Fred Stonehouse was born in 1960 in Milwaukee, WI. He received his BFA from UW Milwaukee in 1982 and had his first solo show in Chicago in 1983 and began showing regularly in both New York and Los Angeles.  He has exhibited in Mexico, Amsterdam, Rome and Berlin and has been the recipient of an NEA Arts Midwest Grant as well as the prestigious Joan Mitchell Foundation Individual Artist Grant.  Stonehouse is currently an Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of Wisconsin.