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Carolyn Frischling

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Lives in
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Website

Schools
Washington University, 1993, MFA Printmaking
Grinnell College, BA French

Representing galleries

Tags
new-media, digital, abstract, Art&Technology, print, contemporary

Current Exhibitions and Events
Statement

Carolyn Frischling’s Dynamic Works Brings Printmaking Into The Digital Age by Nathaniel Smith, Beautiful/Decay Magazine February 10, 2014

While many mediums have a constant back and forth debate between an emphasis towards using traditional, conventional methods or more recently available techniques, printmaker Carolyn Frischling does not concern herself with the argument. The Pittsburgh-based artist investigates new techniques in both image creation and printing methods, while continuing to honor the constantly-evolving history of the medium. “I’m proud that printmaking comes out of a long line of democratic, inclusive ideals, that today is at the forefront of technology and creativity.” Like many makers of prints, Frischling uses several simultaneous techniques to achieve the airy and colorful visual textures in her work, differentiated only by the image creation beforehand using computer editing programs. When asked by Beautiful/Decay to explain the benefits of working digitally versus using traditional methods, Frischling first explains, “Digital art enables me to use the same thought processes of traditional printmaking without the toxicity of using traditional materials on a daily basis.”

These moody and ethereal digital works are printed with archival inks on paper, silk, glass and aluminum, heavy with an abstract beauty attached to their process. Frischling further explains her methodology, “Digital printmaking is incredibly nuanced. There is so much more I can do that I couldn’t do in traditional printmaking, although the only reason I understand digital as well as I do, is because the thought processes are the very same. Sometimes I do miss the physicality involved in other kinds of art-making, but my art isn’t about physicality, so I think in this instance,”The medium is the message.”

Ultimately, whether created by physical process or digital manipulation, the works speak for themselves with strong compositions, moody palates, delicate forms and attest to the time spent mastering any artistic discipline. When Frischling explains, My instinct is always to create movement and energy through use of color and form”, it is a goal separate from process and more located in ambition.

 

MFA Printmaking 1993 Washington University in St. Louis 

BA French Grinnell College

 

Trifle by Carolyn Frischling on Vimeo.

Carolyn Frischling on Instagram

 

Articles


A Conversation with Mobile Artist Carolyn Frischling 6/26/14

When Abstract Becomes Concrete: Budmen and Frischling Project Creates “Actualizing Abstraction” with 3D Printing 4/16/14

Autoscatti con l’opera nel giorno del #MuseumSelfie 3/29/14

SALTZY SELFIES - AROUND 100 IMAGE-MAKERS 2/14

Carolyn Frischling's Dynamic Works Brings Printmaking Into The Digital Age 2/10/14

Grabado digital de Carolyn Frischling 2/11/14

CAROLYN FRISCHLING: DIGITAL ART ENABLES ME TO USE THE SAME THOUGHT PROCESSES OF TRADITIONAL PRINTMAKING WITHOUT THE TOXICITY OF USING TRADITIONAL MATERIALS ON A DAILY BASIS  2/11/14

Digital printmaker wants work to impart a sense of well-being 10/16/13

Recent Exhibits

Carolyn Frischling participated in these exhibits:

Jun, 2014 The Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Most Wanted
Most Wanted Fine Art Waterfront
 
May, 2014 Uncharted
Trespass Gallery
 
Mar, 2014 Mobil Masters Proof (eBook)
Moscone Center
 
Dec, 2013 Snap to Grid
LACDA - Los Angeles Center for Digital Art
 
Oct, 2013 Idiosyncrasy, Mendelson Gallery, Pittsburgh
Mendelson Gallery
 
Jan, 2013 Snap to Grid, LACDA - Los Angeles Center for Digital Art
LACDA - Los Angeles Center for Digital Art
 
Click here to see all exhibits for Carolyn Frischling

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