Fred Stonehouse’s unmistakable style reflects disparate influences. His pinched figures recall innovations in artistic naturalism during the Northern Renaissance in Europe. The bravado strangeness is sanctioned by outsider art. His probing analysis into the nooks and crannies of the human psyche is the bequest of Surrealism. Featuring a human-animal hybrid and a mysterious phrase, The Sound of Night is classic Stonehouse.
Since his first solo show in 1983, Stonehouse has exhibited across the United States, as well as in Mexico, the Netherlands, Italy, the United Kingdom, France, and Germany. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Wisconsin Visual Artists in 2007, and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and Arts Midwest among others. Stonehouse’s work appears in collections across the country, including the private collections of Madonna and Sheryl Crow.