Dwora Fried

Upcoming Exhibitions

Not Normal: Art in the Age of Trump (video promo)

SHE VOTES : Centennial Commemoration by Bonnie J. Smith

June 6 - July 25 OCCCA@ 40 OCCCA

June 12 - June 30 OUT THERE Gallery 825/LAAA

July 1 - July 10 Indistinct Chatter Gallery 825/LAAA

August 1- 31 Pulse of LA: Protest SCWA

August 7 - 31 Queer Isolation TAG Gallery

August 12 - 28 Exhalted One Gallery 825/LAAA

Dwora Fried is an assemblage artist creating mixed media sculptural spaces in small, large and life-size wooden boxes. She populates them with objects, miniature vintage furniture, dolls, toys and fabrics from the 50s, adding photographs, plastic, wood, metal and paint.

Her small rooms evoke what it was like to grow up as an outsider in postwar Vienna: being Jewish, lesbian and a child of Holocaust survivors, she learned to see everything through the prism of loss, danger and secrecy. “I inherited a sense of isolation, displacement and an appreciation for the surreal.”

Fried has had solo shows in London, England, Venice, Italy at the Jewish Museum and Vienna, Austria where her art is in the permanent collection of Austria’s MUSA Museum. In Los Angeles, solo show have taken place at Sparc Art, LAAA/Gallery 825 and One Archives Gallery.

Her work has been part of group shows at Chicago’s Elmhurst Art Museum, San Francisco’s Arc Gallery and Orange County Center for the arts.

In Los Angeles, she has shown at BG Gallery , Launch LA/Korean Cultural Center, Irvine Fine Arts and the newly opened MASH gallery in Downtown LA (curated by Mat Gleason).

Fried’s life size interactive installations were part of her solo show at the Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825 and a political group show at Fullerton College Art.

Her most recent shows were at Castelli Art Space (curated by Peter Frank) and at Quotidian (curated by Jillith Moniz).