Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Lives and Works: New York, New York
Born 1974 in Los Angeles, California, Tom Fruin lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Most famously known for his Watertower sculpture series at the south of Manhattan Bridge in DUMBO, Fruin works with salvaged elements where he often uses discarded and found materials to fabricate some of the most recognizable urban objects such as water towers, billboards, and even houses. At the age of 40, he has already exhibited in over 25 solo shows and over 30 group shows in Los Angeles, New York, Texas, Argentina, Switzerland, Israel, Austria, Denmark, among others. He has been written up in many publications, including Sculpture Magazine, Architectural Digest, the New York Times, Juxtapoz, the Huffington Post and Flash Art. His works are in various collections such as the Margulies Collection, FL, the Richard J. Massey Foundation for Arts and Sciences, NY, the Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation, NY, Design Center (Centro Metropolitano de Diseño) in Buenos Aires, and many others.