The Fargo House is a project by artist and architect Dennis Maher.
Dennis Maher is an artist, architect, and educator. For the past 15 years, his projects have engaged processes of disassembly and reconstitution through drawing, photography, collage and constructions. In his ongoing Undone-Redone City project, Maher has continually reformulated the structural and substructural remains of houses, conjuring a new urban core from assembled city fragments. In 2009, Maher established the FARGO HOUSE, a center for the urban imaginary in Buffalo, NY and, in 2014, he founded ASSEMBLY HOUSE 150, a non-profit space for experimental art/architectural projects. Maher was selected as the 2012-2013 Artist In Residence at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Exhibitions by Maher have also been presented at such venues as Mattress Factory Art Museum (Pittsburgh, PA), Bi-City Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism (Shenzhen, China), Black and White Gallery and Project Space (Brooklyn, NY), Pulse Miami Art Fair, Real Art Ways (Hartford, CT), Galeria Antoni Pinyol (Reus, Spain), Superfront LA, The Carnegie Center (Covington, KY) and Burchfield-Penney Art Center (Buffalo, NY). Maher is a recipient of A NYFA Fellowship (2012), the Real Art Ways STEP UP Award (2011), the Black and White Project Space Prize (2010), a NYSCA Independent Projects Grant (2010), and a MacDowell Colony Fellowship (2008). He has been identified by the John R. Oishei Foundation as one of the emerging leaders of the city of Buffalo. Maher's work has been featured in NYTimes, Architectural Review, ARCHDaily, Architect Magazine and on the national radio program Smart City Radio. Published writings by Maher include "Towards Un-building" in 306090 Sustain and Develop, "The Nightworks" in Unplanned, Research and Experiments at the Urban Scale and "900 Miles to Paradise" in Architecture Post Mortem. Maher is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture at SUNY, University at Buffalo, where he has taught since 2004.