|1977-82||A.B. Harvard College, magna cum laude in Visual Studies|
|1981-83||Apprenticed with Gaetano Pesce, Venice, Italy also worked with Jim Henson, Peter Sellars and Arakawa|
|1981||L’École d’Architecture, Strasbourg, France|
|1980||La Varenne-École de Cuisine, Paris, France|
|1995||The New School, filmmaking|
|2001||Nominated for Alpert Award in the Arts|
|1994||Asian Cultural Council – Travel grant to Japan|
|1991||Peter Ivers Fellowship – Artist in Residence at Harvard University|
|1986||St. Botolph Club Award for Advancement of the Arts|
|1982||Rudolph Arnheim Award for Diversity in the Arts|
|2007-11||Directed and designed The Cunning Little Vixen, by Leos Janacek, for NY Philharmonic, conductor: Alan Gilbert
Created an installation of translucent screens and projected imagery for Pelleus and Melisande, by Arnold Schoenberg, for the Radio Orchestra de France at Salle Pleyel, in Paris, conductor: Alan Gilbert
A Space: an installation of floating storyboards, water and sculptures by Thomas Reifferscheid for Halle 10, in Cologne, Germany, curated by Linde Trottenberg for Multiart International
Directed and designed The Abduction from the Seraglio, by Mozart for Teatro del Lago, in Frutillar, Chile, conductor: Pedro-Pablo Prudencio
Directed and designed Le Grand Macabre, by Gyorgy Ligeti, for NY Philharmonic, conductor: Alan Gilbert
Created two “applied sculptures” for the Fraunhofer Institute in Kaiserslautern, Germany: the Listening Chair and the Library Chair.
Created a new production of Peter and the Wolf, featuring live-animation for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, conductor: Lionel Bringuier
Created a production of Petroushka, by Stravinsky as artist-in-residence at the University of Maryland, conductor: James Ross
Created La Baguette Enorme en Gala, a 16 meter-long loaf of bread stuffed with everything needed to feed an entire village, with Mimi Oka for Les Eccentriques, a performance festival in St. Benoit de Sault, France.
Directed and designed Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, by Kurt Weill, for Tanglewood, music director: James Levine.
Directed and designed Four Saints in Three Acts, by Virgil Thompson at the Fisher Center in Bard College, conductor: James Bagwell
Directed and designed the World Premier of A Bird in the Ear by David Bruce at the Fisher Center in Bard College, conductor: James Bagwell
|2004-7||Created Mit Haut und Haaren, a body of work about the body, commissioned through MultiArt International by Shire Pharmaceuticals and originally exhibited at the Charite Hospital in Berlin, Germany
Directed and designed What Next?, by Elliott Carter for Tanglewood, conductor: James Levine.
Directed and designed Hansel and Gretel for the Los Angeles Opera, conductor: Alan Gilbert
Fetes Orphiques: a ten-year retrospective of projects done in collaboration with Mimi Oka, bridging food and art, at the Gallerie Fraiche Attitude in Paris, France
Created a large, hanging sculptural installation called Frozen Explosion for the Fraunhofer Institute in Kaiserslautern, Germany
Directed and designed Turandot for the Santa Fe Opera, conductor: Alan Gilbert
Created a production of A Soldier’s Tale for the NY Philharmonic, featuring live-animation. Solo violin: Pinchus Zuckerman, Narrator: F. Murray Abraham
Staged Through Roses, by Mark Neikrug for the New World Symphony, Miami Florida
Wrote, directed and designed a production of Swan Lake, performed at Wolftrap with the National Symphony, Washington, DC, conductor: Emil de Cou
Creative Director for Readia, a company established to develop high-tech products to help children learn to read, write and do arithmetic.
Amalgamations, a one-man show of applied sculptures and furniture at the Material ConneXion, NYC, NY
|2000-3||Designed the home of violinist Joshua Bell, NYC
Directed and designed Das Rheingold for the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Stockholm, Sweden, conductor: Alan Gilbert
Art fur Ärzte, a one-man show of drawings at MultiArt International, Bonn, Germany
Co-wrote Orphic Fodder with Mimi Oka, a book documenting events and installations focusing on food as experience in the context of art.
Motherboard: a group show, curated by MultiArt International, of five artists invited to re-perceive and re-contextualize circuit boards from what was once the world’s fastest computer
Directed and designed A Soldier’s Tale for the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. Solo violin: Pinchus Zuckerman, Narrator: John Rubenstein
Organs of Emotion: a one-man show of drawings, paintings and objects, curated by MultiArt International, representing a newly invented human anatomy based on feelings. Published the companion book, Organs of Emotion with writer Richard Nash
|1993-2000||International design Consultant for CITEM, a government agency in the Philippines responsible for the promotion of design
Received a grant from the Asian Cultural Council to visit Japan. During the visit, produced the exhibition Doug Fitch: Furniture Theater at IDEE Gallery in Tokyo, Japan
Designed sets, costumes and lighting for The House of Blue Leaves, by John Guare, directed by Doug Hughes for the Ostrovsky National Theater in Kostroma, Russia. Together, they were the first foreigners to work in this theater in over a hundred years.
Designed sets for Pericles, Prince of Tyre, by Shakespeare for the Seattle Repertory Theater Company, director: Doug Hughes
Created A Walk in the Head, for the Seattle Repertory Theater Company: a show for young people which, through the use of inflatable costumes and sets, demonstrated how fear breeds that which is feared
|1985-92||Participated in a group show of Art-Furniture at Wunderhaus, in Munich, Germany
Showed furniture at NEOTU Gallery in Paris France
Designed and constructed a tree house in the Philippines, on the island of Romblon. The house was composed of seven structures in twenty trees, connected with bamboo bridges and became an international Bed and Breakfast for three years
Developed a terrazzo-like surfacing technique in Cebu, the Philippines with local craftsmen, which became known as Ooloo, which came to specialize in fine, hand-made products that expressed the luminous color-absorbing capabilities of polymer resins. Fitch’s designs were exhibited in galleries in New York, Paris, Tokyo and Munich as well as museum stores around the world.
Together with Ross Miller, co-designed a “merzbau-ish” home for art collectors Meredyth and John Moses in Lincoln, MA
Wrote, designed and directed The Potluck Supper, a production that encapsulated a netherland of between-ness, told in a language expressing what is said between our chosen words. The story was of one man’s struggle to become more comfortable inside of himself
Designed an executive office for the Vice President of Johnson Wax Company, in Racine Wisconsin. Featuring forced-perspective, cubist cabinetry, a hydraulically activated coffee/conference table the project was celebrated in Interior Design magazine
|Green Gallery Williamsburg, NYC|
|ART Foundation Gallery Tokyo, Japan|
|Deutsches Museum Bonn, Germany|
|Kunstwerk Düsseldorf, Germany|
|IDEE Tokyo, Japan|
|Wunderhaus Munich, Germany|
|Decordova Museum Massachusetts|
|Neotu Gallery Paris, France; New York City|
|Center George Pompidou Paris, France|
|Ashuah-Irving Gallery Boston|
|Clarke Gallery Lincoln, Massachusetts|
|Intemational Contemporary Furniture Fair New York City|
|Intemational Design Center of New York New York City|