Education

The Kansas City Art Institute, Bachelors of Fine Art, 2011

Solo Exhibitions

2017 With castles and clothing and food for all All belongs to you, Insurance, G-CADD, Granite City, Illinois
2013 As Honest As We Are, Vulpes Bastille, Kansas City, Missouri
2011 Day is Dying in the West, the Roost, Kansas City, Missouri 

Group Exhibitions

2019 Summer Winds, Bubbler Gallery, UMass Dartmouth, New Bedford, Massachusettes

2019 Solar Girl, The Drugstore, Kansas City, Missouri

2019 Objectified, CICA Museum, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

2018 Run Riot, Plug Projects, Kansas City, Missouri

2018 GIFC Worldwide, Galleri Gosla, Oslo, Norway

2018 GIFC Worldwide, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL

2018 GIFC Worldwide, Pt 2 Gallery, Oakland, CA 

2018 Basic Essentials, Royal NoneSuch Gallery, Oakland, California (curated by Zoë Taleporos)

2018 Kansas City Flatfile & Digitalfile Biennial, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, Missouri

2018 Basic Essentials, La Esquina, Kansas City, Missouri (curated by Zoë Taleporos)

2017 Exhibition #10, G-CADD, Granite City, Illinois

2017 Sensible Disobedience, La Esquina, Kansas City, Missouri (curated by Lynnette Miranda)

2016 Replication: Molds & Meaning, KCAI Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri

2016 Show & Tell, The Bauer, Kansas City, Missouri

2016 Kansas City Flatfile & Digitalfile, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, Missouri

2016 Made Fresh All Day, The Drugstore, Kansas City, Missouri (curated by PLUG Projects)

2016 The One Thing That Can Save America, Paragraph Gallery/Project Space, Kansas City, Missouri (curated by Jessica Baran)

2015-2016 RE/WORK, Vulpes Bastille, Kansas City, Missouri

2015 No. 2, Vulpes Bastille, Kansas City, Missouri

2014 The Telephone Show, Craft Gallery, Columbia, Missouri

2014 TRADE LOOK SHIP, CANVAS, Chicago, Illinois

2014 TRADE LOOK SHIP, Netherlands Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2014 TRADE LOOK SHIP, Trap Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri

2014 KC+ Connect, Hilliard Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri

2014 32nd Annual River Market Regional Exhibition, Kansas City Artist's Coalition, Kansas City, Missouri

2014 Pineapple Rentals, Vulpes Bastille, Kansas City, Missouri

2013-14 30th Annual 5 State Photography Exhibition, Hays Arts Center, Hays, Kansas 

2012 Gorilla Event, City Ice Arts Building, Kansas City, Missouri

2011 Artists in Resonance: Vivid Shadows/ Obscure Illuminations, Cara and Cabezas Contemporary, Kansas City, Missouri

2011 America: Now and Here, Arts Incubator, Kansas City, Missouri

2011 2011 B.F.A. Exhibition, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, Missouri

Public Programming & Curatorial Projects:

Open House

2019 Chain Mail, Open House, Kansas City, Missouri

2019 Welcome Home, Open House, Kansas City, Missouri

2018 Garage School, Open House, Kansas City, Missouri

2018 Soonering: Prior to the Stopping Point, Open House, Kansas City, Missouri

2018 Sit and Watch Conmigo, Open House, Kansas City, Missouri

2018 Meditation for Computers, Open House, Kansas City, Missouri

2018 Common Sense Reading, Open House, Kansas City, Missouri

2018 P L A Y P I T, Open House, Kansas City, Missouri

2018 How to Loiter, Open House, Kansas City, Missouri

2018 Community Post, Open House, Kansas City, Missouri

2018 Apt 1 / Apt 2, Open House, Kansas City, Missouri

2018 Down Home, Open House, Kansas City, Missouri

2017 The Roaming Center for Magnetic Alternatives, Open House, Kansas City, Missouri

2017 Making Do, Open House, Kansas City, Missouri

Imagine That!

2016 4th Annual Southwest x Central Street Fest, Imagine That!, Kansas City, MO

2016 Fiber & Sculpture Exhibition, Imagine That!, Kansas City, MO

2016 Doodle Show + Draw Station, Imagine That!, Kansas City, MO

2016 Coming Together, Imagine That!, Kansas City, MO 

2015 Swimming Through the Air, Imagine That!, Kansas City, MO

2015 Printmaking Exhibition, Imagine That!, Kansas City, MO

2015 Doodle Show, Imagine That!, Kansas City, MO

Archive Collective

2016 Community Documentation Station, KCAI Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2016 Guest Curator for Kansas City Flatfile & Digitalfile, H&R Block Artpsace, Kansas City, MO

2016 Group Crit Night #6, The Drugstore, Kansas City, MO

2016 Lecture Series, Fifty at Fifty Fifty, 50/50, Kansas City, MO

2016 Big American Picture, Paragraph Gallery/ Project Space, Kansas City, MO

2015 Miscellanea, East Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2015 Group Crit Night #5, Kiosk Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2014 Infrastructure and Inheritance: A Local Matter, The Red Lady Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2014 SWxC Photography Show: Curated by Archive Collective, Imagine That! Kansas City, MO

2014 Trade Look Ship: Postal/Cultural Exchange, Kansas City, MO + Milwaukee, WI + Chicago, IL

2014 Homebodies: An Ode to Bill Owens, The Red Lady Gallery

2014 Print and Bowl, The Spencer Museum at Kansas University

2013 Artist Talk, Paul Turouent, “Lens Culture in the Public Eye”, via Google Hangout


Awards / Commissions / Residencies

2019 ArtsKC Inspiration Grant, Kansas City, MO

2019 DIY Fund Grant, Meow Wolf, Santa Fe, NM

2019 Finalist Charlotte Street Visual Artist Award, Kansas City, MO

2016-Present Drugstore Studio Residency, Kansas City, MO

2018 ArtFarm Residency, Marquette, NE

2018 Rocket Grant, Andy Warhol Foundation, Spencer Museum, Charlotte Street Foundation Kansas City, MO

2018 Tiny Farm Artist Residency, Kansas City, MO

2017 ArtsKC Inspiration Grant, Kansas City, MO

2017 Missouri Bank Artboards, Kansas City, MO

2015-16 Charlotte Street Studio Residency (as Archive Collective), Kansas City, MO

2016 ArtsKC Inspiration Grant (as Archive Collective), Kansas City, MO

Press

Brandon Frederick, Artist and Impresario, by Neil Thrun, KC Studio, 2019

I know this feeling. I was here before: On Basic Essentials, by Camile Messerly, Informality, 2018

2018 Kansas City Flatfile & Digitalfile, by Alice Thorson, KC Studio, 2018

Inside a West Plaza bungalow, Open House is carving out a new, subversive space for art and community-building, by Annie Raab, The Pitch, 2018

At This Kansas City Art Space, Loitering Is Both Subversive And Neighborly, by Scott Wilson, KCUR 89.3, 2018

Toward a New Identity: Contemporary Photography in Kansas City, by Lynnette Miranda, KC Studio, 2017

Arranging it with Care: Brandon Forrest Frederick Explores Futility, The Collective Gap (Exhibition Essay for Sensible Disobedience), by Matt Austin, 2017

Crushed/Optimistic: Photography, Poetry, & Brandon Forrest Frederick, by Megan Pobywajlo-Bailey, Informality, 2017

With Disobedience And Disruption Trending, A Curator Questions The Meaning Of ... Meaning, KCUR 89.3, 2017

An Archive of Crit Night with Archive Collective, Informality, 2016

Instagrammers Have This Week (Or Forever) To Help Finish This Kansas City Art Project, KCUR, 2016

At This Loud, Chaotic Studio In Kansas City's Crossroads, 'Every Person Has A Story', KCUR, 2015

Empire of Things, Made Work and the Familiarity of Found Work, Cupcakes In Regalia, 2013

Timothy Amundson, the Energy in the Imagery is the Massage, Cupcakes In Regalia, 2013

Talks 

2018 Artist Lecture, Stintson Law Firm, Kansas City, MO

2017 Artist Lecture, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS

2017 Artist Lecture, Photo Scholars program at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

2016 Artist Lecture, The Warehouse, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

2016 Lecture Series, Fifty at Fifty Fifty, 50/50, Kansas City, MO

2016 Artist Talk, The One Thing That Can Save America, Paragraph Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2014 Artspeak Radio on KKFI Community Radio 90.1, Kansas City MO

2014 Artist Talk, Hilliard Gallery, Kansas City MO

2013 Artist Talk, Vulpes Bastille, Kansas City MO

Teaching & Professional Experience

2018-Present Artworks KC - Art Handler/Preparator

2018-Present Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art - Art Preparator

2017-Present Patty Carrol Studio - Studio Assistant

2017-Present Open House - Founder/ Co-Director

2011-2017 Imagine That! - Program Supervisor/ Community Arts Specialist

2013-2017 Archive Collective - Co-Founder

2017 Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art - Photo Scholars Program Visiting Artist/Instructor

2016 Kansas City Art Institute - Continuing Education Darkroom Photography Instructor

2014-2015 MyARTS - Art Mentor/Darkroom Photography Instructor

2011-2013 the Roost Gallery - Co-Founder