“Art, Music, Life, Repeat,” the solo exhibition of Fred Tieken

Royse Contemporary presents “Art, Music, Life, Repeat,” the solo exhibition of Fred Tieken. This exhibition will feature a selection of his latest mixed media and digital works,  showcasing the expressionistic and painterly in style, love of color and line, diverse subject matter, all blended with his poignant commentary. “Painting is like baring my soul to the world,” states Tieken, whose level of emotional commitment is beautifully and vividly demonstrated in his work.
After a daunting 2018 filled with medical battles, Tieken has returned in full force to his art, producing two exciting new bodies of work, the “ER” and “Brainstorm” series. “Tieken’s work highlights personal subjects and shares experiences with his viewer through irony and wit,” states curator Nicole Royse. His art offers wry social observations and smart symbolism, as well as a brief glimpse into his fascinating world, fueled by his passion for life, art, and music.
Working from his two studios in Paradise Valley, Arizona and Venice Beach, California, Tieken’s work has been featured in more than 60 juried exhibitions and one-person shows from coast-to-coast. He also has shown in major art fairs including Aqua Art Miami, XContemporary, Spectrum Miami, LA Art Show and Palm Springs Fine Art Fair. Next up, Tieken is excited to be returning to the LA Art Show in February 2020.

royce reception
The Royse Contemporary reception will take place Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 6:00-9:00pm, coinciding with the “45th Season Kickoff” of the Scottsdale ArtWalk in Old Town Scottsdale. The evening will feature an opportunity to meet the artist and curator, along with light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. “Art, Music, Life, Repeat” will be on view from October 10, 2019 through Sunday, November 3, 2019.
Royse Contemporary is located in the Scottsdale Arts District in the Marshall Square complex at 7077 E. Main Street, Suite 6, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (located on the south side of Main Street just west of Marshall Way). Royse Contemporary is open Monday, Tuesday & Friday 9:00-1:30pm, Thursday 6:00-9:00pm, and Saturday 11:00am-4:00pm.

Tieken Gallery presents New Works by Fred Tieken and Sabine Meyer Zu Reckendorf

Fred Tieken returns to Tieken Gallery with two series of work that chronicle his return to good health after recent issues – 25 pieces in all. Much of this new work is introspective and abstract, and a departure from his well-known style. Look closely and you will see photography, collage, ai in the form of digital manipulation and a few strokes of acrylic here and there.

With this show, we also are welcoming Los Angeles – based artist Sabine Meyer Zu Reckendorf to Arizona for the first time. She is best known for her playful sculptures made from industrial surplus materials. She formerly worked in the Hollywood movie industry as a special effects technician, prop maker and miniature builder.

Artist Opening Reception
Saturday, April 27, 2019
6pm to 9pm

Show runs through Sunday, May 19, 2019.

Phoenix Home & Garden 2018 Home Tour

We are pleased to announce that our home is being featured along with Tieken Studio & Gallery Paradise Valley on the Phoenix Home & Garden 2018 Home Tour, Saturday, November 10. Details from Phoenix Home & Garden magazine: “Pages from our magazine come to life as guests enjoy exclusive access to a select group of the Valley’s premier luxury homes during our annual self-guided tour. Not only will you see amazing homes from the magazine in person but you can also meet magazine editors and mingle with the Valley’s top design professionals.”

JAZZ IT UP! through January 20, 2019

Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum is showing the group exhibition JAZZ IT UP! through January 20, 2019. The exhibition features 16 artists from throughout the continent including the work of Fred Tieken. Please call the museum at 480-644-6560 for open hours and details of special events or go the website at www.mesaartscenter.com
Hope to see your soon!

Fearless Art 

If you are in Los Angeles or plan to be there, please don’t miss the current show at Tieken Gallery Los Angeles. Up through the closing reception on December 8, 2018, Fearless Art features artists Bibi Davidson and Fred Tieken in a bold, three-dimensional wonderland. Wear your sunglasses! Call 310-425-5367 or go to www.facebook.com/tiekengalleryLA for gallery open hours and directions.

ART in LA Affair

ART in LA Affair


VIP Premier Night
Friday August 17th
8pm – Midnight
Saturday August 18th
11am – 5pm
Sunday August 19th
11am – 5pm 

Tickets available online and at the door



Please join us at Tieken Gallery LA for the CLOSING RECEPTION of my solo show, KILLER BEES ATTACK MAR-A-LAGO on Saturday, December 16 from 6pm to 10pm.

Since the show’s opening, thousands of art fans have visited the gallery to see my KILLER BEES installation alongside two stories full of my original paintings. Now the show is drawing to a close and the installation will soon be coming down, so please mark your calendar for the closing reception. Take one last look at the show and relax a while in the Tar Pit Lounge.

In October, Tieken Gallery LA joined the family of galleries on Chung King Road and many are planning events for December 16 . . . so make it an evening and enjoy the art!

Tieken Gallery LA is a vibrant, new gallery featuring two stories of contemporary art. Watch for news of our Winter and Spring show schedule coming soon!

Tieken Gallery | LA
6pm to 10pm
Saturday, December 16, 2017
961 Chung King Road
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Gallery Open
Thurs, Fri & Sat 1pm to 6pm
Sunday, 1pm to 4pm
Other times by appointment

Holiday Schedule
Tieken Gallery LA will be closed
December 24 – January 5

Is it October already?

Is it October already?

Ever since Gail and I visited a Chinatown gallery opening a few years ago, this urban gem in downtown Los Angeles has held a special place in our hearts. Its history is interwoven with the city itself and its present incarnation as a hip home for artists, galleries, photographers, musicians and one-of-a-kind shops makes it a regular stop for a night out on the town.

The pedestrian walkway of Chung King Road provides an unparalleled opportunity for city-dwellers to forget about traffic and stroll the area at leisure. And, it’s not unusual on any given Saturday night to be entertained by one or more live bands.

So, when our friend Mat Gleason from Coagula Curatorial called and said he knew of an available space just a few steps from his gallery, we had to take a look.

And that is how Tieken Gallery LA came about. Our grand opening is scheduled for October 21, 2017 with a solo show of my new paintings along with my newest installation, Killer bees attack MAR-A-LAGOPlease come see my new work and experience a perfect autumn evening in Chinatown.

Tieken Gallery LA Grand Opening
7 pm to 10pm
Saturday, October 21, 2017
961 Chung King Road
Los Angeles, CA 90021

OPEN (after Oct 21)
Thurs, Fri & Sat 1pm to 6pm
Sunday 1pm to 4pm
Other times by appointment


For those of you who enjoy our Tieken Gallery AZ shows, not to worry. Our show season will resume this winter. Stay tuned for news of shows or log in on our facebook page at Tieken Gallery.

Fred Tieken • UNO’s Dream Pony • acrylic on canvas • 30” x 24” • 2017

Gail and I are so pleased to be Honorary Co-chairs of the 2018 ART FROM THE HEART auction sponsored by Free Arts of Arizona. Their mission of healing abused and homeless children through artistic expression has led this amazing nonprofit organization to work with over 110,000 homeless and abused children since 1993, at no charge, at more than 45 partner social service agencies.

Please visit the Free Arts of Arizona website to purchase tickets to the upcoming 2017 Every Child Matters Luncheon on November 1, and mark your calendars now for an evening of art and fun next April 7, at the ART FROM THE HEART auction at Saks Fifth Avenue in Phoenix. As this year’s featured artist, I join a distinguished and talented group of past honorees. Uno’s Dream Pony (above) will be one of the many works of art donated by participating artists and available at the auction.

That’s it for now. Hope to see you soon.

fred tieken

Spring News

Spring News

UNO’s Beach Party Installation, 2017 LA Art Show

Before I tell you about my Spring lineup, I thought I’d take one more look back at my LA Art Show installation in January. UNO’s Beach Party was seen by over 70,000 people during the run of the fair. It was tons of fun but also exhausting, so now that I’ve caught my breath, please join me at these upcoming shows…

Art from the Heart
An art auction benefiting
Free Arts of Arizona
Saks Fifth Avenue
Biltmore Fashion Park
Phoenix, AZ
Sat, April 1 • 4:30 – 7pm
Cocktail Reception
Heavy hors d’oeuvres
Silent Auction with art donated by 60 artists
freeartsaz.org for tickets
Stop by Saks between now & Apr 1 to view the art!

Icehouse Gallery
429 W. Jackson St,
Phoenix, AZ
April 7 – 21
For my first Phoenix show in over a year, I’m thrilled to be back in town at this beautiful gallery alongside three top artists.
First Fri Reception
April 7 • 6 – 10pm
Third Fri Reception
April 21 • 6 – 10pm
Refreshments will be served
No RSVP Required
Also open Mon-Fri • 9am – 5pm

An evening of Art & Design
Scottsdale Quarter
15059 N. Scottsdale Rd. Suite 180
Scottsdale, AZ  
Sat, May 6 • 6pm
I will be showing my Kindred Spirits portrait series along with my homage to design “What Was Is.” DWR will be auctioning off an Eames chair customized with my original art and proceeds benefit Free Arts of Arizona.
Refreshments will be served and music will be provided.
This will be a really fun evening at the uber-stylish DWR Showroom. Please RSVP scottsdaleassistants@dwr.com

Hope to see you at these events!

fred tieken

I’m off to LA Art Show!

We barely had time to catch our breath from the Miami shows when we threw all of our energy into preparing for the upcoming LA Art Show, January 11 – 15, 2017 in the Los Angeles Convention Center West Hall.

I will be introducing UNO’S GMO Beach Party installation and will be painting a mural directly on the show wall as part of the installation. I also will be showing my new “famous artists portrait series” and other new work under the Coagula Curatorial banner just inside the show entrance at exhibition space #113.

The LA Art Show is entering its third decade as one of the world’s largest and longest running events with 150,000 square feet of exhibition space and close to 70,000 attendees last year. While dedicated to maintaining their commitment to technique and integrity, the show’s principals continue to further refine their curatorial vision by presenting innovative galleries and artist performances that showcase premier Modern and Contemporary work. Please check their web site for show times and directions.

Before I go, I also want to thank Phoenix New Times and arts writer Lynn Trimble for the in-depth studio interview.

Hope to see you at the show!

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