Christine Frerichs – gallery km, Santa Monica
Born 1979 in Los Angeles, California, USA
Christine Frerichs is a Los Angeles based painter who utilizes an individualized language of color, form and material to recall and address past experience. Her abstracted landscapes and portraits are noted for densely textured paint surfaces, complex use of subtle and bold colors, and vibrating patterns. She integrates traditional and non-traditional materials and techniques—oil paint, acrylic, activated carbon, graphite, wax, Renaissance glazing, Impressionist optical color mixing—alongside her own visual lexicon to create works that are playful and probing, expressing the emotional and critical possibilities of personal memory and abstract painting.
Frerichs has exhibited at ACME and Young Art in Los Angeles, Duchess Presents in Chicago, M.O.C.A. Tucson, and many others, with work reviewed by ArtForum and The L.A. Times, and published in New American Paintings. She received her M.F.A. from U.C. Riverside in 2009, and teaches at Otis College of Art and Design and East Los Angeles College.