In Fred Tieken’s paintings, the energy of street art is transformed through the artist’s feel for color and composition and his socially aware sense of humor. After years as a musician and then a graphic artist, Tieken found his voice as a painter by adding the clarity of graphic art to the uninhibited energy of jazz and rock music. Citing artists like Baselitz, Schnabel and Basquiat as influences, Tieken combines their signature primal energy and sophisticated sensibility with his own precise style and wry wordplay, bringing his images firmly into their own territory.

Painting in acrylics on surfaces that range from canvas to cardboard to aluminum (often adding elements of collage), Tieken uses bold brushstrokes to create complex areas of movement that provide each image with a strong surface energy. His color palette contributes another level of intensity – bursts of red, yellow and green animate his compositions. The artist says that for him, painting is like baring his soul to the world, and that level of emotional commitment comes vividly across in his work.

Fred Tieken – Select Honors

  • April 2019 – ASU Art Museum/Arizona State University – Art & Architecture Tour – Tieken The Studio & Gallery – Paradise Valley, AZ
  • May 2018 – Phoenix Home & Garden Magazine – 12 Page Feature Article – Where the Art Is
  • April 2018 – Phoenix Art Museum Contemporary Forum Art & Architecture Tour – Tieken The Studio & Gallery – Paradise Valley, AZ
  • Nov 2017 – Apr 2018 – Featured Artist & Honorary CoChair – Free Arts of Arizona Art from the Heart Art Auction
  • June, 2016 – So Scottsdale magazine – Scottsdale Now Feature article – Fred Tieken, Coloring the Art World
  • May, 2016 – Mat Gleason’s Modern Art Blitz – live streamed Fred Tieken interview at Dromebox Studios in downtown LA
  • April, 2016 – Phoenix Magazine – Spotlight editorial – Fred Tieken, Original Hepcat and Artist Entrepreneur
  • December, 2015 – The PHiX Feature story – Tieken Gallery Opens to Great Fanfare
  • November, 2015 – Phoenix New Times Feature story – Gail and Fred Tieken open gallery in Paradise Valley
  • May, 2015 – MCA Museum curated exhibition – Artillery International Show
  • March, 2015 – East Valley Magazine – Artist of the Month
  • February, 2015 – Phoenix New Times – 6 Must-See Shows
  • December, 2014 – Miami Pork Belly Tilmes – Featured Artist
  • February, 2014 – Book Release – Selected Works by Fred Tieken
  • January, 2014 – Juror – Arizona Artists Guild Statewide Juried Exhibition
  • September, 2013 – Featured Artist – Artlink Collectors Tour curated by Phoenix Art Museum
  • January, 2013 – The Artist by Fred Tieken voted the face of Artlink Art Detour 25, Phoenix, AZ
  • September, 2012 – Artist of the Month – Phoenix Magazine
  • June, 2012 – 100 Creatives – New Times Best of Phoenix
  • March, 2012 – Commissioned for 126 ft. public art mural “The Buzzz” , Phoenix, AZ
  • February, 2012 – Juried Member designation, Arizona Artists Guild
  • February, 2012 – Award of Merit – ASU Gammage Juried Exhibition, Tempe, AZ
  • November, 2011 – Award of Merit – Arizona Artists Guild – Fall Juried Exhibition
  • July, 2011 – 100 Creative Representations, Imagine PHX – New Times Best of Phoenix

 

Fred Tieken – Select Exhibitions

  • April 6, 2019 – ASU Art Museum/Arizona State University – Art & Architecture Tour –Tieken The Studio & Gallery – Paradise Valley, AZ
  • Oct 20- Dec 8, 2018 – Fearless Paint – Tieken Gallery – Los Angeles, CA
  • Sept 14, 2018 – Jan 20, 2019 – Jazz It Up! Exhibition – Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum – Mesa, AZ
  • Sept 1-16, 2018 – Dulcepalooza – Neutra Museum of Silverlake – Los Angeles, CA
  • Aug 17-19, 2018 – Art in LA – AC Gallery Hollywood – Los Angeles, CA
  • April 14 – May 19, 2018 – CoWorks International – Tieken Gallery LA – Los Angeles, CA
  • April 13-15, 2018 – Phoenix Art Museum Contemporary Forum Art & Architecture Tour – Tieken The Studio & Gallery – Paradise Valley, AZ
  • April 7, 2018 – Free Arts of AZ Art from the Heart auction Featured Artist – Saks 5th Avenue – Phoenix, AZ
  • Jan 10-14, 2018 – LA Art Show – Los Angeles Convention Center – Los Angeles, CA
  • Oct 21-Nov 26, 2017 – Tieken Gallery LA Grand Opening – Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA
  • Sept 14-18, 2017 – Royse Contemporary Grand Opening – Scottsdale, AZ
  • Aug 5-27, 2017 – Dulcepalooza – Neutra Museum of Silverlake – Los Angeles, CA
  • May 6, 2017 – Design Within Reach – Fred Tieken in the Studio – Scottsdale, AZ
  • April 7-21, 2017 – Icehouse Gallery – Featured Artist – Phoenix, AZ
  • April 1, 2017 – Free Arts of AZ Art from the Heart auction – Saks 5th Avenue – Phoenix, AZ
  • Jan 11-15, 2017 – LA Art Show – Los Angeles Convention Center – Los Angeles, CA
  • Nov 30-Dec 4, 2016 – Spectrum Miami Contemporary Art Show – Miami, FL
  • Nov 30-Dec 4, 2016 – Nobu Hotel Miami Beach – X Contemporary Art Fair – Miami, FL
  • Oct 2016 – FOUND:RE Art Hotel – Featured Artist collection – Phoenix, AZ
  • Aug 10-26, 2016 – TAG Gallery – 2016 California Open Juried Exhibition–4th place statewide – Santa Monica, CA
  • Aug 14-Sept 18, 2016 – LA Municipal Art Gallery – “Play” Juried Show – Los Angeles, CA
  • July 30-Aug 27, 2016 – The Gallery – Human Rights Show Invitational – Hawthorne, CA
  • June 18-July 2, 2016 – bG Gallery at Bergamot Station – Spectrum Gestalt 3 Juried Show – Santa Monica, CA
  • June 3-25, 2016 – {9} The Gallery & Artelshow – Gods & Demons Juried Show – Phoenix, AZ
  • May 19-Aug 15, 2016 – Latitude 33 Sky Lobby – The Art of Fred Tieken – Marina del Rey, CA
  • May 7-27, 2016 – The Mike Kelley Gallery – 2nd Annual Mask Art Show invitational – Venice, CA
  • Feb 27-Mar 6, 2016 – Tieken Gallery – Co-Works International Art & Photography Show – Paradise Valley, AZ
  • Feb 13-27, 2016 – bG Gallery at Bergamot Station – Sculpture Maze Juried Show – Santa Monica, CA
  • Feb 5-26, 2016 – Chartreuse Gallery Headliner – Phoenix, AZ
  • Jan 27-31, 2016 – LA Art Show – Represented by Coagula Curatorial, LA Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Dec 4-31, 2015 – (9) The Gallery – Tiny Works Invitational, Phoenix, AZ
  • Nov 21-Dec 19, 2015 – Neutra Institute Museum of Silver Lake – No to GMO Solo Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA
  • Nov 7-29, 2015 Tieken Gallery – Grand Opening Invitational Show AZ45, Paradise Valley, AZ
  • Oct 16-Nov 13, 2015 Treeo Gallery – The Devil’s in the Details-New Works by Fred Tieken, Phoenix, AZ
  • Aug 8-16, 2015 bG Gallery at Bergamot Station – Spectrum Gestalt 2, Santa Monica, CA
  • July 11-Aug 2, 2015 HUD Gallery – Dab Art Summer Juried Exhibition, Ventura, CA
  • July 11, 2015 KGB Gallery – Mask Art Show & Masquerade Ball, Los Angeles, CA
  • June 12 – 19, 2015 Gallery 825 – LAAA Out There Juried Exhibition, West Hollywood, CA
  • May 19-June 9, 2015 Agora Gallery – Portal of Enigma Group Exhibition, Chelsea, NYC, NY
  • April 24-Aug 16, 2015 Mesa Contemporary Art Museum – Artillery International Exhibition, Mesa, AZ
  • Mar 27-Apr 27, 2015 Herberger Theater Center – Juried Exhibit, Phoenix, AZ
  • March 6-21, 2015 Pravus Gallery – Invitational Group Exhibition, Phoenix, AZ
  • March 6-21, 2015 Willo North Gallery – For the Birds Solo Exhibition, Phoenix, AZ
  • Feb 12-15, 2015 Palm Springs Fine Art Fair – Coagula Curatorial Exhibit, Palm Springs, CA
  • Feb 6-27, 2015 monOrchid – Ole Blue Eyes is Back Solo Exhibition, Phoenix, AZ
  • Jan 31-Feb 21, 2015 Red Pipe Gallery – Funny Face group show, Los Angeles, CA
  • Jan 1-17, 2015 bG Gallery at Bergamot Station – 144 Reunion invitational, Santa Monica, CA
  • Dec 3-7, 2014 Aqua Art Miami – Perihelion Arts Solo Exhibit, Miami, FL
  • Oct 17-Nov 15, 2014 TREEO opening – Shakin’ Things Up Solo Exhibition, Phoenix, AZ
  • Sept 25-27, 2014 ARTELPHX – Art Beyond Galleries & Museums, Installation, Phoenix, AZ
  • May 2-16, 2014 Ekphrasis, Obliq Art – Art & poetry group show, Phoenix, AZ
  • Mar 7-15, 2014 Objects d’Art Auction, Herberger Theater Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Feb 7-Mar 16, 2014 gallery LUxx – Visual Raconteur Solo Exhibition, Phoenix, AZ
  • Jan 26-Feb 18, 2014 Arizona Artist Guild – Juried Member Exhibition, Phoenix, AZ
  • Dec 6, 2013-Jan 11, 2014 monOrchid – Holy Daze Juried Exhibition, Phoenix, AZ
  • Dec 6-30, 2013 (9) The Gallery – I Have a Name Invitational Exhibition, Phoenix, AZ
  • Oct 12-Nov 30, 2012 monOrchid – Rotting the Barrel? Juried Exhibition, Phoenix, AZ
  • Sept 6-Oct 12, 2013 monOrchid – 78 Years in the Fast Lane Solo Exhibition, Phoenix, AZ
  • June 1-August 30, 2013 University Club – Visual Acoustics Juried Exhibition, Phoenix, AZ
  • May 10-June 9, 2013 ACCI Gallery – 2013 National Juried Exhibition, Berkeley, CA
  • May 10-30, 2013 Guns/Children Invitational Exhibition, Sedona, AZ
  • April 15-19, 2013 Arizona Artists Guild Juried Members Show, Scottsdale, AZ
  • March 1-30, 2013 MonOrchid – 25 Years Downtown Invitational Exhibition, Phoenix, AZ
  • March 1-15, 2013 After Hours Gallery Art Detour Exhibit, Phoenix, AZ
  • February 1-March 29, 2013 The Nash – Juried Exhibition, Phoenix, AZ
  • February 1-26, 2013 Obliq Gallery – Headline Artist, Phoenix, AZ
  • November, 2012 Gallo Blanco – Solo Exhibition, Phoenix, AZ
  • Oct-Dec, 2012 Herberger Theater Center – Memory Play Juried Exhibition, Phoenix, AZ
  • October 5-29, 2012 6th Avenue Gallery – Freddie Goes Underground Solo Exhibit, Phoenix, AZ

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