Past Exhibitions

Fred Tomaselli: The Times

Exhibition Through May 24, 2015

Fred Tomaselli: The Times is the artist’s first West Coast museum exhibition. Born in Southern California and a graduate of California State University, Fullerton, Tomaselli now lives and works in New York, where he has built a reputation for his vibrant and intricate painting technique. The Times highlights a recent and extensive body of work adapting cover photos of The New York Times daily papers, echoing the absurdity of endless news cycles, and occasionally commenting on the stories' contents. In addition, OCMA is presenting a selection of his collage and resin paintings; many are large scale and all capture the extreme attention to detail for which the artist is renowned.

About the artist:
Fred Tomaselli (born 1956, Santa Monica, CA) has had numerous solo exhibitions including the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (2014) and the University of Michigan Museum of Art (2014); a survey exhibition at Aspen Art Museum (2009) that toured to Tang and Brooklyn Museums (2010); The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh (2004) toured to four venues in Europe and the US; Albright-Knox Gallery of Art (2003); Site Santa Fe (2001); Palm Beach ICA (2001), and Whitney Museum of American Art (1999). His works have been included in international biennial exhibitions including Sydney (2010); Prospect 1 (2008); Site Santa Fe (2004); Whitney (2004) and others. Tomaselli’s work can be found in the public collections of institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art, NY; Whitney Museum of American Art; Brooklyn Museum; Albright Knox Gallery; and Museum of Contemporary Art, LA.


Fred Tomaselli, Aug. 31, 2005 #2,  2009, 10 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches, Gouache on printed watercolor paper, Courtesy of Glenstone

Fred Tomaselli, After Nov. 19, 2013, 2014 , Photo-collage, acrylic, and resin on wood panel, 60 x 60 in., Courtesy of the artist and James Cohan Gallery, New York; Shanghai
Aug. 31, 2005 #2,  2009

Fred Tomaselli, Feb. 11, 2009, 2014, Collage, gouache, and archival inkjet print on watercolor paper, 10 3/4 x 12 1/8 in. (27.3 x 30.8 cm), Private collection

Exhibition Credits

Fred Tomaselli: TheTimes is organized in collaboration with the University of Michigan Museum of Art and the James Cohan Gallery, New York/Shanghai.

The OCMA presentation is curated by Chief Curator Dan Cameron.


Support for the exhibition is generously provided by The Segerstrom Foundation and Versace.