American, b. 1971
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS
Ken Fandell: New Work, Traywick Contemporary, Berkeley
Lasers and Fog, Crystals and Waves, and Grids, Tomlinson Kong Gallery, New York
Finger, Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu
Sex, Death and God, Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago
Squares and Circles and Sex and Stardust, Donald Young Gallery, Chicago
Me and Galway Bay, 126 Gallery, Galway, Ireland
Evermore, Traywick Contemporary, Berkeley
2008 – 2010
Days and Nights, Dawns and Dusks, North and South, East and West, Mine and Yours, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (Installation)
Part II: Until It Doesn’t Matter, Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago
Part I: The Most Important Picture Ever, Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago
Old Pictures, Howard House, Seattle
Of Ignorance (and) or Mystery, Traywick Contemporary, Berkeley
Rise & Set (with Diana Guerrero-Maciá), Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago
The Planets, Bodybuilder & Sportsman Gallery, Chicago
The Planets, Howard House, Seattle
It's Hard and I Could Use Some Help, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
Two Skies, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
From Up and Down and Still Somehow, Bodybuilder & Sportsman Gallery, Chicago
Three Skies, Howard House, Seattle
More Oscillations Between Infinity and Proximity, Traywick Contemporary, Berkeley
Ever, ever, and ever (almost), Revolution Gallery, Detroit
Finales, Revisions, and Asides, Bodybuilder & Sportsman Gallery, Chicago
Sitting on My Porch as the Sun Goes Down in the Year 2000, Suite 106, New York
Project: Ken Fandell, Traywick Contemporary, Berkeley
Well, Southern Exposure, San Francisco
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
The Middle of Everywhere, Burren College of Art, County Clare, Ireland
Passing Time, Sandra & David Bakalar Gallery, MASS Art, Boston
Word: A Group Text Show, Tomlinson Kong Gallery, New York
Shared Space, Pabellón Villanueva Phot España 2012, Madrid, Spain
Passing Time, The Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
Passing Time, Salina Art Center, Salina, KS
Passing Time, Peeler Art Center, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN
Write Now, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago
Wide-Eyed: Panoramic Photographs, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis
The Digital Eye: Photographic Art in the Electronic Age, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle
Chicago Chocolate Tour, Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland, OR
Space Out, Space In, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago
Vol. 2: Eyeball Witness, Roots and Culture Contemporary Art Center, Chicago
Hang in There, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago
New Wall Works, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore
Our Origins, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago
Captured in Time, US Embassy, Paris, France
TypO, Gahlberg Gallery, Glen Ellyn, IL
Blueness, Ben Russell Gallery, Chicago, IL
Collection Highlights, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago
almost surely, almost everywhere, Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington DC
Collection Highlights, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Time is of the Essence: Contemporary Landscape Art, Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC
Synthetic Supernova, Mixed Greens, New York
Exposed: Defining Moments in Photography from the MCA Collection, Museum of
Contemporary Art, Chicago
In Words: The Art of Language, University Gallery, University of Delaware, Newark,
Antennae, Houston Center for Photography, Houston
Still, Things Fall from the Sky, California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA
Into the Midst, Mixture Contemporary, Houston
In the Neighborhood of Infinity, Sixteen:one Gallery, Santa Monica
Uncovered: Recent Acquisitions from the Artists’ Books Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
The Great Indoors, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco
Out of Place Two, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis
Occurrences: the performative space of video, Betty Rymer Gallery, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
Subvisuals, Dreizehnzwei, Vienna, Austria
Drunk vs. Stoned, Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York
Acts of Futility, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
There Goes My Hero, University of Northumbria Gallery, Newcastle, England
Red Square Film and Video Festival, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati
A Clearing (curated by Michael Wilson), Cover-Up, London
Coming to Terms with the Everyday, Indiana University SoFA Gallery, Bloomington
The Body Present: Effigies: Decoys, and Other Equivalents, Museum of
Contemporary Art, Chicago
About The Mind (Not Everything You Always Wanted To Know), Queens Museum of Art, Queens, New York
Tasty Dog, Ateiler Top 25, Krems, Austria
Sculpture in Chicago Now II, Columbia College, Chicago
SOUND VIDEO IMAGES OBJECTS, Donald Young Gallery, Chicago
Under the Impression That When You Were Walking Forward You Would End Up Further Onward, Bodybuilder & Sportsman Gallery, Chicago
In Through the Outdoors, Traywick Contemporary, Berkeley
Group Show of Gallery Artists, Bodybuilder & Sportsman Gallery, Chicago
Lifelike: Alternative Realities in Recent Photography, Rockford Art Museum, IL
Bad Directions, Gallery 312, Chicago
Techno – Residium, Cerritos College Art Gallery, Cerritos, CA
Lost Horizons: California Landscapes, Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago
Fact or Fiction, Red Chair Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Depth of Field, Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago
Ordinary Magic, 9251/2 Tularosa, Los Angeles
Baywatch, DePaul University Art Gallery, Chicago
Distractions, TBA Space, Chicago
Road Show ’97, Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, New York
DiLeia Contemporary, Redundant Redundant, Cincinnati
Profiles, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago
Glow, New Langton Arts, San Francisco
Whoosh, Gallery 400, Chicago
Tag (about play), Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago
Custom Complex, Helen Lindhurst Gallery, Los Angeles
Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award
Polk Bros. Foundation
The University of Illinois at Chicago Merit Graduate Scholarship
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Merit Scholarship
The Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago
Museum of Modern Art, New York
The Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
Ashville Art Museum, North Carolina
The Microsoft Collection, Seattle, WA
The Bank of America/LaSalle Bank Collection
The U.S. Government (The U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria)
City of Chicago
McQuaid, Kate. "What's Up in Boston," Boston Globe. January 29th
Bigman, Alex. “Materials in Procession,” East Bay Express, July 31.
McKenzie, Duncan. "Bad At Sports: Ken Fandell and Christy Matson," podcast audio, June 18th
Segal, Troy. "Opposites Attract," IN New York. December.
Goldberg, David A.M.. "Consulting a Medium," Honolulu Star Advertiser. January 3.
Browning, Laura M. "The Magical Comedy of Ken Fandell," Sheridan Road. February/March.
Collier, Patrick. "Chicago Chocolate Tour," UltraPDX. June 12th
Weidman, Michelle. "'Chicago Chocolate Tour' Take Portland," fNewsMagazine, July
Rosenstein, Kerri. "Too Much" Trickhouse, Volume 13/Summer 2011
Villarreal, Jose. "Installations at Honolulu Academy of the Arts," ArtDaily. November.
Foerstner, Abigail. "Tour de Art," Quintessential New Trier. May/June.
Dluzen, Robin. "Ken Fandell at Donald Young Gallery," Chicago Art Magazine. March 3.
Browning, Laura M. "Sex, Death and God," Chicagoist. December 17.
Apple, Lauri. "An Interview with Ken Fandell," Chicagoist. August 24.
Andrews, Kernan. "A tongue-in-cheek view of Galway for TULCA," Galway Advertiser. November 5.
McDonagh, Tiarnán. "Ken Fandell: Between me and Galway Bay, 126, Galway, November 2009," CIRCA Contemporary art in Ireland.
Fleming, Simon. "Tulca 2009," Shower of Kunst. December 2.
Nance, Kevin. “No fooling: Wight Gallery re-opens on a ‘serious’ note,” Chicago Sun-
Times. March 21.
Kinkley, Jonathan. “Reviews: Ken Fandell,” Time Out Chicago. March 20-26.
Sozanski, Edwarrd J. “The Power of Language as Image,” The Philadelphia Inquirer. January.
Mylonas-Orwig, Laurel. “One Fine Day,” Chicago Tribune. July 14.
Ludwin, Torie. “Antennae,” ArtsHouston. July.
Yood, Jim. “International review-The Planets,” ArtForum. February, p.215.
Snodgrass, Susan. “Ken Fandell at Bodybuilder and Sportsman,” Art in America. May.
Ollman, Leah. “Things Fall, But Not Quite Together” Los Angeles Times. November 23.
Engelson, Andrew. “Visual Arts Pick,” Seattle Weekly. September 14.
Regina, Hackett. “Flat Objects Gain Fresh Dimension,” Seattle Times. September 16.
Wilk, Deborah. “Studio City,” Chicago Magazine. November, p.129.
“Things Fall into Place for ‘Sky’ Group Show,” Chicago Tribune.
“Ambitious Art,” Missoula Independent Magazine.
“Partners,” Art Access.
The Sky is Falling in Evanston,” Pioneer Press.
“Things Fall from the Sky,” TimeOut Chicago.
Hixson, Kathryn. “Ken Fandell,” artUS. September/October.
“ArtBeat: Ken Fandell,” Chicago Tonight (television program).
“Breaking Space and Time,” The Detroiter.
“Coming to Terms with the Everyday,” Dialogue.
“CoverStory,” Mouth to Mouth.
Stamets, Bill. “Seamsters,” Chicago Reader.
“Ken Fandell,” Chicago Tribune.
“Picks,” The Flater. Vienna, Austria.
Berry, S.L. “Exploring Landscapes, Contemporary Art Style,” The Indianapolis Star. August 27.
“The Skies the Limit,” Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
Harwood, Andrew. “Art Chicago 2003: The Art Industrial Complex,” C Magazine. Summer.
“Eye Exam/Space Travel,“ New City.
Velez, Pedro. “A Tale of Two Fairs,” ArtNet.
Baker, Kenneth. “Artists Respond to Bio-Technology,” San Francisco Chronicle. October 4.
“The Body Present at the MCA,” Chicago SunTimes.
Journal of Mundane Behavior. Volume 3, Number 2
“SRO,” Pioneer Press.
Butler, Greg. “Ken Fandell gives a show of hands at the Museum of Contemporary Art,” Chicago Arts & Entertainment. February.
“Destination Art” Where Chicago.
“Outdoors,” San Francisco Chronicle.
Baker, Kenneth. “In Through the Outdoors,” SF Gate. November 17.
Ken Fandell “I've Got This Friend,” New Art Examiner. November.
Ferrara, Annett. “Do Ferns Experience Self-loathings? – The Art of Ken Fandell,” 10x10. Vol. 1 no. 3, pp.20-31.
Mutscheller, Chuck. “There’s Two Kinds of People in this World,” Lumpen. June, p.47.
Camper, Fred. “Distancing Techniques,” Chicago Reader. January 22, p.33.
“Depth of Field/Peter Miller Gallery,” NewCity.
“Ken Fandell,…at Southern Exposure,” ArtWeek.
Baker, Kenneth. “Postmodern Humor at Southern Exposure,” San Francisco Chronicle. March 10.
Curtis, Cathy. “Raw Talents,” Los Angeles Times. March 10.
Miffin, Margo. “Twentyfive and Under/Review,” WorldArt. No. 15, pp.66-67.
“Unsentimental Journey,” Self Magazine.
Amy Berk “Twentyfive,” SPEAK.
“The Art of Endurance,” Everybody’s News. Cincinnati, OH.
Weinstein, Michael. “Artbeat: Under Developed Photographers,” NewCity. January 16.
“25andUnder,” DoubleTake Books/Center for Documentary Studies. Duke University, NC.
Reiter, Artemesia. “Longing for the Sublime,” Bay Times. Vol. 17 no. 19, June 27.
“’Glow’ at New Langton Arts,” ArtWeek. San Jose, CA.
1994 – 1996
MFA University of Illinois at Chicago
1991 – 1993
BFA The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1989 – 1990
University of California at Santa Barbara