A.J. Fries graduated with a BFA from Buffalo State College in 1995. His solo exhibits include Play With Me at Big Orbit’s Soundlab in 2002, Living The Fantasy at Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center in 2003, New Works at The Burchfield Penney Art Center in 2005, Recent Paintings at The Nichols School in 2006, Ignoring the Sirens at Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center in 2009, andLight in Shadow at Big Orbit Gallery in 2012.
He has been included in numerous group exhibitions including, Beyond/In Western New York in 2007, Remarkable at the Indigo Gallery in 2009, The Point Show at The Sweet Lorraine Gallery in 2010, Bound Requiem at Last Rites Gallery, and The Faux Show at The Islip Art Museum in 2014.
In 2001 he was awarded a three-month residency at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York City, and in 2007 he was awarded a full fellowship for a month long residency at The Vermont Studio Center. In 2009 he took part in NYFA’s MARK Program for professional development for artists.
His work is included in many public and private collections, including The Burchfield Penney Art Center and The Albright Knox Art Gallery. A.J. Fries lives and works in Hamburg, New York.