60"
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Fred Duignan, Immigrants 1980. oil on canvas 46" x 36"
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Fred Duignan, Aunt Josie's Death 1980. oil on canvas 46" x 36"
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Fred Duignan, The Hen, the Mind and the Meaning There 1988. oil and dry pigment on canvas 40" x 40"
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Fred Duignan, The Altar of Rock & Roll 1985 oil on wood
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Fred Duignan, Self Portrait 1985. oil on wood 50" x 36"
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Fred Duignan, His Mother Died 1985. oil on wood 96" x 48"
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Fred Duignan, Her Father Died 1985. oil on wood 96" x 48"
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Fred Duignan, Funeral 1985 oil on wood
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Fred Duignan, Sculptural Form 5 1994 Pastel on Paper
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Fred Duignan, Sculptural Form 8 1994 Pastel on Paper
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Fred Duignan, Sculptural Form 7 1994 Pastel on Paper
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Fred Duignan, Sculptural Form 6 1994
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Fred Duignan, Sculptural Form 4 1988 Pastel on Paper
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Fred Duignan, Sculptural Form 3 1988 Pastel on Paper
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Fred Duignan, Sculptural Form 9 1988 Pastel on Paper
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Fred Duignan, Sculptural Form 2 1988 Pastel on Paper
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Fred Duignan, Sculptural Form 1 1988 Pastel on Paper
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Fred Duignan, A Man Alone 1984. oil on Canvas 72" x 60"
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Fred Duignan, Pillar 1986. oil on canvas 48" x 48"
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Fred Duignan, Burden 1987. oil on canvas 36" x 48"
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Fred Duignan, Crucifixion 1984. oil on canvases mounted on wood 96" x 48"
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Fred Duignan, Eloi, Eloi 1986. oil on canvas 40" x 32"
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Fred Duignan, Sixth Hour 1980. oil on canvas 20" x 30"
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Fred Duignan, Mother and Child 1983. oil on canvas 60" x 72"
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Fred Duignan, 11 Who Fled 1987. oil on canvases on wood 96" x 96"
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Fred Duignan, Hero, Victim, Coward 1986. oil on canvas (Triptych) 72" x 96"
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Fred Duignan, Seed and Ash 1986. oil on canvas 20" x 30"
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Fred Duignan, Crown of Thorns 1986. oil on canvas 60" x 50"
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Fred Duignan, Third Ring 1998. oil on canvas 36" x 48"
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Fred Duignan, Cicada 1990. oil on canvas 42" x 54"
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Fred Duignan, Bill Gorsica 1986. oil and spray paint on canvas 28" x 42"
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Fred Duignan, Chris Clark 1986. oil and spray paint on canvas 28" x 42"
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Fred Duignan, Gregory VanManaan 1986. oil and spray paint on canvas 28" x 42"
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Fred Duignan, Scott Furman 1986. oil and spray paint on canvas 28" x 42"
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Fred Duignan, Mike Reardon 1986. oil and spray paint on canvas 28" x 42"
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Fred Duignan, Gilbert Riou 1986. oil and spray paint on canvas 28" x 42"
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Fred Duignan, Self Portrait 1987. oil and spray paint on canvas 28" x 42"
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Fred Duignan, Don Kommit 1987. oil and spray paint on canvas 28" x 42"
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Fred Duignan, Vinny Violet 1987. oil and spray paint on canvas 28" x 42"
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Fred Duignan, Underground 2000. oil and chalk on canvas 42" x 48"
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Fred Duignan, Giant 2000. oil and chalk on canvas 36" x 60"
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Fred Duignan, Broken Dreams 2000. oil and chalk on canvas 60" x 48"
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Fred Duignan, Shillelagh 2001. oil and chalk on canvas 40" 60"
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Fred Duignan, Moon Shadow 2001. oil and chalk on canvas 42" x 48"
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Fred Duignan, The Spirit Continues 2001. oil and chalk on canvas 42" x 54"
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Fred Duignan, Triangle 2002. oil and chalk on canvas 52" x 64"
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Fred Duignan, In the Mind 2002. oil and chalk on canvas 42" x 60"
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Fred Duignan, Shark 2002. oil and chalk on canvas 60" x71"
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Fred Duignan, Blue Lines 2003. oil and chalk on canvas 48" x 28"
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Fred Duignan, Heart amd Vision 1986. oil on canvas 54" x 44"
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Fred Duignan, Green Phoenix (Private Collection) 1986. oil on canvas 48
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Fred Duignan, Heart Execution 1987. oil on canvas 72" x 56"
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Fred Duignan, The View 1989. oil on canvas 84" x 72"
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Fred Duignan, The Distance Between 1987. oil on canvas 20" x 32"
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Fred Duignan, Spiritual Warfare 1987. oil and spray paint on canvas 48" x 48"
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Fred Duignan, Heart Elergy 1986. oil on canvas 14" x 14"
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Fred Duignan, Smokestack 1 1993 Acrylic on Paper
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Fred Duignan, Smoke Stacks and Steeples 1993 Acrylic on Paper
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Fred Duignan, Ghost Smoke Stack 1993 Acrylic on Paper
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Fred Duignan, Smokestacks and Steeples 2 1994. Ink on paper 24" x 36"
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Fred Duignan, Empty Window 1994. Acrylic on primed paper 24" 36"
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Fred Duignan, Falling Down 1994. acrylic on primed paper 24" x 36"
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Fred Duignan, Extinction 1995. Ink on paper 24" x 36"
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Fred Duignan, Falls 1995. conte on paper 24" x 36"
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Fred Duignan, Paterson Moods 1994. acrylic on primed paper 28" x 72"
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Fred Duignan, Dripping Industrial Landscape 1995. Ink on paper 24" x 36"
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Fred Duignan, Waterfall 1 - Collection Art Center Museum, Seoul, Korea 1993. Acrylic on Hand-dyed Canvas 69
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Fred Duignan, Red Moon (Private Collection) 1993. Acrylic on Hand-dyed Canvas 74
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Fred Duignan, Floating Factory (Private Collection) 1993. Acrylic on Hand-dyed Canvas 70
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Fred Duignan, Ruins 1 (Private Collection) 1993. oil on canvas 70
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Fred Duignan, Painted with Cashew 3 watercolor 5" x 7"
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Fred Duignan, Painted with Cashew 4 watercolor 5" x 7"
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Fred Duignan, Painted with Cashew 2 Watercolor 5" x 7"
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Fred Duignan, Painted with Cashew 5 watercolor 5" x 7"
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Fred Duignan, Red Sun 1 Marker 5" x 7"
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Fred Duignan, Red Sun 2 Marker 5" x 7"
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Fred Duignan, Red Sun 4 Marker 5" x 7"
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Fred Duignan, Red Sun 3 Marker 5" x 7"
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Fred Duignan, Red Sun 5 Marker 5" x 7"
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Fred Duignan, Home: Green 1998. oil on canvas 54" x 48"
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Fred Duignan, Home: Yellow 1997. oil on canvas 54" x 48"
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Fred Duignan, Home: Grey 1997. oil on canvas 46" x 36"
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Fred Duignan, Home: Cianci Street (Private Collection) 1996. oil on canvas 36" x 42"
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Fred Duignan, Home: Isoceles 1999. oil on canvas 60" x 48"
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Fred Duignan, Home: Red 1997. oil on canvas 40" x 30"
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Fred Duignan, Home: Mr. B's Slippers (Private Collection) 1998. oil on canvas 48" x 36"
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Fred Duignan, Mimi in the Bathtub 1980 oil on paper
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Fred Duignan, Seated Mimi 1980 oil on paper
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Fred Duignan, Mimi 1980 oil on paper
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Fred Duignan, Mimi Standing 1980 oil on paper
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Fred Duignan, Mimi on a stool 1980 oil on paper
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Fred Duignan, Two Figures
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Fred Duignan, Woman with a Fan 1986 conte
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Fred Duignan, Reclining Figure 1985 conte and wash
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Fred Duignan, Lounging Figure 1985 charcoal
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Fred Duignan, Seated Figure 1986 charcoal on paper
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Fred Duignan, Seated Figure 1985 ink
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Fred Duignan, Knee Pose 1980 oil on paper
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Fred Duignan, Self Portrait 1977 charcoal
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Fred Duignan, Self Portrait 1984 charcoal
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Fred Duignan, Self Portrait as a tea Cup 1984 Pencil
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Fred Duignan, Standing Figure 1980 oil on paper
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Fred Duignan, Seated Figure 1985 Pen and Ink
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Fred Duignan, Contemplative 1980 oil on paper
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Fred Duignan, Seated Figure 1985 Pastel
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Fred Duignan, Standing Figure 1986 conte
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Fred Duignan, Rear 1985 charcoal
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Fred Duignan, Seated Figure 1985 charcoal
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Fred Duignan, Seated Figure 1985. charcoal 24" x 18"
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Fred Duignan, Figure Composition 1985 mixed media
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Fred Duignan, Seated Figure 1985. charcoal 24" x 18"
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Fred Duignan, Group
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Fred Duignan, Standing Sylvie
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Fred Duignan, Standing Figure
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Fred Duignan, Seated Figure 3 Conte & Wash on Paper 24" x 18"
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Fred Duignan, Sylvie Charcoal & wash on Paper 24" x 18"
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Fred Duignan, Reclining Figure
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Fred Duignan, Couple
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Fred Duignan, Double Figures
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Fred Duignan, Ellen Pastel on Paper 24" x 18"
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Fred Duignan, After Picasso
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Fred Duignan, After Rubens
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Fred Duignan, After Goya
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Fred Duignan, After Goya

Solo Exhibitions

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Dancing in the Square
AOT Project Salon
159 Hope Street Brooklyn, New York11211
October 24th, 2015 - December 5th, 2015
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The Uptown Gallery
298 Wall Street Kingston, New York 12401
May 25th, 2013 - July 31st, 2013

Group Exhibitions

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Witness: The Cedar Tavern Phone Booth & Star House Gallery Group Show
Star House Gallery
77 Cornell St. #316 Kingston, New York 12401
October 11th, 2014 - November 1st, 2014
Bio
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DANCING IN THE SQUARE - AOT Project Space, Oct to Dec 2015

by Fred Duignan

In an attempt to confront an aspect of what Walter Robinson has named Zombie Formalism in painting, I developed this conceptual piece that starts with simple geometric abstractions on 9 square canvases. I was further led by an inspiration to establish a primitive territorial space in alignment with my subconscious approach to form through paint spilling. As opposed to my most recent work titled Spills where I allowed paint primacy of voice, the series Dancing in the Square demanded that I initiate a spill process that tapped into an individual passion for figurative form while maintaining my collaborative methodology with materials. The figure acted as an antidote to what I feel is this recent formalist incarnation's narcissism in the face of the human condition of ever expanding poverty as well as cataclysmic threats to global security both human and natural.

Abstraction is the greatest artistic innovation since the discovery of linear perspective. The belief in an ordered and absolute truth, however, is dismissed with each individual's daily human experiences and the lessons of history. Art based on thought in conjunction with individual voice has given the world efficient and effective dehumanizing space that includes what Giacometti called cages, Halley called cells and what became the cube where Bacon felt empowered to deconstruct the human form. Such space functions in today's world as, among others, workstation cubicles, prison pods and social media formats.

With this exploration of formal space as backdrop, stage and playground, I have identified an opportunity to reverse, for myself, the dictum that says the artist is a pure scientist exploring the world of ideas not the senses. These new absolutes are spaces onto which I have imposed human experience in figurative and symbolic nature-based form open to individual interpretation.

In a world that diminishes nature, the extinction of its human inhabitants has been identified as inevitable. I reject the culling of humanity and embrace the truth of the inextricable connection of our species and the natural world. These pictures offer the viewer an opportunity to choose to accept the opportunity to face what is truly the unknowable: each day's existence in cooperation with others and the environment, that includes the city grid, whether in connection with the general population or exclusive groups until death.

Out of the Head and Back into the Heart!

 

Review of Woodstock Exhibition "Spillage"

by James Bradley McCallum

August 7 to September 7, 2012

The Pizza Gallery at Catskill Mountain Pizza Company, Woodstock, NY

http://politicalpoets.blogspot.com/2012/08/pouring-forth-new-meaning-fred-duignan.html#!/2012/08/pouring-forth-new-meaning-fred-duignan.html

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

I am a painter.

After many years of harnessing technique, pursuing picturing, following trends and restating history, I now avoid making art that is burdened by technique, overwhelmed by thought, or crushed by style. The resulting objects of my latest direction titled SPILLS become, reveal, inform and decide their place in the world’s view. Painting has become an experience based on the belief in my hand as a channel of the expression hidden in the materials themselves. It is the resultant dialogue with color and form where my originality still resides. The uniqueness of the object as itself fully revealed presents the viewer with a complex visual experience resulting in direct recognition.

Fred Duignan

 

EDUCATION

The University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California

Teaching Assistantship / Graduate Certificate 1982

Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art 1981

DuCret School of Art, Plainfield, New Jersey

 

ORGANIZATIONS

Archetecture of Tomorrow, (Board of Directors), Brooklyn, NY - Present

Collaborative Projects (COLAB), NY, NY - 1986-1993

Fusion Arts, NY, NY 1987 - 1992

Essex-Phoenix Artists Association (Executive Director), Paterson, NJ - 1986-1988

 

ART-RELATED EMPLOYMENT

COVER, (Magazine)  New York, NY.   Staff Art Critic. 1988 - 1990

The Paterson Museum, Paterson, NJ.  Curator of Contemporary Art. 1992 - 1997

The New Jersey Herald and News, West Paterson, NJ.   Weekly Columnist.   “Art in New Jersey” 1997

 

 ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

Dancing in the Square.  Mothership, Woodstock, NY 1/16 (curated by Paul McMahon)

Dancing in the Square.  AOT Project Salon, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 10/15

Fred Duignan.   The Uptown Gallery,  Kingston, NY 6, 7,8/13

Fred Duignan.   Oriole9,  Woodstock, NY 10/12 (curated by Lenny Kislin)

Spills.   The Pizza Gallery,  Woodstock, NY 8/12

Fred Duignan – New Paintings.   Varga Gallery,  Woodstock, NY 6/11

Death and Decay.   The Art Center Museum.  Seoul, Korea 10/93

Fred Duignan.   The Paterson Museum.  Paterson, NJ 2/92

New Work.   Fashion Moda.  Bronx, NY 8/88

Death Paintings.   Fashion Moda.  Bronx, NY 9/87 (curated by Stefan Eins)

So Far.   Fairleigh Dickinson University,  Rutherford, NJ 10/83

Work on Paper.   Steven’s Art Center,  Rutherford, NJ 4/83

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

AOT Group Exhibition. AOT Project Salon, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY Summer '15

Witness: The Cedar Tavern Phone Booth & Star House Gallery Group Show.                 Star House Gallery, Kingston, NY  10/14

Contributing Participant in Guitai Card Box (2012-2013),  exhibited at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

The 5 Senses.   Art Upstairs Gallery,  Phoenicia, NY 2/11

Random Thoughts.  Art Upstairs Gallery,  Phoenicia, NY 2/10

Hustle & Flow – Paintings by Fred Duignan & Jim Klein.   The Paterson Museum,  Paterson, NJ 10/08

EV/LES – An East Village Retrospective.   The Varga Gallery,  Woodstock, NY 9/08

Clamour & Silence.   The Laurel Tracey Gallery,  Red Bank, NJ 10/99

Eclectic Selections.   The Paterson Museum, Paterson, NJ   Summer 1999

 

Career Note: Between 1993 and 2002, I abbreviated my career to raise my son as a single father.

 

Bridging Gaps.   Asian American Arts Centre,  NY, NY 3/93

Beast to Beast.   10th Street Gallery,  NY, NY 10/92 (curated by Gary Azon)

Holiday Show.   Blondies Contemporary Art, NY, NY 12/1090

In Honor of Mary: Images of Devotion.   Bill Bace Gallery,  NY, NY 5/90

Beautiful Mosaic.   Black & White in Color Gallery,  Bronx,  NY 3/90 (Collaborative Projects)

The Topical Rainforest.   Sundered Ground,  NY, NY 11/89 (curated by Robert Costa)

China for Democracy.   Blum Hellman Gallery,  NY, NY 10/89

The Gong Show.   RealArt Inc,  NY, NY 7/89 (curated by Charlie Finch)

The Manhattan Project Show.   Art-Act,  Miami Beach,  FL 5/89 (Fusion Arts)

Art on the Run.   Grace Harkin Gallery,   NY, NY 3/89

MU Ryu.   Arts Center Helsinki,  Finland 8/89 (Collaborative Projects)

Group Rage.   Rage Club, NY, NY 8/89

Prisoners of Art.   Police Building,   NY, NY 3/89 (Collaborative Projects)

The Christmas Show.   Grace Harkin Gallery,   NY, NY 12/88

The Attack Show.   Stockwell Gallery,   NY, NY 9/88

The Extinction Show.   Fashion Moda,   Bronx, NY 9/88 (Collaborative Projects)

Downtown OZ 1988.   Tunnel, NY, NY 9/88

Jagged Edge.   Art-Act,   Miami Beach, FL 3/88

Neo Fun - Controversy Club.   Limelight, NY, NY 3/88

Best of the East Village Comes to Long Island.   Nassau County Fine Arts Museum,  Roslyn, NY 11/87

December.   Nite Gallery,  NY, NY 12/87

The Polarity Show.   Cuando,  NY, NY 11/87

The Cutting Edge in New York.   The Paterson Museum,  Paterson, NJ 10/87-12/87   

(traveled)   Dramatis Personnae Gallery,  NY, NY 12/87

Meta Languages/Textual Venues.   B.A.D. Museum,  NY, NY 10/87 (curated by Lucy Lippard)

New Perspectives in Modern Art. The Paterson Museum, Paterson, NJ 7/87-9/87

Art Break Hotel.   ABC No Rio,  NY, NY 4/87 (Collaborative Projects)

The Shadow Prtoject (with Alan Gussow).  The Streets of Manhattan, 1982

 

SELECTED ARTICLES

Love at the Varga,   Woodstock Times,  Paul Smart 6/23/11

Hustle & Flow,   Arts News PCCC 11/22/09

Lower East Side at Varga Gallery,   Roll Magazine 9/2008

Paterson’s New Industry,   The Sunday Star Ledger,  Dan Bischoff  7/14/99

Art Talk…Art Talk,   The Bergen Record,  Rod Alee  8/10/1994

Western Influence in Korean Sculpture,   The New York Times,  Vivien Rainer  8/21/94

With Art, Paterson Woos Korean-American Ties,   The Bergen Record,  Richard Cowan 12/23/93

57 Varieties of Paterson Talent,   The Bergen Record, John Zeaman 7/31/92

Mean Feet,   New York Daily News,   Nancy Steadman  5/12/91

Jazz and Coffee at “The Pat”,   North Jersey Herald and News, Vincent Czyz 2/4/89

Fred Duignan,   Art al Dia (Magazine), Sao Paulo, Brazil 11/88

Dogs Bark When the Village Moves East,   Cover,   NYC, Charlie Finch 1/88                                        

Lower East Side,   Art & Artists 1/88

New, New York,   Ritz, London, UK 12/12/87

A View from the Lower East Side,   Newsday, Karen Lipson 11/27/87

Bohemian Golden Age,   Downtown,   NY, NY 10/1/87

Happening Scene,   New Common Good,  NY, NY 9/21/87

Three Decades of Modernists Reflected at Paterson Show,  The Sunday Star Ledger,    Eileen Watkins 7/26/87

Paterson’s Own East Village,   North Jersey Herald and News,   Vince Czyz 7/19/87

Paterson: New ‘in’ Place for Art?,   The Record,   John Zeaman 7/14/87

Paterson Mills: An Artist’s Community,   Arts New Jersey,  Ronnie Weyt Winter ‘86

Art, Religion Merge for Paterson Artist,   The Record,  Tom Groenfeldt 12/23/86

Soho Slow Lane,   Art Times,  Baird Jones   12/88

Scenes from the Bohemian Life,   The Record,  John Zeaman 10/28/84

Getting PhysicalThe Sunday Star Ledger,  Eileen Watkins 5/13/84

 

 PUBLICATIONS

Eclectic Selections: Art in Paterson at the End of the 20th Century,   The Paterson Museum Summer 1999

Fred Duignan,   Art Center Museum,  Seoul, Korea  10/93

FredDuignan,   The Paterson Museum 2/92

In Honor of Mary:  Images of Devotion,   Bill Bace Gallery,  NY, NY   5/90

The Best of the East Village Comes to Long Island,   Nassau County Museum of Fine Art 11/87

The Cutting Edge Show,   The Paterson Museum,  Paterson, NJ

New Perspectives in Modern Art,   The Paterson Museum,  Paterson, NJ

Neon Shapes,   (haiku by R. W. Grandinetti Rader),  Illustrated by Fred Duignan

Jade Mountain Press 9/85 (winner Merit Book Award 10/87)

 

FRED DUIGNAN - CURATOR

Jon Peters,   The Paterson Museum.  September 1997  

Humberto Guanipa,   The Paterson Museum.   March 1997

Joseph Ruffilo,   The Paterson Museum.  September 1995

Women on The Verge,  The Paterson Museum.  May 1995 

Korean Sculpture ‘94,   Art from Seoul, Korea, The Paterson Museum.  Summer 1994

Rhoda Sande,   The Paterson Museum.   April 1994

Carol Arber (Supreme Court Judge for the State of New York),   The Paterson Museum.  March 1994

Sylvie Ball,   The Paterson Museum.  Summer 1993 

Ho-Yeon Kim,   The Paterson Museum.  April 1993 

Su Jin Jo,   The Paterson Museum.  March 1993

Rosa Parks School of Art Student Show,  The Paterson Museum.  February 1992

Paterson Art ‘92,  The Paterson Museum. Summer 1992

Hellhole, (Paterson / East Village Art Collaboration) Guest Curator - The Paterson Museum,  April 1987

 

SELECTED REVIEWS BY FRED DUIGNAN

Nadja Petrov Drawings, Gallery Express, Woodstock, NY. Facebook 3/10

Public Sculpture at the Whitney, Whitney Museum.  Cover 2/88

Joan Waltemath,   Barbara Braathen Gallery.   Cover 4/88

Richard Serra,   Leo Castelli Gallery.   Cover 2/89

Donald Sultan,   Paul Kasmin Gallery.  Cover 5/89

David Smith,   M. Knoedler & Co.   Cover 5/90

 

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

The Art Center Museum.  Seoul, Korea (Painting)

The Paterson Museum.  Paterson, NJ (Painting)

Paco Das Artes.  Sao Paulo, Brazil (Fusion Arts Book)

Museu Da Imagen E Do Som.  Sao Paulo, Brazil (Fusion Arts Book)

Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York (Fusion Arts Book)

Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York (Fusion Arts Book)

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York (Fusion Arts Book)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dancing in the Square
Posted: 9/19/15

DANCING IN THE SQUARE

 

by Fred Duignan

 

 

 

Always seeking an inroad to new sensory awareness through the act of painting by utilizing poetic symbolism or a belief in intuitive intelligence, my work has driven a personal quest for healing in line with primal impulses that were implanted in my childhood home where domestic violence led me to drive my fists into my eyes until all sound disappeared, leaving only color, movement and figurative dancing in the space that remained. A silent and endlessly deep world where fear no longer existed.

 

In an attempt to confront an aspect of what Walter Robinson has named Zombie Formalism in painting, I developed this conceptual piece that starts with simple geometric abstractions on 9 square canvases. I was further led by an inspiration to establish a primitive territorial space in alignment with my subconscious approach to form through paint spilling. As opposed to my most recent work titled Spills where I allowed paint primacy of voice, the series Dancing in the Square demanded that I initiate a spill process that tapped into an individual passion for figurative form while maintaining my collaborative methodology with materials. The figure acted as an antidote to what I feel is this recent formalist incarnation's narcissism in the face of the human condition of ever expanding poverty as well as cataclysmic threats to global security both human and natural.

 

Abstraction is the greatest artistic innovation since the discovery of linear perspective. The belief in an ordered and absolute truth, however, is dismissed with each individual's daily human experiences and the lessons of history. Art based on thought in conjunction with individual voice has given the world efficient and effective dehumanizing space that includes what Giacometti called cages, Halley called cells and what became the cube where Bacon felt empowered to deconstruct the human form. Such space functions in today's world as, among others, workstation cubicles, prison pods and social media formats.

 

With this exploration of formal space as backdrop, stage and playground, I have identified an opportunity to reverse, for myself, the dictum that says the artist is a pure scientist exploring the world of ideas not the senses. These new absolutes are spaces onto which I have imposed human experience in figurative and symbolic nature-based form open to individual interpretation.

 

In a world that diminishes nature, the extinction of its human inhabitants has been identified as inevitable. I reject the culling of humanity and embrace the truth of the inextricable connection of our species and the natural world. These pictures offer the viewer an opportunity to choose to accept the opportunity to face what is truly the unknowable: each day's existence in cooperation with others and the environment, that includes the city grid, whether in connection with the general population or exclusive groups until death.

 

Out of the Head and Back into the Heart!

 

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Burnt Offering
2012 oil on canvas 48 x 72 x 3 inches
Price $5625