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Fritz Chesnut

Born: 04/02/73, Santa Fe, NM
Resides: New York, NY
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Starstruck, Bellwether, Brooklyn, NY, 2002

Selected Group

A Special Place, Arena, Brooklyn, NY, 2002

Fast FWD: Miami, Bellwether, the Hotel Nash, Miami Beach, 2001

Works on Paper, White Columns, Meat Market Art Fair, New York, NY, 2000

Fritz Chesnut, Andrew Nofsinger, Christine Sciulli, 31 Grand, Brooklyn, NY, 2000

Posers, White Columns, New York, NY, 2000

American Pie, Mission Badlands, San Francisco, CA, 1998


Artist in the Marketplace Program, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, 2002

Susan Benteen and William Irwin Hyde Scholarship, 1995

Santa Barbara Scholarship Foundation Art Scholarship, 1991

Selected Publications

"Almost Famous Artists," Louise Lepore, Jane Magazine, April, 2002, p. 72

"Bkyn.com (v. 2.0)," Paul Laster, editor, November, 2001

"Posers" (review), Christopher Bollen, Time Out NY, Apr. 27 - May 4, 2000

"Artburgher," Susan Hamburger, Waterfront Week, October 5, 2000, p. 6

"The Big American Issue," Valerie Reardon, Exhibit:a, June/July 2001, p. 38-39

"Show Us Your Zits," Wawerna, Beth, Spin magazine, February, 2002, p. 52

"New York Mutation Project," Van Mol, Jan, Ad!dict Magazine, #15: Mutation, winter 01/02


MFA, Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts, 1997

BA, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1995


Like karaoke and confessional diary websites, I am interested in mutated relationships of audience and performer. I love that moment between fan and star, or fan and camera, where self-consciousness and a mob mentality meet. My work draws on the parallel between entertainment and religion and points to the modern transcendental nature of fame.

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