Viola ruth frey was born in lodi, california, where she grew up on a farm interested in art since childhood, she received a bachelor's degree in fine arts from the california college of the arts. Answer: lady in blue and yellow dress is one of many larger than life-size figures created by viola frey from glazed earthenware because clay can be fragile, it may be a surprising medium for a nine foot tall sculpture with most ceramic objects (a vase, teapot, or figurine), we can imagine holding them with one or two hands. Since 2002, liveauctioneers has made exceptional items available for safe purchase in secure online auctions.
Viola frey was an internationally known artist who worked in various media including textiles, ceramics, and drawing this large-scale narrative drawing has frey's trademark frenetic. I first saw a piece of viola frey’s work at the oakland museum perhaps fifteen years ago, a large ceramic figure—maybe nine feet tall, a man in a suit. Viola frey passed away in newark, new jersey the obituary was featured in the star-ledger on november 28, 2002 viola frey passed away in newark, new jersey the obituary was featured in the star.
Viola frey (august 15, 1933 – july 26, 2004) was an american artist working in sculpture, painting and drawing, and professor emerita at california college of the arts. Over the course of her five-decade career, viola frey produced an body of artwork that spans from ceramic and bronze sculpture, to paintings, and drawings, and includes explorations in the mediums of glass and photography. Remembering sculptor viola frey and her dedication in creating monumental ceramic figures original air date: february 2004 for more information, go to: htt.
New york, ny (november 9, 2009) the first major exhibition of viola frey’s work since her death in 2004 will be shown at the museum of arts and design. As a child growing up in the vineyards of lodi, california, viola frey constructed miniature cities out of wet sand in irrigation ditches, only to turn on the water, flood her creations, and build them again (jana, viola frey, 1998) creating, breaking, and rebuilding remained central to her work as a professional artist. Viola frey was an american visual artist who was born in 1933 viola frey has had numerous gallery and museum exhibitions, including at the james harris gallery and at the san jose museum of art many works by the artist have been sold at auction, including 'untitled, (grandmother)' sold at toomey. Viola frey was born in lodi, california in 1933 and died in oakland in the summer of 2004 she received her bfa from the california college of arts and crafts in oakland and her mfa from tulane university, new orleans.
Transcript preface the following oral history transcript is the result of a tape-recorded interview with viola frey on february 27, may 15 & june 19, 1995. Viola frey is has been awarded two national endowment for the arts fellowships and received an award of honor in sculpture from the arts commission of san francisco viola frey resides in oakland, california for additional information and/or photographs, please call (212) 966-6676. The viola frey distinguished visiting professor award was inaugurated in 2003 to honor the extraordinary life and work of multidisciplinary artist, cca alumna, faculty, and chair of the ceramics program, viola frey ⠀ to learn more about the award vi. View artworks for sale by frey, viola viola frey (88, american) browse upcoming auctions and create alerts for artworks you are interested in filter by auction house, media and more.
Biography viola frey 1933—2004 over the course of her five-decade career, viola frey produced an impressive body of artwork, including ceramic sculpture, bronze sculpture, paintings, and drawings, and explored the mediums of glass, wallpaper, and photography. View the profiles of people named viola frey join facebook to connect with viola frey and others you may know facebook gives people the power to share. Many people think of viola frey as a maker of ceramic objects formerly trained as a painter, she studied with both richard diebenkorn and mark rothko, frey’s practice incorporated painting, drawing and even photography frey was a cultural observer and her work reflected how she interpreted the world.