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Biography

DSC02215Larry Frank Paintings
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BIOGRAPHY

Born 1945, New York City

After years as part of the traditional 9 to 5 work-a-day world, I finally retired to develop a new art career. At first I studied photography as a black and white life and street photographer for a few years. I then became drawn to painting and so I started to paint. From that first painting I knew I had found my focus.

Within a few years I began to realize I was not growing creatively and I needed to step outside my comfort zone to jog my thinking and style… create new images… stories. I traveled to Penang, Malaysia to participate in my first Art Residency and travel. It was scary. Liberating. Eye opening. Challenging. My work began to reflect unfamiliar influences, creativity and excitement. So excited with the results I followed with two more Art Residencies in Chiangmai, Thailand. More independent adventure travel to expand my universe of people, cultures, sights ad sounds. I then followed with a fourth Art Residency but this time in Ilhabela, Brazil, SA.

I never looked back and am continuously excited and motivated to create new story paintings.

EDUCATION

The Cooper Union
U of Illinois Masters Program, never completed
Studied painting, drawing, photography and faux finishing at:
Art Students League, NYC
Spring Street Studio, NYC
Educational Alliance, NYC
Broome Street Atelier, NYC
Alpha Workshop, NYC
International Center of Photography, NYC
University of Montana Photography Workshops, Missoula, MT
Cape Cod Photography Workshops, Truro, MA

ART RESIDENCIES

CherryCake, Penang, Malaysia
Monfai/NeNa, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Ilhabella, Brazil

TEACHING

Educational Alliance, NYC
Katonah Art Center, Katonah, NY
Chiangmai, Thailand
Private teaching in NY studio
PLUS: have developed and teach a workshop based on my own experience for people who want to travel, sketch, photograph, gather and process other art and culture so he or she can return home to paint imagery which tells their story in their style.

GALLERIST

The Anderson Chase Gallery, Director/Curator – Start up International Gallery, Katonah, NY
Katonah/Golden’s Bridge, NY

SHOWS

Art Expo, NYC
Spectrum , Miami, FL
Art Expo, San Diego, CA
Artisan Direct LTD., Rochester, NY
Agora Gallery, NYC
New York Realism, NYC
Group Exhibition, Chiang Mai, Thailand
NIW Gallery, Bunko, Tokyo, Japan
House Gallery, London, England
Tsvetaev Museum,, Moscow, Russia
Oxheart and Gowanus, NYC and Brooklyn
Art of Fashion, NYC
Fairway Studio, NYC
Berkeley College, NYC
Silverpoint Gallery, NY
Washington Chavez at K&M, Brooklyn
West Side Coalition:
Manhattan Borough President, NYC, Broadway Mall, NYC, East Village Public Library, NYC. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY
Wooster Street Pop Up Show, New York, New York
Carousell de Louvre Gallery, Paris, France
Andreas Kerstan Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany
Anderson Chase Gallery Teaching Faculty Show, Golden’s Bridge, New York
Art Nation Gallery, Miami, Florida
Pop Up Show, Rivington Street, NYC
Katonah Art Gallery

COMPETITIONS

Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, New York City and State
CFA Artist of the Year Finalist

Private Collections, US and International

Contact

Please contact for information and pricing:
lfrank4508@gmail.com
www.LarryFrankPaintings.com