Bernadette Jiyong Frank - Untitled

Bernadette Jiyong Frank/ Bernadette Jiyong Frank

1964

Abstract Art

www.jiyongart.com

Bernadette Jiyong Frank
Bernadette Jiyong Frank
Female
1964

Bernadette Jiyong Frank is an abstract art painter, born in 1964, in Tokyo, Japan into a Korean family. She was raised in the United States and lived in Germany.

Frank works in various media: painting, photography and public art, exploring optical art effects.

Art by Bernadette Jiyong Frank

Bernadette Jiyong Frank - Spaces in Between (Green-Ruby), 2013 - Spaces in Between (Deep Purple), 2014
Bernadette Jiyong Frank – Spaces in Between (Green-Ruby), 2013 / Spaces in Between (Deep Purple), 2014

Bernadette Jiyong Frank was born in family of Korean descent, moved to the USA at the age of 13, and later married a German and spent a part of her life in Germany. That gave her a sence of not belonging fully anywhere, and that has marked her art. The complexity of her work originates in that feeling. She studied at Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design in Los Angeles, and also at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Frank experimented with colors and optical effects, and that is the dominant theme of her work.

Art by Bernadette Jiyong Frank

Bernadette Jiyong Frank - Transience (Blue), 2012 - Void-Emergence (Amber), 2013
Bernadette Jiyong Frank – Transience (Blue), 2012 / Void/Emergence (Amber), 2013

The result of that experimentation is the unique way in which the color is interacting with the light, as the paintings get infused with life. The process of painting is very slow because of the need to dry the canvases after applying every new layer of paint. Frank was frustrated with this, at first, but now realizes she can observe the entire process as a way to meditate, while giving her artwork tranquility and peace. The artist considers hers work abstract because of the nature of her process. Dimensions are born when space, created by applying each layer to canvas, multiplies during time.

Art by Bernadette Jiyong Frank

Bernadette Jiyong Frank - Bordeaux-Yellow, 2010 - Violet-Lite Green, 2010
Bernadette Jiyong Frank – Bordeaux-Yellow, 2010 / Violet-Lite Green, 2010

She is represented by Dolby Chadwick Gallery in San Francisco, USA.

Bernadette Jiyong Frank lives and works in San Francisco.

All images courtesy of the artist.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2015Spaces in BetweenGalerie Beate Berndt, Augsburg, GermanySolo
2015Summer National Juried ExhibitionMarin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CAGroup
2014Spaces in BetweenDolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2014FISSION: Sid Garrison and Bernadette Jiyong FrankGensler, San Francisco, CASolo
2014New Artist PreviewMelissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert, CAGroup
2014Group ShowMelissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert, CAGroup
2014Crocker Art Museum Art Auction ExhibitionCrocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CAGroup
2014Inspire Artists Who Inspire YouPro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CAGroup
2013Annual Art Exhibition and AuctionSan Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CAGroup
2013Tallahassee InternationalFSU Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FLGroup
2012Jiyong - New WorkDolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2012Point of No ReturnSouthern Exposure, San Francisco, CAGroup
2012New Images Photography AwardsGallery Photographica, San Francisco, CAGroup
2011Bernadette Jiyong Frank | New Oil PaintingsTriangle Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2011Art for AIDSThe Galleria at the San Francisco Design Center, San Francisco, CAGroup
2011Marking Time, Three Person ShowLiquid Spaces Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2010Aqua Art MiamiStephanie Breitbard Fine Arts, Miami, FLGroup
2010Kristen Buckingham ShowroomLos Angeles, CAGroup
201049th Anniversary Show - The PresentTriangle Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2010Magical ThinkingJudy Saslow Gallery, Chicago, ILGroup
2010Old Friends-New Faces IVTriangle Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2009Color SpectrumCarnegie Institution for Sciences, Stanford, CASolo
2009Big Deal, Visual AidsSOMArtsGallery, San Francisco, CA Group
2008New Visions 2008Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CAGroup