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Lucy Fradkin
Brooklyn, NY



ARTIST STATEMENT: Replete with references to the ancient frescoes and mosaics of the Etruscans, Romans and Byzantines, my paintings capture a timeless moment through a contemporary eye. For the past twelve years I have concentrated on a series of figurative works painted in oil or gouache on paper and board. 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. Following in the tradition of genre painters, I place figures, often women, in domestic settings. The figures are quiet and inactive, which contributes to the solemn and mysterious atmosphere of the scene. At times I incorporate collaged decorative elements from a variety of sources including old catalogs, field guides and vintage books into the work. Through meticulous cutting and pasting, I develop intricate designs and motifs which become a subtle aspect of the surface of the work. I push the collage element further in a series of new pieces in which the collaged elements are literally placed into domestic interiors, adding a new dimension to 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.
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ARTIST RESUME:


SELECTED AWARDS
2009 POLLOCK-KRASNER GRANT Pollock-Krasner Foundation NY, NY
2007 INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT GRANT Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation NY, NY
2005 ARTIST FELLOWSHIP-DRAWING New York Foundation for the Arts NY, NY
1997 Artist-in-Residence Grant New York Foundation for the Arts New York, NY
1996 Artist-in-Residence Grant New York Foundation for the Arts New York, NY
1995 ARTIST FELLOWSHIP-DRAWING New York Foundation for the Arts New York, NY
1995 Artist-in-Residence Grant New York Foundation for the Arts New York, NY
1994 Artist-in-Residence Grant New York Foundation for the Arts New York, NY
1993 Artist-in-Residence Grant New York Foundation for the Arts New York, NY
1992 Artist-in-Residence Grant La Fundacion Centro Cultural La Romana, D.R
1987 SOLO EXHIBITION GRANT Artists Space New York, NY
1978 COMMUNITY ARTISTS GRANT Vermont Council for the Arts Montpelier, VT

SELECTED ONE AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2010 “Lucy Fradkin,Family Tree ” NANCY MARGOLIS GALLERY New York, NY
2008-09 “Lucy Fradkin” NICOLAYSEN MUSEUM Casper, WY
2008 “Lucy Fradkin Terra Cotta, Terra Firma” CLARK GALLERY Lincoln, MA
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 New York, 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
“Lavori Italiani:Lucy Fradkin e Arthur Simms” GALLERIA OFFICINA CERAMICA Cagliari, Italy
2002 “Lucy Fradkin and Mark Newton” PORT WASHINGTON LIBRARY Port Washington, NY
2000 "Lucy Fradkin, A Brief History of History of Fashion and Friendship"
KENISE BARNES FINE ART Larchmont, NY
1998 "Emily and Lucy" SIDESHOW 195 Williamsburg, NY
1996 "Pintura Lucy Fradkin" GALERIA AZUL Guadalajara, Mexico
1987 "Lucy Fradkin" PORT WASHINGTON LIBRARY Port Washington, NY
1982 "Lucy Fradkin Works on Paper" WEST VILLAGE GALLERY Brattleboro, VT
1981 "Lucy Fradkin-Paper-Weavings" ALTERNATIVE SPACE New York, NY

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2010 “It’s A Wonderful 10th” SIDESHOW GALLERY Brooklyn, NY
2009 “Summer At The Paramount” MULRY FINE ART Palm Beach, FL
“Party At Chris’s House JANET KURNATOWSKI GALLERY Brooklyn, NY
“Flower Power” CLARK GALLERY Lincoln, MA
2008-09 “As Others See Us” BRATTLEBORO MUSEUM AND ART CENTER Brattleboro, VT
2008 “Family Portrait” GALLERY SAN ANGEL San Antonio, TX
“Fifteen Artists Address The Issue Of Love” HARVEY/MEADOWS GALLERY Aspen, CO
“Rock, Scissors, Paper” MULRY FINE ART West Palm Beach, FL
2007 "Sugar Buzz” LEHMAN COLLEGE ART GALLERY Bronx, NY
2006 "Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition” SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY Washington, DC
“3rd Wave” BAC Gallery Brooklyn, NY
“Art Bar Artists 2006-2007” ART BAR GALLERY Ithaca, NY
"Winter Salon” LESLEY HELLER GALLERY New York, NY
“A Thing of Beauty” KENISE BARNES FINE ART Larchmont, NY
2005 “Portraits-A Group Show” L STREET FINE ART San Diego, CA
“8th Annual Mermaid Show” CONEY ISLAND MUSEUM Brooklyn, NY
“Long Island City: The Creative Path FLUSHING TOWN HALL Queens, NY
2004 “War & Peace” METAPHOR CONTEMPORARY ART Brooklyn, NY
“First Annual” SIDESHOW GALLERY Williamsburg, NY
“Gallery Artists” KENISE BARNES FINE ART Larchmont, NY
2003 “Biennale di Arte Contemporanea di Porto Ercole” FORTE STELLA Porto Ercole, Italy
“Merry” SIDESHOW GALLERY Williamsburg, NY
“Gallery Artists” KENISE BARNES FINE ART Larchmont, NY
2002 “5th Annual Mermaid Show” HOLLAND TUNNEL Williamsburg, NY
“Botanical Gardens: The Birds and the Bees” KENISE BARNES FINE ART Larchmont, NY
“Botanical Gardens: The Birds and the Bees” GALLERY @ PFIZER LEARNING CTR Ryebrook, NY
“Body Language” ISLIP ART MUSEUM East Islip, NY
“2002: New Work” KENISE BARNES FINE ART Larchmont, NY
2001 “Merry” SIDESHOW GALLERY Williamsburg, NY
“Drawing On Language” SPACES Cleveland, OH
"Group Show" GALLERY KOREA New York, NY
“21st” Suffragettes” SIDESHOW GALLERY Williamsburg, NY
2000 "Recess" KENISE BARNES FINE ART Larchmont, NY
1999 "Angels For The Millennium" THE WORK SPACE New York, NY
"Group Show" RUSH ARTS New York, NY
"Works on Paper" JEFFREY HOFFELD & CO. The Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY
"Wall Paper" KENISE BARNES FINE ART Larchmont, NY
"Wish You Were Here" ELSA MOTT IVES GALLERY New York, NY
1998 "Small Works" PS 122 GALLERY New York, NY
1998 "Local Color" HENRY STREET SETTLEMENT New York, NY
"Pay Per It" SIDESHOW 195 Williamsburg, NY
"Pierogi 2000 Goes To College" FRANCES LEHMAN LOEB ART CENTER,
VASSAR COLLEGE Poughkeepsie, NY
"Women View Women" ELSA MOTT IVES GALLERY New York, NY
"Works On/Of Paper" QUEENSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE ART GALLERY Queens, NY
1997 "New York Drawers" GASWORKS London, England
"New York Drawers" CORNER HOUSE Manchester, England
1997 "Current Undercurrent" BROOKLYN MUSEUM OF ART Brooklyn, NY
"Group Show" FLUSHING GALLERY Queens, NY
1995 "NY Soho Biennial " 473 BROADWAY New York, NY
"Freaks" THE MUSEUM OF UNNATURAL HISTORY New York, NY
"Group Show" ELSA MOTT IVES GALLERY New York, NY
"Works for a Fun House" E.S. VANDAM New York, NY
1994 "The Box Show" K & E GALLERY New York, NY
1993 "Memorial Exhibition of Hiroshima" Hiroshima, Japan
"The Art of Discovery" KRASDALE GALLERY Bronx, NY
1992 "Group Show" PHILIPPE BRIET GALLERY New York, NY
"Artistas en Residencia Otono '92", GALERIA ALTOS DE CHAVON La Romana, Dominican Rep.
1991 "Art Works/Art Workers" A.C. PROJECT ROOM New York, NY
"Group Show" JAMAICA ART CENTER Jamaica, NY
1990 "Dia de Los Muertos III" ALTERNATIVE MUSEUM New York, NY
"China Show" P.S. 1 MUSEUM Long Island City, NY
“China International Arts Festival” HONG KONG ART CENTRE Hong Kong, China
1989 "Best of the Annual Juried" QUEENS MUSEUM Flushing, NY
Jurors: Henry Geldzahler, Grace Glueck, John Perrault
1988 "Pier Show" STUDIO K GALLERY Long Island City, NY
1987 "Art From Western Queens" KAUFMAN-ASTORIA STUDIOS Astoria, NY Juror: Allan Frumkin
"Small Works Show" BACA DOWNTOWN Brooklyn, NY Jurors: Peter Frank, Valerie Smith
"Long Island City Artists Part II" STUDIO K GALLERY Long Island City, NY
"Group Show" ART DIRECTORS GALLERY
Jurors: Holly Solomon, Patterson Sims, Judy Pfaff
1986 "Wall to Wall" FLUSHING GALLERY Flushing, NY
1986 "Annual Juried" QUEENS MUSEUM Flushing, NY Juror: Holly Solomon
1985 "Long Island City Artists Part I" STUDIO K GALLERY Long Island City, NY
1984 "Art Against Apartheid" LANGSTON HUGHES LIBRARY Queens, NY
1983 "Art From Lower Manhattan" MAIER MUSEUM OF ART Lynchburg, VA
"Group Show" AVA GALLERY Hanover, NH
"Group Show" A.J. ALLAN GALLERY New York, NY
1982 "Group Show" ON PAPER GALLERY Lenox, MA
"Group Show" PRATT GALLERY Amherst, MA
1981 "Collage" BRATTLEBORO MUSEUM & ART CENTER Brattleboro, VT
"Group Show" PRATT GALLERY Amherst, MA
"Group Show" GROVE ST. GALLERY Worcester, MA
"Women Valley Artists" HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE GALLERY Amherst, MA Juror: Lucy Lippard

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS & MEDIA
“In the Morning” , Live Radio Interview, WLIU, Southampton, NY, July 21, 2009
“Artists on the Subjectivity and Objectivity of Looking”, Southern Vermont Arts Magazine, Winter 2009
“As Others See Us” , Yankee Magazine, December 2008
“It’s All In How Things Are Projected”, The Boston Globe , November 26, 2008
“Spotlight Focus”, The Keene Sentinel , November 26, 2008
“Weekender”, Casper Star Tribune , October 17, 2008
“Lucy Fradkin”, Nicolaysen Art Museum, Lisa Hatchadoorian , October 2008
“Sugar Buzz”, New York Times, May 11, 2007
“Portrait Competition 2006”, SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY, 2006
“Portrait 21” NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY, Canberra, Australia Spring 2006
“Images That Capture Romance of Europe”, New York Times, February 15, 2004
“American Academy in Rome 2002-2003” (Video) Dantia MacDonald 2004
“Biennale di Arte Contemporanea di Porto Ercole 2003” (Catalog) August 2003
“Italian Works :Lucy Fradkin e Arthur Simms”, Exibart, May 22,2003
“Contemporary Views”, New York Times, January 27, 2002
“Self Taught Artists”, Mutts Magazine (Japan), August 2001
“Drawing On Language”, SPACES, May 2001
"Making Flat Statements", New York Times, December 17, 2000
"New American Painting Number 32" , THE OPEN STUDIOS PRESS , February 2001
"Through A Woman's Eyes", New York Times, November 19, 2000
Cover , The Westchester County Times , October 2000
"Art: Pick of the Litter:" New York Press , December 16,1998
"Art Renaissance Speak Out", Channel 25, May 6, 1997
"Video: Jun Sakamoto Meets NY Artists", Saga TV, November 1996
"Pintura y collage de Lucy Fradkin", Siglo 21, 8 de Febrero 1996
"La exposición de Lucy Fradkin se inaugura esta noche", Siglo 21, 9 de Febrero 1996
"Bitácora de collages", Siglo 21, 9 de Febrero 1996
"Days Without Art", Village Voice, January 18, 1994
"Artistas en Residencia Otono '92", Fundacion Centro Cultural, 1992
"Eric is Homeless", Lerner Publications Co., 1992
"Dia de Los Muertos: Homelessness III" ALTERNATIVE MUSEUM, 1990
"The Best of Annual Juried", THE QUEENS MUSEUM, March 1989
"3-D Collage", Bangor Daily News", July 26, 1989
"Review", New York Times, April 3, 1988
"Column One",New York Times, December 18, 1986
"Annual Juried", QUEENS MUSEUM, December 1985
"By Artists for Artists", Newsday, October 18, 1985
"Artists to Speak",Brattleboro Reformer, April 28, 1982
"Vermont Visions", BRATTLEBORO MUSEUM, April 1982
"Lucy Fradkin: Paper-Weavings", Art New England, February, 1982
"Fradkin's Paper-Weavings",Brattleboro Reformer, January 27, 1982

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2010 ADJUNCT PROFESSOR LaGuardia Community College, CUNY Queens, NY
2009 ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE East End Arts Council Riverhead, NY
2008 ARTIST/LECTURER Civitella Ranieri Foundation Umbertide, Italy
2006 ARTIST/LECTURER Anderson Ranch Aspen, Colorado
2005 ARTIST/LECTURER Hunter College MFA Program, New York, NY
2003 ARTIST/LECTURER Sala Convegni Camera di Commercio Cagliari, Italy
2003 ARTIST/LECTURER Rhode Island School of Design Rome Program Rome,Italy
2002 ARTIST/LECTURER Temple University Rome Program Rome, Italy
2002 ARTIST/LECTURER Islip Art Museum East Islip, NY
2001 ARTIST/LECTURER New York Public Library/New York Foundation for the Arts
1992-2007 ARTIST/EDUCATOR Young Audiences New York New York, NY
1989-1995 ARTIST/EDUCATOR P.S. 1 Museum Long Island City, NY
1994-1995 ARTIST/EDUCATOR Socrates Sculpture Park Long Island City, NY
1989-Present ARTIST/EDUCATOR Dept. of Education New York City, NY
1989-1992 ARTIST/EDUCATOR Bronx Museum Bronx, NY
1989 ARTIST/EDUCATOR Chautauqua County High Schools Chautauqua Cty, NY
1987-1992 ARTIST/EDUCATOR Jamaica Arts Center Jamaica, NY
1987 ARTIST/LECTURER Port Washington Library Port Washington, NY
1987-1998 ARTIST/EDUCATOR New York Foundation for the Arts New York, NY
1982-1978 ARTIST/EDUCATOR Brattleboro and Newfane, VT
1978-1975 ARTIST/PUPPETEER Beholders Puppet Theatre Brattleboro, VT
1973 ART TEACHER New York City Prisons
 








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