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Lucy Fradkin
updated: 05/06/2014
website: lucyfradkin.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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The Early Bird Catches The Worm
Going To A Go-Go
I Wish It Would Rain
The Birds of Ceylon
Arthur In Palermo
Fanciulle Operose
London Fog
Il Gatto Grigio, The Bringer of Good Fortune
Ma Vie En Rose
The Sewing Box
The Late Baroque
Untold Stories
Teatime With Arthur
Woman Surrounded by Blue Paisley
Accidental Visitors
 
Portfolio Keywords:  autobiographical, childhood, collage, domestic, portraiture, figurative, gender/sexuality, race, narrative, feminist
 
 
The Early Bird Catches The Worm by Lucy Fradkin
The Early Bird Catches The Worm
Acrylic gouache, colored pencil, collage, pencil on paper
2012
55 " x  110 110 " 
Going To A Go-Go by Lucy Fradkin
Going To A Go-Go
Acrylic gouache, pencil, metallic thread on paper
2013
15 " x  12 " 
I Wish It Would Rain by Lucy Fradkin
I Wish It Would Rain
Acrylic gouache, pencil, metallic thread on paper
2008
11 " x  10 " 
The Birds of Ceylon by Lucy Fradkin
The Birds of Ceylon
Acrylic gouache, colored pencil, collage, pencil on paper
2003
69" x  55" 
Arthur In Palermo by Lucy Fradkin
Arthur In Palermo
Acrylic gouache, collage, pencil on paper
2003
30" x  23" 
Fanciulle Operose by Lucy Fradkin
Fanciulle Operose
Acrylic gouache, colored pencil, collage, pencil on paper
2003
30" x  23" 
London Fog by Lucy Fradkin
London Fog
Acrylic gouache, colored pencil, collage, pencil on paper
2005
30" x  23" 
Il Gatto Grigio, The Bringer of Good Fortune by Lucy Fradkin
Il Gatto Grigio, The Bringer of Good Fortune
Acrylic gouache, colored pencil, collage, pencil on paper
2003
30" x  23" 
Ma Vie En Rose by Lucy Fradkin
Ma Vie En Rose
Acrylic gouache with collage, swarovski sequins, pencil, thread on paper
2006
11 3/4 " x  10 3/4" 
The Sewing Box by Lucy Fradkin
The Sewing Box
Acrylic gouache, pencil on paper
2007
17" x  15" 
The Late Baroque by Lucy Fradkin
The Late Baroque
Acrylic gouache, pencil on paper
2007
17" x  15" 
Untold Stories by Lucy Fradkin
Untold Stories
Acrylic gouache, colored pencil, pencil on paper
2005
30" x  23" 
Teatime With Arthur by Lucy Fradkin
Teatime With Arthur
Acrylic gouache, colored pencil, collage, pencil on paper
2005
53 1/4" x  38 1/2" 
Woman Surrounded by Blue Paisley by Lucy Fradkin
Woman Surrounded by Blue Paisley
Acrylic gouache, colored pencil, collage, pencil on paper
2006
15" x  12" 
Accidental Visitors by Lucy Fradkin
Accidental Visitors
Acrylic gouache, colored pencil, collage, pencil on paper
2004
55" x  94" 

Artist Statement

Replete with references to the ancient frescoes and mosaics of the Etruscans, Romans and Byzantines, my paintings on paper capture a timeless moment through a contemporary eye. Inspired by Indian and Persian miniatures, the vanishing art of hand-painted signage and a variety of sacred and folk arts, I create portraits of diverse individuals.

For the past 8 years I have concentrated on a series of figurative works painted in oil or gouache on paper. At times I incorporate collaged decorative elements from a variety of sources including old catalogs, field guides and vintage books into the work. I use color and pattern to evoke emotion and tell stories of daily life where the viewer is drawn into an intimate world. My work is clearly inspired by the traditional, but the impact of personal history is evident in the quiet presentation of issues of gender and race.

 

Artist Bio / CV

 

SELECTED AWARDS

2009 POLLOCK-KRASNER GRANT   NY, NY

2007 INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT GRANT Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation New York, NY

2005 ARTIST FELLOWSHIP-DRAWING New York Foundation for the Arts New York, NY

1995 ARTIST FELLOWSHIP-DRAWING New York Foundation for the Arts New York, NY

SELECTED ONE AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2008 Lucy Fradkin  NICOLAYSEN ART MUSEUM  Casper, WY
 
2007 “Lucy Fradkin: Works on Paper” HARVEY/MEADOWS GALLERY Aspen, CO
“Intricate Simplicity, Lucy Fradkin” GALLERY SAN ANGEL
San Antonio, TX“Lucy Fradkin”
LESLEY HELLER GALLERY NY, NY

2005 "Lucy Fradkin, Untold Stories” KENISE BARNES FINE ART Larchmont, NY

2004 “Roman Holiday-New Work From A Year Spent In Rome-Lucy Fradkin and Arthur Simms
KENISE BARNES FINE ART Larchmont, NY

2003 “Lucy Fradkin-Spring Line” AMERICAN ACADEMY IN ROME Rome, Italy

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2008 "Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition” NATIONAL ART MUSEUM OF CHINA Beijing, China

2007 "Sugar Buzz” LEHMAN COLLEGE ART GALLERY Bronx, NY

2006 "Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition”

SMITHSONIANMUSEUM NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY
Washington
, DC

“Art Bar Artists 2006-2007” ART BAR GALLERY Ithaca, NY

2005 “Portraits-A Group Show” L STREET FINE ART San Diego, CA

Long Island City: The Creative Path FLUSHING TOWN HALL Queens, NY
2004 “War & Peace” METAPHOR CONTEMPORARY ART Brooklyn, NY
2003 “Biennale di Arte Contemporanea di Porto Ercole
”FORTE STELLA Porto Ercole, Italy
2002 “Botanical Gardens: The Birds and the Bees” GALLERY @
PFIZER LEARNING CENTER Ryebrook, NY
“Body Language” ISLIP ART MUSEUM East Islip, NY
2001 "Works on Paper" JEFFREY HOFFELD & CO.
The Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY
1998 "Small Works" PS 122 GALLERY NY, NY
1998 "Pierogi 2000 Goes To College" VASSAR COLLEGE
Poughkeepsie, NY
"Works On/Of Paper" QUEENSBOROUGH COLLEGE ART
GALLERY Queens, NY
1997 "New York Drawers" GASWORKS London, UK
"New York Drawers" CORNER HOUSE Manchester, UK
1997 "Current Undercurrent" BROOKLYN MUSEUM OF ART Brooklyn, NY