Magdalena Suarez Frimkess

1929 · Venezuela

Artist biography

Magdalena Suarez Frimkess (b. 1929 in Caracas, Venezuela) lives and works in Venice, California, and will be the subject of retrospective exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), in 2022.

since the 1970s, magdalena suarez frimkess has been creating hand-painted, rather than dipped, glazed ceramics which feature content varying from mythological motifs to pop characters and advertisements, from both history and memory. utilizing sculptural forms, suarez frimkess’s works share her personal story as well as her unparalleled representations of the socio-political times through which her career has endured.

Although Suarez Frimkess's artworks in collaboration with her partner and life-long collaborator Michael Frimkess achieved acclaim, her first solo exhibition was not until 2013, at 84 years-old. Her work has featured at White Columns, New York (2014), and in the 2014 Hammer Museum Biennial, "Made in Los Angeles". Suarez Frimkess' work is held in the collections of the Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles, the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, among others.

Magdalena Suarez Frimkess

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