MaDora Frey

Lives and works in Atlanta, GA

MaDora Frey is a cross-disciplinary artist working in New York City and Atlanta, Georgia. She has exhibited both domestically and internationally with solo shows in Seattle, Washington and New York City. Frey was recently commissioned by the Katonah Museum of Art to create a large-scale outdoor public work on the museum campus. She has also exhibited at the Newark Airport in New Jersey. Accolades include the Prince of Wales Fellowship in Normandy, France, Ford Foundation Emerging Artist Award finalist, publication in New American Paintings, and two-time grant recipient at Vermont Studio Center. She studied at the Florence Academy, Florence, Italy and received her MFA, magna cum laude, from the New York Academy of Art. Her work is held in numerous private collections. 

MaDora Frey’s sculptural paintings describe the territory that exists between waking thought and the physical world. Frey juxtaposes contrasting elements as a metaphor for the dynamic between the tangible and ethereal. Materials with a strong physical presence, such as wood and paint, are paired with those that possess spiritual or even mystical associations, such as mirrors and light. Whether one interprets the work as object, portal, painting, or perhaps “artifact” from the future, the effect is one of visual complexity and wonderment. In coupling real with illusory space, the work evokes the uncanny sense of inhabiting two places at once, without being fully present in either.

 

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