Julie's work is an allegory. She employs the human figure — often archetypal human forms, especially those that conjure myth — to create an extended metaphor. She wants to strip the ephemeral human experience down to its essence, exposing the internal to become visibly external, revealing the physical embodiment of psychological states.
Julie Fraenkel attended Syracuse University as a Fine Arts major, and received a Bachelor of Arts and certification in Art Education from Johnson State College, Johnson, Vermont. She was a graphic designer and illustrator for many years, working for newspapers, ad agencies, book publishers and museums. Julie has a studio at Erector Square in New Haven, where she works in sculpture, drawing, painting, mixed media and encaustics. She exhibits widely in the region.
Fraenkel work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibits including the Artspace, New Haven, CT, Keyes Gallery, Stony Creek, CT, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT, ALL Gallery, New Haven, CT, John Slade Ely House, New Haven, CT, Bachelier-Cardonsky Gallery, Kent, CT, Mercy Gallery, South Windsor, CT, William Blizard Gallery, Springfield, MA and 22 Haviland Street Gallery, Norwalk, CT. Julie is the winner of the Joshua Point Studio Prize for collage and New Haven Paint and Clay Club Prize. Her work is in many private collections.
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