AD 131 | Zoey Frank
“Observations of The Mundane”

Zoey Frank (b. 1987, Boulder, CO) received her MFA in painting from Laguna College of Art and Design in Laguna Beach, California after studying for four years with Juliette Aristides in the Classical Atelier at Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, Washington. She is represented by Danese/Corey Gallery in New York City, and Galerie Mokum in Amsterdam. She has received numerous honors and awards, including three Elizabeth Greenshields grants, the Avigdor Arikha Memorial International Residency Scholarship, the Artist’s Magazine All Media Competition Grand Prize of 2012, the Hudson River Fellowship in 2012, and scholarships from the Albert K. Murray Foundation, the Stacey Foundation, and the Art Renewal Center. Her work has been featured in publications such as Fine Art Connoisseur, American Art Collector, the International Artist Magazine, Artist’s Magazine, and Southwest Art. She lives and works in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Show Notes: 
  • Frank's first love of Renaissance paintings and technical beauty
  • Using a collaboration with materials and experimenting with process
  • Creating artworks that are unique and personal by painting mundane objects that focus less on the subject and more on the technical quality
  • Frank's ability to approach paintings of the same subject with different sets of problems to solve
  • Refueling her creative energy by traveling, looking at art, and talking to other artists
  • The importance of maintaining routines to create balance and making time for the business aspect of art
  • The quality of working observationally from an unplanned still life
  • Frank's persistence with applying and getting rejected for art opportunities

Posted 10.17.2019


"I started this series as a means for exploration, an exploration of self, and an exploration of the perspectives of other artists.

This series is an unabridged documentation of conversations between artists. It’s a series dedicated to breaking down the barriers we tend to set up in our own minds. I want to inspire future creatives to have the courage to explore and experiment. This is about making dreams a reality and not about letting our dreams fall to the wayside.

My intention is to give my audience a sense of real human connection, something that feels rich and organic.

When I was thinking of a title I thought of the word “movement”.

In relation to the Renaissance period in art, my goal for this program is to signify a rebirth of consciousness towards the way we look at contemporary art."

- Yoshino