Dail Fried received a BA from Boston University. At the Art Center of NNJ she painted with Carmen Cicero, Kay Walkingstick, Richard Mayhew, Jean Cohen, Gerald Samuels, Lawrence Berger, Bruce Dorfman and studied printmaking with Roberto DeLamonica, Mohammed Kahill and Sylvie G. Covey. She has countless art affiliations and has won awards juried by NY Times art critics, and Whitney and Guggenheim museum curators. Fried has been featured in solo and group shows in New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, where she resides.
As a painter Fried spent a great deal of time finding ways to connect a multitude of elements to create collaged paintings on canvas. After years of continued exploration she became attracted to the medium of printmaking. She was drawn to the free, impulsively expressive manner she could reveal on plexiglass, creating a monotype. Wanting to experiment with deep line and texture, the artist started to learn about etchings and collographs which allowed for a rich layered surface result. Fried's imagery has historical underpinnings. An integral source of inspiration evolves from her extensive travels within the U.S. and in Italy, France, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. A reference to streams, rivers, lakes, cliffs, mountains, rocks, caves, fossils, architecture, and the often appealing remains of textured walls and ruins are discernible.