Zoey Frank

Zoey Frank was born in Boulder, Colorado in 1987. She completed four years of classical atelier training under Juliette Aristides at Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, and received an MFA in painting from Laguna College of Art and Design. Zoey has received numerous honors and awards, including an Elizabeth Greensheilds grant in 2013, the Artist’s Magazine All Media Competition Grand Prize of 2012, the Hudson River Fellowship in 2012, scholarships from the Albert K. Murray foundation, the Stacy Foundation and the Art Renewal Center. Her work has been featured in Fine Art Connoisseur, International Artist’s Magazine, Artist’s Magazine, and Southwest Art among other publications. Zoey has shown her work in solo and group exhibitions in Amsterdam, Italy, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Los Angeles, Nashville. She works from her studio in Loveland, Colorado.
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Zoey Frank Paintings (4-works)
formatting

Zoey  Frank Refrigerator
Refrigerator
oil on board
40 x 26 in
Zoey  Frank Laundry 4
Laundry #4
oil on board
14 x 16 in
Zoey  Frank Sandwich 12
Sandwich #12
oil on board
14 x 16 in
Zoey  Frank Sandwich 8
Sandwich #8
oil on board
14 x 16 in

Zoey  Frank

Zoey Frank

Zoey Frank Biography

Zoey Frank is a distinguished young representational oil painter whose work includes perceptual painting, narrative and formal investigations. Frank’s paintings are modern in aesthetic but steeped in the academic understanding. Trained in a classical atelier setting at the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, Frank then completed an MFA at the Laguna College of Art and Design. The combination of a classical training and a more progressive contemporary theory has allowed Frank to use multiple techniques and approaches in one cohesive style.

In her most recent paintings Frank has been painting mundane objects she encounters on a daily basis She states, “Painting these objects again and again in series mirrors how we engage with them: repetitively and towards a purpose.”

Because the objects painted are unremarkable, Frank focuses on the shapes of the objects themselves and the patterns created in their surroundings. There is no grand narrative to distract from the designs. Frank explains, “Their very banality helps me to turn my focus away from the objects themselves and towards the image as a whole: the flat shapes, the balance of light and dark, and the interaction of color.” The result is paintings that are remarkably approachable and modern.

Abstraction has entered Frank’s paintings in her attempt to focus on time and space. She says, “As compositional problems come up, I’ve started using arbitrary planes of color rather than objects to resolve them. This has freed me up to make intuitive changes while I’m painting. As I make changes to balance out the composition, the space of the painting becomes fragmented in a way that interests me.” That fragmentation helps make the most ordinary objects seem different and interesting.

Zoey has received numerous honors and awards, including an Elizabeth Greensheilds grant in 2013, the Artist’s Magazine All Media Competition Grand Prize of 2012, the Hudson River Fellowship in 2012, scholarships from the Albert K. Murray foundation, the Stacy Foundation and the Art Renewal Center. Her work has been featured in Fine Art Connoisseur, International Artist’s Magazine, Artist’s Magazine, and Southwest Art among other publications. Zoey has shown her work in solo and group exhibitions in Amsterdam, Italy, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Los Angeles, Nashville. She works from her studio in Loveland, Colorado.

Zoey Frank Description

Zoey Frank was born in Boulder, Colorado in 1987. She completed four years of classical atelier training under Juliette Aristides at Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, and received an MFA in painting from Laguna College of Art and Design. Zoey has received numerous honors and awards, including an Elizabeth Greensheilds grant in 2013, the Artist’s Magazine All Media Competition Grand Prize of 2012, the Hudson River Fellowship in 2012, scholarships from the Albert K. Murray foundation, the Stacy Foundation and the Art Renewal Center. Her work has been featured in Fine Art Connoisseur, International Artist’s Magazine, Artist’s Magazine, and Southwest Art among other publications. Zoey has shown her work in solo and group exhibitions in Amsterdam, Italy, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Los Angeles, Nashville. She works from her studio in Loveland, Colorado.

Zoey Frank Resumé

EDUCATION

2014     Laguna College of Art and Design, MFA in Painting

2011     Gage Academy of Art, Certificate in Drawing and Painting

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020     Haynes Galleries, Zoey Frank: Exploring the Ordinary, Franklin, TN

2019     Galerie Mokum, Everyday, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2017     Galerie Mokum, At Home with Things, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2016     Haynes Galleries, Zoey Frank: Connections and Changes, Thomaston, ME and Nashville, TN   

2014     Haynes Galleries, Zoey Frank: Explorations and Discoveries, Thomaston, ME, and Nashville,  TN

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019     Pietro Annigoni Museum, CORPO a CORPO, Florence, Italy

             Stanek Gallery, Disrupted Realism, Philadelphia, PA 

             Arvada Center, Art of the Sate, Arvada, CO

             Danese/Corey, Personal Spaces, New York, NY

             Joshua Liner Gallery, Your Favorite Artist’s Favorite Artist #2, New York, NY

2018     Danese/Corey, Reveal Art Fair, New York, NY 

             Booth Gallery, Bloom, New York, NY

             Alpha Gallery, New Talent (3 person show), Boston, MA

             1261 Gallery, Mia Bergeron, Hollis Dunlap, Zoey Frank (3 person show) , Denver, CO

             Galerie Mokum, KunstRai, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

             Mana Contemporary, On Paper, An Exhibition of Drawings, Jersey City, NJ

2017     Booth Gallery, The New Baroque, New York, NY

             Salmagundi Club, American Masters, New York, NY

             Arcadia Contemporary, ARC Visions, Los Angeles, CA

             Galerie Mokum, PAN Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

             The Bennington Center for the Arts, Artists for the New Century, Bennington, VT 

             Customs House Museum and J. Wayne Stark Galleries at Texas A&M, Women Painting Women:

             In Earnest, Clarksville, TN and College Station, TX

             Collins Galleries, Summer Salon, Orleans, MA  

             Abend Gallery, Sight Unseen, Denver, CO

             Gallery 1261, Small Works, Denver, CO

             Arcadia Contemporary, LA Art Show, Los Angeles, CA

2016     Arcadia Contemporary, 12" x12", Los Angeles, CA

             Galerie Mokum, PAN Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

             Q Art Salon, Instalarity, Santa Ana, CA

             Galerie Mokum, KunstRai, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2015     Galerie Mokum, PAN Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

             The Gallery, Sculpture by the Lakes, Drawn, Dorchester, Dorset UK

             Gallery 1261, Windows to the Divine and Renaissance of Realism, Denver, CO

             Gallery 1261, The Object of Objects, Denver, CO

             Manifest Gallery, Master Pieces, Cincinnati, OH

             Gallery 1261, Figurative 1, Denver, CO

             The Gallery, Sculpture by the Lakes, Works on Paper Art Fair, London, England UK

2014     Haynes Galleries, A Treasure Trove of Real Art, Nashville, TN

             The Gallery, Sculpture by the Lakes, Drawn, Dorchester, Dorset UK

             Laguna Art Museum, LCAD MFA '14, Laguna Beach, CA

             Arena 1 Gallery, Palimpsests: MFA Thesis Exhibition, Santa Monica, CA

             Haynes Galleries, The Landscape: Views and Variations, Nashville, TN

             City Hall, Laguna College of Art and Design MFA Exhibition, Laguna Beach, CA

2013     Haynes Galleries, A Treasure Trove of Small Things, Nashville, TN

             Principle Gallery, Women Painting Women (R)evolution, Richmond, VA

             Laguna Art Museum, LCAD MFA '13, Laguna Beach, CA

             Haynes Galleries, Ordinary Objects: Extraordinary Still Lifes, Nashville, TN

             City Hall, Laguna College of Art and Design MFA Exhibition, Laguna Beach, CA

2012   Western Heritage Museum, Small Works Exhibition, Oklahoma City, OK

             Laguna Art Museum, Plein Air Invitational, Laguna Beach, CA

             Jackson Historical Society, Hudson River Fellowship, Jackson, NH

             Haynes Galleries, The Portrait in American Realism, Nashville, TN and Thomaston, ME

             Fountainhead Gallery, Transitions (3 person show), Seattle, WA

AWARDS

2019      Art Renewal Center TIAC Award

2018      Manifest Gallery 7th International Painting Annual, First Place

2016      Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant

             Avigdor Arikha Memorial International Residency Scholarship, JSS Civita

             Art Renewal Center ARC Salon, Arcadia ContemporaryAward

             Art Renewal Center ARC Salon Finalist

2015     Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant

             Manifest Gallery 5th International Painting Annual, First Place

2014     Art Renewal Center ARC Salon Finalist

2013     Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant

             Art Renewal Center ARC Salon Finalist

2012     Art Renewal Center ARC Salon Finalist

             Artist's Magazine, All Media Art Competition, Grand Prize

             Hudson River Fellowship

PUBLICATIONS

Ditte Van Doninck. “Life as we Know it.” Imagicasa Art, December 2019 pp. 80-84.

John Seed. Disrupted Realism: Paintings for a Distracted World. Schiffer Publishing, 2019 pp. 156-161.

Editors. The Moth: Art and Literature. Spring 2019, p. 15.

Timothy Standing. "Records of the Painting Process: Recent Work by Zoey Frank." Fine Art Connoisseur, October 2018, pp. 84-88.

Leslie Gilbert Elman. "The Bennett Prize Celebrating Women Painters." Fine Art Connoisseur, August, 2018, pp. 116, 118-119.

Michal Korsun. "Zero Abstrakcji." Gazeta Bankowa, September 2017, pp. 123-129.

Nina Kinitz. "Nowy Wymiar Percepcji." Artysta i Sztuka, Spring 2017, pp. 60-71.

John O'hern. "Figurative Focus." American Art Collector, March 2017, pp. 36, 38-39. 

Robert Zeller. The Figurative Artist's Handbook. Monacelli Press, 2016, pp. 122, 157-158.

Juliette Aristides. Lessons in Classical Painting. New York: Watson-Guptill, 2016, p. 163.

Kim Agricola and Katie Askew. "Artisitic Excellence." Southwest Art, December 2016, p. 71.

Margaret Walker. "Zoey Frank: Connections and Changes." Nashville Arts Magazine, October 2016, pp.56-60.

Editors. "Zoey Frank: Connections and Changes." American Art Collector, July 2016, pp. 80-81.

Judith Fairly. "Within Each Scene a Story." The Artist's Magazine, April 2016, pp. 62-69.

Max Gillies. "Focus on Fabrics." Fine Art Connoisseur, October 2015, p. 80.

Editors. "Zoey Frank: Explorations and Discoveries." American Art Collector, October 2014, pp. 106-107.

Jerry Waters. "Explorations and Discoveries." Nashville Arts Magazine, October 2014, pp. 60-63.

Zoey Frank. "Palimpsests." Artists on Art Magazine, Summer 2014. artists-on-art.com.

Louise Hafesh. "Women Painting Women: (R)evolution." The Artist's Magazine, April 2014, p. 15.

Kelly Compton. "Dining and Wining: An Ageless Theme Endures." Fine Art Connoisseur, February 2014, p. 80.

Bonnie Gangelhoff. "21 Under 31." Southwest Art Magazine, September 2013, pp. 102-103.

Editors. "The Art of the Portrait: Masters Showcase." International Artist Magazine, February/March 2013, p. 31.

Emme Baxter. "Zoey Frank: Mystery and Emotion." Nashville Arts Magazine, January 2013, pp. 23-25.

Editors. "A Dream of Song." The Artist's Magazine, July/August 2012, pp. 10-11.

Kenneth Jessen. "Zoey Frank Focuses on Figurative Work." Reporter Herald, April 17, 2012.

Juliette Aristides. Lessons in Classical Drawing. Watson-Guptill, 2011, pp. 148, 197.

Juliette Aristides. “Kindred Spirits.” Aerospace Art Magazine. Summer 2008.

RELATED EXPERIENCE

2020     Instructor, Studio Workshops (Figure Painting I, II, III, IV, V)

             Instructor, Warehouse 251 (Figure in the Environment)

             Alia Fine Art Studios (Composition Through Still Life)

2019     Visiting Artist, New York Academy of Art

             Visiting Artist, Laguna College of Art and Design

             Visiting Artist, Studio Incamminati

            Juror, “Open Exhibit” The Art League  

             Instructor, Studio Workshops (Figure Drawing I, II, III and IV, Portrait Sketches in Oils)

             Instructor, Atelier Dojo (Figure in the Environment)

             Instructor, Art Workshops Boulder (Color Through Still Life)

             Instructor, Studio Crescendo (Composition Through Still Life) 

2018     Juror, "Drawn to the Figure" at Arts Longmont

             Instructor, Private art studio (Pictorial Space through Still Life I, II, III and IV)

             Instructor, Easton Studio (Composition Through Still Life)

             Instructor, Whidbey Island Fine Art Studios (Composition Through Still Life)

             Instructor, Boulder Art Workshops (Constructing the Portrait)

2017     Visiting Artist, California State University, Long Beach

             Instructor, Boulder Art Workshops (Composition Through Still Life)

             Lecturer, University of Colorado Denver (Anatomy for the Artist).

2016     Visiting Artist, Laguna College of art and Design

             Instructor, Art Students League of Denver (Constructing the Portrait in Oils, Constructing the Figure in Oils)

2014     Instructor, Laguna College of Art and Design (Figure Painting II)

             Search Committee for MFA Chair, Laguna College of Art and Design

2006-12   Studio Assistant for sculptor Caroline Douglas, Boulder, CO

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