JULY 9 – AUGUST 29, 2020
DOLBY CHADWICK GALLERY, SAN FRANCISCO
TIME SHADOW, 2020
At the heart of each of Bernadette Jiyong Frank’s paintings is the Japanese concept of Ma, which is the space or pause between events, moments, forms, and thoughts. It serves as the basis for Frank’s paintings, which are built up from hundreds of layers of paint, each layer representing a single day as Frank has to allow the medium to dry between applications.
In this video, Bernadette Jiyong Frank takes us into her studio where she works on new pieces for her July/August 2020 solo exhibition, “Time Shadow.” Watch as she glazes, sands and builds hundreds of layers of paint onto the surface of her panels. The result is striking geometric abstractions that are both solid and ethereal.
MIGRANT | SOLO EXHIBITION | 2018
BAIT AL SALMANIYA CULTURAL CENTER, MANAMA, BAHRAIN
ART IN EMBASSIES, BAHRAIN 2018
CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM
US Ambassador to Bahrain, Justin Siberell, a native Californian from Hillsborough, graciously invited me to participate in the Cultural Exchange Program through the Art in Embassies. My husband, Goetz, who is an architect, was also invited to give a lecture on sustainability in architecture in the US.
Art in Embassies has provided us with an incredible opportunity to connect and exchange with Bahrainis through art: I held 5 workshops where I taught water color to high school and university art students as well as to emerging artists. The Embassy also partnered with Bait Al Salmaniya Cultural Center to exhibit my recent oil paintings for a month. These paintings were also showcased at the Ambassador’s home for a warm welcoming reception with Bahraini artists, educators and business representatives.
GALERIE BEATE BERNDT, AUGSBURG, GERMANY
SPACES IN BETWEEN, SOLO EXHIBITION 2015
MELISSA MORGAN FINE ART, PALM DESERT, CA
LANDSCAPE IS DEAD, LONG LIVE THE LANDSCAPE! 2014
GENSLER, SAN FRANCISCO