All my work is based in the representational, in reality, real things, objects, people you can identify, but I definitely need and seek to push beyond the real to abstract things and subjects to varying degrees. It is what motivates me to keep working! I am past a stage of being interested in pure Representationalism; when I was younger, the Photorealist and Precisionist Movements were inspirational and motivational for me.
One series or interest will somehow, in a deeply intuitive and subliminal way, lead naturally into the next work. To me, it seems like an innate flow and natural transition typifies my modus operandi. There have certainly been times when my art is directly influenced by life circumstances or my reaction to those circumstances. Life on a very personally intimate scale or on a large scale. The art can serve sometimes as documentation, therapy or an emotional necessity for self-expression; the art simply emerges, life translated into imagery.
"Representationalism, is and has been, an anchor and point de repère, something used, but is not a limiting or defining term or ends for me. I’d like to feel as if I am constantly pushing the envelope – my own envelopes."
Born in Atlanta, GA
BFA, The Academy of Art College, San Francisco, CA
BA in Humanities and French, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
l’Institut pour les Etudiants Etrangers, Aix-en-Provence, France
Kim Frohsin: Figures at Ease, Paul Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Kim Frohsin: Figurative Monochromes, Andra Norris Gallery, Burlingame, CA
KIM FROHSIN – A Backward Glance, Andra Norris Gallery, Burlingame, CA
Go Figure – Kim Frohsin, Andra Norris Gallery, Burlingame, CA
Meditations at Mid Career: Selected Works, b.sakato garo, Sacramento, CA
Kim Frohsin: Cautionary Tales, Peninsula Museum of Art, Burlingame, CA
Vintage Kim Frohsin: Abstracting the Figure, Thomas Reynolds Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Spring Medley: Figures & Still Life Revisited; Works by Kim Frohsin : A Selection from 2004–2014, Inclusions Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Reliquaries: Exposed, Gallerie Citi, Burlingame, CA
Portraits of Numbers: 2011–2012 [first floor gallery]; The White Dahlia Series: 2011 [second floor gallery], Paul Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Portraits of the Iconic and the Mundane, SFMOMA Artist’s Gallery, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA
MFA Independent Study Advisor, The Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
Frohsin, Kim. Portraits of Numbers: 2010–2014. Essay by John Seed. E-pressbooks, San Francisco, CA
Legacy in Continuum: Bay Area Figuration. Essay by Roberta Carasso, Ph.D. Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA
Figures with Edges. Essay by John Seed. Nelson Macker Fine Art, Port Chester.
Clark, Erin. “Kim Frohsin.” ARTWORKS, winter 2007–2008.
Two Minutes and Counting. Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco. Essay by Peter Campion.
West Branch. Bucknell University, Lewisburg. Spring/Summer edition.
ZYZZYVA, Fall, Vol. XXII #2 2006