Dwora Fried

Biography

“To spend time with Dwora Fried's artworks is to gain insight into the process and content of memory. Accessing memory is often a fraught with difficulty (due to the landmines of repression and denial.) But because most of Fried's boxes are miniatures, we seem to have power over their content.”

- Betty Brown, Art Historian, Author, Critic, Curator

Born in Vienna, Austria
Tel Aviv University, Israel
Avni School of Fine Arts, Israel
Residing in Los Angeles since 1978


EXHIBITIONS

Neutra Institute and Gallery, Los Angeles, California - October 10 - October 29, 2017
"Phenomena" Southern California Women's Art Caucus
Group Show
Neutra Institute and Gallery

Shoebox Residency, Los Angeles, California - September 25 - November 5, 2017
"Two Women, One Reality" Installation with Bibi Davidson
Shoebox Residency

Modern Art Blitz, Los Angeles, California - July 9,2017
Interview with Mat Gleason
Modern Art Blitz

Groundspace, Los Angeles, California - July 8 - July 22, 2017
"It's a Wonderful World" Juried by Betty Ann Brown
Groundspace

Gallery 825/LAAA, Los Angeles, California - June 30 - July 21, 2017
"VS" Juried Group Exhibition
Collaboration with Robyn Alatorre - "Mother of All Bombs"
Gallery 825/LAAA

Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, California - June 3 - July 8, 2017
"Art as Protest" Juried by Tyler Stallings
Group Show
Orange County Center for Contemporary Art

bG Gallery, Los Angeles, California - June 17- July 1, 2017
"Spectrum-Gestalt 4" Curated by Airom
Group Show
bG Gallery

Keystone Gallery, Los Angeles, California - June 10 - June 17, 2017
"Exquisite Pittoresco"
Group Show
Keystone Gallery

Gallery 825/LAAA, Los Angeles, California - June 9 - June 16, 2017
"Out There"
Group Show
Gallery 825/LAAA

SugarMynt Gallery, Pasadena, California - May 20 - June 23, 2017
"Petting Zoo"
Group Show
SugarMynt Gallery

SFC Galleries, San Francisco, California - March 28 - April 8, 2017
"Sanctuary City: With Liberty and Justice for Some" Curated by Monica Lundy and Walter Maciel
Group Show
SFC Galleries

Annenberg CBH Gallery, Santa Monica, California - February 28- March 28, 2017
"Personal Narrative" Curated by Kristine Schomaker
Group Show
Annenberg CBH Gallery

Artillery Magazine, Online Gallery, California - February 22- March 22, 2017
"Politically Inspired Art" Curated by Jane Chafin"
Group Show
Artillery Magazine

Brainworks Gallery, Los Angeles, California - February 4 - March 4, 2017
"State of the Union" Curated by Diane Williams, Erin Adams and Kristine Schomaker
Group Show
Brainworks Gallery

Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles, California - January 7 - March 4, 2017
"With Liberty and Justice for Some" Curated by Monica Lundy and Walter Maciel
Group Show
Walter Maciel Gallery

Gallery 825, Los Angeles, California - December 10, 2016- January 13, 2017
"LAAA's 2016 Open Show" Curated by Jen Inacio, Pérez Art Museum Miami
Group Show
LAAA Open Show 2016

Arc Gallery and Studios, San Francisco, California - December 17, 2016 - January 21, 2017
"F*ck U! In the Most Loving Way" Juried by Shannon Rose Riley
Group Show
Arc Gallery and Studios

Elmhurst Art Museum, Chicago, Illinois - December 10, 2016 - February 12, 2017
"Sense of Place" Curated by Frank Tumino, Carrie Secrest and Jenny Gibbs
Group Show
Elmhurst Art Museum

Muzeumm Gallery, Los Angeles, California - November 30, 2016 - January 6, 2017
"Faux Sho’: DADA Centennial Part 2" Curated by Kio Griffith
Group Show
MuzeuMM

Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, California - November 12, 2016
"Final MAS Attack"
Group Show
Torrance Art Museum

Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavic, Iceland - October 7, 2016
"Upprisa - Arising" with Yoko Ono
Group Show
Reykjavik Art Museum

Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles, California - September 10- October 1, 2016
"Sticks & Stones"
Group Show
Cactus Gallery

Fe Gallery, Sacramento, California - August 13 - September 29, 2016
"The Unofficial/Unauthorized Lily Tomlin Show"
Group Show
Fe Gallery

Groundspace, Los Angeles, California - July 30th - August 13th 2016
"Groundswell" Curated by Mat Gleason
Group Show
Groundspace

The Gallery, Hawthorne, California - July 30th - August 20th 2016
"The Human Rights Show" Curated by Dulce Stein
Group Show
The Gallery

Gallery 825, Los Angeles, California - July 30th 2016
"Auction"
Group Show
825 Auction

South Bay Galleria, Hawthorne, California - July 22 - July 31, 2016
"Front and Center", 5th Annual CA 101
Group Show
5th Annual CA 101

We Choose Art, The Montalban, and Tigrefino Projects, Los Angeles, California - June 24, 2016
"RAINBOW SHIFT.2" Curated by Baha Danesh and Tiger Munson
RAINBOW SHIFT

bG Gallery, Bergamot Station, Los Angeles, California - June 18 - July 2, 2016
"Spectrum 3" Curated by Airom
Group Show
bG Gallery

Gallery 825/LAAA, Los Angeles, California - June 10 - June 17, 2016
"Out There"
Group Show
Gallery 825/LAAA

Art Share LA, Los Angeles, California - May 25 - June 11, 2016
"Close to Home" Curated by Shana Nys Dambrot, David Hollen, Tara Thomas
Group Show
Art Share LA

Gallery 825/LAAA, Los Angeles, California - May 21 - June 3, 2016
"VS" Juried Group Exhibition
Group Show
Gallery 825/LAAA

Avenue 50, Highland Park, California - May 14 - June 5, 2016
"Earthly Delights"
Group Show
Avenue 50

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California March 9 - April 17, 2016
"(En)Gendered (In)Equity: The Gallery Tally Poster Project"
Group Show
LACE

bG Gallery, Bergamot Station, Los Angeles, California - February 13 - 27, 2016
"Sculpture Maze" Curated by Airom
Group Show
bG Gallery

Gallery 825/LAAA, Los Angeles, California - January 16 - February 19, 2016
"BIG BOX / little box"
Solo Show
Gallery 825/LAAA

Trunk Gallery, Los Angeles, California - December 3 - December 13, 2015
"The Toy Train Show""
Group Show
Trunk Gallery

Gallery H, Phantom Galleries, Hawthorne, California - October 3 - October 18, 2015
"Where The Magic Happens" Curated by Kristine Shomaker
Group Show - 6 pieces
PopUp Art Event

Art Share LA, Los Angeles, California - September 11, 2015
"Ode to The Bridge" Curated by Dale Youngman, Cheyanne Sauter and Tanner Blackman
Group Show
Fabrik.la: Celebrating an Icon

Trunk Gallery, Los Angeles, California - August 28, 2015
"Ai WeiWei - A Tribute"
Group Show
Trunk Gallery

bG Bleicher/Gorman Gallery, Bergamot Station, Los Angeles, California - August 6, 2015
"Spectrum - Gestalt 2" Curated by Airom
Group Show - 3 pieces
bG Gallery

Duron Gallery at SPARC, Venice, California - March 1 - May 18, 2014
"Loss, Memory and Recovery: Dwora Fried & Linda Vallejo"
(2 Artists)
SPARC

We Choose Art, The Montalban, and Tigrefino Projects, Los Angeles, California - June 5, 2015
?RAINBOW SHIFT? Curated by Baha Danesh and Tiger Munson
RAINBOW SHIFT

Gallery 825/LAAA, Los Angeles, California - May 23 - June 5, 2015
"VS" Juried Group Exhibition
Collaboration with Peter Dalton- "Los Angeles"
Gallery 825/LAAA

Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois - May 15 - June 25, 2015
"Feminism: Plural and the Gallery Tally Poster Project" Curated by Micol Hebron
Group Show - 3 pieces
Woman Made Gallery

El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, Los Angeles, California - March 5 - March 22, 2015
"From Her: An exhibition by women about women"
Group Show - 2 pieces
From Her

MUSA- Museum, Startgalerie, Artothek of the City of Vienna, Austria, January 2014
Permanent collection - 5 pieces
MUSA

Gallery 825/LAAA, Los Angeles, California - October 11 - November 7, 2014
"Informationary" Curated by Herair and Lori Garboushian, Garboushian Gallery, Beverly Hills
Group Show - 2 pieces
Gallery 825/LAAA

Gallerie Sparta, West Hollywood, California - May 30 - June 30, 2014
"LGBT Dynasty - L.A. Artists Show"
Group Show - 2 pieces
Gallerie Sparta

Gallery Tally Project by Micol Hebron, Multiple locations - March 2014
Participant with "Richard Heller Gallery" poster
Gallery Tally

Galerie Benedict, Vienna, Austria - October 17 - December 17, 2013
"Outsider in a Box"
Solo Show
Galerie Benedict

Jewish Museum/Museo Ebraico di Venezia, Venice, Italy - June 2- September 15, 2013
"Outsider in a Box"
Solo Show
Dwora Fried Artwork
Jewish Museum of Venice

Kunsthalle Krems, Krems, Austria - February 13, 2013
Pecha Kucha Night
Kunsthalle Krems

Women's Museum of California, San Diego, California- December 7, 2012 - February 24, 2013
"Capturing the Wonder of Women"
Curated by: Li Huai, UCSD Faculty - Guest Juror: Robert Pincus:
Group Show
Women's Museum of California

33 Contemporary Gallery, Chicago, Illinois - July 19- August 10, 2013
9th Annual National Self Portrait Exhibition
"Within" Curated by Sergio Gomez
Group Show
33 Contemporary Gallery

Viridian Artists, New York, New York- July 3 - July 21, 2012
Curated by: Chrissie Iles
23rd International Juried Exhibition- Group Show
Viridian Artists

Barnsdall Art Center, Los Angeles, California - July 2 - August 26, 2012
"Small Works" Jurors: Michael Duncan, Eleana del Rio and Tulsa Kinney
Group Show
http://www.artslant.com

Gallery 825/LAAA, Los Angeles, California - June 8- June 15, 2012
"Out There 2012" Curated by William Escalera and Francisco George
Group Show
http://www.artslant.com/la/events/show/220911-out-there-2012

GLOBAL/LOCAL 2011: First Global Day of Jewish Learning - November 2011
KIOSK and TELEPHONES
http://vimeo.com/31788989

Woolfson and Tay Gallery, London, England - July 5 - August 31, 2011
Solo Show
http://www.woolfsonandtay.com

urban: sanctuary, Los Angeles, California - May 6 - May 29 2011
BEST of SHOW - "Ai Wei Wei"
Jurors: Jane Chafin/Offramp Art Gallery, Peter Frank
Curator-Art Critic, Edgar Varela/ Edgar Varela Fine Arts & Cultural Events
Group Show
urban:sanctuary

The ONE Archives Gallery and Museum, West Hollywood, California - April-June 2010
ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives
Solo show
One Archives

"Surviving History: Portraits from Vilna" Travelling Exhibit- September 2009
Living Imprint - Traveling Exhibit - Vilnius, Lithuania - Cape Town, South Africa - London, England
(3 Artists)
http://www.livingimprint.org/survivinghistory/dwora-fried.html

The Advocate and Gochis Galleries, Los Angeles, California - December 2009
Solo show
Advocate and Gochis Galleries

"Sixth Annual Surrealist, Visionary and Fantastic Exhibit," - April 1- May 4, 2009 http://www.caladangallery.com/v2/

Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, California - Feb/March 2009
"Women Artists on Immigration: Crossing Borders, Confronting Barriers, Bridging Identities."
Curated by Alma Ruiz, MOCA
Group Show
http://www.dworafried.com/women_artists

Ojai Art Center/Beatrice Wood Gallery, Ojai, California - June 2008
Group Show
Ojai Art Center

A Shenere Velt Gallery of the Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring, Los Angeles, California- July 2006
Ten Year Retrospective
Group show
Shenere Velt Gallery

Ojai Art Center/Beatrice Wood Gallery, Ojai, California - July 2006
Group Show
Ojai Art Center

The Advocate and Gochis Galleries, Los Angeles, California - November 2004
Solo show
Advocate and Gochis Galleries

A Shenere Velt Gallery of the Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring, Los Angeles, California - April 2004
Solo show
Shenere Velt Gallery


Platt Gallery, Los Angeles, California - December 2002
Group show
Platt Gallery

A Shenere Velt Gallery of the Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring, Los Angeles, California - March 2002
Solo show
Shenere Velt Gallery

Kosmos Gallerie, Vienna, Austria- November 2000
2 artists exhibit
Kosmos Gallerie

Platt Gallery, Los Angeles, California - July 1997
3 artists show
Platt Gallery