Photo by Adriano Ricco
Fritz Welch is determined to stretch the escalator of possibilities into the bloodshot eye of results. His installations utilize walldrawing, sculpture and sound to explore themes of anarchic mutation and social transformation. This work is typically site specific and often employs performative actions as a means of generating viable material residues. Welch's music and sound activites are primarily based in improvisation and utilize collaboration as a means of decentralizing the individual creative impulse. His first solo exhibition in 1997 was at A/C Project Room in New York City, and he has exhibited in numerous solo and groups shows internationally, in galleries, institutions, and public spaces. These have included, The Drawing Center (NYC), The Winter Garden of the World Financial Center (NYC), Participant Inc. (NYC), Momenta Art (Brooklyn, NY), Kunsthalle Exnergasse (Wien), TRACE Gallery (Cardiff), Jeleni Gallery (Prague), Alma Enterprises (London), and Westgermany Gallery (Berlin). Welch has played concerts and in festivals extensively in North America and Europe. He is currently is a member of Peeesseye, Brittle Hammer Trio, Fvrtvr, Ki, Lambs Gamble, and The Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra. He has played with Seamus Cater, Clare Cooper, Neil Davidson, Stephen O'Malley, Jazzfinger, Clayton Thomas, Usurper, Michael Vorfeld, W!77iN6 and Jack Wright among others. A longtime Brooklynite of Texas origins, he is now based in Glasgow, Scotland.