SHEPARD FAIREY

Fragile Peace, 2017 Mixed Media (Stencil, Silkscreen and Collage on Canvas) 54 x 56 inches

Fragile Peace, 2017
Mixed Media (Stencil, Silkscreen and Collage on Canvas)
54 x 56 inches

SHEPARD FAIREY

Shepard Fairey's work and practice disrupts the distinction between fine and commercial art. He has become widely known since the 2008 US presidential election for his Barack Obama “Hope” and Inauguration poster that hangs at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC. Fairey rose to prominence in the early 1990s, through the dispersion of posters and stickers that were labeled as “Andre the Giant has a Posse” which would later relate to his Obey Giant Campaign. Today the work is now regarded as an international phenomenon, having changed the language between art and the urban landscape. 

Fairey sits on the advisory board of ‘Reaching to Embrace the Arts’, a nonprofit organization that provides art supplies to priority schools; and in 2007, he joined the board of the ‘Music Is Revolution Foundation’, a nonprofit organization that supports music education for public schools and for which he created a logo. In 2014, Fairey painted a towering mural paying tribute to Nelson Mandela and the 25th anniversary of the Purple Rain Protest in Johannesburg, overlooking the Nelson Mandela Bridge. He has always been open about controversial social and political topics, and often creates or donates artwork in order to promote awareness for various social issues.
Fairey's works have been exhibited in numerous public and private institutions, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Smithsonian Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and the Boston Institute of Contemporary Art.

B. 1970 in Charleston, SC, lives & works in Los Angele

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SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
American Civics – Subliminal Projects | Los Angeles, USA

2016
Victory is Peace – Positive-Propaganda | Munich, DE
Schone Bescherung Christmas Group Show - Die Kunstagentin | Cologne, DE

2015
Freedom – Urban Nation | Berlin, DE

2014
Art Alliance: The Provocateurs | Chicago, USA

2013
Art Basel – PACE Prints | Miami, USA
SID: Superman Is Dead – Subliminal Projects | Los Angeles, USA
10 Years of Wooster Collective – Jonathan LeVine Gallery | New York, USA
Cash, Cans, Candy – Higler NEXT | Vienna, AT
At Home I am a Tourist – Colección Selim Varol, CAC Malaga | Malaga, ES

2011
Art in the Streets – Museum of Contemporary Art | Los Angeles, USA

2010
Street to Studio 2.0 - Irvine Contemporary | Washington DC, USA
Viva la Revolución – Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego | San Diego, USA
Inaugural Group Show – Guerrero Gallery | San Francisco, USA

2009
Nike Stages Livestrong Exhibition – OHWOW Gallery | Miami, USA
Art Basel – Blueprint for Space, Primary Flight | Miami, USA
JUXTAPOZ 15th Anniversary Exhibition – Factory Place Arts Complex | Los Angeles, USA
Nike Stages Livestrong Exhibition – Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin |Paris, FR
Art Basel – Deitch Projects | Basel, CH
Street to Studio – Irvine Contemporary | Washington DC, USA
New Image Art 15 Year Anniversary – New Image Art | Los Angeles, USA

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
Damaged – Library Street Collective | Los Angeles, USA
Printed Matters – Multiple galleries
Peace & Justice – Seoul Art Center | Seoul, KR

2016
Visual Disobedience – HOCA Foundation | HK
Earth Crisis – Galerie Itinerrance | Paris, FR

2015
Earth Crisis Globe Installation – Eiffel Tower | Paris, FR
On Our Hands – Jacob Lewis Gallery | New York, USA
Your Eyes Here – CAC Málaga Museum | Málala, ES
Printed Matters & Public Matter Show – Library Street Collective | Detroit, USA
Shepard Fairey : New Editions – PACE Prints | New York, USA

2014
Power & Glory – The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art | Charleston, USA
50 Shades of Black – Subliminal Projects | Los Angeles, USA

2012
Sound & Vision – StolenSpace Gallery | London, UK
Printed Matters – The Public Trust | Dallas, USA
Americana – Perry Rubenstein Gallery |Los Angeles, USA
Harmony & Discord – PACE Prints Gallery | New York, USA