Frank Holliday


Frank Holliday Born 1957, North Carolina, USA is a painter who became known in the New York art world in the 1970s and 1980s and is often associated with the East Village scene.

Frank Holliday exhibited with galleries such as Kenny Schacter Gallery,Tony Shafrazi Gallery and has had several solo shows at Debs & Co. andTom Cugliani Gallery as well as The Kitchen. Heʼs been represented innumerous group shows including shows at Derek Eller, White Columns, Sandra Gering Gallery, Elizabeth Dee, Lennon Weinberg, PS1 and Club 57 with Keith Haring, all in NYC. His work has been the subject of reviews byHolland Cotter and Stephen Westfall in Art in America, Grace Gluek and Ken Johnson in the New York Times, and Bill Arning in the Village Voice, and has been a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Grant." In 2010, Frank Holliday was awarded grants from the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation.




▪ San Francisco Art Institute

▪ New York Studio School

▪ BFA: School of Visual Arts 1979


▪ 2010 Pollock Krasner Foundation Fellowship

▪ 2010 Gottleib Foundation Fellowship

▪ 1986 National Endowment for the Arts


. 2012 New Paintings Miguel Igna Monterery Mexico

▪ 2006 Paintings on Paper Tintenets Gallery Beacon, NY

▪ 2003 New Paintings Kenny Schachter ConTEMPorary, NYC

▪ 2001 Trippin' In America Debs & Co., NYC

▪ 1999 Rafa Series Debs & Co., NYC

▪ 1998 New Paintings Samuel Manache, Mexico City, MX

▪ 1997 Wah Wah Series Debs & Co., NYC

▪ 1997 Eclipse The Kitchen, NYC

▪ 1994 Paintings Dru Arstark Gallery, NYC

▪ 1993 Inside/OutGAL Gallery, NC

▪ 1990 New Paintings Tom Cugliani Gallery, NYC

▪ 1989 New Paintings Tom Cugliani Gallery, NYC

▪ 1987 New Paintings Tom Cugliani Gallery, NYC


2012 Pop up Gallery Rupert Ravens Contemporary



2012 Bos NYC


2012 Painting center NYC]

Greensboro CollectsWeatherspoon Art Museum, NC

▪ 2009WatercolorsRose Burlingham Gallery, NYC

▪ 'With LoveWeatherspoon Museum, NC

▪ 2008Brooklyn's BestRobeling Hall, NYC

▪ 'Boson ExoticRupert Ravens Contemporary, NJ

▪ 2007SanctuaryRobeling Hall, NYC

▪ 'Neo IntegrityDerek Eller Gallery, NYC

▪ 'Change At BabylonKathleen Kullen Gallery, NYC

▪ 2006Glad BenefitNYC

▪ 'Weatherspoon NC

▪ 'Bushwick Artist NYC

▪ 2005Glad BenefitNYC

▪ 'New York Studio SchoolNC

▪ 'Postcards From The EdgeRobert Miller Gallery, NYC

▪ 2004 Biannual University of Tennessee Gallery, TN

▪ 'Cool and CollectedWeatherspoon Art Museum, NC

▪ 'Band of AbstractionVan Brundt Gallery, NYC

▪ '101 WaysSVA Gallery, NYC; curated by Jerry Saltz

▪ 2003Dali LamaElizabeth Dee Gallery, NYC

▪ 'Group ShowLohin Geduel Gallery, NYC

▪ 'Glad AuctionNYC

▪ 2002With Or Without YouEIvan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney,

AU; curated

by Royce Smith

▪ 'Glad Benefit AuctionNYC

▪ 2001Figure/DisfigureUniversity of Rhode Island Gallery;

curated by J.


▪ 'Self-Made MenD.C. Moore Gallery, NYC; curated by Alexia


▪ 'Absolute VodkaGrand Central Station, NYC

▪ '20 Years AnniversaryMuseum of Decorative Arts, Paris, FR

▪ 'BenefitArtist Space, NYC

▪ 1999Stars of Track & FieldDebs & Co., NYC

▪ 'David BowieRupert Goldsworthy Gallery, NYC

▪ 1998Group ShowRupert Goldsworthy Gallery, NYC

▪ 'Calendar ShowChicago Museum of Contemporary Art, IL

▪ 'SalonNew York Arts Club, NYC; curated by Barbara Hunt

▪ 'UtzLennon Weinberg Gallery, NYC

▪ 'PinkLa Mamma Gallery, NYC

▪ 1997A Very Large ArrayDebs & Co., NYC

▪ 'Oh What a Wonderful LifeUnfinished, NYC

▪ 1996Day Without ArtOffice of Ruth Messinger, NYC

▪ 'No ShowSt. Marks Church, NYC

▪ 1995Group Show FunhouseThrockmorton Gallery, NM;

curated by Sue


▪ 'Art on PaperWeatherspoon Museum, NC

▪ 1993A Few Fey ThingsWhite Columns, NYC; curated by Bill


▪ 'Totems, Sculpture & TotemsTony Shafrazi Gallery, NYC

▪ 'Group ShowBonlow Gallery, NYC

▪ 'Space InvadersP.S.1 Museum, LIC, NY

▪ 1992New ArtWhite Columns, NYC; curated by Bill Arning

▪ 'Physical/MetaphysicalSandra Gerning Gallery, NYC

▪ 'BenefitWhite Columns, NYC

▪ 'Group ShowTom Cugliani Gallery, NYC

▪ 'BeastP.S.1 Museum, LIC, NY; curated by Richard Flood

▪ 1991Painters PaintingAmy Lipton Gallery, NYC

▪ 1990SummerBarbara Toll Gallery, NYC

▪ 1988Inaugural ShowTom Cugliani Gallery, NYC

▪ 'Monochrome & BeyondThe Carnegie Museum, ME

▪ 1986CorrespondencesLa Foret Museum, JP

▪ 'Figure AbstractionHallwalls Gallery, Buffalo, NY

▪ 1984Group ShowGabriel Beyers Gallery, NYC

▪ 'Group ShowDeFacto Gallery, NYC

▪ 'Group ShowBeulahland, NYC

▪ 1981Group Show77 White Street, NYC; curated by Keith


▪ 1980New Paintings by Keith Haring and Frank HollidayClub

57, NYC


▪ 2004Biannua IEssay by Michael Braake

▪ 2002With Or Without YouEssay by Royce Smith

▪ 2001Tripping in AmericaEssay by Elizabeth Murray, Debs &


▪ 'Figure/DisfigureEssay by J. Toinick, URI

▪ 1999Wah Wah SeriesEssay by Anney Bonney, Nick Debs

▪ 'No ShowEssay by Dale Peck, Nick Debs

▪ 1986CorrespondecesEssay by N. Mouforrage



▪ 2007 New York Times Holland Cotter

▪ 2006 Beacon News John Jener

▪ 2004 Knoxville Times Review by Liz Rerub

▪ 2004 Gay City News "Queering MoMA", a panel discussion

with artists

"Frank Holliday", Carrie Moyer, Stephen Mueller, Sheila Pepe


Andrew Cornell Robinson.

▪ 2003 Art Net March Walter Robinson

▪ 2003 Gay City News 03/23/03, Mick Meehan

▪ 2002 Art in America 01/01/03, Review by Joe Fyfe

▪ 2001 The New Yorker 10/23/01

▪ 2001 The New York Times 11/02/01, Review by Ken Johnson

▪ 2000 Art Issues01/10/00, Review by David Humphrey

▪ 2000 'Absolute ArtBook

▪ 1999 The New Yorker Pick

▪ 1999 'New York Magazine Pick

▪ 1998 Excélsior Mexico City

▪ 1998 'NovedadesMexico City

▪ 1998 'El ReformaMexico City

▪ 1997 New York Times Review by Ken Johnson

▪ 1997 'The New Yorker Pick

▪ 1997 'New York Magazine Pick

▪ 1997 'Art In America Holland Cotter

▪ Village Voice Bill Arning

▪ 1990The New Yorker Pick

▪ 1989Art In America Review by Steven Westfall

▪ 1989 Native New Yorker Review by David Hirsh

▪ 1988 Juliet Spray International Survey

▪ 1984 New York Times The Beast by Grace Cluck

▪ 1984 Flash Art East Village By N. Moufourrage


▪ 2010 Pollock Krasner Foundation Fellowship

▪ 2010 Gottleib Foundation Fellowship

▪ 1986 National Endowment for the Arts


▪ 'Weatherspoon Museum

▪ 'Museum Frederick Russe, Stockholm Sweden

▪ 'Miniature Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

▪ 'IBM

▪ 'Numerous Private CollectionsUSA, Europe, Japan, Australia,



He is a member of the faculty of Parsons, the New School for

Design, in NYC

New York City.