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.
“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.
The following artworks are featured on Frantzen’s Instagram page (@rosefrantzen).
View this post on Instagram
Detail of “Fake Nudes – How to Trompe Le Média” 2017, oil on linen and panels, 48×24” This is not actual tape. It is trompe l’oeil. #rosefrantzen #oilpainting #contemporaryart #contemporaryrealism #contemporarypainting #figurativeart #portraitpainting #paintingfromlife #trompeloeil #trompelœil #art #painting #iowaartist
Related Article on Figurative Art > Adrienne Stein on Painting Composition