Fred Stonehouse (b. 1960) is a Milwaukee, Wisconsin native and graduate of the BFA program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His style has been likened to that of Magic Realism, also including the work of Frida Kahlo and Gabriel García Márquez. A major figure in Wisconsin art, Fred Stonehouse is nationally recognized for his beautifully executed artwork and witty sense of rebellion. His style is a delicate balance of humor, beauty, and derangement as he blends his diverse cross-cultural interests with influences from outsider and folk art in religious or surreal contexts. Fred Stonehouse has been the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Midwest Grant as well as a Joan Mitchell Foundation Individual Artists Grant. His work has been featured in solo exhibitions at galleries throughout New York, St. Louis, New Orleans, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Chicago, Puebla, Berlin, etc. It has also been collected by institutions such as the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, the Tacoma Art Museum, the San Jose Museum of Art, Northwestern University, as well as prominent individual collectors including Sheryl Crow and Madonna.