Biography

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FITZ MAURICE
Jackson Pollock Award Winner

 

Born
Westchester, New York

 

Education
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
BFA, cum laude, full scholarship
The Museum of Art, New York, NY
Printmakers Workshop, New York, NY
Art Students League, New York, NY
International School of Art, Umbria, Italy

 

Extensive travels for independent studies at museums and studios:
Belgium, England, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain and Switzerland

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Mayor Bloomberg honors internationally acclaimed artist FITZ Maurice with an award at NYC Gala, October 21st, 2009

 

I have travelled extensively painting in different countries around the world. My paintings were chosen to represent the United States in The Florence Biennale, Italy and The Paris, France Triennale International Juried Exhibition. I also have a reputation for creating symbols that encourage world peace. My painting, "THE WAR OF HUMAN RIGHTS", was exhibited at the United Nations World Conference in Vienna and has travelled the world as the symbol of human rights. In 2009, New York Mayor Bloomberg honored me as an Internationally acclaimed artist and congratulated me with The Unisphere Award for creating the TOLERANCE Symbol. Recently, I spent months creating a 12 foot mural "TRIUMPH" which I donated to the 9/11 2011 Tribute celebration in New York.

 

Fitz' artist statement

BIOGRAPHY

2000 - 2010
American Art Collector, magazine
Art in America, magazine
Bonn Express, newspaper, Germany
Das Parliament, newspaper, Germany
Die Welt, national newspaper, Germany
General - Anzeiger, Bonn newspaper, Germany
The Kolnerstadt - Anzeiger, Cologne newspaper, Germany
The Rhine Line, American Embassy newspaper, Germany

 

1993 - 1999
Artspeak, New York magazine
California Staats-Zeitung, German language magazine
Die Welt, Berlin cultural section, national newspaper, Germany
Los Angeles Times, art section
Los Angeles Times, front page
Neue Press, US / German newspaper
The Register, Orange County newspaper, CA

 

1990
Art in America, magazine
Flash Art Magazine, Italy
Todi Newspaper, Italy
The Union Tribune, San Diego newspaper

 

1987
Art News Magazine, New York

HONORS

Unisphere Inc., New York, NY
In 2009 Mayor Bloomberg presented FITZ Maurice with the Unisphere Award for creating the Symbol of Tolerance.

 

The Jackson Pollock - Lee Krasner Foundation, New York, NY
In 2001 the foundation awarded FITZ Maurice with a grant.

 

John Anson Kittredge Foundation, Cambridge, MA
In 1992 the foundation awarded FITZ Maurice with a grant.

COLLECTIONS

  • German Parliament, Berlin, Germany
  • International Society for Human Rights, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Kamchatka Museum, Kamchatka, Russia
  • UBS Financial Services, Beverly Hills, CA
  • Alec Baldwin, New York, NY
  • Patrick Swayze, Los Angeles, CA

EXHIBITIONS

Solo Exhibitions

  • Design Center, Orange County 2014
  • Laguna Canyon Artist Show 2012-15
  • The George Gallery, Orange County 2012
  • Chapman University, Orange County 2011
  • Studio Arts Gallery, Orange County 2011
  • Marji Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico 2010
  • Queens Museum of Art, New York 2009
  • Godwin-Ternbach Museum, New York 2009
  • Cohen Abee Gallery, San Francisco 2008-15
  • Don O’Melveny Gallery, Los Angeles 2001-07
  • R.A.D.D./Paul McCartney Tribute, Beverly Hills 2000
  • Marion Meyer Cont. Art, Orange County 1998-99
  • United Nations World Conference, Vienna 1993
  • Agora Gallery, Soho, New York 1992
  • Madison Galleries, La Cienega, Los Angeles 1992
  • German Parliament, Bonn, Germany 1992
  • Rathaus Schoneberg, Berlin City Hall 1993
  • Riggs Galleries, Girard Ave, La Jolla 1990-95
  • Renoir Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona 1991
  • International Art Expo, Los Angeles 1990
  • Castello Izzalini, Italy  1990
  • Jerry Solomon Gallery, La Brea, Los Angeles 1987

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • The Art Miles Mural Project, Worldwide Tour 2011
  • San Francisco International Art Festival, San Francisco 2008
  • R.A.R.E. Gallery, Jackson Hole, Wyoming 2008-14
  • Manitou Galleries, Santa Fe 2006-07
  • I.M. Chait Gallery, Beverly Hills 2004
  • Contemporary Fine Art Gallery, La Jolla 2003–07
  • Arte Gallery, El Paseo, Palm Desert 2003–04
  • Paris, France Triennale, International Juried Show 2002
  • Florence Biennale, Italy 2001
  • Latin American Museum of Art, Florida 2000
  • Ubaldo Grazia, Maioliche Ceramics, Italy 2000
  • International ARTEXPO, New York 2000
  • ART 21, Las Vegas 1999
  • International Art Promotion, Spain 1999
  • International ART EXPO, Los Angeles 1998
  • Art Americas International, Miami Beach 1997
  • Laguna Art Museum, Orange County 1997–03
  • Museum of Tolerance, Los Angeles 1995
  • Europe – Cote d’Azur des Arts, France 1994
  • Schloss Bonndorf Museum, Germany 1993
  • Kamchatka Museum, Russia 1993
  • Goethe-Institut, Los Angeles 1992
  • Agora Gallery, Soho, New York 1992
  • International Art Expo, Los Angeles 1991

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