Freddie Brice

 ( 1920, Charleston, Caroline du Sud, U, 1998, New York, NY, USA)

B. 1920 Charleston, South Carolina
D. 1998 New York, NY
Freddie Brice was born in Charleston, South Carolina in 1920, and at age 9 moved to Harlem, where later he spent much of his time at the Apollo Theater, a fan of acts such as: Diana Washington, Chuck Webb and the Inkspots to name a few. Brice held numerous jobs including an elevator operator, a laundry worker and most importantly at the Brooklyn Navy Shipyard, where he painted ships. After a long history of incarceration and institutionalization he started making paintings in 1983 at an art workshop on the Upper West Side in Manhattan. His primarily black and white compositions depict clocks, mugs, bears, furniture, and stars. In 1991 Brice's work was featured in the exhibition "Art's Mouth" at Artists Space curated by Connie Butler. Freddie Brice's work is in the collections of: The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Milwaukee Art Museum and The Old Dominion University, Gordon Collection, Norfolk, Virginia. Additionally Brice's work has been exhibited at The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center, Williamsburg, VA and Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee WI. He died in New York in 1998.
Group shows at Ceysson Gallery
What Wind, New York
February 05 - March 02, 2019


SELECTED SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2015
Watches & Clocks, New York, NY2012 Beverly Semmes & Freddie Brice, KS Art, New York, US

2010
Freddie Brice, KS Art, New York, US

2000
Paintings and Drawings, KS Art, New York, US

1992
Solo exhibition atThe Outsider Art Fair, KS Art, New York, US

1991
Freddie Brice, Ricco Maresca Gallery, New York, US

1989
Freddie Brice and Mary T. Smith, Ricco Maresca Gallery, New York, US

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019
What Wind, curated by Eric Palgon, Ceysson & Bénétière, New York, US

2016
Shout For Tomorrow, Hirschl & Adler, New York, NY

2011
POP: Eddie Arning, Freddie Brice, Ray Hamilton, curated by Anne Doran, KS Art, New York, US

2010
Looking Back: The Fifth White Columns Annual, White Columns, New York, US

2009
The Outsider Art Fair, KS Art, New York, US

2007
The Outsider Art Fair, Maxwell Projects, New York, US

2005
The Outsider Art Fair, KS Art, New York, US

2003
Freddie Brice, Berenberg Gallery, Boston, US

2002
The Outsider Art Fair, KS Art, New York, US

2000
The Outsider Art Fair, KS Art, New York, US

1998
Diaspora: Seven African-American Artists: Freddie Brice, Robert St. Brice, Odilon Pierre, Ras Dizzy, Leonard Daley, Thornton Dial, Kevin Sampson, Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, US
The Outsider Art Fair, Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, US

1997
Flying Free: Self-Taught Artists from the Collection of Baron and Ellin Gordon, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center, Williamsburg (Virginia), US
Personal Voice: The Ruth and Robert Vogele Collection of Self-Taught Art, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee (Wisconsin), US
Millenial Intentions: Post 20th Self-Taught Artists, Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, US