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Rose Frantzen, Self-Portrait

Today we’re proud to shine a spotlight on contemporary artist Rose Frantzen, who is on the faculty for the 4th Annual Figurative Art Convention & Expo (10/29 – 11/1/20, Baltimore).

Frantzen’s figurative, representational, conceptual, and allegorical works show in museums and galleries, including her own Old City Hall Gallery in Maquoketa, Iowa.

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Rose Frantzen, “How Can You See Straight When All You See Are Targets”

“Portrait of Maquoketa,” a collection of 180 portraits of her townspeople, was exhibited at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. In 2013, she transformed the project into a suspended installation that is now included in the Figge Art Museum’s permanent collection.

Her latest exhibition, “In the Face of Illusion,” is a 4×64 foot wall of contiguous portraits and figures integrated and in dialogue with optical illusions. Frantzen is a frequent demonstrator, panelist, and guest lecturer.

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Rose Frantzen, “Jim in April Sunlight”

The following artworks are featured on Frantzen’s Instagram page (@rosefrantzen).

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