Chris Frausto is a mixed media artist, whose work is currently on display at The Garcia Center’s gallery space. Chris Frausto uses found objects and other oddities found at thrifts, estate and yard sales, incorporating them into her art. Frausto finds fun in presenting objects in another form, beyond their original intended use. Frausto’s work is also grounded in her relationship with books and sees her art being a reflection of our times: the demise of the book and the beauty of turning the pages. The show covers over 50 years of artistry spanning 2-D, 3-D, altered books and bookbinding techniques.
The show will run through 2020 and can be viewed in person by making an appointment with the Garcia Center. Call 909-888-6400.
Watch this YouTube clip of Chris Frausto at the Garcia Center talking about her work:
Frausto’s altered book art was awarded first place in the City of Las Vegas’ Celebration of Life Show. She is a former board member of The dA Center for the Arts, in Pomona, California and curated several shows and events while serving. She is currently co-curator of Art in the Airport for Ontario International Airport.
Frausto attended John Herron Art Institute, Cincinnati Commercial Art Academy, studied art at Mt. San Antonio College and holds a Master’s degree from Claremont Graduate University.
Her work is reflective of her studies with renowned Southern California artists such as Milford Zornes, Aldo Cassanova, and Robert George.