Fred Holland was trained as a painter and went on to work in theater and dance, first with the Zero Moving Dance Company, and then for years, with Meredith Monk. Holland returned to making art in the 1990s working mainly in sculptural form. In 1986, Holland performed at The Kitchen's New Ice Nights with Ishmael Houston-Jones and Yvonne Meier. Holland performed several other times at The Kitchen throughout the 80's.