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Macrocosm

Abigail Frank
Somerville, MA

About the Artist

To achieve a sensory reaction, I want to push paint in a way that leads to a visceral and physical experience for the viewer. I use my movement and muscle memory to translate ideas and emotions into the paintings. Each piece builds on the next. Texture relates to touch and color relates to sight and smell. The works stem from thinking about a memory, a feeling, or an interaction but the action of paint is the source of the direction of each painting.

I want the viewer to question if forms are floating or falling or sitting in a space and test where something lives in space within a pai…

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About the Artist

To achieve a sensory reaction, I want to push paint in a way that leads to a visceral and physical experience for the viewer. I use my movement and muscle memory to translate ideas and emotions into the paintings. Each piece builds on the next. Texture relates to touch and color relates to sight and smell. The works stem from thinking about a memory, a feeling, or an interaction but the action of paint is the source of the direction of each painting.

I want the viewer to question if forms are floating or falling or sitting in a space and test where something lives in space within a painting. I am interested in a balance between a perceived beauty and visual disgust or comfort and discomfort. The forms interact and the juxtaposition of colors, textures, and shapes builds the painting for the viewer to unravel. The most minimal mark can lead to an immediate association. Figures are born from my movement, the action of paint on the surface, and a sense of recognition in organic forms.

Artist’s Work

Squat
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Squat

By Abigail Frank

Spread 3
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Spread

By Abigail Frank

Horizon 4
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Horizon

By Abigail Frank

Hug
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Hug

By Abigail Frank

Macrocosm
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Macrocosm

By Abigail Frank

Germinate
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Germinate

By Abigail Frank

Jellies 3
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Jellies

By Abigail Frank

Self 2
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Self

By Abigail Frank

Membrane
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Membrane

By Abigail Frank

Waiting on a friend 2
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Waiting on a Friend

By Abigail Frank

Bloom 4
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Bloom

By Abigail Frank

Selected Exhibitions

  • Touch, Gallery 5, School of Visual Arts, Boston University
    Boston, MA, 2016
  • Undergraduate Thesis Exhibition, 808 Gallery, Boston University
    Boston, MA, 2016
  • FUEL Foundation, Copley Square Offices
    Boston, MA , 2015
  • Leffler Gallery, Park Tudor School
    Indianapolis, IN, 2012
  • Magdalena Gallery
    Carmel, IN, 2011

Press and Accolades

  • Residency, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
    June 2016
  • Lynn Thomsen Memorial Award
    2012
  • Savannah College of Art and Design Fashion Challenge Finalist
    2011

Education

  • Boston University , Bachelors of Fine Art
    Boston, MA,2016