The “subject” revolves around creativity and creating across space and over time. The pieces engender a dynamic dialogue, first with the artist and the work, then engaging viewers, creating visual and associative experiences that unfold uniquely with each person.
Commentary from art critic Paul Klein:
"I see a lot of art and most of it is derivative. Not only that, it's usually obvious who it's derived from. Mr. Frohman's work isn't derivative of anyone else. He is his own man."
Doug Frohman is a contemporary artist working in Chicago. His explorations into painting draw upon minimalist, color-field and architectural influences. Painted primarily in oil and encaustic with a cement trowel, he delivers a richly, sophisticated palette on wood panels. Mr. Frohman’s work has been collected and exhibited widely across the US, including at the Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago, Eaton Center, Cleveland, OH and the Library of Congress, Washington DC.
Doug has exhibited at 6 top US Art Fairs, including CONTEXT New York and Art Basel Miami. He has also worked extensively with corporate art consultants, interior designers and architects executing commissions, installations, and sales to private collectors.
Since 2007, Doug switched from painting with brushes to working with metal-edged cement trowels and experimental mediums, richly enhancing his surfaces. Modulations of bold, dynamic color move across & throughout dimensional fields of atmospheric ambience.
Solo & group Exhibitions
2019 - ART PALM BEACH, Palm Beach, FL
2018 - CONTEXT ART MIAMI, Miami, FL
2018 - SOFA Chicago, Chicago, IL
2018 - VICEROY HOTEL - "Designer Doors", Chicago, IL
2018 - ZHOU BROTHERS ART CENTER - Curated & Exhibited
"VITALITY RISING" A FIVE-ARTIST DIALOGUE, Chicago, IL
2017 - CONTEXT ART BASEL MIAMI, Miami, FL
2017 - RIVER NORTH DESIGNER EXHIBIT, Chicago, IL
2017 - SOFA Chicago, Chicago, IL
2017 - Commission ~ 200 West Adams St. (Lobby), Chicago, IL
2017- ART PALM BEACH FAIR, Palm Beach, FL
2016 - MATTHEW RACHMAN Gallery - "Peace on Earth", Chicago, IL
2016 - CONTEXT ART MIAMI, Miami, FL
2016 - MARCIA EVANS Gallery, Columbus, OH
2016 - SOFA Chicago, Chicago, IL
2016 - BOSTON INTERNATIONAL FINE ARTS FAIR, Boston, MA
2016 - AI BO Gallery, Purchase, NY
2016 - ART HAMPTONS Art Fair w/ AiBo Gallery, Bridgeport, NY
2016 - CONTEXT NEW YORK w/ Aibo Gallery, New York, NY
2015-16 - MATTHEW RACHMAN Gallery, Chicago, IL
2015-16 - TRUMP International Hotel & Tower, Chicago, IL
2015 - PRAAK-SIS Gallery, Chicago, IL
2015 - KING ART COLLECTIVE - Gateway Center, Chicago, IL
2013-14 - PRUDENTIAL BUILDING, Chicago, IL
2013 - HYATT REGENCY Hotel, Chicago, IL (Installation)
2012 - WALTER WICKISER Gallery, New York, NY
2012 - NUVEEN FINANCIAL SERVICES, Minneapolis, MN
2011 - ART EXPO CHICAGO, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL
2011 - EATON CENTER, Cleveland, OH - (Installation) w/ Linda Warren
2006 - REACTIONS 9/11 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, Washington D.C.