Born in Berlin, studied theater and film studies, history, English and art history at the Free University of Berlin.
After completing his studies, he worked as an assistant director at theaters in Germany and Austria before he went on an internship at the Guggenheim Museum in New York for several months. Back in Berlin followed a few years as a freelance art critic. He then took a position as a gallery assistant in the art trade. In 2003 he opened his own gallery, Fruehsorge Contemporary Drawings, the first gallery in Germany at the time, which was exclusively dedicated to the medium of drawing.
After a decade of pioneering work and the continuous endeavor to combine the commercial gallery business with the discursive-theoretical, the gallery was closed in 2013, followed by the establishment of the nonprofit platform Drawing Hub, which, as a nomadic structure, conducts international projects to promote and research drawing.
As a recognized expert in the medium of drawing, Jan-Philipp Fruehsorge is always on the move in all fields of art history and the market, whether as a consultant for private collectors or as a regular guest tutor at the University of West England in Bristol and the Paris Collage of Art. For years he was on the board of trustees of the Graphic Society in Berlin and is a regular member of juries for international drawing awards.
This year he worked for drawing fairs in Paris and Marseille. before he joined the Drawing Room Lisbon and Madrid as online curator. As a curator of numerous exhibitions, he has worked with museums and institutions in Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, China and Japan.
He has published extensively on subjects of drawing and contemporary art.