Tony Fitzpatrick (1958 -)
Born in Chicago in 1958, Tony Fitzpatrick is a former prizefighter, poet, occasional movie actor and self-taught artist. Fitzpatrick has many national solo shows to his credit. His work is in the collections of (among others) the Art Institute of Chicago; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.
From 1990-94 he operated the World Tattoo Gallery in Chicago and co-founded Big Cat Press in 1992. His bleak and iconic works are influenced by Haitian artistic sources and reveal the darker aspects of American culture.
The President's Artist in Residence program was created at the University of Nebraska in 1993 to encourage a cooperative initiative between the fine and performing arts units on the Lincoln, Omaha and Kearney campuses. Each artist spends time on each campus and does a public presentation in each venue.
2000 Max & Gabby's Alphabet, MCA, Chicago, IL
1999 Bum Town, Bill Maynes Gallery, New York
1998 New Etchings, Marguerite Oestriecher Gallery, New Orleans New Etchings, Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston Work from Big Cat Press, Davidson Gallery, Seattle
1997 The Holy Slang, Augen Gallery, Portland, Oregon Recent Prints, Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston The Dope Drawings, Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York Recent Prints, Fleisher Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia
1996 Salvation & Damnation, Crossman Art Center, Whitewater, Wisconsin Joes Garden, Augen gallery, Portland, Oregon Davidson Gallery, Seattle The contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati Morgan Gallery, Kansas, City Thomas Barry Gallery, Minneapolis Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, New York
1995 Art Institute of Chicago
1994 The Son of a Sailor, Richmond Arts Center, Loomis Chaffee School, Windsor, Connecticut The Secret Birds, Augen Gallery, Portland, Oregon Tony Fitzpatrick: Prints, Davidson Gallery, Seattle
1994 Circus, Janet Fleisher Gallery, Philadelphia
1992 Bridgewater Lustberg Gallery, New York Vrej Baghoomian Gallery, New York New Prints, Land Fall Press, New York Lorenzo Rodriquez Gallery, Chicago New Prints from Landfall Press, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas New Prints from Landfall Press, Barry Whistler Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan Hard Angels and Other Subjects, Augen Gallery, Portland, Oregon
1991 Red Circus, Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago
1990 American Mysteries: The Diaries, Janet Fleisher Gallery, Philadelphia Schmidt Markow Gallery, St. Louis
1989 Radio Birds, Mincher/Wilcox Gallery, San Francisco
1988 Hard Angels, Janet Fleisher Gallery, Philadelphia Bad Blood, Portraits of Murderers, Todd Capp Gallery, New York
1987 1987 Carnival at Midnight, Janet Fleisher, Philadelphia Coney Island the Ghost, Todd Capp Gallery, New York
1986 Phoenix Gallery, New York
1985 Phoenix Gallery, New York
1995 The Art Institute of Chicago
Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami
National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Portland Art Museum, Oregon
Milwaukee Museum of Art, Wisconsin
Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL