Artist Bio

Garth Fry is a mixed media artist based in Oakland, California and is an MFA candidate at California College of the Arts. Fry’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States. He began his art career as a member of the Lee Arts Center based in Arlington, Virginia. Fry began combining serigraphy with watercolors on coffee stained paper. Employing this process, he moved forward by illustrating and screen printing posters for musical acts including: We Were Promised Jetpacks, Thee Lexington Arrows, and The 9 Songwriter Series in Washington, DC and New York. Through continual experimentation with various printmaking techniques he developed a more sculptural means of capturing his imagery. He has used coiled paper and glue to create familiar patterns and forms that survey the psychology of isolation. Fry continues to expand his material use and process driven focus while studying sculpture within the California College of the Arts’ interdisciplinary program.  

Fry earned his BFA in Graphic Design with a concentration in Printmaking from Longwood University. He has worked for Hillyer Art Space Gallery and Randal Scott Gallery in Washington, DC; the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art in Virginia Beach, VA; and 1708 Gallery in Richmond, VA. He is a practiced art handler with experience in installation and deinstallation. Most recently Fry has assisted the For-site Foundation with the de-install of "Trace" from Ai Weiwei's @Large exhibition on Alcatraz and performed as a preparator for the California College of the Arts MFA Thesis exhibition.

He accredits his current body of work to his education and gallery work experience.