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Artists Statement/Bio

Staking out a rich, yet stark colorist geometry, local Chicago artist Doug Frohman blends the ancient “objective art” of 17-18th C. Tantric India and Tibet with the vibrant architecture of contemporary minimalism. Where minimalism often dampens emotion, Mr. Frohman’s combinations of strong color bring the audience into the kind of personal visualization advanced meditation can provide.

 

Elements of spatial abstraction are seamlessly interwoven with aspects of traditional mandala composition. The result evokes an elemental fusion drawn from ancient sources leading to something altogether refreshing and new.

 

Exhibitions:

 

2014 KIPS GALLERY, New York, NY

 

2013-14 PRUDENTIAL BUILDING, Chicago, IL

 

2012 WALTER WICKISER GALLERY, New York, NY

 

2012 NUVEEN FINANCIAL SERVICES, Minneapolis, MN

 

2011 ART EXPO CHICAGO, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL

 

2011 EATON CENTER, Cleveland, OH (thru Linda Warren Projects, Chicago)

 

2010 BEVERLY ART CENTER, Chicago, IL (Annual Invitational, Award)

 

2009 IMAGES GALLERY, Chicago, IL

 

2006 CHELSEA PIER FAIR, New York, NY (with N’namdi Gallery)

 

2005 BLACKBIRD SALON INVITATIONAL, Chicago, IL

 

2003 REACTIONS 9/11 ~ LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, Washington D.C.

 

2002 REACTIONS 9/11 ~ EXIT ART, New York, NY

 

2000 CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE, Chicago, IL

 

1999 MARTHA SCHNEIDER GALLERY, Chicago, IL

 

1998 LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART (Member’s Gallery), Los Angeles, CA

 

1997 DIRECTOR’S GUILD OF AMERICA, Los Angeles, CA

 

 

 

 

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