Tom Friedman Biography - ArtLyst
Tom Friedman was born in 1965 in St. Louis, Missouri. He attended Washington University receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic illustration in 1988 and a Master of Fine Arts in sculpture in 1990 from the University of Illinois.
Friedman belongs to a generation of American artists drawn to the phenomenology of Minimalism who infuse their work with a trace of personal or quasi autobiographical content. He is known for his work employing everyday material, such as toothpicks or sugar cubes in intricate geometric arrangements.The artist takes us to a dark place, highlighting the earth's struggle with wastefulness, woman's oppression,and his own personal relationship to the Catholic Church.
Tom Friedman, South London Gallery, London
Fondazione Prada, Milan
Tom Friedman, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, which traveled to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
Aspen Art Museum, CO
New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
In October 2006, Friedman will be exhibiting at Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, his first solo exhibition in Los Angeles since 1997.