Third generation Bay Area Figurative painter, Kim Frohsin is at home with a variety of media, including painting, drawing, monoprints, mixed media and collage. Her subjects include the female figure, cityscape, iconic Coke-Work, Portraits of Numbers, and other objects that attract her attention and which are most often autobiographical in nature.

 

Frohsin began exhibiting in the San Francisco Bay Area in the early 1990s, and in 1993 was included with Nathan Olivera, Manuel Neri and Stephen De Staebler in an exhibit of 'Four Figures from the Bay.' With Wayne Thiebaud as the juror, she won the California Society of Printmakers' Award in 1996, and the following year exhibited at the de Young Museum in San Francisco in "Bay Area Art: The Morgan Flagg Collection." 

KIM FROHSIN

Born: 1961, Atlanta, GA
Moved to California: 1979

EDUCATION
1979-1984
San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, and l’Institut pour les Etudiants Etrangers, Aix-en-Provence, France
B.A. Humanities, B.A. French

1986-88
The Academy of Art College, San Francisco, CA, B.F.A.

 

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS 

2018

Shift Andra Norris Gallery Burlingame,CA

2016

"Our Town",juried exhibit, Richmond Art Center,Richmond,CA, juror: Jack Fischer, gallerist,  June 11- Aug.27

"Another Take", figurative  invitational group  show, Epperson Gallery, Crockett,CA, May 21-July 3

58th Annual Potrero Hill Artists' Exhibition, Potrero Branch Library, May 7- July 28,SF CA

"Cubic Views, two -person show , Kim Frohsin & Nina Dietzel, Gallerie Citi, Burlingame, CA ,  April 2 - June 10

"Spring Medley: Figures & Still Life Revisited; Works by Kim Frohsin : A Selection from 2004-2104",Inclusions Gallery, SF ,CA

March 19-April 24

"Amanda and Mark Danitschek &  he Figure : A Group Show", Jan.6-Jan.31, John Natsoulas Gallery,Davis,CA

"Figure in Place", Firehouse Arts Center, Harrington Gallery, Pleasanton, CA, March 3- April 9

"Beyond The Selfie", invitational  group self-portait exhibit , NUMU, Los Gatos, CA

 

2015

Art Auction 2015: Root Division's 14th Annual Art Auction and Exhibition Oct. 7-22, Live auction, Oct. 22, SF, CA

Silicon Valley Art Fair 2015 , San Mateo, CA, October 8-11 th

"Anything but Ordinary..." , invitational group show, Bryant Street  Gallery, Palo Alto, CA, Oct. 1-31

"My Art Vision", Art Forward Contest Summer  2015,  jurors Stuart Ochiltree  and Henry Rasmussen, Bronze Award

Sotheby's International Realty, satellite show via Gallerie Citi, San Carlos, CA , 7/24/15  to  1/22/16

425 Market , eight "Portraits of Numbers ", on public corporate lobby display (March 13  for 10 weeks)

Group Figure Exhibit, Urban Edge Gallery, Waukegan, Illinois, April  18 - May 30th

"DESIGN 10", 10-year Anniversary Auction, April 24th, Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco, April 24,

Ligne Roset, King Street, SF CA

Selection from "Number Portraits", lobby, 425 Market Street (x Fremont) , Jan Casey & Associates, March 13 ( for 10 weeks )

 "AWAKEN" , Elizabeth Barlow,Elmer Bischoff , Joan Brown, Kim Frohsin, April Dawn Parker, John Wood  at Gallerie CITI, Burlingame, CA

March 14 th-May 8th

 Invitational  group show, "From the Heart", Epperson Gallery, Crockett, CA

"REACTION: 30 th Annual Juried Show ,Gallery Route One, Pt. Reyes ,CA juror: Prof. John Seed

 

2014

 Nominee for  The 2014 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant , NYC, NY

"Invitational Exhibition and Chair Show", Orangeland, Nov.14th-Jan.15th,  SF,CA

"MASH UP", group combine paintings ,  Sept.4-27th, Hespe Gallery , SF ,CA

 "Works on Paper: Summer Selections", group show, July-August, Mongerson Gallery ,Chicago, IL

"Women Painting Women", small group show: Kim Frohsin, Shelley Adler, Edwige Fouvy, Sept. 4-27, J.Cacciola Gallery, NYC,NY

"MASH UP", 6-person collabortive show, Hespe Gallery , September, San Francisco ,CA

"Reliquaries:Exposed", solo show, curated selection of mixed-media /pinhole photo-paintings,

 Gallerie CITI, Burlingame,CA, July 5th - August 30th

"Delve/ations X9", 9-person group show, Live Worms Gallery,San Francisco, CA. June 12-16,
"25th Annual Juried Show," juried group show. Juror, John Seed, at Contemporary Arts Center, April 3rd - May 24th, Las Vegas, NV
"The Figure, A Bay Area Legacy", Gary Francis Fine Art, March 6-April 26, Alameda ,CA
"Life, Live!", 3rd year  invitee, Feb-March , ARC Gallery, SF CA
"Gallery Artists", group show, J.Cacciola Gallery , Feb .18-March 1 , NYC , NY

 

2013
“Cone Monochromacy”, group show , J.Cacciola Gallery , NYC, July 12- Aug .31, 201
“HEADS”,  group show , March 2- April, 20, Gallerie Citi, Burlingame, CA
“Tarot: Art of Fortune”, invitational group theme exhibit, juror: Michael Cuffe, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco ,CA ,
March 16-April 6″On Paper”,  April 27 – June 15,  Gallerie Citi , Burlingame,
San Francisco Annual AIDS Auction, October 2013
The Crocker Art Museum’s 35th Annual Art Auction, juror:Peter Mendenhall, Sacramento CA , June, 1.

 

2012
Solo show ,”Portraits of Numbers:2011-2012″ and “The White Dahlia Series: 2011″, with a memorial exhibit of photographs by Philomena Ryan (1947-2012) entitled  ,”Evidence: Scene of the the Crime”,   from October 30 – Dec. 22, 2012 , Paul Thiebaud Gallery,  SF, CA
“AB25:Collective Memories”, invitational group exhibition, Arts Benicia, Benicia , CA, Oct. 11-Nov. 18, 2012
“25 th Northern National Juried Art Competition”, juror: Sarah  McKenzie, Nicolet College Art Gallery , Rhinelander,  WI  July 24- Sept.7, 2012 , award winner
“ArtFutura: Art in Motion”, national juried show,  to benefit  The Rehabilitation Institute Of Chicago (RIC) ,juror:  Mr. James Rondeau, Curator of  Modern and Contemporary Art, Art Institute of Chicago, May 31 – June 7 ,2012
“White, Black & Shades of Gray”, juried show, March 30-May 6, juror: Dina Dieitsch, South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA,
” Expressions West 2012 ” , Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay ,OR ,  juror: Douglas Russell, Honorable Mention
“A Legacy in Continuum: Bay Area Figuration”, Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield,CA, March 22- May 27, catalog
available  for purchase
“Figures in Abstract”, group  invitational show, Seager Gray Gallery , Mill Valley, CA, March 5- April 15
“Portrait Show”, 3-person show , SFMOMA Artists Gallery, Ft .Mason, Bldg. A, San Francisco , Jan. 12th  -Feb. 23 rd
“Kala-fornia: State of the  Art 2″,  Spring Exhibition and Auction, Kala , Berkeley ,CA, April
“Life Live”,  group figure drawing show and event at The Arc, San Francisco, CA Jan. 18th-Feb. 18th

 

2011
“Studies: Preparatory Work That Stands Alone”, Kim Frohsin, Sally Cleveland, Philip Govedare, Randy Hayes, Jim Holl, Tim Lowly, Ed Musante, and Jordan Wolfson,  Sept .17 to Oct.22,  PROGRAPHICA, Seattle,WA
“Paper,Scissors,Glue:Bay Area Collage,  group show, Bryant Street Gallery, Palo Alto , CA May 1-31
Coos Art Museum,”Expressions West 2011,”  juror, Erik Sandgren,  2 awards of merit, Coos Bay, Oregon, April 8 – May 28th
January Salon Show, January 18 – February 12, 2011:  featuring: Kim Frohsin, Paula Landrem and Christopher Terry. Pryor Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
Kim Frohsin’s  “Coca~Cola & Masks,” Caffee Museo @ SFMoMA, Feb. 3 – March 16th, San Francisco, CA. 151 Third  St .SF ,CA 94103
“Hearing the Backbeat: Realists & Abstraction,” 5-person Group Show, PROGRAPHICA, Seattle, WA. Feb 12 – March 27 ,2011, 3419 East Denny Way, Seattle WA 98122

 

2010
“Body Language”, national juried show, juror: George Nick,  3rd place winner, image selected for show  poster, South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, Mass.
“FIGURES” , New work  by Gregg Chadwick, Marshsall Crossman, Kim Frohsin ,Carol O’Malia, July 30-Aug. 31, 2o10,  Julie Nester Gallery ,Park City, Utah
“Self Portrait Show”, June 12-30, Julie Nester Gallery , Park City, UT
“Kink: The Seduction of Art”, a multi-media exhibition including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and installation,
June 5 – July 17, 2010  Koplin Del Rio, Culver City, CA
“The Figure Now: Exhibition 2010″, international juried show, Fontbonne University Fine Arts Gallery, St. Louis, MO, Feb . 5- 26,
jurors: Sophie Jodoin, Alex Kanevsky, Nicholas Uribe
“24th Annual Art Show at the Dog Show” ,  A National Juried fine Art Competition dedicated to Canine Art and to the  Memory of Walter Bebout , March 1-April 11, Wichita, Kansas

 

2009
“Bay Area Figurative: Paintings and Drawings” , side gallery,  ARTZONE 461 Gallery, San Francisco ,CA
“The Art Of Play”, selective group show, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, Dec 3, 2009- Jan 9, 2010
“On Paper”, invitational drawing group show, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York, NY
“Wigs and Silhouettes : KIM FROHSIN,” Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“Small works on paper by…. The Artists of ZYZZYVA,” Mina Dresden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“West Coast Drawings VIII,” published catalogue available from Koplin Del Rio Gallery, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA
“5 artists put their best art forward,” Bolinas Gallery, Bolinas, CA
“Figurative Musings,” Ma(i)sonry, Yountville, CA
“Staff  Favorites”, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, NYC, NY Oct .-Dec.

 

2008
“Painterly Painting: The Next Level,” The Art Museum of Los Gatos, Los Gatos, CA
“Art I Love: A Group Exhibition”, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“Figures With Edges”, solo exhibit, Nelson Macker Fine Art, Port Chester, NY
“Expressions West 2008″, juried show, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR. Juror: Gary Faigin
“Singular Impressions: Monotypes”, juried invitational, ARTWORKS Downtown, San Rafael, CA. Juror: Carol Levy
LaGrange National Biennial XXV, 2008, LaGrange Art Museum, Lamar Dodd Art Center, LaGrange, GA. Juror: Jeffrey Grove, the Wieland Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, The High Musuem, Atlanta, GA

 

2007
“Bay Area Influence – The Other Side”, group show, Wendt Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
Invitational Group Exhibition, 1212 Gallery, Burlingame, CA curator: Dotti Crichon
“Recycle”, group show, Oct. 4-20,  Gallery One, 1 Embarcadero Center, SF,CA
“30th  Small Works Exhibition”, Feb.3-March 9, Washington Square Galleries, (NYU), NYC, NY, juror: Jim Kempner
“A Personal Selection”, solo exhibit, The Alliance Française, San Francisco, CA
“Texas National: 2007″, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX
“Recent Figures”, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
“Two Minutes And Counting”, Dolby-Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

2006
“My Mosaics”, CPF Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“Stephanie Caloia, Artist’s Model”, group invitational show, Crockett Contemporary Art, Crockett, CA
Long Beach Arts, “Works On Paper Exhibition”, Long Beach, CA. “Bovine Grid” won first place.
“7th Annual Juried National Exhibit”, Kauffman Gallery, Huber Art Center, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA
“Bay Area Figurative: Then And Now”, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
“Finding The Figure”, group show, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, Ft. Mason Center, San Francisco, CA

 

2005
“Group Figure Drawing”, City Picture Frame Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“In The Abstract: 2004-2005″, solo show, Dolby-Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“Introductions ’05″, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Looking Back And Seeing Forward”, group show, Charles Campbell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“2005 Member’s Showcase”, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
“New Year / New Work”, group show, North Berkeley Frame and Gallery, Berkeley, CA
Solo show, Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery, San Anselmo, CA
“In The Abstract: Recent Drawings And Paintings On Paper And Collage”, solo show, Dolby-Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“Women’s Work Now: Large Paintings By Bay Area Women Artists”, Bank of America Building, San Francisco, CA, curated by Jan Casey of Casey & Associates, and Joan Elan Davis of Joan Davis Art.

 

2004
“Grids & Motifs: 2003″, Cafe Borrone, Menlo Park, CA
“A Ten Year Retrospective: Kim Frohsin At Trillium”, Trillium Press, Brisbane, CA

 

2003
“Provocative Poses: 2001-2003″ solo show, Dolby-Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
BACA Annual juried show, Berkeley, CA. Juror: Marian Parmenter
The Mills Building, group show, Trillium Press, San Francisco, CA
“Medley”, City Picture Frame, Courtesy of The Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“Wordworks II + Plus”, The John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

 

2002
“14th Annual Mini Show” invitational, Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA
The San Jose Museum of Art Cafe Gallery, group print exhibit, San Jose, CA
“Uncorked”, Crocker Museum Wine Auction Benefit, Sacramento, CA
“In Other Words” juried show, The Second City Council, Long Beach, CA. Juror: Patt
Morrison
“Trillium Press: Past, Present and Future”, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA
“Solos: The Contemporary Monoprint”, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA. Curator: Lauren
Davies
“The Perception of Appearance: A Decade of Contemporary Figure Drawing”, The Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA. Curator: Norman Lundin
SFMoMA, Modern Art Council Annual Auction, San Francisco, CA

 

2001
“WORDWORKS: 2000-2001″, The Dolby-Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“Figurative Works on Paper:1992-2001″, The Collector’s Gallery, The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
“Figure Drawings on Paper: Kim Frohsin”, The Dolby-Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

2000
“Pacific Prints 2000″, Pacific Art League of Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA. Jurors: Beth Van Hoesen, Karin Breuer, Donald Farnsworth. Honorable Mention and Purchase Awards
“Thirteen Themes”, a husband-wife show, Randall Sexton and Kim Frohsin, Sanchez Art Center Gallery, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA

 

1999
“Innovation and Influence: The Art of Richard Diebenkorn and Wayne Thiebaud” and “New paintings by Kim Frohsin”, Sun Valley Center for the Arts and Humanities, Ketchum, Idaho. Curator: Kristin Poole
“Back to Back: The Female Figure”, The Campbell-Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA

 

1998
“Cast Shadows: Figures and Other Subjects”, SOMA Gallery, La Jolla, CA

 

1997
“Bay Area Art: The Morgan Flagg Collection”, M.H. De Young Memorial Museum of Art, San Francsico, CA. Curator: Timothy Bergard
“Bay Area Figurative Revisited: Kim Frohsin and Ken Kewley”, SOMA Gallery, La Jolla, CA

 

1996
“California National”, 750 Gallery, Sacramento, CA. Juror: Stephen McGough
“Exhibition”, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA. Juror: Wayne Thiebaud. Awarded the California Society of Printmakers’ Award

 

1995
“Kim Frohsin: The Playground Series 1992-1994″, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
“The All-Sorts Series”, The Campbell-Thiebaud Gallery, two-person show with Wiliam Rose, San Francisco, CA

 

1994
“69th Crocker-Kingsley Exhibition”, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA. Juror: Phil Linhares. First Place Award

 

1993
J. Noblett Gallery, Boyes Hot Springs, CA

“Four Figures from the Bay: Manuel Neri, Kim Frohsin, Stephen De Staebler, Nathan Oliviera”, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

The Coca-Cola Corporation, Hertiage Communications,Atlanta, GA

The Gap  Inc., headquarters, San Francisco,CA
The Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
The San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
The Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA
The United States Department of State, Office of The Governor, State Capital, Sacramento, CA
Alza Corporation, US Headquarters, Mountain View, CA
Gordon and Rees, San Francisco, CA
Keker & Van Nest, San Francisco, CA
Buck Fine Arts, Laguna Hills, CA
Hartnett-Hall Gallery collection, Minot State University, Minot, ND
The Morgan Flagg Family Collection, Atherton, CA
Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich and Rosati, Palo Alto, CA
Johnson & Johnson, NYC, NY
The Fifth Floor, Hotel Palomar, San Francisco, CA
Hotel W, San Francisco, CA
Nordstrom, Seattle, WA
Neiman Marcus
Hollywood Hotel , Los Angeles, CA
Adobe Systems Inc., San Jose, CA
Baker & MacKenzie, San Francisco, CA
Cal Com, San Jose, CA
The Holtze Hotel, Denver, CO
Marcus & Millichap
Hambrecht & Quist, San Francisco, CA
Pebble Beach Press Ltd., Pebble Beach, CA
Texaco Corporation, TX
IN:SITE Design Build Associates, Inc., San Francisco, CA
Ocean Cities Entertainment, Los Angeles, CA
Gryphon Capital Management ,San Francisco, CA
Burns, Doane, Swecker & Mathis, Redwood Shores, CA
mPower, San Francisco, CA
Fidelity Investments, MA

 

PUBLICATIONS
"Portraits of Numbers: 2010-2014" by Kim Frohsin, essay by John Seed , 2014 , Epressbooks, SF CA

"“Figures With Edges”, 2008, Epressbooks, San Francisco, CA.
“Two Minutes and Counting”, 2007, Epressbooks, San Francisco, CA, foreword by Peter Campion
“Kim Frohsin: In the Abstract: 2004-2005″, 2005, Dolby-Chadwick Gallery, gallery catalog,San Francisco, CA , foreword by Paul J. Karlstrom
“West Branch “, spring /summer edition, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA. Cover art: “Mystery Skirt” (2007)
“Fundamentals of Human Neuropsychology : 6th edition”, 2008, Bryan Kolb and Ian Whishaw, W.H. Freeman and Worth Publishing.

 

Cover art: The Skeptic” (1993)
“Elmer Bischoff: The Ethics of Paint”, 2001, Susan Landauer, University of California Press, p. 153
“The Perception of Appearance: A Decade of Contemporary Figure Drawing”, Norman Lundin, The Frye Art Museum and University of Washington Press, Seattle,WA, 2002
“Bay Area Painting”, 2006, John Natsoulas Press, Davis, CA, pgs. 32-33
“ARTWORKS” magazine, Carmel, CA, winter issue 2007-08, “Kim Frohsin”, interview by Erin Clark, photos by Erin Clark and Gina Taro, pgs. 68 -75
“BARK” magazine, Berkeley, CA, Fall 2002 issue, pg.39, art for article, “Grieving” by Patrica B. McConnell, PhD.
“ZYZZYVA”, San Francisco, CA: Fall, Vol. XV #2 1999; Winter, Vol. XX #3 2004; Fall, Vol. XXII #2 2006
“California Home & Design” magazine, 2004, “The Collector’s Eye”, by Anne Seymour, pgs. 73-79

 

TEACHING
2005 – 2006, MFA independent study advisor, The Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

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