Rose Freymuth-Frazier


Rose Freymuth-Frazier Biography

American, b. 1977

Rose Freymuth-Frazier was born and raised in Nevada City, California - a small gold rush town in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. After graduating from the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan she moved to New York City to study oil painting. Seeking rigorous, technical training that most schools could not offer, she studied in a tradition common to painters of the past, through full-time apprenticeships. Her first apprenticeship was for two years under Steven Assael in his New York City studio and her second was with Odd Nerdrum in Norway.

References from a broad swath of art history can be found in Freymuth-Frazier's solitary subjects. Influences range from Balthus's discomforting depictions of preadolescence, and the queen of Kitsch, Margaret Keane's "Big Eyed" children and animals, to the heavy chiaroscuro and technical rigor of Caravaggio and Rembrandt. This unique combination of classicism and pulp results in something of a hybrid between Lowbrow esthetic and Old Master technique.

Cultural references spanning 2000 years can also be found in Freymuth-Frazier's work, from the Roman sculpture Sleeping Hermaphrodite, 2nd century A.D., to the recent porn video 2 Girls 1 Cup. Using a complex language of symbolism like that found in medieval religious icons or the Unicorn Tapestries, the paintings address universal themes such as child development, sexuality, loss of innocence, consumerism, domestication, gender roles, androgyny and body image in our society today.

Freymuth-Frazier's work can be found in collections internationally such as The Seven Bridges Foundation in Connecticut and the John and Diane Marek Collection, in Tennessee. She has received attention from numerous Arts publications including ArtNews, The Chicago Tribune, Art Papers, American Artist Magazine, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, and The Huffington Post.

Rose lives and paints in New York City.

Private Study with and Assistant to Steven Assael, NYC 2004-2006
Private Study with 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
Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen, Michigan, 1996

2014 Contemporary Realism Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich
2014 September Opening Chicago, IL
2014 Benefit Show for the Southampton Animal Shelter Sag Harbor, NY
2014 Contemporary Realism Cavalier Galleries, New York
2014 Infusion Seattle, Washington
2014 Laluzapalooza - 28th Annual Group Show Los Angeles, CA
2013 20th Anniversary Group Show Santa Monica, CA
2012 Rose Freymuth-Frazier: The Virgin and the Unicorn Chicago IL
2012 Mums The Word New York, NY
2012 SOFA New York New York
2010 Rose Freymuth-Frazier: Whispering Sisters and the Female Figurative Image Chattanooga, TN
2010 Two Faces of Beauty Chicago IL
2010 SOFA New York, Park Avenue Armory New York
2009 Art Chicago Chicago IL
2009 SOFA New York, Park Avenue Armory Chicago, IL
2009 Portraits Chicago, IL
2008 Art Chicago Chicago, IL
2008 Palm Beach III Palm Beach, Florida
2008 SOFA New York, Park Avenue Armory New York
2007 Rose Freymuth-Frazier: Variation Chicago IL
2007 The Painters Atlanta Georgia
2007 SOFA New York, Park Avenue Armory New York
2007 Art Chicago Chicago, IL
2007 Above & Beyond Chicago IL
2007 Emerging Artists 2007 Hudson, New York
2007 Radio Netherlands International Inspired by Rembrandt Exhibition Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Selected Collections:
Seven Bridges Foundation Greenwich, CT
Diane and John Marek Collection Chattanooga, TN
Billy Hunt 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
Phil Hillstrom Seattle, WA
Dr. Gary Weinman Cedar Rapids, IA

Selected Press:
September, 2014 Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, 12 page Feature, Issue 006
April 18th, 2014 Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, Online Feature
April, 2014 Line & Stylish Art Magazine, "Artist of the Month"
2013 The Nerdrum School - Orfeus Publishing
May 24th, 2013 Huffinton Post
Feb. 8th, 2013 The 22 Magazine
December 15th, 2012 Combustus Magazine
October, 2012 Poets and Artists
September, 2012 American Artist Magazine
Autumn, 2011 Direct Art Magazine
January, 2011 Art Papers
September, 2010 American Art Collector Magazine
2010 American Art Collector Magazine - Second Annual Art of the Nude
August 29th, 2010 Chattanooga Times Free Press
October, 2007 ArtNews
November 9th, 2007 Chicago Tribune
Spring, 2007 Direct Art Magazine

Select Awards
2013 Art Renewal Center's 2013 International Salon - Figurative Category
2011 The American Chinese Oil Painting League-Butler Museum Exhibition-Finalist
2010 John and Diane Marek Visiting Artist Lecture Series, University of TN, Chattanooga
2006 Chairman of the Board Award, Salmagundi Club
2006 Al Barker Award, Salmagundi Club
2005 Odd Nerdrum-Summer Residency Program, Norway
2005 Frank Vincent Dumond Memorial Award, Salmagundi Club
2003-04 Director's Scholarship, The Art Students League
2002 Board of Control Scholarship, The Art Students League
1996 Interlochen Arts Academy Scholarship