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New Dawn, Cherry Blossoms and Spring Sky, Soft Romantic Colors, Original Oil

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Cherry blossoms burst as the sun rises over this beautifully romantic landscape by Rose Freymuth-Frazier. The scene is enveloped in soft colors of gold, pink and grey that only a new dawn can deliver. Loose brush strokes and layers of paint give this painting depth and dimension. This artwork is framed as pictured. Rose Freymuth-Frazier New Dawn oil on panel 16 H x 20 W in 40.64 H x 50.80 W cm RFF043 Rose Freymuth-Frazier Employing the techniques of the past in the service of contemporary exploration, I seek to add a fresh voice to the sometimes venerable, sometimes dusty and archaic tradition of large-scale figurative painting, while subtly addressing the mythology, objectification and subjugation of women. My subjects are at first glance close to home-new mothers, friends, lovers, artists, dancers-but are then quickly placed at a distance via edgy modification, rigorous technique, minimal contexts and composition, and idiosyncratic use of color. I am also interested in social presentation, artifice, and simulation as they relate to my subjects. I hope to peel away a gossamer thin layer of reality, not just to document the real but also to reveal what might be. Biography Given my restless history, it is curious that I became a figurative painter in New York City. My maternal Grandparents fled Hitler's Germany in the late 1930s. After being refused entry to the United States, they were welcomed into the Dominican Republic, where they happily resided in a small orderly bungalow of their own design and made their living as studio photographer and cheese maker for seven years. Amid this exotic island milieu, my mother was born. Similarly, my fraternal grandparents, he being a US medic stationed in New Zealand and she, a seventeen year old Kiwi, met just long enough in the back of an ambulance in the early 1940s for her to come to the US on a steamer eighteen months later with their nine-month-old baby boy: my father. My eventual parents found each other in Nevada City, California, a small Gold Rush town flanked by a river and nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. There they fashioned a life according to their own rules and beliefs, free from the rigid standards of mainstream society. I was born on the floor of an old miner's cabin on a frigid November night in 1977. The midwife, who had learned the art of delivering babies while assisting her grandfather across the moors of Scotland, lived atop an icy ridge, did not own a telephone, and was summoned just in time. She made her living as a welder and considered her midwifery skill a gift. She refused to take money for her services. As payment, my mother, a ceramic sculptor, crafted her a large salad bowl with which to catch future placentas. So for the price of a handcrafted, multi-use salad bowl, (my first brush with art), I came into the world. I grew up in a free-spirited, idyllic wilderness until my existence was reported to the authorities in the form of a birth certificate. At eight years old, after some home schooling and experimental education, I was finally sent to public school. By sixteen I left the small town and moved in with my older brother who lived by the sea. A year later I applied and was accepted to the Interlochen Arts Academy in Northern Michigan where I spent my senior year of high school. At eighteen years old, I came to New York City on a scholarship to study theater. The city dazzled me, but after completing the term of study-and perhaps echoing my mother's flight from Barnard on a motorcycle years before-I headed back west, this time to Los Angeles where I landed in a Hollywood Boulevard youth hostel. It was in the culturally diverse atmosphere of Southern California, amid the palms, cars, and birds of paradise that I began to paint. In a twist of fate that only Hollywood could deliver, I was "discovered" stuck in traffic on Ventura Boulevard and given a record deal, (although I was not a singer). For six months I was under contract as "Ruby Blonde" and was paid to do nothing. Mercifully, the album was never made but I chose to use the free time and money to paint. Inspired by trips through Mexico and Guatemala, I fashioned giant faces from memory, which I painted on oversized pieces of scavenged plywood. I found the act of painting both hypnotic and meditative. So I returned to New York, (via Argentina), to further pursue the serious study of figurative painting technique. We know that in the past realism was discredited as kitsch and blamed for it's ability to appeal to and affect the masses. This inherent accessibility is the reason I choose to paint in the realist tradition. Education Private Study with and assistant to Steven Assael, New York City, 2004-2006 Private Study with and assistant to Odd Nerdrum, Norway, 2005 Independent Study in Europe, Summer 2005 New York Academy of Art, Master Class with Steven Assael, 2004 The Art Students League of New York, Gregg Kreutz, 2002-2004 American Musical and Dramatic Academy, New York City, 1996-1998, Graduate Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen, Michigan, 1996, Graduate Solo Exhibitions Rose Freymuth-Frazier: The Virgin and the Unicorn, Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago IL, December, 2012 Rose Freymuth-Frazier: Whispering Sisters and the Female Figurative Image, Cress Gallery, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 2010 Rose Freymuth-Frazier: Variation, Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago IL, October 2007 Select Group Exhibitions On Adornment - Pen & Brush, New York City, 2018 Five and Under - Arcadia Contemporary, Pasadena, CA, 2018 35th Anniversary Show - AFA-NYC, New York City, 2018 Realism: Then and Now - Cavalier Galleries, New York City, 2018 Art on Paper Fair - Gallery Victor Armendariz booth, New York City, 2018 Figure 8 - Gallery Victor Armendariz, Chicago, IL, 2017 Coming Attractions - Gallery Victor Armendariz, Chicago, IL, 2017 Summer's Ghost - Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ, 2016 BeinArt Collective Surreal Art Show - Copro Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, 2016 American Realism: Past to Present - Cavalier Galleries, New York City, 2015 Les Petit Fours, International Group Exhibition, (co-curated by Beautiful Bizarre Magazine and Friend's of Leon Gallery) - Friends of Leon Gallery, Sydney, Australia, 2015 Inaugural Group Show - Haven Gallery, New York, 2015 In the Way of Beauty - Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ, 2015 Benefit Show for the Southampton Animal Shelter - Richard J. Demato Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY, 2015 Rose Freymuth-Frazier, “Prints” at Lay-Low Fine Art in Balearic Islands, Spain, 2015 Contemporary Realism - Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich, Connecticut, 2014 Benefit Show for the Southampton Animal Shelter - Richard J. Demato Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY, 2014 Contemporary Realism - Cavalier Galleries, New York City, 2014 Infusion - Roq La Rue Gallery, Seattle, Washington, 2014 Laluzapalooza - 28th Annual Group Show - La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2014 20th Anniversary Group Show - Copro Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, 2013 Mums The Word, curated by Hilary Harkness, Mills Pond House Gallery, New York, NY, 2012 SOFA New York, Park Avenue Armory, New York 2012 Two Faces of Beauty, Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago IL, 2010 Art Chicago, Chicago IL, 2010 SOFA New York, Park Avenue Armory, New York 2010 Art Chicago, Chicago IL, 2009 SOFA New York, Park Avenue Armory, New York 2009 Portraits, Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2009 Art Chicago, Chicago IL, 2009 SOFA New York, Park Avenue Armory, New York 2009 Art Chicago, Chicago IL, 2008 Palm Beach III, Ann Nathan Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida, 2008 SOFA New York, Park Avenue Armory, New York, 2008 The Painters, Bill Lowe Gallery, Atlanta Georgia, 2007 SOFA New York, Park Avenue Armory, New York, 2007 Art Chicago, Chicago IL, 2007 Above & Beyond, Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago IL, 2007 Select Publications and Press Playboy Magazine, Interview - March 30th, 2016 Ms. Magazine, Online Feature - March 10th, 2016 Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, Interview - November 5th, 2015 Featured in “Uno de los Nuestros”, Barcelona, 2015 Hi-Fructose, Online Feature - June 17th, 2014 Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, 12 page Feature, Issue 006, September, 2014 Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, Online Feature, April 18th, 2014 Line & Stylish Art Magazine, “Artist of the Month”, April, 2014 iARTistas Summer Nude Issue, 2014 The Nerdrum School - Orfeus Publishing, 2013 Huffinton Post - May 24th, 2013 The 22 Magazine - Feb. 8th, 2013 Combustus Magazine, December 15th, 2012 Poets and Artists, October, 2012 American Artist Magazine, September, 2012 Creative Quarterly, Winter 2011/2012 Direct Art Magazine, Fall, 2011 Art Papers, January, 2011 American Art Collector Magazine, September, 2010 American Art Collector Magazine - Second Annual Art of the Nude, 2010 Chattanooga Times Free Press, August 29th, 2010 ArtNews, October, 2007 Chicago Tribune, November 9th, 2007 Direct Art Magazine, Spring, 2007 Select Collections The Bennett Collection of Women Realists Seven Bridges Foundation, Greenwich, CT Diane and John Marek Collection, Chattanooga, TN Billy Hunt Collection, Chicago, IL Phil Burgess & Jim Nutter, Chicago, IL Rick Shoemaker & James Ruud, Chicago, IL Joan Berger, Chicago, IL Jack & Gail Witlin, Palm Desert, CA Bill & Tavi Flanagan, Irvine, CA Brian Westphal & Michael McVicker, Chicago, IL Awards and Honors Art Renewal Center’s International Salon - Figurative Category - Finalist, 2013/2014 European Museum of Modern Art, MEAM - Figurativas '13 - Barcelona, Spain - Finalist, 2013 The American Chinese Oil Painting League - Butler Museum Exhibition - Finalist, 2011 John and Diane Marek Visiting Artist Lecture Series, University of TN, Chattanooga, 2010 Chairman of the Board Award, Salmagundi Club, 2006 Al Barker Award, Salmagundi Club, 2006 Odd Nerdrum - Summer Residency Program, Norway, 2005 Frank Vincent Dumond Memorial Award, Salmagundi Club, 2005 Director's Scholarship, The Art Students League, 2003 and 2004 Board of Control Scholarship, The Art Students League, 2002 Interlochen Arts Academy Scholarship, 1996 Teaching The Art Students League of New York Visiting Artist, University of TN at Chattanooga, 2010.


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    Height: 20 in. (50.8 cm)Width: 16 in. (40.64 cm)Depth: 2 in. (5.08 cm)
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