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Frederick L. WALL


5506 N. 16th St.

Arlington, Virginia 22205





 Dover, Delaware USA 1947




Washington, D.C and Arlington, Virginia.





Corcoran College of Art + Design, Washington, D.C.


University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware



1973-present - Professional artist and furnituremaker

1981-2012 – Corcoran College of Art + Design


    Chair of Foundation Studies (2004-2012)






2013  "40 for 40: Celabrating Four Decades of GRACE", Greater Reston Arts Center, Reston, VA


2012  "Rick Wall: Furniture and Sculpture/Then and Now", Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

2010   “New Work…Corcoran Faculty”, Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington, D.C.


2009   Faculty Show…Drawing”, Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington, D.C.


2008  “Deconstruction / Reconstruction”, solo show, Lois Lambert Gallery,   Santa Monica, CA


2007  “Degrees of Abstraction”, Greater Reston Art Center, Reston, VA

            “Tools As Art”, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY

            “9X10 #5”,  WPA/C, Parker Gallery, Washington, DC

            “Anonyme Zeichner”, Blutenweiss: Raum fur Kunst, Berlin, Germany



 2006  “F. L. Wall, New Work”,  Solo show, Kathleen Ewing Gallery, Washington,  DC

            “Heart of DC: City Hall Art Collection”, Washington, DC

            “Faculty Exhibition”, Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington, DC


 2005  “Artist Made Furniture”, 1111 Sculpture Space, Washington D.C.

             “Art 2005”, Hickock, Warner, Cole, Washington, DC

           “Birdhouses”, Kathleen Ewing Gallery, Washington D.C      .

           “Seven”, Warehouse Gallery, Washington, D.C.

           Selections III, WPA/C, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

           Faces of the Fallen, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA


  2004 Biennial Faculty Show , Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington, D.C.

           Anonymous Returns, WPA, Washington , D.C.


  2003 Corcoran College of Art+Design, Faculty, Alumni, Students; Washington Square, Washington D. C.

The Hechinger Collection; DeCordova Museum and   Sculpture Park,  Lincoln, MA


  2002 Party Animals; Fire in the Belly Washington, D. C.

Artists= Screens; 1111 Sculpture Space; Washington, D.C.


  2001  Sculptural Chairs; Reynolds Gallery, Richmond VA

 Through the Looking Glass; Octagon Museum, Washington, D.C. 



  2000  Dedicated to Art; Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington, D. C.

 Tools as Art V: Fantasy at Work, National Building Museum, Washington, DC


 1999 "The Garden: A Living Room"; Capital Arts; Washington D. C.

"GRACE at 25" Greater Reston Art Center, Reston, VA


 1998  Furniture~ Sculpture; Ellipse Art Center, Arlington, VA.

Tools as Art IV; National Building Museum, Washington D.C.

Collaborations; Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington D.C.


 1997   Les Animaux et Leurs Amis, Capital Arts, Wash.D.C.

Sculpture On and Off the Wall, Greater Reston Art Center, Reston, VA


 1996  Sculpture and Functional Art; Target Gallery, Alexandria Va.

            Sculptural Furniture, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA

Furniture~Sculpture, MAP, Baltimore, MD

Metamorphosis, Corcoran Museum, Washington, DC

Insights/Realization, Harmony Hall Regional Center, MD

 1995  F. L. Wall Sculpture & Furniture, Solo show, Studio Design Gallery,  Washington,D.C.    


Furniture beyond function; Sandy Carson Gallery; Denver, CO                  

             The Chair Show; Gallery of Functional Art, Santa Monica, CA

1994  Metals of Honor; Studio Design Gallery, Washington, DC


 1993  Franz Bader Gallery; Solo Show, Washington, DC

Faculty Show II, Corcoran Museum, Washington, DC


 1992  Joan Robey Gallery; Solo Show, Denver CO

Franz Bader Gallery; Washington, DC


 1991  New Virginia Furniture; James Madison Univ.,Harrisonburg, VA

Franz Bader Gallery; Solo Show, Washington, DC

“F. L. Wall: New Work”, Gallery of Functional Art, Santa Monica, CA


 1990  Sculptural Furniture; Montpelier Art Center, Laurel, MD

Expanding Traditions; Maryland Art Place, Baltimore Md.


 1989  Franz Bader Gallery, Solo Show, Washington, DC

Form and Function; La Movida Gallery, Chicago, IL

Tools as Art: The Hechinger Collection; National Building Museum,  Washington, DC


 1988  Craft Now: Breaking Boundaries; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts,  Richmond, VA



 1987  Franz Bader Gallery , Solo Show; Washington, DC


 1986  Poetry of the Physical; American Craft Museum, New York, NY


 1985  Franz Bader Gallery, Solo Show; Washington, DC

The George Meany Center for Labor Studies, Solo Show; Silver Spring, MD


 1983  The Art of Wood Turning; American Craft Museum; New York, NY







Tools as Art; catalog of show; Sarah Tanguy; 2002, International Arts and Artists


Party Animals; Catalog of show; 2002, Orange Frazer Press, Wilmington, Ohio


Michael Sullivan; A Tale Of Two Houses; Washington Post Weekend Section, Feb. 9, 2001 55


Joanna Shaw-Eagle; Hits and misses for exhibition feting Octagon; The Washington Times, Jan 27, 2001 d5


J. J. McCoy; Avant-Garde, then and now;review and photograph; Washington Post, Jan. 25, 2001 h3


Annie Groer; Just Hanging with Sally; Washington Post, June 22, 2000 h1

At Home with Crafts; Renwick Gallery Auction Catalog, April 1998


Handmade: American Style; WETA; television essay; Sept., 1997; Washington, DC


John Dorsey; Looks like furniture feels like fun; The Baltimore Sun, Oct. 23, 1996 3e


Sherri Vasquez; Custom Art Furniture serves beyond function; Rocky Mountain News, Nov. 12, 1995; Denver, CO


Metals of Honor; Scene Magazine, Oct.14-20, 1994, 34; Washington, DC


Michael Walzenbach; Wall=s Sculpture / Furniture at Bader; show review; Washington Post, Nov. 17, 1990, d2




Constance Stapleton; Furniture: Making it in Washington; Washington Post Home, Nov. 29 1990 18


Peter Blake; Cloaks & Daggers; Interior Design, Feb. 1989


Susan Tamulevich; Furniture Shock (Picture and text); Washington Post Magazine; Oct. 2, 1988


Robert Merritt; Small Craft Show Shines Brightly; Richmond Times Dispatch, August 21, 1988 J12


Jo Ann Lewis; Furniture and Fantasy; Washington Post, July 23, 1988 C2


Jo Ann Lewis; Useful Art; Washington Post, March 5, 1988 b2


Jo Ann Lewis; The Visual Launching Pad; Washington Post; Oct 17, 1987; Washington, DC


James Adams Allen; A question of Craft at the Renwick; Insight Magazine; April 28, 1986


Sarah Booth Conroy; Please Don=t Be Seated; Show review with photograph; Washington Post; June 14, 1985; Washington, DC


Barbara Feinman; Woodworker Finds CIA has Eye for Sculpture; Fine Woodworking, March / April 1985 p. 71


Jo Ann Lewis; From form to Function in Sculpture; solo show review and photograph; Washington Post; April 7, 1984; Washington, DC


Christian Williams; Woodworker=s Brush with CIA began and Ended in Mystery;  Washington Post pp. A1, A6-A7; Jan. 2 1984


Jon Snow, Interview, ITN (Independent Television News Limited), London,  January 1984


As It Happens, Interview, Canadian Broadcasting, January 1984


John Pile; Wood turning-a found craft and a lost industrial art; photograph and review; Industrial Design Magazine, May / June 1983


Exhibitions of Wood Turnings To Open; Show review with photograph;  The New York Times, Feb. 10, 1983


Woodworking the New Wave; Dona Z. Mielach;1981, Crown Publishers, New York


Jo Ann Lewis; New Mown Masters; Review with photograph; Washington Post; June13, 1981; Washington, DC


Washingtonian Magazine; Photograph and text; Dec. 1980; Washington, DC


Design Book Two; 1979;Taunton Press, Newtown, CT


The Biennial Design Book; 1977; Taunton Press, Newtown, CT






City Hall Art Collection, Washington DC

National Associated General Contractors

Alabama Power

National Association of Home Builders

National Association of Secondary School Principals

The Hechinger Collection




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