Alex Friedman



RESUME

480 Gate 5 Road, Studio 205
Sausalito, California 94965
aqsfriedman@gmail.com
alexfriedmantapestry.com

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012 'Surface Tension,' Richioli Vineyards, Healdsburg, CA
'Over Under,' The Tamalpais Galleria, CA
2011 Alex Friendman, 305 Bell Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
'In the Wool,' Mill Valley Council Chambers, City Hall, Mill Valley, CA
2010 'A Show of Hands,' Marin Cancer Center, Greenbrae, CA
2009 Clubhouse Gallery at Smith Ranch, San Rafael, CA
2002 'Travelling Ravelling,' Lewis Elton Gallery, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, England
1998 "The Weaver's Art," Fleming Gallery, TASIS, Thorpe, Surrey, England (Artist in residence)

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

2016 "By Hand," Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA (national juried multimedia show)
"Beyond the Surface," San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA (organized by the Northern CA chapter of Surface Design Association)

2015 "Contemporary International Tapestry" Hunterdon Museum, Clinton, NJ (invitational)
"US Embassy, Dili, Timor Lste, "Art in Embassies Program," (long term loan)
National Fiber Directions 2015, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS

2014 'Water, Water,' TWW Annual Show, EBMUD Gallery, Oakland, CA
"The Art if the Cloth," New Hampshire Institute, Concord, NH (Traveling Show)
"Dimension 2014" San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, San Luis Obispo, CA (Carol Sauvion, juror and Curator)

2013 'Materials Hard and Soft,' Denton Arts Council, Denton, TX
Finalist in Kate Derum Award Exhibition, Australian Tapestry Workshop, Australia National University (international Juror)
National Fiber Directions 2013, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS

2012 'Fiber Forward,' Gallery 111, ICB Sausalito, CA (4 person show)
American Tapestry Biennial 9, international show juried by Lee Talbot

2011 Finalist in Kate Derum Award Exhibition, Australian Tapestry Workshop
'Fantastic Fibers,' Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY (international Juried show)

"Art of the Line," Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA
"Interconnections," Tapestry Weavers West's Annual Juried Show, Mills Building, San Francisco, CA

2010 'Shining Brightly,' Tapestry Weavers West 25 years, Petaluma Art Center
'Surface Tension, H2O,' Bay Model Visitor Center, Sausalito, CA (juried)

2009 'Art of Fine Craft' National Juried exhibition, Elder Gallery, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE
"Alumni Show" Tang Gallery, Skidmore Colleg, Saratoga Springs, NY
"Alumni Art Exhibition," New House Gallery, Branson School, Ross, CA

2008 American Tapestry Biennial 7, international show juried by Susan Warner Keene, Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, Tampa, FL, and Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY
"Contemporary Tapestry, TWINE" (Tapestry Weavers in New England), Rivertree Center for the Arts, Kennebunk, ME (Juried)
'Land,' Textiles Workshop, Australia National University, Canberra, Australia
"For the Love of Fiber," O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA

2007 CraftForms 2007, Wayne Art Center, Philadelphia, PA. National craft show (juried by Mark Richard Leach of the Mint Museum of Design + Craft, Charlotte, NC)

2006 "Tapestries on the Edge." Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle, WA (Juried)
"Textile Arts Today" Synopsis Inc, Mountain View, California (invitation)

2003 "TWINE Exhibit, Emporium Gallery, South Berwick, ME
"The 9/11 Memorial Tapestry Quilt - A contribution to a large tapestry quilt traveling world wide.

1998 "The Weaver's Art," Fleming Gallery, TASIS, Thorpe, Surrey, England (Artist in residence) Solo Show

1997 TWINE 2 Emporium Gallery, Dover, NH (group show)
Stevens and Conron Gallery, Lenox, MA

1996 First American Tapestry Alliance Biennial (juried) Traveling to 4 venues
"Perspectives," Showcase, Pump House Gallery, Hartford, CT (Invitational 2 person show)

1995 First Annual Show of TWINE (Tapestry Weavers in New England)
CRAFTS '95, Silvermine Gallery, New Canaan, CT (national Juried show)
'A Taste of Tapestry,' University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA (Invitational 4 artists)
"New Member Show" Silvermine Gallery, New Canaan, CT

1993 "Fiber Celebrated '93," Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas, NV (juried)
"High on Fiber," Galeria Mesa Flagstaff, AZ (juried)
"White Nights," Marble Palace, St Petersburg, Russia (in conjunction with the Textile Design Symposium)

1992 'ITNET 2' Textile Museum, Washington, D.C. (juried)
Connecticut Commission on the Arts Exhibit in the Governor's Office, Capitol Building, Hartford, CT

1991 New England Foundation for the Arts Fellowship Show, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA (4 Fellows selected)

1990 'American Tapestry Today,' Syntex Gallery, Palo Alto, CA (juried)
'A Fine Line,' Oregon school for the Arts and Crafts, Portland, Oregon and the Center for Tapestry Art, New York City, NY (juried)

1989 "Contemporary Connecticut Crafts," Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, CT
Society of Connecticut Craft's Annual Show, Stamford Museum, Stamford, CT

1988 Corporate Art Collection, Old State House, Hartford, Connecticut
Artworks Gallery, Hartford, CT (juried)

1986 "Records Jackets" Atria Gallery, Hartford, CT

1984 "Alumni Show" Case Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

1976 'Tapestries,' Sheila Davidson Textile Gallery, London, UK


AWARDS AND INVITATIONS

2014 'Art of the Cloth,' invited artist, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Concord, NH
Honorable Mention, "Construction," Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Fiber Guild of Pittsburgh

2013 First place in the Tapestry Weavers West exhibit at the San Luis Obispo CA

2008 'Best in Show,' Contemporary Tapestry TWINE (Tapestry Weavers in New England) Rivertree Center for the Arts, Kennebunk, ME

1998 Artist in Residence, The American School in Switzerland TASIS England, Thorpe, Surrey, UK

1995 Honorable Mention, CRAFTS '95, Silvermine Gallery, New Canaan, CT (National Juried Show) 'Best in Fiber,' Society of Connecticut Craft's Annual Show, Jewish Community Center, Bloomfield, CT Lyman Allen Museum, New London, CT (National Juried Show)
"Best in Fiber," Society of Connecticut Craft's Annual Show, Jewish Community Center, Bloomfield, CT

1994 'Alberta Pfeiffer Award for Best in Design,' Society of Connecticut Craft's Annual Show, Lyman Allen Museum, New London, CT

1993 Invited participant in Textile Design Symposium, St Petersburg, Russia.

1992 Panelist on Tapestry Design Seminar sponsored by the American Tapestry Alliance (ATA) in Washington, D.C.

1991 Fellowship Award for the Visual Arts from the New England Foundation for the Arts

1989 'Joseph S. Stackpole Trust Award for Best in Show,' Society of Connecticut Craft's Annual Show, Stamford Museum, Stamford, CT


CATALOGS AND PUBLICATIONS

2016 Exploring Fiber Art, E.A. Rooney, Schiffer Publishing

2015 Contemporary International Tapestry, by Carol K Russell, SChiffer Publishing, Ltd., Atglen, PA

2014 "The Art is the Cloth," catalog curated and written by Micala Sidore
"Construction," catalog, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Fiber Guild of Pittsburgh
Alex Friedman Online, Interview with Deborah Blakeley, Sydney, Australia (http://zoneonearts.com.au/2014-08-25-alex-friedman.htm)

2013 "Loom," by Sarah Gridley, Omnidawn Press, CA (Cover Image)
National Fiber Directions 2013 catalog, Wichita Center for Art, Wichita, KS

2012 American Tapestry Biennial 9 catalog, American Tapestry Alliance
"Textiles, The Art of Mankind," Mary Schoeser, Thames and Hudson Publishers, London, England

2011 "A Show of Hands: Alex Friedman" by Marianne Haller, Tapestry Topics, V37, no2, pp 18-21 online at americantapestryalliance.org/documents

2010 "Profile: Alex Friedman: Tapestry with a Twist" by Hollis Walker, Fiberarts Magazine, April May issue

2009 "Alex Friedman's New Twist" by Linda Rees. Tapestry Topics, V35 No 2, pp American Tapestry Alliance, summer issue Awards section, Fiberarts Magazine, Jan/Feb issue

2008 American Tapestry Biennial 7 catalog, American Tapestry Alliance

2004 Shaped Tapestry, by Kathe Todd-Hooker, Fine Fiber Press, Albany, OR

1995 Fiberarts and Design Book Five, Lark Books, Durham, NC
The Guild 10: Designer's Edition, Source book of Artists, Kraus and Sikes, Inc., Madison, WI

1994 "International Tapestry in the 1990's," Fiberarts Magazine, June /July issue, by Carol Russell, (illustration p.43)

1993 The Guild 8: Designer's Edition, Source book of Artists, Kraus and Sikes, Inc., Madison, WI
Fiber Celebrated '93, Sixth Biennial Exhibition Intermountain Weaver's Conference

1992 "Textilforum," summer issue, Hannover, Germany (cover photo) ITNET 2, Sponsored by ITNET and the Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, AK
ITNET 2, Sponsored by ITNET and the Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, AK
The Guild 7: Designer's Edition, Source book of Artists, Kraus and Sikes, Inc., Madison, WI

1991 Fiberarts and Design Book Four, Lark Books, Durham, NC

1990 American Tapestry Today, sponsored by the American Tapestry Alliance and the Syntex Corporation.
American Craft, June/July issue, American Craft Council, New York City, NY (photo)
The Guild 5: Designer's Edition, Source book of Artists, Kraus and Sikes, Inc., New York City, NY

1988 "Corporate Art Collections" sponsored by Corporate Curators, Inc., Hartford, CT


LECTURES/WORKSHOPS

2015 'Ripple Workshop,' Damascus School of Weaving, Damascus, OR
2014 "My Warped Journey," PowerPoint/lecture Carmel Handweavers Guild, Monterey, CA, October
2013 "My Tapestries," Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild, Santa Cruz, CA
2010 "25 Years along the Warp" TWW 25 Year Exhibition, Petaluma Art Center, Petaluma, CA , January 24
2008 Lecture -slide talk for the Mt Tamalpais Weavers, Marin Garden Center
2008 "Metamorphoses, Contemporary Tapestry." Oakland Cultural Art Center, Oakland, CA, August
1994 "Fabulous Fibers Series," Wadsworth Athenuem, Hartford, CT
"ITNET 2," Docent talk, Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY
1993 "Contemporary American Tapestry" Textile Design Symposium, St Petersburg, Russia, June
1992 "Tapestries," Connecticut Handweavers Guild, South Glastonbury, March

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

2013-2019 Executive Board member of the Textile Arts Council, de Young Museum
2002-2010 Board Member of the American Tapestry Alliance
2007-2011 Executive Board of the Industrial Center Building (ICBAA) and ongoing volunteer
2002-2006 Co-Director of the American Tapestry Alliance, a volunteer based organization promoting contemporary hand woven tapestries. Experience with organizing and managing three international tapestry biennials. www.americantapestryalliance.org