Barbara Frank

My paintings are the expression of ideas and feelings by means of pure color and forms. Generally, the work is not narrative and does not depict an image. The painting is an object unto itself. Sometimes, however, the forms suggest buildings, reflecting my great interest in architecture. Occasionally, I paint an actual city but always as a geometric abstraction.
A fascination with geometry and rhythm are evident. Enjoying the infinite possibilities of the effect of adjacent colors, I often position saturated colors against one another. Sometimes, I choose to highlight the purity of the colors by outlining each hue in black or white.
The work is about creating order and precision in a world filled with chaos, disorder and violence. While the mathematically based order of the work reflects intellectualism, the passionate use of color provides the emotional content.




M.A. Villanova University

B.A. Temple University


Museo Vault Gallery, Miami, FL

Gallery@House & Designs, New York, NY

Etra Fine Art, Miami, Fl

Island Earth Gallery, Long Beach Island, NJ

Napp Gallery, Key Biscayne, FL

Artforms Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Borders Books, Philadelphia, PA

Villanova University Art Gallery, Villanova, PA

Artillerie Gallery, Jenkintown, PA


Art Fusion Gallery, Miami, FL

Red Dot Art Fair, Miami, FL

Burton Gallery, Surf City, NJ

South Point Gallery, Miami Beach, FL

Girl In A Garden, Miami Beach, FL

Etra Fine Art, Miami, Fl

Sylvestre Gallery, Surf City, NJ

Design District Art show, Miami, FL

Foundation of Art, Loveladies, NJ

One Ear Society, Coconut Grove, FL

Gifford Lane Art Stroll, Coconut Grove, FL

Girl in a Garden, Miami Beach, FL

Art Expo, Miami, FL

Florida Professional Artist Guild

Gallery Napp, Key Biscayne, FL

Key Biscayne Art Show

Sun Trust Bank, Miami, FL

Artists of Long Beach Island, Loveladies, NJ

Annex Gallery, Surf City, NJ

Six Key Artists, Key Biscayne, FL

Viscaya House, Miami, FL

Aquifer, Barnegat, NJ

Artist Loft, Loveladies, NJ

New York/Philadelphia: An Artistic Connection

Long Beach Island Foundation of Art, Loveladies, NJ

Philadelphia Museum of Art Sales Gallery

Off The Wall, Philadelphia, PA

Just Desserts, Manayunk, PA

Rothman Memorial Exhibition, Loveladies, NJ

Small Works-Big Ideas, Philadelphia, PA

Artforms Gallery. Manayunk, PA

Artists Cultural Exchange, Philadelphia, PA

Long Beach Island Foundation of Art, Loveladies, NJ

Philadelphia Art Alliance

Berman Museum of Art, Collegeville, PA

The Gallery, Barnegat Light, NJ

Philadelphia Museum of Art Sales Gallery

Art at The Armory, Philadelphia, PA

Contemporary Artists, Los Angeles, CA

Artist Equity Invitational, Philadelphia, PA

Joy Berman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Immaculata Colllege Art Show, Philadelphia, PA

Kaleidscope of Art, Spring House, PA

Philadelphia Celebrates Art, Philadelphia, PA

Springhouse Gallery, Springhouse, PA

Philadelphia Art Show, Philadelphia, PA

Rittenhouse Square Annual, Philadelphia, PA

Aart Vark Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Limited Editions Gallery, Surf City, NJ

Fox Chase Center Art Show, Philadelphia, PA

Gallery G., Pittsburgh, PA

Turnbury Gallery, Turnbury, FL

Artist Equity Triennial, Philadelphia, PA

Pallas Athene Gallery, Brookline, MA

Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA


Savedove, L, “Frank’s New Geometries,” Sandpaper, Sept. 3, 2003 page 17

Award of Merit, LBI Foundation of Art, 2002 and 2014

Honorable Mention, Sun Trust. 1999

Art Matters, “More Than The Sum Of Its Parts,” June 1996, page 20

Summer Times. “Art On LBI,” August, 1995

Lee, Sung Man, Design Journal, Seoul, Korea, 1993, page 11

Roberts, Diana, “Reviews In Brief,” Art Matters, July, 1990, page 2

Southwell, William, “More Reviews,” Art Matters, July 1987, page 11

First Prize for Painting, Long Beach Island Foundation of Art, 1995


Exhibition Chairman: LBI Art Foundation

Chairman: Art At The Armory. 1992

Treasurer: Artist Equity, Philadelphia Chapter

Board Member: Philadelphia Art Alliance

Board Member: Long Beach Island Foundation of Art

Member: Artist Cultural Exchange

Member: Art Forms Gallery

Member: One Ear Society



Barbara's Hard Edge Work