Today we’d like to introduce you to Christine Frausto.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
Born in Los Angeles, I am the only child of Jessica and Joseph Frausto. I am the first generation American-Mexican on my father’s side, second generation on my mother’s side. I grew up in historic Highland Park and attended the very diverse Franklin High School. I’m a Sonoma State University Alumnus. I have a Post Graduate education with a Juris Doctorate. I moved to Los Angeles in pursuit of a legal career and have been employed in the legal field for over a decade. However, I’ve had a long-time passion for Contemporary Art. In recent years, I’ve participated in Art Exhibitions located in Los Angeles and Sonoma Wine Country: Downtown LA Art Walk, the Brentwood Art Festival, Healdsburg Art Festival, The Chocolate and Art Show and RAW LA. I held an art exhibition at the Hallmark store located at the Santa Anita Mall. Recently, two of my artworks were auctioned to benefit the Rooms That Rock 4 Chemo (RTR4C, San Francisco). I’ve been awarded as the 2015-2016 inductee into the NAPW VIP Woman of the Year Circle (nka International Association of Women). Also, I received a “Tier of Excellence” award from Oxford Who’s Who.
Please tell us about your art.
The purpose behind my artwork is about generating a new dialogue about art expressionism. Critics have categorized or labeled my artwork as undisciplined and unstructured. However, it’s my opinion that by adhering to a structured or disciplined agenda, that the artist limits and/or excludes his or her own raw emotion. Regardless of the types of mediums utilized, there should not be any boundaries or limits on the artist’s own expression. The world should be as we see it. No matter the color or shape, the purpose behind each of my artworks is about redefining not only how we look at ourselves but also how we observe the world around us. The inspiration behind each artwork is about the freedom to express ourselves in any manner that we choose. Negative or positive, it should generate a dialogue. As such, artwork should be unstructured and undisciplined, an escapism for what would otherwise be a regimented structured life. I am an Artist. As an artist, it’s important that my art expresses a raw subjective perspective of how I observe the world around me. I hope that when an individual sees my artwork, they see something about themselves and the world around them that they otherwise never would have known existed.
We often hear from artists that being an artist can be lonely. Any advice for those looking to connect with other artists?
My suggestion for other artist’s is to join any artist community. There are many organizations, social events, i.e. RAW (US), Artist classes, Artist Meet Ups, Community Art Guilds, Art Juried Services, etc.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
As an evolving artist, I am generating new artworks for my “Escape Artist 2018” series. To further focus on my craft, I am currently not participating in any current art exhibitions this year.
Please feel free to visit my official artist website at ChristinesModArt.com. People can support my work by providing any comments or feedback on my social media pages. I am on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. I welcome any individual comments and/or feedback. Thank you.
- Website: www.ChristinesModArt.com
- Phone: 323-895-3990
- Email: Christine@ChristinesModArt.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/christines_mod_art/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChristinesModArt/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChristineModArt/
- Other: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/christines-mod-art-testing-definitions-contemporary-mod-art/
Christine Frausto dba Christine’s Mod Art.