Curtis Frederick

Curtis Frederick

Rockwall, TX, United States

About Curtis Frederick

I was born in 1969 in Dallas, Texas and raised in Mesquite, Texas for the majority of my younger life. I now reside in Rockwall, Texas where I own a landscape business. The love of art started at a very young age for me. As with many young artists, drawing was the first thing I was introduced to and could do well. It was not until college that I discovered clay. For me three dimensional designs was something I could create in a fully immersed way. It is a challenge to make sure that each sculpture engages the viewer from all angles. Being somewhat of a rebel, I try to push the envelope on the finishes of my clay pieces. You will find wood stain, acrylic paint, and even electrical tape on some of my ceramic sculptures. I also like to incorporate wood and steel to add an extra element to the piece.

My abstract paintings are very organic. Many of my paintings are done outside on my property. The love of nature inspires my creativity and my high energy approach demands the freedom that being outside allows me. Experimenting is something that feeds my spirit, which is why I use unconventional tools other than paint brushes.

I have found some of my best work comes from the imperfections, unplanned events, and through experimentation. As I grow as an artist, I know that future is unknown but that is what drives me in this creative journey. My goal is to continue to challenge myself, to think outside of the box, and to bring something different and innovating to the art world.


Exhibitions

January to March 2020 Blue Line Arts Craft Nouveau- An International Fine Art Competition, Roseville, California, USA

Sept to Dec 2019 Farmington Museum “20th Annual Gateway to Imagination National Show”, Farmington, New Mexico USA

April to May 2019 Blue Line Arts Off Center- 3rd Annual International Ceramic Art Competition, Roseville, California, USA

March 2019 Elk Grove Fine Arts Center 7th Annual Open Arts Juried Exhibition, Elk Grove, California, USA

February 2019 Mesquite Art Center Exhibition, Mesquite, Texas USA

Nov 2018 to March 2019 Sly Cat Gallery “Texture” Exhibition, Cedar Hill, Texas USA

November 2018 Turtle Creek Art Festival, Dallas, Texas USA

Oct to Nov 2018 Ashton Gallery “Blackout” National Juried Exhibition, San Diego, California, USA

Oct to Nov 2018 Southern Miss Ceramics National, The University of Southern Mississippi,

May 2018 52nd Annual Richardson Civic Art Society Regional Juried Art Exhibition, Richardson, Texas USA

April 2018 Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival, Fort Worth, Texas USA

April 2018 McKinney “Unique by Nature” Art Exhibition- McKinney, Texas USA

April to June 2018 The Art at the Center Juried Exhibition, Overland Park, Kansas USA

Feb to May 2018 Sly Cat Gallery “Emotion” Exhibition, Cedar Hill, Texas USA

November 2017 Winnsboro Art & Wine Festival, Winnsboro, Texas USA

Sept to Dec 2017 Farmington Museum “18th Annual Gateway to Imagination National Show”, Farmington, New Mexico USA

Sept to Oct 2017 Grand Prairie Arts Council 2017 Annual Juried Art Show & Sale, Grand Prairie, Texas USA

Sept 2017 Springhill Suites by Marriott Dallas-Rockwall “The Art of a Grand Opening”, Rockwall, Texas USA

Sept 2017 Texas Pottery & Sculpture Guild “Best of Texas Clay 2017”, Hurst, Texas USA

Sept to Nov 2017 Sly Cat Gallery “Alter Ego” Exhibition, Cedar Hill, Texas USA

August 2017 Craighead Green Gallery New Texas Talent XXIV Show, Dallas, Texas USA

August 2017 6th Annual Square Foot Show, Bismarck Art & Galleries Association, Bismarck, North Dakota USA

July 2017 Banking on Art- Solo Show of Curtis Frederick, Historic Cumby State Bank, Cumby, Texas USA

July to Aug 2017 The Cooperstown Art Association’s 82nd Annual National Juried Exhibition, Cooperstown, New York USA

July to Aug 2017 TRAHC 29th Annual Juried Exhibition, Texarkana, Texas USA

July 2017 15th Annual Art Source Gallery Juried Exhibition, Boise, Idaho USA

June to July 2017 Visual Arts Guild of Frisco “ArtRageous” Show- Frisco Discovery Center, Frisco, Texas USA

June 2017 500x Gallery “Hot and Sweaty” Exhibition, Dallas, Texas USA

June to Sept 2017 Sly Cat Gallery “Memory” Exhibition, Cedar Hill, Texas USA

June to Sept 2017 Alexandria Museum of Art 30th September Competition Exhibition, Alexandria, Louisiana USA

May to June 2017 Trinity Arts Guild 2017 Open Show, Bedford, Texas USA

May 2017 Art League of Hilton Head 2017 Biennale Exhibition, Hilton Head Island, North Carolina USA

April to May 2017 FWCAC “A Shift of the Mind’s Eye” Exhibition, Art 7 Gallery, Ft Worth, Texas USA

April to May 2017 51st Annual Richardson Civic Art Society Regional Juried Art Exhibition, Richardson, Texas USA

April to Sept 2017 Art in the Atrium 14 Public Art in Frisco, Texas USA

April 2017 McKinney “Unique by Nature” Art Exhibition- McKinney, Texas USA

Feb to March 2017 Visual Arts Guild of Frisco “Fresh Start” Show- Frisco Discovery Center, Frisco, Texas USA

Feb 2017 Conroe Art League 2017 Invitational Show-The Conroe Art League Gallery, Conroe, Texas USA

Jan to Feb 2017 VAST-125 Mile Visual Arts Exhibition- Patterson-Appleton Art Center, Denton, Texas, USA

Jan 2017 Texas Visual Art Assoc. New Membership Exhibition- TVAA Downtown Gallery, Dallas, Texas USA