FREDRICK J. NELSON

 

 

EDUCATION

 

1975 MFA, Washington University School of Fine Art, St. Louis, MO

1972 Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

1971 BA, Webster College, St. Louis, MO

1968 Forest Park Community College, St. Louis, MO

 

 

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

 

Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

 

 

ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

 

 

2015 “The Gardens at Abbeville,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“Works on Paper,” Messing Gallery, MICDS, St. Louis, MO

2012 “Songs Without Words,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2010 “Intuitive Theories,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2008 “Random Occurrences,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2005 “Flowers, Love and Lies,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“In Black and White,” St. Louis Community College Forest Park, St. Louis, MO

2004 “Love, Lust, Salvation and Other Pursuits,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2003 “Monarch,” St. Louis, MO

2002 “Urban Blues,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

1999 “Fredrick J. Nelson: Retrospective: Painting 25 Years,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

1997 “Fredrick Nelson: A Private View,” The Meramec Theater Gallery, St. Louis, MO

1996 “The Tao of Landscape,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“The Language of Landscape,” Lydon Fine Art, Chicago, IL

1995 “The Paris Suite,” Messing Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“Last Chance,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

1994 “The Image of Pursuance,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

1993 “The Gardens at Abbeville,” Lydon Fine Art, Chicago, IL

American Cultural Center, University of Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan

1992 “Myth and Metaphysics,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

1991 Lydon Fine Art, Chicago, IL

1990 “The Gifts of Grace and Terror,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

80 Washington Square East Gallery, New York, NY

1988 “The Natural Paradise,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

1986 Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

Messing Gallery, St. Louis, MO

1985 Grae Gallery, St. Louis, MO

Signet Arts, St. Louis, MO

1983 “Ray Doty and Fred Nelson,” Alice Bingham Gallery, Memphis, TN

1982 Bede Gallery, Jarrow, England

Hull College of Higher Education, Hull, England

L.Y.C. Museum, Brampton, England

1981 Fontbonne College, St. Louis, MO

Timothy Burns Gallery, St. Louis, MO

1980 Meramac Community College, Kirkwood, MO

1979 Terry Moore Gallery of Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO

1978 Davis Gallery, St. Louis, MO

1977 Louis D. Beaumont Gallery, Chesterfield, MO

1972 Loretto Gallery, Kansas City, MO

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 "From the Racks," Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2015 "40 for 100," Webster University, Webster Groves, MO

“Wintry Mix,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

"36th Annual Paper in Particular," Sidney Larson Gallery, Columbia, MO

2014 “Summer Rotation,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“De-Composition,” Priebe Art Gallery, Univ. Wisconsin, Oshkosh, WI

2013 “Dealer’s Choice,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“Abstraction and Reality,” Fredericksburg Museum, Fredericksburg, VA

2012 “33rd Annual Paper In Particular National Exhibition,” Columbia College, Columbia, MO

“Blur,” Union Street Gallery, Chicago, IL

“10,” The Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO

“RED,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2011 “Black and White,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“SILVER,” 25th Anniversary Show, Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“Abstraction,” The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts: Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA

2010 “Art Chicago 2010,” Atrium Gallery, Chicago, IL

“Annual Small Works Invitational,” Elon University, Elon North Carolina

“Thinning – A 24th Anniversary Exhibition,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2009 “Small,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“A Fine Line,” Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA

“Art Chicago 2009,” Atrium Gallery, Chicago, IL

2008 “Recent Acquisitions,” The Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO

“Holiday Group Show,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“Choose One,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“Small Works,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2007 “Holiday Group Show,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2006 “10 for 20” 20th Anniversary Exhibition, St. Louis, MO

“Paper, Paper,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2006 “Selections,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2005 “Holiday Group Show,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“With Spirit,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2004 CITIRAMA, St. Louis, MO

2004 Chesterfield Arts Gallery Exhibit, Chesterfield, MO

2003 “Atrium at the Plaza,” St. Louis, MO

“Art Palm Beach,” Atrium Gallery, Palm Beach, FL

“Winter Show,” Lydon Fine Art, Chicago, IL

2002 “Scale It,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“Home Grown,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2001 “New Works on Paper,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“6th Annual Juried Exhibition,” Burlington Art Center, Burlington, IA

2000 “Recycled Paper III,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“49th Quad State Exhibition,” Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL

“Contemporary 2000: 2nd Annual Contemporary Exhibit,” Pointe Gallery, Omaha, NE

1999 “Recycled Paper II,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“49th Quad State Exhibition,” Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL

1998 “Recycled Paper,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

1997 “40th Annual Delta Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture,” Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR

“47th Annual Art Competition,” Fort Smith Art Center, Fort Smith, AR

1993 American Cultural Center, University of Taipei, Taiwan

“Dealer’s Choice,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“New Works on Paper,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

1992 “Departures and Connections,” Messing Gallery, St. Louis, MO

1991 “Drawn to Earth,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

Two-Person Exhibition, Lydon Fine Art, Chicago, IL

The Mid-America Biennial, Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

“William M. Yonker & Fredrick J, Nelson,” Messing Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“Earth Elements,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

5th Anniversary Exhibition, Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

1990 “Small Works,” Curated by Ivan C. Karp, Director of O.K. Harris Gallery, at the 80 Washington Square East Gallery, New York, NY

1989 “Selections from the Atrium Gallery,” Messing Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“Drawn to the Earth,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“William M. Yonker & Fredrick J. Nelson,” Messing Gallery, St. Louis, MO

1988 “20th Annual Washington and Jefferson National Painting Show,” Olin Fine Arts Center Gallery, Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, PA

“7th Annual Contemporary Art Exhibit,” Missouri Athletic Club, St. Louis, MO

“31st Annual Exhibition of American Art,” Chatqua Museum, Chataqua, NY

1987 “30th Annual Delta Art Exhibition,” Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR

“Art St. Louis III,” St. Louis Arts Festival, St. Louis, MO

“Paperworks,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

1986 “Artists in the Atrium,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“Arts St. Louis II,” St. Louis Arts Festival, St. Louis, MO

“XXIX Salon Internationale,” A.L.P.A. Palais Municipal Des Expositions, Lyons, France

1985 “Small Works National ‘85,” Zaner Gallery, Rochester, NY

“Vivace,” St. Louis Arts Festival, St. Louis, MO

1984 “13th Annual Midwest Traveling Exhibition,” Shirfcliff Gallery,

Vincennes University, Vincennes, IL; Brubeck Arts Center, Wabash Valley College, Carmel, IN; Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terra Haute, IN; Lincoln Trail College, Robinson, IL; Indiana University - Southeast, New Albany, IN; Jasper Community Arts Commission, Jasper, IN

1983 Messing Gallery, St. Louis, MO

Forest Park Community College, St. Louis, MO

Timothy Burns Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“36th Annual Mid-States Art Exhibition,” Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR

“26th Annual Delta Art Exhibition,” Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR

1982 “2nd Annual Limehouse Open,” London, England

“Small Works,” Newcastle Gallery, Newcastle, England

“L.E.A. Exhibit,” Liecaster, England

“The John Moore’s Exhibition,” Liverpool, England

1980 “22nd Annual Eight State Exhibition,” Oklahoma Arts Center,

Oklahoma City, OK

“Up Front: An Invitational Exhibition,” Alternative Space, Memphis, TN

Fontbonne College, St. Louis, MO

Messing Gallery, St. Louis, MO

Timothy Burns Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“Marietta National Painting and Sculpture Exhibitions,” Marietta College, Marietta, OH

1979 Timothy Burns Gallery, St. Louis, MO

Messing Gallery, St. Louis, MO

Blackwell Gallery, Salisbury, MD, “National Invitational”

1978 “19th Annual Works on Paper,” Montgomery Museum of Fine Art, Montgomery, AL

“21st Annual Exhibition of American Art,” Chataqua, NY

1977 “Critic’s Choice,” St. Louis Convention Center Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“Alumni Invitational,” Gallery of the Loretto Hilton, Webster College, Webster Groves, MO

1976 “Color Field Painters,” Emden Gallery, St. Louis, MO

Rising Gallery, St. Louis, MO

Gallery Rouff, St. Louis, MO

“National Invitational Exhibition,” Western Carolina State University, Cullowee, NC

Gallery 210, University of Missouri - St. Louis, MO

1975 Terry Moore Gallery, St. Louis, MO

1973 “National Drawing Competition,” Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

 

 

AWARDS

 

2002 Arts and Education Council Award, Art Educator of the Year, St. Louis, MO

2001 Missouri Artist in Residence, Sedalia, MO

Juried St. Louis Community College “Five Pick Five” Exhibition

1997 Purchase Award, 47th Annual Art Competition, Fort Smith Art Center,

Fort Smith, AR

1995 The Open Studios Press, Winner of the Midwest Competition Number IV, Needham, Mass

1994 Messing Sabbatical Grant

Residency, Cite’ Internationale Des Artes Residencies, Paris, France

1993 Weisenberger Chair of Distinguished Teaching in Fine Arts

Second Prize and Juror’s Award 8th Annual Mail-In Art Show, Margaret Harwell Art Museum, Poplar Bluff, MO

1990 Recipient, Mid-America Art Alliance/ National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for Painting and Work on Paper

Juror’s Award, 14th Annual (Small Works Exhibition), 80 Washington Square East Gallery, New York, NY

1983 Juror’s Award, “26th Annual Delta Art Exhibition,” Little Rock, AR

1982 Exhibition Grant, Northern Arts Council, England

Traveling Grant, L.Y.C. Museum, Brampton, England

1981 Exhibitions Grant, Northern Arts Council, England

1980 Juror’s Award, “22nd Annual Eight State Competition,”

Juror’s Award, Marietta National Painting and Sculpture Exhibition

1978 Juror’s Award, “19th Annual Works on Paper,”

1974 Teaching Assistantship, Washington University School of Fine Arts,

St. Louis, MO

 

 

MUSEUM EXHIBITS

 

2013 Fredericksburg Museum, Fredericksburg, VA., "Abstraction and Reality"

2012 Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO., "10! The First Decade"

2011 The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts: Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA., "Abstraction"

2009 The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts: Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA., "A Fine Line"

2008 The Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO “Recent Acquisitions”

2007 The Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO, St. Louis Painters’ Invitational

2006 The Springfield Museum, Springfield, MO, “MOAK 4 State Regional Exhibition”

2004 The Springfield Museum, Springfield, MO “Watercolor USA 2004”

2002 The Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO

2001 Mitchel Museum, Cedarhurst, Mt. Vernon, IL

1993 Margaret Harwell Museum, Poplar Bluff, MO

1991 Nelson Atkins Museum, Kansas City, MO

1983 Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, Evansville, IN

1982 L.Y.C. Museum, Brampton, England

1978 Montgomery Museum of Fine Art, Montgomery, AL

 

 

CORPORATE AND PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

 

A.G. Edwards (Now Wells Fargo), St. Louis, MO

Anheuser Busch, St. Louis, MO

Armstrong Teasdale, St. Louis, MO

Bank of America, St. Louis, MO

Bryan Cave, St. Louis, MO

Centel Corporation, Chicago, IL

Champion International, Inc. St. Louis, MO

Chennel Gallery, London, England

Cincinnati Bell Information Systems, Cincinnati, OH

Cité Internationale Des Arts, Paris, France

CSI Leasing, Inc., St. Louis, MO

Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO

Draper and Kramer, Chicago, IL

First National Bank, Columbus, MO

Fogelman - Byrnes, Memphis, TN

Fontbonne College, St. Louis, MO

Fort Smith Art Center, Fort Smith, AR

Forsyth School, St. Louis, MO

Harper and Row, Medical Publishing Division, J.B. Lippincott, St. Louis, MO

HBE Corporation, St. Louis, for placement in Adams Mark Hotels, Dallas and Buffalo

Holiday Inn Regional Headquarters, Shawnee Mission, KS

Husch & Eppenberger, St. Louis, MO

IMRT (a division of XRT), Fairview Heights, IL

Johnson & Higgins, St. Louis, MO

Krey Distributing Company, St. Peters, MO

L.Y.C. Museum, Brampton, England

LaSalle Partners, Chicago, IL

Mary Institute St. Louis Country Day School, Ladue, MO

Meceli Holding Company, St. Louis, MO

Morris Holdings, L.L.C., St. Louis, MO

Mosaic, St. Louis, MO

Northwestern Bottle Company, St. Louis, MO

Parkcrest Surgical Association, St. Louis, MO

Paul Stuart, Chicago, IL

Peat, Marwick and Mitchell, St. Louis, MO

Prevost & Partners Ltd., London, England

The Private Bank, St. Louis, MO

Prudential Home Mortgage Company, St. Louis, MO

R.R. Donnely & Sons, Chicago, IL

Ralston-Purina Company, St. Louis, MO

Retina & Vitreous Consultants, St. Louis, MO

The Swan Corporation, St. Louis, MO

Tockman & Wolk, St. Louis, MO

US Bank, St. Louis, MO

Valley Steel Products, Centralia, MO

Vector Securities, NY

Wachovia, St. Louis, MO

Washington University Medical School, St. Louis, MO

Westin Hotels Inc.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

2010 Moynihan, Miriam, “Galleries Display Gardens and Graffiti,” St. Louis Post Dispatch, Sept. 17, 2010

2007 Weant, Nancy K., “2007 St. Louis Painters Invitational”

2006 Callahan, Teresa, “Interlude,” West End Word, March 2006

2005 Calahan, Teresa, “There’s So Much to Love About ‘Floweres, Love and Lies,’” West End Word, Vol. 25, No. 25, 2005

Jost, Paul E., “’Home Grown, Atrium Gallery,” Art St. Louis, Vol. 15, No. 1.

2002 Daniel, Jeff. “‘Home Grown’ Exhibit Displays Varied Roots,” St. Louis Post- Dispatch, July 7, 2002.

Shepley, Carol Ferring. “Color Master Nelson Works at Spontaneity,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, April 7, 2002.

1999 Daniel, Jeff. “FJN: Retrospective,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, April 28, 1999.

1996 Bellos, Alexandra. “Reflective Surfaces.” Riverfront Times, November 13-19, 1996.

Daniel, Jeff. “Of Symmetry and the Sea.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, October 31, 1996.

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Shepley, Carol Ferring. “Comparison of Work - Then and Now.” St. Louis Post Dispatch, March 7, 1992.

Shepley, Carol Ferring. “Fred Nelson’s Colorful Focus Show in New Works.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, November 16, 1992.

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Rubin, Michael. “New Paintings at Savings and Loan,” St. Louis Globe Democrat, Oct. 2, 1982.

Rubin, Michael. “His Abstract Images Reach out to Viewers,” St. Louis Globe Democrat

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Rubin, Michael. “Intriguing Exhibit at Timothy Burns Gallery,” St. Louis Globe Democrat, July 26, 1980.

1979 Lipkin, Joan. “Works on Paper at Country Day,” St. Louis Globe Democrat, Mar. 17, 1979.

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Rouff, Marie Louise. “Exhibit at UMSL by Three on Faculty,” St. Louis Post- Dispatch, 1976

1975 Rouff, Marie Louise. “Art by Five Young Men,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1975