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Personal Business, 2015, gouache and ink on paper, 25 3/8 x 33 1/8 in.
Personal Business, 2015, gouache and ink on paper, 25 3/8 x 33 1/8 in.
Before Stonewall, 2015, gouache and ink on paper, 25 3/8 x 33 1/8 in.
Before Stonewall, 2015, gouache and ink on paper, 25 3/8 x 33 1/8 in.
Citadel, 2016, gouache and ink on paper, 25 3/8 x 33 1/8 in.
Citadel, 2016, gouache and ink on paper, 25 3/8 x 33 1/8 in.
The Stick It Inn, 2016, gouache and ink on paper, 33 1/8 x 25 3/8 in.
The Stick It Inn, 2016, gouache and ink on paper, 33 1/8 x 25 3/8 in.
Dusk, 2015, gouache and ink on paper, 25 3/8 x 33 1/8 in.
Dusk, 2015, gouache and ink on paper, 25 3/8 x 33 1/8 in.
No Means, 2015, gouache and ink on paper, 25 3/8 x 33 1/8 in.
No Means, 2015, gouache and ink on paper, 25 3/8 x 33 1/8 in.
Infinity Pool, 2015, gouache and ink on paper, 25 3/8 x 33 1/8 in.
Infinity Pool, 2015, gouache and ink on paper, 25 3/8 x 33 1/8 in.
Fronts, 2016, gouache and ink on paper, 25 3/8 x 33 1/8 in.
Fronts, 2016, gouache and ink on paper, 25 3/8 x 33 1/8 in.
The Last Man Standing, 2016, gouache and ink on paper, 33 1/8 x 25 3/8 in.
The Last Man Standing, 2016, gouache and ink on paper, 33 1/8 x 25 3/8 in.
Spinsters, 2015, gouache and ink on paper, 33 1/8 x 25 3/8 in.
Spinsters, 2015, gouache and ink on paper, 33 1/8 x 25 3/8 in.

Edie Fake

 

Born 1980, in Evanston, IL

 

The artist lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

 

 

Education

 

2002 —

BFA, Rhode Island School of Design, RI

 

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Solo Exhibitions

 

2018 —

Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL (forthcoming)

 

2016 —

Edie Fake, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY

 

2015 —

Grey Area, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL

Edie Fake for Trunk Show, Trunk Club, Chicago, IL

 

2013 —

Memory Palaces, Thomas Robertello Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

 

Select Group Exhibitions and Performance Projects

 

2018 —

Surface/Depth: The Decorative after Miriam Schapiro, curated by Elissa Auther with Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy for The Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY (forthcoming)

 

2017-18 —

Declaration, curated by Stephanie Smith and Lisa Freiman, with Amber Esseiva, Johanna Plummer, and Lauren Ross, Institute for Contemporary Art, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

 

2017 —

Occupancies, Boston University Art Galleries, Boston, MA
The Nothing That Is: A Drawing Show in 5 Parts, curated by Matt Distel and Bill Thelen, The Carnegie, Covington, KY
Underlying system is not known, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL

 

2016 —

How High? Left Field, San Luis Obispo, CA
Tomorrow Never Happens. Samek Museum, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA

Gist & Gesture, Kavi Gupta, Chicago, IL

World Made By Hand, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY

 

2015 —

Making Chances, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL

Feminist Bookstore, curated by Jennifer Armbrust and Michelle Blade, Reading Frenzy, Portland, OR
The Gay Mafia is Real, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
Friendship and Freedom, MASS Gallery, Austin, TX

 

2014 —

Friendship and Freedom, MASS Gallery, Austin, TX

Embodiment, Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, University of Chicago, IL

The Stench of Rotting Flowers, Charlotte Street Foundation, Kansas City, MO

No Fate But What We Make, Rhodes' Clough-Hanson Gallery, Memphis, TN

 

2013 —

Binary Lore, Three Walls, Chicago, IL

How Do I Look, Roots and Culture, Chicago, IL

Edie Fake & Kevin Killian Secret Lives, Night Club, Chicago, IL

 

2012 —

Binary Lore, Feldman Gallery, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR

The Sexual Life of Patterns, a lecture performance for The Center For Experimental Lectures,

PS1, New York, NY

All Good Things Become Wild and Free, H.F. Johnson Gallery, Carthage College, Kenosha, WI

 

2011 —

Bless This Mess, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL

 

2009 —

FINGERS Tour, a twenty-city and five-week queer art and performance tour

 

2008 —

Queer Zines, New York Art Book Fair, New York, NY

 

2007 —

Rainbow Dawn, collaboration with Lee Relvas, Art In General, New York, NY

Sex In the City, Dumbo Art Center, Brooklyn, NY

Tent Show, collaboration with Math Bass, Nikolaj Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark

Freundesfreundin, Schalter, Basel, Switzerland

Shared Women, LACE, Los Angeles, CA

 

2006 —

Flex Your Textiles, John Connelly Presents, New York, NY

PeaceCore Zine Tour, collaboration with Lee Relvas a twenty-city and five-week performance and book tour

 

2004 —

PILOT TV, Co-organizer for a four-day autonomous artists’ TV studio and conference focusing on Trans/Feminism, Nightgowns, Chicago, IL,

 

 

Select Publications

 

2014 —

Memory Palaces, Published by Secret Acres, New York

 

2010 —

Gaylord Phoenix (collected), Published by Secret Acres, New York

 

2004-2006 —

LTTR, Contributor to issues #3 and #5

 

 

Grants and Awards

 

2012 —

Propeller Grant for The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo

 

2011 —

Ignatz Award for Outstanding Graphic Novel

 

2010 —

Breakout Artist, New City, Chicago

Critical Fierceness Grant for queer art in Chicago

 

2009 —

Printed Matter’s Awards for Artists recipient

 

2004 —

City of Chicago CAAP Grant for Artists’ Projects

 

2002 —

Pell Art History Award, RISD