My name is Robyn Frank. I paint, I sing, I draw. Repeat.
My art work is a painted mythology of the limited self - a summation of self-authored-fictions, impressions of experiences - the idea of who we are that feels permanently and uniquely "me," or "you" or "I" or "he," or "she." I invent allegorical self portraits with characters or "players" to enact the dramas and experiences of my limited self.
I was born in Tampa, Florida and earned a BFA in Printmaking from Pratt Institute. Since graduating, I have professionally fabricated art work for artists such as Takashi Murakami, Y.Z. Kami, and Dennis McNett. On these small teams, I developed a rich fabrication discipline and insight into project management and budgeting practices. With empathy, I create cooperative working environments. For work, I am the People and Culture Manager at AREA 17, a digital product studio with offices in New York and Paris. I span the tension between operations and creative innovation working closely with leadership to retool and refine business practices that allow our teams to do their best work.
05/13 AGENCY WORK, Blacklist, New York, NY
03/13 BODY POLITIC, National Arts Club, New York, NY
02/13 PEOPLE'S CHOICE, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
02/13 WALK THE LINE, Artlab, San Juan, PR
09/11 PAINT WORKS, Gowanus Ballroom, Brooklyn, NY
08/11 SCAPES, Brooklyn Artist’s Gym, Brooklyn, NY
08/11 CAN’T HEAR THE REVOLUTION, Kunsthalle Galapagos, Brooklyn, NY
01/11 TEMTATION, Pop Up Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
11/10 TRANSFORM, Sho Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
10/10 BEASTS, Brewers Mansion, Brooklyn, NY
09/08 AN ARM AND A LEG, Errant Garrison, Brooklyn, NY
02/08 Hospitium Collective, Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
12/07 EMERGING LINE, Temporary Gallery, New York, NY
12/07 Bridge Art Fair with Bleu Acier, Inc. Miami, FL
05/07 Printmaking BFA Thesis Exhibition, Norman Schafler Gallery, Brooklyn, NY