FAILE

Born in 1975 and 1976 in
Edmonton and Minneapolis (US).
Live in Brooklyn (US).

Biography of Faile

Faile is a collective founded in 1999 by Patrick McNeil (born in 1975 in Edmonton, Alberta), Patrick Mille (born in 1976 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) and Aiko Nakagawa, who left the group in late 2006. The name Faile is an anagram of their first project, entitled “A life”. As they studied in an art and design school, they learnt the many techniques related to painting and printing. Silk-screen printing and stencil remain the basis of their works, where different worlds collide : retro, fifties/seventies pulp, pop art; they also combine a clever mix of typhographies. Faile admit they were influenced by Robert Rauschenberg, Stanley Kubrick, Andy Warhol, Cy Twombly, and Lichtenstein…
In 2010, their Deluxx Fluxx exhibition, in collaboration with BAST, was a success. They created an arcade game world with revisited consoles. That same year, another exhibition was held in Lisbon as part of the Portugal Arte 10 Festival. They built an emblematic temple made ​​of marble, ceramic and metal. They also made a lot of frescoes, including one in New York, in September 2013. The universe and the skills of this pair are widely recognized on the international scene of urban art.

Exhibition dates of Faile

2014
FAILE: Works on Wood: Process, Paintings and Sculpture,
Allouche Gallery, New York, NY – Nov 15th-Dec 12th (solo)
Fuel, Fantasy, Freedom, Galerie Ernst Hilger, Vienna, AU (solo)
Inaugural Exhibition, Allouche Gallery, New York, NY
FAILE & BÄST, Deluxx Fluxx Arcade Edinburgh, Summerhall Museum, Scotland, UK
The Provocateurs, Art Alliance, Chicago, IL
RE:DEFINE MTV’s Staying Alive Foundation Art Benefit, Dallas, TX
Juxtapoz 20th Anniversary Show, Jonathan Levine Gallery, New York, NY
Darren Aronofsky’s Fountains of the Deep: Visions of Noah and the Flood, New York, NY
Cat Art Show, 101/Exhibit, Los Angeles, CA

2013
FAILE: Works on Wood: Process, Paintings and Sculpture,
Allouche Gallery, New York, NY – Nov 15th-Dec 12th (solo)
Fuel, Fantasy, Freedom, Galerie Ernst Hilger, Vienna, AU (solo)
FAILE & BÄST, Deluxx Fluxx Arcade Miami Beach, Miami, FL
Wooster Collective 10 Year Anniversary, Jonathan Levine Gallery, New York, NY
Cash, Cans & Candy, Galerie Ernst Hilger, Vienna, AU

2012
FAILE: Works on Wood: Process, Paintings and Sculpture,
Allouche Gallery, New York, NY – Nov 15th-Dec 12th (solo)
Fuel, Fantasy, Freedom, Galerie Ernst Hilger, Vienna, AU (solo)
Damien Hirst’s Murderme Private Collection, Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella, Turin, Italy
The Boneyard Project, Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, AZ
Sotheby’s Sick Children’s Trust Benefit Sale, London, UK
Tonight We Won’t Be Bored, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2011
Fragments Of Faile, Lazarides Gallery, London, UK (solo)
Houston and Bowery Mural, New York, NY (solo)
Faile “A Decade of Prints and Originals”, Post No Bills, Venice Beach, CA (solo)
Underbelly Show, Art Basel Miami, Miami, FL
On Every Street, Samuel Owen Gallery, Greenwich, CT
T&J Artwalk for Human Rights Watch, Oslo, Norway
RE:DEFINE MTV’s Staying Alive Foundation Art Benefit, Dallas, TX
Art Mère / Art Père Auction LIVESTRONG Benefit, Los Angeles, CA

2010
Bedtime Stories, Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Temple, Portugal Arte 10, Lisbon, Portugal (solo)
FAILE & BÄST, Deluxx Fluxx Arcade, New York, NY; London, UK
Underbelly Project, Brooklyn, NY
Viva La Revolucion: Dialogue With The Urban Landscape, Museum Of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
Meet Me Inside, Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles CA

2009
Plastic Culture: Legacies of Pop 1986 – 2008, Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Lancanshire, UK
Perry Rubenstein Gallery, FIAC, Paris, France

2008
Lost In Glimmering Shadows, Lazarides Gallery, London, UK (solo)
Street Art, Tate Modern, London, UK
Poster Resistance 2, New Image Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Cans Festival, London, UK
Outsiders, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, UK
Outsiders, Houston and Bowery, Lazarides, New York, NY
Art Singapore, Collectors Contemporary, Singapore

2007
Nothing Lasts Forever, Lazarides Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
From Brooklyn With Love, Lazarides Gallery, London, UK (solo)
Generations, USA, Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev, Ukraine
Separation Wall Mural, Santa’s Ghetto, Bethlehem, Palestine.
The Burning House (Faile, Dave Ellis, and Swoon), Museum Hetdomein, Netherlands, The Burning House, New Image Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2006
Faile Prints, Fifty24, Portland, OR (solo)
24th Anniversary Mural, Weiden+Kennedy, Portland, OR (solo)
Spank the Monkey, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts,, Newcastle-Gateshead, UK
Tiger Translate, Shanghai Sculpture Space, Shanghai, China
Animalia, Irvine Contemporary, Washington DC
Wall Snatchers, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington DC
Swish, Lazarides Gallery, London, UK
11 Spring St. Show, New York, NY

2005
Denver Show, Andenken Gallery, Denver, CO (solo)
The Room NYC, New York, NY (solo)
Untitled, Fifty24SF, San Francisco, CA
Ridiculousnessofitallshow, New Image Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Design Edge, IdN, Singapore, Singapore
The Pony Show, New York, NY
ROJO Golden, Stay Gold Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
ROJO Golden, Urbis Artium Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The First LA Weekly Biennial, Track 16 Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Supreme Trading N8 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2004
Denver Show, Andenken Gallery, Denver, CO (solo)
The Room NYC, New York, NY (solo)
Weiden + Kennedy, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Espai Pupu, Barcelona, Spain
Lab 101, Los Angeles, CA
Les Complices, Zurich, Switzerland
Lavender, Transplant Gallery, New York, NY
Mural, Diesel Store, Austin, TX
Pictures on Walls, Diesel Denim Gallery, New York, NY

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