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Garth Fry

Garth Fry

Preparator

About

Garth Fry (1979 b) is an artist based in San Francisco, California. He graduated with a Masters in Fine Art from California College of the Arts in San Francisco, California in 2016. Fry earned his Bachelors of Fine Art in Graphic Design with a concentration in Printmaking from Longwood University in Farmville Virginia in 2002. Garth has engaged with the art community by working as an arts educator, galleriest, preparator, and through volunteering within a variety of cultural arts organizations in Washington, DC, Virginia, and the San Francisco Bay Area. He has been working as a preparator with The Department of Art and Art History at Stanford University since July of 2018 and officially joined the team in August of 2019. Fry has previously worked at the Berkeley Art Museum, the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, and a host of other galleries in the Bay Area, Washington, DC, and Virginia. 

Garth has been a member of the SF Art Studios since 2016. He is co-founder and active member of the ONE + ONE + TWO art collective. He has contributed to the development of Artist & Scientist online journal. Fry has exhibited his work both nationally and internationally. He is a proud recipient of California College of the Arts 2016 Dennis Leon and Christin Nelson Scholarship. Fry has participated in the Yellow House Residency in Wonewoc Wisconsin and was invited to work as a visiting artist in Dan Steinhilber's, Washington DC, Union Market Studio in 2013.

 

In 2017, Garth supported a group of California College of the Arts undergraduates in the development of what is now the HATCH Workshop in Stockton, California. Fry lived and collaborated with the students to develop a nonprofit group that would facilitate educational workshops for local youth in the greater Stockton area. During this time he participated in cleaning out the acquired mixed use warehouse and residential facility to create a workshop, studio space, and affordable living spaces to provide opportunities for future artists and makers to populate the space. He worked with the team to design outreach projects to support local businesses and develop bonds within the community while generating forms of income to sustain the project.