Painters & Sculptors Program 2019 Frida Baranek
Coral Gables, FL
Frida Baranek is an American sculptor who was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and now lives in Miami, FL. She earned an MA in Industrial Design in London (2012) and a BA in Architecture in Rio (1984). In 2013, she was a recipient of a mid-career survey, Confrontos, at The Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro. Her work has been exhibited at the Bienal de São Paulo (1989); Biennale di Venezia, Aperto (1990); Museum of Modern Art in New York (1993); Ludwig Museum in Koblenz, Germany (2005); and The Frost Art Museum in Miami (2018), among others. Galeria Raquel Arnaud, São Paulo, has represented the artist since 1990. Her work is part of many private and public collections, such as The Blanton Museum of Art, Austin,TX; The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC; Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, France; and The Museums of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil.
“Science and philosophy have been primary sources of inspiration for my sculptures. By creating relationships between industrial materials, I think about time, existence, the state of things, how things evolve, their becoming, and how they move."
Untitled, 1988, steel wire and plates, 118 x 79 x 79 inches
Deusa Imortal, 2000, steel, sisal, bronze and latex, 71 x 39 x 24 inches
Tenor, Sentimental, Album, Gala, Fatal, Veto, Original, Moral, Brutal, 2000, bronze and latex, 134 x 47 x 165 inches
Mudança de jogo com couro vermelho (Game change), 2014, glass rods and red leather, 63 x 55 x 28 inches
Artworks shown are selected from works submitted by the artist in their grant application. All works are copyright of the artist or artist’s estate.