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Frank Shifreen
( United States )

Design; Digital Art; Drawing; Installation; Mixed Media; Multimedia; Painting; Photography; Print; Sculpture


Profile of Frank Shifreen

Frank Shifreen

Frank Shifreen: "My belief is that artists should organize and form collectives to create and display work."

F. Shifreen is an artist, teacher, curator, director of arts organizations, and writer on art issues. He has had numerous exhibitions of his work as an artist throughout the world. He has organized and curated many shows on political and social themes that received wide critical attention. The Monumental Shows, Brooklyn Bridge Centenniel, Terminal Show and recently Shows that have travelled to many sites: Counting Coup/Undo, an exhibition of artists against Bush, From the Ashes and Ground Zero, a show about artists responses to September, 11th and most recently Artists Against War, artists against the war in Iraq, that traveled to many sites including Social Forum lV in Mumbai India. He has founded and organized and directed Nonprofit groups Including the Gowanus Memorial Artyard in Brooklyn Pan Arts, in Manhattan and been a director and board member of other arts organizations in New York.

He graduated with a BFA ( Bachelor of Fine Arts) from Pratt Institute. A masters degree in Science and Education from Adelphi University ( Ms. Sp Ed) and is currently a doctoral student in Arts and Arts Education at Teachers College Columbia University where he is writing his dissertation on independant artists creating autonomous zones outiside of traditional art institutions.


Comments received

  • I love your colours,too!
    prokopi - 4/30/2012 4:36:51 AM

  • Wowie I love these digital edifaces, # 1 and 2. Cool to see them built, reminds me of stonehedge, good work.
    barb mann
    barbaragreenemann - 10/12/2011 11:29:04 PM

  • This is beautiful, except maybe the javelin coming out of her eye. I looked again and its, I recognize for better vision or into the future. see thought provoking already. supurb
    thanks barb mann

    barbaragreenemann - 10/12/2011 11:25:27 PM

  • Apart from the energy and conviction of these paintings, it's really great how the interchange of bold lines and soft surfaces creates a general vibrance and a sense of life still and alive.
    artemis - 9/2/2011 5:58:19 PM

  • Hi, Frank, excellent gallery... strong colors, simple but powerful scenes and - as always - the power of your brush full of energy and conviction. And the message strikes the audience.
    gila - 9/1/2011 8:38:50 AM

  • "portrait d'un homme"...magnifique!!!
    zebulon - 9/1/2011 7:47:58 AM

  • Very strong work;
    This abstract composition really makes me feel like I am witnessing an intimate moment between three friends !
    I love all of bigs 3 artists !!!
    carmendoreal - 10/29/2010 5:41:49 PM

  • very nice painting
    Rizwan - 10/28/2010 10:15:25 AM

  • Hello Frank, I won't mention the "b" word since I see you don't like it, but I must say that your spirit canoe glides through my feelings and my need for cool thoughts right now.
    artemis - 8/17/2010 12:02:05 PM

  • Art is perhaps at best always a spiritual journey that can be enjoyed by people that can see,
    hear and feel with their eyes.

    Best; Sam.
    samuelzylstra - 8/15/2010 6:34:39 AM

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  • Wow Myriam
    nice shots very impressed
    frank - 7/21/2011 3:25:42 PM

  • hi Christine
    like your pieces
    amd tjos pme
    frank - 6/28/2011 2:26:00 PM

  • We are not censors. This is a public space that is family friendly. Why is depicting sex in a lurid way crazy? Isn't there enough sex on the Internet? It is everywhere. There are many venues to show work with that content. Sex is often used to show counter-cultural tendencies when it is nothing of the sort. Sex drives culture. media, movies and television. It is not crazy to revert to sexual imagery, it is typical and obvious.

    frank - 10/9/2010 4:36:45 PM

  • Wow I have changed sex and am now attractive as well as being a good artist. I am impressed with myself, and other aspects of a shifting
    frank - 10/3/2010 3:55:46 PM

  • Hi Sonja
    so nice to see you yesterday. The work for the Saarbruchen Group is very important. I am looking at your work here. Will write more as I absorb the work warmly Frank
    frank - 8/30/2010 3:40:56 PM

  • I second the emotion of my old friend Cicariello. I refuse to say Bravo anymore but I will say B---O.
    frank - 8/17/2010 9:59:24 AM

  • I love this series. I was not a judge in this show because I was very sick. I would have chosen your work for sure
    frank - 8/15/2010 9:39:47 PM

  • Interesting kind of photo realism Rolf. I enjoyed meeting you very much Frank
    frank - 8/4/2010 9:08:50 PM

  • Hi Rolf
    it is a nice photo but I would like to get beyond the BRAVO that people do here. I enjoyed our meeting a lot.
    frank - 8/4/2010 9:06:45 PM

  • interesting surrealism
    frank - 7/11/2010 6:37:25 AM