Frank Shifreen, is an American artist, curator, and educator born 1948. Based in New York City, Shifreen is a neo-expressionist painter and multi-media artist. A graduate of the Pratt Institute and Adelphi University he is currently finishing a doctorate at the Teachers College at Columbia University where he is writing his dissertation on independant artists creating autonomous zones outiside of traditional art institutions. Shifreen played a significant role in the New York art movements of the early 1980s by organizing massive artist-run exhibitions in Gowanus, Brooklyn including the The Monumental Shows, Brooklyn Bridge Centenniel, and Terminal Show. His work has been exhbited internationally, most recently presenting solo painting exhibitions in Paris and Luxembourg.
I dont believe in art I believe in the artist. (Marcel Duchamp)
The International Fine Arts Consortium is proud and honored to present three solo shows featuring Colette, Robert Petrick and Frank Shifreen in our new Lower East Side headquarters at 85 Delancy street, on the SE corner of Orchard.All three artists have been working, living and creating progressive work in New York City since the early 70’s and 80’s and were active participants in the New York School and the downtown conceptual art movements that began during those times. Each developed a unique visual language for their art while remaining as outsiders to the trends they established (in Colette’s case) and or to those styles and influences that have followed. For as much as all three make “art objects” their objectives have traditionally resisted their commodification through a subtile critique of art world social conditions and a strong reaction against pop art. Their primary concerns have focused on the ideas of process and art-making and to advance original notions of the pre-war avant garde.