Best in Show: Visual Evidence, exhibition featuring fifty artists at the Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA, 2022
Jacki Harrington Award: Rockport Art Association, Rockport, MA, for excellence in painting, 2022
Louisa Gould Gallery, Vineyard Haven, Martha’s Vineyard, MA
Rockport Art Association and Museum, Rockport, MA
Forthcoming solo exhibit at the Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA
A graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Ralph Frisina co-founded a design firm in Lenox, Massachusetts, that served the Clark Art Institute, Tanglewood, and the Norman Rockwell Museum. His work has won numerous awards and appeared in the New York Times and Print Magazine. Frisina attended Milton Glaser’s workshop at the School of Visual Arts in New York, where Glaser’s unique perspective had an indelible influence on Frisina’s work.
Drawn from vintage or industrial subject matter, Frisina’s latest paintings explore the finality of objects. The documentation of human ingenuity – or the thoughtful preservation of an object – is integral. While nature isn’t the subject, it’s portrayed as an outside force to be acknowledged, appreciated or contested.