Fredrick M. Holland was born and lives in Chicago. He received his B.A. in Design at the University of Illinois 1976 and has been exhibiting in commercial and non-profit galleries in Chicago, and New York since 1979. Reviewed in both the Chicago and National press. Recipient of Illinois Arts Council and City of Chicago Grants. Work in public collections include the Chicago History Museum and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art Kansas. Holland is an Assistant Adjunct Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago since 1997.
Drawing from art history texts and vernacular print I juxtapose images and text as to provoke and question concepts of morality, politics, and contemporary art.
Every morning I pour a cup of coffee, open the Times, and view the panorama of human folly. The pious self-serving hypocrisy of the Right, the hypersensitivity and hand wringing of the Left, and the planets death throes. As I head to the studio I keep one eye towards the sky hoping for an unanticipated asteroid.