Painted Iceland // Frank Webster
Frank Webster's strong concern for contemporary environmental issues permeate his recent work on Iceland. After spending time at NES Artist Residency, Webster commenced a series of large-scale paintings depicting the ethereal landscape of northern Iceland. Although at first glance these paintings hark back to the tradition of the sublime and of grand tour travel paintings, on further examination they reveal a wistfulness for things passing, permeated with a sense of urgency that is emblematic of our current period of rapid climatic change.
Frank Webster is a painter who lives in New York City. Webster received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his MFA from the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. He also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Webster is the recipient of numerous awards including the NYFA Fellowship in Painting, the Pollock Krasner and the Golden Foundation Individual Artist Award. He has shown in solo and group exhibitions in New York at Blackston Gallery, Transmitter Gallery, Sara Meltzer Gallery and White Columns, among others. He has been awarded residencies at Nes Artist Residency, the Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program, Painting Space 122, Virginia Commonwealth University, The Ucross Foundation, The Corporation of Yaddo, The Ragdale Foundation and The MacDowell Colony.