Tom Friedman

 ( 1965, St Louis)

Biographie

Tom Friedman est né en 1965 à Saint-Louis, dans l’état du Missouri, aux états-Unis. Après avoir décroché un diplôme en illustration graphique à l’Université de Washington de Saint- Louis, Tom s’est lancé dans un Master en Beaux-arts à l’Université de l’Illinois, à Chicago. Il réside dans l’ouest du Massachusetts, dans une bâtisse entourée de forêts avec vue sur un lac, où vivent aussi sa femme Mary, ses trois enfants, un chien et de nombreuses œuvres d’art. Dans ce lieu privé, au calme, en pleine nature, il compose de la musique, écrit des livres, et cultive son jardin, avec le même souci de pureté et d’authenticité, qui confère à ses œuvres un attrait absolument unique.

Présentation

"Pour moi, l'art est à son sommet lorsque l'objet artistique nous aide à naviguer au sein de cette brume complexe, comme un phare lumineux. Ce que je trouve de tellement intéressant dans le contexte artistique et qui n'existe dans aucun autre champ de recherche, c'est qu'il inclut tout. Il est à l'intersection de tous les champs de recherche : science spiritualité, psychologie, philosophie ..." Tom Friedman.

Tom Friedman travaille sur le quotidien, le petit, l'insignifiant. Paquets de corn-flakes (Untitled, 1999), chewing-gums (Untitled, 1990), savons (Untitled, 1990), papiers toilette (Untitled, 1989), crayons (Untitled, 1998), pailles (Untitled, 1997), sucres (Untitled, 1999) sont quelques-uns de ses matériaux de base (remarquez que les titres sont là pour vous aider à mieux visualiser les œuvres....). Rien de bien exceptionnel. Tout est à portée de main. Des consommables consommés que l'on croise chaque jour, que l'on utilise même. Presque assez simples pour que nos décorateurs télévisuels puissent reproduire ces mêmes pièces.
Seulement voilà, la différence, c'est ce qu'il en fait. Attention, il n'est pas « artiste de cirque » ni « artiste de rue » capable de créer un Balloon Dog (le faux, pas celui de Koons) en moins de deux. Il est plutôt dans la droite lignée des Kosuth, Bochner, Lewitt, Beuys ou Cage : il mêle allègrement l'intelligence du Fluxus à la puissance du Conceptuel. Il crée un art où l'idée prime sur la réalisation tout en étant capable de produire des pièces d'une grande force évocatrice, où l'esthétique croit encore en la poésie. Tom Friedman réinvente la vie, tout simplement. Dans ses oeuvres plus récentes, il côtoie les complexités folkloriques de Mike Kelley (Circus, 2006 - Green Demon, 2008) tout en gardant une âme d'enfant turbulent à la Martin Creed (Balloonsonceiling, 2006 - Care Package (manipulated), 2008 - Vomit, 2006). Des copains de jeux, évidemment.
Extrait de "Tom Friedman : Capitalisme et liberté" Benjamin Bianciotto sur art-and-you.com lien vers l'article

"Le crayon m'obsède depuis des années. Je redécouvre son sens à partir du propre usage que j'en fais. Il est en lien étroit avec ce que je suis, toujours dans ma poche. Puis le crayon se déplace et, d'un outil dans ma main, il devient un élément objectif sur le mur que je peux envisager. C'est une relation dialectique : l'expérimenter dans sa dualité - moi et l'objet, là au-dehors, puis de nouveau nous deux ensemble, dans l'acte de produire quelque chose, une seule et même manifestation, juste être, juste faire - où donc le crayon et où l'artiste Tom Friedman commencent-ils et finissent-ils ?"

Tom Friedman
Expositions monographiques à la galerie
Tom Friedman, Paris
29 Avril - 30 Mai 2009


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2008
Tom Friedman: Monsters and Stuff, Gagosian Gallery, London.

2007
Tom Friedman: Aluminum Foil, Lever House Lobby Gallery, New York.

2006
Tom Friedman, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills.
Pure Invention: Tom Friedman, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St Louis, Missouri.

2005
Tom Friedman, Feature Inc., New York.

2004
Tom Friedman, South London Gallery, London.
Tom Friedman, Tomio Koyama, Tokyo.

2003
Fright Wig, Feature Inc., New York.

2002
Stitching, Fondazione Prada, Milan.
Tom Friedman, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.

2001
Tom Friedman, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo.
Tom Friedman, Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia.

2000
Tom Friedman (curated by Ron Platt), Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Traveled to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA; Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado; Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina; The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York.
Tom Friedman, Feature Inc., New York.

1999
Galleria Gian Enzo Sperone, Rome.
Galeria Foksal, Warsaw, Poland.

1998
Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo.
Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine.
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.

1997
Saint Louis Art Museum, St Louis, Missouri.
Feature Inc., New York.
Ynglingagatan, Stockholm.
Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, California.

1996
Affinities: Chuck Close and Tom Friedman (curated by Madeleine Grynsztejn), The Art Institute, Chicago.
Feature Inc., New York.
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.
Objects: Tom Friedman and Linda Horn, Evanston Art Center, Illinois.

1995
Projects 50: Tom Friedman, Museum of Modern Art, New York.

1994
Galleria Raucci/Santamaria, Naples.
Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva.

1993
Feature Inc., New York.
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut.

1992
Bonsack Gallery, St Louis, Missouri.


Selected Solo Exhibitions (cont.)

1991
Feature Inc., New York.
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Rezac Gallery, Chicago.

1989
Installation during studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Untitled, 1989 and White Cloud, 1989 (Prada catalogue p. 260).


Selected Group Exhibitions

2008
Retrospective, Gagosian Gallery, New York.
Artist’s Choice: Vik Muniz, Rebus, Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Collecting Collections, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
Styrofoam, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island.
Transformed, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Drawn to Detail, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, Massachusetts.
The Complexity of the Simple, L & M Arts, New York.

2007
Fit to Print: Printed Media in Recent Collage, Gagosian Gallery, New York.
All the More Real (curated by Eric Fischl & Merrill Falkenberg), The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York.
The Shapes of Space, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.
Memory and Obsession: Tara Donovan, Tom Friedman, Robert Gober, Mark Manders, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.
Summer Show, Gagosian Gallery, New York.
Summer Show, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco.
Art in America: Now, MOCA Shanghai.
Timer 01, Triennale Bovisa, Milan.
New Dimensions, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco.

2006
Into Me / Out of Me, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York. Traveled to Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (through 2007).
Altered, Stitched & Gathered, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York.
Sculpture, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK, Grimaldi Forum, Monaco.
EX.05.03.06103: Big, Small, White, The Cartin Collection, Hartford, Connecticut
Aisle 5, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa.
Yes Bruce Nauman, Zwirner & Wirth, New York.
Nichts, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt.
Subject: Contemporary Portraiture, Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, Connecticut.
The Last Time They Met, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.
Portraits of Artists, Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York.

2005
Portraits d’Artistes, Galerie de France, Paris.
A Brief History of Invisible Art, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco.
The Miraculous in the Everyday, University Gallery, Fine Arts Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Looking at Words, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York.
Art of Chess, Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York. Traveled to Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow, 2006.
drawings + sculpture, Cook Fine Art, New York.
Ecstasy: In and About Altered States, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
Paper Pushers, Richard L. Nelson Gallery & Fine Art Collection, University of California, Davis.
Several Exceptionally Good Recently Acquired Pictures XVII, Frankel Gallery, San Francisco.
Meditative, Feature Inc., New York.
Recent Acquisitions: Contemporary Sculpture, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.
Fragile (curated by Giani Romano), Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva.
Tom Friedman, Wes Mills, Daisy Youngblood, Galerie Albrecht, Munich.
Laguna’s Hidden Treasures: Art from Private Collections, Laguna Art Museum, California.
On Paper: Drawings from the 1960s to the Present, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles.
Over + Over: Passion for Process, Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Champaign. Traveled to Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts; The Austin Museum of Art, Austin, Texas ; The Katonah Museum of Art, Westchester, New York.
Logical Conclusions: 40 Years of Rule-Based Art, Pace Wildenstein, New York.
Material Matters, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.
Masters of Illusion: 150 Years of Trompe l’Oeil in America, Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.
Fragile, Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva.
10 Year Anniversary Exhibition, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.
Portraits d’Artistes: De la Comtesse de Castiglione à Cindy Sherman, Galerie de France, Paris.

2004
Recent Acquisitions: Contemporary Sculpture, Guggenheim Museum, New York.
Needful Things: Recent Multiples, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio.
Think Small, Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery, Chicago.
Bug Eyed: Art, Culture, Insects (curated by Tricia Watts), Turtle Bay Museum, Redding California. Traveled to James and Pamela Koenig Art Gallery, Redding.
The Fine Line, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York.
Noah’s Ark, The National Gallery of Canada, Shawinigan, Quebec.
Why Not Live For Art, Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo.
Disparities and Deformations, Our Grotesque (curated by Robert Storr), Site Santa
Fe Fifth International Biennial, New Mexico.
Symbolic Space, The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, New York.
Self-Evidence: Identity in Contemporary Art, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, Massachusetts.
Another Zero, Galleria d´Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, Italy.
View Eight, Mary Boone Gallery, New York.
Self-Evidence: Identity in Contemporary Art, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts.
Another Zero, Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, Italy

2003
Fright Wig, Feature Inc., New York.
Tom Friedman, Gaylen Gerber, Joe Scanlan, Daniel Hug Gallery, Los Angeles.
Undomesticated Interiors, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts.
The Invisible Thread, Buddhist Spirit in Contemporary Art, Newport Center for Contemporary Art, Newport, Rhode Island. Traveled to Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, New York.
In Full View, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York.
Stranger in the Village, Guild Hall, East Hampton, New York.
The Moderns, Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli-Torino.
Stacked, D’Amelio Terras, New York.
American Dream, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York.
Intricacy (curated by Greg Lynn), Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
A Simple Plan, James Cohan Gallery, New York.

2002
Thin Skin: The Fickle Nature of Bubbles, Spheres, and Inflatable Structures (curated by Independent Curators International), AXA Gallery, New York. Traveled to Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Arizona; Gemeentemuseum Helmond, Netherlands; International Museum of Art and Science, McAllen, Texas; Chicago Cultural Center; Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Kansas; Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, California; Boise Art Museum, Idaho (through 2004).
Retrospective: 25 Years of Collecting Modern and Contemporary Art, Denver Art Museum, Colorado.
Face/Off: a portrait of the artist, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, England.
Plotting, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago.
Sunday Afternoon (curated by Paticia Martin), 303 Gallery, New York.
177th Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design Museum, New York.
Playground, Institute of Contemporary Art, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine.

2001
Casino 2001: First Quadrennial of Contemporary Art (curated by Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn), Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (SMAK), Ghent.
Arte Contemporàneo Internacional, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City.
Ruido Blanco/Silencio Blanco, Programa Centro de Arte, Mexico City.
One Million Dollars, The 16 Beaver Group, New York.
The Spring Exposition, Joseph Silvestro Gallery, Brooklyn, New York.
Art at the Edge of the Law, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut.
Een goed in de weg staande tafel (curated by Jack Jaeger), Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam.
Amused, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago.
Point of Departure II, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

2000
Self-Portraits from the Permanent Collection (curated by Malcolm Daniel), Robert Wood Johnson Galleries. Traveled to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Open Ends: Actual Size (curated by Lilian Tone), The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Of the Moment: Contemporary Art from the Permanent Collection (curated by Janet Bishop), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Bubbles (curated by Edith Doove), Centre for Contemporary Non-Objective Art, Brussels.
ANP: 3ness (curated by Dike Blair, Jimi Dams, and Edith Doove), Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium.
Arte Americana, ultimo deccenio (curated by Claudio Spadoni), Museo d’Arte della Città di Ravenna, Ravenna.
Collecting Ideas: Works from the Polly and Mark Addison Collection, Denver Art Museum, Colorado.
The Greenhouse Effect (curated by Lisa Corrin & Ralph Rugoff), Serpentine Gallery, London.
Vanitas Personæ: An Exploration of the Self and Other Related Characters, Robert Miller Gallery, New York.
Domestic Bliss (curated by Naoko Usuki), South London Gallery, London.
Art on Paper 2000, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, The University of North Carolina, Greensboro.
American Bricolage (curated by David Lieber & Tom Sachs), Sperone Westwater, New York.
Extra Ordinary, James Cohan Gallery, New York.
Hairy Forearm’s Self-Referral, Feature Inc., New York.
The Visionary Landscape, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, California.
Grok Terence McKenna Dead, Feature Inc., New York.
Snap! Photography from the Collections, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut.
Hand-Made in America, Sprovieri Gallery, London.
Collector’s Choice, Exit Art, New York.
Drawing, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.
The Americans: New Art, Barbican Art Gallery, London.

1999
On the Ball: The Sphere in Contemporary Sculpture, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, Massachusetts.
Sometimes Warm and Fuzzy: Childhood and Contemporary Art (curated by Susan Lubowsky Talbott and Lea Rosson), Des Moines Art Center, Iowa. Traveled to Tacoma Art Museum, Washington; Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Arizona; P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York; Fundació “la Caixa,” Barcelona; Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California; Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario; Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Tennessee; Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio.
Waste Management (curated by Christina Ritchie ), Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto.
Collectors Collect Contemporary Art: 1990-1999 (curated by Jessica Morgan), Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts.
Zero-G: When Gravity Becomes Form, Whitney Museum of American Art at Champion, Stamford, Connecticut.
Ideas in Things, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, California.
Holding Court, L & R Entwistle & Co. Ltd., London.
Stuff (curated by Jeanne Dunning James Yood), TBA Exhibition Space, Chicago.

l998
More Pieces for the Puzzle: Recent Additions to the Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Hindsight: Recent Work from the Permanent Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
Young Americans 2 – New American Art at the Saatchi Gallery, The Saatchi Gallery, London.
Poussière (Dust Memories) (curated by Emmanuel Latreille), Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain de Bourgogne, Dijon. Traveled to Fonds Régional d’Art
Contemporain Bretagne, Galerie du Trib, Rennes, France.
Blunt Object (curated by Courtenay Smith), David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, Chicago.
Drawing the Question (curated by Susan Harris and Jennifer Gross), Dorsky Gallery, New York.
Dust Breeding (curated by Steven Wolfe), Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco.
Transience and Sentimentality: Boston and Beyond (curated by Christopher Grunenberg & Lia Gangitano), Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts.
Humble County, D’Amelio Terras, New York.
Pop Surrealism, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut.
Word Perfect, Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago.
Bob and Wheel, DFN Gallery, New York.
Encyclopedia 1999, Turner & Runyon, Dallas.

1997
A Lasting Legacy: Selections from the Lannan Foundation Gift, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles.
New Work: Drawings Today (curated by Elise S Haas, Gary
Garrels, & Janet Bishop), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Identity Crisis: Self Portraiture at the End of the Century (curated by Dean Sobel), Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee WI. Traveled to Aspen Art Museum, Colorado.
Inaugural installation of the new galleries of contemporary art, The Art Institute of Chicago.
Lovecraft (curated by Martin McGeown & Tony Webster), Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow. Traveled to South London Gallery, London.
At the Threshold of the Visible: Miniscule and Small-Scale Art, 1964-1996, Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. Traveled to Meyerhof Galleries, Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore, Maryland; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Art Gallery of Windsor, Ontario; Virginia Beach Center for the Arts, Virginia; Santa Monica Museum of Art, California; Edmonton Art Gallery, Alberta.
Dane County Collects, Madison Art Center, Madison, Wisconsin.
Frankensteinian (curated by Stuart Horodner), Caren Golden Fine Art, New York.
Universalis: 23. Bienal Internacional São Paulo (curated by Paul Schimmel), Pavilhão Ciccillo Matarazzo, Parque do Ibrapuera, São Paulo.
More Than Real (curated by Umberto Raucci, Carlo Santamaria, & Massimo Sgroi), Royal Palace, Caserta, Italy.
Currents in Contemporary Art (curated by Andrew Massad & Bronwyn Keenan), Christie’s East, New York.
Feature Inc., New York.
Hero (curated by Ivan Moskowitz), Fieldwork/Project Room, Commonwealth Gallery, Madison, Wisconsin.
Stretch the Truth, Art: Concept, Nice.
Affinities: Chuck Close and Tom Friedman, Art Institute of Chicago.

1995
Subversive Domesticity (curated by Dana Self), Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Kansas.
A Collection Sculptures, The Caldic Collection, Rotterdam.
Oltre la Normalità Concentrica (curated by Gianni Romano), Palazzo da Zara, Padua.
Strung Into the Apollonian Dream…, Feature Inc., New York.
lo-fi, (curated by Michelle Reyes), Lauren Wittels, New York.
b/w photos, Feature Inc., New York.
Pulp Fictions: Works on Paper, Gallery A, Chicago.
I Gaze a Gazely Stare, Feature Inc., New York.

1994
Percept/Image/Object, The Lannan Foundation, Los Angeles.
Critical Mass (curated by Charles Long), A&A Gallery, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut. Traveled to Dallas Artists Research and Exhibition, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas.
Presque Rien, Galerie Jennifer Flay, Paris.
Objects: Tom Friedman and Linda Horn, Evanston Art Center, Illinois.
Tom Friedman, Jim Isermann, Jennifer Pastor, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles.
Common/Uncommon, Gahlberg Gallery, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois.
Rien à Signaler (curated by Gianni Romano), Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva.

1993
The American Academy Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture (curated by Larry Landon), American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York.
Exhibition of Newly Elected Members and Recipients of Honors and Awards, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York.
Mixed Messages: A Survey of Recent Chicago Art (curated by Christopher Scoates & Debra Wilbur), Forum for Contemporary Art, St Louis, Missouri.
Times, Anderson O’Day Gallery, London.
Jeanne Dunning, Tom Friedman, Julia Fish: Subject Matters, Kendall College of Art and Design Art Gallery, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Substitute Teachers, Sadie Bronfman Cultural Center, Montreal.
New Works, Feigen Inc., Chicago.
Once Upon a Time…A Loose Form of Narrative, Gallery A, Chicago.

1992
Hair, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
Misadventures (curated by Dan Peterman), Foster Gallery, University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
Healing, Wooster Gardens, New York, and Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco.
Lying on Top of a Building the Clouds Seemed No Nearer Than When I was Lying in the Street, Galerie Monika Sprüth, Cologne.
The Mud Club, Winchester Cathedral & Lake Nairobi, Gahlberg Gallery, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois.
Feigen Inc., Chicago.

1991
Huma Bhabha, Tom Friedman, David Shaw, Sally Webster, Feature Inc., New York.
Casual Ceremony, White Columns, New York.
White Bird, Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago.
Itch, N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago.

1990
The Thing Itself, Feature Inc., New York.
Looking at Labor: What Price Beauty, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago.
Godhead, Feature Inc., New York.
Minus, Robbin Lockett Gallery, Chicago
Thesis: Tom Friedman, Brian Sikes, Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago.
Selected Books and Catalogues

2008
Lisa Corrin & Rugoff Ralph, Monsters and Stuff, London: Gagosian Gallery.
Danto Arthur & Rugoff Ralph, Tom Friedman, London : Gagosian Gallery.

2007
Collins Judith, Sculpture Today. London: Phaidon Press.

2006
Goodeve, Thyrza Nichols,Tom Friedman New York: Gagosian Gallery.
Friedman Tom,Ream. New York: Gagosian Gallery.

2005
Getlen, Mark, Gilbert’s Living With Art, New York: McGraw-Hill.

2002
Celant Germano, Tom Friedman Milano : Progretto Prada Arte Srl.

2001
Cooper, Dennis, Bruce Hainley, et al. Tom Friedman, London: Phaidon Press.

2000
Corrin, Lisa & Ralph Rugoff. The Greenhouse Effect, London: Serpentine Gallery.
Lauer, David A. & Stephen Pentak, Design Basics, Fort Worth, TX: Harcourt Brace College Publishers.
Platt, Ron. Tom Friedman, Winston-Salem: Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art.

1999
Diaz, Eva, Ko’an Jeff Baysa, Michelle-Lee White. Zero-G: When Gravity Becomes Form, New York: Whitney Museum of American Art.
Morgan, Jessica Collectors Collect Contemporary Art: 1990-1999, Boston: Institute of Contemporary Art.
Ritchie, Christina Waste Management, Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario.
Schulman, Daniel & Jeremy Strick, Museum Studies, Volume 25, No. 1. Modern and Contemporary Art: The Lannan Collection at the Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago.
Talbott, Susan Lubowsky, & Lea Rosson DeLong, Almost Warm and Fuzzy: Childhood and Contemporary Art Des Moines, IA: Des Moines Art Center.
Tom Friedman Warsaw: Galeria Foksal and Feature Inc., New York.

1998
Adams, Brooks & Lisa Liebmann, Young Americans 2: New American Art at the Saatchi Gallery London: Saatchi Gallery.
Cameron, Dan Cream: Contemporary Art in Culture London: Phaidon Press.
Dagognet, Franois, Catherine Elkar, John Fante, Emmanuel Latreille, Cyril Harpet, Lafcadio Hearn, Raymond Roussel, Basho.
Poussière (Dust Memories), Rennes, France: Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporian Bretagne.
Harris, Susan & Jennifer Gross Drawing the Question, New York: Dorsky Gallery.
Klein, Richard, Dominique Nahas, Ingrid Schaffner, Pop Surrealism Ridgefield, CT: Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art.
Smith, Coutenay Blunt Object Chicago: David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago.

1997
Castelnuovo, Sheri & Stephen Fleischman, Toby Kamps Dane County Collects Madison, WI: Madison Art Center.
Haas, Elise S., Garry Garrels & Janet Bishop New Work: Drawings Today San Francisco: Museum of Modern Art.
Rugoff, Ralph & Susan Stewart At the Threshold of the Visible: Minuscule and Small Scale Art, 1964-1996 New York: Independent Curators Inc.
Sobel, Dean & Marc J. Ackerman Identity Crisis: Self-Portraiture at the End of the Century Milwaukee, WI: Milwaukee Art Museum.
Steiner, Rochelle Currents 70: Tom FriedmanSaint Louis, MO: Saint Louis Art Museum.

1996
Baudrillard, Jean, Francesco Bonami, Umberto Raucci, Carlo Santamaria, Massimo Sgroi, Giorgio Verzotti More Than Real, Casterta, Italy: Royal Palace.
Schimmel, Paul et al. Universalis: XXIII Bienal Internacional São Paulo. São Paulo.
Grynsztejn, Madeline, Affinities: Chuck Close and Tom Friedman, Chicago: Art Institution of Chicago.
Tom Friedman, Work Book New York: Feature Inc.

1995
Friedman, Tom & Robert Storr Projects 50: Tom Friedman New York: The Museum of Modern Art.
Huizing-van Calden, Yvette A Collection Sculptures Rotterdam: The Caldic Collection.
Romano, Gianini & Italo Rota Oltre la Normalità Concentrica, Padova: Cittá di Padova.
Self, Diana Subversive Domesticity, Wichita, KS: Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Kansas.

1994
Polla, Barbara S. & Gianni Romano, et al. Rien à Signaler Geneva: Galerie Analix Forever and A&M Bookstore, Milan.
Rowe-Sheilds, Objects: Tom Friedman and Linda Horn Evanston, IL: Evanston Art Center.

1993
Basha, Regine & Stuart Horodner, et al. Substitute Teachers, Montreal, Quebec: Sadie Bronfman Cultural Center.
Cottong, Kathy & Norman Dubie, Once Upon a Time…A Loose Form Narrative, Chicago: Gallery A.
The Louise Comfort Tiffany Foundation Awards in Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Photography and Craft Media. New York: Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation.

1992
Arning, Bill & Ben Kinmont Casual Ceremony, New York: White Columns.
Peterman, Dan Misadventures, Eau Claire, WI: Foster Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Hudson, The Mud Club, Winchester Cathedral & Lake Nairobi Glen Ellyn, IL: Gahlberg Gallery, College of DuPage.

1991
Snodgrass, Susan Tom Friedman Chicago: Rezac Gallery.
Fleming, Jeff Tom Friedman Winston-Salem, NC: Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art.


Selected Articles and Reviews

2008
Applin, Jo. “ Bric-à-Brac.” Art Journal, Vol. 67, No. 1, Spring 2008, p.69-81.
Karriere No. 3, Autumn 2008, p.31.
Wright, Karen. Review. The Independent, June 5, Arts & Architecture p. 5.
McQuaid, Cate. “Breaking Down the Styrofoam.” The Boston Globe, Mar 28, pp. D14-15.
Cook, Greg. “Ugly Beauty.” The Providence Phoenix, Mar 28-Apr 3, p.12.
Wilk, Deborah. Review: The Complexity of the Simple. Time Out New York, Jan 17-23, p. 65.
Johnson, Ken. “Hunting a Tribe of Minimalists on the Streets of the Upper East Side.” The New York Times, Jan 5, p. B11.
Compton, Nick. “Hammer House.” Wallpaper, issue 106 (Jan), pp. 100-104, cover.

2007
Tuchman, Phyllis. “From A to Z.” Artnet.com, Sept 24.
Baker, R.C. “Don’t Chew On It.” The Village Voice (New York), Aug 14.
Schwendener, Martha. Review: All the More Real. The New York Times, Aug 24.
Smith, Roberta. “Space Exploration, Conducted on a Spiral.” The New York Times, July 20, pp. E27, E31.
Davis, Ben. “Power Play: Tom Friedman at Lever House Lobby Gallery. Artnet.com, June 13.
Bedford, Christopher. Review: Tom Friedman at Gagosian Gallery (Beverly Hills). Tema Celeste, Mar/Apr, pp. 80-81.
Finkel, Jori. “You’ve Seen the Email, Now Buy the Art”. The New York Times, Feb 4, pp. E28-29.
Myers, Terry R. Review: Tom Friedman at Gagosian Gallery (Beverly Hills). ArtReview, no. 7 (Jan), p. 150.

2006
Duncan, Jim. “Art Center Wins Big, Again.” Cityview (Des Moines, Iowa), Nov 16, p.25.
Knight, Christopher. “Art as a shared experience.” The Los Angeles Times, Nov 3, p. E22.
Bonetti, David. “Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum Washington U's Art Collection Has Never Looked Better.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Oct 29, p.F3.
Spears, Dorothy. “The First Gallerists Club.” The New York Times. June 18.
Biesenbach, Klaus. “Into Me/Out of Me: Third Chapter: Waste and Value.” Flash Art, vol. 39 (May-June), pp. 100-104.
Bonetti, David. “’Masterworks’ Exhibition Lacks Only One Thing: Masterworks.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Apr 30, p. F4.
Kastner, Jeffery. “Tom Friedman.” Artforum, vol. 44, issue 5 (Jan), p. 220.

2005
Yablonsky, Linda. “Why Small is Big.” ARTnews, vol. 104, issue 11 (Dec).
Vogel, Carol. “Weary Bidders Make One Last Grab for Contemporary Art.” The New York Times, Nov 11, p. B4.
Baker, R.C. “Voice Choices,” The Village Voice, Oct/Nov. p. 167.
Goings On About Town: Chelsea. The New Yorker, Sep, pp. 19-23.
Cotter, Holland. Review: Tom Friedman. The New York Times, Aug 5, p. E28.
Temin, Christine. “Repetition Makes the Ordinary Sublime.” The Boston Globe, July 20, p. E1.
MacAdam, Barbara A. “Logical Conclusions.” ARTnews, vol. 104, issue 6 (June), pp. 119-120.
Asim, Jabari. “Some Think Artist’s Work Is Nothing But Waste of Good Space.” The News-Press, May 27, p. B11.
Segal, David. “They Do Know Squat About Art: At Auction, Bidders Are Not Moved by Tom Friedman’s Feces on a Cube.” The Washington Post, May 19, p. C1.
de Grasse Tyson, Neil. “The Long and Short of It.” Natural History, Apr, pp. 24-28.
Knight, Christopher. “Around the Galleries: The Ordinary Becomes Building Blocks of Life.” The Los Angeles Times, Feb 18, p. E28.
Saraiva, Claudia. “mini me.” thirty4, Dec/Jan, pp. 228-230.
Lavey, Kathleen. “Seeing Is Believing.” The Lansing State Journal, Jan 11, pp. 1D-3D.
Posthuma, Jente. “Zo Volmaakt Dat Het Pijn Doet.” Mister Motley eet alles, No. 05, pp. 16-23.
Kerr, Merrily. “At the Auctions: Fast and Furious in New York.” Flash Art, Jan/Feb, p. 48.
Johnson, Ken. “Review: ’A Few Domestic Objects Interrogate a Few Works of Art’ at Mary Boone.” The New York Times. Jan 21, p. E37.

2004
Adbusters, Nov/Dec, p. 3.
Indyke, Dottie. “The Fifth International Biennial SITE Santa Fe.” ARTnews, Nov, p. 157.
Cantrell, Scott. “Shock & Awe.” The Dallas Morning News, Sep 2, p. 8E.
Kimmelman, Michael. “The Convention Of Beastly Beauty.” The New York Times, Aug 6, pp. E29, E31.
Davies, Paul. Review. Modern Painters, vol. 17, no. 3 (Aug), pp. 125-126.
Searle, Adrian. “Jolly Blue Giant.” The Guardian, June 15, p. 12.
Kynnkob, Cepren. “Ymo Mu Hambopunu.” FHM Magazine, June, pp. 62-69.
Cunniff, Bill. “Artists’ Creativity Bubbles Over In Thin Skin Exhibit.” The Chicago Sun Times, Apr 18.
Johnson, Ken. Review. The New York Times, Mar 29.
McElroy, Joseph. “The Invisible Thread: Buddhist Spirit in Contemporary Art.” Shambhala Sun, Mar, pp. 58-65.
Temin, Christine. “Getting Under The Skin.” The Boston Globe, Feb 13, pp. D21, D24.
Huff, T. J. “Daily Impermanence.” ArtsEditor.com, Feb 1.
White, Derek. “Hero/Anti-Hero: Barney vs. Friedman and Vice Versa.” NY Arts, vol. 9, no. 1/2, Jan/Feb., p. 62.

2003
Cotter Holland. “Finding Surprises as They Are Turned Up by the Karma Wheel.” The New York Times, Nov 7.
Mattick, Paul. Review. Art in America, vol. 91, no. 11 (Nov), pp. 160-161.
“Galeria.” Gatopardo, June, p. 130.
Momin, Shamim M. “Three Variations on Sculpture.” Flash Art, May-June, pp. 114-117.
Menin, Samuel, and Valentina Sansone. “Sculpture Forever.” Flash Art, May-June, pp 122, 124 (illustrated).
Smith, Roberta. Review. The New York Times, Apr 25, p E49.
“Don’t Miss.” Time Out New York, Apr, p. 55.
“Highlights.” Contemporary, Apr/May, No. 50, p. 27.
Johnson, Ken. Review. The New York Times, Feb 28, p. E45.
Ryan, Zoe. “Intricacies of Lynn’s Mind.” Blueprint Magazine, Mar, p. 89.
Robecchi, Michele. Review. Flash Art Italia, Feb-Mar, p.138.
Romano, Gianni. “Tom Friedman, Hyperactive Child.” Flash Art Italia, Dec-Jan, p 74-77.

2002
Casciani, Stefano. “Persie ritrovati.” Domus, Dec.
Thon, Ute. “Animateur der kleinen Dinge des Alltags.” Art Magazine, Nov.
Mazzoleni, Gian Emilio. “La rivolta del quotidiano.” Carnet, Nov.
Di Genova, Arianna. “Polverine magiche dentro al museo.” Alias, Nov 23.
Besio, Armando. “Tom Friedman, l’artista che gioca con il pubblico.” La Repubblica, Oct 25.
McEwen, Adam. “Some Assembly Required.” Frieze, Sept, cover, pp. 74-79.
Moreno, Gene. “The End of the Future.” Art Papers, Sept/Oct, pp. 22-27.
Cameron, Dan. “Tom Friedman, Same and Different.” Parkett, no. 64, pp. 50-63.
Matsui, Midori. “Mapping Your World, Tom Friedman’s Flexible Sculpture.” Parkett no. 64, pp. 64-77.
Waters, John “Serious Playboys: Tom Friedman in conversation with John Waters.” (interview), Parkett, no. 64, pp. 78-91.
Waters, John “Tom Friedman.” IN, vol. 1, issue 2.
Waters, John“Fuel for Thought.” Discover, vol. 23, no. 8, (Aug) p. 29.
Kimmelman, Michael, “Sunday Afternoon.” The New York Times, June 14, p. E38
Goodman, Jonathan. “Tom Friedman, Wim Delvoye.” Parachute, June.
Cotter, Holland. “Creations Small in Scale but Large in Impact.” The New York Times, May 31, p. E38.
Eskin, Blake. “Still Life with Garbage and Bee.” ARTnews, vol. 101, no. 5 (May), pp. 150-153.
Herbert, Martin. “Missouri’s Odd Man In.” Art Review, Apr, vol. LIII, p. 25.
Kent, Sarah. Review. Time Out London, Mar 27-Apr 3.
Camnitzer, Luis. “Tom Friedman: The Unexpected Magic of Craftsmanship.” Art Nexus, no. 44, (April/June 2002) pp. 74-77.
Camnitzer, Luis, Review. IONS Noetic Sciences, Mar-May, cover.
L., J. Review. The Guardian, Mar 13-15, p. 35.
Rimanelli, David. “Tom Friedman.” Interview, Mar, p. 62.
Israel, Nico. Review. Artforum, vol. 40, issue 7 (March), p. 133.
Sumpter, Helen. Review. Evening Standard, Mar 8-14, p. 43.
Moreno, Gean. “Emily’s Way.” Art Papers, vol. 26, no. 1 (Jan/Feb), p. 13.
Baird, Daniel. Review. The Brooklyn Rail, Jan-Feb.
Kreye, Andrian. Review. Suddeutsche Zeitung, Jan 23.
Kreye, Andrian, Review. Iichiko, Jan.

2001
Naves, Mario. “His Medium is the Mundane.” New York Observer, Dec 10.
Gioni, Massimiliano. “New York Cut Up: Hand Made Tales.” Flash Art, Nov/Dec.
Siegel, Katy. “Best of 2001.” Artforum, vol. 40, issue 4 (December), p. 108.
Bischoff, Dan. Review. Star Ledger, Dec 2.
Kastner, Jeffery. “On Form in Emptiness: A Zen Way.” The New York Times, Dec 17, pp. 43-44.
Viveros-Faune, Christian. Review. The Art Newspaper, Nov.
Richard, Frances. Review. Artforum.com, Nov 19.
Stevens, Mark. “Modern Ruins.” New York, vol. 34, issue 43 (Nov 12), p. 117.
Gopnik, Blake. Review. The Washington Post, Nov 11, pp. G1, G4.
Kazanjian, Dodie. “Objects of His Affection.” Vogue, vol. 191, issue 11 (Nov), pp. 374, 383.
Gardner, James. Review. New York Post, Nov 24, (illustrated).
Ivy, Angus. Review. Zingmagazine, Winter, pp. 210-211.
Pedersen, Victoria. Review. Paper, Oct.
Pedersen, VictoriaReview. Time Out New York, Oct 11-18.
Lazere, Arthur. Review. CultureVulture.net, Oct 29.
Smith, Roberta. “Magic Transforms Ordinary materials into Extraordinary Works.” The New York Times, Oct 26.
Budick, Ariella. Review. Newsday.com, Oct 19.
“Artist’s Interview.” Bijutsu Techo, vol. 53, no. 809 (Aug 2001), pp. 115-124.
Leshko, Adriana. “Art: Now You See It.” Harper’s Bazaar, issue 3473 (Aug), p. 154, (illustrated).
Budick, Ariella. Review. Newsday, Oct 12.
Budick, Ariella, “Tom Friedman.” New York Magazine, Sep 10.
Depoorter, Frank. “The First Quadrennial of Contemporary Art ‘Casino 2001.’” NY Arts, Sep, pp. 14-15.
Rosenberg, Karen. “Breaking and Entering.” The Village Voice, Sep 4, p. 67.
Rosenberg, Karen, Black Diamond, issue 3, Summer, p. 1.
Midori, Kimura. “Tom Friedman.” Bijutsu Techno, vol. 53, no. 809 (Aug).
Midori, Kimura,“Artist Interview.” Bijutsu Techno, vol. 53, no. 809 (Aug), pp. 115-124.
Portfolio. Arena +, Spring/Summer, p 251.
Rice, Robin. “Commercial Break.” Philadelphia City Paper; Aug 9-16, p. 27.
Rice, Robin, “Fun with Sugar Cubes.” Philadelphia Weekly, June 6.
Rapa, Patrick. “Pieces of You.” City Paper, May 31-Jun 7.
Golonu, Berin. “Tom Friedman: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.” Sculpture, vol. 20, no. 5 (June), pp. 64-65.
McGee, John. “Tom Friedman.” Tokyo Classified, issue 373, May 18, p. 17.
Fallon, Roberta. “Seven Wonders.” Philadelphia Weekly, May 23.
Israel, Nico. Review. Artforum, May 2001.
Lowry, Glenn D. “Rencontre avec Tom Friedman.” Connaissance des Arts, Apr, pp. 104-107 (illustrated).
Leshko, Adriana. “Art: Now You See It.” Harper’s Bazaar, Apr, p. 154.
Roche, Harry. “Art. A Dip in the Pond.” www.sfweekly.com, Jan.

2000
Celant, Germano. “Tom Friedman.” Interni, Dec, pp. 176-181.
Egan, Maura. “Assembly Required.” Details, Nov, pp. 122-125.
Kastner, Jeffrey. “On Form In Emptiness: A Zen Way.” The New York Times,Dec 17, pp. 43-44.
Koestenbaum, Wayne. “Best of 2000.” Artforum, Dec, pp. 128-129.
Shank, Will. “Museum shows to remember.” Bay Area Reporter, Dec 28.
Humphrey, Jacqueline. “Exhibit Reveals Versatility of Paper.” News & Record, Dec 7, p. 10.
Humphrey, Jacqueline K48, Fall/Winter, pp. 34-35.
Johnson, Ken. “Review: Collectors’ Choice.” The New York Times, Dec 15, p. E41.
Seigel, Katy. “Best of 2000.” Artforum, Dec, p. 116
Rugoff, Ralph. “Best of 2000.” Artforum, Dec, pp. 122-123, cover.
Rugoff, Ralph. “Are You Looking Carefully? Then Let’s Begin.” Financial Times, No 18-19, p. VI.
Watanabe, Gen. “Fine Arts Column.” Japanese Association of Greater Boston Newsletter, Nov 1, p. 5.
Baxter, Joell. “Tom Friedman: Museum of Contemporary Art.” New Art Examiner, vol. 28, no. 3 (Nov), p. 47.
Egan, Maura. “Assembly Required.” Details, Nov, pp. 122-125.
Golonu, Berin. “Previews: Tom Friedman.” Artweek, vol. 31, no. 11 (Nov) p. 6.
Bonetti, David. “Friedman best of ‘Juvenilia’ show.” Examiner, Nov 9
Peres, Daniel. “Letter From the Editor.” Details, Nov, p. 26.
Zinnser,John. “Painter’s Journal.” www.artnet.com, Nov 7.
Pasquini, Stefano. "Portrait of a Weirdo: Tom Friedman at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago." NYArts, Oct, pp. 44-46.
Cotter, Holland. "A Gathering of New Isms, Old Masters and Noodles." The New YorkTimes, Sep 10, pp. 94.
Puryear, Martin. “MOMA to MOCA, Storm King to Fogg.” The New York Times, Sep 10, p. arts 95 (exerpt).
Sze, Sarah. “MOMA to MOCA, Storm King to Fogg.” The New York Times, Sep 10, p. arts 95 (exerpt).
Cotter, Holland. “A Gathering of New Isms, Old Masters and Noodles.” The New York Times, Sep 10, p. Arts 94.
MacMillan, Ian. “Oh My God, They Killed Dada!!!” Modern Painters, (Autumn), pp. 25-27, front cover.
Herbert, Martin. “Domestic Bliss.” Time Out London, Aug 30, 2000.
Celant, Germano. "Magie a Tre Dimensioni," L’Espresso, Aug 10, p. 171.
Shank, Will. “Kindergarten Materials, old master attention.” Bay Area Reporter, July 12.
Frankel, David. “X-Acto Science.” Artforum, (Summer), pp. 138-141.
Johnson, Ken. “Review: ‘Extra Ordinary’.” The New York Times, June 9, p. E29.
Quinones, Paul. “Review.” Flash Art, (May/June), pp. 115-116.
Dean, Corinna. "Carefully Cultivated." The Architect’s Journal, May 11, p. 48.
Staple, Polly. “The Greenhouse Effect.” Art Monthly, (May), pp. 38-40.
Frankel, David. "Preview: Spring 2000." Artforum, May, p. 48.
Schwartzman, Alan. Review. Onview.com, May 1.
Quinones, Paul. Review. Flash Art, May/June, pp. 111-15.
McEwen, John. “Art.” The Sunday Telegraph, May 5.
Healy, Jim. Review: Greenhouse Effect. What’s On in London, Apr 19.
Kent, Sarah. Review: Greenhouse Effect. Time Out London, Apr 19, p. 52
Campbell-Johnson, Rachel. "Redoing What Comes Naturally." The Times of London, Apr 12, p. 21.
Saltz, Jerry. “Anything Goes.” The Village Voice, Apr 11, p. 77. (Illustrated bw)
Packer, William. "London’s Green and Pleasant Land." Financial Times, Apr 11.
Chorpening, Kelly. Review. Thegallerychannel.com, Apr.
Richard Dorment, “Natural Born Thriller.” The Daily Telegraph, Apr 19.
Hirst, Christopher. "From Urban Jungle to Upside-down World." The Independent, Apr 8.
Grant, Simon. “Improving on Nature’s Work.” Evening Standard, Apr 7.
Doran, Anne. Review. Time Out New York, Apr 6, p. 73 (illustrated).
Levin, Kim. "Choices." The Village Voice, Apr 4, p. 82.
“Artist’s Project.” K48 (Fall/Winter), pp. 34-35.
Searle, Adrian. "Stuck in the Woods." The Guardian, Apr 4, p. 14.
Caplan, Nina. Review: Greenhouse Effect. Metro, Apr 4, p. 18.
Husband, Stuart. "Urban Jungle." The Observer Magazine, Apr 2
Jury. Louise. “Parrots Speak Lost Rainforest Tongues.” The Observer Magazine, Apr 2.
Frank, Peter. Review: Visionary Landscape. L.A. Weekly, Feb 11.
Pasquini, Stefano. “Portrait of a Weirdo.” NY Arts (Oct), pp. 44-46.
Zinnser, John. “Painter’s Journal.”
Cotter, Holland. Art in Review. The New York Times, Mar 31, p. E35.
"Fragrance of Culture." Noblesse, Mar, pp. 88-90.
Rugoff, Ralph. "Touched by Your Presence." Frieze, Jan/Feb, pp. 84-89.

1999
Bless, Nancy. "Signs and Wonders." Sculpture, vol. 18, no. 10 (Dec), pp. 33-39.
Schwartzman, Alan. "Twilight of the Idols." Art & Auction, Dec, pp. 40-43.
Chattopadhyay, Colette. Review: Ideas in Things. Artweek, Dec, p. 24.
Grabner, Michelle. Review: Stuff. Frieze, Sep/Oct, pp. 106-107.
Schoenkopf, Rebecca. "It’s Quite Clearly a Monkey." Orange County Weekly, Sep 30.
Blizzard, Peggy. "Art in Show Conveys ‘Ideas in Things’." Irvine World News, Sep 16, pp. B1, 6.
Berdan, Kathy. "A ‘Warm and Fuzzy’ Guide for Kids." The Des Moines Register, Sep 13, pp. T1-2.
Holms, Karin. "Not All Warm, Fuzzy: That’s About the Size of it." Des Moines Register, Sep 26.
Kuc, Monica. "Zmiana Skali." Gazeta Wyborcza, July 9 (illustrated).
Minami, Yusuke. "Realistic Evidence." Salon Realistic Evidence Site 24.
Sarzynski, Piotr. "W Galerii." Polityka, May 1, p. 45.
Gorczyca, Lukasz. "Energie Skumulowane." Sztuka Polska I Antyki, May, p. 51 (illustrated).
Hawkins, Margaret. "Worthwhile Notions." Chicago Sun Times, Apr 23, p. 24.
Dault, Gary Michael. "Think Most Modern Art is Trash? This Show’s for You." Globe and Mail, Apr 17, p. C12.
Bil, Laura. "’Waste Management’ Rules." Varsity, Apr 13, p. 9.
Chu, Ingrid. "A Time of Waste." National Post, Apr 8.
Peñaloza, Si Si. "World of Waste Can be a Wonderful Thing." NOW Magazine, Apr.
Stockel, Tommy. "It’s a Small World." Art-Land, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 22-23.
Van Siclen, Bill. "’On the Ball’ Artists Explore the Sphere’s Possibilities." The Providence Journal, Jan 22.
Watson, Simon. "Simon Says: Collect." Artnet.com, Dec.
Goodman, Jonathan. "Small Wonders." World Art, no. 18 (Fall), pp. 40-43.
Hubbard, Sue. Review. Time Out London, Nov 18, p. 61.
Belle, Tina. Review: Young Americans. London LZ East-West, Oct 7.
Walsh, Daniella. "Rethinking the Familiar in Art." The Orange County Register, Oct 3, p. 30.
"Rope on a Soap." Esquire, Oct.
"In Safe Hands." I-D, Oct.
Baker, Kenneth. "Enigmatic Art Revealed at Fraenkel." San Francisco Chronicle, Sep 17.
Brown, Hero. "Party On." The Independent, Sep 13.
Farel, Zena. "All the Young Guns." India Weekly, Sep 11, p. 25.
Burton, Jane. "Mad in the USA." The Daily Express, Sep 5.
Darwent, Charles. "American Gothic." The New Statesman, Sep 4, pp. 40-41.
Austin, Niki. "Provoked to Sculpt." London Jewish News, Aug 28, p. 28.
Dorment, Richard. "A Brush with Young America." Daily Telegraph, Aug 26.
Damianovic, Maia. "Una Stagione di Monstre a New York." Tema Celeste, Jul-Sep, pp. 58, 106.
Szablowski, Stach. "W Innych Wymiarach." Warsaw City Magazine, July 6.
Amano, Kazuo. Review. Bijutsu Techo, July, p. 150.
West, Aurora. "Tom Friedman’s Art is Like a Spinning Fried Egg in Space." Museo, vol. 2 (Spring), pp. 2-3.
"Staring." Stare, Spring, p. 51.
Temin, Christine. "DeCordova Show Proves Art is Not Always Square." Boston Globe, Jan 24.

1998
Ebner, Jorn. “Weltenklange und ihre Korper.” Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Nov 14.
Negrotti, Rosanna. "States of Mind." What’s On, London, Oct 7, pp. 8-9.
Searle, Adrian. “The Infants Liam and Noel on the Sofa… Is This What Passes for the New American Dream?” Guardian, Sep 8.
"Over-sexed and Over Here." RA Magazine, Sep, p. 27.
Cyrot, Laurence. “Poussière Fertile.” Hors d’Ouevres, Autumn.
Smith, Alyson. "Bras and Stripes." The Face, Sep, pp. 186-187.
Belle, Tina. “Young Americans 2.” London LZ East-West, Oct 7.
Smith, Caroline. Review: Young Americans. Attitude, Sep, pp. 94-95.
Schjeldahl, Peter. "No Big Deal." The Village Voice, Aug 4, p. 117.
“Tom Friedman.” Bijutsu Techno, July.
Staple, Polly. Review: Lovecraft. Untitled, Summer, p. 22.
Kaihatsu, Chie. Review. Studio Voice, June, p. 80.
Rayner, Alex. "The Yanks Are Coming!" I-D, May, p. 56.
Millis, Christopher. "Hubba Hubba: A Sexy Boston Art Show at the ICA." Boston Phoenix, Mar 20, p. 13.
Rothkopf, Scott. "Modernism to Kitsch and Right Back Again." Harvard Crimson, Mar 6, p. B11.
Servetar, Stuart. "New York Fax." Art Issues, Jan/Feb, pp. 34-35.

1997
Cameron, Dan. "Glocal Warming." Artforum, Dec, pp. 17-22, 130.
Cotter, Holland. "A Show That Could Travel in Just a Carry-on Bag." The New York Times, Dec 14, Arts section pp. 44-45.
Storr, Robert. "Just Exquisite? The Art of Richard Tuttle." Artforum, Nov, pp. 86-93, 130.
Greene, David. "Captain of Industry." The Village Voice, Nov 18, p. 107.
Halle, Howard. Review. Time Out New York, Nov 13, p. 43.
Levin, Kim. "Short List." The Village Voice, Nov 11, p. 2.
Smith Roberta. "Across 30 Years, Sculptural Solidity." The New York Times, Oct 31, p. E33.
Smith, Roberta. "Art Guide." The New York Times, Oct 31, p. E36.
Smith, Roberta. "Tiny Objects, Grandiose Statements." The New York Times, Oct 24, p. E35.
“True Obsessions”, Time Out New York, Oct 23.
Rice, Nancy. Review. Art Saint Louis, Summer, p. 9.
Damianovic, Maia. "Futuro Presente Passato 1967-1997 (Speciale Biennale)." Tema Celeste, May/June, pp. 58-59, 63.
Silva, Eddie. "Present, Accounted." Riverfront Times, May 14.
Alesia, Tom. "Who Says Gum Not Good Art?" The Capital Times, Apr 11.
Porges, Maria. "San Francisco Fax." Art Issues, Mar/Apr, pp. 34-35.
Bonami, Francesco. "Biennials? A View From Brazil." Flash Art, Mar/Apr, p. 59.
Leffingwell, Edward. "Nationalism and Beyond." Art in America, Mar, pp. 34-41.
Rubin, Birgitta. "Utan Murar." Dagens Nyheter, Mar 18, p. B1.
Pagel, David. Review. Los Angeles Times, Feb 14, p. F36.
Aletti, Vince & Kim Levin. "Our Biennial." The Village Voice, Jan 21, p. 85.
Miller, John. Interview. Index, Jan, pp. 30-35.

1996
Guha, Tania. Review. Time Out London, Nov 13.
Barrett, David. Review. Art Monthly, vol. 202, pp. 27-28.
Borruso, Sarah. "Substance Abuse." Hotwired.com, Oct.
"Tom Friedman: Busca a Arte Total." Folha de São Paulo, Oct 4.
Grabner, Michelle. Review: Close/Friedman. Frieze, Sept/Oct, pp. 76-77.
Gonçalves Filho, Antonio. "Três Sugestões para o Visitante." O Estado de São Paulo, Oct 3, p. H16.
Smith, Timothy Paul. "Worlds Within Worlds." The Sciences, July/Aug, pp. 28-33.
Storr, Robert. "jst" (portfolio). Grand Street, no. 57 (Summer), pp. 23-34.
Schjeldahl. Peter. "Hudson’s Way." The Village Voice, July 2, p. 87.

1996
Wilk, Deborah. “Affinities: Chuck Close and Tom Friedman: Art Institute of Chicago”. New Art Examiner, Sept.
Canton, Katia. "Revelação Norte-Americana Virá à Bienal." Folha de São Paulo, June 22, p. 3.
"The Aspirin Age." The Chicago Tribune, June 7.
Holg, Garrett. "Two of a Kind? Exhibit Shows Links in Method Between Close, Friedman." Chicago Sun Times, June 2.
Sugiura, Kunié. Interview. Bijutsu Techo, June, pp. 22-25, 37-40, cover.
Artner, Alan. "Work Ethic: Linking Chuck Close and Tom Friedman." The Chicago Tribune, May 3, Section 7, pp. 58.
Johnson, Ken. "Friedman’s Flea Circus." Art in America, vol. 84, issue 5 (May), pp. 78-81 (illustrated).
Alexander, Randy. Review: Hero. New Art Examiner, May, p. 54.
O’Hara, Delia. "Unique Artists Find Common Ground." Chicago Sun Times, Apr 26, p. NC9.
Camper, Fred. "Art People: Tom Friedman’s Object Lessons." Chicago Reader, Apr 26.
“News of the Print World.” Print Collector’s Newsletter, Mar/Apr.
Canning, Susan M. Review. New Art Examiner, Apr, pp. 44-45.
Blair, Dike. Review. ZAPP Magazine, no.7 (Mar).
Levin, Kim. "Art Short List." The Village Voice, vol. 41, issue 7 (Feb 13), p 8.
"Goings on About Town." The New Yorker, Feb 5, p. 15.
Hebony, David. "Tom Friedman at Feature." Artiscons.com, Feb.
Mahoney, Robert. Review. Time Out New York, Jan 31, p. 24.
"Goings on About Town." The New Yorker, Jan 20, p. 20.
Smith, Roberta. "Art in Review." The New York Times, Jan 26, p. C25.

1995
Hainley, Bruce. "Next to Nothing: The Art of Tom Friedman." Artforum, vol. 34, issue 3 (Nov), pp. 4-5, 73-77.
Kastner, Jeffrey. Review: lo-fi. Frieze, Sept/Oct, pp. 72-73.
Narbutas, Siaurys. "Modernus Menas Padeda Atlaidziau Zvelgti I Pasauli." Lietuvos Rytui, Aug.
Levin, Kim. “Choices.” The Village Voice, vol. 40, issue 18 (May 2), p. 11.
Schjeldahl, Peter. "Struggle and Flight." The Village Voice, vol. 40, issue 16 (Apr 18), p. 79.
Cotter, Holland. "Beneath the Barrage, The Modern’s Little Show." The New York Times, Apr 7, p. C27.
Rich, Charles. "At MoMA: A ‘Mad’ Muse." The Hartford Courant, Apr 1.
Mitchell, Charles Dee. "’Critical Mass’: More Than Meets the Eye." Dallas Morning News, Feb 3.

1994
Romano, Gianni, Postmedia, Autumn.
Mollica, Franco. Review. Tema Celeste, Autumn, p. 64.
Romano, Gianni. "In and Out Liquid Architectures (Through a Few Objects)." Temporale, no. 31, pp. 34-37.
Perretta, Gabriele. Review. Flash Art Italia, Summer.
Romano, Gianni. "Tom Friedman." Zoom, no. 129.
Trione, Vincenzo. “De Soto, Ulisside del Bello”. Il Mattino, May 27.
Tager, Alisa. “Emerging Master of Metamorphosis”. Los Angeles Times, May 3. pp. F1, F8.
Connors, Thomas. Review: Objects. New Art Examiner, May.
Greene, David. "Doors of Perception." Burelle’s, May. pp. 18, 23.
Romano, Gianni. "Interactive Child." Arquebuse, May, pp. 24-25.

1993
Lillington, David. Review:Times. Metropolis M, Winter, pp. 47-49.
Blair, Dike. Review. Flash Art, Nov/Dec, pp. 112-114.
Heartney, Eleanor. "New York, dans les Galeries." Art Press, Oct, pp. 24-28.
Nesbit, Lois. Review. Artforum, Summer, pp. 111-112.
Mensing, Margo. “Changing Hands: Renovations in the Domestic Sphere”. Fibrearts, Summer.
Lillington, David. Review. Time Out London, June 16.
Humphrey, David. "New York Fax." Art Issues, May/June, pp. 32-33.
Trione, Vincenzo. "De Soto, Ulisside del Bello." Il Mattino, May 27.
Southworth, Linda. "An Extraordinary Exhibition at Arts and Letters." The Washington Heights Citizen & The Inwood News, Feb 28, pp. 10-11.

1993
Levin, Kim. “Choices.” The Village Voice, vol. 38, issue 8 (Feb 23), p. 65.
Shepley, Carol Ferring. "Tom Friedman Shapes Art Out of Everyday Things." St Louis Post-Dispatch, Feb 14, p. 3E.
Flynn, Patrick J.B. Review: Hair. Artpaper, Feb.
Artner, Alan. "Sharp Conceptual Show Dares to be Different." The Chicago Tribune, Jan 22, section 7, p 56.
Auer, James. "There’s no More Than a Hair’s-breadth Between Art, Reality in This Exhibit." Milwaukee Journal, Jan 17.
Paine, Janice T. "Hair Pieces: Exhibition Worth Combing." Milwaukee Sentinel, Jan 8, p. 8D.

1992
Kahn, Wolf. "Connecting Incongruities." Art in America, vol. 80, issue 11 (Nov), pp. 116-121.
Marrs, Jennifer. “Simple Style with a Complex Meaning.” Courier, Oct 2, pp. 15, 18.
Bernardi, David. News Reviews. Flash Art, May/June, p. 149.
Cameron, Dan. "In Praise of Smallness." Art & Auction, Apr, pp. 74-76.
Faust, Gretchen. "New York in Review." Arts, Mar, p. 79.
Smith, Roberta. “Art in Review.” The New York Times, Jan 3.

1991
Heartney, Eleanor. Review. Art in America, Dec, p. 118.
Goings on About Town. The New Yorker, Sep 23, p. 12.
Levin, Kim. "Choices." The Village Voice, vol. 36, issue 38, (Sept 17), p. 104.
Smith, Roberta. "Art in Review." The New York Times, Sep 13, p. C5.
Patterson, Tom. "Trio of Solos: Thoughts on Three Current Shows at SECCA." Winston- Salem Journal, vol. 6, issue 145, (Sept 1), p. C6 (illustrated).
McCracken, David. "Gallery Scene." The Chicago Tribune, Aug 30, section 7, p. 54.
Hixson, Kathryn. "Chicago in Review." Arts, issue 65 (May), p 108.
Palmer, Laurie. Review. Artforum, vol. 29, issue 9 (May), p. 151 (illustrated).
Brunetti, John. Review. New City, vol. 6, issue 145, (Mar 14), p. 14 (illustrated).
Barckert, Linda. "The Work of Art." Chicago Reader, vol. 20, no. 21 (March 1) (illustrated).
Artner, Alan. "Friedman Debuts with Winning Simplicity." The Chicago Tribune, Feb 22, section 7, p. 56.
McCracken, David. "Gallery Scene." The Chicago Tribune, Feb 8, section 7, p. 68.

1990
Harris, Patty. "Four Summer Art Shows." Downtown, Aug 29, pp. 12A-13A.
Levin, Kim. "Choices." The Village Voice, vol. 35, issue 32 (August 7), p. 102.