Steve DeFrank (MFA 1990 Fine Arts), a faculty member in the BFA Fine Arts and BFA Visual & Critical Studies departments, has been named a recipient of the prestigious Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Foundation Grant. Administered by the Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) and offered to under-recognized American painters 45 and older, the award provides up to $30,000 cash and an exhibition at the PAAM. DeFrank was selected from nearly 500 applicants representing 41 states and seven countries.
DeFrank’s work references pop culture, cartoons, graffiti and the media to explore ideas about perception, play, fine art and craft. His paintings, signature Lite-Brite compositions and works on paper have been shown at galleries in New York City, Boston, and Chicago, among others, and his work is part of the permanent collections of museums and institutions including the New Museum of Contemporary Art, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Kresge Art Museum at Michigan State University. For more information about the Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Foundation Grant and the PAAM, click here.
Image: Faglish by Steve DeFrank.