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Helen Frederick

Associate Professor of Printmaking

Expertise: Printmaking, drawing, books as visual language

Helen Frederick is as associate professor and director of Printmaking in the Department of Art and Visual Technology and is a distinguished print, paper, book arts and electronic media artist.

As founder of Pyramid Atlantic in 1981, Frederick has been responsible for the development of the organization into an internationally recognized arts center, organizing cultural exchange programs, exhibitions and creating print media publications that are represented in museums around the world. She can discuss printmaking, bookmaking and textual studies.

Frederick's work is in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the National Museum of American Art, the National Gallery of Art, the Library of Congress and the Fogg Museum. She also teaches nationally as a lecturer and resident artist at various colleges, universities and museums.

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Chawky Frenn

Associate Professor of Painting

Expertise: Painting, drawing, two-dimensional design, visual vocabulary

Frenn Chawky is an associate professor of Painting in the Department of Art and Visual Technology whose experience of civil war in his home country of Lebanon powerfully influences his work.

Frenn can discuss the elements and principles of two-dimensional design, establishment of visual vocabulary and contemporary practices in visual arts. He can also discuss the development of formal and technical skills with an emphasis on paint application, color interactions and concepts, methodologies and approaches relevant to contemporary painting.

Frenn works are exhibited nationally and internationally. He has had shows in the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Lebanon and Paraguay. He has also participated in many museum shows such as Sursock Museum in Lebanon, the Fine Arts Institute of the San Bernardino County Museum and the Florida Museum of Hispanic and Latin American Art.